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Self Care Resources for Remote TA, volume 6

Hello Panther Community,

We hope you all had a wonderful staycation last week during April break. Anyone garden, hike, or cook something new? 

Returning to school after this break is always a reminder about how fast the rest of the year will go. We’re on the home-stretch to June, and we’re hoping you’re doing well and continuing to find entertainment, joy, and silver linings during COVID times.

Cool Things to do Online:

Mental Health Resources:

Self Care Suggestions:

  • Find a quarantine buddy  – Agree with a friend to check in on each other daily, just to see how you’re both doing.
  • Redecorate your space – Since we’re inside more than usual, spruce up your room, school space, or a common place in your home. Maybe rearrange furniture, put up new artwork, or paint (get your parent’s permission first for any permanent changes).
  • Make tea, cocoa, or coffee, and curl up with a good book or movie.
  • Have a dance party. Bonus points if you invite your quarantine buddy and shake your groove things via Hangouts, Zoom, or Facetime. 

Health Office Update from Sue Farrell:

Staying active in this time of “stay home/stay safe” is vitally important for all of us in order to feel good and stay sane. I have a great challenge for you to do with your family. (It might also fulfill PE activities!) I did the initial part of the hike to the top of Flag Pole Hill with Ms. Chambers and her dog Luna over spring break …

We’re happy to be back this week with our Panthers! Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the Student Support Team if you need to talk to someone.

Be well,

Rebecca, Siobhan, Mark, Sue, Deb, and Kara



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