Crestridge International Studies & Dual Language School
818 Crestridge Road
Omaha, NE 68154
In the month of January, we will focus on Choosing Love by extending
compassion. Scientists, from Charles Darwin to contemporary neuroscience
researchers, have found that human beings are wired for compassion.
Compassion is the understanding of a problem or the suffering of another
and acting to solve the problem or alleviate the suffering. When a
person thinks in a compassionate manner, they activate the
neurochemistry of kindness, which begins with the release of the peptide
hormone oxytocin (Meyer-Lindenberg, Domes, Kirsch, & Heinrichs,
2011). The “compassion” exercises activate the neuro-dominoes of
compassion, beginning with oxytocin. Oxytocin then activates dopamine
and serotonin, which contribute to feelings of happiness and optimism.
activities that we will focus on school wide in the month of January
will help students make choices that benefit their minds, hearts,
bodies, and relationships. Students apply their empathy and
communication skills to support one another through compassionate
action. This improves students’ problem-solving and decision-making
abilities. When a school culture includes compassion, the entire school
community feels cared for and shares a sense of belonging. Practice
small acts of compassion can make a big difference.
During the month of January, our school family will build this practice of compassion by:
are sentence stems that can be used as discussions starters to help
students practice the skills and concepts of compassion at home:
“To me, compassion is...”
“I show compassion at school by...”
“I show compassion at home by...”
“I show compassion in my community by...”
Parent Breakfast - Monday, January 13, 2020 from 8:00AM to 8:45AM in the Library
Monday, January 13, 2020 from10:30AM to 11:30AM
No School on Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:30PM in the Library
More Information to Come!!
No School, Monday, February 16, 2020
Breakfast hours/Horario de desayuno - -8:35-8:50am.
School begins at/La escuela comieza a las 8:50am.
Tardy bell rings at/ Suena la campana a las 8:50am.
Human Growth and Development
Int'l Spanish Academy Program
OPS District Home Page
Greetings Viking Families! Please follow the link for the January newsletter from the principal, Mrs. Varas.
Newsletter in English: https://www.smore.com/jb41m
¡Saludos familias vikingas! Siga el enlace del boletín de diciembre de la directora, la Sra. Varas.
Boletín en español: https://www.smore.com/8h6ea