Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up
Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared
What That Means for the Rest of Us
The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality.
A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.
Learn more about Dr Twenge and iGen at http://www.jeantwenge.com/
Find the book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/
Hardcover - $15.51
Kindle - $12.99
SAVE THE DATE - Dr. Twenge will be visiting UCFSD April 12-13, 2018.
More information to come.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
Avon Grove School District has invited UCFSD families to a private viewing of SCREENAGERS December 19, 2017 - 6:30pm at the Jennersville YMCA, West Grove, PA
**Not recommended for children under 10 **
Watch the trailer here - https://www.screenagersmovie.com/trailer/
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Uptown! is offering a 20% discount for friends and families of Hillendale, Pocopson and Unionville Elementary choirs if just ten people participate. Mr. & Mrs. Jennings are sure we can meet that minimum with fans of our talented boys and girls! Join us for a fun family event at West Chester’s new theater.
Please return your payment and order by November 15.
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive. All sizes and styles, infant through adult are needed.
Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school starting on October 23rd and ending on December 7th.
Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted.
Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area.
See flyer here.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Dear UE Families,
Fall conferences are just around the corner.
Please use this link to sign up for conferences.
One conference per child. If you need additional conferences, please notify the teacher. If you need a math conference, please notify the teacher instead of signing up for one on this link.
Thank you in advance-
Michelle Lafferty, Ed.D.