Happy New Year to our Portola Panda Community! We're off and running in 2022. What an interesting year already.
Family Activity: An activity sheet (My Goals for 2022) is attached to this email for your family to write (or draw for the littles) some simple objectives or goals for 2022. Each family member can work on their own sheet or fill one out as a family. Talk about areas where you think you could improve, why you want to improve, and steps you can take to reach your goal. Accomplishing a goal, however big or small, feels so good.
Easy Pose: This is the cross legged sitting pose to get started in channeling your calm, bringing awareness inwards, and allowing a moment for thought and reflection. Sit up nice and tall with legs crossed. Rest hands on the knees, palms facing up. Relax the shoulders down away from your ears. Relax the lower body while maintaining upright posture. Close your eyes and breathe.
Bonus- Feel free to join Portola parent, Julie Manuel, on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. for a FREE yoga session via Zoom at this link.
Rainy Day Gear: As the rains continue to fill up our water reservoirs, please let us know if you have any kind of rain gear to donate to other Portola students (i.e. dark blue raincoat -size 6/female, black rain boots - size 12). We'll post it on the Portola PTA website, under the "Useful Info" drop down. For families who would like to receive a specific posted donation for needed items, simply email us at email@example.com to arrange for the item to be given to the student to take home. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warmest wishes for the year ahead!
Your Portola Care Coordinators (Jessica Carrillo, Julie Manuel, and Stephanie Rutgers)