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Sunday, December 9, 2018

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News From the Herd--December 10th, 2018
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Welcome back to school! We hope that you'll take a moment to read this blast each week to find ways that you can and help make Buffalo Trail a great place for our kids.
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PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK MEETING NOTES
Neela Suresh, our Buffalo Trail parent information representative attended a meeting last month and has shared these valuable notes!
Stress and Anxiety - How to Help our Youth Survive and Thrive
Dr.Scott Cypers , CU Helen and Arthur Johnson Depression Center
The presentation started off in the new building in a lively manner  with the speaker giving the following statistical data and details related to it  :
Anxiety affects 12 % in elementary and 11% in adolescence .
It is basically
Mood based disorders
Definitely treatable
Tends to alleviate depressive symptoms
Tremendous improvement in Scores !
What is Functional / Biological Anxiety ?
We froze instead of quick reaction
We feel flush
Basically it all happens in the hypothalamus which is in the back of the neck
(Imagine all of a sudden a cobra jumps in front of you )
Adaptative narrow thinking
5 fears of Anxiety :-
Feeling of being rejected
Out of Control
Failure
Disappointment
Death
“WHEN WE LISTEN TO ANXIETY, THE FEAR COMES TRUE “
Anxiety Disorder Vs Preference
It interferes with the ability to live , laugh and love , then it is Anxiety Disorder .
Preference
What do we prefer to do ?
Avoidance .
Feel much better if we don’t take the test .
Even better if the test is cancelled .
Whew .. is the moment when we are relaxed and anxiety comes down .
“MORE THAN 7 SICK DAYS AT SCHOOL , MEET THE COUNSELOR ,ANXIETY IS THE PROBLEM “
What is the effective anxiety treatment ?
Exposure
Do what you are afraid of is the way to get rid of anxiety , but it is an extremely
difficult thing to do .
Any time when we feel anxious what to do ?
Scaling - (Number from 1 to 10) , More than 6 and above then it is worried brain .
Calming : BREATHING
FULL DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING .
How to perform ? Imagine you are smelling your favorite food in front of you , and then exhale as if you have taken a hot soup through the straw.
ALIGN AND ATTACK YOUR WORRY !!!
CHARGE . HOW ?
Solve the problem without avoidance .
Rehearsal .
How to get motivated ? Just look back and review !
What to do with worry brain ?
It can’t differentiate .
So help get some perspective .
Ask anxiety where’s the proof ?
Anxiety loves some form of deep down trick. For example :- Bodily symptoms .
We keep repeating , we start believing .
 USE SOME VALUE BASED CHALLENGE ;-
    ACT on their behalf
Assess
Challenge
Teach
Act now
A good teacher always holds students accountable ! Ha ha so true !
Tips for parents / families :-
Motto :- If this makes you anxious , you can handle it .
If you need to swim , you need start swimming first .
Practice what you learned .
Avoidance of cycle .
Decrease emotional reactivity .
Decrease anxiety priming .
Form a habit .
Follow the action .
Ensure the Functioning properly .
Set aside time and work on it .
For information on this topic, visit www.Coloradodepressioncenter.org .
Complete podcasts with Q & A sessions is available on www.pinccsd.org/podcasts




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KING SOOPERS
Purchase a reloadable gift card from Buffalo Trail PTCO for $3.00, which will then be loaded onto your card. Reload it at King Soopers when doing your shopping, either at customer service or the register before you scan your groceries. Buffalo Trail will receive 5% of your purchases to go towards our fundraising goals. Reloadable gift cards can be used to purchase anything at King Soopers, including gas and prescriptions (except for services).
YEAR BOOK PHOTOS
If you have any first day of school, fun run, fall festival, veterans day, classroom events or field trip pics that you’d like to share, please send them to yearbook@btptco.org.


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Important Dates Coming Up


Dec 13 Buffalo Trail Choir Concert 1:30 /6:30

Dec 24-Jan 7 Winter Break No School

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