Who: Edna Maguire students, students’ families (parents, grandparents, guardians, siblings, cousins - anyone!), and staff interested in starting off their day more mindfully.
What: A mindfulness lesson supported by Tara Ordonez – Edna’s very own 1st grade teacher who has participated in Mindful Schools training and certification programs.
Where: On the stage in the MPR
When: Every Friday morning from 8:30-8:40am beginning Friday, December 9
Why: Mindfulness is "paying attention to the present moment on purpose and non-judgmentally.” In the school setting, mindfulness helps students to increase their focus and concentration skills, improve self-awareness, self-control and resilience - all critical skills for being a successful student and citizen. In today's world, where over stimulation is constant, cultivating mindfulness can give children powerful tools to develop a more balanced and self-regulated mind and body. Mindfulness teaches our children to be more present and it gives them the permission to stop and just "be" for a moment.
Beyond these compelling reasons to practice mindfulness, participating in A Mindful Morning at Edna is a unique experience to share with your child and other Edna students and families.
Leo Kostelnik, Principal
Cristin Coleman, Assistant Principal
Edna Maguire MPR