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Mind Full or Mindful

You’re Invited to Join Us for a Mindful Morning at Edna Maguire
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.
  • There is no need to sign up. Just arrive in the MPR by 8:30am and quietly join us on the stage.
  • Students can attend Mindful Mornings without the supervision of a parent or guardian, but will be expected to participate appropriately.
  • If the curtains are closed on the stage, the mindfulness lesson has begun – please be mindful and don’t interrupt. We’d love to see you the following week!
  • Students should leave their backpacks on the floor in front of the stage when they arrive.
  • We would welcome and greatly appreciate any yoga mat or carpet sample/square donations. Until we have our own supply, bringing your own mat or blanket might make the stage floor more comfortable.
We hope to see you next Fridays at 8:30am!

Leo Kostelnik, Principal

Cristin Coleman, Assistant Principal