Just before school, in our Lower and Middle School, we held a workshop for parents about our MindUp program. Afterward, our faculty, who worked with students last year on the MindUp Program had further training and were able to share thoughts, conduct lessons that help each other advance the practices and continue their own knowledge about this very important area of school life. It is hoped during the first two weeks of school, you have learned more about our activities with our students. From that workshop, teachers continue to help our students be mindful of the world around them and to find those cues that make it easier to learn, especially when a task seems overwhelming.