Palo Verde Visit

I was invited to attend a PTA Coffee and Project Cornerstone's ABC (Asset Building Champions) Parent Program at one of my liaison schools, Palo Verde Elementary.  It was great to connect with Principal Anne Brown, a much beloved Principal by parents, teachers, and staff alike.  After greeting all the smiling, energetic students at the outdoor Assembly, I was able to sit in on a parent meeting for the Project Cornerstone ABC program, a parent engagement program to promote positive youth development.  Palo Verde is in its third year of the ABC program and there are 1-2 parent volunteers for each classroom for a monthly commitment throughout the school year.  The goals of the program include:

  • Create a common language and vocabulary about student respect and behavior expectations.
  • Help students develop skills to handle physical, verbal, and relational bullying and STAND UP if they see someone being bullied.
  • Increase the number of caring adults on campus so all students feel there are adults they can go to if they have a problem.
  • Contribute to a positive school climate where every student feels valued and supported to achieve and thrive.

To learn more about the "Developmental Assets" approach to student social-emotional health, click HERE

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