The Gift of Failure focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well-being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure–or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Over parenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight–important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Please join me for a book study to read and examine The Gift of Failure.
The book study will be held on Sunday evenings in the CC cafeteria beginning Sunday, September 8th. Please call the Student Services Office (765) 471-8362 to register. The first 15 parents to register will receive The Gift of Failure FREE!
The books will be available for pick up at Back-to-School Night on August 28, 2019.
- Description: Durable, 1.5-inch binder with pockets on the inside front and back covers. We recommend the “view-binders” so students can personalize –and easily identify– their binders from their peers. With a sleeve in the front, students can also insert their weekly calendar.
Poly Binder Pockets
- Description: Plastic (poly) folders, that fit in a 3-ring binder, for holding papers (with 2 pockets). Tabs are helpful, but only necessary if you have not purchased the tabbed dividers.
- Quantity: 1 folder per student, per class (7 folders per student)
- Description: “File folder” labels
(Most any label will do; they are for labeling the folders in the binder and the “At-Home Paper Station.”)
- Description: Loose-leaf notebook paper, 1 package per student
At-Home Paper Station*
Description: Mobile Hanging File* (File folders and shoe box are an acceptable alternative. See below.)
*There are many different (cheaper) ways to set up/organize an “at-home” paper station. If you attended the orientation on Monday, the example set out on the table was a file folder box with individual files for each class. As long as students have a “designated place to keep papers that is easily accessible,” anything will work!
- Check out the College Board Opportunity Scholarships available for the class of 2020! Opportunity Scholarships
- Want to learn more about the college application process? Join us Wednesday evening for KNIGHTCAP for Parents. See flyer for details. SS.Flyer_.KnightCap_for_Parents
- FINANCIAL AID NIGHT Presentations
The Division of Financial Aid at Purdue University and The Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette Financial Aid Office invites area students and parents/guardians to attend
an ISFAA sponsored FINANCIAL AID NIGHT presentation on….
Tuesday October 22, 2019 or Wednesday February 5, 2020 at The Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette Ivy Hall Auditorium, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN.
At 6:30pm we will give an overview of some financial aid basics for families, and then continue with a more thorough explanation of the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
For more information contact:
David Reseigh, Regional Coordinator
ISFAA High School Financial Aid Nights
Division of Financial Aid/Purdue University
4. College Rep Visits
The College Rep Visit list keeps growing! Students can sign up for a visit in Naviance. This is a perfect opportunity for students to learn about a college during 10:10. Now’s the time to learn about all the different schools out there!
Check out the visits already scheduled: