Hello West Nation Families! Normally we would be having our sign up for the Live life Well Breakfast. With this year being decidedly different given COVID restrictions, we are thinking outside the box. We wanted to do something for the students but also to give back to the community. We decided to request donations from you of $5 gift cards for local restaurants to help the restaurants. The Gift Cards will be raffled off during Live Life Well week to the Students to give some additional food options and a chance to get out.
Live Life Well Week to focus on gratitude, kindness, mindfulness
Our students and staff will celebrate Live Life Well Week next week. Live Life Well Week is an opportunity to take stock of what is important and show appreciation and kindness. This year's theme is Ignite Your Superpowers: Gratitude, Kindness and Mindfulness.
Shifting our attention to gratitude allows respite from fear and gives us room to focus on our connections with others and our place in the world. Kindness and respect make the world better for everyone. It starts with being kind to one's self, taking care of one's self and becoming more aware of our everyday thoughts and actions. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, intensely aware of where we are and what we’re doing and appreciate and focus on each moment without judgment.
To kick off the week, the community is encouraged to commit to acts of kindness and volunteerism. The Advocating Character Through Service (ACTS) Committee has organized opportunities to give back here.
in a virtual program titled Dreams and Detours: Succeeding in Tough Times, motivational speaker Shaun Derik will use music and humor to inspire all Glenbard students to thrive.
Community members have the opportunity to hear Derik in a live virtual performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, as part of the Glenbard Parent Series. “Being T.H.E.R.E: Five Ways to Actively Engage Young People” will inspire adults to be present when they are with young people. Find details here.
Students for Students (SFS) and SADD clubs have organized several digital activities, including a guided meditation, random acts of kindness challenge, and Grateful for Glenbard activity. Thanks also go to the physical education, driver education and health students and staff, as well as the other organizations, teams, students and adults that have organized events in support of Live Life Well Week.