Battle of the Box Tops & Labels 2010

Hey, cut that out again! We did outstanding with our Fall Contest (approx. $1700 in Box Tops and over 6,000 Labels) so keep an eye out for them and keep cutting this winter. Do you think we can beat it? During January and the first two weeks of February, we will be having a “Boys vs. Girls” school-wide contest. The winner will have their t-shirt worn by Mrs. Yost for a day:

We Won! Boys Rule! or “We Won! Girls Rule!

Each teacher will have a collection folder for boys and girls. The contest begins January 4th and ends at the start of school February 12th. Thanks for your amazing support! Let the battle begin!


Thanksgiving Recess Reminder

There is no school Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27.

Wednesday, November 25, will be an early out day. It will follow the Friday early out schedule.

1st - 6th out at 1:25pm
Kindergarten am 8:25-10:25
Kindergarten pm 11:25-1:25


Reflections Winners Announced

We'd like to thank everyone who helped with this year's Reflections program. Our PTA Reflections Commissioner Amy Peterson and her committee worked tirelessly to put on the program this year. We received over 400 entries!

Unfortunately we can only send 5 entries in each category on to the Council level of judging. We wish we could send on every entry; there were so many good ones our judges had a very hard time deciding!

Here is a list of the entries that will be moving on to Council, and also the entries that received Honorable Mentions.

Next year's theme is: "Together We Can"


3D Art winners, moving on in the competition:

Megan B, 4th grade

Kayla H, 5th grade

Russell M, 3rd grade

Isabelle N, 1st grade

Garrett P, 2nd grade

3D Art Honorable Mention:

Karlee C, 3rd grade

Allie C, 3rd grade

Ashlie C, 6th grade

Emily E, 3rd grade

Thomas R, 4th grade

Visual Arts winners:

Kaden B, 1st grade

Nathan B, 4th grade

Kaitie C, 1st grade

Courtney D, 5th grade

Kylee W, 6th grade

Visual Arts Honorable Mention:

Dallin A 3rd grade

Rowen B 2nd grade

Madeline B, 3rd grade

Zachary B, 2nd grade

Tana C, 6th grade

Megan D, 3rd grade

Madison G, 5th grade

Katelin G, 3rd grade

Alyssa H, 3rd grade

Katelyn M, 4th grade

Dallin S, 6th grade

Lauren T, 6th grade

Dance Winners:

Katie C, 1st grade

Ella D, 3rd grade

Katelyn G, 3rd grade

Blake P, 1st grade

Reina P, 3rd grade

Literature Winners:

Brooke B, 6th grade

David E, 2nd grade

Amanda L, 1st grade

Kaitlyn S, 1st grade

Richard S, 3rd grade

Literature Honorable Mentions:

Zachary B, 2nd grade

Marin M, 5th grade

Garrett P 2nd grade

Elise S 6th grade

Music Winners:

Lauren A, 6th grade

Anna E, 5th grade

Rachel K, 6th grade

Reina P, 3rd grade

Richard S, 3rd grade

Music Honorable Mentions:

Katelyn M, 4th grade

Garrett P, 2nd grade

Mason S, 5th grade

Film Winners:

Austin C, 2nd grade

Daniel N, 4th grade

Blake P, 1st grade

Garrett P, 2nd grade

Mason S, 5th grade

Theater Winners:

Ruth B, 4th grade

Blake P, 1st grade

Reina P, 3rd grade

Garrett P, 2nd grade

Photography Winners:

Samantha M, 1st grade

Miriam B, 6th grade

Lauren S, 6th grade

Mason S, 5th grade

JoAnne A1st grade

Photography Honorable Mentions:

Liberty S, Kindergarten

Kayla H, 5th grade

Austin J, 6th grade

Isaac S 2nd grade

Tanner D, 5th grade


Box Tops Contest Winners Announced

Three Foothills Classes turned in over $100 each in boxtops and over 100 soup labels each:

Mr. Welker

Mrs. Erickson

Mrs. Glattli

These classes won donuts and a story read to them by Principal Yost.

Our school collected $1729 in boxtops and 1670 in Campbell's label points!

The money from boxtops will be used for things like field trips, teacher appreciation week, and other programs. Campbell's points will be redeemed for sports equipment.

Our PTA Boxtops Commissioner will be redeeming 6650 Campbell's points and hopes to get something for every classroom in our school!

Thank you everyone for participating in our contest. And many thanks go to our PTA Boxtops Commissioner and all her friends and neighbors who volunteered to trim and organize over 17,000 boxtops!

Keep collecting those boxtops and soup labels. We will be having another contest in the spring.

For information about boxtops: Foothillspta.org

For a link to the Rabbit Boxtop collection sheet and Campbell soup label collection sheet, see the information bar above or the links bellow.

The Rabbit Box Top Collection Sheet (30 Box Tops per sheet)

You can also print fun seasonal collection sheets (10 Box Tops per sheet) from the BoxTops4Education website.

1pt Campbell's Labels Collection Sheet (.pdf file)

5pt Campbell's Labels Collection Sheet (.pdf file)


"Look at Me; I'm Drug Free!" Red Ribbon Week starts Nov. 2nd

Red Ribbon Week 2009 will be held the week of November 2nd. The theme this year is “Look at Me; I’m Drug Free”. In order to make this a memorable experience, the PTA has planned a variety of daily activities for the students and their classes. We encourage parents to take time to discuss the importance of making an active choice to stay drug free. Please take time to look at the Red Ribbon Week Pledge that will be coming home soon, sign both parts of the pledge and return the student portion back to school. We will be displaying each student’s individual signed pledge at the school. Please display the home copy somewhere in your home where your child will see it often. The events planned for Red Ribbon Week are as follows:

Monday, November 2nd - “Look at Me, I’m Drug Free”
Wear: Red, Red, Red
Activity: Assembly

Tuesday, November 3rd - Being Drug Free is No Sweat
Wear: Your favorite pair of sweats
Activity: Making the words “Drug Free” on our school fence with Red Ribbon

Wednesday, November 4th - Sock It to Drugs Day
Wear: Your craziest pair of socks
Activity: There will be fun music and events outside during lunch recess

Thursday, November 5th - Put a Cap on Drugs Day
Wear: Your favorite hat
Activity: Announce winners of the poster contest

Friday, November 6th - Take a Stand for a Drug Free Land
Wear: Red, White and Blue
Activity: Students who have family that are in the Armed Services, Law Enforcement or Safety/Protection professions are invited to come to school for lunch. Please sign up in advance if you want school lunch. Don’t forget to come dressed in uniform! We will also have firemen and their trucks on the playground at lunch recess for the students to visit with.

Thank you for your support of the Foothills PTA. We encourage you to talk to your child about being drug free. For more information on Red Ribbon Week ideas DrugFree.org.


Reflections Projects Due Oct. 23rd: Reflections Information and Entry Form Links

Print Entry Forms from the Utah PTA Site HERE
(pdf file)

Print Detailed Instructions for each Category from the Utah PTA Site HERE (pdf file)

Read More about Reflections, and see pictures of 2008 winners at the Utah PTA Site HERE

Entries are due for all tracks on
October 23rd.

Turn entries into the front office or to your teacher.
Make sure you put a pepperoni on your class pizza for every entry you turn in and get the prize from PTA (your teachers will have these)

Theme: 'Beauty is...'


Each student may turn in one entry in each of the eight categories.

Entries are the work of only one student.

Work must be the original work of the student. (Music must be original composition, dance must be original dance moves.)

Entry forms must be completely filled out and signed by a parent.

Follow the rules. The judging is very strict. We don't want to disqualify anyone.

Judging is based on three criteria: Creativity, Interpretation of Theme, Artistic Merit.


Every student will get a treat for entering, and a ribbon for participating. Advancing entries will win a gift card!

We look forward to seeing all your wonderful entries!

What is Reflections? Here is some information from the Utahpta.org site:

Reflections is an annual program that encourages students' artistic talents. For more than 30 years, the Reflections program has invited children (preschool-grade 12) to create and submit works of art.

Every year in Utah we have about 60,000 students enter the Reflections program. We have expanded the original categories of Music, Photography, Visual Arts and Literature to include 4 additional categories, including Dance, Theatre, 3D and Film and Video.

This is a wonderful program for our students. The excitement and enthusiasm that the Reflections arts recognition program generates for children, parents, schools, and communities is unmatched. The Reflections program offers your PTA an opportunity to showcase your school and students and demonstrate the importance of a quality arts education. In addition, the Reflections program offers students the opportunity to express themselves and receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.

Book Fair Volunteers Still Needed!

We are still in desperate need of adult volunteers to sign up to work at our school's Book Fair. The book fair is held during parent/teacher conferences: October 21&22 for C&D tracks, November 4&5th for A&B tracks. There are sign up sheets in the front office.

Many parents find it convenient to work at the book fair that is not for the track their child is on. Then they are free to volunteer without conflicts with parent/teacher conferences. Would you consider giving an hour of your time to help children in our school buy books to have and read at home?


A & D Track Jog-a-thon Money Can Still Be Turned In

A&D Track Jog-a-thon was a big success! Children at our school are getting more fit, and we are well on our way to reaching our fund raising goal. The PTA would like to thank all students, parents, volunteers and teacher for their participation and support.

Money raised for the A&D track Jog-a-thon can be turned into a teacher or to the front office until October 30th.

The Jog-a-thon kick-off for C & B track will be this Monday, October 5th and the actual Jog-a-thon will be held on October 28th. We ask that C & B track hold all donation money until the day of the Jog-a-thon.

The last day to turn in money for all tracks will be October 30th.

Box Tops Contest in Full Swing

There is only 3 1/2 weeks left in our contest to see which class can turn in the most box tops!

Don't forget to turn in those box tops; every box top turned in is a dime for our school. Collection sheet links are on the information bar of this site, right above this article. But you don't need a collection sheet to turn in box tops. Just attach box tops to any piece of paper in groups of 10. You can also turn in any extras loose. What is most important is that you turn them in.

The box top contest ends on October 23rd. For more information about box tops and the box top contest you can read other articles on this site at: http://www.foothillspta.org/search/label/Box%20Tops

Mail In "Walk More In Four" Progress Cards

It's time to mail in those "Walk More In Four" Progress cards to UDOT's SNAP program, to be entered to win some great prizes. All children in the school were given a progress card in August and were challenged to walk or bike to school at least three days a week in September.

Please do not send these cards to school!! Cards must be mailed into UDOT by October 5th. The cards are self addressed; you need only add a stamp.

Thanks to all Mustangs that made an extra effort to walk to school this month. Walking cuts down on traffic, pollution, and makes our school a safer place.

If you've lost your card, one can be printed from the UDOT website here: http://udot.utah.gov/main/uconowner.gf?n=6921103098998148 (pdf file)


Boundary Open Houses Announced for New High School

Two Open Houses have been scheduled for parents to become informed and voice their opinions about the boundary options the school district is considering for the new high school in Herriman. Even if you do not currently have a high school student, decisions made now will affect children at our school in years to come, so get informed and have your voice be heard.

October 6th & 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Bingham High School

October 8th & 13th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Riverton High School

"The boundary changes will have a huge impact on our school. Changes are being done in a new format that will enable the community to have a voice in the decisions concerning the new school. District officials will be on hand to answer your questions, and you will be able to look over the options available to you. You will be directed to computers where you will have the opportunity to express your feelings about the proposed options as a help to the district in making their decision," said Riverton High School Principal Brad Sorensen.

For more information and to see the maps of the four proposed boundary changes please visit the Jordan School District Site: http://www.jordandistrict.org/schools/boundaries/herriman/index.html

If you are unable to attend the open house, you can still vote for your preferred option online at the above link.


Jog-a-Thon for A&D tracks Sep 24th!

PTA welcomes and encourages all students to participate in the Jog-A-Thon.

Even if your family cannot contribute money, we want every student to be included on that day. So bring back your permission slips!!

The Jog-A-Thon date for A&D tracks is Thursday, Sept. 24th during school hours so every class will participate during that day but students must return a permission slip to go to the field with their class.


Where Does PTA's Money Go?

We have launched our Jog-a-thon fundraiser for A & D tracks. Our fundraising goal is $15,000. You may be asking yourself: "Where does all that money go?"

We all know that Utah is last in the nation in per pupil spending. That's $3,983 less than the national average* per pupil. Our teachers work for less with less.

Foothill's PTA wants to support teachers by helping to pay for activities, equipment and programs beyond what the school is able to provide.

Here are some of the things Foothills PTA will be doing this year:

Red Ribbon Week

Safety Fair


Field Day

Class Parties

Room Parents

Student Recognition

Book Fairs

SEP Dinners for Teachers

In addition to these programs our PTA would also like to provide money for teacher's grants. This money would be made available to teachers to spend on special things that they wouldn't otherwise be able to purchase.

If PTA reaches our goal, we will donate $6,000 to pay for field trips this year. If we don't reach our goal we will donate 30% of what we do earn.

Every dollar we raise over our basic goals will allow us to offer bigger grants to teachers and also to fund other worthy programs like Junior Engineering.

PTA can make a big difference in our school, but we need your support.

PTA is only allowed one fundraiser per year so let's make it count.

PTA is only allowed one fundraiser per year.** Let’s make it count!

*Utah Still Ranks Last in School Spending; Salt Lake Tribune 7/28/09

**Community Council also holds one fundraiser per year. Community Council is a separate entity from PTA.


Box Tops and Campbell Labels Contest

Hey - - cut that out!!!

Get your scissors out and get clipping Box Tops and Campbell's Labels!

We are having a contest for 7 weeks to see which class can collect the most! Glue the Box Tops to a collection sheet and cut the Campbell's Labels UPC code off of participating products, such as: Campbell's soup, Spaghettio's, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, Prego Sauce, V8 & V8 Splash caps and Swanson broth/stock/canned chicken. (Links to Box Top collection sheets and Campbell's Labels product lists can be found below.) Turn in Box Tops and Campbell's Labels UPC codes to your teacher. Contest ends at the start of school on October 23rd. The winning class will get doughnuts, juice and a story from Mrs. Yost. (Feel free to ask your grandparents and other relatives to help your class win!)

The Rabbit Box Top Collection Sheet (30 Box Tops per sheet)

You can also print fun seasonal collection sheets (10 Box Tops per sheet) from the BoxTops4Education website.

1pt Campbell's Labels Collection Sheet (.pdf file)

5pt Campbell's Labels Collection Sheet (.pdf file)


Foothills Jog-a-thon!

Why a Jog-a-thon?

The PTA is allowed ONE fundraiser per year! We need parent’s participation in our one fundraiser or we have to cut out certain programs/benefits to the students for the rest of the year. IF we meet our goal this year, PTA will pay for the busing/transportation costs for field trips through out the year for our school and PTA will also give each student a FREE t-shirt. If we don’t meet our fundraising goal, our funding for other programming such as Reflections, Field Day, and Teacher Appreciation also declines. We really need your help.

Our goal is $15,000! What you can do:

We wish to extend an invitation to family and friends to join us in helping raise funds for field trips, and other fun and educational activities and programming here at school. Each participant will raise funds by asking family and friends to give flat donations to help support our school. We are asking for a minimum donation of $10 per student or $25 per family. Our school goal is $15,000 with 1140 students at our school which means we need as much as you can give!

How it works:

Students and classes will also have an opportunity to earn prizes and awards based on their participation in the Jog-a-thon. The goal for Kindergarten-3rd grade is 1 mile. The goal for 4th-6th grade is 2 miles. Training for this goal is needed at home and through other extra-curricular activities.

The envelope with the attached form is due on the day of your student's Jog-A-Thon. Please include all donations and information in your student's envelope. Please do not return the envelope until the day of the Jog-A-Thon. We will announce winners on Tuesday, November 10th after all tracks have participated.

Need more Information?

If you can help on the day of your student's Jog-A-Thon or help in general, please email foothillspta@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

Thank you for your continued support of our great school,

Foothills PTA

Important Dates: A&D Tracks

Start of Jog a Thon: August 31st

Fundraiser Packets Due Back at School: September 24th

Jog a Thon: September 24th

B&C Tracks

Start of Jog a Thon: October 5th

Fundraiser Packets Due Back at School: October 30th

Jog a Thon: October 28th

Winners announced November 10 for all tracksth


UDOT Program "Walk More in Four" Program Launching at Foothills!

On August 26, 2009, UDOT’s Student Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP)™ will launch “Walk More in Four,” a statewide initiative to encourage elementary-age children in Utah to walk and bike to school safely during the four weeks in September.

The Press Event to Launch the program will take place in front of Foothills Elementary at 3:15 on Wednesday, August 26th. Participating in the Launch Event will be Riverton Mayor, Randy Park UDOT Representative, Principal Yost and a GMS Representative.

Here is how the program works:

Between Monday, August 31 and Friday, September 25, all Utah elementary students are encouraged to walk or bike to school at least three days a week, or 60 percent of the time. Bused students can walk or bike their neighborhood while practicing safe walking and biking habits.
· Students should keep track of the days they walk or bike to school on a chart that can be downloaded beginning Tuesday, August 25 at www.udot.utah.gov/snap.
· To ensure safety, students should use the school’s SNAP Map, which shows the safest walking and biking routes to school (obtain a copy from the school).

All students who walk or bike at least three days a week during those four weeks and return their chart to UDOT will be entered into a drawing to win bikes, helmets, backpacks, scooters and other great prizes donated by community supporters. The return address for mailing is provided on the chart.

To be eligible for the drawing, students must mail their completed chart with a parent or guardian’s signature to the following address on September 28, 2009. The charts must be received by October 5, 2009 (The drawing will take place on National Walk to School Day, October 7, 2009):

SNAP/Walk More in Four
375 West 200 South, Suite 275
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

For more information about SNAP, including helpful tips, visit www.udot.utah.gov/SNAPParents.

Back to School Night D Track

Please Come and Join us for Back to School Night
August 27th for D Track
6:00-7:30 starting in the school Gym

From 6:00-6:30 you will have a chance to learn about up coming programs in our school, join the PTA, vote on PTA officers and budget, learn about our new program Jog-a-Thon, get information about Reflections, Box Tops, and Volunteering opportunities.

6:30 - 7: 30 there will be three rotations to meet your children's teachers. Each teacher is excited to tell you about what your child will be doing in school this year and how parents can best help your child be successful.


School Lunch Price Changes and Procedures

School lunch prices are now $1.75 for Foothills Students, $.40 Reduced price lunches, $3.00 Adult, off-track student, non-student child.

For more information on procedures and payment click on the information page to view it in full size.

Safe Walkways

It is very important for every child to clearly know the safest walking paths. Please take time to walk to and from school with your child until they are confident in walking. It is recommended that students walk together in groups. Please use extreme caution when crossing roads.

Our greatest concern is the large number of parents who drop off and pick up students. The high volume of vehicles causes potentially dangerous conditions. Please be extra cautious when driving around students.

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Recycling Earns Cash for Our School

Help Foothills earn cash by bringing in these recyclable items to the office:

Cell Phones
Video Game Consoles (include all accessories)
Video Games (include the case)
Empty Inkjet Cartridges
GPS Systems
Digital Cameras (include all accessories)
Laptops (include power cords)
PDAs/Palm Piolots (include all accessories)
iPods (include all accessories)
DVD Movies (include original packaging)

For more information on this program see www.CFKtoday.com


Get an Early Start on Reflections 2009-2010

Reflections is a nationwide arts program sponsored by PTA. The program “provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.” (http://www.pta.org/)

The theme for Reflections 2009-2010 is "Beauty is..."

Every student is invited to enter as many or as few of the eight categories as they would like (only one entry per category, each entry is the work of only ONE student). The categories are: Literature, Musical Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance, Film/Video, Theater, and 3D-Art.

Entries are usualy due in November.


Foothills Drop-off Procedures Reminder

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For the safety of Foothills Students the following drop-off guidelines have been established:

1. Have only one lane to pull into for drop-off and pick-up adjacent to the curb. Close off the left, or outside, lane with cones or light barricade to prevent parents from passing stopped cars and pulling into open spaces. This will also stop double parking for drop-off. Use the left outside lane for unloaded cars to pull into to exit the lot area. Parents will need to have more patience, but it may save a child's life or prevent an accident.

2. Parents NEED to have their kids ready to unload as soon as they get to the load/unload zone to lower delay time. Do what needs to be done at home (eat breakfast, comb hair, check homework, fill backpacks, give hugs and kisses) not in the load/unload lane. Many parents are waiting.

3. Parents need to stay in their cars while dropping off and picking up in the load/unload lane. Parents who exit their vehicle in the exit lane may cause an accident and delays. For those younger students needing assistance, older siblings should exit first and then assist, or have parents park in the north lot and walk their kids across to the front sidewalk.

4. Parents should not allow their kids to exit the vehicle into a travel lane, specifically the left side of the vehicle. This is extremely hazardous and may lead to a child being hit.

5. Encourage parents with older students to drop-off and pick-up on Shaggy Peak Dr. west of the school or at the park to the south of the school. This would decrease some congestion in the north lot.

6. Encourage parents to leave earlier to drop-off in the morning. With construction in the general area, delays may occur which may lead parents to be "in a hurry." This usually leads to an accident. (It appears that most traffic comes 5 minutes before the bell rings.)

For this and other Foothills Rules see the official school website.

Please remember that you should never drop-off children in the North parking lot.


Welcome to our Updated PTA Website

Welcome to our updated PTA Website. This site will be updated often with news involving our school, students and PTA events.

If you have any thoughts about this website or its content, feel free to leave a comment.


Thank You to Business Sponsors


Foothills Elementary would like tot hank the following businesses for their support and generous donations during our Teacher Appreciation week in May, 2009.

Best Western Zion Park
Hampton Inn
Salt Lake City
Rainbow/Peppermill Montego Bay Wendover, NV
Marriott Park City
Best Western Sandy
Best Western Landmark inn Park City
Heber Valley Railroad Heber City
Holiday Inn St. George
Costco Sandy
Hale Theater West Valley City
Jiffy Lube Corporate Offices
Utah Grizzlies West Valley City
Thanksgiving Point Lehi
Pie Pizzeria Salt Lake City
Gecko’s South Jordan
Hires Big H Sandy
Leatherby’s Taylorsville
Goodwood BBQ Draper
Sweet Tomatoes Sandy
Arctic Circle Herriman
Mark Anthony’s Restaurant Riverton
Mimi’s CafĂ© Sandy
Joe Morley’s Midvale
Curry in a Hurry Salt Lake City
Nothing Bundt Cakes Riverton
Melting Pot Salt Lake City
Cookie Tree Salt Lake City
Log Haven Restaurant Salt Lake City
Training Table Riverton
Johanna’s Kitchen Sandy
Kneaders Riverton
Mad Greek Draper
Crown Burger Sandy



The school psychologist Lynn Durham would like to offer this article with tips on dealing with stress in children and adolescents. We are going to split this into a 2 part article.

Stress in Children and Adolescents: Tips for Parents (Part 2)

Click here to read Part 1 of this article

Factors that help prevent stress
Positive problem solving and coping skills.
Close, supportive relationships at home and school, with peers and adults.
Clear expectations.
Permission and ability to learn from mistakes.
Consistent, positive discipline.
Developing competencies (academic, social, extracurricular, and life skills).
Ability to express feeling appropriately.
Feeling physically and emotionally safe.
Good nutrition and exercise.
Time to relax or do recreational activities.

How Parents Can Help

Build trust with your child
Be available and open to talk when your child is ready. If family circumstances are contributing to the stress, be willing to answer questions honestly and calmly.
Encourage the expression of feelings.
Teach and model good emotional responses.
Encourage your child to tell you if he or she feels overwhelmed.
Encourage healthy and diverse friendships.
Encourage physical activity, good nutrition, and rest.
Teach your child to problem solve.
Keep your child aware of anticipated family changes, in an age-appropriate way. Acknowledge that change can feel uncomfortable but reassure him or her that the family will be okay.
Do not hide the truth from your child. Children sense parents’ worry and the unknown can be scarier than the truth. However, avoid unnecessary discussions in front of your child (particularly a young child) of events or circumstances that might increase his or her stress.
Help your child have a part in decision making when appropriate.
Remind your child of his or her ability to get through tough times, particularly with the love and support of family and friends.
Monitor television programs that could worry your child and pay attention to the use of computer games, movies, and the internet.
Use encouragement and natural consequences when poor decisions are made.
Help your child select appropriate extracurricular activities and limit over scheduling.
Make your child aware of the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol before experimentation begins.
Monitor your own stress level. Take care of yourself.
Contact your child’s teacher with any concerns and make them part of the team available to assist your child.
Seek the assistance of a physician, school psychologist, school counselor, or school social worker if stress continues to be a concern.

Adapted from: “Stress in Children: Strategies for Parents and Educators,” by Ellis P. Copeland, in Helping Children at Home and School II: Handouts for Families and Educators, NASP, 2004. The full handout is available online at http://www.nasponline.org/families