St. Barnabas Episcopal School proudly invites you to join us on May 22 for our annual golf tournament, sponsored by RC Hill Mitsubishi! Check in begins at 8:00 AM with breakfast and practice on the driving range. Game day passes, mulligan packages and a lizard may be purchased in advance or the day of. Don't forget to take a swing at winning some of the amazing prizes in our raffle. Thank you for your support! If you are unable to make it, consider donating a team to firefighters, first responders, or police officers!
Anyone who ever attended school, which presumably is all of us, knows first hand that people are generally better at one subject in school than others. Some of us were better at reading or english while others thrived at math or science. Some fall in between and excel on both ends of the spectrum. One of the subjects that gets a bad rap from students and parents everywhere is math. Math education is often harder to adopt than other subjects because it is an abstract concept. Students learning English are speaking and reading the language all the time, but they may not realize how they’re using math from day-to-day.
We all remember the awkward days of childhood where you felt like you never really fit in. Growing up is hard for everyone, and trying to fit in can do a number on a child’s self-esteem. As parents, we collect parenting tips that we think will enable us to protect our children from the things that hurt us when we were their age. But, we also know that we have to allow them to struggle in the same ways so they can grow into resilient and confident people.
The last year was hard and chaotic for many of us. The COVID pandemic has changed the way we work, educate our children, and engage with our communities. While most of us wouldn’t wish to repeat it, there is something to be said about reflecting back on all of the things we learned last year.
Every year during the winter season, our community, like others all around the country experiences an uptick in illnesses like the common cold and influenza. It is not uncommon for bugs like these to pass from person to person in a single-family, and it's often difficult to keep the whole family well during flu season. This year, of course, adds another layer of concern to the issue as we're experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases that experts expect will only get worse over the coming months.
We’ve all been through a lot this year, and one of the groups in our country that has carried a big burden for our families is the teachers. Since March, teachers have been asked to serve on the front line, adjusting to new methods of teaching and continuing to fight for our children's education even when they may have been concerned for their own health. We are so proud of our teachers as we know you are. They are the backbone of your children’s St. Barnabas education.
We don’t think anyone would argue the fact that 2020 has thrown a lot of curveballs our way. From a global pandemic to a contentious presidential race, there is a lot going on in the world that feels unsettling to adults and children alike. No amount of parenting tips will enable us to control the world outside of our homes, but we can control the world inside our homes. It’s a responsibility and a privilege as parents to set the tone for our families and our homes.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School and AdventHealth Foundation DeLand are excited to partner in sponsoring a virtual presentation by renowned Clinical psychologist and author, Dr. Robert Wicks. The Zoom presentation will be on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7 pm. A link will be sent to you the day of the event.
The world of online education is vast, and it’s not new. For years colleges have been offering degree programs completely online, and even Volusia County Schools has had an online program for families who chose to keep their children home during normal times. But, generally speaking, primary and secondary education has always remained the same with kids attending in-person and in groups with other kids their age.
Amongst many other complications, 2020 brought us a long and very hot summer. But, the gentle breezes and cooler weather of fall are a nice respite from the heat. After many months of varying levels of quarantine, families are preparing to hunker down for what passes for winter in the state of Florida. Anxieties are high, and people all over are feeling stressed, none more perhaps than parents who have multiple children at home.