Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: iGen Book discussion & Author Visit

iGen Book


The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
 
But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality.



A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

Learn more about Dr Twenge and iGen at http://www.jeantwenge.com/

Find the book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/
Hardcover - $15.51
Kindle - $12.99

SAVE THE DATE - Dr. Twenge will be visiting UCFSD April 12-13, 2018.
More information to come.

The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: iGen Book discussion & Author Visit

iGen Book


The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
 
But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality.



A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

Learn more about Dr Twenge and iGen at http://www.jeantwenge.com/

Find the book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/
Hardcover - $15.51
Kindle - $12.99

SAVE THE DATE - Dr. Twenge will be visiting UCFSD April 12-13, 2018.
More information to come.

SCREENAGERS - Growing up in the Digital Age

Screenagers

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

Avon Grove School District has invited UCFSD families to a private viewing of SCREENAGERS December 19, 2017 - 6:30pm at the Jennersville YMCA, West Grove, PA   

Register here
**Not recommended for children under 10 **

Watch the trailer here -  https://www.screenagersmovie.com/trailer/


Monday, November 27, 2017

Now - December 8th ... Hats/ Mittens Drive

Please send in hats/mittens.  ... These gifts are for our sister school, Stonehurst Hill Elementary School.  Our goal is to give every student at the school a set of hats/mittens.

December 4th - 8th ... Holiday Gift Sale

December 8th - K-3 Concerts

Concert times for this fun event are: 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM.  Please be sure to stay for the grand finale!

December 12 - PTO Meeting

This event will be held in the library.