Handle with Care
If your family is experiencing difficulties at home, Dr. MacDonald would like to provide additional support at school. We understand that you are not always able to share details and that's okay. If your child is coming to school after a difficult night, morning, or weekend, please email Dr. MacDonald with the email subject "Handle with Care" and your child's name. Nothing else will be said or asked. She will then let your child's teacher know that your child may need extra time, patience, or help during the day.
We will be starting a Wells Road Loss Group for any students who have experienced significant loss. Experiencing grief firsthand can be a confusing process for children. As a parent or guardian, you cannot protect a child from the pain of loss. However, you can help them feel safe by allowing and encouraging them to express their feelings and you can help them build healthy coping skills that will help them long into the future. The loss group will be held during the student's lunch period and will be completely voluntary. We are hoping to have this group up and running by October 1st.
Please contact Heidi MacDonald with questions or concerns.