Kindergarten enrollment for the 2015-16 school year is underway! Please enroll your incoming Kindergartener as soon as possible and spread the word to friends and neighbors. Keep in mind that your student must be 5 years old by September 30, 2015 to be age-eligible for Kindergarten.
There are three schools within the City of Superior, therefore your specific address must be within the Superior Elementary School neighborhood boundaries for your student to attend Superior Elementary.
If you are not sure that your address is in the Superior Elementary attendance area please check the BVSD School Finder
. If Superior Elementary is not your neighborhood school, you will need to apply through the Open Enrollment
process first (deadline for an on-time Open Enrollment application is Friday, 1/16/2015 by 4 PM).
If Superior Elementary is your neighborhood school, please complete the Student Enrollment Online form here.
Please bring the following documentation to the SES office during office hours:
- Student Enrollment Online receipt pages
- Copy of student's birth certificate
- Copy of student's immunization record
- Copy of most recent Xcel, water, or waste management bill
Click here for the Kindergarten Enrollment and Tour Information flier.
Please call 720-561-4100 with any questions!
Setting a Good Example
We often hear the expression, “Children are like sponges,” uttered by parents, grandparents, educators and counselors. This phrase captures the reality that children are always learning from what they see and hear, and that the vast majority of what they learn comes from watching their parents. Parents can model a variety of behaviors to their children, including how to behave appropriately when angry.
Role Modeling and Anger
Anger is a naturally occurring emotion that cannot be avoided. All kinds of circumstances can trigger it. Parents model for their children how, and how not, to manage anger every day. Parents teach their children to manage anger well when they remain calm, cool and collected even when they’re upset over a circumstance or behavior. Parents teach their children how to manage anger poorly when they yell, become aggressive, throw things, slam doors or swear in response to angry emotions.
Wherever you fall in the spectrum of being a good or poor manager of your anger, here are six valuable strategies that can help you improve your and your child’s behavior.
Make a list. Think about instances where you managed your anger well and times when you didn’t. Record when and where those times happened, and who and what tends to set you off.
Evaluate your behavior. Assess the reasons behind the times when you managed your anger well. Identify what helped you control your anger.
Assess your anger. Reflect on situations when you are likely to become angry and not manage your anger well. Determine if you tend to lose your temper at certain times of day, with certain people or in certain circumstances.
Watch yourself. Pay attention for a few days to how you act when you are angry or frustrated. Ask yourself if the behavior you display when you’re angry is something you want your child to imitate. Decide to practice good behavior and discontinue bad responses to anger.
Express yourself. Decide how you can express yourself better when you are angry. Think of and practice situations that typically make you angry. Then visualize yourself having a positive, rather than negative, response.
Communicate. Tell your child that you are working to manage your anger better. Apologize if you have mistreated him or her when you felt angry. Tell your child you will do your best to act differently in the future. Make a commitment to change.
Another good tactic is to ditch the age-old saying, “Do as I say and not as I do.” It doesn’t help you be a better parent and it doesn’t help your child grow into a responsible, successful adult. Understand that children most often copy what they see and not what they hear. Commit to being a positive role model for your child to imitate. Let your children see you manage your anger in a positive way by expressing it appropriately and calmly, without raising your voice or your hand. Doing so will speak louder than angry words ever could.
Parenting doesn’t come with a manual but if it did, it might look a little like Common Sense Parenting, a research based social skills model that gives parents tools to keep calm as you specifically teach, praise and correct behaviors that aren’t working for your family. Receive an overview of this parenting model and practice skills that you feel your children need to navigate their way to interacting successfully with others.
ALL Superior Elementary parents/caregivers are welcome! Overview is free and childcare for children ages 3-12 years old is provided at no cost. Superior Teachers will be on site to help parents try out specific skills!
Parents/caregivers must RSVP. Please contact SES Registrar, Ariane Streeter (email@example.com or 720-561-4107) to register by April 24th. Please include the number of children who will need child care.