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Mindful Mornings with Moms series held at Mount Vernon Honor Academy

Mindful Mornings with Moms series held at Mount Vernon Honor Academy

Three sessions of Mindful Mornings with Mom were held at Mount Vernon Honor Academy this school year led by Reading Specialist Regina Ferraro, Social Worker Alison McGean and Parent Liaison Veronica Graham. The workshop series introduces mindfulness techniques and fundamental yoga practices for parents to enhance self-care and to use with their families at home.

Ms. Ferraro initiated the session with purple hearts symbolizing the school colors. Each parent could select an aromatherapy scent to add to the heart and place beside them on their yoga mats. She then guided the parents through soothing yoga stretches and deep breathing exercises.

Ms. McGean opened the discussion with an activity to create a bracelet with and a word that inspires them. She then guided a conversation on stress management, coping strategies, tips for better sleep and emphasized the importance of self-care. 

The session concluded with a Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Committee brochure highlighting topics covered, links to additional information and a resource information folder provided by the parent liaison. All of the mothers and grandmothers enjoyed the workshops and expressed interest in continuing these sessions regularly.

Aromatherapy Station
Parents doing yoga poses for Mindful Mornings with Mom


 

Moms doing yoga.

Three sessions of Mindful Mornings with Mom were held at Mount Vernon Honor Academy this school year led by Reading Specialist Regina Ferraro, Social Worker Alison McGean and Parent Liaison Veronica Graham. The workshop series introduces mindfulness techniques and fundamental yoga practices for parents to enhance self-care and to use with their families at home.

MVHA pre-K

Mount Vernon Honor Academy held their Pre-K graduation on Thursday, June 13, 2024. The ceremony began with a welcome message from Principal Danielle Marrow. This was followed by singing and movement by the children and remarks by Dr. Gayle White-Wallace, Director of Pre-K. The ceremony concluded with the presentation of medals, a slide show and distribution of diplomas and gifts. A reception took place for the parents, students and faculty at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Click here to view the full graduation slide show with pictures!

MVHA students and staff posing in green for picture.

Holding paper cups filled with soil, students dipped their fingers into the soil to plant a seed and celebrate Earth Day at Mount Vernon Honor Academy on Thursday April 18, 2024. Students throughout the school also learned about Earth Day in different activities during the day.