On Monday, May 19, the amazing Dr. Arthur Benjamin, the “Mathemagician,” will share his love of math and magic from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the CV High School auditorium (4400 Ramsdell Ave). Purchase tickets ($5 students, $10 adults) in the Rosemont Middle School Counseling Office or at the door. Proceeds support the school’s STEM programs – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
Afterwards, head on over to the CV High library (2900 Community Ave.) from 7 p.m. to 8 pm. to hear the inspiring Clay Roberts talk about paving the road from elementary to middle school. Middle school means new friends, a new school with lots of opportunities and, yes, a locker. I inadvertently freaked my kid out about middle school by making too much of the change; please don’t do the same thing.
So what should a caring parent do? If you really want to help your child succeed at school, follow the findings of a recent USC study. Set high expectations, encourage participation at school, and keep the lines of communication open. If you value education, teach your child the importance of learning in a way s/he understands.
For Mother’s Day, consider “On Children,” from The Prophet by Khalil Gibran.
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Suzy Jacobs, Executive Director,
3131 Foothill Blvd. Suite D
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 646-7867 http://cv-alliance.org/