Consortium on Trauma, Illness and Grief
Pittsford Central School District is a member of the Consortium on Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG). TIG is a collaboration with Monroe County Office of Mental Health and surrounding school districts. Visit http://www.tigconsortium.org for resources that may support you in talking with your children about these topics.
Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Mental Health at PCSD
School Year Focuses on Empathy
Mendon Center Elementary School established a year-long focus on empathy. Superintendent’s Conference Day was spent learning about empathy with the entire staff. The Principal’s Books of the Month focused on empathy. Morning announcements included messages of kindness and empathy.
Students wrote about empathy and hand painted rocks that spread the idea of empathy.
Education efforts have started for the District, PTSA and Pittsford Youth Services. This presenter speaks on nutrition for mental health and foods to promote a positive mood.
Students Write Letters of Appreciation
In this activity, students wrote letters to those people in their lives that they appreciate.
Students Giving to Others
Students involved in The Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive collected pajamas to give to those in need.