Families. We’ve almost made it through another academic year at
Pitt-Greensburg. Hopefully both you and your student feel this year has
been a successful one. As you anticipate the end of spring semester,
here are some thoughts about what your student may be experiencing.
April – Spring Fever
The school year may be coming
to an end, but stress is still an issue. End of the year anxiety and
depression over leaving friends and possibly facing new conflicts at
home is a typical feeling for students, especially residents. Seniors
may be feeling panic over finding jobs, admission to graduate programs,
and financial changes. Pressure surrounding final exams and papers is
at a peak. There are positive stressors for students, too. Seniors are
excited about graduation and moving on to a new phase in life, and all
students look forward to the end of the academic year. Resident
students look forward to seeing friends from home. The gorgeous spring
weather we’re having makes it that much more difficult to focus on
The best way to support your
child through the end of the semester and finals is to listen,
encourage, and show that you care. Remind them that you know they’re
capable of making good choices about studying, eating right, and getting
enough rest. Suggest that short breaks are helpful and exercising for
brief periods can improve focus. Encourage procrastinators to break
overwhelming projects into smaller, more manageable steps. Lastly,
remind your student that the Counseling Center has lots of information
on stress management, relaxation skills, and test anxiety. There will
soon be a link on the Counseling Center’s web page to “Exam Week Stress”
information from the National Mental Health Association – be sure to
check it out.
As always, I can be reached
at 724-836-9870. Hang in there – you’ve almost made it.
Have a wonderful, relaxing
Director of Counseling
Children’s Literature Conference
You are cordially
invited to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg's
13th Annual Children's Literature Conference. This year's event
will be held on Friday, May 1st, 2009. The one day
event runs from 8:15am-4:30pm and includes a hot buffet lunch
and a free book signing with all of the authors in attendance.
This year we will hear from multiple Newbery Honor Award winning
author Gary D. Schmidt (“Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy,”
“Trouble,” “The Wednesday Wars”) and multiple Newbery Honor
Award winning author Jacqueline Woodson ("After Tupac and D
Foster,” “Show Way,” “Feathers”).
As always, we have a bunch of wonderful breakout sessions. From
using literature to create poetry and art projects, to finding
creative ways to teach about math and the environment, to
discovering the current trends in children's book publishing,
this year's Children's Literature Conference has something both
entertaining and valuable for everyone.
To learn more about this year's upcoming conference and our
speakers, please visit our website:
Full-day registration is open to the general public for $70.00.
Walk-ups are welcome.
The Children's Literature Conference is both Act 48 and Act 37
If you have any questions, please contact us:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Still not convinced? Here are the top 13
reasons you should attend the 13th Annual Children's Literature
13) It's our lucky 13th year!
12) See the lovely Pitt-Greensburg campus
in all of its spring glory.
11) We are an attendee supported event.
Therefore, the more people that attend, the bigger names we can
bring in for you to meet.
10) While everything seems to go up in
price, the Children's Literature Conference has not raised its
registration fee in years and is still the best bargain around.
9) Small, informal breakout sessions.
Learn about all of the new books and find interesting new ways
to connect children and literacy.
8) Five activity hours for either Act 48
or Act 37 credit.
7) We're local. No expensive hotels or
6) Long weekend! Take Friday off and come
5) Networking. Meet others just as
interested as you in children's literature.
4) The Books! Not only do we sell the
books of our featured authors at the conference, but, when
possible, we sell them to you at a below sticker price discount!
3) Unlimited, personalized autographs by
the best children's authors. Gary D. Schmidt and Jacqueline
Woodson want to meet you!
2) The Food! Hot, delicious buffet-style
lunch, desserts, and a continental breakfast.
1) It's fun!
see information regarding the parent appreciation dinner, legacy
presentations, and commencement photographs on the
Web site. Click on
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