Special thanks to 4th graders, Mehreen and Jackson W., for volunteering to be student helpers for this trimester's "Strong Start" social skills group. Strong Start is a 10 week early elementary program intended to help students identify and deal with their emotions in a healthy, helpful manner. While discussing feelings we've seen friendships developing. This group has been facilitated by Ruth Vellutini, our Speech-Language Pathologist, with our 4th graders helping out by reading stories, recording student ideas during brainstorming sessions and role modeling appropriate responses. We love the way our upper elementary students support the learning of our younger students. Thank you, Mehreen and Jackson!