Hello BIS Family,
We are starting to wonder if we will ever have a full week of school. I think many of us are ready for spring and done with the snow, ice and cold. We do hope the past snow days have allowed many of you to spend some extra time with your child doing some fun outside winter activities. I have enjoyed hearing from the students about their sledding and building snowmen and snow forts during the snow days. I even witnessed some of our BIS students having a blast playing basketball on an ice covered outside court!
Speaking of outside activities we want to encourage all of you to get your child outside often. While we are very aware of the great things our students are capable of with technology and where technology has taken our world, it is very important to get the students away from the screen and involved in activities other than “screen time”. Researchers have shown too much screen time can have negative affects on our children such as: lack of social skills, sleep deprivation, overweight, vision problems and being overly aggressive, just to name a few. Unfortunately, it is often easier for us as parents to just let our kids play video games or hangout on their phone. Please consider enjoying some fun activities with your kids such as walks, going to the park, playing catch, bike rides, fishing, board games, cooking or going to the gym. They may grumble initially, but they will love the time spent with you. I hope the next newsletter will be sent with warm sunshine and no snow! Thank you for all you do to support BIS and our students.