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On Happiness

Dear Parents and Newmarket community members,

What is the skinny on happiness? Is it nature or nurture? Are there ways we can influence this sought-after state of mind? Well…Yale University believes that we can influence the degree to which we experience happiness and they have developed a course to share their findings!

Yale University’s Wildly Popular Happiness Class Is Now Available Online For Free
In an effort to help the general public pursue joy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Yale University is making the most popular class in the ivy league school’s 318 year history, a “happiness” course, available for free via Coursera.

Read in Forbes

Link to register (scroll down below the introductory video)

In keeping with the happiness theme…the weekend is here, and it is time to lay aside the school work and enjoy some recreation. Two last assignments before we break:

1) Place your order for meals next week.

2) Mark your calendars to drop off NES assignments from the packets your  children have been working on and pick up a new packet (and Chromebook – grades 3, 4, and 5) on Monday!

PreK through grade 1 drop off / pick up         8 -10 pm
Grade 2 & 3 drop off/ pick up                         10 -12 pm
Grade 4 & 5 drop off / pick up                        12 – 2pm

Now it is time to relax and enjoy the weekend. Likewise, I have asked all staff to unplug and take care of themselves and their families until school starts on Monday morning.

Thank you for your flexibility, courage, and support. Enjoy the weekend hiatus!

Susan K. Givens, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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