WEST NEWBURY — Superintendent Justin Bartholomew wishes to remind Pentucket parents, guardians and students that the district is hosting a free mindfulness event next week.
Thursday, March 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Pentucket Regional High School Auditorium and Cafeteria, 24 Main St., West Newbury
Pentucket will host “Mindful Moments at Pentucket” next week as part of a larger series on mental health and bullying that the district has organized in partnership with Triton Regional School District.
The event was organized by the Pentucket Mindfulness Committee and led by Amy Amico, a FLEX teacher at the Page School who has worked at Pentucket for 30 years. Amico published her dissertation entitled “Being Mindful: Early Childhood Educator Perceptions of Classroom Practices” in 2019.
“The goal of this event is to recognize the mindfulness lessons that are being used successfully throughout the district, and to encourage continued use and growth of mindfulness practices at Pentucket Schools,” Amico said. “I’d also like to recognize that Pentucket administrators are great supporters of social-emotional learning including mindfulness. Along with my Pentucket Mindfulness Committee we have created a fun, engaging and positive night for our Pentucket families, and any others who would like to attend. Remember it’s as simple as focusing on your breath, and being present in each moment.”
The event will begin with a mindfulness wellness fair in the Pentucket Regional High School cafeteria featuring hands-on activities. Author and Pentucket educator Kate Carroll as well as representatives of Good Karma Yoga studio, Giving Tree Yoga, Do East-Stress Mastery Coaching and Precision Chiropractic will also be present at the fair to share information and resources on mindfulness.
The free community event will also feature a film showcasing mindful moments in Pentucket classrooms, starring Pentucket students and staff. The film was produced by Pentucket alumnus, Madison Chute.
“This event is going to highlight a lot of great resources available to Pentucket families to support mindful habits, and we encourage everyone to attend,” Superintendent Bartholomew said. “A lot of hard work went into organizing this event, and I’d like to thank everyone who has participated, in particular the Pentucket Mindfulness Committee and Dr. Amico.”