MAY 2022


OSSE Peace of Mind Workshop : An Introduction to Peace of Mind's Social Justice Lesson Supplement for Grades 3-5
Tuesday, May 24 * 4-5 p.m. * on Zoom * Free 

OSSE, in partnership with Peace of Mind, will host a 1-hour “Mini PD” on Mindfulness and Social Justice: An Introduction to The Peace of Mind Social Justice Lesson Supplement for Grades 3-5. During this session, explore how Peace of Mind’s Social Justice lessons can help you to teach children to use mindfulness and compassion to engage in challenging conversations about stereotypes, discrimination, bias, race and racism within a caring classroom community. This training is intended for educators, school staff, and teachers serving grades pre-K through Grade 5.  DCPS and DCPCS educators receive 1 Professional Learning Unit.

Register for May "Mini PD"

Community Fundraiser 2022: Honoring our Teachers

Sunday June 5th, 5 pm to 7 pm, Washington D.C.

We are inspired by and so grateful for the innovative, dedicated and passionate ways educators have worked to meet the social and emotional needs of their students during the last two challenging years.

We invite you to join us on June 5th in a lovely outdoor garden in Chevy Chase D.C. for an in-person community fundraiser honoring our teachers and raising funds to help Peace of Mind meet the urgent need for social and emotional support in our schools.

We would love to have you join us!  Just click here for your invitation that includes all the relevant info.  Donations of all sizes welcome - even if you can't join us in person!
Please send me my invitation!


Fourth grade teacher Ben Frey talks about how Peace of Mind supports his students.

Mission Moment: "Peace of Mind brings a sense of calm"

Over the next few months, we will be sharing Mission Moments from Peace of Mind Educators and parents: short stories of how the skills students learn in Peace of Mind support their own well-being and allow them to stand up for the well-being of others.  This month we're glad to share reflections from Ben Frey, a 4th grade teacher at the tri-lingual Elsie W. Stokes Public Charter School in Washington D.C. 


Are you new to mindfulness? Would you like to introduce it to your students?  Linda made this introductory video to help you get started.  Enjoy Mindful Breathing with the Breathing Ball.
Peace of Mind Video Library


Grants for Title I Schools

We are pleased to announce that The Fund for the Future of Our Children is offering grants again this year to Title I schools that are investing in Peace of Mind Resources. We are so grateful for FFC's support for the 5th year in a row!

There are ten $250 grants available to purchase Peace of Mind resources for the 2022-2023 school year.  Find out more about Peace of Mind resources in our shop.

If this would support you and your program, please apply!  The application form is short and the turnaround time is speedy.

Apply for Grant


Thank you, Peace of Mind Community!

  • We're so grateful to Nancy Swartz and the Catalogue for Philanthropy for including Peace of Mind in the Hope Springs Gala coming up on May 19th!   BIG THANKS to the kind parents who have arranged for their children to join us on stage, too!
  • We're grateful to the educators at the Center for Early Education Lab School at Montgomery College for inviting us in to work with them around Mindfulness in Early Childhood. So glad that Dave Trachtenberg and Jelena Popovic were willing to share their wisdom, skill and facilitation with all of us.
  • Merci, Gracias and Danke to Amandine Carter, Patricia Frechin, Katharina Helms, Constanza Rosas, Rejane Delma and colleagues, and Leticia Franchi, the amazing translators who are helping us to make Rosie's Brain and other Peace of Mind Resources available in French, Spanish and German.  We are grateful for the volunteer time you are sharing!
  • Thanks to Jessica Dulay and OSSE for sponsoring our monthly Mini-PDs and to Peace of Mind trainer Kelly Gilstrap for leading them so skillfully - the April session was great!
  • Thank you to you all for all that you do and all that you are!
In peace,
Cheryl, Linda and The Peace of Mind team 

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