April 2019

In This Issue:


April's Monthly Mindful Moment

If you missed our Monthly Mindful Moment for April, check it out at our blog here. Doing a mindful body scan can help us stay more in tune with our emotions - and it's fun for kids and adults alike! If you've been enjoying our Monthly Mindful Moment series, look out for our 10-set flashcard pack coming out soon!
We so enjoyed meeting all the friendly people who stopped by our table at the Kensington Day of the Book Festival on Sunday. The weather was beautiful, and one lucky winner took home our mindfulness book bundle  we gave away at the end of the day. Thank you all for your interest in our mission of peace and kindness!
After many of you have asked how to bring the Peace of Mind program to older students, we are excited to announce that work is beginning on a pilot middle school curriculum- in conjunction with the new Ida B. Wells MS opening in DC Public Schools this fall. More information about this developing project will be coming soon.
Welcome and a big thanks to our new Board Members and Advisors. Subrat Biswal has graciously agreed to lend his time and talents to Peace of Mind as member of our Board of Directors. Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, Janine Rudder, Harriet Sanford, and Dave Trachtenberg join Avideh Shashaani in sharing their guidance with us as Advisors as we grow. We are so grateful for their support and willingness to help our fledgling nonprofit organization grow!
Along those lines, our first ever Peace of Mind fundraiser is coming up on May 19th.  In order to be of service and take full advantage of the opportunities coming our way, we must build a strong organizational foundation. Please consider making a donation to help us continue to serve educators and students with the best possible resources.  
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: This month we had the pleasure of meeting with Ryane B. Nickens, who founded the TraRon Center in Washington, DC to discuss our shared mission of bringing peace and conflict resolution to young people. TraRon works specifically to help combat gun violence and bring healing into the lives of those affected by it. Through their after school programs, summer camps, and counseling activities they are bringing so many valuable services to communities in our city. 
by Eli Blackwell. Eli is a high school senior at Edmund Burke School in Washington, DC. He loves writing, drawing and his cat, Socks. He is about to embark on his senior project which will focus on mindfulness and art. Eli is also an alumni of Ms. Ryden’s Peace Class.
Educators - Start planning your summer E-learning now! Our two introductory courses will be 30% off for May, June and July, and each comes with a 2-hour downloadable Certificate of Completion. Visit our PoM Online School here, and check back for new courses to be added soon. 

Educators: Quick Community Survey Link:

Less than a minute of your time = Huge help for us. Please help us understand how PoM is being used around the country and the globe by filling our brief survey. This information not only helps us improve our resources for educators and kids but to raise the critical funds to keep our organization going. Thank you!!
We are stronger together! Are you a mindful educator, or interested in becoming one? Join the COSEM DC Chapter and find out more at our Facebook Group here.
We are passionate about supporting educators in bringing mindfulness-based social and emotional learning to students.  We believe this work can change children’s lives for the better and help our schools become more inclusive and positive places.  Please join us on this journey!
We'd love to hear about how you are using the Peace of Mind program, ideas for future supplemental tools, or anything else that's on your mind!
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~ Jillian, Linda & Cheryl
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