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October 22, 2019 
JWM Middle School Auditorium 
5:30 p.m. 

Open to all district parents and guardians

Children need social-emotional skills to thrive both in the classroom and in life. When these skills are taught and supported, children are more likely to succeed in school, at home, and have a positive self-image. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) teaches children the skills needed to live a healthy and productive life. SEL provides children the tools to regulate their emotions, build resilience when facing stress and challenges, make responsible decisions, and develop interpersonal skills. The Nurtured Heart Approach provides a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. Together, SEL and the Nurtured Heart Approach can provide the student, and the family, a new lens to look through when interacting with one another. SEL and the Nurtured Heart Approach strengthens relationships among family members and encourages regular and ongoing conversations between parent and child. Embracing SEL’s core competencies, the Nurtured Heart Approach provides an opportunity to build the foundation of a child’s life-long self-confidence. When we recognize the child’s strengths and focus on positive, everyday occurrences, rather than energizing negativity, we are creating an environment in which children can thrive.


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.