CUB-Catch Up & Breathe Weekends

Catch Up and Breathe - CUB Weekends

 

Rationale:

Last year (2016-2017), "Catch Up and Breathe (CUB)" Weekends were developed in response to concerns about student stress. CUB Weekends were conceived to be about mentoring students about how to take healthy pauses in life. We all need time to reconnect, recharge, and regroup, and these weekends were designed to be chances to do exactly that. It was our attempt to honor the fullness of our students’ lives outside of school, and at the same time they afforded us a chance to mentor students in striking a balance between work and play.  "Catch Up and Breathe" was also a recognition that weekends were different than other days of the week.   On CUB weekends students did not receive homework due Monday, nor were there assessments/projects due on the Monday following a CUB weekend. Students were free to think about doing any or all or none of the following if they so choose:

- sleep in really late

- restock a pencil pouch

- go on a hike

- work on an art project

- charge up a Chromebook

- watch a movie with family

- curl up with a good book

- complete any overdue assignments if they choose

- clean up/update their Google Keep or planner

- play a board/card/video game with friends

- run wild in a field

- organize a binder

- do anything that they feel would allow them to come back Monday feeling ready and refreshed...you get the idea… :)

 

CUB weekend schedule for 2017-2018:

September: Wednesday, September 20, Rosh Hashana

Friday, September 29 (Saturday 30th, Yom Kippur)

October: Friday - October 6th

                        Friday - October 20th

November: Thursday, November 9th (Veteran’s Day Weekend)

                        Wednesday, November  22nd (Thanksgiving Break)

December: Friday, December 8th

                  Friday, December 22nd (Winter Break)

January: Friday, January, 12th

Friday, January, 26th

February: Friday, February 16th (February Vacation)

March: Friday, March 9th

Thursday, March 29th (Good Friday)

April: Friday, April 13th (April Vacation)

MCAS Testing this month

May: Friday, May 25th (Memorial Day)

     MCAS Testing this month