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Children's Friendship Conference

For Third Grade Students

February 22 & March 1, 2019
9:30 am– 11:30 am
Columbia College Campus

The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office will host the Children’s Friendship Conference on Friday, February 22rd and Friday, March 1st (depending on your school’s assigned date below). The event will host approximately 400 third grade students from every school district in Tuolumne County, including teachers and school administrators. Participants will take part in a conference-style summit designed to provide students with skills and strategies to be a good friend.

The conference will focus on teaching friendship skills facilitated by ASB/leadership students, school counselors and a number of community agencies including ATCAA Head Start, Center for a Non Violent Community, Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Tuolumne Me Wuk Indian Health Center, Behavioral Health and the YES Partnership.

In third grade, students become more aware of others and more concerned about how others view them. Their friendships with peers and relationships with adults outside their family take on greater importance. These changes make third grade an opportune time for students to learn about being a caring and supportive friend and family member, how to show respect for others, and what it means to be emotionally and mentally healthy.

California Curriculum Standards, Grade 3: Mental, Emotional and Social Health, California Department of Education, October, 2011

At the Children’s Friendship Conference, students will learn through group activities, songs, and interactive games how to describe what makes a good friend and how they can be a good friend to others including learning about friendship traits such as being supportive, caring, appreciative, empathetic and respectful.

The planning committee is looking forward to the Children’s Friendship Conference and positive outcomes for the children of our community. Should you have any questions, contact your child’s school.

Planning Meetings: 

December 18, January 9, February 5; Room 217, TCSOS; 3:30-5:00pm

Conference Schedule:

Friday, February 22, 9:00am-Noon                              Friday, March 1, 9:00am-Noon

Soulsbyville                                                                          Curtis Creek                                                                            Summerville Elementary                                                   Sonora Elementary                                                                Twain Harte                                                                         Columbia                                                                                Tenaya                                                                                  Belleview                                                                                Jamestown                                                                           Gold Rush                                                                                Foothill Leadership Academy                                                                                                                                            Tuolumne County SELPA    


“The commitment to support programs to prevent bullying in our schools underscores the collaborative nature of our county’s resources”, said Superintendent Bulkin. “Our work to help a child succeed is profound and taking time to engage in workshops to support prevention will help school personnel better prepare today’s students for success in school and beyond.” Margie Bulkin

County Superintendent of Schools

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