February 13, 2015
Preview Day for Prospective Families
Wednesday January 28th 8:30am
All Saints Catholic School serves PreK-3 through 8 grades in the north Dallas, Plano, and Collin county areas. We are a faith based school centered around Christ. ASCS exists to pass on the Catholic faith to our children in a challenging academic environment with Gospel values as a foundation and Christ as the model. Parents, the primary educators of their children, together with our community, share the common goal of preparing children for life-long learning and Christian service. All Saints Catholic School is committed to nurturing each child's spiritual, intellectual, social, moral, emotional and physical development.
From Mrs. Blake…Happy Wednesday families! I hope everyone had a relaxing 3 day weekend. Do not forget to reenroll asap!!! We hope all of our sweet kiddos will join us again next year.
Cathy Herbst shared this with me yesterday and I loved it!!!
The Marshmallow Test
In a 1968 experiment at Stanford University, 600 children were individually left alone in a room with a marshmallow. They could eat the marshmallow, or wait 15 minutes and get rewarded with a second marshmallow.
Years later the kids who waited for the whole 15 minutes, scored an average of 210 points higher on the SATs than the kids who gave in. Self-discipline it turned out, is the single best predictor of success. More than IQ and intelligence.
Self-discipline gives you:
The power to persevere.
The power to never give up, despite setbacks and failures.
And most importantly, the strength to try until you get what you want. Including mastering whatever skill you put your mind to.
So in terms of getting the most VALUE out of one skill, self-discipline would be it.
My son just started karate and our hope is that he will begin to master this skill. It is something we all can work on and also reinforce with our kids at home! I know I am having a hard time avoiding those French fries right now!!! SELF-DISCIPLINE Mrs. Blake! ;)
Here’s an article with more detail…http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/22/us/marshmallow-test/
Enjoy the rest of your week. xo
Blessings! Mrs. Blake
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