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Astoria, OR: Elementary school has room where pupils "can cry, be angry, or let out frustrations"

Nov 22, 2017, Astoria, OR, The Daily Astorian: Astoria schools granted support for at-risk learners http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20171122/astoria-schools-granted-support-for-at-risk-learners Astoria School District has received two of the 19 grants recently awarded by the Northwest Regional Education Service District Foundation. The foundation gave out $21,970 in grants to enhance teaching and learning for underserved children and those with disabilities, birth to age 21. John Jacob Astor Elementary School received a $422 grant for sensory materials to create a calm room, while Astoria Middle School received $846 to buy science textbooks for English learners, students with disabilities and students reading below grade level. … The school practices self-calming, mindfulness strategies with the students throughout the day, but last year saw the need to have a dedicated space for kids who are having a bad day — a safe place where they can cry, be angry or let out their frustrations before they collect themselves and return to class.