Resources for Health and Well-being

EMS Resources

For elementary students

For middle and high school students

Other Resources

For parents

Worship resources

EMES Passion Walk: Each Easter, our elementary students do a Passion Walk as they hear the Easter story ready by fifth grade students. This year, Maria Archer, K-8 principal, reads the scripture.

Mostly Mennonite, Mostly A Capella is a broadcast of choral music on 91.7 FM WEMC that you may find meaningful, Sunday at 8 a.m. and Wednesday at 8 p.m.

A beautiful Praise Song for a Pandemic

A meaningful pandemic interpretation of Psalm 23

Many area churches are offering virtual Sunday worship. Let us know of additions to this list by emailing FlamesStrong@easternmennonite.org

 

Words of encouragement from teachers...

I want students to come away with a feeling of warmth and closeness during this time, not a feeling of stress or anxiety. Our goal is to keep moving, not to keep up, and my biggest goal for your kids is a feeling of safety, comfort, and connection during this strange time. All else matters much less.  -- Heidi Byler , third grade
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This is unknown territory.  You have a lot on your plate!  Not only are you being asked to keep life moving, you are also "homeschooling" your children now.  I recently read this and it hit home for me..."This is not normal.  Lean into whatever feels best for your family, whatever makes sense for your children, whatever allows you the mental and emotional space to be okay for the next few weeks.  I'm hoping for you all ease, peace, rest, play, companionship, conversations, and moments of joy as we all squirm our way through social distancing and figure this out together.  You're doing great."  -- Erika Gascho, fifth grade
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There are so many other ways they can learn besides just doing assignments from me. Playing a game, building with Legos, cooking, listening to music, doing yard work... it's all teaching them something!  -- Bethany Gibbs, fourth grade