Community Education Night: Supporting Kids with Big Feelings

Join us for a Community Education Night at Silverleaf School.

Supporting Kids with BIG Feelings


April 28 6-7:30 p.m.

$20/person, $35/pair

STEAM Activities available for children for $5.00/child, provided by Silverleaf School.  Children must be potty trained.

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We will cover:

  • What’s happening in their brain during a big feeling
  • How to survive the moment, together
  • Tools for emotion regulation that support resilience
  • Sensory education: overresponsivity and underresponsivity
  • Sensory profile spectrum: understanding different sensory needs
  • Three simple sensory strategies to try at home

The evening is facilitated by Jenifer Trivelli, MSRYT and Bethany DeJarnatt, MOT, OTR/L

Bethany DeJarnatt, MOT, OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist & Certified Kids Yoga Instructor is passionate about educating families on sensory modulation and developing sensory strategies to increase independence for daily activities. Learn more at

Jenifer Trivelli, MS, RYT Social-Emotional Educator, Youth Mindfulness Instructor, & Author/Writer offers her heart-centered blend of digestible neuroscience and practical tools to parents, educators, and kids.

Young Artists’ Showcase

Visit the Young Artists’ Showcase at Bush Barn to view some of our student’s art!

March 6 – April 18, 2020
A.N. Bush Gallery | Bush Barn Art Center

Now in its 11th year, the Young Artists’ Showcase has grown into a highly anticipated event for K-12 students, teachers, and parents in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. The exhibit features artwork by hundreds of students at the Bush Barn Art Center.

Great job everyone.  And a big thanks to Mrs. Newton!!



Silverleaf Science Expo

On February 28, we held our first Science Expo.  What a great success it was!  Parents, friends, and community members all came to see the students’ work.

The students, with guidance from Mr. L and Dr. Shelton, presented the experiments they had worked on during the month of February.  Students presented on centripetal force, electromagnetism, plant biology, composition of crystals, rising ocean levels, anatomy of marine animals, and others.  Great job students!


February Field Trip



Our monthly field trip in February was to Willamette Heritage Center.  the students enjoyed carding and spinning wool, and weaving their own creations.  We had a tour of the woolen mills and residences.



Oregon’s Birthday


We celebrated Oregon’s 161st Birthday on February 14, 2020.

Thanks to the parents who planned an awesome party with scavenger hunts, Oregon Jeopardy and snacks from local Oregon companies.

What Families are Saying…

“Silverleaf has helped my son feel like he belongs in school. He is excited to go every day!”

“Silverleaf has created an environment where a child’s love of learning is celebrated.”

When my child talks about school, he says it’s “interesting” and “so much fun.” I haven’t heard those words about school for years.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving my kid permission to use his beautiful brain!”

“My child gets to be himself all day.  He can show up with his sensitivity, perfectionism, energy, hunger for learning, quirky sense of humor, and innovative ideas…and he receives support and a sense of belonging. The teachers understand him, and the other parents understand me–we support each other.”

I no longer have to worry if my child is sitting bored in the back of the room all day.  I don’t have to spend hours advocating to the school to please provide adequate support.  Thank you!”

“The teaching staff are nurturing, friendly, and very approachable.  I especially want to mention Mr. L, who massively improved my child’s confidence in progressing dramatically with Math.  All the teachers have been lovely.  Her love of all the teachers and variety of subjects given, has truly made my child enjoy coming to school.”


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