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Date of Birth:
40 Joshua Street
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How many live in the household?
How many work and/or provide income to support the household?
Tyson's mother is a single mother raising 3 children. They do see their father regularly and from what I know from Tyson, I question the relationship. In the past, Tyson has worried about his father spanking the baby and he was also spanked. His mother seems kind, but she is stretched thin as a single working mother trying to take care of 3 children. She did not come to Tyson's conference in the fall or get back to the teacher. I attempted contact repeatedly to talk to her about Mayhew.
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Tyson is a tigger. He is a boy whose motor runs on high. He often does first and thinks after. That being said he does not have a mean bone in his body. He is respectful and kind and both adults and peers at school like him. He has reasonable self esteem, but it could definitely use a boost! His school performance is on the low side, and I wonder how much of that is due to his difficulty doing homework, listening attentively etc.... with his internal motor running high.
Keeping Tyson settled and sitting in bus line is a challenge. I see him regularly when I do this duty and it is a time of day we need to keep some order. He will swing bags that hit others, but never would hurt someone on purpose. He never gets upset at correction (but I may need to correct repeatedly)
I think their are two big plugs for Tyson and reasons why he both needs Mayhew and will benefit from it. Tyson needs the opportunity for activities. When talking to his mother today before writing this application, she said he would need a lifejacket if over his head. He is a student who has not had an opportunity to learn to swim. He is not engaged in any sports or activities outside of school. He really will benefit from having the experience.
The other reason Mayhew would be good for Tyson is to be around successful adult role models. I'd like for him to see gentle men who are kind and respectful to youth. I'd like him to see people who can follow up and take care of things.
Tyson has such good potential. He was actually the third 4th grader on my priority list but the one I am referring as the other two are young 4th graders with summer birthdays. He will be nice as a role model of kindness and good nature to other boys at Mayhew, while getting his needs met, which are important too.