Mid Month Crockett Cougar Chatter
Message from PTSA President
Hello to all our Crockett ECHS Families!
It has been a busy two months since we last connected with you all!
We enjoyed selling Pizza's at the Valentines Dance Party to help with funding for the Senior Prom this last Saturday!
We have also been busy planning lots of Spring activities!
Events Coming Up
THE FIRST EVENT IS THIS FRIDAY! Letter went home earlier this week. Please read if you missed it.
Help us to make our first "Love Your Crockett Community!" event a big success!
We are asking Crockett families to bring the below items on February 16th from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM in the Front Office
Cookies - homemade or store-bought
Donuts - homemade or store-bought
Muffins - homemade or store-bought
Hot Chocolate packets
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO PICK WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO BRING, VOLUNTEER THE DAY OF, OR MAKE A SIGN TO HANG - ON OUR SIGNUP-GENUIS!
Thank you so much!
Any questions? email email@example.com subject line: Crockett PTSA
Future Important Dates:
February 17th: Early Release @ 3:30pm
February 17th: LOVE your Crockett Community - FREE Hot Chocolate & Donuts (8:00-9:00am)
February 20th: Student/Staff Holiday
February 21st: Class of 2023 Chick-fil-a Spirit Night (5:00-9:00pm)
March 6-8th: Cheer Tryout Clinic (5:00-6:00pm)
March 7th: CAC/PTSA Meeting @ Library (5:30/6:40pm)
March 9th: Cheer Tryouts (5:00-8:00pm)
March 13 - 17th: Spring Break
March 31st: Chavez/Huerta Holiday
April 7th: Student/Staff Holiday**
May 19th: "C" Day
May 22-25th: Final Exams
May 25th: Last Day of School!
May 30th: Crockett ECHS Graduation @ Burger Activity Center (10:00am)
** (Bad Weather Makeup Day)
AustinISD 2022-2023 School Calendar- English and Spanish
Valentine's Day Dance!
Focus Group Participation for AISD Equity Assessment
Austin ISD is working with a company called American Institutes for Research (AIR) to learn about student and staff experiences on campuses! We are looking for 6th-12th grade students and teachers who are interested in joining focus groups to share about what is working well or not working well at their campus. AIR will use feedback from the focus groups to come up with recommendations to help AISD make changes so we can better serve students.
If you are interested in joining a focus group, please fill out this interest form (https://bit.ly/AISD_AIRFocusGroup). This interest form will help AIR select focus group participants.
¡Austin ISD está trabajando con una compañía llamada American Institutes for Research (AIR) para conocer las experiencias de los estudiantes y maestros en los campus! Estamos buscando estudiantes de grados de 6 a 12 y maestros que estén interesados en unirse en grupos de enfoque para compartir sobre lo que funciona bien o lo que no funciona bien en su campus. AIR utilizará los comentarios para ayudar a AISD a realizar cambios para que podamos servir mejor a los estudiantes.
Si está interesado en unirse a un grupo de enfoque, complete este formulario de interés (https://bit.ly/AISD_AIRSpanishFocusGroup). Este formulario de interés ayudará a AIR a seleccionar a los participantes del grupo de enfoque.
VASE - Visual Arts Scholastic Event
HBCU Battle of the Brains
This event allows 6th through 12th graders and parents/guardians to learn more about our nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 25+ HBCU representatives and local college admissions leaders will be present to discuss completing the FAFSA form, resume and application needs, essay and interview prep, independent scholarships, and more.
Graduating in 2023? Bring your transcripts, test scores, and resumes for on-the-spot college acceptances. This event is open to the public and is FREE for colleges/universities AND attendees.
For additional information on the HBCU Battle of the Brains, please visit hbcubattleofthebrains.com.
Vida Coffee Cart
The Life Skills Department is starting Vida Coffee Cart. Our students will be working on resume-building skills on campus to prepare themselves for future employment. These skills will be developed by caffeinating all of you! Prior to launching our coffee cart (which will be two Fridays per month), we are now accepting donations for any coffee/tea related items including:
- Coffee pots
- Tea kettles
- Carafes/air pots
- Coffee grounds
- Disposable cups
- Coffee filters
- H-E-B gift cards (for creamer, sugar, honey, etc.)
All donations can be dropped off in the Special Education office.
Nominate a Teacher of the Month
Each month, Student Council sponsors Teacher of the Month to recognize our amazing teachers for their hard work and dedication. All students are encouraged to vote for their favorite teacher to receive this special honor. Want to vote? Fill out the short nomination form to vote for the teacher of the month: https://forms.gle/KCVMiHFQwkpJMryR7
PTA Healthy Lifestyles
Multilingual Guides on Helping Kids Cope
Life is full of ups and downs. It is normal for our emotional state to change on a day-to-day basis and in periods throughout our lives. Many difficult situations, like the death of a loved one or the COVID-19 pandemic, are unavoidable. When our minds are healthy and strong, we are more resilient to life’s challenges, able to use healthy coping methods, have better relationships, maintain our overall health and well-being, and prevent chronic illnesses. That’s why it is important to be proactive about our mental health! Check out these videos in English and Spanish to see examples of families having conversations about mental health in their daily lives!
Spotlight on Grief and Loss
Grief is a natural physical, emotional and behavioral reaction to experiences of deep loss. Loss is when a person no longer has someone or something in their life, or they have less of something. Loss can take many forms. Check out these resources to better understand what grief can look like and what your family can do about it.
What is Grief and Loss?
What is Grief and Loss? (documento en español) (National PTA)
What Can Your Family Do to Address Grief and Loss? (documento en español) (National PTA)
Dismantling Three Grief Myths (Dougy Center)
Common Grief Reactions (Judi's House)
Grief Looks Different When You're Young (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss
Supporting Your Child After the Death of a Family Member or Friend (Coalition to Support Grieving Students)
Tips for Supporting Teens After the Death of a Close Friend (Dougy Center)
GriefTalk Resource Guides (National Alliance for Children's Grief)
10 Ways to Help a Grieving Child (National Alliance for Children's Grief)
Nine Caregiving Skills to Help You Establish Your Own Style in Supporting a Grieving Child (Judi's House)
Sibling Grief: Supporting Your Children After a Sibling Dies (Eluna Network)
Supporting Grieving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Eluna Network)
Coping with Grief and Loss
A Meditation on Grief (Bereaved Parenting)
Guided Meditation for Grief & Healing (Bereaved Parenting)
Grieving When You're An Introvert (Kathryn Van Auken, Huffington Post)
Dealing With Community Violence and Traumatic Events
Helping Youth After Community Trauma: Tips for Educators (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Anxiety Over School Shootings (documento en español) (Child Mind Institute)
Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After a Recent Shooting (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting (American Psychological Association)
Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting (American Psychological Association)
Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief After Community Violence (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals (Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)
Other Grief and Loss Resources:
6 Things I Wish People Knew About Grieving the Loss of a Child (Malka Ahmed, Huffington Post)
Caregivers and Schools Working Together in Partnership After a Death (New York Life Foundation) - This 3-page guide walks you through how to partner with a school to support a child after the death of someone important to them.
Back to School with Grief & COVID-19 (Dougy Center)
If you need more support, please reach out to your child’s counselor at Crockett or check the PTA Healthy Minds: Community Resource Finder.
The Crockett PTSA looks forward to sharing mental health resources in each Cougar Chatter this spring. We’ll also share other ways we’re supporting the mental health of our Crockett students, staff, and families using a grant from the National PTA Healthy Minds, sponsored by the New York Life Foundation and The Allstate Foundation. To get involved, join the Crockett PTSA at https://www.joinpta.org/
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