TLES Community Newsletter
January 7, 2022
Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable Winter Break, whether you chose to spend it with friends, family, traveling or staying home.
We know that this is the time of year when we see a surge in cold and flu cases and now Covid cases as well. Please remember, if your student is sick they need to remain at home. Additionally if they or anyone in the household tests positive for Covid, please ensure you report it on Let's Talk. If you need the link CLICK HERE.
We want to keep kids in school but only when it is safe to do so. We appreciate your help following the required protocols in order to keep our school community as safe and healthy as possible.
FROM STRIVERS TO THRIVERS
This month we are continuing our focus on SELF CONTROL or the ability to control your attention, emotions, thoughts, actions, and desires. Last time we discussed the three core abilities needed to increase self control which are: attentive focus, self-management, and healthy decision-making. We discussed ways to increase focus. This time let's discuss how to improve self-management. When teaching a child how to manage their emotions, remember the acronym ACT.
A- Assess Stress
C- Calm Down with Slow Breaths
T- Talk Positively to Yourself
* Recognize signs -How am I feeling
* Identify Triggers - What's causing it?
*Rate it: How bad is it?
CALM DOWN WITH SLOW BREATHS
* Taking a slow deep breath and then slowly exhaling twice as long as the inhale is one of the fastest ways to relax.
TALK POSITIVELY TO YOURSELF
* Saying a positive phrase to yourself helps you stay in control in tough situations. They can override the fear signal in your brain and reduce stress.
"I can get through this."
" I don't like it, but I can handle it."
"I think I can. I know I can."
Taken from the book Thrivers by Michele Borba, Ed.D.
DAILY HEALTH SCREENING
To ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors, all persons entering our campus are expected to adhere to the following protocols.
Students and staff should complete the daily health screening via the email they receive every morning before coming to school or reporting to their work location. If you did not, please use the QR code below.
Face Coverings Are Required when indoors
Here is the link to the daily health screening.
IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME IN ORDER TO PREVENT OR LIMIT THE SPREAD OF GERMS TO OTHERS.
GET AND STAY CONNECTED
Please sign up to be in the group of your oldest child.
Kinder: text @tleskinder to 81010
1st grade: text @tlesfirst to 81010
2nd grade: text @tlessecond to 81010
3rd grade: text @tlesthird to 81010
4th grade: text @tlesfourth to 81010
5th grade: text @tlesfifth to 81010
Running Club: text @tlesru to 81010
substance abuse services. Please feel free to utilize this resource as
well. Contact the Care Concierge team 24/7 at 888-515-0595, email at
email@example.com, or visit our district's link:
*Please note that if there is an emergency, please call 911.