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October - Counseling Office News

October Is Upon Us!

Hello there Dolphins! We hope everyone is doing well as October and cooler temperatures have finally come upon us!


I am really enjoying seeing our in-person Dolphins here at Donald and I am also enjoying popping into our virtual learning classrooms to see our Dolphins learning from home!


Please remember that I am here for you. Do not hesitate to give me a call at my direct office line above or send me an email, and I will reply as soon as I am available.


As always, it is an honor to serve as your school counselor!

OCTOBER IS DRUG AWARENESS MONTH & OUR ANNUAL RED RIBBON WEEK

Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.

This year's Red Ribbon Week theme will help amplify the campaign's mission to encourage children, families and communities to live healthy, happy and drug-free lives. It also serves as a reminder that we are all empowered with shaping the communities around us through positivity, bravery and strength. For more information, you can visit the Red Ribbon Website.


During October, all campuses across LISD will be celebrating being drug-free! Below are a few things that we are doing at Donald:


  • Weekly Red Ribbon lessons taught the entire month of October in classes.
  • Red Ribbon guidance lessons with Mrs. Mills.
  • “Ask the Expert” videos for parents (in Oct. newsletter)
  • Fun dress up days (see below)
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FHMS HOMECOMING WEEK September 5 - 9

Also listed above are the FMHS Homecoming Week Spirit Days. It's never to early to build up that Jaguar pride! Let's have so fun and show our Jag spirit at Donald!

What is Rhithm?

A daily social-emotional ”check-in”.

  • Five simple categories (Mental, Emotional, Energy, Physical, Social – “MEEPS”) and an array of custom emojis.

  • 5 questions per day and a video/activity afterward based on your survey

  • Rhithm app

  • Rhithm questions

  • Rhithm Flyer

  • Ask An Expert Video Series

    In 2018, LISD launched Ask-an-Expert, a video series aimed at helping parents continue crucial conversations with their children at home. Throughout the year, our counselors share their expertise with you, touching on some of the most important issues our students face today.

    Talk, listen, and keep the conversation going. #askLISD

    https://www.lisd.net/askanexpert

    Ten Ways To Calm Down

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    FREE MEALS

    LISD is excited to announce that the USDA recently released information and waivers that allow the district to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to ALL LISD students beginning Thursday, Oct. 1 through at least December 2020. This update also allows LISD to serve meals to any child age 18 and under at our curbside locations starting Monday, Oct. 5.


    Free, curbside breakfast and lunch meals will be served on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 11 am – 12:30 pm at the following locations, and are open to any child age 18 and under. On Monday, meals will be distributed for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, meals will be distributed for Wednesday and Thursday.

    • Camey Elementary School
    • Huffines Middle School
    • Lewisville Elementary School
    • Lewisville High School
    • Mill Street Elementary School
    • Peters Colony Elementary School
    • Polser Elementary School
    • Rockbrook Elementary School
    • Southridge Elementary School
    • Stewart’s Creek Elementary School
    • Vickery Elementary School

    If student is not present at time of pickup at curbside locations, student ID or other qualifying form of identification must be provided.

    Our menus are available online at www.lisd.net/Page/21716. You can find the latest information on LISD Child Nutrition news and updates at www.lisd.net/childnutrition, and at www.lisd.net/COVID19.

    If you have questions, please reach out to your respective feeder pattern's child nutrition area manager (contact information is available online at www.lisd.net/Page/22802).

    Additional Food Resources Through The North Texas Food Bank

    Important Dates

    October 9 Early Release

    October 12 Holiday - No school

    November 3rd - Election Day

    November 16-20 GenTX (College/Career) Week

    November 23-27 Holiday - No school

    December 18 Early Release

    December 21-Jan 6 No School

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