Region 9 Head Start

COVID-19 school closure ~ Week 4 ~

Weekly Head Start Humor

Click on the picture to the left to view memes, pictures, and videos from the week. It's okay to laugh!!! Enjoy!

Announcements

  • Governor Abbott announced today that school would not resume for this school year. But do not fret ~ Head Start will finish strong!!! All teaching, family services, health services, social services and mental health services will continue until your last day of scheduled classes.
  • It's Census time! Share this video with your classrooms and encourage all of your parents to complete the census. You could take a survey to see how many of completed the census online.
  • March In-kind due 4/15 -drop in google shared drive Head Start In-Kind 2020
  • Community Partnerships lists - due 4/17 - email the list to Karen
  • Site Report due 4/17 in Child Plus
  • Zoom meeting notes: 4/16/20 Zoom Meeting

Upcoming Meetings

Zoom meetings will occur every Thursday @ 10:00 meeting ID: 472-457-224.



General Resources

Education

Family Services

  • Food Bank Kids Cafe - They are distributing Power Packs at Walmart on Greenbriar and Floral Heights Methodist Church. They are for children ages 1-18. It is a great service, but the numbers have been really low. They are going to discontinue it if they don’t see increased numbers this week. Please post flyer for parents.
  • From the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund: Many families are in need of the money from the COVID-19 stimulus checks because of layoffs, changes in income, unexpected medical expenses, and other reasons. The IRS has started distributing stimulus checks. Families will get the money much faster if they have an existing bank or credit union account on file with the IRS from 2018 or 2019 tax filing. For families who either don’t have a bank or credit union account at all or don’t have an account on file with the IRS, it’s not too late.

    Families may not have bank accounts for various reasons. CFE Fund created a tip sheet on engaging with unbanked families during COVID-19 and assisting them in reaching their financial goals.

  • United Way community resource list

Mental Health / Conscious Discipline