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Abraham Depp ES | Parent Newsletter | December 12, 2022

C3 (Creative Connected Community) Thur. 12/8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Santa Phones

It's that time of year again! The Dublin Jerome HS Student Council is hosting their annual Santa Phones. If you have a child in your life who would like to receive a call from one of Santa's Elves, please fill out this form by the end of the day on Tuesday, December 6th. The phone calls will take place on Thursday, December 8th between 6-6:30 so please be sure you're available to receive a phone call at that time (or we can leave a message). Please contact Jerome HS if you have any questions!

Lunch Information

Please click HERE for anything and everything regarding school lunch for this year.

1st Grade Lunch: 11:45-12:05 p.m.

2nd Grade Lunch: 12:00-12:20 p.m.

3rd Grade Lunch: 12:15-12:35 p.m.

4th Grade Lunch: 12:30-12:50 p.m.

5th Grade Lunch: 12:45-1:05 p.m.

Elementary School Menu

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at Depp, you will need to begin the background check process through Secure Volunteer. It's easy and takes less than 5 minutes! There will be multiple volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Counselor Corner * Mrs. Amy Diller * December 2022

What’s All the Fuss About Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is purposefully taking time to focus only on the present moment. Simple enough, right? The problem is, in a world where being busy is the norm, it can feel impossible to just sit and be for any amount of time. Not to mention, we are all used to having a million thoughts running through our minds at any given time. So, how do we learn to be mindful when all that is going on? The good news is that it can be easier for kids than adults. So, let’s help them start now! Also, with practice it does become more natural. You don’t need a lot of time to do it either. Just 5-10 minutes!

You might be wondering, why even bother? Research shows that mindfulness can help in multiple ways. It can decrease anxiety, stress and impulsiveness. It can help improve mood and help us face challenges that come our way. If that is true, then mindfulness can have a positive impact on a child’s physical and emotional health as well as their academic performance. Who doesn’t want that for their child?

I weave mindfulness exercises into my work with students often and I know our teachers do as well. If you are wondering about how to practice mindfulness with your child(ren) at home, below are great resources to get you started (and keep you going)!

The Power of Mindfulness

Books for Kids:

Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey

Peaceful like a Panda by Kira Willey

Mindfulness for Kids in 10 Minutes a Day: Simple Exercises to Feel Calm, Focused, and Happy by Maura Bradley

A Kids Book About Mindfulness by Caverly Morgan

Community Resources Available to our Families

Are you experiencing economic hardship such as: job loss, death of a family member, sudden move, divorce, health issues, or an unexpected emergency? Dublin City Schools partners with many organizations that can help!

Click here for more information.

Monday, December 19th - Monday, January 2nd

No School // Winter Break

Classes resume on Tuesday, January 3rd

Abraham Depp Elementary

Troy Ehrsam, Principal

Julie Alloway, Assistant Principal

Amy Diller, School Counselor

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District News


Syntero is offering free 2-day virtual prevention workshops over winter break. These workshops will help students build developmentally-appropriate skills for navigating changes in routine and expectations, spending time with others, and coping with stress and the “winter blues.” Register here until December 12.

PERC Event for Parents of 8th Graders

Looking Ahead, Planning for Success in High School and Beyond will be held on Thursday, January 5th. Register here or, for more information, please visit the PERC website.

Fun Math Festival

Check out the Julia Robinson Math Festival this Saturday, December 3, 1-4 p.m. at the Ohio Union at Ohio State. Created for students in grades 5-10, the festival features tables with activities, puzzles, and problems to explore. Each table is led by mathematicians and math educators. It’s a fun, relaxing atmosphere where all are welcome! Students must register online here:

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