EPT Admin Asst Meetings

UPDATE ON ALL THINGS EPT... 12/15/2015

WHO WE ARE-

The Administrative Assistants for the Educational Programs and Technology Department meet monthly to collaborate and share information and resources. The EPT Department is comprised of the following areas-

*Adult Education Services (Centennial)

*Career and Technical Education (Lawrence College and Career Center)

*Lawrence Virtual School (Wakarusa Valley)

*Technology Services (ESDC)

December 2015 Meeting Location- LVS

Special thanks to Barb, Will and Erin for hosting the meeting and providing a tour of their building! LVS ROCKS!

CALLS TO ACTION-

1. Send out revised contact list (Dawn)

2. Follow up regarding revised ESDC directory (Dawn)

3. Follow up on LVS Work Order (Dawn)

4. Use the Galaxy Tab 4's and contact Dawn with any questions/concerns

5. Review info on stress/imbalance and try to incorporate atleast one suggestion in your life (page 6-7)

6. Send Dawn info regarding where you hope to be in 5 years

Staff Related News

*MaryAnne Coleman is the new Admin Asst for Technology Services as of 9/21/2015

* Julie Goulding started as the new Admin Asst for Career and Technical Education on 11/16/2015

*Dr. Doll announced his retirement at the end of the 2015-16 school year

Did You Know?!?

Both Centennial and LCCC have rooms available to reserve if you are in need of meeting space. Contact Brookie (x4713-Centennial) and/or Julie (x2157- LCCC).

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Family Access To School Technology (FAST)- Both Liberty Memorial Central Middle School and South Middle School are opening up their libraries after hours in effort to allow any and all students/families access to technology. LMCMS- Tues/Thurs 6-7:30 pm and SMS-Tues 3:05-7pm.

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LPS provides all employees with access to Employee Assistance Programs (EAP Services). They provide free and confidential personal, family, legal and financial services for you and/or a family member. Counselors have degrees in Social Work, Professional Counseling and Psychology. Contact-800-624-5544 or 816-237-2352. Or you may visit the website, www.ndbh.com (login code USD497).

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HELP Desk (Technology assistance)- x4357 or contact MaryAnne (x2499).

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Jerri and Dawn plan to start having Lunch & Learn's (not necessarily over lunch- looking at afterschool as well) to assist with various softwares, apps and devices- to enhance people's knowledge base and provide needed assistance. We are starting to utilize more Google Apps and want to share those tidbits. With that being said, after January, the goal is to start to incorporate conference calls and/or Google Hangouts for some of our monthly meetings! We will keep you updated!

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Keeping Balance in Your Life

Stress and imbalance are an everyday part of our lives! Especially with the holidays right around the corner- we can definitely be "stressed out!" So, important to remember- stress is universal and that stress levels vary from person to person!


There are 3 main categories that create stress- Work, Home, In our Head.


Ways to eliminate or lessen stress include-

1. Setting Limits

2. Establishing Priorities (Identify & Protect)

3. Give Yourself a break between work and home or work and work

4. Learn and use relaxation strategies


New Directions provided a seminar on keeping balance in your life and I provided the handouts at the meeting. I would highly suggest that you take the Stress Exhaustion Symptoms Checklist on Page 4. It is important to know and understand the signals that your body provides regarding stress overload. You do not need to be perfect 24/7 or even at all. Pages 6-7 provide over 50 ways to reduce stress! I challenge each of you to try to start doing atleast 1 of these suggestions!!!

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS!!!!!!

DAWN 12/2

JULIE 12/26



WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL DAY AND AN EVEN BETTER YEAR!!!!

Resources-

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Next EPT Admin Asst Mtg (LCCC)

Tuesday, Jan. 19th 2016 at 9am

2910 Haskell Avenue

Lawrence, KS

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS AND YOUR LOVED ONES!