Carter Lomax Middle School
Dates to Remember
11/07 Progress Reports Go Home
11/08 Perfect Attendance Celebration
11/09 Veteran's Day Celebration
11/12-11/16 College Week
11/14 Career Day
11/15 Carter Lomax Spelling Bee
11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break
11/27 Evening with the Arts
11/30 Club Day
1) Mighty Milers will be held every Friday from 7:30-8:00. (bad weather will be inside Gym1) Coach Williams will announce Mighty Milers at the outside entrance to Gym1.
2) COLT FC soccer try outs:
Nov. 6th (Tuesday) / 5th Grade 4:00-5:30
Nov. 7th (Wednesday) / 6th Grade 4:00-5:30
Students must be picked up by flag pole at 5:30
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee participants!
San Jac Field Trip - Team Texas Tech
Physical vs. Chemical Changes Lab
DONATE TO THE CAN DO FOOD DRIVE!
Socktober Collection Results!
Carter Lomax's first Socktober Drive has concluded! Our school wide goal was to collect 150 packs of socks we are excited to announce that not only did we meet our goal, we have surpassed it collecting a grand total of 204 packs of socks! Your donations will be distributed to those in need in our neighborhood areas. Way to go Colts! And congratulations to Mr. Martinez, as his homeroom had the most donations. Thank you to all those that donated and made this a very successful event!
Thanks for joining us at Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!
Our Carter Lomax teachers are super!
Weekly Parent Connect
Solving a problem empowers us to take action based on the wisdom of our feelings. We have identified triggers, learned to calm our emotions through breathing and noticing then named our feelings so we can return to our natural state of wholeness. Now we can use the message within the feelings and the brilliance generated from their integration to take action. We take action by communicating from a position of responsibility. Responsibility means I am responsible for my feelings, thoughts, and actions. Responsible adult solutions include conflict resolution, acceptance, learning a new skill and building stronger connections. True solutions always create a win-win situation for all concerned.
Here are some feeling messages that point us toward responsible win-win solutions:
Anger & frustration ask you to clearly define what you want instead of what you don’t want.
Examples of how to respectfully share anger:
- “I feel angry. I am going to calm myself and then I’ll talk with you.”
- “I don’t like it when you talk when I am talking. Please wait until I have finished my sentence.”
- “I feel frustrated. I was hoping we could talk this through calmly.”
Sadness and disappointment ask us to seek comfort, help, and understanding. We need to be conscious that what we are seeking will provide comfort.
Examples of dialogues for sharing sadness and disappointment include:
- “I feel sad. I miss my mom. I know she passed away years ago, but it seems that waves of sadness still rush over me. Would you just hold me?”
Scared and anxious are a call for safety. Safety comes from reassurance, obtaining more information, seeking shelter, or having someone or something physically protecting us from harm. The antidote to fear is safety.
Examples of how to share the feelings of scared and anxious:
- “I feel anxious about work deadlines. I don’t know if I can meet them. I was hoping for more time and more information about the exact nature of the task.”
- “I feel scared the car is going to break down. The check engine light has been on in the car for over a week. I am going to take the car to the shop tomorrow.”
Happy and calm hold the message that all is good. Happy and calm is not something you achieve or work at, they are the states we relax into when we stop resisting what is. Happy and calm is our natural state.
The message of happy and calm:
- Remember to be grateful.
- Remember love is the answer regardless of the problem.
- Remember we are all connected.
Solving leads us back to our original trigger with new insight and skills. The more we are willing to change our reactions, the better we can coach and interact with children and each other. What we offer to others we strengthen in ourselves. See the best and you become your best, guaranteed!!!
*This discussion is based on Becky Bailey’s new book: Managing Emotional Mayhem and adapted from Larry Slocum’s School Family Minute.
Parent coordinator/5th grade counselor,
6th grade counselor/bilingual
You will be receiving an email from Summit Learning inviting you to login to the platform and see your student's information. Having your own Parent Connect account allows you to view your child's goals for the week, current grades, and dues dates for Focus Areas, Projects, and Concept Units.
When you receive the email from Summit Learning, you will only need to follow the link, watch the video, and create your own password for the account. If you do not receive an email, contact your child's homeroom teacher.