HSI-Houston

09/07/2022

Here at HSI we are all about Tiger P.R.I.D.E We do things with PURPOSE, we are RESPONSIBLE for our actions, we act with INTEGRITY, we do things with DETERMINATION and we show EMPATHY

Student Clubs are Started!

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Gifted and Talented Program Nomination

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Flag Football

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 6pm

8787 Tallyho Road

Houston, TX

Come and support our team! Go Tigers!!!
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Important Reminder

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Water bottles

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Please be sure to send your scholars to school with a refillable bottle as water fountains have been disabled until further notice. The front office or nurse's office will no longer be issuing paper cups to students.


Thank you

Testing and Federal Programs

NWEA MAP Testing

Dear parents,

MAP testing will begin next week from Tuesday (9/13/2022) through Thursday (9/15/2022). To ensure that students have the best chance to succeed, please help is by making sure they arrive on time to school with a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast.


Estimados padres, las pruebas MAP comenzarán la próxima semana desde el martes (13/9/2022) hasta el jueves (15/9/2022). Para asegurarse de que los estudiantes tengan la mejor oportunidad de tener éxito, ayúdelos asegurándose de que lleguen a tiempo a la escuela con una buena noche de sueño y un desayuno saludable.

Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

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ANNUAL PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT NIGHT – TITLE I PARENT MEETING

Agenda Items:

I. Title I Program Presentation

II. Review and evaluate last year’s PI Policy and School-Parent Compact

III. Jointly develop PI Policy and Compact for current year

IV. Comments, Q&A


Elementos de la agenda:

I. Presentación del Programa Título I

II. Revisar y evaluar la Política de PI del año pasado y el Acuerdo entre la escuela y los

padres

III. Desarrollar conjuntamente la Política y el Pacto de PI para el año en curso

IV. Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas

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Counselor's Corner

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How to Talk to Your Child About Their Mental Health

Talking with your child about emotional topics, such as their mental health, can feel uncomfortable. This can be due to the stigma involved, lack of information or even fears of possible blame.

It may seem much easier to talk about other medical problems, such as food allergies, asthma or diabetes. There is typically more information available about those conditions, they are easy to diagnosis with medical tests and people seldom think they are anyone’s fault.

Too frequently, people blame mental health challenges on the person experiencing them by saying they aren’t trying hard enough, or they are doing something wrong. In result, we can feel like it’s our “fault,” or even our child’s “fault,” when they are facing mental health challenges.

However, openly talking to your children is a great way to help decrease this stigma. It can be tough to know how to start the conversation — let’s consider some helpful ways to talk with your children about their mental health.


Download “Meet Little Monster” Coloring & Activity Book


To help foster dialogue between children and the safe adults in their lives, as well as provide children a tool for helping express and explore their feelings in a fun, creative and empowering way, NAMI offers “Meet Little Monster,” a mental health coloring and activity book, available for download at no-cost in both English and Spanish.

Created by NAMI Washington, “Meet Little Monster” was developed in response to both the COVID-19 pandemic, when children were suddenly cut off from their friends, teachers, coaches, club leaders and school counselors, and the Black Lives Matter protests for racial justice after the murder of George Floyd. The book also includes a list of mental health resources.


Make An Analogy To A Medical Problem


Children often hear about their medical problems. They understand that if they have asthma, their lungs and airways tighten up in response to dust, pets, cold or exercise. They know that the wheezing makes them uncomfortable, so they need to take medications for relief and avoid situations that may trigger an attack.

Similarly, you can let your child know that mental health concerns, like anxiety, depression, ADHD and OCD, among others, are also physical conditions that start with their brain. The brain controls feelings, thoughts and behavior — like the “central headquarters” of the body. Sometimes, the brain gets “knocked off balance,” but, like other medical problems, they can learn to manage this with treatment, which can include medications and behavioral support (stress reduction, relaxation, psychotherapies, etc.).


Give Them Concrete Explanations


Children can understand mental health issues better if they have a concrete explanation. Here is an example of how you could explain panic attacks:

“If you walked across the street and a car was about to hit you, you would jump out of the way, feel scared, have a racing heart, feel dizzy or hyperventilate (breathe too fast). All of this is a normal fight-or-flight response to a real threat of danger. A panic attack can include all the same physical and emotional reactions, except there is no car about to hit you. And while this might seem scary, there are ways to deal with it.


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Upcoming Events

  • PTO Meeting
  • HSI-Houston Volleyball Game
  • HIS- Houston Flag Football Game