Employee Wellness Newsletter

Support the Spread of Wellness

September 2022

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About Us

Our Employee Wellness and Support Services will provide you information on mental, physical, nutritional, and financial health through support and guidance, as well as promoting personal and professional productivity through educational engagement. Visit our website for more information about Employee Wellness and Support Services: Employee Wellness and Support Services
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The IISD EWS Newsletter

This newsletter will provide you with information on emotional, mental, physical and nutritional health. We will focus on how to help you be proactive about your health and well-being. The EWS Newsletter will also provide support & guidance resources that we hope will assist you in dealing with stressors and challenges.

"Dear Ask Anything Anonymously"

Time to ask! Do you have questions that you want to ask regarding wellness? Send us your questions via email at iisdewsresources@irvingisd.net. We will anonymously post and answer your questions on our next newsletter.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. The theme for 2022 is 'Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation."

Source: National Archives News

Mental Health

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Self Care September

September is National Self-Care Awareness Month! Self-care can often be described as performing a series of actions to improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. When you are unable to care for yourself, it can be nearly impossible to care for others as well. Therefore, self-care allows you to establish a positive mindset that will translate to good feelings and emotions for you and others around you. By taking the time to let yourself recharge, you will improve the outlook of yourself and others and develop significantly lower unhealthy amounts of stress.

Use the month of September to make self-care a part of your daily routine – practice being good to yourself. It can be as simple as a conscious breath in the morning or as luxurious as time away from everyday life pressures. The kindness we show towards ourselves will manifest into a kinder world of yourself and others as well as develop significantly lower unhealthy amounts of stress.

Access the Calendar Here

Source: Behavioral Corner

Physical Health

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Back to School Contest with SunstoneFit

Your campus/building has a chance to win a 💰$500💰 giftcard, winner's choice!

Buy supplies for your campus/building, cater breakfast, do a coffee run, you pick!

SunstoneFit is excited to partner with Irving ISD Employee Wellness and Support & with ALL IISD campuses/buildings! We are a Las Colinas studio that offers yoga, pilates, barre, and fitness classes, both in-studio and on-demand. Through our partnership we provide a FREE monthly membership to ALL IISD employees, a $119 value.

To participate and WIN encourage your staff to register for ANY of our in-studio or on-demand classes in the month of September.

Here are the contest rules:

1. Contest will run Sept 1-30

2. Register & attend a class in-studio or on-demand, each staff member will count as ONE entry no matter how many classes they attend

3. Staff will scan the QR code for class credit

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Well onTarget Fitness Program

The Fitness Program is your fitness benefit brought to you through your Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plan! It’s convenient and flexible to help you meet your goals, within your budget and on your time.

The Fitness Program gets you unlimited access to thousands of participating gyms, on-demand workouts and live virtual classes. The cost varies per month depending on the gym package you choose, plus applicable taxes. That means you can use gyms and access virtual workouts wherever you are - at home, near work or while traveling!

In addition, you’ll have access to discounts (up to 30%) through a nationwide Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) network of over 20,000 health and well-being providers such as massage therapists, personal trainers and nutrition counselors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://https://healthselect.bcbstx.com/health-and-wellness-incentives/fitness-program

Nutritional Health

11 Healthy Fall Foods — and the Best Ways to Eat Them

The autumn harvest includes a variety of root vegetables and crisp fruits — perfect for creating comforting meals to enjoy as the weather begins to cool. And good news for you: Those same delicious fall vegetables and fruits come loaded with health perks, so you’ll want to eat up.

Check out some of fall’s best fruits and vegetables and how you can enjoy them to reap their health benefits!

Source: Everyday Health

Financial Health

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Foundation 99 Webinar - "Your Credit Score Might be Costing You"

When: September 13th, 4:30 PM CST

Identify the components of your credit score and how your financial habits can have an impact on your credit health. Learn how to manage credit to improve your credit score in preparation for life's major events.

Register to attend at: https://foundation99.org/courses/

Attend live for a chance to WIN a $50 gift card from Foundation 99!

Register for your FREE Foundation 99 account at: https://foundation99.org/ then click on register.

Schedule a FREE meeting with a financial coach at: https://foundation99.org/coaching/
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Newsletter Questions/Suggestions/Comments?


Jose Villasenor (Strategist) | Veronica Maples | Nedra Brown | Jonathan Olszewski

(Cluster Leads)

Jovillasenor@irvingisd.net | Vmaples@irvingisd.net | Nbrown@irvingisd.net |


972-600-5249 | 972-600-3133


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