Owens Counseling Corner

Alief ISD

Hello Owens Jaguars,


Several weeks ago we were all in school doing our daily tasks, learning and spending time with our friends. None of us were ready for what was to come with the spread of COVID-19. So life has become very different for all of us. We are now at home, and we are trying to connect with each other online and through technology. Your administrators, teachers and parents are all trying to help you to continue to learn with online resources. It has not been easy, but we are all helping each other and doing our best. We look forward to seeing all of you again, but in the meantime, enjoy your family and find ways to help each other. Please stay safe and healthy.

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Character Trait of the Month - Courtesy

Courtesy

Courtesy is showing respect and consideration for others.
A 6th-grader's lesson in courtesy and kindness

Staff Appreciation Week

This spring, you've faced unprecedented challenges, and you've risen to them with grace, care, and excellence. Your dedication has kept children safe, engaged, and, most importantly, in community. We see you, and we thank you.


Thank you for ALL that you do!


Please click the Flipgrids below to view messages expressing appreciation for all your hard work!


Special Message from Dr. Augustus


Owens Staff Appreciation Flipgrid

Self-Care Calendar

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Counseling Support for Students

Counseling Support for Families

SEL for Parents 101

An informational video to inform parents about SEL in schools and provide them with insights into SEL in their own parenting practices in order to support their children’s social and emotional development. Also available in Spanish.

25 simple and fun non-screen activities that children can do at home

What can teachers and parents do when there’s no school? Online learning from home offers children opportunities to develop and learn new skills at the touch of a button. There are heaps of awesome online learning platforms that can be accessed at home.


However, screen time for the entire length of the school day can have a negative effect on children's well-being. To help, this article has rounded up some fun, non-screen activities that can be done at home and support independent learning.


Non-screen Activities

How to Talk to your Kids about COVID -19

    Many of our kids may be worried or confused about COVID-19. Here is a great resource on how to talk to children about COVID-19.

    How to Talk to your kids

    How to Reach Your Counselor

    Ms. Simmons - 5th Grade Counselor

    Virtual Office Hours

    Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Phone: (832) 930 - 1351

    Email: fgsimmons@ga.aliefisd.net

    https://www.aliefisd.net/domain/4795


    Ms. Iyamu - 6th Grade Counselor

    Virtual Office Hours

    Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Phone: (832) 930 - 0339

    Email: siiyamu@ga.aliefisd.net

    https://www.aliefisd.net/domain/4795

    Crisis Support

    Emergency Situations

    • You or someone you know is a danger to themselves or others
    • Someone is a danger to you or others
    • Other life related emergency concerns


    Crisis Resources

    • Emergency Number 911
    • Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) – 1.866.970.4770 https://www.theharriscenter.org/Portals/0/MCOT.pdf
    • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness – 1.800.950.6264
    • Crisis Text Line: Text: NAMI to 741741
    • Talk Line “When you just need to talk” – 281.240. (TALK) 8255 (available 24/7)
    • Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD – 281.575.9512
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