The Scoop from the Snake-pit!

Dessau MS Library News May 2022


By the grace of all strength, sanity and sensibilities, we've made it to the end of the school year! Allow that to marinate a minute...let's breathe in through our noses and out through our mouths...and then, let's CELEBRATE that this month begins with acknowledging our educators!! Happy Teacher Appreciation Month to all of us! Can't nary a soul say we aren't committed to our students, staff & school! I applaud your efforts, your discretion in using your sick days to care for yourself and the devotion given to our students and PfISD community. Blessings to all of us as we head into this summer season of rest, rejuvenation and rejoicing!
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May the 4th Be With You!

If you know me, then my cult-addiction is my beloved Star well as all it's spin-off franchise shows, collectibles, etc. THANK YOU to my colleague, Jo Patrick, for slinging this galactic resource together. Please check out this wonderful SORA online resources sharing some fun literary resources! There's reading to be had online with just a click of the link. All PfISD students can automatically login to SORA with their stu.pfisd email address.
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KQED Spark - Julie Chen

America's Teachers Are Facing a Mental Health Crisis, Too!

Here are four helpful tips for teachers to look out for their own mental health as the school year continues:

  1. Make time to reflect by focusing on positive experiences, not just the negative ones.
  2. Do not underestimate yourself and your abilities as an educator.
  3. Recognize your emotions. Use mindfulness practices like yoga and deep breathing when you are feeling stressed.
  4. Reach out to others. Find a therapist or another licensed professional to speak to if you are feeling overwhelmed and suffering.

*For more details on this resource, click here.
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Dessau MS Library

The library is open daily from 8:00am-3:30pm. I take "C" lunch from 12:25-12:55, closing briefly for nourishment. Reserving the library can be made here. Please send students with a legitimate pass on their agenda from their classroom instructor (name, date/time of student & staff) and reason for their visit.