DRE Weekly Newsletter

The Week of November 21st-November 27th

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Monday- 5

Tuesday- 1

Wednesday- No School

Thursday- No School (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Friday- No School

Monday- 2


Wednesday- 4

Thursday- 5

Friday- 1

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November 10th-December 2nd- Youth in Need Drive (see flyer below)

November 18th-20th- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts PTO Fundraiser (see flyer below)

November 23rd-25th- No School (Thanksgiving Break)

December 12th- Late Start at 10:35 am (you can start dropping off at 10:20 am)

December 16th- DRE PTO Dines Out at Crooked Feathers from 10:30 am-10 pm (see flyer below)

December 21st-30th- No School (Winter Break)

January 2nd- Late Start at 10:35 am (you can start dropping off at 10:20 am)

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-11/21- Erik F.

-11/22- Cole K.

-11/22- Lyla M.

-11/23- Molly H.

-11/23- Mrs. Ladymon

11/23- Olivia W.

-11/26- Cayden S.

-11/27- Kayla J.

-11/27- Olivia J.

-11/28- Navy D.

-11/28- Bristol L.

-11/28- Rowan M.

-11/29- Ethan M.

-11/30- Mya D.

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What's New with the DRE PTO?

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Parents, when making a change to your child's transportation, please make sure to let the office know. We want to make sure we are sending all students home the correct way. This is important for their safety and your peace of mind as a parent. Please contact Jessica Carpenter or Kelly Griffin to make those changes. Thank you for your help!

Jessica Carpenter


636-561-2354 Ext. 48221

Kelly Griffin


636-561-2354 Ext. 48222

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Don't forget your water bottle!

Personal water bottles are highly encouraged; please send one with your child.

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Click the button below for medication and health forms.

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Helpful Ideas from your DRE Counselors!


How to Help Your Child Calm Down

Model Managing Difficult Feelings: Describe your own feelings to your child and model the coping skills you use to calm yourself, such as deep breathing or ranking the intensity of your emotions from 1-10. This will teach your child how to develop their own coping strategies and become more aware of their emotions.

Validate Your Child’s Feelings: By showing your child that you are listening and attempting to understand them, you can help to deescalate them and possibly prevent larger scale behaviors such as tantrums. It is important to remember that showing acceptance of their feelings is not the same as agreeing with them.

Utilize Active Ignoring: Ignoring inappropriate behaviors such as whining, arguing, and verbal outbursts can help to reduce the chances of these behaviors occurring again. The key to this tool’s effectiveness is to immediately give your attention back to your child as soon as they do something you can praise.

Provide Positive Attention: Providing positive attention for good behaviors increases their likelihood of reoccurring. It is important to provide praise for even your child’s seemingly small, positive behavioral changes.

Set Clear Expectations: Outbursts and tantrums can be prevented by setting clear expectations and setting up consistent routines for your child to follow. While changes can be unavoidable, their effects can be minimized by warning your child about them in advance.

Provide Options: Giving your child an option when asking them to perform a task they are unenthused about may reduce the likelihood of an outburst. This may look like giving your child the choice of which task they would like to complete first or where they want to complete it.

Plan in Advance: When you predict that a situation or scenario may be emotionally challenging for your child, prepare for it in advance by having a calm conversation prior to the event and strategizing about how you will make it through this obstacle together.

5 Special Minutes Per Day: Setting aside a small amount of time each day to spend time with your child and doing an activity of their choice can help manage your child’s stress and help foster a positive child-parent connection. These 5 minutes should not be contingent on good behavior.

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Compass Health Open Access Information

What is OPEN ACCESS at Compass Health? Open access provides clients the flexibility to walk into any of our offices when they are ready to receive


What happens during OPEN ACCESS? When the client enters the building, they are greeted by our customer relation specialists and asked to complete a few forms that will include background and financial information.

A basic screening tool is completed to determine each client's symptoms level. The client will be assigned to an access specialist at the moment, who will provide a basic introduction to the session and explain the process.

So, what IS the process? You will be asked questions so our team can understand your needs and how to assist you quickly. The access specialist and the client work together during the session to ensure the treatment recommendation is person-centered and individualized. The client will be enrolled in the recommended program that day so that services can start immediately.

What next? The treatment team will wrap around the client services and reach out for the next appointment. This ensures that all team members are on the same page and the client receives focused attention and collaboration.



St. Charles County Compass Health Services

Therapy, Psychiatry, CPRC, Dental, PCP, and more!

Complete Open Access: 8-3:30 Monday-Friday at the following

Locations to enroll in services:

St. Charles – Compass Point: 102 Compass Point Dr. (844-853-8937)

St Charles – New Town: 3785 New Town Blvd. (636-723-8486)

Troy: 91 Troy Square (844-853-8937)

Union: 1780 Old Hwy 50 East (636-582-8100)

Wentzville: 1032 Crosswinds Court (636-332-6000)

St. Charles County Resource Guide:

  • Northeast Community Action Corp. (NECAC) / Central Admin: 573-324-2231 / Housing Rent Assistance: 573-324-2055
  • Coordinated Entry (Emergency Housing Assistance): 636-856-5151
  • Eastern Region (STL) Homeless Hotline (help finding a shelter bed): 314-802-5444
  • Missouri Community Action Network: communityaction.org / 573-634-2969
  • Harvester Christian Church Food Pantry: 2950 Kings Crossing, St. Charles, MO 63303-6393, 636- 928-7651
  • New Hope Food Pantry: 3317 N Highway 94, St. Charles, MO 63301 (314-550-1974)
  • OASIS Food Pantry: 1814 Booneslick Rd., St. Charles, MO 63301 (636-723-003
  • Bridgeway Behavioral Health Women's Center - Domestic Violence Shelter: P.O. Box 51, St.Charles, MO 63301 (636- 224-1800 / Hotline: 877-946-6854)

Call us, we are here to help!

For Appointments, call: 844-853-8937

Crisis Line/Disaster Hotline: 888-237-4567

For additional information, please visit: www.compasshealthnetwork.org

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