DONALD STEM ACADEMY

December- Counseling Office News

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HELLO DONALD FAMILIES!


We made it through 2020! What a year it has been! I want to wish everyone a safe and restful holiday break and a happy holidays! Take time to recharge and spend time with your loved ones! Cherish the little things with your sweet families-snuggling and watching movies, baking cookies, driving to look at lights.


Please remember that I am here for you. Do not hesitate to call at my direct office line above or send an email, and I will reply as soon as I am available.


As always, it is an honor to serve as your school counselors!

LISD Adopt An Angel

ase Consider Adopting an Angel or Making a Monetary or Gift Card Donation

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BOOK REVIEW


A Little Spot of Christmas
by Diane Alber

This year is going to be the best Christmas EVER! Santa decided to send his favorite little Christmas SPOT down from the North Pole to help children get ready for Christmas. This SPOT is great at decorating Christmas trees, hanging lights and baking yummy cookies but soon discovers that Santa may not get a present this year! Join this little SPOT on a journey to give the gift of kindness, patience and gratitude this year as a "gift" to Santa.


Check out more this "Spot" story and more from Diane Alber at: https://dianealber.com/

Stress Reliever - Belly Breathing

A "Santa Belly Breath" is a great way to calm down this holiday season.
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SECOND STEP - BULLY PREVENTION UNIT

As you know, we are using the Second Step program in your child’s classroom. The Second Step program teaches children important skills for getting along with others and doing well in school. It also helps our school be a safe, respectful place where everyone can learn. To further help our school be a safe and respectful place, we are also going to use the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit.

In the lessons, your child will learn specific skills to help stop bullying. Students will learn how to:

• Recognize when bullying is happening

• Report bullying to a caring adult

• Refuse to let bullying happen to themselves or others

• Be a bystander who stands up and is part of the solution to bullying

PAWS IN JOBLAND

How to access:

-LISD.NET

-Students

-Learning Hub (Class Link)

-Students use their school log in

-click on PAWS in Job Land (picture of dog paw)

-Access code: TX01804 (if needed)

What is Rhithm?

  • A daily social-emotional ”check-in”.

  • Five simple categories (Mental, Emotional, Energy, Physical, Social – “MEEPS”) and an array of custom emojis.

  • 5 questions per day and a video/activity afterward based on your survey

  • Rhithm app

  • Rhithm Questions

  • Rhithm Flyer

FREE MEALS

LISD is excited to announce that the USDA released information and waivers that allow the district to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to ALL LISD students Oct. 1 through the end of the school year. This update also allows LISD to serve meals to any child age 18 and under at our curbside locations starting Monday, Oct. 5.


Free, curbside breakfast and lunch meals will be served on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 11 am – 12:30 pm at the following locations, and are open to any child age 18 and under. On Monday, meals will be distributed for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, meals will be distributed for Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Camey Elementary School
  • Huffines Middle School
  • Lewisville Elementary School
  • Lewisville High School
  • Mill Street Elementary School
  • Peters Colony Elementary School
  • Polser Elementary School
  • Rockbrook Elementary School
  • Southridge Elementary School
  • Stewart’s Creek Elementary School
  • Vickery Elementary School

If student is not present at time of pickup at curbside locations, student ID or other qualifying form of identification must be provided.

Our menus are available online at www.lisd.net/Page/21716. You can find the latest information on LISD Child Nutrition news and updates at www.lisd.net/childnutrition, and at www.lisd.net/COVID19.

If you have questions, please reach out to your respective feeder pattern's child nutrition area manager (contact information is available online at www.lisd.net/Page/22802).

Additional Food Resources Through The North Texas Food Bank

Ask An Expert Video Series

In 2018, LISD launched Ask-an-Expert, a video series aimed at helping parents continue crucial conversations with their children at home. Throughout the year, our counselors share their expertise with you, touching on some of the most important issues our students face today.

Talk, listen, and keep the conversation going. #askLISD

https://www.lisd.net/askanexpert

Important Dates

December 18 - Early Release

December 21-Jan 6 No School

January 6 - Teacher Work Day

January 7 - Start of 3rd 9 Weeks

January 18 - Martin Luther King Day/HOLIDAY

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