MIND Your Health Newsletter

September 2022

Welcome Back to School!

The first days of school has come and gone! MLSD is excited for this new school year and all the possibilities it brings with it. For new and returning families, this monthly newsletter will be a guide of health and wellness resources, tips, and nice-to-know. Let's make this school year the best yet!
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Help is Here for Rental and Utility Assistance

Medical Lake Community Outreach is here to help Medical Lake residents pay their past rent and utilities through the ARPA Grant. Please contact us at 509.299.3819 or come to the office on Wednesdays or Fridays from 9:30am to 1:30p. If you have any questions or want to set an appointment please call us at 509.299.3819 or email us at medicallakecommunityoutreach@live.com for an intake form that we can send to you.

Thank you,

Kirsti and Twyla, Co-Directors of Medical Lake Community Outreach

(509) 299-3819

207 S. Washington, Medical Lake, WA 99022

World Physical Therapy Day (September 8)

Help our PT's celebrate their special day! There are considerable advantages when undergoing pediatric physical therapy that may not only benefit a child physically, but mentally too. Physical therapy helps children learn to successfully and independently perform gross motor skills and functional mobility skills. As a child begins to successfully develop these skills, it creates a greater form of independence that helps contribute to achieving a higher sense of self-esteem. Though physical therapy for children provides a safer form of development and strengthening, it is also capable of being an essential preventative measure by addressing any muscle imbalance or weakness.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, bringing awareness to pediatric cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a time when we celebrate advances in childhood cancer treatment and survivorship care, remember the children we’ve lost, and engage new advocates to join in our mission of achieving a day when every child with cancer can live a long and healthy life. Show your support by wearing gold.

For information https://www.childrenscancercause.org/september

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National Suicide Prevention Month

#BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention and actions that can promote healing, help and give hope.

The national Suicide Prevention/Crisis line has changed! It is now three easy numbers of 988 where you can call or text to receive help.

How to "be the one to be" check https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/promote-national-suicide-prevention-month/

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The H.U.B.

Come in for a cup of coffee and connect with other members of the community in an embracing environment. Or come in alone and enjoy the calm atmosphere!

Parent Partner and Social Workers will be on site to help with questions, navigate resources, and build partnership.

Contact our Parent Partner, Nikki Bauman, with any questions at:

nbauman@mlsd.org, 509.565.3109

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-11:00am

Located: 317 N Broad Street, Medical Lake

Medical Lake Community Workshops

Medical Lake Community FREE Workshops/Classes @ the Medical Lake School District Wellness Center - 317 N. Broad Street, Medical Lake, WA, 99022

We are offering free onsite childcare. See below for details!

Sep 28, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)~ 4:00-6:00pm

Oct 11, Understanding Threat Assessments completed in our Schools~ 5:00-7:00pm

Oct 19, What to Know about IEP's and 504's~ 3:30-5:30pm

Nov 2, Food & Mood~ 4:00-6:00pm

Nov 9, Anxiety and our Kids~ 3:30-5:30pm

For a full description of the classes click here: Facilitators and Class Description

Registration is not required for Community Members.

Washington State Educators click here to register: https://www.pdenroller.org/medical-lake/catalog


  • All Washington State Teachers, attending any of the classes offered to receive FREE Certified Clock Hours.

  • MLSD Staff: PdEnroller is not linked to our Skyward Employee system, and therefore, we do not automatically receive notice or information regarding the earning of hours through PdEnroller. In order to have those hours be recorded in Skyward, you still need to print out a transcript from PdEnroller and submit it with the appropriate signed documentation by you and your supervisor. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rachel Lawson at 3137 or via email.

Free onsite Child Care during workshops

MLSD MIND Your Health & Wellness

If you would like to access FREE mental health services through our district for adults, children, couples, and families, complete this online & confidential form: Mental Health Referral (you can scan the QR code as well) or send a confidential email to mindyourhealth@mlsd.org

As a reference, and should you find yourself, family member or friend in need of assistance as a result of extreme distress, please contact one of the community services noted below.

  • 911/ Crime Check 509.456.2233

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis LIFELINE (text or call)

  • Inland Northwest Behavioral Health: 509.992.1888

  • Regional Crisis Line: 877.266.1818

  • Washington Recovery Hotline: 866.789.1511

On behalf of the entire MIND Your Health MLSD Wellness Team, we wish you, your loved ones and friends, good health!

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Non Discrimination Notice

Medical Lake School District does not discriminate with respect to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: District Data-HR Coordinator, civilrights@mlsd.org, 116 W Third St, Medical Lake Wa 99022 (509)565‐3100, Title IX Coordinator, titleix@mlsd.org, 116 W Third St, Medical Lake Wa 99022 (509)565‐3100, Section 504 Coordinator, section504@mlsd.org, 116 W Third St, Medical Lake Wa 99022 (509)565‐3100