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(For 2/15/21-2/19/21 ) Learn. Empower. Accept. Develop.

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Upcoming

Friday, February 12 - Student Holiday/Staff Development Day

Monday, February 15 - District Holiday

Tuesday, February 16 - Remote Learning Day

Thursday, February 25 - MISD Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting: 6:00-7:30 pm, LCHS

Tuesday, March 9 - Garden Day for 5th Grade

March 15 - 19 Spring Break

Wednesday, March 24 - Spring Pictures

Thursday, March 25 - MISD Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting: 6:00-7:30 pm, ESC

Tuesday, March 30 - Report Cards go Home

Friday, April 2 - District Holiday

Tuesday, April 13 - Garden Day for 4th Grade

Tuesday, April 20 - Progress Reports go Home

Wednesday, April 28 - 1 pm Elementary Early Release

Tuesday, May 18 - Garden Day for 3rd Grade

Monday, May 24 - 1 pm Elementary Early Release

Tuesday, May 25 - 1 pm Elementary Early Release

7 Habits at Home: Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Reflective Listening and “Listen First, Talk Second”

When someone is speaking, the listener can use reflective listening to let the speaker know they are really listening to what is being said. Here is an example to help you get started:


Speaker: “I don’t want to play with her. She is mean to me.”

Listener: “You seem to feel ____________ (feeling) about ___________ (subject).”


In some situations, discerning a feeling and a subject may be more complicated. Here are some simple phrases and questions you can use to keep the door open for understanding:

  • Tell me more about that.

  • Can you give me an example?

  • You’re saying...

  • I am hearing that...Is that what you are telling me?

  • How does that make you feel?

Nurse Notes

Dear Lone Star Families,

Have a great 4-day weekend! We get some extra time with our valentines! If you have not read or heard of Gary Chapman's , The Five Love Languages , I recommend it highly. Just like keeping cardiac and circulatory system health a priority, keeping our heart healthy in our most precious relationships can easily get bumped down on the "to do list".

In his #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®, Dr. Gary Chapman presents a simple truth: relationships grow best when we speak each other's love language. I feel most loved by my spouse when he mops the floor or completes a task on the endless "honey do" list. I wanted to throw at him whatever special occasion gift and perfect Hallmark card he presented to me in our earlier decades. This was after he spent hours shopping for me while I was home alone taking care of our babies. He was totally clueless that my love language is acts of service. I had no idea his love languages are gifts and words of affirmation. He was giving me love but I could not understand it. It was as if he was speaking to me in Greek! The only word I know in Greek is falafel and I never have eaten one. He was completely perplexed how I could be furious with him. We had to learn to give love in the other's love language. Dr. Chapman has also identified physical touch and quality time as major love languages. My sisters and I identified dessert as our mom's and giant slabs of meat as our dad's love languages. So, there are some outliers, for sure.

Check out the links below for more info on love languages, heart health for women and all things Covid.


https://www.5lovelanguages.com/5-love-languages/


https://www.goredforwomen.org/

http://schools.misd.org/page/MonicaLemke-Home


Please continue to reach out to the nurse's office for any questions or concerns.


Thank you,

Monica Lemke, R.N.

LSE School Nurse

936-276-4523

monica.lemke@misd.org
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Weekly COVID Positive Case Notification (February 8-12)

Dear Lone Star Elementary Parents and Staff,


This week, we did not receive any positive notification of COVID-19 for students or staff within our building


There is no concern with close contact at this time. A close contact is defined as someone within 6 feet of the individual for 15 minutes or longer without protective face coverings or someone who was directly exposed to infectious secretions. We feel it is our responsibility to keep our parents and staff informed as much as possible during this time. Disinfecting of the building continues to happen on a nightly basis. Teachers and staff are diligently cleaning commonly touched surfaces throughout the day according to TEA Guidelines.


We are taking every step possible to stop the spread to others. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to consult with your health care provider and communicate with your campus nurse. We will continue to monitor the situation and report required information to the Montgomery County Health Department.


Sincerely,

Lone Star Elementary Administration