A Family Newsletter: Week of April 30th
2018-2019 MISD School Calendar is Released!
Golden Nuggets from the Counselor
Is this Normal??
Is This Normal?
As parents we are generally very intuitive about our children. We might be the first ones to sense that something is not quite right with our child. What do we do when we have concerns about our child’s development, learning or emotional state?
Observe your child carefully
Watch for patterns of behavior
Talk with other adults who know your child well (teachers, relatives, neighbors, etc.)
Observe other children your child’s age to see if these behaviors are typical for this age
Talk with other parents with children your child’s age
Seek professional help if problems seem to be serious
Where to get help: Where to get help:
Pediatrician or family physician
School counselor, teachers or daycare workers
Mental health professionals (counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist)
Child Development publications Problems in children can be corrected.
Problems in children can be corrected. What’s most important is that parents take early steps to get appropriate help for their children.
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REACH Council Prescription Drug Take Back
REACH Council and the Midlothian Police Dept. will be having a Drug Enforcement Agency sponsored prescription drug take back on Saturday 4/28, from
10am-1:30pm in the ACE Hardware parking lot. We will be providing free and anonymous disposal of unused, unwanted and expired medications. The main goal of the Take Back is to reduce the amount of prescription drug abuse in our community.
If your school would consider helping put the word out to parents it would be greatly appreciated. Whether through social media, school websites or fliers, your assistance will go a long way.
I’ve attached a flier for the event, if you’re willing to hand out individual fliers REACH would be happy to print up more for you, just let us know and we’ll provide what you need.
You can contact me with any questions, my contact information is below this email. Officer Curtis Hughes is the Midlo PD contact as well.
If you are curious about the program on a national level here is the DEA’s informational link:
A Note from Nurse Martin
Spring is here and the sun is out! It is important that everyone takes the time to protect our skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following:
- Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
- SPF 30 or higher
- Water resistance
Sunscreen alone cannot fully protect you. In addition to wearing sunscreen, dermatologists recommend taking the following steps to protect your skin.
- Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, when possible.
- Use extra caution near water, snow and sand as they reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.
- Get vitamin D safely through a healthy diet that may include vitamin supplements.
For more information visit https://www.aad.org/media/stats/prevention-and-care/sunscreen-faqs
Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist
What's Happening at Baxter?!
Upcoming Events and Activities
Friday, May 4: Robotics Competition
May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 8: Kinder Camp
Monday, May 14th: 3rd and 4th grade Math STAAR Test, 5th grade 2nd Administration
Tuesday, May 15th: 3rd and 4th grade Reading STAAR Test, 5th grade 2nd Administration
Wednesday, May 16th: 5th grade Science STAAR Test
Thursday, May 17th: STAAR Make-up tests
Friday, May 18th: NO SCHOOL
Friday, May 25th: Field Day