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You may qualify for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Even partially qualifying can help you stretch your food dollar, and may also benefit other families in the David Douglas School District.
Here’s how: Schools that are Community Eligible can provide free meals to every student in the school. Schools become Community Eligible based on the number of families in the attendance area who qualify for SNAP. Five schools in David Douglas already qualify for Community Eligibility, and all students in those schools receive free meals. We hope to bring free meals for all students to all of our schools.
Applying for SNAP benefits online is easy. Just go to https://apps.state.or.us/onlineApplication
If you want assistance, call 1-855-626-2050 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
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The tooth taxi will be at Earl Boyles providing services to our students the week of September 24 from 9AM to 4PM.
We wanted to let you know that we have adopted a Social and Emotional Learning curriculum and framework this year called, “MindUP.” It consists of 15-lessons designed to help your child flourish and become more resilient. Children who are engaged in MindUP classrooms are more optimistic, empathetic, compassionate and have lower levels of stress and anxiety. When combined with key principles and practices at school and at home it can help children develop self-regulation and focus, an improved ability to work well with others and improved relationships with themselves, siblings and with the community. If you would like more information, please visit our school website, you will find a “MindUP Parent Guide” in the “Parent Resource” folder.
We look forward to taking this journey with you!
Background: In the past, the after-school SUN program used to have a 2-Day schedule: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. In 2016, it was changed to a 4-day schedule: Monday to Thursday. I need to know which one you prefer! Please take a moment to complete a brief survey and help me. It will not take more than 1 to 5 minutes of your time:
online link: https://goo.gl/forms/5ZbvklrN3FTxAfty1 The survey is also posted up by the main office.
- Pros of a 2-day schedule: more students served, usually without a waiting list. Children are free to join other community activities (sports, scouts, etc.) or spend more time at home after school. Children are less burnt out after spending many hours/days at school every week
- Cons of a 2 day schedule: less childcare for families, more administrative work for SUN staff, it can be confusing to apply
- Pros of a 4-day program: students have more time to build a community and solid relationships with SUN staff, 4 days of childcare, a consistent / less confusing schedule.
- Cons of a 4 day schedule: Normally more than 50 children on the waiting list! Children get burnt out (the staff does too!), Kids are locked in to commitment of 4 days after school
Earl Boyles Fall SUN Program 2018!
Wednesday, 9/19: Students receive SUN applications in their Wednesday folders
Friday, 9/28: Applications are due!
Wednesday, 10/3: Students receive confirmation or waitlist letter in their Wednesday folders
Monday, 10/15: Fall SUN Starts!
Please be diligent about checking your child’s Wednesday folder!