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David Douglas Kids Closet
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
Report to Parents Publication
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!
We have had a wonderful opportunity this year to begin our year with a District adopted curriculum called Mind-Up. The curriculum is aimed at helping students learn about the brain and how it works. We have had many lessons on using our senses to notice things around us. We have had lessons about three important parts of our brains and how these parts work together to help us learn.The song below is one that is included in the lessons for students to remember the parts of the brain.
We hope you’ve noticed your child talking about some of these lessons. Maybe you have heard your child mention the three parts of the brain we have been focused on: the amygdala, the prefrontal cortex, and the hippocampus. If you have any questions regarding the curriculum, or lessons please don’t hesitate to call us at 503.256.6554.
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!
PARENT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH
Meet in Lending Library
Childcare provided! in English & Spanish
Come learn how to volunteer:
- In the lending library (training provided by a Multnomah County library! Gain valuable job skill experience)
- Helping teachers/staff using the copier/laminator
- Fulfill popcorn requests
ORIENTACIÓN Y ENTRENAMIENTO PARA PADRES VOLUNTARIOS!
MARTES 30 DE OCTUBRE
Lugar de reunión: biblioteca de préstamo
Habrá Cuidado de niños
En inglés y español
Ven a aprender cómo ser voluntario:
- En la biblioteca de préstamos (capacitación proporcionada por una biblioteca del Condado de Multnomah. Obtenga una valiosa experiencia en habilidades laborales)
- Ayudar a los maestros / personal utilizando la copiadora / laminadora.
- Cumplir con las solicitudes de palomitas de maíz …y más!
Retake Day is Almost Here!
November 15, 2018
Your retake day is quickly approaching. If we did not see you on picture day or you would like a new image, do not miss out on ordering pictures for your student.
Pre-orders for picture packages may be placed online now at https://ios.mydorian.com using your school’s access key provided here RZB9ZJHG. Online pre-orders using your school’s access key are available up to 4 days after retake day.