It's School Time! Make it a SAFE Year.
Parents it is time to send your children back to school. This year is going to be different than ever before. Students will have anxieties about classes, meeting new classmates, additionally this year safety is at the forefront. Begin talking with your children about hygiene issues. Of course bathing, fresh clothing, brushing teeth and now doing The Five. These five behaviors can keep your child safe.
In school, students practice fire drills. These exercises help children get out of dangerous environments. At home, practice The Five: Wash your hands, cough into your elbow, Don't touch your face, stay 6 feet apart and if your child is feeling sick, please keep them home.
Take Care of Yourself
July is Mental Health Awareness Month.
We know that there are times when we are just not okay. Please know that it's normal and it's okay. We need to learn how to take care of ourselves, reach out to professionals if need be.
Tchiki Davis, Ph.D., states that It’s so important to make sure you take good
care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick.
Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise
regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of
self-care and can help you stay healthy, happy, and
RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON:
1. Never shake a man’s hand, sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
Get Home Safely: 10 Rules
1. Be polite and respectful when stopped
by the police. Keep your mouth closed.
2. Remember that your goal is to get home
safely. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you and your parents
have the right to file a formal complaint with your local police
3. Don’t, under any circumstance, get
into an argument with the police.
4. Always remember that anything you say
or do can be used against you in court.
Be Healthy, Get Moving.
Grab the kids and take them outside. Now is the time to get moving. Run, jump, skate, dance, hike, swim, jog, walk, just do some physical activity. Drink plenty of water and take in the sun. Make sure you use sunscreen lotion. Make today a fun, healthy day.
While school is out for the summer, it can be a great time to prepare your children for school in the fall. The coming year will be a challenge for parents, teachers and students. There is just a lot of uncertainty. Will school open as we know it? Will there be a schedule shift such as alternate days for half the class, a shorter day, etc.?
Now is the time to prepare your children for a different type of school experience. Have your children been wearing masks? If not, let them start wearing mask when they are out.
Children Books On Race & Inclusion
Why is Nita Upside Down? By Roxana Bouwer, Sarah Bouwer, Emma Hearne
Sometimes, we fear that others won’t accept us because of the things that make us unique – whether we look different to others, think differently, or have other interests. The reality is that everyone of us is different in some way, and that is our strength. This short picture book is a celebration of dark-skinned bodies of all kinds.
In Skin We Are In,
To Day is Your Day
Make a note about your awesomeness.
Fake it until you make it.
Develop a plan to reach your goal.
Do positive self talk. "I can..."
Exercise your right to be happy,
Drink from the cup of hope.
Mediate, relax and visualize your next move.
Move! Nothing can be accomplished if you are sedentary.
Pitt County Community Resources
Pitt County families can receive government grants, free debt help or cash aid, and other forms of support. Students can get free back to school supplies and there are gasoline vouchers, free daycare programs, and even Christmas toys for kids.
Try contacting the Salvation Army at 252-756-3388. This non-profit charity organization from time to time will have limited funding available to help people pay certain everyday expenses. They may be able to provide funds for paying rent, utility and energy bills, housing expenses, provide food, and much more.
Breaking The Chain
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring
the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon
Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that
the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. As we remember, celebrate, and continue to fight for equality, Let strive to break the chains of discrimination to form a more just society.