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TDPACS Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact Mrs. Akan, Principal?

The principal is available to assist any family with questions or concerns. The most efficient way to contact her is through the use of email.  You may reach her by phone at 281-227-4703, please leave a detailed voice message and she will return your call as quickly as possible.

       

What if my child forgets his lunch?

You may bring your child’s lunch to the front office by 10:00 am and it will be delivered to the classroom before they go to the cafeteria. Please note; the front office will not make deliveries after 10:00 am, and “fast food” and sugary foods will not be delivered to the student. If you want to provide “fast food” for your student, you must take it to the cafeteria at your student’s lunch time.

 

What if my child needs to leave during the school day?

You may check your child out at the front office for appointments. Be sure to bring your photo ID and it may take a few minutes to locate your child from specials or the playground. If you take your child out prior to 10:00, please bring a note from the doctor and present it upon your return to school. This will prevent your child from having an absence. If the student has an early appointment and comes to school afterwards, bring a note from the doctor and the student will not be charged with a tardy for the day. Tardiness and late check-ins, even with a doctor’s note, will count against perfect attendance counts. Students may not be checked out after 2:30, as they will be moving to their dismissal locations at that time.

 

Can I eat lunch with my child?

Yes, adults are always welcome to come and join us for lunch.  The price for an adult lunch is $3.50. The office can tell you what time your child goes to lunch.  You can also see what is on the menu by clicking on the Child Nutrition Menu button on our website.

 

Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION

The February newsletter (Volume 16, 3rd Quarter), The Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION, is available in English, Spanish, German, Korean, and Vietnamese https://www.esc16.net/page/title1swi.3_newsletter%20-%20Copy 

This edition of the newsletter includes articles about Fun Things during Spring Break, Nutrition for Kids, Kids and Exercise, Ways to Motivate Your Child, Teaching Children Personal Safety, Teaching Children Anger Management, and The Only Parenting Advice You Really Need.

Conexión de participación de los padres y la familia

El boletín de febrero (Volumen 16, 3er trimestre), The Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION, está disponible en inglés, español, alemán, coreano y vietnamita. https://www.esc16.net/page/title1swi.3_newsletter%20-%20Copy Esta edición del boletín incluye artículos sobre cosas divertidas durante las vacaciones de primavera, nutrición para niños, niños y ejercicio, maneras de motivar a su hijo, enseñar a los niños la seguridad personal, enseñar a los niños a controlar la ira y el único consejo para padres que realmente necesita.

 

How to Talk to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

With news of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, everywhere, many parents and caregivers are wondering what to say to their children to be reassuring. The truth is the coronavirus has been on most people’s minds and has been a topic of conversation from the workplace to the playground.

 

For this reason, it is normal and reasonable to assume most children will have already heard a lot about it.  However, when children don’t have the facts, they fill in the blanks with their own beliefs.  It is so important to start a conversation and to continue sharing the facts about what we do know and to remember, it’s okay to not have all the answers. The following are some things to consider when talking with children.

 

  1. Deal with your own anxiety and fears before speaking with your child. Children look to adults to know how to respond. Look at the conversation as an opportunity to convey the facts and to set the emotional tone.
  2. Don’t be afraid to talk about it. Take cues from the child and let them ask questions or share what they are feeling. Not talking about something can actually make children worry more. Share what you know and focus on what we CAN do. We can wash our hands; cover our mouths when we sneeze or cough, practice social distancing, etc.
  3. Be developmentally appropriate with what you share. Children just want to feel safe. Make sure you are sticking to business just like during other school breaks. Structured days with regular meal times and bed times are an essential part of keeping kids happy and healthy. Predictability helps all of us feel more secure.
  4. Keep the conversations going. Allow everyone to express how they are feeling.
  5. Remind everyone that we are going to do everything we can to stay healthy and to keep those around us healthy as well.