April Staff Newsletter

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Social & Emotional Learning Competency  


  • Emotional awareness   
  • Accurate Self perception & recognizing strengths 
  • Awareness of external supports
  • Personal responsibility     

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Helpful Tips

How to Be a Kindness Role Model for Your Kids

We can inspire our kids to be kinder by talking about and practicing kindness ourselves. Read more >

Parenting events & tips

Family and Community Engagement

Parent University is continuing through the Spring.

We're bringing you the information you need to better connect, engage, and succeed. Visit www.duncanvilleisd.org/FACE to access the events calendar and join.

Recordings of past sessions are available on our YouTube channel.

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Community Resources

Are you or someone you know in need of assistance? 

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  • Housing & Shelter
  • Food Assistance
  • Counseling Resources
  • Alcohol Resources
  • Grief Support

If so, please click here for more information. 

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Words of Wisdom

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. 

-Neil Gaiman   

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3 Mindfulness Practices to Improve Decision-Making Skills 

Here are a few effective practices that can help you see through the cloudiness of mental overwhelm and improve your decision-making skills and learn how to best achieve your goals. Read more >

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Fitness 4Mind4Body: Diet and Nutrition 

The quality of the food you eat can impact your overall physical and mental health. Eating nutritious foods can go a long way toward achieving a healthy lifestyle, so make every bite count.  Read more >

Is Drinking Water Good For Your Mental Health? 

On a very basic level, dehydration makes you feel awful. Even just the early signs of dehydration can affect your concentration and mood, leaving you feeling tired and drained. Headaches are another symptom of dehydration adding to a catalog of symptoms that will leave you feeling down. Read more >