February Family Newsletter

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Social & Emotional Learning Competency  

Relationship Skills    

  • Positive communication & social skills 
  • Constructive relationships
  • Conflict resolution   
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Theme of the Month

National School Counselor Week 

National School Counseling Week 2021 (#NSCW21), "School Counselors: All In for All Students," will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. 

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Kindness Month

Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward. 

Kindness Challenge:

In the month of February we challenge all, big and small to sprinkle kindness everywhere you go. Post pictures of your school family sprinkling kindness and tag the Duncanville ISD Counseling Department FB page or Duncanville ISD’s Counseling Twitter page no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 19th. 

  • FB: Duncanville ISD Counseling Department 

  • Twitter: @DvilleISDCS

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Helpful Tips

Breathing techniques to use with your child

Teaching Kindness At Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic 

Modeling kindness can be challenging during these times. Take a look at how you can still model compassion during a pandemic. Read More >

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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. 

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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Words of Wisdom

"Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It's anything that lifts another person." 

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Books for the Family

Parenting Book

The 5 Love Languages of Children                                                                          by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, M.D.                                                      

The 5 love languages of children

Children's Book

I Am Enough                                                                                                                by Grace Byers                                                                                                    

I Am Enough

Teen Book

Just As You Are: A Teens Guide to Self Acceptance and Lasting Self-Esteem                                                                                                                            by Michelle Skeen PsyD, Kelly Skeen                                                            

Just as you are a teen's guide to self-acceptance & lasting self-esteem
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A Self Love Diet: 7 Emotionally Healthy Ideas You'll Love

If you’d like to bring more love to your relationship with food, but don’t know where to start then these self-love diet tips are for you Read more >

Eight Ways to Sneak in Exercise at Work 

Here are 8 clever ways to sneak in exercise at work, whether it’s in your classroom, the hallways, or gym! Read more >


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