FuelEd supplies are here! -Breathing Makes It Better – resource round-up 10/15

Counselor Corner  /  News & Events Ms. Snyder and Leo the Lion show off a stack of 4th grade supply boxes.

Lions, so many things are happening this week! First of all, our FuelEd supplies have arrived. Thanks to Ms. Luckett, I was able to make an unboxing video of a 4th grade kit. And Miss Chizum made one for 3rd grade!

Wow! So many fun things. As you’re getting your supplies, please make a plan for how you’re going to be able to keep them stored and organized. Here are some ideas that might be helpful:

  • Organizational strategies. (email hannah_snyder@ddsd40.org if you have a great idea!)
    1. Keep materials in their subject boxes as they are
    2. Divide materials into three boxes/areas:
      • Books (textbooks, picturebooks, readers, etc)
      • Student workbooks
      • Supplies (use large zip-top bags to keep subject areas together)
    3. Use tubs, a dresser or a file cabinet to store supplies.
  • If you have more than one student with FuelEd supplies, consider using a color-coding system to keep track of supplies. (when I was little, I was blue, and my sisters were pink and yellow, respectively- even our clothes, sometimes!)
  • Learning Coach guides – these are designed for adult helpers. You may use them as much or as little as you want (or recycle them or return them to school).

Toolbox: Breathing Tool

The 🌬️Breathing Tool 🌬️ is the first tool in our Toolbox. Check it out:

Ms. Snyder talks about the 🌬️Breathing Tool 🌬️

I don’t know about you, but I use the Breathing Tool just about every day – if a Meet is lagging, I read the news, or someone cuts me off in traffic! When do you use your breathing tool?

We’ve also been learning about FEELINGS & EMOTIONS – here is a story that talks about feelings and the breathing tool!

Ms. Snyder reads Breathing Makes it Better, by Christopher Willard and Wendy O’Leary

Resource Roundup

  • FuelEd Supplies are here!  Families can pick them up on October 21st (last name A-L) and 22nd (M-Z).
  • Did you know that you can translate the captions in a Meet?  If you or your student are more comfortable reading in another language, check out: Translate CC and Chat in Meet.  Here is a demo:   Translate in Google Meet – Watch Video
  • Lines for Life has a new Racial Equity Support Line: 503-575-3764.  The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed primarily by people of color, designed to support those who are feeling the daily impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as struggles with immigration and other cross-cultural issues. The line is available weekdays from 9am-5pm, Pacific Time.
  • East Multnomah County supply distribution – tomorrow!  School & household supplies, bus tickets, PPE.  See flyers in English and Spanish.
  • EVICTION MORATORIUM UPDATE:  The Governor has issued a new Executive Order, ensuring that Oregon renters are protected from eviction until December 31, 2020.  Landlords will not be able to evict tenants for nonpayment during this time as well as serve most kinds of no-cause notices until the end of the moratorium.  Click HERE for more information.
  • Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) was approved to provide Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to students in September
    • The amount of September P-EBT benefits is based on the school districts start date. All that are eligible will receive at least $100 and some will receive more benefits based on when school began. Find out more about the benefits you’ll receive based on your school district here.
    • Press release with more information
    • Website
  • Portland Means Progress is having a couple of trainings about racial equity and business. See and register for events here. (Free
  • Race Talks has a Engaging Democracy talk coming up this week that includes BIPOC staffers in government and community advocacy organizations
  • Depression and the workplace webinar from Right Direction.