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DOD/MILITARY LIAISON COUNSELOR

SUMMER CONTACT
For assistance, the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station School Liaison Officer is Leslie Flynn and she can be contacted at:  361-961-2625 (office) or via email leslie.flynn@navy.mil

Below are some resources which may be helpful.
Campus Counselors

If you have questions about Flour Bluff ISD, to see the website: http://www.flourbluffschools.net/ 

Registration Information for FBISD:  http://www.flourbluffschools.net/html/registration/index.html
 
Transfer Policy for FBISD:  http://www.flourbluffschools.net/html/info/transfer_policy.html 

Military Family Liaison Counselor for Grades PK-8: http://hs.flourbluffisd.org/group_profile_view.aspx?id=ca9ab54a-1f1e-4ece-9644-30954f0d7197 

Responding to the Military Child with Exceptional Needs: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp 
What is the Exceptional Family Member Program?
The EFMP supports military families with special medical and educational needs. 
The program has three components:
   1. Identification and enrollment of a family member with special medical or educational needs
   2. Assignment coordination to determine the availability of services at the projected duty station
   3. Family support to help families identify and access programs and services

Texas Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children:  http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.162.htm




Are you a DOD or Military Connected Family? Sign up here to have your students PK-8th grade participate in working with the DOD/Military Liaison Counselor Individually, in groups, as well as participate in lunch bunches and numerous activities throughout the school year!!!.. Permission Slip


A Song to Help Understand
our Military Children: 

YouTube Video


 



  • Military Family Liaison Counselor for Grades PK-8: 
    http://hs.flourbluffisd.org/group_profile_view.aspx?id=ca9ab54a-1f1e-4ece-9644-30954f0d7197

  • Responding to the Military Child with Exceptional Needs:
    http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp 
    What is the Exceptional Family Member Program?The EFMP supports military families with special medical and educational needs. 
    The program has three components: 
    1. Identification and enrollment of a family member with special medical or educational needs
    2. Assignment coordination to determine the availability of services at the projected duty station
    3. Family support to help families identify and access programs and services

    “The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) works with military families with special needs to address their unique needs throughout the assignment process and after families have settled into their new installation. Use these resources, tools, and articles to learn more about EFMP and the families it serves.” ~ http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp

     

    ·         Special needs = a variance of definitions, ex. Gifted services for an ongoing basis

    ·         Both for children and spouses

    ·         Can be temporary; ex. Broken leg, postpartum depression, etc.

     

    For more information…….

    LOCAL CONTACT:

    Vanessa Montemayor, BS
    Exceptional Family Member Program Liaison
    Fleet & Family Support Center - 5th deck
    Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi
    PHONE: 361.961.0688  |  FAX: 361.961.3797

    Mailing: Commanding Officer
    Naval Air Station
    11001 D Street
    ATTN: FFSC -EFMP
    Corpus Christi, TX 78419-5021

     For more information

    Visit their Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/EFMPNavyTexas

    OR Visit  Military OneSource at http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp

     

  • If  you need further assistance, the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station School Liaison Officer is Leslie Flynn  and she can be contacted at:  361-961-2625 (office) or leslie.flynn@navy.mil  





I am so excited to share that the Sesame Workshop and the Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology announced this week the launch of a website for military and Veteran Families. We encourage military and Veteran families with children to visit and share, The Sesame Street for Military Families website http://www.sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/.

 





Red Ribbon Week 
Family Pledge

Monday, Oct. 23th to Friday, Oct. 27th

Red Ribbon week is a time when communities and individuals take a stand for the hopes and dreams of students just like ours at FBISD through a commitment to drug prevention, education, and making a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug free America.  There will be numerous activities throughout the week along with daily themes so the students can pledge to be drug-free and commit to making positive goals for their future.

Military students will be asked to pledge as the week proceeds. However, I would like to ask that your family also makes a family commitment to the pledge. Let’s see how many military families in FBISD that we can get to unite and take an active role in making a better drug-free tomorrow for the future generations to enjoy.

THE PLEDGE

I pledge allegiance to myself and who I want to be

Cause I can make my dreams come true if I believe in me

I pledge to stay in school
and learn the things I need to know

To make the world a better place for kids like me to grow

I pledge to keep my dreams alive and be all I can be

I know I can, and that’s because

I pledge to stay DRUG FREE.

Memories

In the spirit of celebrating the International Day of Peace (September 21, 2015), the students made Pinwheels for Peace. 


April: Month of the Military Child

April is the month of the military child. The month applauds families and their children, who are everyday heroes, for the daily sacrifices they make in supporting America’s armed forces.

Children serve too!









February: Mail a Loved One a Hug!!!..Being a military connected child as well as family can be difficult at times because you are often distanced from those who you love. Now you can send your loved one a hug!




January: New Year’s Resolutions
“I’m Starting the New Year on the Right Foot”


As a new year approaches, get un-puzzled about your future goals. 


December: You’re as special to me as special as my hand print is to the world.  
 



 The entire month of November is designated as the “National Military Family Month”. Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. Last year President Obama said that our nation owes "each day of security and freedom that we enjoy to the members of our Armed Forces and their families. Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members and loved ones who share in their sacrifice and provide unending support." In celebration of your family unit both near and far, this activity is intended to have the students reflect this appreciation.


 

 

Thanksgiving is a

time to

reflect and give thanks.

 Military connected program will have an opportunity to create a “Tree of Thanks”. Students have the option to bring with them a family photo to utilize for the project (pictures will not be returned and may be altered to fit the frame).


Red Ribbon Week

THE PLEDGE

I pledge allegiance to myself and who I want to be

Cause I can make my dreams come true if I believe in me

I pledge to stay in school
and learn the things I need to know

To make the world a better place for kids like me to grow

I pledge to keep my dreams alive and be all I can be

I know I can, and that’s because

I pledge to stay DRUG FREE.







Lady Hornets Host Military Appreciation Night

The Flour Bluff Lady Hornet Volleyball team will be honoring all military personnel, active duty and retired, by hosting a Military Appreciation Night on TBA  in the Flour Bluff High School Varsity Gym.  The Lady Hornets will be collecting canned food and diapers at the door that will be donated to the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station USO for military families.

Thank you for all of your support!!!..





 

My Mission:


To act as a safe place in which you are afforded stability to navigate your life.

Compass
can symbolize 

navigation of life

Anchor
can symbolize stability






What is a Military Liaison Counselor?

I serve military connected students and families through collaboration with individual schools and
 Corpus Christi’s Naval Air Station for assistance with issues involving:
  • school system navigation
  • transition  and acclimation related issues 
  • deployment support
  • general concerns- individual consultation, parent conferences
  • traumatic events
  • student opportunities
  • academics ("Chart Your Course")
  • connection to community agencies


I’m looking forward to a new and exciting school year full of great experiences, new and lasting friendships and memories to last a lifetime.
                                -Ms. Paxton
                  DOD/Military Liaison Counselor
                              Flour Bluff ISD


MEET YOUR MILITARY LIAISON COUNSELOR: 
I born and raised in Corpus Christi.  My dad was a Naval pilot in WWII, my sister served as a medic and my son as an F-16 specialist, both in the Air Force.  I have two nephews who served in the Marines and a niece in the Army.  
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Secondary education English and Mathematics, a Master's in School Counseling and I have my certification in school administration.  I am the proud mom of one son, two daughters and happy to say I have the most wonderful grandson ever. Education was certainly my calling in life.  I have served this calling as a Mathematics teacher, dance coach, Counselor, Assistant Principal and Principal in my previous school district.   I am so happy to be in the Flour Bluff School District now and look forward to each day working with our wonderful students.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ADD ME AS A CONTACT. NUMEROUS EMAILS SO FAR THIS YEAR ARE NOT ALLOWING MY EMAILS TO COME FROM MY LISTERV.


apaxton@flourbluffschools.net 






MAY Military Connected

      Family Challenge


May is the National Military Appreciation Month. The month provides the nation with the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country.  


February: FBISD loves our military-connected Families!


December: Thank you! The students wrote letter to the troops.  We hope these letters allowed those in the service who could not be home for the holidays to know we are always thinking of them!


November
is the
National Military Family Month

Military connected students in the program will have the opportunity to take part in an activity which celebrates their military family and the sacrifices they make as a family to protect and serve the country.

Even when we are thanking them,
they took the time to thank others!