Ms. Ale's

Counseling Resource Center

Iron Horse Elementary

Greetings IHE students and families! First and foremost I am really missing y'all! Please give yourself and/or each other a hug from me! Each day going into school I always love seeing your bright smiles.

I am hoping to make your transition from school to home-based learning more FUN and LESS stressful! I've uploaded tons of resources to help students and parents work through this confusing and awkward time. Additionally, I have laid out daily ideas to motivate us and stay connected. Family is oh so important to a child's social and emotional development and these resources will help you with just that!

I will be available to connect with students and parents through email (achavezstuart@dcsdk12.org), google hangout, and phone. Additionally, you may use this Check In Form to connect with me on a daily, every other day, weekly, monthly, etc. basis. Please do connect with me, I want to hear how things are going in your life!

Together we can get through, and make this a new and invigorating experience.

As I reflect on this time and how things are changing toward virtual learning, my high school counselor hat takes over. I think, wow what a great introduction to online learning that our kids get to experience! Something that will help them later in life as they go to college or trade school as many places are moving to online learning environments. So please take this experience as a learning one where you get to see what it is like to be a college student and learn self discipline and motivation! This will be oh so helpful for your future!

Each and every one of you is a bright star.

Continue to shine and bring light to others!

Be Well,

Ms. Ale

Weekly Virtual Event for PARENTS:

I'm Still Standin': Parent Support Through the Coronavirus

Website link: https://www.coloradodepressioncenter.org/

Every Thursday 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Interactive discussion-based Zoom webinar. This is a great way for parents to get support from the experts and each other. I HIGHLY encourage parents to join.

Video on Social Distancing for kids: Note it is 6 feet apart not 3 feet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypm34dEGa2o&feature=youtu.be

Quick Links:

For an Extended list please visit the Community Resources Page under the More tab.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES THROUGH DCSD (English and Spanish): This will be required for a student or parent to be seen virtually. We will review it at our first communication as well.

Safe2Tell : How to report and get help

Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or text "TALK" to 38255

Douglas County Youth and Family Resource Guide : Big Version

Douglas County Community Resources: Smaller Version

Parker Police Non Emergency Line

DCSD Mental Health

Disclaimer: The sources listed here are intended for reference purposes only. The inclusion of any person or entity on the list shall not be deemed to imply a recommendation, endorsement or approval of the services provided by such person or entity. The resources located on this page are not endorsed by Douglas County School District.