JUNE 9, 2020

We Need Your Feedback!

Click below to read an update from Colonial Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Menzer who wants to hear from parents and guardians of students about the start of the next school year. We ask that you take a few moments to read his letter and fill out the survey. http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/blog/seeking-parent-feedback-for-the-2020-21-school-year/

He's Colonial's Teacher of the Year!

McCullough teacher Khayree Bey now holds the honor of being Colonial's 2021 District Teacher of the Year. In the spirit of the Power of WE,  Superintendent Dr. Menzer and several past district Teachers of the Year delivered the news in person by surprising him at his home.   Congratulations to Mr. Bey, Colonial Nation, and the McCullough Mustangs are proud of you! To view the surprise visit, click the link below:


Instructions for Parents & Guardians

To activate your new PEBT card, you MUST call 1-800-526-9099 and carefully follow the prompts.  Most families will need to complete the following steps:

Enter 0000 when asked for the last four digits of the Social Security Number.
Enter the date of birth for the child named on the card or for the oldest child.
This will be entered as a 2-digit month, 2-digit day, and 2-digit year. Example: January 2, 2008, would be entered as 010208.

If there are multiple children in your household, you may need to try each child’s date of birth to activate your card.

You will also need to enter your PEBT card number and select a 4-digit PIN.
If you still have trouble activating your card, please call the Division of Social Services at 1-866-843-7212.


Colonial Student & Family Wellness Series 

By Dr. Jon Cooper (above)- Director Behavior Health

Welcome back!

Last week, we shared information about the importance of “paying attention to joy.”  This week, we are sharing information about the value of finding the right balance of structure and flexibility.  As you go about your daily tasks this week, we hope that you find the information below helpful.

Find the Right Balance of Structure and Flexibility

Everyone is experiencing significant disruption to former schedules. However, a framework for structure can help maintain and cultivate habits that promote health and reduce vulnerability to exhaustion and hopelessness. Take some time to create a schedule that feels feasible while also prioritizes your physical and mental health.

What should I include in my routine?

Your first priority should be your basic, physical needs. Schedule time for sleep, exercise, nutrition, and basic self-care.

Next, build in time each day for taking care of your emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs. Schedule even short periods of time for physical or mental breaks, social connection, meditation, or prayer.

Finally try to make time for activities that bring you joy and comfort. If possible, prioritize at least one small enjoyable activity each day. During this planned activity, try to use mindfulness to stay present and focused on your experience, so that you are able to notice and relish it to the greatest extent possible the parts of the day that went well, even if they were small moments.
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