Welcome Stewart Mustangs!
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Melissa Reagan
M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Stewart Elementary School Counselor
Board Eligible NCC
(936)709-4207



I am excited to be the counselor at Stewart Elementary! I am here to work with all students, parents, and teachers to help provide a positive environment and emotional well being for all. During the school year I offer several different types of services such as individual counseling, group counseling, as well as informal "lunch bunch" groups. I also work with each class at Stewart through guidance lessons. During these lessons we focus on issues such as Mustang PRIDE behaviors, improving social skills, testing anxiety, bullying, safety, and more! Should you need any assistance throughout the year please do not hesitate to contact me! I look forward to working with your amazing students!







Upcoming Events!!!



3 habits for a
successful school year
No matter how you approach your child's education adn experience at school, you're modeling how to think about and behave at school. Your actions teach your children how much to respect to show at school and how much value to place in their education. The following habits, will help develop a strong foundation for a successful school year.

1. Talk with your child about your child's interactions at school.
Education is a social process requireing interactions between student, students and teachers, and teachers and their colleagues. Help your child understand that:
*Respecting peers and including others are the most effective strategies for earning respect and building friendships.
*Bullying is socially unacceptable and has significant consequences for the victim and thie child doing the bullying.
*All teachers and school staff deserve respect

2. Guide your child to prioritize, plan and perform
Help your child learn responsibility by guiding them to prioritize, plan, and perform.
*Prioritize – complete difficult work first, make decisions about extracurricular activities based on educational obligations
*Plan ahead – plan when work will be done when your child is participating in other activities, set a routine for homework
*Perform – ensure that your child follows through with responsibilities, emphasize the intrisnsic rewards of hard work, affirm effort and outcomes.

3. Support your school by volunteering and showing appreciation.
A positive school climate leads to academic success. Contribute positively to the climate of your child’s school by:
*showing appreciation – supporting eachers encourages athem and motivates them
*Helping and serving – volunteering at the school shows that school is important and an enjoyable place to be
*Having a good attitude – understanding that all people and all organizations have areas for growth, being positive about your school and contributing to its success provides opportunity for the school to improve where it needs to.

**Taken from Dr. Brad Schwall author of Cool Kids www.coolkidschannel.com/parentingtips





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Chats with Parents
presents

Guest Speakers: Barbara Grogan, Parent Liaison
Carolina Carvajal, Bilingual Parent Liaison
Conroe ISD-Parent Resource Center

Come out and learn about what Conroe ISD and the community has to offer
to students and families of children with academic and
behavioral challenges and disabilities.
                                
Friday
September 9, 2016
9:00-10:30 am
Armstrong Elementary
110 Gladstell Street
Conroe, TX 77301


Chats with Parents is a monthly parent meeting held to address
the different needs that parents may have concerning their children and/or families.  
Different subjects are addressed each month.
All are welcome.

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  School Programs

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We are looking for dads, grandfathers, uncles and other father-figures to become an official Stewart Elementary WatchDOG. WATCH D.O.G.S.® is an innovative program being used by schools across America. The program helps “dads” show their committed involvement as fathers and father-figures in their student’s life. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at our school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears. You will be involved in various aspects of the school day throughout the entire building. You will have the opportunity to learn what your child is doing during the day, see the smile on their face, and be a positive and involved presence in our school.
          If you are a new Stewart Elementary dad or if you have been a WATCH D.O.G. in the past, we  invite you to sign up and spend a day with us! If you are interested in volunteering at Stewart as a WatchDOG, use the link below to complete your CISD volunteer application.
    We look forward to having you with us!

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CISD partners with the Montgomery County Food Bank to help provide balanced meals for families who are in need of food. All food is given in a "backpack" on Friay afternoons for those children to have over a weekend. Each year, CISD works together with all teachers and students to help donate change for the Food Bank. Join me in collecting "Change for Change" this summer so that we can help support this great cause! If you would like information on the Backpack Buddy Club, please contact me, Mrs. Reagan!

CISD POLICE KID CHAT
FOR STUDENT SAFETY AND WELL BEING CONCERNS AFTER SCHOOL HOURS
PLEASE CONTACT C.I.S.D.  KID CHAT at 1-888-543-2428.

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Community Connections


Lone Star College - Montgomery

Parenting Workshops, Fall 2016
(Designed for Families, Professionals & Caregivers of Learning
Differences)
Wednesdays, 10am-noon
LSC-Montgomery - The University Center (TUC)
3232 College Park Dr., Conroe, TX 77384



                   
More medicaid & chips Assistance

Texas has the highest number of uninsured residents in the Nation! That is a fact. In that number
Montgomery County has approximately 9k children that are eligible but not enrolled for the
State programs such as Children's Medicaid/CHIP. These programs are consider entitlement programs
for our children.  CHC is committed to eradicate this number and get our children access to quality
health care. In collaboration with our local MCHD Public Health Clinic, I am available to assists families
with completing applications for these state programs as well as  to other state and local agencies. I can
also assist  parents navigate and understand the healthcare system to help them establish a Medical Home
for their families. Please contace the MCHD Public Health Clinic  in Conroe on Wednesday's  from 8:30a-12p.

MCHD/Montgomery County Public Health Clinic
WEDNESDAYS
8:30a-12p
1300 Loop 336 West, Ste. 100
Conroe, TX 77304





Children & Teen’s Grief Support Program

Connecting children, teens, parents and guardians who have experienced the death of a loved one
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Children (5-8)  Y  Youth (9-12)  Y Teens (13-18)  Y Parents

For More Information
Contact:
Julie Hudson
The Grief Resource Centre
25775 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 150
The Woodlands TX 77380
281-292-6800
                                                                                                       jhudson@tgrconline.org  
                                                                                                         www.TGRCONLINE.ORG 

Group size is limited so please call for details





Keeping Our Children Safe
One of the roles of the school is to work wtih students, parents and the community in reducing the opportunities for sexual abuse of our children. Below you will find a link for a flier which contains general information for parents about signs of sexual abuse, prevention activities and resources for information and assistance. We hope you will find this information helpful should the
unthinkable occur.
Keeping Our Children Safe English & Spanish.pdf






Important Safety Information
New trends are forming among kids in their exposure to synthetic drugs.
Parents please use this link to help provide information for you and your child on how to keep them safe.
Information is publicized from Public Health.


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Community Resources

The following links can be used to see district approved resources.
    














 

The Conroe Independent School District (District) is an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator:
3205 W. Davis
Conroe, Texas 77304
(936) 709-7752

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3205 W. Davis
Conroe, Texas 77304
(936) 709-7752

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