The calendar tells us, and it seems like the weather finally seems to be agreeing, that spring has sprung at last! That means outside recess, track, prom, end of the year concerts, and graduation are just around the corner. The renewal outside often inspires us to renew on the inside as well.
For some, that means washing windows and going through closets making room for summer clothes. As you are cleaning out your closets, if you happen to notice a pair of snow pants that you don’t think will fit a family member next year, please consider bringing them to one of our elementary schools or the middle school April 1 - April 5 and place them in the bins by the front office. We are collecting gently used snow pants that we will wash and store to share with students that need snowpants next year.
On Saturday, April 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Corinthian Baptist Church, there will be prom dresses and tuxedos available for free to high school juniors and seniors. The
Urbandale Clothing Closet
also has some dresses as well. Please contact either
or myself to arrange a time to come check out the dresses. The Urbandale Clothing Closet also welcomes any donations; these donations can be made at the high school.
If the renewal you are considering is more internal, it is a good time to review your self-care procedures. Self-care does not have to be a seismic shift in your daily routine. For example, most people don’t drink enough water daily, but did you know that with only a 15% deficit of water in our bodies, adults will begin to demonstrate cognitive difficulties along with emotional challenges? So making a decision to drink more water is a strong commitment to improving self care.
If you would like assistance in discovering ways to improve your self-care routine, please reach out to your school’s Facilitator of Family Outreach. Enjoy the warmer weather this month, drink a glass of water, and embrace the renewal happening all around you!
Facilitators of Family Outreach:
Coordinator of Student, Family & Community Services