September 28, 2018
A Note from Acting Head of School...
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Dear Parents,
We have always described Crossroads as a community but now our students are learning about Community in a very concrete way every Friday morning.

Each week the students have an opportunity to learn ways in which they can help others. They learn about the positive influence they have be when helping someone other than themselves. All students participate in "Community Class" but they may choose which form of community service they want to assist. Some weeks the community service is done for our own campus community while other weeks we will be helping outside charitable organizations.

This week, some students helped to organize the library by constructing boxes that will be placed behind the rows of books to allow us to "face up" the shelves and provide better access to books on high and low shelves. In addition to providing a helping hand, students learned two different ways to seal up the end of a box and often worked in pairs to simplify the workload.

We strive to encourage a life-long habit of engaging in Community Service and have found that helping others provides another opportunity to develop positive character traits that make well-rounded, contributing members of society.

Debi Mishael
Board Chair & Acting Head of School
(713) 977-1221 x101
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Nutrition Guidelines for Snacks & Lunches
Nutritious snacks and lunches are essential for efficient brain function.
Crossroads School Inc. promotes healthy living in all possible ways. Sound nutrition is especially important for our students who need to be well fed and rested every day to perform their best. Children who eat a healthy lunch tend to have more energy and are able to perform better throughout the remainder of the day.

Below is a list of foods and drinks that your child is permitted and not permitted to have at school. If you choose to send prepackaged items like Lunchables, please remove the “dessert” portion at home before sending the package to school.
Drink This:
  • Milk (not chocolate)
  • Bottled water
  • Sparkling water
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Nutritious shakes

Not that:
  • Sodas of any kind
  • Gatorade or other sports drinks
  • Tea, coffee or caffeinated drinks
  • 10% fruit juice drinks
Eat This:
  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Pasta
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Salad
  •  Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Meats
  • Nutrition Bars
  • Eggs
  • Cereals with natural sweeteners

Not That:
  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • Sweets
  •  Candy
  • Jello
  • Granola Bars
  • Puddings
  • Pop Tarts, Toaster Studel
  • Pies
  • Donuts
Enrichment Classes Start October 10

Three after school enrichment classes will begin the second week of October. They will run for 10 weeks through the end of December.

Click on the image below to see more details, dates and cost of the classes. You may register for the classes by contacting Ms. Julianne in the front office.

Homework Skills is a daily after-school option which extends the day till 4:30 PM (3:15 on Fridays). Students will have the opportunity to work on their homework with supervision and engage in a wide-range of teacher directed activities designed to build life skills in a fun and positive setting. Homework Skills is more than just after-school care. Students explore topics such as Study Methods (Note Taking, Highlighting), Health and Wellness (Nutrition and Exercise), Communication (Conflict Resolution, Listening), Character Building (Compassion/Helping others). Homework Skills is offered Monday-Thursday from 3:00 pm-4:30 for Elementary and from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM for Middle and High School. Friday’s schedule is 1:45 PM-3:15 PM for Elementary and 2:15 PM-3:15 PM for Middle and High School. A healthy snack is provided daily. Homework Skills is available daily, weekly or monthly and will be billed at the end of the month. 
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Welcome Ms. Valerie...
Crossroads is thrilled to benefit from the volunteer time of Ms. Valerie. She is a retired school teacher and the grandmother of one of our new students. Ms. Valerie has an incredible innate instinct with students. She is both nurturing and firm. Her tone of voice and ability to assess just what a student needs in the moment is inspiring.

We thank Ms. Valerie for her time and look forward to many more days benefiting from her active participation in our Crossroads community.
AV Lesson on Perspectives...

How does our view point influence our understanding or interpretation of an event or image?

This was one of the questions the AV class discussed recently. Students were given a portion of a single picture to describe. Each description was different because each came from a different perspective.

Students went from the concrete to the abstract and compared visual input to emotional input to help understand how two different people can disagree on their description of a single event. The homework assignment was for all five students to photograph the same can of colored pencils. See the results here.
Each part of the picture gives you a different perspective.
Click HERE to go directly the the Yankee Candle website and order. Crossroads will receive 40% on all orders placed through this link so please share it with your friends! Click HERE for a flyer with more details.

Group Number:  999984568
Group Name:  Crossroads School Inc.
Sale Ends:  October 1, 2018
Crossroads School Events & Reminders

Monday-Thursday, October 1-4 Early Dismissal 12:30 PM for Parent Conferences

CROSSROADS SCHOOL, Inc.
5822 Dolores St.
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 977-1221