Badger Clark Elementary Deployment Group Info:

Badger Clark (Douglas Schools) Deployment Group Information Letter from the School Counselor:

September 11th, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

A small group experience is currently being planned for children who have a parent, parents, or loved ones away for an extended time due to deployment. The aim of this group is to help alleviate some of the stress and feelings of loss that these children are experiencing.

This PAT group (Parents Away Temporarily) will meet for about 20 minutes one time per week until parents are able to come home again. Group will give our children a place to talk about their feelings and to know they are not the only ones going through this experience.

The goals of our PAT group will include:

* To discuss facts about a parent being away temporarily

* To share, identify and accept one’s feelings about a parent being absent

* To recognize and cope with stressful situations

* To interact with and support other children who have an absent parent

Groups will be on-going until the parent/loved one returns home. Please contact me or your child’s teacher if you have any questions or would like your child to join our group. Thank you for your cooperation and support of the counseling program at Badger Clark as we continue to work together for your child’s success.

Chandra Canaan
School Counselor

Updated Bus Schedule:

New Bus Schedule 31 Aug 15 NEW FINAL_Page_1 New Bus Schedule 31 Aug 15 NEW FINAL_Page_2

I’ve attached an updated bus schedule that will go into effect 31 Aug 15, which will only affect the high school and middle school students. Due to bus #6 (Douglas High/Middle School bus in Rushmore Heights) being overcrowded, we have devised a high school bus route “Red” and a middle school bus route “Yellow,” each route will service all three housing locations. Furthermore, Harlows will be handing out the new schedule to the students this morning and in the afternoon. LRS will be out Monday, 31 Aug to ensure these children get on the correct buses. Please let me know if you have any questions.