On Wednesday, we had a group of first graders help us introduce the March Life Skill: Problem Solving. To kick off this skill, first graders helped lead the school in a chant to remember our handy problem solving strategy: STEP. Ask your child to teach you the chant! S- say the problem, T- think of solutions, E- explore consequences, P- Pick the best solution. S-T-E-P, We use STEP at BPE! As we practice being independent problem solvers here at school encourage your children to practice these same skills when solving problems at home, too!
It is with mixed emotions that we share the bittersweet news that Amy will be leaving Eanes ISD at the end of March. An amazing career opportunity has presented itself and it is one she could not pass up. She shared news with our staff and campus leadership mid-February and feels so fortunate to have their support as she steps outside of her comfort zone to grow professionally.
Amy will be joining Vida Clinic, a school based mental health clinic that serves kids, parents and teachers who have experienced trauma. Though the timing isn’t ideal, it is a once in a lifetime dream job that will allow Amy to truly use her degree and licensure to provide a clinical approach to address trauma in schools. It also takes her back to her roots and passion of working alongside populations that are typically economically disadvantaged, thus limiting their access to mental health services. She is excited and terrified about what lies ahead! Amy’s last day at BPE will be Thursday, March 22.