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Abraham Depp Elementary School Weekly Newsletter

At the 9/27 Board of Education meeting, there was a discussion about adding 12 modular classrooms to the Depp grounds. The discussion can be heard between the 49:50-57:35 mark of this LINK. The BOE approved the motion at the 10/10 meeting.
Obviously, there is still a lot of work to be done as we work on these additions (safety, security, staffing, etc.) and I will communicate this work to the community and staff once decisions are made.
Look for more updates in future Blazer Blasts.

Please click HERE for anything and everything regarding school lunch for this year.
1st Grade Lunch: 11:45-12:05 p.m.
2nd Grade Lunch: 12:00-12:20 p.m.
3rd Grade Lunch: 12:15-12:35 p.m.
4th Grade Lunch: 12:30-12:50 p.m.
5th Grade Lunch: 12:45-1:05 p.m.
Elementary School Menu
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If you are interested in volunteering at Depp, you will need to begin the background check process through Secure Volunteer. It’s easy and takes less than 5 minutes! There will be multiple volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

November is National Children’s Grief Awareness Month

Did you know? About 90% of all students experience the death of someone close to them by the time they complete high school.

Grief. I don’t know anyone who likes to talk about it, but it’s important that we do. Although it is not one size fits all, it is something we all experience as humans. There are obvious reasons we experience grief, like the death of a loved one or the loss of something important like a job or family structure. Not as obvious, are things like grieving over something that could have been when a future expectation changes or grieving over a past school life and friends when a move occurs.

Even if your child has yet to experience any of the former, it is certain that one day they will experience grief. That part is out of our control. The good news? We do have control over whether we take steps to prepare for that day. We can have resources ready and a basic knowledge of what a child could experience during the grieving process.

Often the parent(s) are also in the grieving process along with their child(ren) depending on the event that has occurred. It is helpful to have a proven list of coping strategies and a support system already in place that you can rely on when that time comes. This allows children to lean on their parents and parents to lean on their support people.

Whether you need these now or want to tuck them away for future use, below are excellent books and resources that can be helpful for children (and parents) experiencing the grief process.

The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
Ten Beautiful Things by Molly Beth Griffin
Things That Go Away by Beatrice Alemagna
A Kids Book About Grief by Brennan C. Wood
A Kids Book About Death by Taryn Schuelke
A Kids Book About Cancer by Dr. Kelsie Storm and Sarah Porter
A Kids Book About Change by David Kim

Cornerstone of Hope (Columbus)

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

Dougy Center

Are you experiencing economic hardship such as: job loss, death of a family member, sudden move, divorce, health issues, or an unexpected emergency? Dublin City Schools partners with many organizations that can help!

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