Are you in need food?
The Salvation Army will be in Spokane Valley giving away 500 food boxes on Tuesday, May 19th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (or until we run out). We will be holding the food distribution drive in the parking lot of the Opportunity Shopping Center by the Shopko building. The address to the location is 13414 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. This will be a drive up distribution, so no one will need to get out of their car. One box will be allowed per car to ensure a fast drive up and delivery. If more that one household is in the vehicle then the car will need to get get back in line. We are also prepared to give out non-cook boxes for our homeless friends that are unable to cook and drive/walk up during the distribution.
Boxes will include and are subject to change:
- Pasta - 2 packets
- Pasta Sauce – 2 jars
- Dry Beans – 1-1lb bag
- Corn – 2 cans
- Chicken – 2 cans
- Rice - 1-1lb bag
- Fruit – 1 can
- Cereal – 1 box
- Fresh Potatoes – 1-5lb bag
- Mac n Cheese/Canned Ravioli
- Eggs – 1 dozen
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I hope this message finds you and your family well!
In addition to the above links, I wanted to share resources (link "Community Resources') with you in case you need any support. Please see the link 'Talking to your students about Coronavirus' for your reference, hoping some of the resources might be helpful.
Some thoughts as we are navigating a new normal:
- Limit your media exposure as the barrage of stories can create additional stress and anxiety, encourage your student to do the same. Check a couple of reliable sources for factual information (possible sources listed on the district link) a couple of times a day, not every 10 minutes.
- Establish a routine at home
- Engage in the educational enrichment activities your teachers have created
- It is OK to have conversations about your thoughts and feelings to what is happening in our world
- Practice healthy choices: staying home, social distancing, washing hands, cough/ sneeze into elbow
- Engage in activities at home to do together: play games, watch a movie together, read a book together, go for a walk, do an arts and craft activity, bake your favorite cookies
- Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions: Jennifer Ashlock email@example.com
- If your student would like to talk with me, please email me and with your permission I will either email or call your student.
I will be keeping similar work hours (Mondays- Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) I will respond to your emails during this time window. I will also continue to post information, activities for your review on the HMS website, counselor’s page.
We sincerely miss seeing your students on a daily basis! Please continue to take good care and do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to assist.
All my best,
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