Families Helping Families

At McDougle Elementary School, one of our quests is to ensure that all of our students have their basic needs met so that they come to school ready to learn and grow. MES Families Helping Families is a program in which Dolphin families can help other Dolphin Families when they are in need of items such as food, clothing, basic furniture, assistance with recreational opportunity costs (i.e. Rainbow Soccer, field trip expenses, after school care) or whatever else is needed. More information about the Families Helping Families program is available here, or by contacting the school social worker, Ms. Olley, at lolley@chccs.k12.nc.us or at 919-969-2435, extension 64380.

Ms. Olley School Social Worker introduction and links

McDougle Elementary School Clothes Closet

The McDougle Clothes Closet is a free service for all families in our school community who need clothes.

The goal of the Clothes Closet is to provide free, clean, size appropriate and stylish clothing so each child can feel comfortable and confident to be ready to learn at school. Clothes are carefully selected, laundered, and presented with care for each individual student who utilizes the service.

The Clothes Closet is a donation driven volunteer project and continues to grow thanks to the generosity of families who can give who do give.

The Clothes Closet has three primary functions:

  1. Provides Clothing Kits for all students who need any type of clothing, jackets, winter hats, shoes, underwear and/or socks.

  2. Provides emergency clothing for any child who has an accident or experiences a wardrobe malfunction during the school day. A quick trip to the Clothes Closet ensures that student can return to the classroom immediately missing as little instruction time as possible.

  3. Provides formal clothing for any child who wants to dress up for picture day, fifth grade interviews, or any other formal occasion.

Clothing Closet Testimonial

The Clothes Closet does more than just give students clean clothing. It gives them confidence.

McDougle, like schools everywhere, participates in the annual ritual that is school picture day. Last Fall, one particular student expressed sadness after his picture was taken. Our ever-attentive school nurse noticed his gloom and asked him if she could help. He reluctantly shared his embarrassment with her that he didn’t look as nice as the other boys in his class.

The nurse promptly took him over to the Clothes Closet, picked out a handsome dress shirt and a sharp tie. She marched him back into the picture line and asked the photographer if he could have his picture taken again. The representative said they didn’t usually do that but she would make an exception. His picture was taken again and compared with the first.

It looked like two different kids. Not because of the clothes. It was because of his smile.

Contact Information

Staff Contact: Ms. Laura Olley, MSW, LCSW, School Social Worker, Office number 919-969-2435 x 64380, email lolley@chccs.k12.nc.us

Volunteer Contact: Kate Sickora, Parent, sickorakate@gmail.com, Cell phone 607-372-2739

NOTICE: CLOTHES CLOSET VOLUNTEERS WANTED

The Clothes Closet is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the sorting, folding, and distribution of clothing when it is safe to enter the school again. Also seeking a lead volunteer who is interested in taking over as Director of the Clothes Closet when the current parent volunteer retires at the end of this school year. Training will be provided. Not sure if you want to commit? Start out as a volunteer and see if this position is the right fit for you. Please email sickorakate@gmail.com for more information.

NOTICE: CALLING ALL SEWERS - VOLUNTEER SEWERS NEEDED

Do you or anyone in your family like to sew and are interested in helping the McDougle community? The Clothes Closet needs volunteers to make cloth laundry bags for the Clothing Kits given away free to families in need. Volunteers would provide the fabric and sewing machine. Pattern and instructions would be provided. Please email sickorakate@gmail.com for more information.

McDougle Remote Learning Fall 2020 Parent and Child(ren) Needs Survey

This survey will let the school social worker know what things your family may need support with due to the change to remote learning for the first semester. Please note that I may not be able to help with all needs listed here particularly the childcare one.

Aprendizaje Remoto Otoño 2020 Padres y Niño(s) Encuesta de Necesidades

Esta encuesta le permitirá al trabajador social de la escuela saber con qué cosas puede necesitar apoyo su familia debido al cambio al aprendizaje remoto durante el primer semestre. Tenga en cuenta que es posible que no pueda ayudar con todas las necesidades enumeradas aquí, particularmente la de cuidado infantil.

2020-2021 Archive

District Message: Help for Families (8/13/2020)

Good Afternoon CHCCS Staff and Families,

Last week I wrote seeking your help with gathering a list of possible child care and academic support options in our community that might be a helpful resource for our families. As a father of three boys, and now a grandfather, I fully recognize the hardships families are facing due to the necessary change in household schedules and routines. This type of disruption has a rippling effect into many areas of family life.

I want to thank everyone who responded and shared information with us. We have compiled the list and it is available here. Please know we cannot endorse any of these organizations, nor can we confirm their availability, as that may change daily. We simply offer this list as a starting point. We will try to update it as more information becomes known. Additionally, this list only includes programs that offer on-site child care or academic supports.

In related news, I am beginning a fundraising effort with the help of our friends at the Public School Foundation. I want to raise $100,000 in private donations simply to help families in our community with whatever they need. Any money raised will be used at the discretion of our school social workers, who do such a great job building relationships with our families, and who know the specific needs. In some cases, a family may need help paying a bill. Others may need medicine, baby diapers or even gas for their car. It really doesn’t matter what the need is, we just want to offer whatever assistance we can. Since my arrival on July 1, many of you have been kind enough to ask how you can help. This would be a great way. Making a donation is simple:

  • Click here to access the site

  • In the first drop down box, select “other”

  • In the other box, type in “COVID Relief”

  • Submit your information just like making an online purchase

I want to offer a special thank you to Madeline Blobe, Executive Director of the Public School Foundation, for working with me to make this fundraiser so user-friendly. I am eager to assist our families, and I know you are too.

Thank you for joining me in this worthwhile effort. Any amount you can contribute will be put to good use and greatly appreciated.

Dr. Jim Causby

Interim Superintendent

District Message 7/14/2020

FREE WELL-CHILD HEALTH EXAMS/EXAMENES DE SALUD GRATIS PARA NIÑOS

SHAC WELL-CHILD CLINIC

Well-check visits and school/sports physicals as required by NC public schools. Appointments for uninsured and underinsured patients. Free immunizations for uninsured patients,

MON & TUES. EVENINGS AUGUST-SEPTEMBER, 2020

301 LLOYD ST. CARRBORO, NC

CALL (919)213-8569 OR EMAIL SHACWELLCHILDCLINIC@GMAIL.COM TO SCHEDULE A TELEMED OR IN-PERSON APPOINTMENT

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SHAC CLÍNICA DE NIÑO SANO

Visitas de exámenes de salud y físicos exigido por las escuelas publicas de Carolina del Norte para deportes. Citas para personas sin seguro de salud y con seguro de salud insuficiente. Inmunizaciones gratis para pacientes sin seguro.

LUNES Y MARTES EN LAS TARDES AGOSTO–SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2020

301 LLOYD ST. CARRBORO, NC

LLAMA AL (919)213-8569 O POR CORREO ELECTRÓNICO A SHACWELLCHILDCLINIC@GMAIL.COM PARA PROGRAMAR UNA VISITA TELE-MÉDICA O CITA EN PERSONA

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