What Parents Can Do:
Focus on your children over the week following the incident. Tell them you love them and everything will be okay. Try to help them understand what has happened, keeping in mind their developmental level.
Make time to talk with your children. Remember if you do not talk to your children about this incident someone else will. Take some time and determine what you wish to say.
Stay close to your children. Your physical presence will reassure them and give you the opportunity to monitor their reaction. Many children will want actual physical contact. Give plenty of hugs. Let them sit close to you, and make sure to take extra time at bedtime to cuddle and to reassure them that they are loved and safe.
Limit your child’s television viewing of these events. If they must watch, watch with them for a brief time; then turn the set off. Don’t sit mesmerized re-watching the same events over and over again.
Maintain a “normal” routine. To the extent possible stick to your family’s normal routine for dinner, homework, chores, bedtime, etc., but don’t be inflexible. Children may have a hard time concentrating on schoolwork or falling asleep at night.
Spend extra time reading or playing quiet games with your children before bed. These activities are calming, foster a sense of closeness and security, and reinforce a sense of normalcy. Spend more time tucking them in. Let them sleep with a light on if they ask for it.
Safeguard your children’s physical health. Stress can take a physical toll on children as well as adults. Make sure your children get appropriate sleep, exercise, and nutrition.
Consider praying or thinking hopeful thoughts. It may be a good time to take your children to your place of worship, write a poem, or draw a picture to help your child express their feelings and feel that they are somehow supporting the victims and their families.
Find out what resources your local school has in place to help children cope. Most schools are likely to be open and often are a good place for children to regain a sense of normalcy. Being with their friends and teachers can help. Schools should also have a plan for making counseling available to children and adults who need it.
Oasis of Hope and Hope City Church along with the support of Hope Church will host a Christmas Toy Store on Saturday, December 12, 2020,10AM - 2PM. The store will be at the Oasis Appliance and Home Furnishings Store located at 1294 Thomas Street, just North of St. Jude. More info
10/19/2020: Our Fall Semester is in full swing! Please review our COVID-19 Policy and Fall Schedule.
9/14/2020: In-person auditions take place this Saturday, September 19, 12-1 PM, outside Bickford Community Center (232 Bickford Ave.)! Sing a simple brief song that best suits your voice. Happy Birthday or The Alphabet is great! *No explicit lyrics, please. FREE LUNCH PROVIDED BY HOPE CITY CHURCH! Bring a friend! Click on image for info or email us to learn more.
Choir rehearsals begin the week of September 21 and will be hosted on Zoom to ensure the safety of those participating. Rehearsals will take place once per week, from 4:00 to 6:00pm, on a day that will be assigned by staff based on the Angel’s vocal range. Mondays: Sopranos * Tuesdays: Altos * Thursdays: Tenors
8/25/2020: JOIN the fun at ANGELSTREET! With a talented staff and team of mentors, you will have fun, learn about music, sing (a lot), and grow as a leader. We’ll have performances throughout the year, field trips, service opportunities and so much more! Spread the word to your friends and learn more about Fall 2020 Auditions here.
UPDATE (6/22/2020): SCS To Host School Re-Entry Listening Sessions Starting June 22
As Shelby County Schools continues to develop the S.A.F.E. (Strategic Action for Flexible Education) contingency plan for reopening schools, it is important for the District to seek input from the community to ensure our plans meet the needs of the students and families we serve.
SCS will host a series of community listening sessions to hear directly from our families. The meetings will be held both in-person and virtually on June 22 at Douglass High, June 24 at American Way Middle and June 25 at Ridgeway Middle at 5:45 p.m. Learn more...
UPDATE (6/22/2020): The Shelby County Health Department would like to get your feedback about how you feel about wearing masks/facial coverings to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus.
This survey is completely anonymous and will only take about 5 minutes to complete. This survey is active from Monday, June 22, 2020, until Monday, July 06, 2020. Learn more... Links to surveys in English and Spanish.
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UPDATE (5/11/2020): United Way's Relief Call Center powered by Driving The Dream is now open to assist those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This response is in collaboration with the City of Memphis' 2-1-1, which will continue to take calls and provide support for the public, but is now experiencing extraordinarily high call volume.
Click here to learn more: https://www.uwmidsouth.org/covid-19/
UPDATE (4/8/2020): We will have a LIVE online session tomorrow! You'll be able to see and talk to all of your favorite AngelStreet staff members starting at 4:00 PM from your computers/cell phones. Follow the steps below to sign into the online session:
1. Download the FREE Zoom app on your computer or cell phone by clicking on one of the links below:
Zoom App for Andorid
Zoom App for Iphone/Ipad
Zoom download for computers
Please visit www.zoom.us if you have trouble downloading.
2. Sign in to your AngelZone account on Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 PM (We will send out a Remind message!).
3. Click on the "JOIN ZOOM SESSION" link on the dashboard.
UPDATE (3/30/20): Did you know school is on tv for Shelby County Schools? Access daily lessons on the channels below for all grades, from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM:
Comcast Cable: Channel #906
Dish Network: Channel #6
Bounce TV: Channel #5.2
Listen to the news story here: WMC and SCS partner to broadcast school lessons on TV
View schedule here: Programming Schedule
UPDATE (3/23/20): We have virtual rehearsal today! Make sure you stop by the AngelZone after 4:30 PM to watch videos from our music team. You must register for the AngelZone to see rehearsal videos. Visit www.angelstreetmemphis.com/angelzone, select "Register" and complete your profile!
UPDATE (3/23/20): Neighborhood Christian Center is opening up a mobile pantry site three days a week, while school is out. Please click this link to sign up: https://www.ncclife.org/covid-19-emergency-support
UPDATE (3/21/20): AngelStreet is pleased to announce we will launch the AngelZone on Monday, March 23 after 11:11 AM! The AngelZone is for active AngelStreet participants to access our online videos and activities, 24/7. Check out the YouTube video below to learn how to create a profile today.
Join us for our FIRST virtual rehearsal on Monday! Same time (4:30 PM), new place! See you in the Zone: www.angelstreetmemphis.com/angelzone.
The AngelZone is sponsored by AutoZone and ArtsMemphis.
UPDATE (3/20/20): SCS MEAL DISTRIBUTION SUSPENDED – The Shelby County Health Department has confirmed that an employee in the SCS Nutrition Services Department tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this news, they have no choice but to suspend all planned meal distribution for students indefinitely.
To view a list of food pantries, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.
UPDATE (3/20/20): Internet Essentials from Comcast brings affordable high speed internet home. Follow four simple steps and soon you will be ready to connect to the internet: Internet Essentials from Comcast.
UPDATE (3/17/20): For the most up to date information from Shelby County Schools on the COVID-19 school closure schedule, please visit: https://www.scsk12.org/.
UPDATE (3/16/20): Shelby County Schools remains committed to addressing food insecurity and ensuring that all students continue to receive meals while the District is closed. Meals will be provided at 20 sites across the county March 23-27 between the hours of 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM each day. Meals will be served to children under the age of 18, and the child must be present to receive a meal. For more information, please visit: https://www.scsk12.org/coronavirusfacts/studentmeals
UPDATE (3/12/20): A Note to Our Parents about the Coronavirus from Executive Director Ruth Abigail Smith