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Free Self-Care Activities
Below are just a few examples of free activities you can enjoy and that can bring some beauty and joy into your day as part of your self-care practice.
Yoga Practice
Fitness Workouts
Insight Timer meditation app
NPR Tiny Desk concert series
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cam
Nightly Livestreams from the Metropolitan Opera
How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family (via Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley)

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Head to for tips and home activities to help avoid family boredom while practicing social distancing.

17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused (via CommonSense Media)

“#Staying at #home saves lives but comes at great risk for those who live with someone who may become violent. Our 24/7 #DomesticViolence helpline is fully operational & staffed 24/7, just call 1-800-356-6767. We are here if you need us. Good tips here->”

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Free internet access during Coronavirus:

NurtureTN is offering a mentoring program for overwhelmed parents with young kids, and it’s all done by text. Read more here->

A message from Ms. Johnson...

Hello Altruria Family
Let me start by saying how much I am missing all of you and my
HUGS!!!!!!So boys and girls, I am hoping you have a
STOREHOUSE of hugs for me when you return to school.
Your teachers are missing you soooo much and every staff member
Misses you and wishes you were back at school.
Parents, I know you received the email today that we are out of
School through April 24, 2020. We will be getting information out to you as we move forward
Through this. I Feel free to call school or email me as calls are transferred to me. I am checking emails
Several times a day to respond to any questions you may have.
I am missing my students, my staff members and my parents!! I certainly hope you are all taking
care of yourselves, staying well and staying healthy!!
Don’t forget to wear your Spirit shirts on Friday!! It’s Spirit Day!!! Megan Caldwell is sending information
Out to you!!
Take care and know that I love you and I am so glad to be your leader through this very trying time.
Hugs and Kisses,
Ms. J.

A note from Ms. Johnson...

Dear Altruria Family,

As much as I miss all of you, Bartlett City Schools is
Doing the right thing in closing schools. Schools are
Being sanitized and thoroughly cleaned so that when
We return to school we will have a sanitary building that
Is safe and healthy.
Please take care of yourselves and your family members.
Follow the safety guidelines given by the CDC and Shelby
County and State Health Departments.
Spend time with family that is now available to do so.


UPDATE: Our first priority is the health and safety of our Bartlett City Schools (BCS) family. Therefore, BCS is committed to providing free meals to students in our community while protecting the health and safety of all.

Breakfast and lunch meals will be available for pick-up at Bartlett High School (5688 Woodlawn) beginning Tuesday, March 24 through Friday, March 27 (additional updates will be provided if dates are extended).

Meal Pick-up Information:
Drive thru service at the main entrance of Bartlett High School
Please use the front drive off of Woodlawn
March 24-27 from 11:00am-1:00pm

Please note that any student 18 or under may obtain free breakfast and lunch at the location mentioned above or at any other school meal location within Shelby County. Also, each student must be physically present in the vehicle to receive the meals. This program is for meal pick-up only and is not to be consumed on site.