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Judith T. Lester Archives

July – National Cell Phone Courtesy Month – Week 2

July 11, 2019

While cell phones are important tools in emergency situations, with the amount of people using cell phones in the United States, some courtesy is in order. This week, we will outline the rules for using cell phones at work, compliments of Dawn Rosenberg McKay at about. com. Rules for using cell phones at work Having… [Read More]

July – National Cell Phone Courtesy Month – Week 1

July 4, 2019

“Visiting a neighbor’s home and engaging in congenial conversation is fast becoming a lost art. Polite verbal exchanges once familiar and customary in centuries past have gone the way of electronic surrogates: texting, e-mail and smart phones.” (Excerpted from an article by Ty Pelfrey in The Union, Grass Valley, CA, Jan., 2011). While the author… [Read More]

National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month (Conclusion)

June 27, 2019

June is celebrated as National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. The history of National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month is unclear; what is clear is that this observance has been occurring since 1991 to promote the growing and grilling season. This column has highlighted this month the advantages of eating fresh fruits and vegetables and… [Read More]

National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month (Week 4)

June 20, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th Many programs have been initiated to encourage the eating of more fruits and vegetables and educating the public as to the healthy and affordable option of growing what you eat and eating what you grow. Neighborhood gardens are a perfect example. A neighborhood/ community garden… [Read More]

National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month (Week 3)

June 13, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. This column has sought to encourage you to celebrate this month by taking advantage of freshly picked fruits and vegetables that are making their way to our store grocery shelves. The USDA recommends that we should use… [Read More]

National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month (Week 2)

June 6, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th Fruits and vegetables are an important part of one’s daily diet. In preparation for this series, I asked a few children and youth what they thought the difference was between a fruit and a vegetable. I then gave some children examples and they were easily… [Read More]

National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month (Week 1)

May 30, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. The history of National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables month is unclear; what is clear is that this observance has been occurring since 1991 to promote the growing and grilling season. This month, this column will highlight the… [Read More]

National “Get Caught Reading” Month (Conclusion)

May 23, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” – Maya Angelou May is celebrated as National “Get Caught Reading” Month which is the nationwide campaign devoted to… [Read More]

National “Get Caught Reading” Month (Week 3)

May 16, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis In a few weeks, most students will take a summer break from school. If you are thinking about how to keep your children… [Read More]

National “Get Caught Reading” Month (Week 2)

May 9, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is the largest school district in Wisconsin. MPS is a publicly elected school board providing direction and oversight with a superintendent leading the administration. MPS has launched an… [Read More]