2020-7-23

"Just Looking Back"

I can still remember my school days
and the routine I went through
yet the resemblance to those days gone bye
today they are but few,
 
We used to wake up early
for the breakfast mom would prepare
she knew she didn't have to
but she showed her loving care.
 
Then we hurried up to get ready
for the bus coming down the hill
I never cared for busses then
and probably never will.
 
We made it to the school on time
with a little time to spare
yes then we sat in our assigned seats
so the teacher knew we were there.
 
At the end of the day when the bell did ring
we made our plans for home
now I had books and homework in my hands
but I was not alone.
 
Just as soon as I stepped off the bus
I started on my chores to do
for the most part there weren't many
yet at times they added a few.
 
In a short time we were called inside
for the evening meal was prepared
together by mother and father
still showing us they cared.
 
We all filled up rather quickly
and left the table one by one
there was no free time for fun and games
until our homework all was done.
 
Well nite time was upon us
and another day ahead
we said our prayers and got our hugs
then all did go to bed.
 
Now if this method was used today
school problems could be solved
hold back cell phones and video games
and let the parents get involved!

 

                         - Roy E. Schepp

A Letter from Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services CEO

Dear Friends,
 
This year has brought monumental changes that included a global pandemic and a renewed call for social justice. We are reminded that we live in a rapidly changing world, and Jackson-Feild is a reflection of this world.
 
We are ever ready to adjust and adapt, always drawing upon our core values of service, compassion, dedication, integrity, and leadership. These values have guided us through 165 years of helping children who are experiencing the painful effects of trauma and/or mental illness.
 
I am proud of how we have proven our ability to acclimate to new and uncertain global environments. Confronted with this pandemic, each week has presented new challenges providing us with opportunities to demonstrate our flexibility and inventiveness. Our proactive and recurring measures have ensured that we have not had a positive case of COVID-19. Without hesitation, and through innovation, we have found new ways to better serve our children.
 
We continue to educate our children who could ill afford to miss instruction. We find ways to enrich and engage residents during these “dog days” of summer.
 
Our founder, the Rev. William M. Jackson, noted we have to be revolutionary from time to time. Now is such a time. Jackson-Feild provides daily opportunities to transform young lives thanks to caring folks like you. We embrace change that will strengthen us, as we remain true to our core values.
Warm regards,
 
Patricia H. Delano
President & CEO 
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