Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe (03/24/23)

Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe

Every week when I write something for Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe, I sit here trying to figure out what to write about. In general, I wonder mostly how to bring up specific topics that should be of concern to all of us (me included, as I am a father of two). We see violence, drugs, bullying, social media, depression, anxiety, and much more. And here is the deal…all these topics can be sensitive if we don’t know how to approach them.

If any of us is dealing with any of the topics I mentioned before, we might feel like this is an inconvenience (dealing with them on a daily basis). When our kids are dealing with these issues, we wish they knew what we know. That way, things might be easier, right? Well, please know that letting our children know that they are not alone in their race in life is essential. In all honesty, them knowing they are not alone is what gets them through struggles they might face.

The last few weeks have been challenging. I have heard of many members of our STEM community going through traumatic events. It has been encouraging, however, to see how we can come together to support each other. If you are in the middle of a battle that you don’t know how to fight, let somebody know. I am here for you if necessary. Please encourage your student to find support from a trusted adult. I always end my portion of the newsletter with specific comments, and one of them is, “I am thankful for having the opportunity to be part of your student’s story.” I am really thankful for that, and I hope you consider me a resource to help you as much as I can.

I am sorry that not much of safety and security was covered today. I feel it is essential to have this conversation. Thank you for your continuous support. Let’s keep working hard to keep our students safe! I am very thankful for having the opportunity to be part of your student’s story. If you have questions about anything, please email me at gabe.uribe@https://stemk12.org, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Hug your loved ones…smile at a stranger…believe it or not, that makes a difference in someone’s life. And once again, I would like to end with my most favorite quote from a movie, “Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.”


Be safe!

Deputy Gabe

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