Newsletter Counseling Program Mission Statement: Design and deliver a comprehensive Counseling program which promotes student Academic, Social/Personal, and Career achievement today for the future.
Due to our 5th Grades being housed at Bridgeport Middle School this year, I will be there Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings in order to present Classroom Guidance lessons. Students may also use the self-referral slips if they need to speak with me. In case of an emergency with a student, the teachers will contact me.Please remind your child of the importance of good work habits. After all, school is their job. Being on time helps students to not feel so anxious. Having a good breakfast at home, or here at school, is important for their brain energy. Being prepared for the day by making sure your child has remembered what to bring to school will help them, and you, to not feel anxious. Above all, please make time to sit down, and ask your child how their day went. After that, do something together for a few minutes. Whether it is talking, taking a walk, playing a game together, or letting them help in some way with dinner, you and your child will be able to use this time to start off the evening right.Alert...Alert! Some of our students have confessed to staying up too late! Some are sneaking to play video games. Others do not have a set bedtime. They are coming to school sleepy, and not focused. Please help by setting a bedtime, and sticking to it as best you can. Thank you!Classroom Guidance Lessons for the 2nd Nine Weeks:Pre K:Focus will be placed on Diversity; Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention; Peer Pressure; Hands are not for hurting; and Character Education (Anger Management, Self-Esteem, Caring, Conflict Resolution, Trustworthiness) as performed by the Simpson Elementary Puppeteer Team.K, 1st, and 2nd GradesCritical decision making for Treating Others Egually, Not Using Alcohol and Other Drugs, Making Good Choices, Not Giving Up; Character Education as mentioned above.3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades weeks 1 through 4Cliques; Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention; Preventing Video Game Addiction; Coping with Bullying.3rd Grade will also learn Character Education by performing the above mentioned plays in their rooms for Weeks 5 through 9.4th Grade will continue to learn about Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention for Week 5.5th Grade will be hosting Career Day at the middle school for Week 5.4th and 5th Grades Character Education, Careers for Weeks 6 through 9.This School Counselor uses various resources to not only present our students with the lessons, but to include them as part of the lessons in order for learning to impact them, and to help them to remember what the have learned. These resources include: Books, Interactive DVDs, "SMART" Interactive Guidance, Role play, Plays, Puppets and other props.
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