School Counseling News

K-2 Classroom Guidance lessons have begun. Lessons have been scheduled for twice a month and include school success, character traits, diversity/tolerance, friendship skills, problem-solving, and other topics important for young children. We also work hard on developing our patience and staying calm. The students are always told to share with their families what we talk about in our lessons, so please ask them what they worked on!

The ‘Character of the Month’ program has been resumed for this school year. At the close of each month, a student from each classroom is selected who exemplifies the character trait of that month. The ‘Characters of the Month’ are rewarded with a paw charm, the list and pictures are posted monthly in the front hallway by the office. The list of monthly character traits can be found on the ‘Character Education’ page.

It’s that time!

Are you ready? Once again it’s time for the start of another school year. I hope everyone enjoyed the summer break.

I am excited to see all of the returning teachers and students and equally excited to meet all of the new teachers and students. I will be working hard to make 2017-2018 a great year!

Please check out the additional pages and links for more information on the School Counseling program.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Summer Is Almost Here!

As we get close to the end of the school year please remember that it does not mean the end of learning. Please take the summer as an opportunity to not only have some fun and relaxation, but to continue teaching your child. Learning is not something that just takes place in the classroom. It is important that your child reviews and practices the skills learned in reading and math. Summer is also an opportunity for exploration and discussion. Use of the public library, informational websites, vacation and travel are all wonderful ways to enhance your child’s education.

Lost and Found

If you’ve walked the halls at the school recently, I’m sure you’ve noticed the huge selection of items on the ‘lost and found, rack. (If you haven’t seen it, it’s at the end of the hallway leading out to the bus loop.) If you, or your child, is missing something, please go check it out. It always amazes me the number of items that no one bothers to claim. There are lots of coats, sweatshirts, and jackets that surely someone should be missing. At the end of last year we donated 4 bags of left items to a charity to redistribute. And while that is also a good use of these items, I would much rather they get claimed by their owner.

So check out the ‘Lost and Found’, we need more of these items to be ‘Found’!

And thank you so much to the PTA. Last year they took pity on the huge pile of lost items and purchased the rack for us. It not only looks better but should make it easier to find things.