October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Throughout October, Bullying Prevention is highlighted in our schools.

There have been Classroom Guidance lessons dealing with what bullying is, why it is not appropriate, and what to do if it happens.

A bullying awareness poster contest is currently underway. The top three posters from each class will be displayed in the hallways starting Oct. 26th.

There is a ‘Buzz Bucket’ located in the main hallway. Students can write out a bullying or safety concern report and deposit it anonymously. These will be reviewed and addressed by the school counselors.

The ‘Silence Hurts’ computer reporting system will be available as of Nov. 16, for students or parents to report bullying concerns.

These initiatives will continue throughout the school year. Through all of these efforts, we strive to make our school a safe and bully free environment!

School Counseling News!

We are almost through our first nine weeks of the school year. Report cards will be coming home soon. Please make sure to sign up for a conference with your child’s teacher

The children have been working hard at school. They are gaining skills and knowledge every day. You can help your child get the most out of the school experience by making sure they are getting a good night sleep and coming to school regularly.

I am in the process of identifying students and families in need of assistance for the holidays. Please contact me if you would like to be included.

 

K-2 Classroom Guidance and Characters of the Month

K-2 Classroom Guidance lessons have begun. Lessons have been scheduled for twice a month and include character traits, diversity/tolerance, friendship skills, problem-solving and other topics important for young children. The students are always told to share 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.

Looking forward to another great school year!

It’s time for the start of another great school year. I hope everyone enjoyed the summer break.

I am very excited to see all of the returning teachers and students and equally excited to meet all of the new teachers and students. I have been working on lots of new ideas and making plans for an exciting year.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.