Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wear Blue on 2/22

Our school is joining the Wear Blue on 2/22 movement started by Erik Janke, a young boy from Sandy, Utah. He is asking everyone to wear blue on February 22nd to protest bullying. His website wearblue222.org has more information. Erik is also the author of a book that celebrates the unique qualities we have as human beings. Check it out and join us in WEARING BLUE this Friday!  

We are celebrating our SUCCESS as we strive to become a Bully Free School! We have been learning through our Steps to Respect lessons about the importance of friendships and respecting others. We have learned how to recognize, refuse and report bullying to adults at our school. We are learning what it means to be a bystander and what we can do to become someone's hero. 

Parents, ask your student what we've been learning! I'm sure they'll be proud to tell you how they are learning to END bullying at Coral Canyon. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thank You!

My school has spoiled me greatly this week for Nat'l School Counseling Week. I am grateful for all the letters, posters, and tokens of appreciation that I have received. It makes me love my job even more to feel that what I do makes a difference!

I wanted to share a couple of the fun things my students and their teachers made for me!

Many, many children have written me letters of appreciation, which I have compiled into a binder, too. This will be fun for me to look at on hard days to remember why I do what I do!

Thank you, Coral Canyon! I love you too!

Monday, February 4, 2013

National School Counseling Week Link Party

The first week in February has been declared National School Counseling Week and it's a great opportunity for School Counselors everywhere to spread the word about what we do and how we serve the students in our schools. We are lucky in Washington County School District to have Professional School Counselors in all of our elementary schools, either part-time, or for some lucky schools like Coral Canyon, full-time! I love my job and it's a privilege to work with students, parents, and teachers every day!

I am always promoting my services through my website, the PTA newsletter, our school news CCTV, and in various ways throughout the school. Our librarian is nice enough to let me make bookmarks highlighting two or three character traits each month. And, in honor of this special week, I made these bookmarks for students and faculty to take home.

One side declares National School Counseling Week and the other lists some social, academic, and behavior skills that I can help students master.

Feel free to download and adapt these to your needs if you like! Happy School Counseling Week!!

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