Birdneck Counseling Updates

December 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Last week, we had Thanksgiving baskets delivered to all of our families on our FoodBank BackPack list! AND they have all been adopted for holiday gifts! What a great community we are a part of!

We are getting ready to share an exciting time with our at-risk students at the Kidz Kruz event this weekend! We will have 100 students board a couple of charter buses, travel to Walmart, spend a $20 gift card, enjoy some pizza, meet Santa and receive a small gift, and finish up with a ride through the Lights at the Beach! If you are interested in chaperoning this event, please contact Ms. Rinehart! If you have any students you would like to recommend to participate, please send their names to me!

I am also working on planning our Career Day for 4th and 5th grade. It will be held on February 12th and we are looking to have a minimum of 8-10 participants! I have invited various community members to join us, but if you know someone who would be interested in sharing what they do with 6 classes for 15 minutes each, please let me know!

Remember to visit my blog to stay updated on information I share with parents, including community resources and happenings that come across my desk!

Our December trait of the month is Kindness!

What to look for when choosing your citizen this month:

  • They treat others in a caring, generous way
  • They help others who are in need
  • They are sensitive to people's feelings
  • They think about how their words or actions will affect others
  • They are never intentionally mean or hurtful

Coming Up:

January - Fairness

February - Honesty

March - Cooperation

April - Self-Control

May - Trustworthiness

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The Great Kindness Challenge! Coming in January!

This year, all Virginia Beach Elementary Schools will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge! This is a national event the week of January 26th - 30th.

I will be handing out teacher toolkits that Monday and Tuesday during the staff days. Wednesday through Friday will be all about students checking acts of kindness of their list! We will have a kindness-themed spirit day each day that week, recognize acts of kindness each morning, and have kindness activities during PE or lunch each day!

Be on the lookout for more information to come!


Now through December 5 - Union Mission Canned Food Drive in November

December 16 - Pajama Day & the Polar Express

December 16 - General Assembly Meeting at 1:40PM in the Cafeteria

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Save The Date!

NOW - December 5: Canned Food Drive

December 2: K&1 Parent Night, 6PM

December 2: Middle School Options Night at Seatack

December 2: Lynnhaven Information Night

December 7: Kidz Kruz

December 10: Citizen of the Month

December 10: VBMS Information Night

December 11: I will be out of the building for training from 10:30-3:00

December 16: Pajama Day

January 7: Plaza Middle Years Program Information Night

January 8: Citizen of the Month

January 13: Corporate Landing Information Night

January 26-30: Great Kindness Challenge Week!