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Ms. Beattie, school social worker firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Voice/Text 980-533-0660.
Brookside Elementary - Tuesdays / Fridays
York Chester Middle - Mondays / Wednesdays / Thursdays
Mrs. Spence, school nurse email@example.com
Brookside Elementary- Mondays and Thursdays
Lingerfeldt Elementary- Tuesdays and Fridays AM
McAdenville Elementary-Fridays PM
Mrs. James, school counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the Date!
- March 11 - Early Dismissal and Parent/Teacher Conferences
- March 12 - Optional Teacher Workday
- March 18 - Report Card Distribution
- March 22 ~ 26 - Cog.A.T. administration for 2nd grades
- March 22 ~ April 1 - N.C. Check-in #3 for 3rd - 5th grades
- April 2 ~ 9 - Student Spring Holidays
March 11, 2021 is Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Day
Check this list for some good questions to ask during your conference.
10 Good Questions for Parents to Ask:
1. How well does my child get along with classmates?
2. What aspect of school does he/she appear to enjoy the most?
3. What are my child's best and worst subjects?
4. Has my child completed assignments regularly?
5. Does he/she willingly participate in class activities?
6. Do you think my child is doing his/her best?
7. Does my child follow directions?
8. Have you noticed any changes in his/her behavior during the year?
9. What tests has my child had or will my child have? What do the test scores tell about my child's progress? How does my child handle taking tests?
10. Does my child need help in any academic area or need to be referred to school specialists?
Ask your most important question first.
Source: N.C. School Counselor Association
Parent Guide to Resilience
To help families build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, WhyTry is providing this parent guide free of charge. Watch the video and then click here to view the online guide at WhyTry.org.
Additional Parent Resources
The City of Gastonia and the United Way of Gaston County are partnering to provide low-to-moderate income residents of Gastonia financial assistance for costs related to their utility bills. The City of Gastonia received a grant as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19. One of the ways the grant is being used is to offer payment assistance with water, sewer, electric, and natural gas utility bills to individuals and families who have been impacted due to a loss of income during the pandemic. Click here for more information on the Gaston County CARE PLAN. Click here to apply for utility assistance. For more information call 704-862-7901.
NC 211 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Families and individuals can dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within their community.
- Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK(8255)
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline website
- Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233)
- Domestic Violence Hotline website
- Prevent Child Abuse NC COVID-19 Parent and Caregiver Guide
Stay Safe and Stay Informed.
For up-to-date information and resources about COVID-19, please
go to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human
Services coronavirus webpage.
- Gaston County Schools School Based Therapy (SBT) GCS has agreements in place with local agencies to offer SBT in schools. Access Family Services is the agency assigned to Brookside Elementary and Ms. Morgan Crosier is our school based therapist. Please contact Mrs. James if you are interested in referring your child or would like additional information about SBT. For detailed information, including questions about insurance, you may contact Access Family Services at 704-671-4487.
- Gaston County Schools Mental Health Services webpage
* If you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate assistance, please call 911 or PARTNERS help line at 1-888-235-4673.
A great way to start a conversation with your child about this character trait is to watch this really short video that explains good judgement, by Kimberly Stapf and then enjoy the read-along book below.