OHT Counselors' Corner
Oak Hills Terrace ES Counseling Newsletter for March, 2020
Students in Northside ISD will celebrate spring break from March 9-13. This is a great opportunity to grab some well-needed rest. It may also be time that allows you to reconnect and strengthen relationships by creating memories with your family.
If you're looking for free and not-so-expensive things to do in the San Antonio area, click on the link below. Enjoy your time, and remember to return on March 16 will a sense of "We Got This!"
Transition to Middle School: 5th to 6th
It is important for parents to know that students may not be guaranteed their elective choices due to the number of requests, classroom caps, and scheduling conflicts due to enrollment in other classes such as supplemental STAAR intervention classes.
If students would like to change a specific course as listed on the letter, they are asked to submit all changes to the Neff Counseling Department via their letter by May 22, 2020. (if students are able to bring their SIGNED letter that indicates course changes by Friday, March 6, the Oak Hills Terrace counselors will deliver the paperwork to Neff MS).
Cyberbullying and Electronic Device Reminders
1. talk to your kids about the importance of staying cyber-safe; keep cell phones (and other electronic devices), passwords, and personal information private;. protect everyone from online predators and bullies.
2. become familiar with networking sites; help children use privacy settings.
3. learn how to use your children's cell phones and have access to their email and other online accounts; set up and/or learn all of their passwords and screen names.
4. make sure that screen names don't reveal information about your children's real names, addresses, school, or ages.
5. remind your children to never say mean things (or send suggestive photos) to anyone online or through texting; and to never pass along mean things about others.
6. consider purchasing a monitoring system to track your children's online activity.
Helping Students Work Through Grief
The Greater San Antonio community is fortunate to be able to access the Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas. This facility welcomes families who are experiencing grief by offering peer grief support groups for children and other family members. Services are also available for families who are anticipating the death of a loved one. For more information please contact the facility:
- phone #: 210.736.4847
- address: 205 West Olmos Dr. (approximately 1 mile NW of Trinity University)
Academic Night: Science and History (Feb 13)
Odds and Ends
Our mascot greets folks at the entrance. The halls and rooms in 2nd and 3rd grade come alive with oceans and historical figures. Don't leave without a slice of pizza!
Pre-K and Kinder
Visit the Kinder hallway to see what our youngest ones are up to. A day at the zoo, anyone?
Take a tour through the oceans, tundra, Savannah, and jungle.
Odds and Ends
Pre-K and Kinder
All things Texas: ecosystems, tribes, and a little history.
All things Texas: explorers, weather, and children of Texas.
Students from Jay's Science and Engineering Academy were on hand to help our students and parents explore science topics.
Thank you for the pictures, Ms. May!
Our Owls are OWLsome!
Mrs. Solis and Mr. Koog attend the Texas School Counselor Convention in San Antonio during February. So many individuals come together from across the state (and beyond) to make this workshop a success!
Student Council sells silk flowers (some with candy) to help us celebrate Valentine's Day.
Kindness Week Project
Students and staff donate undies and socks to Northside Threads as a model of kindness.
obedience, patience, and good character
Giraffes Can't Dance
teasing, recognizing/celebrating differences
Personal Space Camp
Tibby Tried It
physical disabilities, trying
Testing Miss Malarkey
remaining calm with testing
safe side adults, circles, and rules to follow when working with strangers
How to Lose All Your Friends
bratty behavior, how not to behave
Cloud's Best Worst Day Ever
how to handle being upset (OK to be mad, not mean)
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
giving, sharing, and being kind
Use this link to learn the latest using Twitter. You may also catch some PTA updates using @ohtpta
Dates to Remember
2 Dr. Seuss Dress-Up Week begins
3 Interim Assessments (Math-4)
3 Super Tuesday Voting
4 Interim Assessments (Math-5)
4 College Shirt day
5 Interim Assessments (Math-3)
6 Spring Fling party
9 Spring Break begins
16 Return from Spring Break
19 Online TELPAS Tutorials begin
20 PTA BinGlow Night (6:00-8:30)
23 STAAR Blitz begins (5th)
25 Pre-K Field Trip to Morgan's Wonderland (9:00-2:00)
25 2nd Grade Field Trip to Lego Land and San Pedro Park (9:00-1:45)
27 End of 3rd 9 Weeks
ALE, 1st, 2nd
Please access the following for parent links...
PK/ECSE, Kinder, 3rd, 4th, 5th