Counselor News

In The Classroom

Compassion is the theme for December. During classroom lessons, we will explore ways to show compassion for others when they are hurt (Kindergarten) and when others have different feelings, perspective, culture, or disagree with us (1st-5th grade). 4th and 5th graders will also begin exploring strong feelings and ways to calm down.

December is a great time to practice compassion! Did you know that small acts of kindness can boost brain chemistry and create a more positive mood or mindset? Consider allowing your child to pick out a toy for a donation drive, having your child drop a few coins in the Red kettles, or even showing your child how fun it is to brighten someone's day with a kind note.

Stressed Over the Holidays?

December can be a time of excitement for so many and also a time of great stress for others. Whether your family is celebrating a holiday without a much loved family member or experiencing financial hardship during this time of the year, remember you are not alone. Take some time to slow down, reflect, and enjoy those around you. It is always okay to ask for help and First Link is an excellent resource in our community for services ranging from food and shelter to mental and physical health. Please reach out if you are in need of additional resources.
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Giving Tree

Eagles Student Council is seeking donations for our Giving Tree. If you are interested, please stop by the Eagles office between December 3rd and Dec 22nd to pick up a gift tag. All gifts are to support student needs and examples include: snacks, waterproof snow gloves, and boots. Thank you for considering!
Hear for the Kids

On our most recent episode of Hear for the Kids, Carly and I visited with Trauma Trainer and School Counselor Rachel Johnson about the important topic of Trauma and its impact on children. We also have many other great topics for you to check out!