The Counseling Capsule

From the CYES School Counselors

Week of June 6 - 10, 2016

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Please fill out this survey (google doc) by Friday, June 10, about how we did this year to meet each of the 11 Principles of Character upon which our character program was based upon.

This will give us a baseline and show us areas to change, improve upon, omit, etc. for next year.

Character programming serves to meet these 11 principles and is a living, ever changing philosophy intended to meet the changing needs of the school.

Your responses are essential in enabling the character program to evolve, and to meet our school's needs.

Thank you for all you do, and continue to do, to make Character Count at CYES!


Mrs. Lang's Schedule (Grades 1, 3 and 5)

Mrs. Lang's Schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 6

Attendance Matters

Individual Appointments

2 pm - 2:45 pm Bull Run Middle School Presentation in the Story Room - Grade 5

Tuesday, June 7

9:30 SOLs - retakes

Individual Appointments

Attendance Matters

2 - 2:40 Classroom Counseling Lesson- Grade 5 - Woodby - Middle School Transition

7 pm Advisory Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 8

RIP Meetings

SOL Retakes

Individual Meetings

Attendance Matters

RIP Meetings

2-2:40 Classroom Counseling Lesson - Grade 5 - McDonald-Middle School Transition

7 pm PTO Meeting

Thursday, June 9

9:30 SOL retakes

11 - 4 Mrs. Lang at KLC for Elementary Dept. Meeting

Friday, June 10

SOL retakes

Attendance Matters

Individual Appointments

2-2:40 Classroom Counseling - Grade 5 -Payne and Orr- Middle School Transition

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Did you know that there are 11 principles of effective character education?

These principles are what we use to guide our collaborative efforts in creating a firm foundation for our school community based upon the Six Pillars of Character.

Briefly, these principles are:

  1. The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
  2. The school defines “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing.
  3. The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
  4. The school creates a caring community.
  5. The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
  6. The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
  7. The school fosters students’ self-motivation.
  8. The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
  9. The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
  10. The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
  11. The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.

These 11 principles are the goals of Chris Yung Elementary School and our community as we work together to form new traditions, incentives, and a positive school climate within our school culture.

Bet you didn't know there were 11 of them!

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Have a great week, everyone!

Beth Lang and Nikki Raquedan

School Counselors