Guidance Dept Newsletter - LFMS

2017-18 Holiday Edition - Edition 3

Happy Holidays from Your Guidance Team!!

We would like to wish all our students and families a Happy Holiday season. This special edition newsletter is our gift to you to help you keep your child engaged over the holiday break. Enjoy!
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Recommended Reading for Ages 11-14

Did you know reading 20 minutes a day improves a student's standardized test scores by 80% over students who read only 1 minute a day? Find the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer on one of these lists of recommended and favorite books for children.

Recommended books for your child:

Drop Everything and Read Favorites

Guys Read for books that guys enjoy

James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Book Suggestions

James Patterson's Booklist for Boys

Scholastic's Parent and Child Magazine's Book Recommendations for ages 11-13

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Reducing the Reading Gap in Ten Minutes

According to Scientific Learning's March 2008 Educator's briefing, a student at the 30th percentile who spends an extra ten minutes a day reading books will read greater than 10% more than students at the 70th percentile.

Tips on Helping Your Child Gain Great Reading Habits

Here are some great researched based articles to help instill a love of reading in your child.

How to Encourage Good Reading Habits in Kids

How to Get Your Kid to Be a Fanatic Reader

Free Printables for Your Child to Keep Engaged over Winter Break

Use the link below to access free printables in all subject areas from math, science, reading, writing and a variety of fun and artistic activities.

Quicklink Resources

Guidance Webpage Information and/or links on the Academic Domain such as study skills, test taking, tutoring resources, and useful links for help with English writing and Math skills

Counselors Corner Resource Personal-Social Domain including stress management, conflict mediation, grief, and social skills

College and Career Guidance Information about high school graduation requirements, college admissions, and career choices.

Ms. Teri Graffeo - Academic Advisor Q-Z

Ms. Graffeo splits her responsibilities with Ladera Ranch MS. She will be available on site at Las Flores MS on Tuesdays and Fridays. You may also reach her via email.

Ms. Brittney Pacini - School Counseling Graduate Intern

Ms. Pacini is a graduate counselling student at Chapman University and is completing her Practicum hours with Las Flores Middle School. She is available Mondays and Tuesdays.

Ms. Lindsay Depass - School Psychologist

Mrs. Angela Danna - Registrar, Guidance Secretary

Non-Discrimination Statement

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