RVES School Counselor Corner
What Happened This Month At Riverview Elementary School
What is Empathy?
- Showing compassion
- Discussing feelings
- Reading cues
- a friend fell off the monkey bars at recess
- a classmate studied really hard for their spelling test and then didn't do well on the test
- there is a new student at school, and they feel like they don't have any friends
We Are STILL Looking for More Participants!!
RVES Global Citizenship Fair is Scheduled for March 18th
Different is great! At RVES, we honor the uniqueness of each individual. To help our learners see, understand and appreciate the differences in our school community, we are hosting a Global Citizenship Fair on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 9:00am - 1:30pm in the Gym at RVES.
Learners in grades 1-5 will visit the Fair with their classmates. Kindergarteners will participate in a special global-themed storytime with Mrs. Maguire from the Farmington Library. All learners can also add to our “Where My Family Is From” bulletin board in early March.
We want your family to be part of the Global Citizenship Fair!
There are many ways to participate before the event:
- Send photos of your travels to different countries for our Going Places display
- Send an object from your culture with a short description for our Museum of Culture
- Send cultural clothing or fabric to be displayed in our Fashion Gallery
- Tell us a story from your heritage, to be shared in our Heritage Voices display
We are also looking for volunteers to set up a display and visit with learners during the fair. We will provide table space for anyone interested in bringing photos, food, games, or cultural objects. We are especially interested in hands-on learning activities such as games, crafts, calligraphy or short language lessons.
Contact us if you want more information or to let us know you are interested in participating. Click on the link below for access to the letter that your child brought home.
Fighting the Winter Blues
In children, just as in adults, it is very common to feel a change in mood and energy levels during the winter months. Shorter days mean less sunlight, causing internal clocks to get off. This can affect sleeping habits and energy levels. In addition, chilly temperatures often mean staying inside and swaying from regular schedules. And, if done frequently, can negatively affect mental health. Try some of the tips below to help minimize the effects of winter weather on mental health!
Exercise: Keeping active is very important. If you can brave the cold, get your daily activity outdoors!
Eat healthy: A balanced diet is key in keeping a healthy body, and that effects the mind! Make sure you are getting your fruits and veggies!
Use lights to mimic sun: Keep a brightly lit home throughout the day. You can also purchase specialized lamps that provide a daily dose of sunshine.
Stay social: Attending school, work, and social obligations can seem like a pain on frigid days, but getting out of the house and conversing with peers can help to combat depression.
Open up: Talk to your children about how you are handling the winter and feelings you are having. They may be feeling the same way and you can help each other work through it.
Fun at home: Getting snowed in is a perfect excuse for family time. Plan a movie night or work on a home project. Don’t feel trapped inside, instead find ways to have fun together!
Game Time With the School Counselors
By filling out this quick form, your child(ren) can have a chance to win game time with Mrs. Alladin and Mrs. Felipe!!