Counselor's Corner Newsletter
May 2016 At-A-Glance
5/2-5/6 5th Grade CAASPP testing week
5/6 2nd Grade to the Cantor Museum
5/9-5/13 4th Grade CAASPP testing week
5/9 Kindergarten to the Academy of Sciences
5/11 6pm, Board Meeting at Crocker, West Staff to present at Board Meeting
5/12 5th Grade Musical Assembly, 10:30am in the MPR
6:30pm, 5th Grade Musical Performance in the MPR
5/15 HSF Fun Run
5/19 Multicultural Day
Kindergarten Round Up, 2-2:30pm in the Kindergarten Wing
5/20 Associated Parent Group Meeting, 8:45am
5/25 EARLY DISMISSAL Grades K-2, 1:15pm; Grades 3-5, 1:30pm
5/26 EARLY DISMISSAL
Open House at 6pm
5/27 Tech Challenge, 8:30-3pm in the MPR
5/30 NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
5/31-6/3 4th Grade to Yosemite
5/31 Kindergarten Musical Performance, 10:30am in the MPR
More information about the balloon can be found on the Soul Shoppe website or in the video below.
What's On My Bookshelf?
Maya's friend Bailey loves to talk about everything and everyone. At first, Maya thinks Bailey is funny. But when Bailey's talk leads to harmful rumors and hurt feelings, Maya begins to think twice about their friendship.
In her fourth book for children, relational aggression expert Trudy Ludwig acquaints readers with the damaging consequences of "trouble talk"-talking to others about someone else's troubles in order to establish connection and gain attention.
Trouble Talk is recommended for upper elementary students.
As the school counselor, my role involves providing referrals to families that are seeking support for their child's social, emotional and behavioral concerns. All of these resources are listed on my website here. I have highlighted a few of the local community resources below.
The Children's Health Council in Palo Alto provides a wide array of services for children and their families.
Parent Education Classes
Parent Learning Center
Search by topic for articles (ADHD, worry, Autism, Behavior, Depression, Learning and School, etc.).
Parents Place in San Mateo offers a wide variety of services for the whole family- parent education workshops (the highly sensitive child, setting limits, positive discipline, etc.) child counseling, individual counseling and family counseling.
200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 • 650-688-3040
2001 Winward Way, Suite 200, San Mateo, CA 94404 • 650-931-1840
Children, youth and family support in San Carlos
610 Elm Street, Suite 212 • San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone (650) 591-9623
This toolkit offers social and emotional development by grade level.
Books That Heal Kids
This website is an excellent resource for children's books on various social/emotional issues. I purchase many of my books because of reviews from this website.
40 Developmental Assets
The Developmental Assets list is published by the Search Institute.