What does an Elementary School Counselor do?
Once again this year students can refer themselves for counseling in a unique way. There is a QR code in every classroom for students to be able to scan to let me know they need to check in with me. Once I have received notification that they would like to chat, I reach out to their teacher to find a time that works best in their day. Here is a link to the google form: https://goo.gl/forms/l4u8bj0CDqbuwizx2
Lessons are taught to each homeroom class 2 times each month. Guidance lessons are created using themes/ideas from Rachel's Challenge, Life Skills, and Portrait of a Graduate. Although theme will be consistent among grade levels, actual lessons will be age appropriate.
November Lesson Highlights:
I can be a Collaborative Worker.
Perseverance/ Goal Setting
GCISD Elementary Counselors will be presenting Parenting Workshops!
See flier below for more information.
PREVIOUS PARENTING WORKSHOPS:
A presentation for parents discussing the apps and websites kids are using, how to identify warning signs of kids engaged in risky behavior online, and how to discuss appropriate online behavior with kids.
November 8, 2017 @ 5:30 Colleyville Elementary Cafeteria
Skyward Family Access
Come and learn the ins and outs of how to navigate through Skyward Family Access.
November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 Grapevine Elementary School
The PARENTING CENTER presents:
Making and Enforcing Rules on November 28th at 6:30 @ Timberline Elementary.
Tiger Tree 2017- UPDATE
THANK YOU so much for all of the donations to the GRACE Christmas Cottage! In all we made 4+ deliveries that filled a full size car's back seat and trunk each time! OC Taylor Tigers have the most giving families. You all are AMAZING!
We will be collecting items to donate to the Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE) Christmas Cottage. the paws have specific items to be purchased and returned to school to be donated to the cottage. This organization sets up a store in which parents who qualify are able to come and choose the toys and items for their children to receive for Christmas. They are given wrapping paper, tape, and bows along with Christmas cookies when they leave. OC Taylor PTA is partnering with our group to organize this collection and get the word out to all of our tigers to join in to help with this great project. Look for the Tiger Tree with paws after the Thanksgiving break! The directions on the paws say:
Tiger Tree Directions
1. Purchase the gift.
2. Bring the unwrapped gift to the school ASAP - no later
than Friday, Dec. 15th.
Donations of tape, ribbons, and rolls of wrapping paper are always welcome.
TTT's 2nd ANNUAL TURKEY DRIVE... BENEFITTING GRACE
Friday, Nov. 17th 2017 at 7:30am
5300 Pool Road
TTT, OC Taylor's version of student council made up of 4th and 5th grade representatives, is sponsoring our 2nd Annual Turkey Drive!
LOOK for the parent volunteers and HUGE boxes by the bus loop side and at the front of the school. You will be able to drop off your turkey at the same time you drop off your child(ren).
COMPETITION for PARENTS' NIGHT OUT: whichever grade level donates the most turkeys will be invited to a free PARENTS' NIGHT OUT one evening in December where the students will watch a movie and enjoy popcorn. If you have multiple children, 1 turkey will count towards the grade levels of all your children.
We know our OC Taylor families are caring and giving, and this is another way to teach our children the value of being charitable.
PLEASE REMEMBER--THE TURKEYS MUST BE FROZEN!
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and giving spirit!
RED RIBBON WEEK October 23-27 RESULTS
Congratulations to our Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest WINNERS!!!
1st Place: Emily Rodriguez
1st Place: Avery Hall
2nd Place: Kaylee Gluck
3rd Place: Megan Doan
1st Place: Keegan O'Haugherty
2nd Place: Kelsie Richardson
3rd Place: Emma and Audrey Kirby
1st Place: Jackson Williams and Caroline Critz
2nd Place: Sebastian Rain-Kiehn and Riley Richards
3rd Place: Halston Hammonds
ALL 1st PLACE POSTERS MOVED ON TO DISTRICT JUDGING... AND THE RESULTS WERE:
Emily Rodriguez place 3rd in the 2nd grade category. Avery Hall placed 3rd in the 3rd grade category. Keegan O'Haugherty placed 2nd in the 4th grade category.