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.
October Lesson Highlights:
I can be an Skilled Problem Solver.
Decision Making for K, 1, and 2
Smoking Information (Red Ribbon Week) for 3, 4, 5
RED RIBBON WEEK October 23-27
Red Ribbon Week is celebrated every year the last week of October. It is a nationally recognized substance abuse prevention campaign dedicated to the memory of Kiki Camerena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, killed in the line of duty.
POSTER and PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA) CONTEST
GCISD will be sponsoring a drug prevention poster contest.
· Posters must be on 11 x 17 paper or ½ of a poster board.
· 1st, 2nd and 3rd place posters for each grade level will be announced.
· 1st place winners will be taken to the Administration building to compete in the district wide competition.
· Please include the student’s name, grade and school on the back of the poster.
· District winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 25th
GCISD is also sponsoring a Public Service Announcements competition. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, October 24th to email@example.com. Please title the email “RRW PSA 2016”. Entries must be no longer that 30 seconds. Winners will be announced Thursday, October 26th .
All first place district level winners will be recognized at the November school board meeting. Your campus principal and counselor will be notified.