Counseling Notes - November, 2013

Mrs. Cyndie Morris

Preparing for Christmas - Local Resources

Caring Christmas:

If you receive “Free lunch” or “FDC” you may be eligible for
assistance for your children’s Christmas. "Proof of Eligibility" forms will be sent home to all families who qualify before we leave for Thanksgiving break.

After you receive your proof of eligibility you may call Methodist Men at 678-294-3920 the week of Nov. 18-22 to schedule an interview & application. If accepted, you will be notified of the arrangements by First United Methodist Church, with a time to pick up your gifts.
Eligibility criteria includes:
  • Student resides in Bremen City Limits
  • Student is enrolled in Bremen City Schools Prek-8th
  • Student qualifies for Free Lunch or FDC
  • By accepting help from Methodist Men's Caring Christmas, you will not be eligible to receive help from any other Community Resource (Ex: Toys for Tots, Shop with a Cop, Churches, Local Businesses, etc.)



Please contact the church if you are interested in sponsoring a child/children or would like to make a donation to this worthy program.



Toys for Tots:

Sponsored by the Marine Corp Reserves. If you do NOT qualify for Caring Christmas, you may be eligible for Toys for Tots.

Applications are available outside the Counselor’s office. For more information please contact Curtis Eidson @ 770-574-0558.

NEW toys can be donated in collection boxes in the hallways here at school & throughout Haralson County.


Shop with a Cop:

Sign-up at the local police station to request help with Christmas. Police will contact you if you are selected for sponsorship.


Local Churches:

If you are an active member of a church, you might want to consider asking if the church can find you a sponsor for your family.


PROJECT WILDFIRE CONCERT - Sunday, Nov. 3rd 2:00-9:00

This year's Project Wildfire Concert is being hosted by Bremen First United Methodist Church & will be held in Branham Hall. Youth Pastors are encouraged to bring their Youth Groups. The entire community is invited to join in a time of worship.

Benefiting“Caring Christmas Program”


Bring a new toy or clothing to donate


Character Education Trait for the Month is PATIENCE

Sometimes we have planted all the right seeds, we have provided all the nutrients & water needed, we have been careful to get rid of the weeds, ...& still...Nothing Happens. Don't be discouraged...Sometimes things just take time. When you've done all you know to do, "keep on keeping on." Don't give up!
A Coconut can be very hard to crack open...It can take a LONG time...& a lot of HARD work...But if you KEEP ON TRYING & DON'T GIVE UP, there's something yummy on the inside. So look for ways to be PATIENT with yourself and with others.


Cool Books for Parents to Read

  1. "Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, & the New Realities of Girl World" - by Michelle Anthony
  2. "Masterminds & Wing-men: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker Room Tests, Girlfriends, & the New Rules of Boy World" - by Michelle Anthony
  3. "Little Girls Can Be Mean: 4 Steps to Bully-proof Girls in the Early Grades" - by Michelle Anthony


Cool Websites to Check Out

  1. <mynextmove.org>
  2. <onguardonline.gov>
  3. <GACollege411.org>