Information for 2013-14
*some items may be new*
My goal is to visit with all the classrooms; however, I know that is not required that I be in the classroom. Regardless, if you do in fact want to sign up for a lesson, there will be a calendar located in the work room in which you can sign up for a time. As you look at the Year at a Glance Calendar, you will notice that each month is assigned a Character Trait. When you sign up, this will be the topic that it covered, unless you specify a certain issue you would like me to address.
**NEW** If you would like a permanent standing lesson, please feel free to indicate this on the Needs Assessment I’ll be sending out at the end of September. This helps both of us have a consistent schedule. =]
Got a Minute?
I would like to schedule “Minute Meetings” with all of the students in your classrooms. The purpose of the "Minute Meetings" is to give all students the opportunity to check-in with me. This will help me address student needs and get to know the student population.
Sounds crazy right? That is 700 kids, give or take. I hope that you will help me with this endeavor.
My plan is to pull a chair into the hallway and meet with students using your class list. I will pull students one-by-one. I will have each student send the next person out when their check-in is over. I would like to keep these to a minute, but I imagine that will be quite difficult. In order to have enough time with each student I would like to schedule a 45 min to hour block with each class. In order to schedule these, I would like to meet with your class at least 2x a year. I will be doing so in October and in February. Please sign up via the calendar in the work room and simply putting an “M” next to your name so that I know it’s for the meeting minutes, not a lesson.
*An e-mail reminder will be sent out when the time comes*
Small Group and Individual Counseling
*Information on small groups will be e-mailed as they are created. Your feedback is essential*
My door is always open to talk to students individually about their educational, personal, and social concerns. There are many reasons students may seek a counselor at school. These reasons could have a direct impact on a child’s ability to focus and learn. My goal is to provide a safe and confidential environment for each and every student.
Students may visit the Counselor’s office before or after school, or during the school day with permission from their teacher. If I am not available, students may leave a message with Mrs. Fields.
*Teachers, please also use the online referral system (www.tinyurl.com/SSESreferral)