Birdneck Counseling Updates

February 2016

Happy National School Counseling Week!

I want to say a big THANK YOU to each and every one of you! I am so lucky to have a job that I love, in a school full of people who support a comprehensive school counseling program. I can't tell you how many of my colleagues receive push-back from their staff when it comes to scheduling lessons, collaborating on ideas, or even pulling kids who need to talk. You all are so wonderful to me and I couldn't do my job without you!



Visit my blog to stay updated on information I share with parents, including community resources and happenings that come across my desk! Feel free to include it in your communication with parents as well!

Please use our "Caught Being Kind" bulletin boards in the cafeteria when you see a student doing something kind! I have baggies of sea creatures outside my door that you can use to write their name and deed.

Our February trait of the month is Honesty!

What to look for when choosing your citizen this month:

  • They are truthful in all areas of life
  • They do their own work and play by the rules, even when nobody is watching
  • They always ask before taking or using something that doesn’t belong to them
  • They don’t blame others for their mistakes
  • They don’t hide the truth

Coming Up:

March - Cooperation

April - Self-Control

May - Trustworthiness

Fundraiser alert! SCA will be selling hands for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness & Research starting Tuesday, February 9th and continuing the entire month. They will cost 25 cents each and we will hang them up in the cafeteria... let's see if we can connect!

Pennies for Patients is beginning on February 29th... stay tuned for a special flyer with more information coming out in a couple weeks!


February 4: SCA General Assembly Meeting, 1:40 in E-2

February 25: SCA General Assembly Meeting, 1:40 in E-2

February 9-28: Sickle Cell Anemia Fundraiser

February 26: Pennies for Patients Kick-Off Assemblies

February 29-March 18: Pennies for Patients Campaign

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Save The Date!

February 3: Citizen of the Month

February 16: Third Grade Quarterly Awards

February 18: Fourth Grade Quarterly Awards

February 19: Fifth Grade Quarterly Awards

February 29-March 18: Pennies for Patients

March 2: Citizen of the Month

March 4: Counselor Coffee Talk