BMMS Counselor's Corner

Week of February 1st, 2021

Counselor's Corner Newsletter

Welcome to this week's Counselor Corner newsletter. This newsletter is designed to provide you with weekly information from the BMMS Counseling Department. For additional information, and previous newsletters, please visit our BMMS Counseling Website. To see previous newsletters, click HERE.

Counselor's away from school

Time Management Tips

With so much time spent at home these days, our time is structured differently. Our normal rhythm of physically going to/coming home from school and attending extra curricular activities has been disrupted. Now, more than ever, it's important to practice good time-management skills. Here's a great article on tips for improving time management.

Tips include:

-Set up a schedule

-Be flexible

-Don't procrastinate

-Eliminate distractions

-Study in a short burst

-Get a good night sleep

Yearbook update

Get your pictures in the yearbook for this school year. Submit your photos online. Click on this link: https://images.jostens.com/415467252

OR LOG ON TO: images.jostens.com

Enter Login ID:415467252

•Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”

•Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.

•Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

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Considering the current times and uncertainties, it is especially important to take a moment here and there for self-care. Please visit the "Student Services Wellness Room" to find some suggested resources and ways to destress and relax.

Effective Ways to Calm Down and De-Stress

The Mindful Minute-The Social Brain

Take 2 minutes to learn about the Social Brain and why some students struggle with Virtual Learning and Too Much Screen Time.
What is the Social Brain?

TEACHER OFFICE HOURS

Remember to attend your teacher's office hours each week. Office hours are a great time to get questions answered, check in with your teacher, or further understand your assignments. Even if you only attend for a short time, it's a good way improve your grades. Make it a goal to attend an office hour at least two times per week.
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SEL Lesson Thrively- Emotions

This week's Social Emotional Learning is about Emotional awareness. This is the ability to recognize and make sense of not just your own emotions, but the emotions of others as well.



To access Thrively please click on the link below


https://www.thrively.com/login/school/75077


Once prompted enter your username and password which are the following


Username: Student Id Number (ex:1234567)

Password: aesqul


Once you are in you will be prompted to change your password. If you have logged in before, please you the last password you created.


If you so choose, you can fill out your interests or take the strength survey.


Once you are logged in click on the link below.


https://www.thrively.com/dashboard/child/1644834/lesson/2152


This activity should take you less than 30 minutes.

Free Parent Classes

Here is a parent class offered through North County Lifeline for FREE Parent Education workshops offered in English and Spanish. The parenting classes are an 8 week course via virtual setting at this time. Parents that are interested need to call them directly for more specific information and the start dates for the new series. The representative informed me that the parent would need to participate since the beginning/first session as they cannot come in when the classes have already started. The next series is expected to start in January 2021. Please look at the flyers below.

BMMS Counselor Contact information

Students can message counselors directly through canvas.


Mrs Taylor (A-Ho, GATE): -(858) 376-7045- mtaylor@powayusd.com

Mr. Lightner (Hu-Me): - (858) 218-6586 - alightner@powayusd.com

Mr. Schafer (Mi-Z, AVID) - (619) 839-5650 - jschafer@powayusd.com


The following resources are available 24/7 for mental health support should you need resources for yourself or someone you care about.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (on the back of your student ID card),

The Access & Crisis Line San Diego 1-888-724-7240,

The Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741.