The Counseling Capsule

From the CYES School Counselors

Week of May 9 -13, 2016


Monthly Character Pillar:

May's Character Pillar: Being a TRRFCC Student and Persevering!

All the colors are celebrated this month!

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Got Grit? Here are some resources for teaching Perseverance

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You
Teaching Your Kids Not To Give Up

Mrs. Lang's Schedule (Grades 1, 3 and 5)

Mrs. Raquedan is at CYES on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She has her schedule communicated to K, 2nd and 4th grade teachers for the week.

Mrs. Lang's Schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 9

Kiss and Ride AM


Attendancen Matters

Kiss and Ride PM

Tuesday, May 10

Kiss and Ride AM

SOLs - Computer Lab with Mrs. Payne Reading 1 Grade 5

Attendance Matters

Kiss and Ride PM

Wednesday, May 11

8:30 RIP meetings

SOLs - Computer Lab with Mrs. Payne Reading 2 Grade 5

7 pm PTO meeting

Thursday, May 12

Kiss and Ride AM


Kiss and Ride PM

Friday, May 13

Kiss and Ride AM


Kiss and Ride PM

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Did you know that there are 11 principles of effective character education?

These principles are what we use to guide our collaborative efforts in creating a firm foundation for our school community based upon the Six Pillars of Character.

Briefly, these principles are:

  1. The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
  2. The school defines “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing.
  3. The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
  4. The school creates a caring community.
  5. The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
  6. The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
  7. The school fosters students’ self-motivation.
  8. The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
  9. The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
  10. The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
  11. The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.

These 11 principles are the goals of Chris Yung Elementary School and our community as we work together to form new traditions, incentives, and a positive school climate within our school culture.

Bet you didn't know there were 11 of them!

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Have a great week, everyone!

Beth Lang and Nikki Raquedan

School Counselors