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School Counseling Newsletter

Message from Ms. Patterson & Dr. Crook

Welcome to the Crabapple Lane School Counseling Newsletter!

Please review each section for valuable information to help you "fly high" this week!

  • Virtual Guidance Lessons
  • The Voyage (Character Education Program)
  • Middle School Information
  • Parent Resources: Social/Emotional, Organization, Home Activities
  • Community Resources

Virtual Guidance Lessons (Kindergarten)

Week: 4/27/20 to 5/8/20

Hello Parents and Students!

You’ve been working on career development during your virtual learning days at home. Community helpers produce all sorts of products and services that make our world an amazing place!

In the next two school weeks, from 4/27/20 to 5/8/20, I would like for you to continue to think about yourselves in the future and please complete the final lesson below for the year. If you have any questions, you may email us at or

Happy Virtual Learning Days!

Ms. Patterson and Dr. Crook

Kindergarten Assignment

Careers: Part 3- What product or service will you provide as a community helper?

You’ve already imagined yourself as a grown up and what job you would do as a community worker. Now think of what product you would make or what service you would do in your job to help the community.

Draw a picture of what community worker that you want to be when you grow up (examples: farmer, nurse etc.) and add to your drawing what product you would make or what you would do to help others in your job (examples: vegetables, helping someone that’s sick).

Virtual Guidance Lessons (1st - 5th grade)

Week: 4/27/20 To 5/8/20

Hello Parents and Students!

You've been learning about careers during your virtual learning at home. We’re excited to see that many of you have completed most if not all of your VJS career lessons that have been assigned during this time.

If you are in first through fourth grades, please complete ONE MORE career cluster lesson that is assigned for your grade level between Monday, April 27th and Friday, May 8th. Therefore, each student should have ALL THREE career cluster lessons complete for your grade level by May 8, 2020.

If you are in fifth grade, you need to complete ONE MORE career cluster and/or career interest survey that is assigned for your grade level between Monday, April 27th and Friday, May 8th. Therefore, each student should have ALL FIVE lessons complete for your grade level by May 8, 2020. You will not have to complete the career portfolio that is normally a fifth grade state requirement prior to moving on to sixth grade.

We will be having Zoom meetings concerning your transition into middle school beginning the week of May 11th. You will be receiving information about middle school through IC emails and also look here on the newsletter for updates concerning middle school.

If you have any questions, you may email us at or

Happy Virtual Learning Days!

Ms. Patterson & Dr. Crook

Please follow the directions below for access JVS lessons:

1. Please go to Crabapple Lane Elementary Website and go to Students Resources Tab

2. Click on ClassLink

3. Click on the blue "Sign in with Google" button and select your account

4. Click on the VJS Junior LTI app

5. You should see your "Student Dashboard"

6. Your assignment can be found under the three lines at the top right of the screen menu under "My Assignments"

7. You will receive a badge once the lesson is completed.

Career Clusters Grade Level Assignments as defined by the Georgia Department of Education:

1st Grade (3):



Law & Public Safety

2nd Grade (3):


Health Sciences

Arts & Communications

3rd Grade (3):


Human Services


4th Grade (4):

Business Management


Science, technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Architecture & Construction

5th Grade (5):

Government & Public Administration



Information Technology

Career Cluster Interest Survey (CCIS EZ)

The Voyage (CLES Character Education Program)

Generosity Week 3: 5/4-5/8

Hi Parents!

Our school-wide character education program at Crabapple Lane is "The Voyage". As a school, we teach one lesson per week. We would love it if you could partner with us at home, and continue to guide your child through the weekly lessons during this time of virtual learning.

We’ve reached the last unit of The Voyage. It’s been an incredible journey with you and your child this year, and there is valuable learning ahead! Our anchor for this unit is generosity. Generosity is giving unselfishly. Each week, we have an action point that is our focus. We have a new action point this week: “Generosity is giving of your time and talents.” Generosity is not always about being generous with our belongings; we can also be generous with our time and talents.

Parents are able to login and access the lessons. Specific directions on how to log in are at the bottom of this email. Also, the weekly Voyage video is linked to the recorded morning announcements every Wednesday. We are so grateful for your partnership on The Voyage. Have a great week!

Week 3: 5/4-5/8

Home Connection

Character Trait: Generosity

Action Point: “Generosity is giving of your time and talents.”

  • Video Questions:

1. Why was the Captain upset just before the ship had to leave?

2. What was Griff able to do to help out?

3. What are some special talents you have that you could share with others?

  • Family Activity:

Spend some time talking about the talents of everyone in your family. Discuss how these can be shared to help others. If possible, find a time to be generous with your time and talents to help one another or others in your community.

Navigation Station Login For Full Lesson:

1. Go to

2. Top right click three horizontal bars

3. Click login:

Username (case sensitive)

Password (case sensitive) #setsailnow!

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Middle School Information (Fifth Graders)

Middle School Transition Meetings for Students with Mrs. Patterson, Dr. Crook & Mrs. Morrow


1:00 Xydias

2:00 Herndon


9:00 Faulkner

10:00 Beasley


1:00 Xydias

2:00 Herndon


9:00 Faulkner

10:00 Beasley

Flat Rock Middle School Information

Fine Arts

On behalf of the entire Fine Arts Team at Flat Rock Middle School, we would like to invite your student to join our award winning Band, Orchestra, or Chorus programs. We look forward to working with you as part of the Flat Rock musical family.

Please click HERE to access our sign up sheets, videos, Frequently Asked Questions Brochures, and much more. We have tried to provide you with an in-depth look at who we are, and since we are unable to meet you face to face at this time, we have also tried to answer those questions that have come up the most throughout the years. Please use this link if the other link does not work. FRMS Fine Arts


The STEAM cohort application window for the 2020-21 school year will remain open until Friday, May 8th, 2020. Any rising 6th grader who wishes to participate in the Community for Creativity as part of the STEAM cohort should click here or visit the following links for more information:

CFC Info Letter (FRMS):

STEAM Cohort Application steam 2020

FRMS 6th Grade Orientation Information Links:

Click here for FRMS Rising 6th Graders PowerPoint.

Click here for 6th Grade Welcome Video.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here for the FRMS Parent Website.

Booth Middle School Information

Rising 6th Grade Spirit Pack

The deadline for Spirit Pack orders is 4/29 and the packs will be mailed to you by the end of May.

Cost: $30 ($25 spirit pack + $5 mailing fee)

The spirit pack includes a limited-edition Booth t-shirt only sold through this order, a set of earbuds (w/ storage disc and clip) and a Booth car magnet!

To order online: Go to and click on the School Store tab.

To order by mail: Please open the Spirit Pack Order Form attachment and fill out the form. Attach cash or check made payable to J.C. Booth PTO.

Please mail payment and form to:

JC Booth Middle School


250 Peachtree Pkwy S.

Peachtree City, GA 30269.

Camp Warrior

Please use this information to register for our Camp Warrior event.

Camp Warrior Registration Form

Thursday, July 23 OR Friday, July 24

J.C. Booth Middle School

Cost: $25

Practice opening lockers * Get a t-shirt * Have questions answered * Learn your way around the school * Participate in team building games and activities * Win cool prizes * Focus on how to be successful in middle school * Receive a binder, get organized and have lots of fun! Register by June 5th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Email with any questions.

To register online: Go to and click on the Camp Warrior tab.

To register by mail: Please open the Camp Warrior Registration form attachment and fill-out the form; attach cash or check made payable to J.C. Booth PTO.

Please mail payment and form to:

JC Booth Middle School

Fine Arts

Booth Sixth Grade students interested in Music

No auditions! No experience necessary! We start at the beginning!

We meet daily as Connections (“specials”) classes during school hours so there are no conflicts with after-school activities. A Music Connection is a full-year commitment, with no rotation to another Connection.

Interested students should complete the Sixth Grade Music Preference Form which will be sent to parents via email. Please send any questions to:

Fine Arts Information Preview Form




Band and Orchestra instruments are available with

affordable monthly rental or rent-to-own plans.

Music instruction books are approximately $10.

Uniform polo shirts are approximately $20.

Required Events: 3-4 evening concerts per year and Large Group Performance Evaluation

Optional Events: District and State Honor Events, Solo & Ensemble Festival, 6 Flags Music Festival, 7th and 8th Grade Disney and Universal Studios trips/performances

BMS 6th Grade Orientation Information Links:

Welcome to Middle School

5th to 6th Grade Parent Session

Combination Lock Practice App

Cardinal Resources

Parent Resources (Social/Emotional)

Social-Emotional Learning: What Is SEL and Why SEL Matters

Social Emotional Home Activities

Bruno Mars - Count On Me - Lyrics on screen

Help your friends count on you, even when we have to stay home!

Think about: How does this song and video make you feel?


  1. Draw pictures to post in your window. Friends on a walk can look for them.

  2. Draw a card for a friend.

  3. Ask an adult to help you call a friend to say hello!

What if Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick - Read Aloud

“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

Think About:

  1. What if everybody broke the rules at school?

  2. What if everybody didn’t show kindness? What if everybody did?

  3. What are ways that we can show kindness/community while learning from home?


  • Create a story that is similar to What if Everybody did That, but with showing kindness and positive choices.

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang (Read Aloud) | Storytime | Emotions

What are some coping skills you can use if you are feeling grumpy?

Think about:

  1. Did Jim know he was grumpy?

  2. What does it mean that Jim didn’t feel happy inside?

  3. What did Jim do so he wouldn’t look grumpy?

  4. Did Jim like the singing birds?

Cool Down Breathing Techniques

Breathing Video (Conscious Discipline Techniques)
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How To Organize Your Child's Day

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Are You Stir Crazy?

Fun Activities for Families

Sensory Bottles

Fidgets You Can Make Yourself

Brain Breaks

Calm Down Box

Pacify Your Child's Unpleasant Behavior with these 12 Awesome Tricks

Teaching Social Skills with Bubble Lessons

DIY-I-Spy Bottles

DIY-Moon Sand

Easy Hands-on Activities

Free Resources to Educate and Entertain Your Kids

ImaginAction You are the boss of your brain, your body and your experience. ImaginAction is a skill that uses our natural ability to focus and be absorbed in experiences to help feel better in some way. Learn how to use your ImaginAction through a series of audio guides.

Mind Yeti Mind Yeti is a library of research-based guided mindfulness sessions that help kids and their adults calm their minds, focus their attention and connect to the world around them. Created by nonprofit Committee for Children.

Atlantic Karate Free online classes for all ages, abilities and experience levels

GoNoodle Mindfulness, brain breaks, yoga, kindness, teamwork and how to make a squishy stress ball!)

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Lego Challenge

How to Draw Baby Yoda

Wellness Tips

We want to focus on our mental health during this difficult time. Here are seven daily steps you can take each day to take care of yourself, which will help you take care of your family.

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Which one can you focus on improving this week?

Have I eaten regular meals?

Have I moved my body today?

Have I been comparing my real life to others’ life on

social media?

Am I getting enough sleep?

Have I been thinking kind thoughts to myself?

Have I spent time outside in the fresh air?

Have I connected with someone I love?

Community Resources

COVID-19 Family Support

School Lunches

Meals will be provided at the school sites listed below on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two meals will be served on Monday and Wednesday. **Each child wishing to receive a meal must be in the car.

Spring Hill Elementary

100 Bradford Square Fayetteville, GA 30214

North Fayette Elementary

609 Kenwood Road Fayetteville, GA 30215

Fayette County High

1 Tiger Trail Fayetteville, GA 30214

Peachtree City Baptist Church

208 Willowbend Road Peachtree City, GA 30269

Kenwood Landing

225 Club Drive Fayetteville, GA 30214

Marnell Mobile Home Park

1512 GA 54 W Fayetteville, GA 30214

Summer Lunch Program

Complete the attached registration form and email to Stacey Patterson,, by May 15th.

English Form Link:

Spanish Form Link:

Summer Free Meals

Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals to help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

This service will be free and open to all children 18 years and younger. A child with a disability will qualify up to the age of 21.

Fayette County School Nutrition Program will be providing summers meals at the following sites:

Fayette County High School

1 Tiger Trail Fayetteville, GA 30214

North Fayette Elementary

609 Kenwood Road Fayetteville, GA 30215

Spring Hill Elementary

100 Bradford Square Fayetteville, GA 30214

Five days of meals will be distributed every Tuesday from 11am- 1pm.

Also, the following link provides additional summer meal locations information:

Download a brochure with more information here:
Summer Meals Flyers

Summer Meals Newsletter

Summer Meals Program - English

Summer Meals Program - Spanish

Local Food Pantries

The following food pantries are open for drive-through service.

Real Life Center

975 Highway 74 N

Tyrone, GA 30290

770 631-9334

*Daily drive through pantry Tuesday-Wednesday from 9-12 and Thursday 5-7.

St. Vincent de Paul at Catholic Church of St. Gabriel

152 Antioch Church

Fayetteville, GA 30215

770 347-9336

* Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call to leave a message for the food assistance request. A pantry team member will return the call to make an appointment.

Fayette Samaritans

126 Hickory Road

Fayetteville, GA 30214


Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am-11:30am

Internet Assistance

Comcast Internet Essentials Program

Free & Reduced Rate Service


AT&T Access Internet

$9.99 per month


Additional Community Resources

Free Food

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Student/Parent Newsletter

As our community faces unprecedented fear and uncertainty, the Fayette County Public Schools understand that we are stronger together. We are committed to providing all students with a variety of support services to ensure that all students are healthy and secure and ready to learn.

We are a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S) school district dedicated to providing our students with evidence-based prevention and intervention practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports of all students. We provide a student assistance-based program (C.A.R.E - Child At Risk in Education), that is a dedicated and committed system of reaching out to students who are having difficulties with relationships, stress, grades, substance abuse, and finances.

We have a team of professionals to support our students. Our School Counselors are uniquely qualified to provide education, prevention, intervention, and referral services to students and their families. Although school counselors do not provide long-term mental health therapy in schools, they provide a comprehensive school counseling program designed to meet the developmental needs of all students. As a component of this program, school counselors collaborate with other educational professionals and community service providers.

Our School Social Workers have special expertise in understanding family and community systems and linking students and their families with the community services that are essential for promoting student success.

Our School Nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.

Our School Psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior; to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Our school psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

As our students have continued their learning remotely, our schools have been sharing important resources with students and parents and providing services virtually. Below is additional information that you can reference throughout the summer.

Summer Resources

Parent Resource Links:

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health-

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line-

Helping Kids Through COVID-19-

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

Kid's Health-

Nemours KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health

KidsHealth is the #1 most-trusted source for physician-reviewed information and advice on children's health and parenting issues. For parents, kids, teens, and educators, in English and in Spanish.

Documentaries for Kids-

Field Trips-

Virtual Field Trip

Summer Fun Activities-

Community Resources and Volunteer Opportunities

Midwest Food Bank-

Volunteer Interest Form - Midwest Food Bank

Interested in volunteering for Midwest Food Bank? We have opportunities for individuals, teens, families, groups, and more! Volunteer with us today.

Real Life Center-


This mission is accomplished through an innovative process of holistic care. This holistic care includes a strategy of caring for each person physically, emotionally, relationally, financially, mentally and spiritually

Fayette Samaritans-

Fayette Samaritans is now open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9-11:3oam

Fayette FACTOR-


​Fayette FACTOR is committed to addressing issues that affect the well-being of our community. During this COVID-19 health crisis, Fayette FACTOR is helping to organize a coordinated community response to support residents and providers.

Get Help – Action Ministries