Counselor's Corner

April Edition

Our Lesson This Month

Personal Health and Safety

It's important for our children to learn about keeping themselves healthy and safe. Our lesson will focus on learning more about self-care and simple ways to recharge our batteries. In addition to personal health, we will explore ways to make sure that we stay safe at home, school and in our community. As with every lesson, I always encourage our Copper Creek Cowboys to talk with a trusted adult anytime they need help.

Here are a few simple tips for self-care:

  • Make sleep a priority- When our bodies get the proper amount of rest, they can feel refreshed and take on the new day's challenges
  • Drink plenty of water- Hydration is key in many of our body's functions and dehydration can negatively impact our body and brain's ability to work at full capacity
  • Healthy food- Our body uses food for fuel and when we give it nutritious things to eat, our energy positively reflects it

Personal Safety

Keeping our kids safe is top priority! Teaching them to be smart about their own safety is important for those times that we are not able to be with them.

  • If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, say something
  • If you are uncomfortable, you don't have to stay there
  • Use a strong voice to tell the person to stop
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Do not travel anywhere alone, safety in numbers
  • Never give out your personal information

Click on the link to visit the Alliance For Children website for more information on how to help educate your child about personal safety and how you as their caretaker can learn more too. Alliance For Children also provides educational trainings for the community. For more information on these types of trainings, please click on this link.

Cyberbullying & Internet Safety

As parents we want to ensure our children's safety in all that they do. In today's world our children have access to technology and with it comes great responsibility. Unfortunately, not all people on the other side of the screen are kind. Cyberbullying can take place in many different ways on the internet. Please use the tips and links below to learn more about how to keep your kids safe on the internet and to protect them from Cyberbullying.

Tips for your kids- 3 Things to Protect Yourself from Cyberbullying:

1. Make sure mom and dad know every time you are on-line

2. Only play games on line or chat with friends you and your parents know

3. Let your mom and dad know any time someone is mean, rude, or uses foul language with you on-line

Tip for Parents- How to keep your kids safe On-Line:

1. Keep computer in common area and make rule about your kids not going on-line without your permission

2. Make it your business to know who they encounter or talk to on-line - be close by whenever they are on-line

3. Remind them to come and tell you when someone is being rude, or uses foul language with them. Most social sites have a way to report and that on-line behavior must be reported.

Internet Safety Sites that help teach kids and parents how to protect against Cyberbullying:

Friends For Life If you would like to report Cyberbullying use this link

Netsmartz Videos for kids and information for parents on Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

Common Sense Media Videos for parents on Internet Safety

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Helpful District Links

Please visit our website for the latest Covid-19 information here as well as our Distance Learning Counseling webpage here. If you are in need of resources, please click here

How To Create A Calm Down Corner At Home

Watch this video to learn a few things you to use at home to create a spot to calm down. I'll also have some extra calming strategies try.

Calm Corner Video

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How to make a counseling referral

At Copper Creek Elementary our student's social emotional needs are a top priority. Mrs. White can offer brief one on one short-term visits to address your child's needs. Once the referral is received, I will contact you to discuss the referral.

Please click on the link below to submit a request.

Counseling Referral Form