Mrs. Caitlin Nicely-- Burris Elementary School Counselor
LifeSkill of the Month: Courage
As a school family this month, we are delving into the value of Courage by examining how it looks, sounds, and feels. We want to help our children be courageous and learn to conquer things that frighten or scare them. Children need reassurance that fear is one of our feelings and to remind them that it’s okay to be scared and to feel afraid.
The definition they are learning this month for Courage is:
To choose what is good, right, and kind even when it is hard or scary!
About Your Counselor!
I want you to know that we will be working hard to ensure that your student is receiving the very best services that we can provide.Please take a look at the services provided by myself - listed below. If you have questions, or if there is something not listed that you are wondering about; please feel free to contact me. E-mail is the easiest way for me to communicate with you quickly. I am happy to answer any questions, set you up with community services and most importantly, provide support for you and your student!
School Counseling Services
Small Group Counseling
Brief Solution-Focused Counseling
Community Resource Assistance/Referrals
If you would like for me to meet with your student, please fill out this form:
The First Few Weeks of School...
I am looking forward to helping your students navigate through the school year. Third graders will be entering this building for the first time & that can be a little scary at first-- let's all focus on that Lifeskill "Courage" this month! We can do this together!!
One of the first things your students will be doing is completing what I call a "minute meeting" this is a quick seven question form that just helps me to get to know your student, how they feel about a few things, and what needs they might have with returning to school. This is also a great way for students to voice their opinions about things!
Purposeful Families From Character Strong
Click on the following link to engage as a family to promote the August LifeSkill of Courage - includes: activities, conversation starters, books & research to help educate students at home!
Virtual Parent Cafe
Join other parents in a fun and judgement free setting & explore ways to strengthen your family. This will be in a virtual platform.
Sponsored by Ireland Home Based Services. Contact Ashley Beeler for dates/times or for any questions that you might have. firstname.lastname@example.org; (812) 929-0549
You may also contact Mrs. Nicely for additional information.