Meadow Village Counseling

May/June 2022

Thank you Military Kids and Families!

April14th was "Purple Up" day for our Military kids and their families. The Meadow Village staff celebrated our military kids and families by wearing purple and hosting a breakfast. Participants were able to create a fun craft that honors the military child. We are so proud of these military kids who have to be flexible and resilient when change comes. THANK YOU moms and dads for working hard to keep our country safe.

Test Anxiety

It's that time of the year when our 3rd-5th graders face the STAAR test (State of Texas Assessments of Academics Readiness). It is the state's testing program that is based on curriculum standards in core subjects such as reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. It is designed to measure what students are learning in each grade level and to indicate if they are ready for the next grade level. The main goal of STAAR is to ensure that ALL students receive what they need in order to be academically successful.

Test anxiety is a normal reaction to this kind of test or really any test a child takes in school. Your child's counselor has been targeting this common problem in guidance lessons all through April and the beginning of May. Below is a video we discussed in class.

Check out this informative video: Test Anxiety! Coping Skills for Kids

We also practiced coping skills in our chairs when anxiety shows up. Try this at home!

1. Take "5" breathing/Flower Breathing/Square or Star Breathing

2. Hands-on Affirmations (touch each finger to the thumb and say your favorite mantra. Repeat)

"Everything will be okay."

"I can do this!"

" I can be calm."

3. Chair breaks and stretches (have your child try them with you!)

4. 5-4-3-2-1 Grounding technique (Name 5 things you see, 4 things your feel, 3 things you hear, 2 things you smell and 1 thing you taste).

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End of the Year Awards Ceremony

Meadow Village Elementary will be celebrating our Bobcats' hard work. We are SO PROUD of them!

Please make plans to join your child, their teacher and classmates in our End of the Year Award Ceremony in the cafeteria. We hope you can join us!

Tuesday, May 31st


9:30-10:15--1st Grade

2:00-2:45--2nd Grade

Wednesday, June 1st

8:30-9:15--3rd Grade

9:30-10:15--4th Grade


Thursday, June 2nd

8:30-9:30--5th Grade

Transitioning To A New Grade Level

The 2021-2022 school year is quickly coming to an end! Students, teachers and parents are already thinking about the 2022-2023 school year. Questions of "What will next year be like? How can I be prepared for what is next?" These and many more questions may surface as the school year closes.

This helpful article has some great tips to help your child prepare for the transition to a new grade level. It even has tips on how to help with homework based on the grade level your child will be in next year!

Helping Elementary Students Transition from Grade to Grade

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's counselor if you have any questions or concerns. We are always happy to support you and your child.

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Summer Resources

Summer can be a wonderful time to renew, refresh and recharge our bodies, minds and spirits!

Here are some wonderful opportunities for you to explore!

Northside Summer Learning

San Antonio Parks & Recreation

YMCA of Greater San Antonio (Potranco site)

Food Aid for Texas Families

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

Boy Scouts of America

Lost and Found

Please have your child come visit the Lost and Found if they have lost a jacket, sweater or lunch box. We have several that have not been claimed. Whatever is not claimed before the end of the school year will be donated.