Counselor Corner

November

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MEET YOUR COUNSELORS

Mrs. Searby

Grades: 1st, 3rd, 5th


Mrs. Garcia

Grades: K, 2nd, 4th

Core Essentials Values Character Traits

Character education is one of the ways we serve our students at Rennell. Each month we present a Core Essentials Value. These values point back to one of the Big 3 Ideas: Treat Others Right, Make Smart Decisions, and Maximize Your Potential.


This month our Core Essentials word is CONTENTMENT. We will discuss how we can make the choice to see what we already have with new eyes- with happy, grateful eyes. Often times we think about the things we have or want, but it is so important to think of the things other than possessions that we have. Take time this month to be grateful for not only the things that make us happy, but the people and experiences that bring us joy as well.

Gifted and Talented

**DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30th**

Gifted and talented students are students who demonstrate significantly advanced abilities that give evidence of high performance in typical academic environments. They have unique educational needs that require educational experiences beyond those normally provided within the scope of the regular curriculum.


Students may be referred for testing at any time. Students whose Parent Survey and Permission is received by the last school day in November will be included in the mid-year testing process.Students may test for the GT program only once a year. Testing will be administered ONLY if the student has not participated in screening testing during the current school year. Testing typically occurs in January and February during the spring semester.


**Kindergarten: all kinder students will be tested in the Spring semester. A parent survey does not need to be completed for them.


Please complete and return the Parent Survey (below) if you are interested in having your child screened in the Spring.


Parent Survey and Permission Form

Need Student Info from the Teacher?

We need to have a Release of Information to give any outside agency information on your student. This includes doctors, tutoring facilities, activity programs, and any other place that wanting to discuss behavior, counseling services or academics. The Release of Confidential Information must be completed prior to completing any paperwork.
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Watch DOGS Information

There are a few spots left for the school year. If you are interested to volunteer for the Watch DOG program, please sign up on the Sign Up Genius (linked here).

A few reminder for your Watch Dog Day:

1. The hours are from 8:10-3:30. You will start the day helping with car rider duty.

2. You will get a break before lunch to run out if you choose.

3. You may order a shirt if you want to have your own (store link here), but we also have shirts to borrow for the day.