The Counseling Capsule

From the CYES School Counselors

For the Week of January 19, 2016

January's Pillar is RESPECT

No Name Calling Week

For Tips and Information on No Name Calling Week click here:

No Name Calling Week Spirit Week

Tuesday - Twin with Your Teacher Day

Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday clothing and hair

Thursday - Team Jersey Day

Friday - Sweats Day

Please allow for time for students to describe why they dressed in the theme that they did - Sharing with others creates Respect and Kindness in the classroom!

No Name Calling Week

RESPECT Highlights

All Month: Classroom Character Challenge (Due Feb 1, 2016 if you choose to take the challenge)

Character Chat topic: RESPECT

School Wide Character Activity - Hands Down Respect Wins! Hands due to the counselors by January 22nd.

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Hands Down, Respect Wins!

This week you will find yellow construction paper in your mailboxes.

Please have students trace one of their hands and write a way that they show respect to others inside each finger.

Inside the palm of the hand, they are to write their name and grade.

Hands are to be returned to the Counselors by January 22.

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Mrs. Lang's Schedule (Grades 1, 3 and 5)

Mrs. Raquedan is at CYES on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She has her schedule communicated to K, 2nd and 4th grade teachers for the week.

Mrs. Lang's Schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, January 19

7:45 - 8:45 ESOL Training

8:45 - 9:15 Parent Meeting

9:15 - 10:00 Parent Meeting

10:15 -11 Individual Appointments

11:00 - 11:30 Small Group Lunch Bunch Grade 1

11:30 - 12 Parent Meeting

12:30 - 1:15 Small Group Lunch Bunch Grade 3

2:25 - 3 Classroom Counseling Ms. Paulhamus - Regina's Mistake

3 - 3:30 4th Grade Conflict Resolution Group

7 pm - Advisory Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 20

8:00 - 8:45 Attendance Meeting with Ms. Hawkins

9:20 - 10:00 Classroom Counseling - Mr. Barton - Grade 3 - Study Skills Inventory

10 - 10:40 Classroom Counseling - Mrs. Crouch - Grade 3 - Study Skills Inventory

11- 11:45 Making Friends GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch

12:30 - 1:15 Making Friends GRADE 3 Lunch Bunch

2 - 2:40 Classroom Counseling Mrs. Payne Grade 5 - Long Term Goals

3- 3:30 4th Grade Conflict Resolution Group

Thursday, January 21

Mrs. Lang is scheduled to be out, but may be here if the training gets canceled due to weather. If I am here my schedule will be:

8:00 am Crisis Management Meeting

9:20 - 10 Classroom Counseling - Mrs. Jones - Grade 3 - SMART Goals

11 - 1:15 Small Group Lunch Bunches

2:25 - 3:00 Classroom Counseling - Mrs. Ramirez - Regina's Mistake

3 - 3:30 BLAST

Friday, January 22

Mrs. Lang is scheduled to be out, but may be here if the training gets canceled due to weather. If I am here my schedule will be:

AM Character Slips announcements

10 - 10:40 Classroom Counseling - Mrs. Bouch - Grade 3 - Study Skills Inventory

11 - 11:45 Goal Setters GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch

12:30 - 1:15 Goal Setters GRADE 3 Lunch Bunch

2:25 - 3:00 Classroom Counseling - Mrs. Simmons Grade 1 -Regina's Mistake

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Attendance Matters!

Get your Attendance On!

To highlight the importance of Attendance at CYES, the following activities are being implemented by the School Counselors:

Classroom Attendance rates will be monitored daily, weekly and monthly by the counselors, announced over the announcements, and displayed in a location for our CYES community and visitors to view each day.

We still have a couple weeks left in January! The classrooms with the best attendance for the month will be entered into a raffle for a pizza party.

Fun Resources

Make and Print Blank Board Games!

Get Moving and Get Your Giggle On

Scan the Room for Data!

Monthly Awareness Dates : January

Book Blitz Month

Get Organized Month

National Mentoring Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Thank You Month

Jan 1 - Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary

Jan 1 - Global Family Day

Jan 15 - Martin Luther King's Birthday

Jan 18 - Martin Luther King Holiday

Jan 17 - World Religion Day

Jan 18 - 22 National No Name Calling Week

Jan 25 - 31 National Drug Facts Week

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Did you know that there are 11 principles of effective character education?

These principles are what we use to guide our collaborative efforts in creating a firm foundation for our school community based upon the Six Pillars of Character.

Briefly, these principles are:

  1. The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
  2. The school defines “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing.
  3. The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
  4. The school creates a caring community.
  5. The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
  6. The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
  7. The school fosters students’ self-motivation.
  8. The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
  9. The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
  10. The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
  11. The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.

These 11 principles are the goals of Chris Yung Elementary School and our community as we work together to form new traditions, incentives, and a positive school climate within our school culture.

Bet you didn't know there were 11 of them!

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Have a great week, everyone!

Beth Lang and Nikki Raquedan

School Counselors