School Counselor News

New Hope Elementary School February 2014

January in Review

We had a busy month in January, even with all the snow!!!! The Student Council led the school in Operation: Care Package. Early in February we packed twelve boxes for a school in Ecuador and we packaged and mailed eight boxes to our military men and women in Alaska, Korea and Afghanistan. Thank you to everyone for your support of this awesome project. With your kindness and generosity, we are able to help other people all over the world!! Ms. Schreiber and Ms. Kelleher went into all the second grade classrooms and taught etiquette lessons in January. Then all the second graders went to the Chapel Hill Country Club for a very nice luncheon. Everyone had a wonderful time and it surely will be an experience we will never forget!!!

What we're planning in February

At the end of February we are planning our annual Career Exploration Week. We have scheduled many volunteers from our community who will be coming in to do presentations on the news and in the classrooms. We will also be teaching college and career ready classes for all of the fifth graders. If you are still interested in coming in to meet with our students about your job, please call Ms. Kelleher. Ms. Schreiber and Ms. Kelleher began a School Counselor Advisory Council. Parents and teachers attended to learn more about the role of the school counselor and participated in a great discussion. Thank you to all those who attended. Ms. Rettig and Ms. Kelleher won the NC Beautiful; Windows of Opportunity Grant. This grant allows us to purchase more science equipment for our students. We are beginning our transition activities for our fifth graders. Fliers are going home soon with all the dates of the upcoming events.

Highlights from Last Month

School Counselor Mission

The Mission of the New Hope Elementary School Counseling Program is to address the academic, personal, social and career development needs of all students. School Counselors are professional school advocates who help students maximize their educational potential, character development and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians and the community, the goals of this program are to ensure that all students at New Hope experience a rich, diverse and nurturing learning environment so that they may function as lifelong learners and productive citizens.