Counselor's Gazette 2016-17

By Carla Milano, Vickery Elementary

Meet the Counselor!

I am Carla Milano, the new Counselor @ Vickery Elementary. This is my fourth year as a Counselor, and my tenth in public education.

I will be providing guidance lessons in the classroom based on the Second Step curriculum. Also, I will meet with students individually and/or in small groups on a weekly basis to meet their academic and socio-emotional needs.

Please, feel free to contact me about any concerns or needs that you may have, and I will do my best to help. I am looking forward to working with your children and making a positive difference in their lives!

Best Regards,

Welcome!

I am excited to begin my first year as Counselor @ Vickery ES. My name is Carla Milano and my primary objective is to provide social, emotional and academic support for our students, teachers and families.

I provide a number of different services to support students throughout the school year:

- Classroom guidance lessons – I will be conducting classroom guidance lessons in grades K- 5 that address social emotional skills, academic success and careers.

- Small group counseling – Groups run throughout the school year and may include topics such as social skills, changing families, anxiety, and school success.

- Individual counselingBy referral and appointment only.

- Support to parents and teachers - I hope we can work together to make this year a great year for your children. Please, feel free to contact me with any questions and/or concerns that you may have.

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Tips for Starting the School Year Successfully!

Use the following tips to help your child start the year off on the right foot!

1. Get lots of rest – Setting up a regular bedtime and wake-up routine will help cut down on stress and is crucial to prepare your child for success.

2. Talk about it – Talk to your child about why school is important. The more you show how much you value education, the more your child will see the importance of making school a priority.

3. Involve your child in daily routines – Let your child pick out his or her clothing the night before, choose the spot for the backpack, or help make lunch for the next day. Giving your child small things to be responsible for now will help him or her become more independent later!

4. Set a regular schedule for completing homework – Helping your child with homework and making it a priority is an effective way to show interest in what he or she is learning at school. Source: www.umasd.org