The Counselor's Corner
Katie Trueman (1st, 2nd & 5th Grades)
1st Grade Classroom Guidance
2nd Grade Classroom Guidance
5th Grade Classroom Guidance
This month we will explore the Incredible Power of "0". This activity is designed to demonstrate to students the incredible effect that a zero can have on their grade. In middle school, most teachers will allow students to turn in late work for a reduced percentage in a grade or partial credit. However, if students do not take this opportunity, that missing assignment will become a zero and can drastically affect their overall homework average. This lesson will teach the importance of completing (and turning in their work) and the negative consequence on their grades if they get a "0". We will conclude the lesson with a funny DVD stressing the importance of completing homework.
April Classroom Guidance Schedule
Mar 26 & 27 - Cline & Brown
Mar 28 & April 7 - Campbell & Almond
April 8 & 9 - Catherwood & Alinaghi
April 10 & 11 - Rizzuto & Norman
April 14 & 15 - Randle & Little
April 17 & 21 - Kelley & Ivester
April 22 & 24 - Falkner & Abbott
April 7 - Ferrell
April 14 - Vick
April 21 - Boughton
April 25 - Weber
April 28 - Pinkney
May 2 - Horst
The Habits that are represented in my lessons this month:
Think Win-Win , Put First Things First (Work before Play), Begin with the End in Mind.
2nd - All About Me
5th Grade - School Success (finishing up because of all the snow days!)
5th Grade - LEADers - Leadership Skills finishing up because of all the snow days!)
5th Grade - Girls' World (2 groups)
Parents: New information sessions scheduled on Middle School Math Placement
From WCPSS website...During the months of March and April, many rising 6th graders will be working with their elementary teachers and counselors to make decisions about middle school math placement.
We have created an online resource to provide students and families with detailed information about math placement criteria, with options for higher or lower math placement depending on the learning needs and goals for the student.
There is also information about progression of math courses from middle to high school and supports that are available for students and families. For more information, attend one of our Math Placement Info Sessions, or contact your school counselor or submit a question via the contact form on the site. Middle School math resource site >
Note in the Pocket
Are you looking for a place to donate your child's clothing? Check out this wonderful local organization! It's a great way to give back to our community.
Mission: We provide clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County. Note in the Pocket believes it is unacceptable that children are limited in their educational and social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school.
Don't forget about this great resource for Summer Camps! Summershine is an annual publication of Lifelong Learning that offers information to parents about camps, activities, day care, clinics, and track out programs for children in the Wake County area.https://cs.wcpss.net/index.php?route=sscontroller
Ethan Clark (5th - Horst) - He has prepared backpacks of food for our own Combs students receiving Backpack Buddies out of our school's pantry this whole year.
Julia & Emma Thorne (1st & 2nd - Falkner / Alinaghi) - They have continuously donated food for our Backpack Buddies program this year!
Thank you all soooo much for your leadership!
What: What is lunch bunch? Lunch Bunch is an awesome time! Students can bring their lunch to the counselor's room to eat & make new friends.
When: Mondays for 5th Grade & Fridays for 2nd Grade.
Where: The counselor’s room, Room 120
How: Students can write their name on a sign-up sheet on the counselor’s door - students can sign up once a quarter.
My name is Katie Trueman and for as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a school counselor! I graduated from Marshall University (Huntington, WV) with a B.A. in Psychology. Then I pursued my dream to continue my education and received a M.A. in School Counseling. I am originally from WV and moved to Raleigh because of the excellent educational system. I began working at AB Combs in 2005. I acquired my National Boards of Professional Teaching Standards for school counseling in 2010. I am thrilled to be at a school that incorporates The Leader in Me and honors children! When I’m not working with children, I love hiking with my husband & two cute kids, yoga, experimenting with new recipes and exploring NC with my sweet family & friends.