TMES School Counseling Newsletter

September 2021

Ms. Cooper's Corner

Welcome back for our 2021-2022 school year! For the month of September, all students will be learning about the Zones of Regulation during classroom guidance. The lesson will be split into two lessons for all students. The first lesson will introduce the Zones of Regulation to students, where they will be able to align different emotions to the four zones. The second lesson will focus more on the individual student, where they can identify triggers as well as their own coping strategies. Our students will also develop a "Support Tree" where they will identify safe adults both at home and at school to talk with whenever they feel they are in the Red, Yellow, or Blue Zone. This is a great opportunity to discuss coping with emotions with your student!

Ms. Patchan's Place

First and foremost it is so great to welcome all of our students back to school and see all of those smiling faces this year!

This month in the school counseling department we will discussing the "Zones of Regulation". This is an evidence based curriculum that enables students to be regulate their emotions. This not only helps students be more aware of themselves and how their feeling but also helps them to recognize emotions in others through body language and facial expressions, which helps them to build their social and communication skills. This curriculum can not only be used in classroom lessons, but also through small groups and at the individual level as well.

This month, I would like to invite all 4th and 5th graders to start thinking about SCA ( student council association). For those who would like to apply, I am asking that each student writes a brief essay on why they want to be an essay representative and what would make them a good leader for Marshall!

Please see below for a video that provides more detail on the SCA.

Adjusting to In-Person Learning During the Pandemic

Returning back to in-person learning can be both an exciting and stressful experience for everyone. Here are links to some resources to help your family and student in making the transition back to school a smooth and safe one:

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15 is nationally recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month. Click here to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month, how it was created, and fun activities you can do to celebrate with your family!

Upcoming Event: Nominations for No Place for Hate Committee

Wednesday, Sep. 8th, 9am to Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Nominations for parents, staff, and students to join the No Place for Hate committee will take place during this time. Homeroom teachers will nominate a class representative for grades 4 and 5, while parents and staff can nominate another parent/staff member to serve on the committee. Nomination forms will be made available on September 8, 2021 with a closing date of September 15, 2021. Please send an email to or if you have any questions!
No Place for Hate Nomination Video.mp4

Upcoming Event: Zones of Regulation Parent Session

Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 5-5:45pm

This is an online event.

As shared earlier in the newsletter, this month students will be learning about emotional regulation using the research based intervention Zones of Regulation. Ms. Cooper and Ms. Patchan will be hosting an information session on Zoom to explain the intervention tool and how it can be used in both the home and school to help our students manage their emotions, especially during the current pandemic. The Zoom link is posted below; for security purposes please do not share this information with anyone outside of Marshall Elementary.

Zoom link: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 984 7255 4223

Passcode: 7037912099

RSVPs are enabled for this event.