RVES School Counselor Corner
What Happened This Month at Riverview Elementary
What is Self-Control?
This month we focused on the letter 'S' in CARES – Self-Control. Although out of order, we moved up our discussion on self-control, as this is always a good topic to review earlier in the school year. Self-control is a students’ ability to recognize and regulate their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to be successful in the moment and in the future. At school, self-control looks like:
- Keeping hands/feet to self
- Controlling your body
- Raising your hand to share
- Being a good listener
- Managing emotions
Fifth Grade Career Fair is Coming Up!
Your Fifth Grader should've received a copy of this letter from Mrs. Alladin or Mrs. Felipe. Please click on the link below for information about the Fifth Grade Career Fair in January. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the Career Fair, please fill out the form that was sent home with your Fifth Grader and return no later than Friday, December 6th.
Volunteers are Needed for Our Fourth Grade Kindness Retreat
Our school believes that to do well in school, students need to feel physically and emotionally safe. In our ongoing effort to create a safe and caring culture, we are having a Youth Frontiers Kindness Retreat.
Youth Frontiers (YF) is a nonprofit organization that has been delivering retreats to schools since 1987. They provide schools with experiences that inspire character, civility and community so that our next generation of leaders is grounded in character. Last year, YF worked with nearly 124,000 students and educators throughout the country. On the Kindness Retreat, the YF Retreat Staff will focus on creating a more positive school community by engaging students in a variety of activities that build students' empathy skills and teach safe ways to help prevent unkind actions.
This high-energy, interactive retreat is scheduled on Friday, January 24th, 2020 for all Riverview Fourth Grade students and will be held at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Please know, the Kindness Retreat is in no way affiliated with the church. The location just has a large enough venue to host the off-site retreat.
In order for this event to be successful, we are asking for your help!!
There are approximately 130 students that will be attending this event, and we will need 1 volunteer for every 6 students (22 volunteers total). As a volunteer, you will be a small group leader. Small group leaders establish the energy and tone of the retreat and have a major influence on its success. Students will meet in pre-assigned small groups for discussion three times during the retreat. Each discussion is facilitated by a small-group leader and allows students to talk about the messages of the day.
If you are available and interested in this new opportunity, the following will be asked of you:
- Be onsite at the Church at 8:15 AM. The Retreat starts at 9:00 AM is to finish at 2:00 PM.
- Lead small groups. This is likely the biggest responsibility for the day. Communicate, keep conversations going and try to help students listen and share respectfully.
- Help control the "crowd". During the large-group activities and talks, we ask the volunteers to spread out and sit with the students
- Provide your own bag lunch
- Participate, have fun and encourage students to do the same
- Comfortable clothing is recommended.
As of right now, we have approximately 8 volunteers, which means we still have a ways to go!
For more information on Youth Frontiers and to watch a video about the Kindness Retreat visit www.youthfrontiers.org/kindness-retreat
Game Time With the School Counselors
By filling out this quick form, your child(ren) can have a chance to win game time with Mrs. Alladin and Mrs. Felipe!!