Elementary School Counselor News

March/April 2016

Spring is here...and the end of the year is looming

It seems that time speeds up as the school year progresses. Are you feeling it? Grades are due. Now it's the last quarter. End of the year reporting is looming. We have to fit in more groups and lessons.




Do your best.

Check out the apps below for breathing and mindfulness exercises.

Hats Off to School Counsleors

Child Safety Matters Stories

We are collecting data for the Monique Burr Foundation regarding Child Safety Matters. Please send a message to Beth or Gail if you have a story that you would be willing to share about how the program has impacted students/families in your school (last year or this year). Include the story in your email with first names only.
3 Things School Counselors Want You to Know

This New York Times Article gets it right when explaining the job of a school counselor.

April Professional Learning Communitites

We have PLCs scheduled for April. Join your fellow counselors to share ideas and learn together.

Southside Location: Crown Point

Hosts: Toni Torres-Betancur and Crystal Rossin

Date: April 13th, 2-3:30

Westside Location: Jacksonville Heights

Host: Heather Camacho

Date: April 13th, 2-3:30

Beaches/Intercoastal Location: Jacksonville Beach

Host: Carla Crumley-Forest

Date: April 27th, 2-3:10

Northside Location: New Berlin

Hosts: Madeline Alt and Ellen Golden Graw

Date: April 28th, 2-3:30 (Tuesday, not early release)

Please RSVP to the hosts ASAP.

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Check Out Career Coach

Are you planning career lessons? Explore the link above for access to a FREE site hosted by Florida State College Jacksonville. You can find information on careers, including a career assessment, rates of pay and educational requirements. The best part (besides the fact that it is free) is that the information is specific to the Jacksonville job market. Let us know how you use this site.

See some elementary and middle school counselors who attended the FSCJ tour.

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This video has a great message about acceptance.

Has anyone used this in a lesson or group?
Android: Rock, Paper, Scissors

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