Albert Einstein Academy

School Counseling January Newsletter

Hello & Welcome!

Hello AEA Parents and Students!


Around the first week of every month I will be sending out a monthly counseling newsletter filled with information to aid in academic, career/college and social emotional wellbeing. Please read below to learn more!

Your AEA Strongsville Counselor

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Hi there!

Hello AEA Rocket families! For those of you who may not know me, my name is Carly Willis and I am the School Counselor here at AEA Strongsville. As your students school counselor, I will be meeting with them via different avenues that include: classroom lessons, small group skill building and individually as needed.

New Weekend Food Assistance Programs

I am so excited to announce that we have one new program this year. This year, we are partnering with The Greater Cleveland Foodbank to provide weekend food assistance to families who may be in need of extra food support. Please see that attachment if this applies to you and your family so that we can meet your needs.


As always, I am happy to help in anyway that I can. Please do not hesitate to reach out, my email is: carly.willis@aeaohio.org

This Months Topic: New Year, New Goals

Hack your New Years Resolutions

Studies show that a whopping 80% of people quit their New Year's resolution by February of each year. Part of this is due to goals being vague, too ambitious or impossible to measure. Another part is due to the fact that people are more likely to turn towards negative self-talk and pessimistic thinking when it comes to their hopes and dreams. From students, to business owners and even health and fitness enthusiasts, it is all about ignoring your fixed thoughts and adopting a growth mindset. It is important for children to learn and develop a growth mindset, which emphasizes that people can grow and make positive changes. Recognizing change encourages children to persist when faced with academic and social challenges.


Read About It:

Here are some books to help you learn more about this topic:

1. Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak

2. Beautiful Oops! by Barney Salzburg

3. After the Fall by Dan Santa

4. The Dot by Peter H. Renolds


Model it:

- Together with your child, talk about encouraging messages that you can send yourself when something is challenging. Write these messages down on sticky notes or notecards, and place them where your child will see them, such as a mirror, their school folder, their locker, etc.


Talk About It!

- What do you do when something is challenging?

- What is something you want to get better at? What steps can you take to get better at it? How can I help you?

- Are you afraid to make mistakes? Why or why not?

- What is something you can tell yourself if something is challenging for you or if you made a mistake?

Important Dates

End of Quarter 2/Semester 1: January 7th

Martin Luther King Jr Day/No School: January 17th

Professional Development Day/No School: January 28th

Referral Forms

Please feel free to use our Referral Forms as needed.