School Counselor News
New Hope Elementary School November 2013
October in Review
What we're planning in November
November is going to be a very busy month! Ms. Kelleher and Ms. Schreiber are planning the Got Grit? program for the 5th graders. Mr. Carr will be visiting the entire grade on November 12th to kick off the program, where students will learn the characteristics of having grit (and might even be selected to represent our school at the yearly awards program!). We are very excited for Mr. Carr to visit us again this year!! Ms. Kelleher will also be starting some study skills groups with the fourth grade team in November; they will learn techniques to stay organized at home and at school, as well as other important skills. We will also be attending the North Carolina School Counselor Association Fall Conference. Our annual canned food drive will start right after Thanksgiving on Monday, December 2nd. Please help us by bringing in canned food and/or pantry items so that we can share what we've collected with our community.
Highlights from Last Month
Congratulations to all the students who demonstrated responsibility in October.
Pet Pal Program
Mrs. Waters and Misty visited Mrs. Kintner's classroom!
Misty Visits 1st Grade
Students enjoyed reading to Misty through the Pet Pals Program.
Student Council made and sold Pennyblossoms to raise money at the Fall Festival.
This month, we started a Safety Patrol Program at New Hope.
Keeping Our School Safe
Each week, 5 students will help keep our school safe by patrolling the hallways and cafeteria each morning as part of the Safety Patrol.
School Counselor Mission
The Mission of the New Hope Elementary School Counseling Program is to address the academic, personal, social and career development needs of all students. School Counselors are professional school advocates who help students maximize their educational potential, character development and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians and the community, the goals of this program are to ensure that all students at New Hope experience a rich, diverse and nurturing learning environment so that they may function as lifelong learners and productive citizens.