School Counselor News

New Hope Elementary School November 2013

October in Review

October was quite a busy month for us here at New Hope! We visited all five kindergarten classrooms, where we taught school expectations and social skills to our newest Voyagers. We also celebrated Red Ribbon Week in late October in an effort to support kids in making healthy choices. Student Council created and sold "Pennyblossoms" at the Fall Festival, which is just one of the many fundraisers we lead during the school year. Ms. Kelleher was also notified that she won the Bright Ideas Grant for her wonderful work incorporating the Junior Ranger program into her Comprehensive School Counseling program here at New Hope.

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

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.