Mental Health Newsletter
PCS Mental Health Newsletter, May 2023
Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. This Mental Health Month, challenge yourself to examine your world and how it can affect your overall health. Together, we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support the millions of people in the U.S. affected by mental illness.
Teacher Appreciation Week May 8 - 12, 2023
Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt began the effort to create Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teachers Day when she urged Congress in 1953 of the need for a day recognizing teachers, according to School Speciality. National Teacher Day was initially celebrated on March 7, but in 1984 was moved to May. At that time the National Teacher Association began calling the entire first week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week. According to the National Education Association, Teacher Appreciation Week falls on May 8-12, 2023.
School Nurse's Day May 10, 2023
FYI DATES TO KNOW!!!!
May 9 - Math
May 10 - Reading
Francis Marion School:
May 8 - 5:00 p.m. PTO Meeting
May 10 - College Ready Night/ A+ College Ready Partnership
May 11 - 9:00 a.m. Senior Day/ Robing Ceremony
May 16 - 6:00 p.m. Graduation
PCS GREEN IT OUT Day
May 17 - 1:00 p.m. Safety/Mental Health Awareness Day Pre K - 3
May 24 - Kindergarten Parade
May 26 - Honor Roll/ End of the Year Awards
May 30 - FUN DAY
May 31 - Last Day of School for Students and Teachers
Robert C. Hatch:
May 16- PCS GREEN IT OUT Day
May 17 - 6:00 p.m. Graduation
May 19 - 1:00 p.m. Safety/Mental Health Awareness Day Pre K - 3
May 22 - End of the Year Awards
May 24 - STEM Night
Meredith Wiggins - PCS Mental Health Coordinator
My goal is to provide and assist families with mental health resources within the community. I work closely with local mental health agencies, school administration and school guidance counselors at Francis Marion School and R.C. Hatch School.