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.

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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.

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School Nurse's Day May 10, 2023

National School Nurse Day is an opportunity to recognize school nurses and foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.
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i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment Dates:

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


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 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

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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.

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