School Counselor's Corner

Locust Fork Elementary School November/December 2018

In This Issue

  • Did you know?
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Internet Safety
  • Other Resources for Parents
  • Upcoming Events
  • Christmas Wishes

Did you know?

Each homeroom has a class with me, the school counselor each month. We talk about things such as making friends, being our own problem solvers, and homework tips. I use books, videos, and fun activities to help students learn about these topics. I have listed a few of my favorite resources from this year below.

Red Ribbon Week

Each year during October, we recognize Red Ribbon Week, and each class participates in a lesson on tobacco, alcohol, or drug awareness during their school counseling class. Grades 4-6 wrote about their lessons using a little play-on-words to make the display fun. Check out the great pics below!

Internet Safety

At the beginning of the year, Mrs. Burgett spoke to all of the classes on the topic of Internet Safety.

What can you do as a parent to help keep your child safe online? Here are some ideas from (see full article below as well as an article from Common Sense Media):

  • No underage facebook, instagram, or snapchat accounts
  • Check privacy settings
  • Use filtering software
  • Get to know what your child's habits are
  • Keep the computer in a central location
  • Urge your kids to avoid questionnaires, free giveaways and contests
  • Monitor the pictures your child texts and posts online
  • Teach kids about an online reputation
  • Talk to kids about online dangers

Other Resources for Parents

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 12

  • No School - Veteran's Day

Friday, November 16

  • Thanksgiving Meal in the Lunchroom
  • Mid Term progress reports go home

Tuesday, November 20

  • Snake Show 12:00 noon, $3 admission, also $1 Hat Day

Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23

  • No School - Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 29

  • Santa Pictures - Prepay only

Monday, December 3

  • Scantron Testing Begins

Monday, December 3 - Friday, December 7th

  • Santa Shop

Friday, December 21

  • 1/2 day for students
Monday, December 24 - Monday, January 7
  • No School - Christmas Break

Tuesday, January 8th

  • Students return from Christmas Break

Christmas Wishes

In the craziness of this holiday season, I hope that you all will take time to enjoy your time with your family and friends and remember the birth of our Savior Jesus and all the many blessings that He has brought you this year.
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Locust Fork Elementary School Counselor

Angie Calvert

155 School Road, Locust Fork, AL 35097

(205) 681-9512 Phone

(205) 681-8479 Fax