The Counseling Capsule

From the CYES School Counselors

For the Week of December 14, 2015

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December's Pillar is CARING

A Day of Caring

Thank you EVERYONE for your participation in A Day of Caring in celebration of the pillar of the month! Whether you donated canned or boxed food to our Family Steam Night activity, assisted with Family Steam Night, had your students make cards for those who are in long term care facilities, helped with the Cocoa and Cards for Bus Drivers, or just simply care about your students every day, you are making a difference and making CYES a community built on Character. Thank you for making Character Count at Chris Yung Elementary School!

Isn't this what Officer Yung displayed throughout his life? What a wonderful tribute to him and his family -to be able to spread love and cheer and give back to our community.

Happy Holidays to you and your families! Wishing you much love and joy, rest and relaxation over Winter Break!



Mrs. Lang's Schedule (Grades 1, 3 and 5)

Mrs. Raquedan is at CYES on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She has her schedule communicated to K, 2nd and 4th grade teachers for the week.

Mrs. Lang's Schedule is as follows:

Monday, December 14

11 - 11:45 Making Good Choices GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch

12:30 - 1:15 Making Good Choices GRADE 3 Lunch Bunch

2 - 2:40 Classroom Counseling Mrs. McDonald Grade 5 - Time To Tell

3 - 3:40 Ms Gearhart Making Good Choices Small Group

Tuesday, December 15

9:20 - 10 Classroom Counseling Ms. Crouch-Grade 3 - Time To Tell video

11:15 - 12 Making Good Choices - GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch (Ramirez)

12:30 - 1:15 Changing Families -GRADES 3, 5 Lunch Bunch

2:25 - 3 Classroom Counseling Ms. Gearhart-What Tadoo Video

3 - 3:40 Stress Less GRADES 3, 5 Small Group

Wednesday, December 16

11- 11:45 Making Friends GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch

12:30 - 1:15 Making Friends GRADE 3 Lunch Bunch

2 - 2:40 Classroom Counseling Mrs. Woodby Grade 5 - Time To Tell video

Thursday, December 17

Mrs. Lang at KLC for Elementary School Counseling Dept. Meeting

Friday, December 18

11 - 11:45 Goal Setters GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch

12:30 - 1:15 Goal Setters GRADE 3 Lunch Bunch

Coming in the New Year...

Character in January

January's Pillar of the month is RESPECT

Spirit Day will be January 8 - Wear Yellow!

School Wide Character Events will include National No Name Calling Week January 19 - 22 which will end with a school wide activity "Hands Down Respect Wins" in which teachers can have students trace the outline of their hand and write a way they show respect to others on each finger.

Through our teachings of Martin Luther King and his dream for our nation, we can weave the character trait of respect throughout our discussions and lessons this month.

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Did you know that there are 11 principles of effective character education?

These principles are what we use to guide our collaborative efforts in creating a firm foundation for our school community based upon the Six Pillars of Character.

Briefly, these principles are:

  1. The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
  2. The school defines “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing.
  3. The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
  4. The school creates a caring community.
  5. The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
  6. The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
  7. The school fosters students’ self-motivation.
  8. The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
  9. The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
  10. The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
  11. The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.

These 11 principles are the goals of Chris Yung Elementary School and our community as we work together to form new traditions, incentives, and a positive school climate within our school culture.

Bet you didn't know there were 11 of them!

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Have a great week, everyone!

Beth Lang and Nikki Raquedan

School Counselors