Counselor's Corner

Marnie Pape

What's happening this month?

October is National Bully Prevention Month and Red Ribbon Week! Guidance lessons this month will focus on bullying prevention and drug awareness. In the younger grades, we talk about "friendly bugs", "bother bugs", and "bully bugs". For the older grades, we are focusing on how to be an up-stander and cyberbullying.

Red Ribbon Week Poster and PSA Contest

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated every year the last week of October. It is a nationally recognized substance abuse prevention campaign dedicated to the memory of Kiki Camerena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, killed in the line of duty.


GCISD will be sponsoring a drug prevention poster contest


  • Posters must be on 11 x 17 paper or ½ of a posterboard.

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place posters from each grade will be chosen to represent Glenhope in the district contest!

  • Posters are due to Mrs. Pape by Friday, October 20th!

  • Please include the student’s name, grade and Glenhope Elementary on the back of the poster.

  • District winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 25th


GCISD is also sponsoring a Public Service Announcements competition. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, October 24th to communication.services@gcisd.net. Please title the email “RRW PSA 2016”. Entries must be no longer that 30 seconds. Winners will be announced Thursday, October 26th .


All first place district level winners will be recognized at the November school board meeting.

Upcoming Events

October 24th - GCISD College, Career & Financial Aid Night (6-8pm CHHS)


October 23-27: Red Ribbon Week


Monday, 10/23: We are Drug-Free (wear red)

Tuesday, 10/24: Put a Cap on Drugs (wear a hat)

Wednesday, 10/25: Team Up Against Drugs (wear your favorite team's jersey or colors)

Thursday, 10/26: Put Drugs to Sleep (wear your pajamas)

Friday, 10/27: My Future is Bright Without Drugs (wear neon colors and sunglasses)

Parenting Resources

This month, I've included resources on Emotional Intelligence.


Emotional Intelligence

http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/emotional-intelligence/foundation-for-EQ


5 Steps to Nurture Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/emotional-intelligence/steps-to-encourage

About Me!

I am so excited to begin my 12th year as a school counselor! I grew up in Colleyville and graduated from GHS (go Mustangs)!! I have taught fourth grade and was a counselor in Arlington for 8 years. My husband, Chris, and I moved back to Grapevine 3 years ago with our two boys, Jackson (4th grade) and Carter (2nd grade). I love to read, bake, and spend time with my family!