Parent Newsletter August/September 2022
Meet your counselors!
Angela Bailey, serving PK-2nd grades
Laura Lavallee, serving 3-5th grades
Sandra Orta, Bilingual Crisis Counselor, serving all grades
Click here to send a message to the counselor regarding your student.
Amazing Things Happen at Binion!
We have partnered with Richland Christian Church and City Point, as well as Birdville High and other community partners, to provide all 4th graders a mentor. Once a month, mentors and mentees get together to learn about leadership qualities and enjoy some hang time together!
And now....introducing SPARK CLUBS!
4th graders will also get the chance to enjoy new activities of their choosing, to expand their interests and encourage exploration. Clubs include: cooking, gardening, art, and more.
** If you are interested in mentoring a 4th grader, it is just 1 Friday a month (for 3 hours). Please visit the website here to sign up. We would love to have you!
Monthly SEL Focus
August- Back to school
-Introduction to the counselor
-When to see the counselor
September- Suicide Prevention Month
-How to seek help
SEL Character Trait - Outstanding Citizen 1st 9 Weeks
Trustworthiness- someone who is trustworthy is punctual, reliable, loyal, and demonstrates integrity. They do the right thing. You can always count on them.
The selected Outstanding Citizen will get their picture displayed in school, a prize, and be invited to a breakfast with their family to be honored!
The first Outstanding Citizen Breakfast will be October 23, 2022. Stay tuned!
Our SEL Curriculum
Jack C. Binion is proud to be a Capturing Kids Hearts school!
How CKH helps supports students
-CKH is all about forming positive relationships at school.
-All students are greeted by staff members every morning and before they go home.
-Students are able to celebrate good things and be celebrated daily.
-Students help design a classroom social contract. This is a classroom family agreement about respect and how we all will treat each other. Students and staff hold each other accountable to our social contracts.
Every Friday, during RTI time, teachers will lead a lesson on our character traits. This program is designed to build purposeful students by introducing character traits through books, activities, and games.
This month students are learning about RESPECT. Check out the family questions below to initiate conversations with your students.
- How have you shown Respect through listening lately?
- What family member(s) do you want to celebrate for their Respect?
We have school supplies and clothes! Please email the counselors if you need these items.
211 Resource LocatorSuicide Text and Phone Line- 988
Lifelines Suicide Prevention-