The Counseling Capsule

From the CYES School Counselors

For the Week of February 8 - 12, 2016

February's Pillar is Citizenship

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A Lesson on Citizenship

Here is a cute video lesson on citizenship for your students!

Family Education Series - Being A Good Citizen

The 6 Pillar Shuffle

Students will be learning this and having fun with this at the Assemblies on Wednesday.

Get your cheese on and join in, teachers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Scruggs - 6 Simple Words & The 6 Pillar Shuffle

Special Events and Activities this month

Events, Meetings and Activities this Week...


Citizenship Food Drive for Backpack Buddies program February 8 - 26, 2016

PTO will be providing Boxes to Teachers for the Food Drive. Hold Tight!


Spelling Bee, Monday, February 8, 2016


Positive Behavior Assemblies, Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Gifted Screenings, Wednesday, February 10, 2016


PTO Meeting, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7 pm


Spirit Day: Wear Purple! Friday, February 12, 2016



Coming Next Week...

Proud to be Me Week (spirit week) February 16- 19, 2016


Advisory Council Meeting, February 16, 2016 7 pm


Jump Rope For Heart, February 25, 2016 6:30 pm

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six pillar shuffle

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, February 8

Food Drive Begins

9:10 am Character Slips Announcements

9:20 - 10 Classroom Counseling Mrs. Borror Grade 3 Study Skills Bingo Cards

10 - 10:40 Classroom Counseling Mr. Barton Grade 3 Study Skills Bingo Cards

10:40 Classroom Attendance Review and Reporting

11 am - 1 pm Lunch Groups

2 - 3:30 Spelling Bee Grades 3, 4,5


Tuesday, February 9

7:45 am Positive Incentive Program Committee Meeting (Character)

9:20 - 10:05 Grade 5 CLT Meeting (Struggling Student Form, Review of Supports)

10:15 Classroom Attendance Review and Reporting

10:40 - 11:20 Grade 3 CLT Meeting (Struggling Student Form, Review of Supports)

1:35 - 2:20 Grade 1 CLT Meeting (Struggling Student Form, Review of Supports)

2:25 - 3:00 Classroom Counseling - Ms. Paulhamus * - Paying Attention Penguin

(* Please note that this may be rescheduled if I attend a CLT meeting at that time for Mrs. Raquedan who is not at CYES on Tuesdays)



Wednesday, February 10

8:30 RIP meeting S. E . 1Simmons

9:20 - 10:00 Assembly, Grades 1 and 2

10:00 - 11 Classroom Attendance Review and Reporting

11 - 12:30 Individual Counseling

12:30 -2:15 Gifted Screenings

2:15 - 3:00 Assembly, Grades 3, 4 and 5

3:15 IEP Meeting

6:30 pm PWRCA Board Meeting

7:00 pm PTO Meeting ( Mrs. Lang will not be in attendance due to above conflict)



Thursday,February 11

9:20 - 10 Classroom Counseling Mrs Jones Grade 3 Study Skills Bingo Cards

10:00 - 10:40 Classroom Counseling Mrs Crouch Grade 3 - Leadership

10:45 Classroom Attendance Review and Reporting

11 - 4 pm Mrs. Lang OUT at KLC - Elementary School Counseling Dept Meeting and Mentoring


Friday, February 12

Spirit Day- Wear Purple!

AM Character Slips announcements

9:30 Classroom Attendance Review and Reporting

10 - 10:40 Classroom Counseling Mrs Bouch Grade 3 Study Skills Bingo Cards

11-12:30 Goal Setters Lunch Bunches

12:30 - 2 Individual Counseling

2:25 - 3:00 Classroom Counseling Mrs. Coster Grade 1 Regina's Mistake

***3:00 - 3:30 BLAST*** (since we didn't have it Thursday)

Monthly Awareness Dates : February

African American History Month

National Boost-Your-Self-Esteem Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness

and Prevention Month



1-5 National School Counseling Week

1 National Freedom Day

2 Groundhog Job Shadow Day

3 Digital Learning Day

9-15 Random Acts of Kindness Week

22 World Thinking Day

23–March 1 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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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