JTMS Counseling Newsletter
November 16, 2020
American Education Week and Parental Involvement Day
And while we're at it, we want to thank the parents, guardians, grandparents and important adults in your students' lives. Your involvement in their education makes all of the difference! The research shows how hugely important your involvement is to the success of your child.
If you are a student reading this, know that we do this all for YOU! Please take some time this week to thank your teachers and families for everything they do for you. We're sure they will appreciate your thanks!
Red Ribbon Week Contest Winners- from Ms. Martino
Great entries, very difficult to choose...
Here are the five winners who each received a FIVE BELOW gift card, courtesy of the Jefferson Township Education Foundation (formerly PTA):
Kendall Klaasen (gr 7) - poster
Ryan Kaczmarzewski (gr 8) - poster
Jasleen Kaur (gr 8) - poem
Michael DeAngelo (gr 6) - poem
William Lim (gr 6) - song
The following received Honorable Mention:
Katelyn Bowers (gr 6) - song
Amaya Lepiani (gr 8) - video
Paige Martin (gr 8) - poster
Isabella (gr 8) and Leah (gr 6) Feiner - video
One in Four People Know Someone Transgender
Transgender Awareness Week
This week marks both Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is held every year on November 20th to memorialize the transgender people who have lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender violence, the United Nations celebrates November 16th as the International Day for Tolerance, so that we can all become more open-minded to our neighbors and accepting of people who might be different from us.
At JTMS, we welcome and accept ALL people, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexuality, or transgender status. For more resources on this topic, please reach out to your counselors. You can also find help on many topics regarding transgender issues at https://www.glsen.org/ and https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ .
November is the Month of Gratitude
Diwali- The Indian Festival of Lights
Essentials with Miss Ellingsen
Yoga for All Ages
Yoga can be a really helpful tool in life. By practicing basic yoga, you can improve your physical and mental health. This resource can be used by all ages and will help you stretch, strengthen, and relax your body - something we can all use!
JTMS Counseling Department
Miss Ellingsen, Mrs. LaCatena, Mrs. Carroll and Ms. Martino