Counseling Newsletter

UTVA Elementary School

CHARACTER + GROWTH MINDSET + LIFE SKILL LEARNING

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MAY SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LESSON

Embrace The Moment

Elementary students are very social and enjoy playing and being around others. But it can also be easy to get pre-occupied with negative comments or circumstances.


Embracing The Moment is a life skill that reminds us that the world’s happiest people allow themselves to be happy and play more often. In this lesson, we will learn how to seek circumstances and moments that create good memories and positive emotions such as joy, love, and gratitude.


K-2 Lesson

3-5 Lesson

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MEDIA SAFETY AT HOME

Interested in a few media safety tips?

Internet Safety is a BIG deal. Read our monthly media safety tips for good ideas of how to keep your students safe at home online:


Tip #1: Be aware of the apps that your students use. Some apps allow students to talk with people they don’t know online, so make sure you know which ones do and do not have this function.


Tip #2: Talk with your students about appropriate media. If you have rules against talking to strangers online or against viewing inappropriate images, make sure they know the rules.


Tip #3: Keep the computer in a common area where you can watch and monitor its use, not in individual bedrooms. Monitor any time spent on smartphones or tablets.

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CALMING TIPS

Data shows us that nearly 45% of young people and their families have been under incredible levels of stress during the last few years. It's one of the number one concerns parents contact us about in school. So we wanted to offer a few tips that students and families can do at home that can be easy to do and very helpful.

Breathing Exercises

Are you looking for ways to help your student learn how to feel calm at home? Consider trying out these breathing exercises:

Calm | Breathe Bubble
TAKE A MINUTE FOR CALM: If you are feeling stressed or anxious, take a minute and follow along with this Calm Breathe Bubble to help you feel more relaxed and focused.
Rainbow Relaxation: Mindfulness for Children
RAINBOW RELAXATION is another calm way to help you relax. Follow along and try practicing mindfulness, when you feel stressed or anxious.

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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Are you worried about your student?

Parent Guidance offers FREE education and therapeutic support to empower and give you hope as you support your child’s mental health.


LEARN MORE HERE

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CRISIS TEXT LINE

Have You Heard of the Crisis Text Line?

IN A CRISIS??

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.


The Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.


It's confidential and you can contact them anytime of the day or night, any day of the week. Please reach out if you or your student need urgent help.

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Thank you for your support this year!

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