Whole Child Newsletter
Welch, Langdon, Combs, Turner, Robinson
Guidance Lessons for August
First - 8th - Mindset
**I will be doing a sample mindset lesson for K-5 after school so you can see what your students are learning so you can use them in your classroom. It will be after school on 8/22 in my room. I will schedule another time for middle school.
Megan Langdon: What the heck does a school social worker do?
- Participating in special education assessment meetings as well as individual Educational Planning Meetings
- Working with those problems in a child's living situation that affect the child’s adjustment in school. (home, school, and community)
- Preparing a social or developmental history on a child with a disability.
- Counseling (group, individual and/or family)
- Mobilizing family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program
- Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.
From the Nurses Office: What does a School Nurse do?
School nurses are so much more than band-aids and ice packs. They are a valuable part of the Mabel Student Services team.
Parents and families must understand:
❱ The link between health and education
❱ The common health conditions impacting students’ ability to learn
❱ How to identify, manage and improve health conditions
❱ How schools “work” within North Carolina’s local and state education systems
❱ Student rights under current federal and state laws and school district policies
❱ Success stories from parent advocacy groups at the local and state levels
❱ Advocacy approaches and tools recommended for raising awareness, organizing parent groups, and influencing policy changes