The Counselor's Corner

April 2016

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Spring Break

Take the time over spring break to really get to know your student. Every year they grow into amazing citizens. Some things have changed right before your eyes and some not so noticeable.

  • See how they are feeling about school and life in general
  • Get to know what troubles them
  • Make a stronger connection and bond
  • Do things that interest them

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Kroger Rewards

GSIC is now enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

  • Register online at
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with GSIC after you sign up.
  • If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number (29183) or name of organization , select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

Georgia Milestones

As you know the Georgia Milestones Assessment (grades 3-6) is quickly approaching. Although this test is important, there are ways to help your student minimize stress and maximize performance throughout the testing process.

1. Talk about the tests at home. Encourage your child to do his or her best, but not to stress about them.

2. Give words of encouragement. Remind your child that he or she has been preparing for this all year. They are ready!

3. Have your child get a good night’s rest. Rest is important in having people feel their best.

4. Eat a good breakfast. Students who are full can focus easier and longer than students who feel hungry.

5. Get to school on time. Students who feel rushed to get to school, start their day with anxiety, and anxiety leads to frustration and poorer test performance.

6. Make sure students have everything they need. They should be prepared with #2 pencils and erasers.

7. Please Check Doctor Visits And Other Appointments And Make Any Changes Necessary To Ensure Your Child Is In School During Testing.