Counselor's Corner

November 2022

Welcome to our Counselor's Corner!


We will be sharing monthly newsletters to give you an inside look as to what's going on in our Cole Guidance Department.

October Happenings

During the month of October we celebrated our Pillars of Character for Trustworthiness. We are so proud of our students. Be sure to check out our wall of fame!


We also took part in the Book Character Day with some of our favorite books for guidance lessons.

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Gratitude

This month our guidance lessons are focusing on gratitude. Practicing gratitude can be very helpful when faced with difficult situations. When we practice gratitude we have more positive emotions, build stronger relationships, improve our health, and are able to better deal with adversity. Practicing gratitude each day only takes a few minutes. Check out the video below for a gratitude meditation that you can do with your child.
Guided Meditation for Gratitude | Meditation for Kids
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Gratitude Jars

Over Thanksgiving break consider making a family gratitude jar. It's simple to do!


  • Find a jar and decorate it with paint or stickers.
  • Cut up strips of paper (make sure they are large enough to write a note on)
  • A few pens to keep close by
  • Each day think of something that you are grateful for or something positive that happened that day and write it on a piece of paper.
  • On difficult days reflect on the notes that are in the jar to help improve your mood.
  • Remember, you can look at the notes anytime!
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Long Story Shortz - My Gratitude Jar - Written and Narrated by Kristin Wiens
📖 A Little Thankful Spot By Diane Alber READ ALOUD

Attention 5th Grade Parents!

It may seem early but it's time to start thinking about middle school transition. Please see the flyers below for information regarding middle school elective nights for Briscoe and Bernal. We will be doing course selections with students in December. Please try to attend these informational nights so that students will have an idea of what courses they would like to choose. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Kircher our 5th grade counselor.
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NISD Important Info

Mega Food Bank

Northside continues to host the Mega Food Banks at Gus Stadium, the next distribution is Friday, 11/4. The registration link is: https://freshtrak.com/register/event/101104
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Northside Threads

Threads is a clothing closet that provides gently used clothing and new socks and underwear for NISD students. Please contact one of the counselors to receive a referral.
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Upcoming Events

November 16-21- Generation Texas Week

November 21-25- Thanksgiving Break (No School)

November 29- Bernal Elective Night

December 1- Briscoe Elective Night

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