Birdneck Counseling Updates

January 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fabulous break and is enjoying the start of 2015!

I was sent this blog post last month and debated sharing it for a while, but feel like it expresses my role pretty well. There are a few sentences that I would re-word if I could, but overall it is pretty accurate to what I do/experience on a daily basis. My favorite part is at the end when it says "If we are doing our jobs well, you may never even know it." Please check it out if you get the chance!

Remember to visit my blog to stay updated on information I share with parents, including community resources and happenings that come across my desk!

Our January trait of the month is Fairness!

What to look for when choosing your citizen this month:

  • They treat others how they want to be treated
  • They take turns
  • They tell the truth
  • They play by the rules
  • They listen to others and don't judge
  • They don't blame others for their mistakes

Coming Up:

February - Honesty

March - Cooperation

April - Self-Control

May - Trustworthiness

The Great Kindness Challenge!

This year, all Virginia Beach Elementary Schools will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge! This is a national event the week of January 26th - 30th.

I will be handing out teacher toolkits that Monday and Tuesday during the staff days. Wednesday through Friday will be all about students checking acts of kindness of their list! We will have a kindness-themed spirit day each day that week, recognize acts of kindness each day, and have kindness activities during lunch each day!

Be on the lookout for the finalized schedule coming soon!


January 15 at 1:20pm: General Assembly Meeting

February 3 at 1:40pm: General Assembly Meeting

Feburary 9-13: Smencil-Gram Fundraiser

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Save The Date!

January 7: Plaza Middle Years Program Information Night

January 8: Citizen of the Month

January 13: Corporate Landing Information Night

January 14: Fifth Grade Middle School Registration Forms Due

January 26-30: Great Kindness Challenge Week!

Feburary 2-6: National School Counseling Week

February 4: Citizen of the Month

Feburary 11: Academic Awards - 3rd & 4th Grade

February 12: Academic Awards - 5th Grade

February 12: 4th & 5th Grade Career Day

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