Counselor's Corner

November Edition

Our Lesson This Month

This month we celebrate Generation Texas Week! Generation Texas Week is dedicated to learning about college and careers. It's never too early to start thinking about what you want to be when you grow up! There are so many ways for children to learn more about different types of careers. They can begin by simply digging deeper into their interests. For example, does your child have a deep love for science? You could start with jobs that center around science and learn which ones sound most interesting to your child.

Join us in celebrating Generation Texas Week by participating in our dress up days and can food donations.

Monday, November 16th

Thinking about the next step, middle school! - Wear Highland or Prairie Vista Middle School shirt or colors.

Tuesday, November 17th

It's cool to think about high school! - Wear Saginaw High School shirt or colors.

Wednesday, November 18th

Future focused! - Wear your favorite college shirt or colors.

Thursday, November 19th

We are proud to support our Armed Forces! - Wear a shirt or colors to support our Armed Forces.

Friday, November 20th

Just wait and see what I can be! - Dress up as your choice of career.

Get Excited About Careers!

Cyberbullying & Internet Safety

As parents we want to ensure our children's safety in all that they do. In today's world our children have access to technology and with it comes great responsibility. Unfortunately, not all people on the other side of the screen are kind. Cyberbullying can take place in many different ways on the internet. Please use the tips and links below to learn more about how to keep your kids safe on the internet and to protect them from Cyberbullying.

Tips for your kids- 3 Things to Protect Yourself from Cyberbullying:

1. Make sure mom and dad know every time you are on-line

2. Only play games on line or chat with friends you and your parents know

3. Let your mom and dad know any time someone is mean, rude, or uses foul language with you on-line

Tip for Parents- How to keep your kids safe On-Line:

1. Keep computer in common area and make rule about your kids not going on-line without your permission

2. Make it your business to know who they encounter or talk to on-line - be close by whenever they are on-line

3. Remind them to come and tell you when someone is being rude, or uses foul language with them. Most social sites have a way to report and that on-line behavior must be reported.

Internet Safety Sites that help teach kids and parents how to protect against Cyberbullying:

Friends For Life If you would like to report Cyberbullying use this link

Netsmartz Videos for kids and information for parents on Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

Common Sense Media Videos for parents on Internet Safety

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Helpful District Links

Please visit our website for the latest Covid-19 information here as well as our Distance Learning Counseling webpage here. If you are in need of resources, please click here

How To Create A Calm Down Corner At Home

Watch this video to learn a few things you to use at home to create a spot to calm down. I'll also have some extra calming strategies try.

Calm Corner Video

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How to make a counseling referral

At Copper Creek Elementary our student's social emotional needs are a top priority. Mrs. White can offer brief one on one short-term visits to address your child's needs. Once the referral is received, I will contact you to discuss the referral.

Please click on the link below to submit a request.

Counseling Referral Form