RHES Counseling Newsletter

Volume III

Dear Red Hill Families,

This year ACPS elementary school counselors are focusing on a common social emotional learning topic every month. December's topic is Acceptance. Throughout the month, I will be sharing SeeSaw activities and synchronous lessons on Zoom that promote acceptance and inclusion. Check out the resources below to extend these conversations at home!

Best wishes,

Ari Zlotnick (Ms. Z), School Counselor

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Monthly Mindful Moment: Scarf Snowstorm

  • Twirl around in an imaginary snowstorm with your scarf
  • Breathe in and breathe out as you make the sound of the storm (hoo - woo!)
  • Toss the scarf up overhead and catch it on your head, arm, knee or any body part
  • Notice the texture of the scarf and make a sound with it by rubbing the fabric
  • Cover yourself up with a pile of scarves imagining you are buried in snow
  • Throw a scarf up in the air and try to keep it floating by blowing it from underneath

From http://growwiseyoga.com/blog/2018/11/29/mindfulness-matters

Email Ms. Z (azlotnick@k12albemarle.org) a picture of your family's Monthly Mindful Moment to see it featured on Red Hill's website or twitter account!

Mental Health Services in Our Community

Many local service providers are offering virtual counseling sessions! Please contact Ms. Z if you would like more information. In the event of a mental health crisis, you can contact Region Ten Emergency Services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at 434-972-1800 or 1-866-694-1605.

Karen Ferrer, School Psychologist