The Counselor's Corner
Katie Trueman (1st, 2nd & 5th Grades)
Backpack Buddies Food Drive
The food drive starts Monday, November 25th and runs through Friday, December 6th. Each classroom is challenged to collect 50 items of food!
Most needed items: Shelf Stable Milk and Canned Meat. Canned fruits, vegetables, noodles, cereal, 100% juice boxes & healthy snacks are also welcome. Items NOT to bring include pop-tarts, cookies, juice pouches, sugary cereals, candy, soft top applesauce/fruit/jello, and spam/Vienna sausage.
Thank you for helping Ab Combs & Interfaith Food Shuttle!
Volunteers: I would love to have a few parent volunteers / or responsible students to help fill backpacks of food each week. Please email me if you are interested.
We also need plastic grocery bags!
Our "Family to Family Angel Tree" has become a holiday tradition. It has come to symbolize the spirit of the season and the nature of our Ab Combs Elementary School community.
We need volunteers who are willing to buy and wrap gifts for students in need. Each child will receive at least one need item (clothing-$25) and one wish item (toy-$25). We ask that you spend no more than $50 total per child. Sponspors will be assigned in November and all gifts are due on December 13th.
If you are interested in being a sponsor for one of our "angels," please email our Angel Tree Parent Volunteer, Ashley Ryden, at firstname.lastname@example.org. What a great way to give back during the holiday season! Questions? Email email@example.com
Magnet & Application School Fair
When Sat, November 2, 9am – 12pm
Where Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610 (map)
Description All magnet schools including early colleges, leadership academies, Partnership Elementary and the new CTE High School will be available to share information about their programs. Also get information on the application and selection process.
Parents, check out the following website for more magnet events!
Classroom Guidance in 1st Grade
This month I will be introducing the ideas of Obedience & Self-Control. In the Obedience lesson, students learn that it is important to follow rules and laws. In the Self-Control lesson, students learn that you are in charge of choosing the right thing to do. We will also practice our self-control & sharpening the saw with Classroom Yoga / Relaxation.
Classroom Guidance in 2nd Grade
Classroom Guidance in 5th Grade
November Classroom Guidance Schedule
Nov 1 & 4 - Cline & Brown
Nov 5 & 6 - Campbell & Almond
Nov 7 & 12 - Catherwood & Alinaghi
Nov 13 & 15 - Rizzuto & Norman
Nov 18 & 19 - Randle & Little
Nov 21 & 22 - Kelley & Ivester
Nov 25 & 26 - Falkner & Burk
Nov 4 - Pinkney
Nov 8 - Boughton
Nov 15 - Weber
Nov 18 - Ferrell
Nov 22 - Horst
Nov 25 - Vick
The Habits that are represented in my lessons this month:
Being Proactive (Stop, Think & Do the Right Thing), Put First Things First (Work before Play)
1st Grade - School Success
2nd Grade - School Success
5th Grade (2 different groups) - All About Me / Self-Esteem
What: What is lunch bunch? Lunch Bunch is an awesome time! Students can bring their lunch to the counselor's room to eat & make new friends.
When: Mondays for 5th Grade & Fridays for 2nd Grade.
Where: The counselor’s room, Room 120
How: Students can write their name on a sign-up sheet on the counselor’s door - students can sign up once a quarter.
My name is Katie Trueman and for as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a school counselor! I graduated from Marshall University (Huntington, WV) with a B.A. in Psychology. Then I pursued my dream to continue my education and received a M.A. in School Counseling. I am originally from WV and moved to Raleigh because of the excellent educational system. I began working at AB Combs in 2005. I acquired my National Boards of Professional Teaching Standards for school counseling in 2010. I am thrilled to be at a school that incorporates The Leader in Me and honors children! When I’m not working with children, I love hiking with my husband & two cute kids, yoga, cooking Italian meals and exploring NC with my sweet family & friends.