Counselor Connection

March 2021

Hello Burris Families!

We are moving into March! It's hard to believe we are nearing the end of another 9 weeks, but here we are.

Our lifeskill for the month of March will be Perseverance. This is a great lifeskill to reflect on the past year. We have all met challenges and obstacles and we are still standing, pushing through and being successful. I think that you could say, that as Burris Champions, we are THRIVING!

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March Lifeskill: Perseverance

Click on the QR code below for the Character Strong Family Newsletter on Perseverance

You will find:

Conversation Starters

Books

Questions to Ask

Activities

All to do as a family!

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Burris Student Advisory Council - Representatives & Alternates

Student Advisory Lunch Meetings will be on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Grade 5: 11:05-11:35 AM

Grade 4: 11:40 AM-12:10 PM

Grade 3: 12:15-12:45 PM

Hatfield/Burris Yearbook is on Sale!

Yearbook sales will be online this year: https://inter-state.com/yearbook

Use Code: 53576Z


Personalization deadline is February 12th

Regular order deadline is March 5th

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The Annual Burris Food Drive was a huge success because of YOU!!

Class Leaders & Totals:


Grade 5: 1539 Total Items - Top Grade Level Honors!

Top Class in Grade 5: Mr. Fountain's Class with: 801 Items


Grade 4: 1419 Total Items

Top Class in Grade 4: Mrs. Pannebaker's Class with: 531 Items


Grade 3: 1428 Total Items

Top Class in Grade 3: Mrs. Fountain's Class with: 500 Total Items


Shout out to Mrs. Pannebaker's Class for participating in a Project Based Learning Activity!

*Items donated by Community Organizations: 614 Items (From PBL Activity)


Grand Total: 5000 Items to be donated to LIFE's Blessings Food Pantry

Parent Cafe' - Supporting Children with Disabilities

Supporting Children with Disabilities

TRANSFORMATIVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER.


ZOOM CAFE SCHEDULE: CLICK ON THE DATE TO REGISTER. ALL CAFES ARE EASTERN TIME. FOR SECURITY PURPOSES, NO ONE REGISTERING FOR THIS CAFÉ AT OR AFTER THE START TIME, OR TRYING TO ENTER PAST 15 MINUTES WILL BE ADMITTED.

Contact Ashley Beeler for questions or assistance: 812-929-0549 or abeeler@ibhs.us. For a full list of events and resources relating to our themes follow us on Facebook @IHBSParentCafe



March 2nd, 5:30-7pm EST: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcu2hqzkrHNydpHWz2tXcImhfldRe605O

March 11th, 8:30-10am EST: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcO2pqz0vGNdOTacrigYICRLOvKGSyv0O

March 18th, 5:30-7pm EST: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuduugqz8tGNW8OM02FIHhJLEcxUeoCsoV

March 23rd, 12-1pm EST: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpcuqtqzktGN0OOaF3QBEMFBO_zEubEVwD

Increasing accessibility for SNAP

If you receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)benefits - here is another opportunity to utilize your SNAP online.

https://www.in.gov/fssa/files/SNAP_Online_purchasing_ALDI.pdf

Affordable Internet at Home Options

See if you qualify for low-cost internet at home through Internet Essentials from Comcast:


https://www.internetessentials.com/apply

What's up with Perseverance?

Power of Not Giving Up

News from Common Sense Media - How to help kids use the LifeSkill of Perseverance

100+ Ways to Help Kinds Develop Grit, Determination & Resiliance

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/100-ways-to-help-kids-learn-grit-determination-and-resilience

Katrina Brace, Burris School Counselor

Please feel free to contact me by phone or electronically. When in a virtual format, the quickest way to access me will be by e-mail. During a regular school day; please feel free to call the school office, but know that you may have to leave a message. I will return your call as soon as I am able to do so. I will also answer e-mails as quickly as possible.

School Counseling Services

Classroom Guidance

Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

Brief Solution-Focused Counseling

Parent Consultations

Community Resource Assistance/Referrals

Virtual Student Meetings & Small Group


*If you would like for me to meet with your student, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkNirN9xjUQ7I5IuIL36m0SlbfYWZLv7f3d-qDTmYCRJvuug/viewform