School Counseling News and Updates

Mrs. Landreth and Mrs. Pannell

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!!

This school year looks a little different as we dive into Universal Remote Learning! Remember, we are always here for you and YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS!! Check this newsletter often for lessons and resources.

Peace, Love, Mustangs!!

Mrs. Landreth and Mrs. Pannell


This year, more than ever, we have had to learn to persevere, be flexible, nimble and resilient! Check out this video for ways to teach little ones that we CAN "bounce back".


We LOVE books!!! The school counseling library at MPES is growing and growing! Check out these new titles. They could all be very helpful during remote learning!
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A Lesson from Mrs. Landreth on including others

Click the link below to hear the book Two by Kathryn Otoshi. When you finish, consider answering these questions......

What does the word "include" mean? What about "exclude"?

Did you see numbers being included in the book? Excluded?

Is it okay to have more than one best friend?

Is it okay for your best friend to have other friends?

If you've been left out of a game, how did it feel?

Why do people leave others out?

Sometimes, like in Two, whole groups leave each other out. Why do you think that happens?

What can you do if a person/group of people is left out?

What can you do if you are feeling left out?

If you'd like you can email Mrs. Landreth your responses at

Two by Kathryn Otoshi Read Aloud

Thought of the Day

Our dream is that one day we will all point back to this time and tell a wonderful story. How we overcame adversity and found the best in ourselves and each other. We not only survived but became the people and the world we needed to be.
A Talk About Feelings

A note from Mrs. Landreth

Hi guys! As you know we are engaging in remote learning for the rest of the school year. I know some of you have questions and may even be a little unsure of what is happening. I want you to know that this will pass. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do for yourself.
1. Stay Healthy. Practice good hygiene. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands with soap and water.
2. If it is pretty and warm outside, go out and play. Ride your bikes, play ball, anything to get some exercise.
3. Work off some energy. Breathe in some fresh air. Take some deep breaths.
4. Keep up with your schoolwork every day.
5. Help around the house, do your chores. Remember how we talked about helping out without being asked? Parents love that!
6. Be kind to your brothers and sisters. And, mom and dad too! Kindness counts!
7. Talk to your parents or guardians if you are worried about anything.
8. Write a letter, or draw a picture for someone. Great time to practice your art skills.
9. Play a board game or cards with your family. Have family time as much as possible.
10. Lastly, don’t worry too much and just be a kid. Play, laugh, and be happy.

Useful Links:

Fulton County Schools Social Emotional Learning Lessons K-5:

Julia Cook’s book with Tips for Parents on Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus:

Free Mindfulness Classes for Kids

March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020

Try this Career Interest Inventory to see what job best suits you!!

Complete page 1 and then record your score on page 2.
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Mustang Trail - Leadership

Hi Mustangs!

We are continuing to discuss the character traits on our Mustang Trail. This year, we have learned about being trustworthy, respectful, responsible and showing good citizenship.

Next we will discuss what it means to be a leader. A leader is anyone that people follow. Leaders can be grown ups or kids! We can see them on TV or know them in real life. YOU can be a leader!

A leader is someone that shows us how to act. We look up to them!'s important we choose our leaders WELL. Some leaders teach us how to make great choices and some don't.

What do you think makes a good leader?

Just as we all have leaders in our life, each of us is a leader for someone we know. Maybe it's your younger sister or a friend. Maybe it's a little kid at the store, or a new student in school. Even when we don't realize it, people are watching us. Think of someone that you are a leader for, and share it with your family.

Things happen in our school and in our homes everyday. We can choose to be leaders or we can choose to be followers. Being a leader means choosing what's right, no matter what.

Today and everyday, when you notice something happening, choose to be a leader! Stand up and do the RIGHT thing!

March 25, 2020
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Flipgrid Video with a Growth Mindset Lesson Preview

Growth Mindset Quote:

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
-Winston Churchill

Please email or call us with any concerns or just to check -in!

Phone: 470-254-9757



Phone: 470-254-9760