Counselor Connection

Cortland Elementary School

Message from the Counselor

This week we will have a special visitor, Officer Troy Munson from the Seymour Police Department. Officer Munson is a familiar face to most of our students.


Officer Munson and I will be going to each classroom to talk about safety. We will be discussing stranger safety, as well how to be safe at home, school and out in the community for the younger students. Older students will be focusing on internet safety. One of the key components we talk about is having a trusted adult. Ask your student to list who their trusted adults are. He has been doing these lessons in the elementary school for many years. Our students look forward to seeing him each year!


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time. I am at Cortland on Tuesday and Thursday. I can also be reached at Emerson on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.



Wendy Nicholson

School Counselor

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Guidance Lessons - January

Safety


Kindergarten: At the beginning of our lesson, I will introduce Officer Munson to our students. We will watch a video titled "The ABC's of Safety". Officer Munson will then talk about how we can be safe at home, at school, and out in the community.


1st Grade: At the beginning of our lesson, I will introduce Officer Munson to our students who have not met him. We will re watch the video "The ABC's of Safety". Officer Munson will talk about what the students remember from last years lesson, as well as teaching new information to keep them safe.


2nd Grade: At the beginning of our lesson, I will introduce Officer Munson to our students who have not met him. The students will watch a video titled "Billy on the Bus". Officer Munson will talk about what the students remember from last years lesson, as well as teaching new information to keep them safe.


3rd Grade: At the beginning of our lesson, I will introduce Officer Munson to our students who have not met him. Students will be introduced to 4 safety rules: Check First, Take a Friend, Say No, and Tell a Trusted Adult. The students will watch 4 videos that discuss each of these safety rules. Officer Munson will also talk about online safety.


4th Grade: At the beginning of our lesson, I will introduce Officer Munson to our students who have not met him. The students will watch a video titled "Oblivious. An Online Predator PSA". Officer Munson will review stranger safety from previous years, but will focus most of his lesson on internet safety. Students will be given a hand out that has online safety tips for students and parents.


5th Grade: At the beginning of our lesson, I will introduce Officer Munson to our students who have not met him. The students will watch a video titled "Internet Safety". Officer Munson will review stranger safety from previous years, but will focus most of his lesson on internet safety. Students will be given a hand out that has online safety tips for students and parents.

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The SET team will meet later this month to discuss upcoming events!

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