Counselor's Corner

November 2021

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As the holiday season approaches, we give thanks for parents -- like you -- who pour their hearts into their children. We see you and we are grateful for you!

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

This month, the school counseling program will be focusing on conflict resolution, gratefulness, and I Statements. We will continue to provide daily classroom lessons to all students during our SEAL (social, emotional, and academic learning) classes.

Lanet Clark

(405) 726-4236

PreK-2nd Grade Counselor

Krystal Williams

(405) 726-4203

3rd-5th Grade Counselor

Fall Into Healthy Habits

We had so much fun learning about healthy habits during Red Ribbon Week this year!

Here are some highlights from the week :)

Share the Warmth

The Haskell Kindness Club will be doing a winter supply drive to collect new hats, gloves, and socks during the month of November for the HOPE Center of Edmond!

Please consider dropping a pair of new (or gently used) coats, socks, gloves, or hat in the vestibule of our front office. There will be a box to place your items inside.

We will begin accepting donations November 15-19.

Connected Conversations

At Charles Haskell, we use the tenants from the Conscious Discipline program developed by Dr. Becky Bailey, to guide the social-emotional development of our students. This program is rooted in current brain research. Its focus is relationship-based teaching while building a classroom community. The ultimate goal is developing connections and creating a safe and caring environment for learning and growing.

Use Teachable Moments

Use natural consequences instead of fault seeking when possible. These strategies move kids from an emotional state to problem solving.

Assertiveness Rocks!

Instead of: I think it's about time for bed, don't you?

Try: It's time for bed now. Let's go choose your bedtime story.


Once routines are established, kids know what is expected and they develop a sense of safety and security. Think MAP!

M= Model your procedures and expectations

A= Add visuals (a chart for chores, bedtime routines, etc.)

P= Practice, practice, practice

Parent Resource

A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Child Deal With Conflict

By Sean Moore

As a parent, it can be difficult to hear that your child is dealing with conflict at school. We often want to rescue our children from that kind of hurt and frustration. However, it turns out that kids who know how to manage conflict are happier, tend to have healthier friendships, and learn better at school. Parents can help kids manage conflict by creating a safe environment at home which allows them to express themselves openly and honestly without fear of a negative or emotional reaction, help them to manage their feelings, and help them to problem solve ways to handle the conflict. For information and strategies on helping kids deal with conflict,

click on this link.