The Counseling Capsule

From the CYES School Counselors

For the Week of February 1, 2016

February's Pillar is Citizenship

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Special Events and Activities this month

The Counselors will be placing information in your mailboxes pertaining to the Pillar of the Month and the following calendar events.


National School Counseling Week February 1 - 5, 2016


Citizenship Food Drive for Backpack Buddies program February 8 - 26, 2016


Spelling Bee, February 8, 2016


Positive Behavior Assemblies, February 10, 2016


PTO Meeting, February 10, 2016 7 pm


Spirit Day: Wear Purple! Friday, February 12, 2016


Proud to be Me Week (spirit week) February 16- 19, 2016


Advisory Council Meeting, February 16, 2016 7 pm


Jump Rope For Heart, February 25, 2016 6:30 pm

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Happy National School Counseling Week!

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), focuses public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.


National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.


The special week also provides recognition for all stakeholders who collaborate with school counselors to implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.


Thank you, CYES Staff, Students, and Parents, for your support of the CYES School Counseling program and the school counselors!

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Mrs. Lang's Schedule (Grades 1, 3 and 5)

Mrs. Raquedan is at CYES on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She has her schedule communicated to K, 2nd and 4th grade teachers for the week.


The counselors will be contacting all 4th and 5th grade teachers this week

so that we can come into your classrooms to administer the

County Wide School Climate Survey.

Thank you!


Mrs. Lang's Schedule is as follows:


Monday, February 1

Teacher Work Day


Tuesday, February 2

7:45 am Staff Development

11 am - 1 pm Lunch Groups


Wednesday, February 3

11- 11:45 Making Friends GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch

12:30 - 1:15 Making Friends GRADE 3 Lunch Bunch

2 - 2:40 Classroom Counseling Mrs. Woodby Grade 5 - Conflict Resolution



Thursday,February 4

11 - 1:15 Small Group Lunch Bunches

2:25 - 3:00 Classroom Counseling - Mrs. Ramirez - Regina's Mistake

3 - 3:30 BLAST


Friday, February 5

AM Character Slips announcements

AM Gifted Screenings

GRADE LEVEL DATA DAY - No groups No Classroom Counseling Lessons

IS IT BULLYING?

The School Counselors made you each a poster, "Is It Bullying" that we would like you to post in your classroom and refer to as needed. Posters will be placed in your mailboxes this week. These posters point out the differences between RUDE, MEAN, and BULLYING behaviors.

Monthly Awareness Dates : February

African American History Month

National Boost-Your-Self-Esteem Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness

and Prevention Month



1-5 National School Counseling Week

1 National Freedom Day

2 Groundhog Job Shadow Day

3 Digital Learning Day

9-15 Random Acts of Kindness Week

22 World Thinking Day

23–March 1 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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Did you know that there are 11 principles of effective character education?


These principles are what we use to guide our collaborative efforts in creating a firm foundation for our school community based upon the Six Pillars of Character.


Briefly, these principles are:



  1. The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
  2. The school defines “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing.
  3. The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
  4. The school creates a caring community.
  5. The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
  6. The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
  7. The school fosters students’ self-motivation.
  8. The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
  9. The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
  10. The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
  11. The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.



These 11 principles are the goals of Chris Yung Elementary School and our community as we work together to form new traditions, incentives, and a positive school climate within our school culture.



Bet you didn't know there were 11 of them!

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Have a great week, everyone!

Beth Lang and Nikki Raquedan

School Counselors