The Counseling Capsule

From the CYES School Counselors

Week of May 16 - 20, 2016

Monthly Character Pillar:

May's Character Pillar: Being a TRRFCC Student and Persevering!

All the colors are celebrated this month!

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.

Mrs. Lang's Schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 16

SOLs - Grade 5 - Computer Lab with Mrs. Payne

Attendance Matters

Individual Appointments

Tuesday, May 17

SOLs -Grade 3 D.L. individually in my office

Attendance Matters

Individual Appointments

7 pm Advisory Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 18

8:30 RIP meetings

SOLs - Grade 3 D.L. individually in my office

Individual Appointments

3 pm RIP Meeting D.J. Grade 1

Thursday, May 19


Attendance Matters

Individual Appointments

NO BLAST meeting today due to SOLs

Friday, May 20


Attendance Matters

Individual Appointments

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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