Counselor Connection

Eula Elementary

February News

Love and Kindness is in the air at Eula Elementary. Our Character Trait for the month is 'KiNdNeSs' and we have a whole calendar of events ready to show what we know. 'Kindness' is showing others that they are valuable by how you treat them. Be sure to check out the parent newsletter for February below.

Last month we learned about 'Responsibility' and what that looks like. Responsibility is proving you can be trusted with what is expected of you. Each homeroom teacher teaches a short lesson on Friday mornings to help integrate our traits into the classroom. I will wrap up my 'Responsibility' lessons with each class this first week of February.

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Kindness Activity

Hendrick Cancer Center donation drive. We need care packages including lotions, sanitizer, hard candy, colored pencils or gel pens, adult coloring books, journals, ear buds, cross words, puzzles, head wraps, blankets, port pillows, and face masks. Donations due Feb. 12th.
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Upcoming events for February

Feb. 3- 100th Day of School Celebration- Dress like you are 100

Feb. 10th- Wacky Wednesday is Pirate Day

Feb. 12th- Early Release and Valentines Party Day

Feb. 12th- End of 4th Six Weeks

Feb. 12th- Donation Drive for Hendrick Cancer Center Due

Feb. 15th- No School (Presidents Day)

Feb. 17th- Wacky Wed- Crazy Sock Day

Feb. 24th- Wacky Wed- Sweatshirt Day

Services Provided

· Classroom Lessons

· Group Counseling *

· Individual Counseling*

· Parent Consultations

· Community Resource Referrals

*Please note school counselors do not provide “therapy” or “traditional counseling”. Counseling at school will be brief and solution focused. Groups will be educational in nature. Referrals for outside counseling services are available if children need additional support.

Things I Can Help Students With...

· Working out friendship problems

· Working well with others

· Self– esteem

· Learning how to make decisions and solve problems

· Managing feelings (stress, worry, anger, etc.)

· Learning how to control behavior

· Setting and achieving goals

· Learning to adjust to a new school

Things I Can Help Parents With...

· Exploring ways to help your child succeed

· Improving parent-child communications

· Referrals for community sources

· Supplying information on a variety of subjects

· Information to help you understand your child’s special needs

How do students see me?

· Self-referral

· Request of the counselor

· Parent referral

· Administration/teacher referral

· Referral by friend

Eula Elementary Counselor

Katey Fostel

- Elementary Counselor

- Special Education Liaison

- District Testing Coordinator

- 504 Liaison

- Gifted and Talented Coordinator