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      Classroom Guidance Lessons
      I am currently teaching in the ENCORE rotation on Thursday's and Friday's. Classroom lessons allow us to discuss and learn about a range of topics including: conflict resolution, goal setting, personal safety, health, stress management, identifying feelings, and character education. 
       
      Small Groups
      Small groups are offered throughout the year on a variety of topics including: self esteem, friendship, conflict resolution, divorce, and more.
       
      Parent Workshops
      Each month I offer a different workshop on a variety of topics. Look out the School Counseling Newsletter for details.
       
      10/16- "Attention Please-Helping your child focus!" Join us for a workshop with school psychologist, Julia Houston, and school counselor, Laura Filtness, as we learn tips and tricks for helping your student stay focused in class. This is a special workshop for ADHD awareness month.

      10/30- "Bullying Prevention" - This is a special workshop for bullying prevention month. We we learn more about what bullying is and isn't, how to prevent bullying, and more about cyber safety.

      11/6- "Who Can Help Me?" Join us for a workshop with school psychologist, Julia Houston, and school counselor, Laura Filtness, as we learn all about the different Student Support Services offered at A L Lotts. 

      1/22- "School Success"- Join Mrs. Donohoe, school social worker, and Ms. Filtness, school counselor, for a workshop on how you can help your student achieve at school by encourage good attendance habits.

      2/12- "You've Got This!"- This workshop with Ms. Filtness will focus on boosting students self esteem, encouraging a positive growth mindset, and helping reduce stress.

      4/9- "Supporting students with Autism." Join us for a workshop with school psychologist, Julia Houston as we learn tips and tricks for students on the spectrum be successful at home and school. This is a special workshop for Autism awareness month.
       
      Consultation and Individual Students 
      Of course, I am available throughout the year to consult with parents and work with individual students as needed.  Parents can email or call me directly to talk about their student or schedule a meeting.
       
      H.A.B.I.T- Human Animal Bond in Tennessee
      We are excited to be partnered with the UTK H.A.B.I.T. Reading Paws program to help improve student literacy and self esteem. This amazing program allows therapy dogs to visit classrooms where students are able to read to them. Learn more about the program here: https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/outreach/Pages/habit_home.aspx
       
      Scholastic Reading Club-  Class Code - MYFVP 

       

      Dear Families,

       Searching for a book for your child(ren)? Look no further, the Scholastic Reading Club is here to help.

      You can order online at scholastic.com/readingclub, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests.

      Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub

      If you have any questions please contact Ms. Filtness at laura.filtness@knoxschools.org.

      One-Time Class Activation Code: MYFVP

      If you choose not to order online, please send CHECKS made out to “Scholastic Reading Club” with your order form. Cash CANNOT be accepted. Please submit checks to Ms. Filtness, school counselor.

      Ordering online is fast and easy?

      VISIT: scholastic.com/readingclub

      ENTER: our one-time Class Activation Code: MYFVP

      SHOP for books & SUBMIT your child's book order.

      Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.

       
      Counselor Calendar

      School Counselor Weekly Calendar Fall 2017 *** Subject to change

       

      Monday

      Tuesday

      Wednesday

      Thursday

      Friday

      7:30

      Duty

      Duty

      Duty

      Duty

      Duty

      8:00

      PIT Team/

      Consultation

      Student Check In’s

      Morning Meetings

      2nd Grade Guidance

      2nd Grade Guidance

      8:30

      Small Group

      Individual Sessions

      Small Group

      2nd Grade Guidance

      2nd Grade Guidance

      9:00

      Small Group

      Individual Sessions

      Small Group

      1st Grade Guidance

      1st Grade Guidance

      9:30

      Program Plan

      Individual Sessions

      PLC Meetings

      1st Grade  Guidance

      1st Grade Guidance

      10:00

      Consultation/

      Individual Sessions

      Individual Sessions

      Individual Sessions

      K Guidance

      K Guidance

      10:30

      Consultation/

      Individual Sessions

      Individual Sessions

      Individual Sessions

      K Guidance

      K Guidance

      11:00

      Consultation/

      Individual Sessions

      Lunch

      Individual Sessions

      Lunch

      HABIT Check In’s and

      Responsive

      Services

      11:30

      Small Group

      Small Group

      PLC Meetings

      5th Grade Guidance

      5th Grade Guidance

      12

      Small Group

      Small Group

      Small Group

      5th Grade Guidance

      5th Grade Guidance

      12:30

      Small Group

      Program Plan

      Small Group

      3rd Grade Guidance

      3rd Grade Guidance

      1:00

      Parent Workshops/

      Individual Sessions

      Program Plan

      Individual Sessions

      3rd Grade Guidance

      3rd Grade Guidance

      1:30

      Parent Workshops/

      Individual Sessions

      Individual Sessions

      Individual Sessions

      Program Plan/

      4th Grade Guidance

      Consult/

      4th Grade Guidance

       

      2:00

      Parent Consultation

      Individual Sessions

      PLC Meetings

      4th Grade Guidance

      4th Grade Guidance

      2:30

      Duty

      Duty

      Duty

      Duty

      Duty

      3:00

      Duty

      Duty

      Duty

      Duty

      Duty

       
       
       The department is very pleased to announce the State Board of Education approved a full revision of the Comprehensive School Counseling Model of Practice and Student Standards
       
       

     

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  • Laura Filtness, M.Ed.

    School Counselor
    laura.filtness@knoxschools.org