OCT 24, 2018----NOV 13, 2018------JAN 28 thru FEB 1------FEB 17, 2019-----
Help us encourage our students, staff, and community members to make KINDNESS our focus. We want everyone to see acts of kindness as part of our everyday experiences. Research has shown that people are more likely to be kind to others when they themselves have seen and experienced KINDNESS from others.
Hope everyone had a fabulous FALL Break!
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete the needs assessment for your students grade level. I trully appreciate your input. I will leave the links for the needs assessment up in case anyone has not had the opportunity to fill theirs out yet. Our school year has gotten off to a great start with our HOUSES meeting and doing lots of fun activities. As you can see above on this page I am focused on continuing our #choosekindness effort and an anti-bully and positive climate effort. We want all our students, staff, and community members to feel safe, welcome, and excited about everyday at our school. Our Kindness days are just one part of this effort. Our PBIS incentives, student council ideas and fun days, and many more ideas to come will help with this effort. If you have any ideas for me our our school please feel free to contact me, your childs teacher, or one our principals, we would love to hear from you.
In case you have not had time yet to complete this please remember, as part of my job as school counselor I provide various services and need your help with gathering information to better know where to focus my time and energies. Please take a moment to fill out a needs assessment for your child. There are several different links below which will take you to a google form/survey. Please complete the form for whatever grade your child is in and if you have more than one student attending Chilhowee please fill out one for each child They are listed by grade. Thank you so Much! I look forward to working with you and your child.
Our students and staff will be participating in the "House" system again this year. Each teacher and student will belong to one of six houses based on the six pillars of character; Caring (RED), Trustworthiness (BLUE), Respect (YELLOW/GOLD), Responsibility (GREEN), Fairness (ORANGE), and Citizenship (PURPLE). We want our students to believe and achieve knowing, "If it's to be, it's up to me," and that we are effected and effect others with the behaviors/attitudes we display daily.
Please encourage your student to take part in all the extra fun things planned. When students show good character such as helping others, being respectful, or responsibile they are able to earn points for their house. Students then are able to earn house rewards and these can vary throughout the year and may include but not limited to extra recess, house dance party, PBIS store, extra privilages such as winning house gets a hat day or pajama day, etc. As we continue to have students be recognized for their positive behaviors, we will continue with our monthly "Character Counts Awards" for students who have went above and beyond to show he or she is "Respectful, Responsible, and Safe" or demonstrated one or more of the character counts pillars. Their picture along with a description of how they earned the award will be displayed within the school.
As part of the school counseling program I will continue to provide academic, career, and personal/social activities and lessons throughout the year via guidance lessons, small groups, and individual counseling. Also the school counseling program will include fun things your child may or may not want to participate in such as Unity Day (Oct 24), Kindness Week (Jan. 28, 2019-Feb 1, 2019), and house days (where students wear house colors etc.). i have also added a few other days at the top of this page. If you are interested in helping with any of these please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. please be aware that I will be at three schools this year. I will be at Chilhowee on Monday mornings, Tuesday ALL day, and Thursday afternoon. I am at Sunnyview Primary on Monday afternoons, Thursday mornings, and ALL day Fridays. I will be at Northshore Elementary on Wednesdays. Email is always the best way to reach me.
As we grow and learn throughout the year, please encourage students to show interest and effort in all areas. I am sure they will have an opportunity for one or more of our incentives. We want to continue our "KINDNESS Matters!" campaign and support and encourage our students to be tolerant of differences, express kindness and respect to all, and always help others in our school and community anyway we can everyday. It's the small things that add up to make our students feel successful, loved, appreciated, and part of our school and community. Remember small things add up to big successes for our students! Remember, keep working towards your goals and "Never let it rest, til the good is better, and the better is best!"
Keep a look out for more news and updates from your school counselor!