Unity Day 2018  OCT 24, 2018 
    world Kindness Day NOV 13, 2018
     GKC  JAN 28 thru FEB 1
     RAK day  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 Wonderful
    WINTER Break!
    I am very excited for our upcoming Great Kindness Challenge Jan 28-Feb 1, 2019! Kids will have a checklist of acts of kindness to try and complete during that week and we will have lots of FUN kindness spirit activities  and the schedule for that week is posted below! we will be recognizing students who acts of kindness with Kindness Ambassador cards that will be collected for a House competition  to see which house can be caught doing the most acts of kindness. 
          seal  GKC checklist   GKC ambassador seal          
    The week of Jan 28th- Feb 1st, 2019 we will have spirit days where students will get to dress up a little differently to show their school spirit and promote kind acts all week. The schedule is as follows:

    Monday: Show your KINDNESS is TOPS

                  Wear a funny hat &/or a CIS Top

                     (HOUSE COLORs)

    Tuesday: Kick into gear and help someone near:

                    Wear different color socks or shoes!

    Wednesday: Crazy for KINDNESS!

                         Wear your hair CRAZY!

    Thursday: Peace, Love, KINDNESS!

                     Wear hippie apparel!

    Friday: Dream of Kindness:

                 Wear your pajamas!

    So there will be lots of opportunities for FUN and to earn house points throughout our special week of kindness. I hope that everyone enjoys it and will continue to promote and carry out acts of kindness everyday. Thank you for your support and encouragement as we work to make our school and community a better place for everyone!
    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.
    Other information:
    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 patricia.lutumayes@knoxschools.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!"
    Character Counts! 
    Keep a look out for more news and updates from your school counselor!  

    Patricia Lutu-Mayes    
        "Ms. Patricia"
    School Counselor
    Chilhowee Intermediate School
    5005 Asheville Hwy
    Knoxville, TN. 37914 
    (865) 594-1285 Main Office
    (865) 594-1285 ext 13619 Direct Line
    Chilhowee Intermediate
          - Monday Mornings, Tuesday ALL day, and Thursday afternoons
    Sunnyview Primary
           - Monday afternoons, Thursday mornings, and Friday ALL day
    Northshore Elementary 
           - Wednesdays ONLY