I hope this helps and let me know if I can be of any help.
Red Ribbon Week is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and talk with children about the dangers of drugs while taking a visible stand against drugs. We have decided to integrate Kindness into our Red Ribbon Week as well. Kindness is always COOL!
Dress Up Days to show your Drug-Free pride!
Monday (October 26) –––Give smoking and vaping the BOOT! Kick off Red Ribbon Week by wearing BOOTS to show that you love yourself by choosing to NEVER SMOKE or VAPE. Students will be given a bracelet with the slogan, “BEE Safe, BEE Kind, BEE Drug Free.”
Tuesday (October 27) –Lei off DRUGS …they are a JOKE! Laughter is way better than DRUGS!! Students can wear a Hawaiian Lei and will be given time to share a joke with their classmates in class today if they choose to. There will be a drawing in each classroom for a free SONIC coupon!
Wednesday (October 28) Sock if to Drugs! Wear wacky socks or mismatch socks. There will be a drawing in each classroom for a free Chic-fil-a coupon! The students will be given a Ribbon with the slogan, “BEE Safe, BEE Kind, BEE Drug Free.”
Thursday (October 29) – DRUGS are Scary! Wear a Halloween shirt or Halloween Colors (No costumes, please). Students will be given a sticker with a KINDNESS message on it! Teachers will choose some video clips to share with the class.
Friday (October 30) Team Up Against Drugs Day! Wear Rebel Wear or other team shirt.
*Coordinated School Health will share their “Tobacco Trunk” with Ms. Beckie for Red Ribbon Week….ask your child about “Mr. Gross Mouth” and “Hairy Scary Tongue.”
Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade Assignment on Personal Safety.........
(No Grades Taken....This is for Educational Purposes Only)
Assignment: Watch all of the ”NetsmartzKids” video lessons on personal safety by September 18.
Click Link below to access the videos:
For older kids, you may want to watch the videos for Teens at nsteens.org
Please discuss these videos with your children. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
In regard to the Corona Virus (Covid-19) spread, they say things will probably get worse before they get any better.
That is why we have decided that we will do everything in our power to help you help those you care for.
We will do this by helping you inspire the resilience, coping, and acceptance skills that we are all going to need in this turbulent time with the 'The Crisis Kit’.
It's a free, downloadable PDF containing five of the most relevant, science-based positive psychology tools.
Upon clicking the link, you will find the following tools:
Eye of the Hurricane Meditation (+ audio)
Dealing With Uncontrollable Circumstances
The Unwanted Guest
Window of Tolerance
My Resilience Plan (The Four S’s)
These are some of the best tools we know of for helping people to:
use their mental resources well
connect to a place of inner peace
become aware of factors within and beyond personal control
practice acceptance-based coping
remain calm and composed in the face of stress
My hope is that you will download and read this PDF and find more ways to be of help to those you care about.
You may find something in it for your own peace of mind.
'The Unwanted Guest' tool, for example, has been of great help to me in dealing with intrusive 'unwanted' thoughts.
I hope you and your family stay safe.
Understand the expertise and responsibilities of your child’s school counselor. School counselors make a measurable impact in every student’s life, assisting with academic, career and personal/social development. Professional school counselors are trained in both educating and counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers and the student in matters concerning the student’s goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School counselors provide services not only to students in need, but to all students.
Meet or contact your child’s school counselor at least three times per school year. The beginning of a school year is an excellent opportunity to initiate contact with your child’s school counselor and doing so can ensure your child’s positive school experience. Find out who the counselor is and what his or her experience and background are. By communicating with one another at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year, parents and counselors can have a definite impact on a child’s success.
Discuss your child’s challenges and concerns with the school counselor. As a parent, you know your child best. However, the school counselor can help you better understand your child as a student. It’s important to encourage your child’s expression of needs, hopes and frustrations. School counselors are trained to help your children.
Learn about your child’s school and social connections from the school counselor. When you need information or assistance, your child’s school counselor can help you get in touch with the appropriate school officials; learn about school policies on behavior, attendance, and dress; know the school calendar of important dates and stay connected with the school in many other ways. The school counselor can also help you locate resources in the community when you need them.
Work with the school counselor to identify resources and find solutions to problems. If your child is having a problem at school, it is important to work with your child’s school counselor to find solutions. Discuss resources available within and outside of the school, and get information on how such programs can benefit your child. Your school counselor can be a valuable partner in your child’s education and preparation for life beyond school.