Natalie Bratton, M.Ed, NCC, PLPC
Office Hours: Monday-Friday during school hours
Tel: 383-3871 Extension 125
It’s time for our elves to fly back to the North Pole and for our children to pull out those school books once again. I cannot believe the new year is already here, but I hope you and your families had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas holiday. Since we are at our halfway point in school, I wanted to take this time to update you all on what exciting things I have in the works for the upcoming months ahead.
Like always, I will be conducting classroom guidance lessons once every other month tailored to the needs seen in their particular classroom/grade. I will also be leading different groups to help reinforce certain skills in designated grades. In the spring, my counseling program focuses on organization/study skills and girl friendships. The boy’s friendship groups were a huge success and they seemed to love it last semester! (Ask them about the balloon game!) Further information on this and permission slips will be sent out at later dates.
5th grade parents: I check Spirals every Monday morning before school from 7:15-7:45 and at recess from 11:25-11:45. Please remind your children that this service is offered to them. It is a great and easy way to receive full credit on these assignments. One or two points, in the end, could mean all the difference in their final grade!
Thank you again for welcoming me into my new role as the 2nd-5th grade counselor! I feel truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. If you have any questions or concerns involving your child, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone.
Natalie Bratton M.Ed, NCC, PLPC
SAVE THE DATE:
Lunch and Learn with the Counselors:
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Where: Parish Hall
What: This is the third installment of our four-part series on How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children.
We are happy to announce that Mary T Heffron deBrueys, MCD, CCC the founder of Peer+Plus, a diagnostic and tutorial service will be presenting her workshop entitled, "Who's Doing the Homework?" with all of you.
"Who's Doing the Homework?" helps parents learn how to withdraw from repeating their child's current grade level themselves! This presentation will give practical pointers to parents on how to ensure independence by developing self-study techniques with their child. Concrete study methods that a child can use should start to replace parents "calling out" material or "hearing" their child's or children's work. Also, distinctions will be made between typical students vs. those who need remedial assistance due to language and/or learning differences.
A light lunch will be served.
**A flyer to RSVP will be sent out in an upcoming Lion's roar**
- Self-control/impulsive behavior (2nd-4th)
- Stress Management (3rd)
- Conflict resolution (3rd)
- Taking care of self: mind and body (5th)
- Organization/Study Skills (Ends March 22nd)
- Girl Power: Friendships/Social Skills: (Coming soon in April)