Natalie Sloan, M.Ed, NCC, PLPC
Office Hours: Monday-Friday during school hours
Tel: 383-3871 Extension 133
The mission of our School Counseling Program is to provide a supportive environment in which each child can develop emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically, and academically. This is accomplished through classroom guidance, small group counseling, individual counseling, academic counseling, consultations, and parent training and support. We know that each student is an individual with specific needs, interests, and abilities so my overall goal is to help your child achieve success from a personal and academic standpoint.
Guidance lessons and small group sessions are conducted throughout the year to focus on certain skills and to further strengthen their developmental needs. Information on these will be provided at a later date.
If you have any questions or concerns involving your child, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone.
Thank you and I look forward to a BEE-utiful school year ahead!
Mrs. Sloan M.Ed., NCC, PLPC
Important Dates and Info:
October 11 -14 Fall Break/No School for Students
October 23 1/2 day Conferences for 5th - 8th grades (5th - 8th grade students dismissed at 11:00)
October 24 Conferences for 5th - 8th grade (No School for 5th - 8th grade students)
October 25 Conferences for PK-4th grade (No School for PK-4th grade students)
Name the Mars Rover: K-12 students have the opportunity to name NASA's next Mars rover. According to the Department of Education, "Entries must include a proposed name for the rover and a short essay of 150 words or less explaining the reasons for the name. NASA will select 156 state winners (one from each state and age group), before narrowing down to the top 9 entries that will be part of a public poll. The grand prize winner who will name the rover will be selected and announced in spring of 2020." The deadline is November 1. Students can sign up and submit their entries for the competition here.
CHARACTER OF THE MONTH
This year the counselors are implementing a character of the month program. Each month will focus on a different character trait which will be introduced to the whole school during assembly on the first Monday of the month. Students will be encouraged to demonstrate that trait all month long until it becomes part of their own character. The character traits include kindness, respectfulness, helpfulness, generosity, courage, loving others, consideration, and patience.
OCTOBER: BEE respectful by saying please and thank you. Ask a classmate how their day is or say “good-morning” to someone new.
5th Grade Spiral Checks: I review Math spirals every Monday and Thursday before school from 7:15-7:45 and at recess from 11:25-11:45. Please remind your child(ren) that this service is offered to them.
EVALUATIONS AND SPECIAL NEEDS:
Please refer to the parent/student handbook for updated information on evaluations and special needs. (Section VI. Student Services page 13)
New Student Shout Outs:
2nd: Anderson Dotson Layla Duthu Ella Johnson
3rd: Scout Chavanne Nora Mahoney Camille Naquin
4th: Ellie Lato
5th: Savannah Cruz Bella Mahoney Sofia Sanchez