Periodic tips and strategies from School Counselor, Mrs. Debbie Wolf, and School Psychologist, Dr. Michele Loving
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:01amOur March Madness at TRES continued through this past week! Students have had the daily opportunity to be the Basketball Winner of the Day for showing our 4 Treasured Traits. On Friday April 12th we had a school-wide bingo game to celebrate and have fun as a school community, before heading into spring break. Our initiative for our March Madness is to assist students in recharging and refining during this time of the year where it can be difficult to feel motivated. Our school community looks forward to spring break as a time to refresh and finish out the remainder of the school year. Signs and symptoms of a “low battery” in your student may look like: anger/easily frustrated, exhaustion/low energy, or sadness/increase in emotional outbursts. These symptoms could be a sign that your student needs the opportunity to recharge their battery. Some ways for your child to recharge now include:
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 2:29pmOur monthly character focus is the “U” in TREASURE which stands for: Unique and Proud. This has been a great source of conversation in discussing how we are each beautifully unique. Some ways in which we are discussing our uniqueness is in our family-make up, our family names, our culture, and what these mean to us.
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 2:50pmWe hope your families have had fun dressing your students in celebration of Kindness Week at TRES! Our staff favorite is “We Can Work Out Our Problems” by wearing work-out clothes. Dressing for kindness is the easy part, but putting kindness into action is what it is all about. In our monthly school videos (our TRESmissions) and classroom community circles, we are using the word “empathy” to help students connect directly for how to perform acts of kindness and say words of kindness. We challenge you to ask your student if they can define empathy.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:48pmWe are off to an excellent start in the New Year at TRES. With a clean slate and New Years Resolutions, January is the perfect time of the year to talk about goal setting. We’ve all shared the frustration when we our children (and ourselves) not trying hard to accomplish something when they are perfectly capable. What can we do? One way is to foster a growth-mindset or a “can-do” attitude to help your child learn to set goals and meet them. Parents, here are some ideas for helping your kids with goal setting:
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:38pm’Tis the season for being oh so busy- at home and here at school. Our calendars are filling with many fun, yet time consuming activities. An excellent way for you and your children to savor the precious moments as well as navigate some extreme emotions during this time of the year is through mindfulness. Mindfulness is the state of being aware of the present moment. This happens when we notice and accept what is going on with our feelings, body, and surroundings without judgement. Through mindfulness practice and exercises, children and adults can learn to regulate their emotions. Mindfulness is the framework for living purposefully in your actions and feelings.
Thu, 10/25/2018 - 4:17pmWith almost two months of school under our belt, the reality of life commitments (school, friends, family, extra curricular activities, etc) are in full swing. These commitments can be fun, rewarding, and make us well rounded, yet they can also trigger anxiety. Is anxiety a bad thing? Anxiety is a normal response to a new and/or unexpected situations.