Periodic tips and strategies from School Counselor, Mrs. Debbie Wolf, and School Psychologist, Dr. Michele Loving
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:57pmAs you prep for summer, check out this article which offers one teacher's variation on the traditional "summer packet." Some tips from her include: "Teach your child to tie their shoes. Find a fun trick! Watch a video! Give an incentive! Be persistent! Just make sure your child isn’t the one dragging their laces through the bathroom and cafeteria then asking the teacher to tie it."
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:07pmMay is Mental Health Awareness month. Please reach out if you or someone you know needs help. Difficulties with social and emotional functioning, including mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, attention, impulsivity and self-regulation problems, can sometimes interfere with children (and adults) demonstrating positive social behaviors and optimal school and/or work performance. Healthy social-emotional development benefits all children, and is linked to academic success and future achievement. Mental health conditions can begin to develop in young children and affect their well-being.
Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:56pmWith the onset of spring and the final stretch of the school year, schedules can become busy and students can feel distracted. In our most recent TRESmission video broadcast, students heard about the importance of refining and recharging with the 4 TREaSured Traits of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, INTEGRITY, and CARE. The traits are like the glue that holds things together for success. Thanks for taking a few moments to talk with your child about the need to finish the year with high levels of effort, commitment, and kindness.
Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:05pmIn the Friday Folder of your youngest/only student, you'll find a March Home & School Connection newsletter. This installment features ideas for encouraging springtime success with standardized tests, ways to help build sibling bonds, ideas for protecting children online, and tips for encouraging kids to understand and show respect. Just for fun - Q: What do you get when you cross a rooster and a giraffe? A: An animal that can wake people on the top floor of a building. Also, to further the important messages we deliver about showing RESPECT to ALL, students this week and next are viewing a new TRESmission video broadcast with a focus on the U in T-R-E-A-S-U-R-E: Unique and Proud. In addition to enjoying student recognition, trait review, and footage from around the building, students hear an important message about celebrating differences. "Everybody's Different. Expect It, Respect It!"
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:09amWith classroom lessons, mascot visits, special videos, morning announcements, Kind Kid pledges, new bulletin boards, kindness chains, and more-- we've been smiling and BUSY celebrating Kindness Week at TRES. Our school climate has been upbeat and positive, but we acknowledge how very troubling it is to hear and see the news of another act of violence in an American school. We continue to keep Florida educators, students, and the community as a whole in our thoughts as they begin their journey toward healing and rebuilding. If you are looking for ways to support your child, feel free to visit the resources and hotlines portion of Mrs. Wolf's website. Look for the "Tragedy Coping Tips" at https://mrswolfschoolcounselor.weebly.com/resources-and-hotlines.html
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 7:58pmThis week and next, students schoolwide will be viewing a new February TRESmission, focusing on the "S" in T-R-E-A-S-U-R-E: Showing Strength of Heart. Students hear strategies about making positive friendship connections, staying respectful even through conflict, and speaking up if ever there is something of concern. Keep a look-out for a "KIND Kid" pledge page which will be coming home in conjunction with our launch of Kindness Week at TRES, Feb., 12-15.
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:10pmWith Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2018 recently observed and aspects of turbulence around the country, we know that topics of peace-making and tolerance are in the forefront of many people's thinking.
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:43pmAs we ring in the new year, here at school, we have been talking about being the best we can be through goal-setting.