Thank you to all the students, staff, and administration for the wonderful
wishes during National School Counseling Week. The outpouring of cards and
posters was truly heartwarming, and it was by far the BEST School Counseling
week ever!!! I appreciate you all! Thank you!
The School Based Behavioral Health (SBBH) Team continues to work with
grades K-7. The goal of the SBBH team is to teach your child
new ways to manage feelings and behaviors so that he/she can learn and get
along better with others. Services can include individual, group, or family
therapy sessions, as well as behavior management planning, crisis
intervention, and referrals. If you are interested in the SBBH team, please
call or email me.
***If you would like to be on the email list for the Military Newsletter,
please email me your name, your child's name, grade, and homeroom teacher, as
well as the email address you would like to use for the newsletter. Thank
Next Child Study Team meetings scheduled for:
New Parent Support Group for parents of children/adolescents with mental
illnesses at the local NAMI Wilkes Barre office, 100 E. Union St, Wilkes
Barre. For more info, contact Jessica Sachs at 445.5771 or
Terra Novas are scheduled in grades 1 and 2 for March 17-24, 2014.
Gr 3,4,5 Reading and Math PSSAs are scheduled for March 17-24, 2014.
Gr 5 Writing PSSA is March 31-April 2, 2014.
Gr 4 Science PSSA is April 28-29, 2014.
Please plan accordingly so your child will not be absent on those days!!!
Looking for something fun to do this month? Check out the calendar on
nepafamily.com. Their comprehensive calendar has a ton of great family
activities listed on it. I also really like the directories- special needs,
after school activities, birthday party guide, and camps/summer activities.
Here are 7 ways you can become involved in your child's education that will
benefit both of you:
*Attend Parent-Teacher conferences with specific questions you want
* Meet your child's friends and get to know their parents.
* Develop a consistent daily routine, including time for studying and
homework. Every student should have some chores or responsibilities around
*Let the school staff know of your availability to volunteer in the
classroom or school.
*Voice your concerns on any issues that will affect your family.
*Vote in local, state, and federal elections for public officials who
support education. Communicate with them regularly so you are represented
*Join the GNA Elementary PTA and lend your support to the school to
benefit your student.