Announcements

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 
you!***

Next Child Study Team meetings scheduled for:
Jan 2014

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 
jsachs38@yahoo.com. 

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
to ask.
* 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
the house.
*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
well.
*Join the GNA Elementary PTA and lend your support to the school to
benefit your student.