Welcome to Green Valley Elementary's

Counselor's Corner

 

Alberta Sinnette

Counselor

 

The Character Education Theme for September is:

Citizenship

 

 

"Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters."  -Albert Einstein

 

"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody, is to trust them." -Ernest Hemmingway

 

"If people like you, they'll listen to you, but if they trust you, they'll do business with you." -Zig Ziglar

 

Click the image below for more character education information from Edutopia.

 

 

Teaching Tolerance

A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

 

 

 

WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON?

 

2016-2017 Gator Aider Team

 

Student of the Month Celebration - March

Congrats to all the GVE Gators who where selected by their homeroom teacher to be March's Student of the Month! The students chosen got to enjoy an ice cream outside with Assistant Principal, Dr. Sutton, and Counselor, Mrs. Sinnette! Keep up the great work, Gators!

 

Knighting Ceremony

On April 21st, GVE held their Knighting Ceremony. One student from every class, grades Kinder though Fifth, were chosen to join the Gallery of Champions because they displayed the character trait of either Respect. We were so excited to see who was chosen and to see all the parents that showed up to celebrate in their child's amazing success.

We can't wait to see who will be chosen to join the Gallery of Champions next!

 

CALLING ALL PARENTS:
Would you like to volunteer at Green Valley Elementary?

 

If so, please click and fill out the form below and email it to Mrs. Sinnette at asinnette@galenaparkisd.com or print it and bring it by the front office here on Campus! We would love to have any help you want to offer and would love to see you!

 

How do I find out if my child is being bullied?

¿Cómo puedo saber si está siendo intimidado mi hijo?

FIRST:

 

You need to have frequent conversations with your child or adolescent to ask about what happens at school. Establishing a relationship helps you keep the lines of communication open and gives you a sense of context for what your child or adolescent experiences day-to-day.

 

SECOND:

 

If you get a note from your child's school saying that he or she is being bullied by the other students, take it seriously. The problem is, however, that you cannot always be sure that the school/teachers will discover that your child is having this sort of problem or that they realize how serious a situation is.

 

What are the Warning Signs?

 

YOUR CHILD -

  • Comes home with torn, dirty, or wet clothes or damaged books, or "loses" things without being able to give a proper explanation of what has happened
  • Has bruises, injuries, cuts, and scratches and cannot give a credible explanation for what caused them
  • Loses interest in school and gets poorer grades
  • Does not bring classmates home and rarely spends time with classmates after school - Seems afraid or unwilling to go to school in the morning
  • Chooses an "illogical" route to and from school
  • Seems unhappy, downhearted, depressed, or has mood swings with sudden outbursts of irritation or anger

 

WARNING SIGNS

  • Often has little appetite, headaches, or stomach aches
  • Sleeps restlessly with nightmares and possibly cries in his/her sleep
  • Steals or asks for extra money from members of the family (to soften up the bullies)

Primero:

 

Usted necesita tener frecuentes conversaciones con su niño o adolescente para preguntar sobre lo que sucede en la escuela. Establecer una relación le ayuda a mantener las líneas de comunicación abiertas y le da un sentido de contexto para lo que su niño o adolescente experimenta día a día.

 

Segundo:

 

Si usted recibe una nota de la escuela de su hijo diciendo que él o ella está siendo acosado por los otros estudiantes, tomarlo en serio. El problema es, sin embargo, que no siempre se puede estar seguro de que la escuela / maestros descubrirá que su hijo tiene este tipo de problema o que se dan cuenta de la gravedad de la situación.

 

¿Cuáles son las señales de advertencia?

 

TU NIÑO -

  • Viene a casa con la ropa rasgada, sucias o mojadas o libros dañados, o "pierde" cosas sin ser capaz de dar una explicación adecuada de lo que ha sucedido
  • Tiene moretones, heridas, cortes y rasguños y no se puede dar una explicación creíble de lo que les causó
  • Pierde interés en la escuela y obtiene calificaciones más pobres
  • No traer compañeros de clase a casa y rara vez pasa tiempo con sus compañeros después de la escuela - Parece miedo o no quieren ir a la escuela en la mañana
  • Escoge una ruta "ilógico" hacia y desde la escuela
  • Parece infelices, desánimo, depresión, o tiene cambios de humor con repentinos estallidos de irritación o enojo

 

SEÑALES DE ADVERTENCIA

  • A menudo tiene poco apetito, dolores de cabeza o dolores de estómago
  • Capacidad inquieto con pesadillas y, posiblemente, llora en su / su sueño
  • Roba o pide dinero extra de los miembros de la familia (para ablandar a los matones)

 

Helpful Websites/Páginas web útiles:

 

http://www.stopbullying.gov/index.html

http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/bullying/index.htm

http://www.pbs.org/parents/itsmylife/resources/bullies.html

 

 

How YOU Can help your child be successful in school!

Para Ayudar a su nino tener exito en la escula!

 

A. Establish a learning routine at home

 

  1. Have a regular time for homework (e.g. 30 minutes after coming home or immediately after dinner)
  2. Give your child a notepad to write down assignments
  3. Prepare a calendar for the week which your child will complete with help from you or your child's teacher
  4. Have 15-20 minutes each evening when the television and music is off and the family reads
  5. Every evening read a bedtime story
  6. Play with your child, then ask your child to tell you a story and you will write it down. After you write it down, read it back together.
  7. Ask your child what was one idea they learned in school today

 

B. Communicating with your child's teacher

 

  1. Ask for a schedule of a typical day (e.g. Reading at 9:30, Mathematics at 11:30)
  2. Ask your child's teacher for the testing patter in class; for example, spelling tests on Friday, mathematics test at the end of the chapter, etc.
  3. Find out what are your child's strengths. For example, what does my child like to do in your class; what does he/she do well.
  4. Find out areas that need to be improved. For example, "How is my child doing in Reading or Mathematics compared with the beginning of the year?" "How is my child doing compared to other students in his/her grade level?"
  5. Your teacher is here to help your child be successful, but this is a team effort. You are an important role model for your child. Seeing you are making school and learning a high priority is important for your child.
  6. Work together as a team with your teacher and child. Success in school is not based on luck but on effort and teamwork. The foundation and long-term success in school begins and continues at home.
  7. Volunteer to help in the classroom. (Fill out form above and return to the school)

 

 

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A. Establezca una rutina para el aprendiazje en su casa

 

  1. Tenga un tiempo regular para la tarea (por ejemplo 30 minutos despues de llegar a la casa o immediatamente depues de la comida)
  2. De a su nino un cuaderno para apuntar las tareas
  3. Prepare un calendario para la semana el cual su nino completara con su ayuda o la de el maestro
  4. Tenga 15-30 minutos cada tarde cuando la familia lee sin la television o musica
  5. Cada tarde lea una historia a la hora de acostarse, o haga que el/ella lea una seccion y lo dicuta con la familia
  6. Juegue con su nino. Entonces diagale que le cuente una historia y usted la escribe. Despues de escribirla, lean la historia juntos. Para mayores, discuta eventos en la television, periodico o revistas.
  7. Preguntele a su nino algo de lo que aprendio hoy en la escuela en las diferentes clases. Es importante que haya, comunicacion consistantemente.

 

B. Comunicandose con el maestro de su nino

 

  1. Pregunte al maestro sobre el horario de un dia tipico (por ejemplo, la lectura a las 9:30, las matematicas a las 11:30)
  2. Pregunte al maestro de cada clase sobre la forma de examinar para sus estudiantes; por ejemplo, el examen del vocabulario el viernes, el examen de las matematicas al final de un capitulo, la tarea cada martes.
  3. Informese en cuales materia es mas aplicado su nino (por ejemplo, "Que es lo que le gusta a su nino en el aula?; Que hace el nino muy bien?"
  4. Pregunte sobre algo que su nino necesita mejorar. Por ejemplo, "Que tal le va a su nino en la lectura o en las matematicas comparado con el principio del ano?, y, Que tal le va a su nino comparado con otros estudiates en su mismo grado?"
  5. El maestro esta para ayudar a su nino tener exito, pero este es un esfuerzo del equipo. usted es un modelo importante para su nino si el ve que la escuela y las tareas es una priordad muy alta para usted, el hara lo mismo
  6. Trabaje junto con el maestro y su nino. Tener exito en las aulas no es suerte -- es un esfuerzo
  7. Ayude completa la hoja de solicitud de ayuda en el aula de su nino y regresela a la escuela.

 

 

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Parents Homework Dictionary

Parent's Homework Dictionary can be checked out from the School Counselor
This book helps parents to understand their child's homework
It gives sample problems in all subjects!!

Great Resource Book!

Available in English and Spanish.