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Happy November, Glenmar Family and Friends!

I can't believe how quickly this year is going!  The holiday season is already around the corner!  

The theme for my November classroom guidance lessons is Relationship Skills. Students in both primary and intermediate grades will identify and reflect upon what it means to be a good friend. This includes respecting people’s belongings and personal space, giving meaningful apologies when you make a mistake, the difference between friendly vs. harmful teasing, and what healthy friendships look, sound, and feel like. The lessons are available on your child’s homeroom Schoology page in the Counselor’s Corner folder.

Now for some exciting news! In collaboration with Mrs. Ericka Weber from The Children’s Guild, we have launched Gator Health & Wellness, a Schoology group intended to be a resource for you and your family to support your overall mental and physical health, as well as your social/emotional wellbeing. Mrs. Ericka and I will update the page weekly with new activities and resources that will help you stay safe and healthy, find balance, and be mindful. It is our sincerest hope that Gator Health & Wellness will inspire and motivate you and your children to prioritize self-care, as well as encourage the spread kindness through activities, monthly challenges, and more! The November challenge centers around gratitude and the act of acknowledging what we are most thankful for in our daily lives. Be sure to check it out! If you would like access to the group, use code 932N-FF5C-VSRTS

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Please join me during American Education Week on Tuesday, November 17th at 9:00 am on my Google Meet (code: GlenmarPlatt) to discuss ways to help your child stay connected and engaged during virtual learning. All parents and caregivers are welcome for a Q&A and sharing tips with each other. Remember, we are all in this together. I’ll see you there!

 As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions about the monthly lessons, or if you would like to set up virtual counseling sessions for your child. I can be reached via email at jplatt2@bcps.org.

 

Be Well!