Admin

School Counseling

Dear Glenmar Parents and Guardians, 

I’d like to start off by sharing how incredibly proud I am to be a part of the Glenmar Elementary School family! What I have witnessed in the first few weeks of distance learning has been nothing short of incredible. Our students are showing up to their Google Meets every day excited and ready to learn. I am in awe at the perseverance and resilience demonstrated by the members of our school community every day, and I am so grateful that our scholars have parents and guardians like you in their corners supporting them each step of the way. 

Now for my announcements! 

October is Bullying Prevention Month! In that spirit, the topic of October classroom guidance lessons is bullying. These lessons will explore the definition of “bullying”  and how students can be upstanders and stand up to bullies. Additionally, students will learn about what it means to be a social justice advocate through discussions about segregation, race, and stereotypes. As always, it is my hope that you will    continue these conversations at home. I encourage you to help your child reflect on these lessons by discussing their content together.  

Additional resources to aid in the discussion of these topics at home include: 

Beyond the Golden Rule

Talking to Young Children about Race and Racism

Talking to Your Kids about Racism

Stay tuned for more information regarding Bullying Prevention Month activities and Spirit Week! 

Finally, I’d like to remind you that I am able to meet with your child via Google Meets. Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time via email at jplatt2@bcps.org so we can discuss how I can best support your child in his or her academic success. 
Stay Well! 

 

Jessica Platt

School Counselor

Glenmar Elementary School