Red Ribbon Week, CSCA Conference, etc.

Red Ribbon Week is underway! It’s great to see the kids dressed up to support saying “no” to drugs and alcohol. I have also seen some doors being decorated for the door decorating contest. Three Student Council students will be helping me judge the doors using a 4 point scale (4 is the best a class could get and 1 is the worst). They will be judging on three categories: student effort, creativity, and emotion/passion (how well the students are getting the message out). There will be a pizza party for the winner of K-2nd and 3rd- 5th. The judging will take place the morning of Monday, November 3rd.

Next Thursday and Friday I will be attending the Colorado School Counseling Association (CSCA) Conference in Loveland. I’m excited about the break out sessions I will be going to. Some of sessions I plan to attend include “Kindness in the Classroom”, “Creating a Positive School Culture and Climate in Elementary School”, “Helping Parents get Connected to their Kids”, and “101 Strategies Proven to Inspire and Engage Every Student”, among others. It’s a great networking opportunity as well, getting to see my fellow Counselors from the district and meeting new Counselors from other districts. It’s interesting to hear how things are done at other elementary schools around Colorado and getting new ideas.

Last but not least, it’s almost Halloween!  I will be at Trick or Treat Street (a.k.a. the Halloween Festival here at Legacy) on Thursday night. I will be dressed up as ghost along with some other staff and teachers who are doing the “Peanuts” theme. I’m looking forward to it.

Happy Halloween!

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