Counselor’s Corner

Second Step Social Skills

Starting second semester students in grades 1, 2 and Lower Montessori are participating in weekly social skills class.

Grade 1 is learning how to follow directions and focus their attention. Over the next few weeks, we will focus on feelings, showing care and concern, and managing feelings.

Grade 2 is learning how to listen and focus attention, use positive self-talk and be assertive.  Over the next few weeks we will focus on handling mistakes and taking responsibility.

Lower Montessori social skills class is being taught by Pam Campbell, School Counselor and students are learning about the Zones of Regulation.

Kindergarten students are still participating in social skills class every other week and have been learning about managing strong emotions and problem solving.

Kids Food Packs-Helena Food Share

Kids food packs  for students receiving free or reduced lunch are being sent home every Friday.  If your student is not receiving a food pack and you would like one sent home, please contact me at 324-1240.

Transition to Middle School

Fifth graders will be meeting with the 6th grade HMS counselor, Jamie Pandis on Thursday, April 7 in their classrooms.

They will be attending the HMS Extravaganza at HMS on Tuesday, April 12 and HMS will be hosting a Parent Night on Tuesday, April 19.  Parents will receive more information as the dates gets closer.