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Thank you for visiting my web page! Here you will find information about the services I provide and how to contact me.
Information for Parents
HAVE YOU FILLED A BUCKET TODAY?
I will be reading the book Have You Filled A Bucket Today? to all students during the month of September. The basic premise of this book is that we all have invisible buckets that carry our positive thoughts and feelings. It's great to have full buckets but the only way to get a full bucket is by filling others' buckets! We fill buckets when we show kindness, helpfulness, respect, and caring but we empty buckets when we are unkind, rude, thoughtless, or mean.
So, have you filled a bucket today? Here are some ideas for how you can fill your child's bucket:
NO BULLYING AT WESTERN!!!!
THESE PAWS DON'T BULLY!
From August 31st-October 15th, we will learn about KINDNESS AND FRIENDSHIP and we will also learn what to do about BULLIES. Students can show kindness and friendship by including everyone, inviting others to play, saying nice things to others, not joining in if others are being mean or teasing someone, and by acting nicely even when they are angry with someone. Conflict is a normal part of life but it is important that students learn to talk out problems they have with others.
Here are some tips to help your child deal with bullies:
Please visit my page titled Character Education for more information! At the top of this page, you should see a row of "tabs". Click on the one that says "pages" and you will find the Character Education Page!
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER?
An elementary School Social Worker's role is very similar to that of an elementary School Counselor. A School Social Worker is specially trained to provide support, counseling, and guidance to all students. A school Social Worker works closely with parents, teachers, and staff to assist in the academic, social, and emotional success of all students.
A School Social Worker must obtain a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) and have knowledge of various elementary school programs, curriculm, and intervention processes.
WHAT DOES A SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER DO?
A School Social Worker has many roles. Here are some of the things I do at Western:
REFERRALS TO THE SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
How are students referred to see me?
If you would like for me to work with your student, please contact me at 883-5528, ext. 1040 so we can discuss your student's specific needs.
WHY WOULD A YOUNG STUDENT NEED TO MEET WITH ME?
Elementary school is an important step in a child's school journey. For some children, it is the first time they have been separated from their family for the length of a school day. Most children adapt quickly to attending school but some need some help to adjust to this major change!
Mrs. Kristi Leap - School Social Worker