News and Information from the Fairview Park City Schools Counseling Department
January 2020
Important Dates
January 20 - No school
January 22 - CSU Instant Decision Day - See below
January 20-24 - No Name-Calling Week
January 23 - Last day of 1st semester
January 24 - No school for students
January 27 - Parent University: Tips & Tools for Academic Success in Middle and High School
Parent University

Parents and students are invited to sign up for a session to learn more about the following (but not limited to) skills and processes in middle/high school:
  • Goal Setting
  • Mastery Learning
  • Note Taking
  • Time Management
  • Grading Procedures
Teachers will be available for small group and/or individual for parents.

Gilles-Sweet Elementary
Attention Girls in grades 3-5: Girls on the Run online registration opens soon!
We meet twice a week after school beginning in March. GS staff trained as coaches deliver lessons to the team that focus on building social, emotional and physical skills in girls while encouraging healthy habits for life. The end of the season culminates in a Girls on the Run 5K.  More information about this in the next few weeks!

School Counselor Lessons and Topics through March: 
In kindergarten will be learning about conflict resolution, tattling vs. reporting and friendship. The 1st grade the students will be learning about friendship, conflict resolution and mindfulness. Second grade students will be learning about conflict resolution, growth mindset and goal setting. 

Third graders learned about empathy and how showing empathy relates to bullying prevention, will learn about being a good friend, and conflict resolution. Fourth graders learned about accepting others' differences and how that relates to bullying prevention and will learn about Internet and social media safety, friendship and conflict resolution. Fifth graders reviewed bullying vs. mean and hurtful behavior, and will be discussing conflict resolution. 

No Name Calling Week 

From January 20-24 across the United States, schools will be celebrating No-Name Calling Week.

A little history behind it: GLSEN's No Name-Calling Week is a week organized by K-12 educators and students to end name-calling and bullying in schools.

Founded in 2004 with Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, and evaluated by GLSEN research, No Name-Calling Week was inspired by James Howe's novel The Misfits about students who, after experiencing name-calling, run for student council on a No Name-Calling platform.This is a week when we are reminded that our words can either make people happy (put-ups) or hurt their feelings (put-downs). Instead of using put-downs and calling ourselves or others mean and hurtful names, we want to focus on using POSITIVE and UPLIFTING words to describe ourselves and others. 

Students will be celebrating No-Name Calling Week with a spirit week. 

Tuesday, January 21 will be "Celebrate Your Freedom From Name-Calling!" - Wear red, white and blue

Wednesday, January 22 is "Stay Bright - Name-Calling Takes You to the Dark Side" - Wear neon or bright colors

Thursday, January 23 will be "Put a Cap on Name-Calling" - Wear your favorite hat.
Middle School/High School
Good Reads:

Great Student Opportunities:

Junior/Senior parents are encouraged to meet with our College Now representative.  For more information please click here .

Seniors!  Now that you have your college applications in it is time to think scholarships!  Here is a list that can get you on your way! FHS Scholarship List

Also for our Seniors - CSU will be here on January 22nd for an Instant Decision Day.  Students can meet with a CSU advisor and know instantly if they will be accepted to CSU and they will waive the application fee!  Please contact Mrs Pieffer for an appointment!

If you missed the CCP Informational Night, you can view the presentation here
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