Newsletter – March 2024

March 2024 School Counselor Newsletter

Dear St. John Families,

As we head into the last trimester of the year, I’m excited to begin my third round of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) groups!

SEL groups are a key support I offer for students in K-5th grade. Groups focus on a variety of SEL skills, including emotional regulation and coping skills, friendship and social skills, and executive functioning skills related to academic success. Groups are formed with 4-6 same-grade peers and meet weekly for 30 minutes during the school day for 10 weeks. Please fill out this online form by Monday, March 18th if you would like your child to participate in a group.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything I can do to support your student or family! You can reach me at

Ms. Shaw

March Resources

– On March 26th, PNW Parent Education is hosting a free talk on “Raising Tech Healthy Families Together.” The talk will focus on tech trends, boundary building, digital health and well-being, and offer practical tools for families. Learn more and register here.

– I’ve been binging clinical psychologist and parenting expert, Dr. Becky’s podcast lately and can’t recommend it enough. Dr. Becky also has excellent workshops on many common parenting challenges.

– Looking for some fun and simple ways to spark social-emotional learning at home? Here are a few ideas to try out—play this Family Talk Board Game, use these Family Conversation Starters, or do this Family Selfie Scavenger Hunt!