Newsletter – March 2022

March 2022 School Counselor Newsletter

Dear St. John Families,

Happy March! This year sure feels like it’s flying by! As we look toward the approaching final trimester of the school year, I’m excited to begin my spring round of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) groups.

SEL groups are offered to students in K-5th grade who need extra support with a particular social or emotional skill (e.g., managing feelings, growing friendship skills, etc.). Groups are formed with 3-5 same-grade peers and meet weekly for 30 minutes during the school day for eight weeks. If you would like your child to be considered for a group, please fill out this online form. The deadline to refer your child for a spring group is Friday, April 18th.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you or your student needs some additional support. Wishing your family all my best!

Ms. Shaw

March Resources

  • The news and images coming out of Ukraine can feel scary, upsetting, and confusing to children. NPR spoke with child development experts to get their recommendations on how to help children when the news is scary. The suggestions in this article are excellent and I highly recommend taking a look.
  • If perfectionism is a theme that comes up a lot in your house, check out these great tips: 7 Ways to Help Your Child With Perfectionism.
  • Many families struggle with deciding what the right age is for their child to get a cellphone. If this is something you’re currently considering, check out Common Sense Media’s resources. They have an article dedicated to this very topic with great questions to help you consider whether your child is ready for their own phone.