November 2022 School Counselor Newsletter
Dear St. John Families,
Happy November! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been loving the crisp fresh air, rain, and cozy fall evenings lately. Another thing I love about this time of year is that as we move into the holiday season we are encouraged to reflect on what we’re grateful for. Professionally, at the very top of my gratitude list are the relationships I have with the students, families, and my colleagues here at St. John. I am thankful every day that I get to work with so many wonderful people!
Speaking of relationships and this time of year, conference season is upon us! While I meet with many families throughout the week, November 9th and 10th are dedicated entirely to conferences and serve as another opportunity for me to meet with families. If you’d like to arrange an in-person or Zoom conference with me, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule one.
- Check out this great list with 20 Ideas to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude In Your Children. It also comes with an awesome freebie: 21 Day Family Gratitude Challenge!
- If you’re on the hunt for a mental health provider for your child, take a look at this great info sheet from Seattle Children’s Hospital on Choosing a Mental Health Provider. It includes information on the types of mental health providers available, what to look for, what to consider, and more. If you have any questions about this process, I’m always happy to assist families and provide referrals!
- Contemplating getting your child their first cell phone? This article, Your Child’s First Phone: Are They Ready?, has some really useful things to consider as your family navigates this important decision. I also can’t recommend Common Sense Media enough for guidance on all things media.