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4th & 5th Grade Guidance

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner! We are pleased to announce that we have TWO school counselors serving the 4th and 5th Grade Center this year! 
 
We are excited to let you know about a conflict management program we use at each of our elementary buildings on campus. The program, Kelso's Choices (K-3) and KC's Choices (4-5) is based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. The program offers eight options (see KC's wheel below) students can choose from to resolve minor conflicts on their own. Students will be taught to determine the difference between minor problems they can handle on their own and serious problems that require an adult’s help. 
 
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During the first nine weeks, each staff member and all of the students will be trainined on the program by the school counselors. This is our fourth year using the program at the school and parents have given us feedback that they have found this tool to be very useful in the home too. To learn more about Kelso's and KC's Choices visit their parent page. The skills presented in this program are concepts your child can use over the course of a lifetime.

Along with our character education program, our students are taught that bullying is never acceptable.  Students are taught the difference between someone bothering them and bullying. Bullying is repeated, includes an imbalance of power and can be from just one person or a group.  Any situation involving bullying needs to be reported to an adult at school immediately.  

If a student or adult doesn’t feel comfortable reporting a situation, each building has set up a Help Box in the office.  Please see the parent letter and forms below explaining the procedure for using the Help Box.

For more information about bullying, please visit: www.stopbullying.gov

We look forward to meeting each of you this year. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself to us. We count it a great privilege, responsibility, and honor to work with your children. Please let us know how we can help you this year.

Sincerely,
 
Mrs. Merideth Brock and Mrs. Stephanie Skoblicki

Certified School Counselors
The Villages Charter School 4th & 5th Grade Center
352-259-6850
 
 
 
 

PDF Files

Elementary Help Box Parent Letter -
Student Help Box Form -


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