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School Counselors at Creekview Intermediate School

Creekview Intermediate School Guidance Counselors will be “looping” with your child. Looping means that the 5th grade school counselor follows their fifth graders to sixth grade and becomes their 6th grade counselor the next year.

Mrs. Balch is the 5th grade school counselor this year and is looking forward to meeting all of the new students! Mrs. Dillahunt is the 6th grade school counselor this year and is very excited to welcome all of you back and see how you've grown into responsible and mature 6th graders!
 
If you need to speak with your child's school counselor, please contact the Creekview Office at 937-578-6600 or email Mrs. Balch at [email protected] or email Mrs. Dillahunt at [email protected]  

Back to School Tips!

Is your student struggling getting back into the school routine? Here are some tips to help dust off those cobwebs!

  • Establish a spot at home that is designated as a homework space – make sure the area is well lit and comfortable.
  • Get back on a schedule early (if you haven’t already). Establish a routine that works best for you and your family and stick with it.
  • Encourage your child to use their academic planner to help them keep track of assignments, tests/quizzes, projects, etc. Have them show you their planner each night to discuss what’s going on at school.
  • Have students share with you their homework assignments – even if they don’t need help, it’s a great way to have discussions about school and for your student to be proud of the work they are doing!

A Bad Start?

What if you hate school by the end of day one? Teachers recommend giving things some time to sort themselves out – once you know your way around the building and get adjusted to the new routine, you’ll probably feel better. If those feelings don’t feed, talk to your mom, dad, teacher, or school counselor.

Here are a few final tips for a fantastic school year:
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Try your best.
  • Use good work habits, like writing down your homework assignments and turning in your homework on time.
  • Take your time with school work.  If you don't understand something, ask the teacher.
  • Keep a sense of humor.
 

Social and Emotional Learning 2020-21 (ZOOM Sessions)

You may have heard your child talk about Wellness Wednesday this year, or they may have attended one of our "Lunch with the Counselor" Zoom sessions.  We wanted to remind  you of the many opportunities that we are providing to your child for them to be able to connect with us while they are remote learning.  Whether your child is feeling lonely, needs some help learning coping strategies to deal with stress or anxiety, or could benefit from some ways to learn to self-regulate their emotions, we have opportunities to help them connect with us to handle the stress this year has caused.  Maybe your child wants to share how they've been feeling about school, something they've been proud of, or something they're struggling with.  Maybe they want to share their pet, talk about their favorite music, or talk about their extra curricular activities.  Maybe your child wants to connect with their old friends or make some new ones?  Whatever the reason, we are here to help them through this school year!  Along with the opportunities to connect with us, we feature a Social Emotional Learning lesson on Mindfulness every Wednesday.  

Take a look at our weekly schedule below:

Monday:

Lunch with Counselor (Miss Amanda) 12:00 

*Zoom invite is in your Google Calendar!

 

Tuesday: 

1. Tea Party with Hardy 8:45 AM

*Zoom invite is in your Google Calendar

2. Look for a Read Aloud from your School Counselor posted in your Activity Feed in Unified Classroom or sent directly to your email.

 

Wellness Wednesday:

1. Lunch with Counselor (Mrs. Dillahunt & Mrs. Balch) 12:00

2. Look for a video lesson on the Zones of Regulation posted in your Activity Feed on Unified Classroom!

3. Stress Busters Club will be every Wednesday with Miss Allyson and Miss Amanda!

*Zoom invite is in your Google Calendar

. Mrs. Dillahunt and Mrs. Balch send out Feelings Check-ins every other week to your child's email.  Don't forget to check your emails and complete your Feelings Check-in!

 

Thursday:

1. Tea Party with Hardy 8:45 AM

  *Zoom invite is in your Google Calendar  

2. Look for a video lesson posted in your Activity Feed on Unified Classroom on Coping Strategies to help ourselves when we are struggling with our emotions.

 

Friday:

Lunch with Counselor (Miss Allyson) 12:00

  *Zoom invite is in your Google Calendar  

School Counselor Information

Back to School Tips!

A Bad Start?

Conversations about School

       When you think of parent involvement, do you picture moms and dads volunteering in classrooms?  That's one way to help - but research shows that supporting your child's education at home is even more important.  Here are conversation starts that will help you stay involved.
 
"Let's see what you brought home."
      Look at completed work to find out what your youngster is learning and how well she's doing.  You could comment on her math work or social studies project, for instance.  ("You know a lot about our state's history!)  Also, respond to notes from her teacher, and sign her weekly folder or daily planner if required.
 
"Show me what you have for homework."
      It's your child's job to do her homework, but you play a role, too.  Make sure she knows what she's supposed to do by having her explain the assignments to you.  After she finishes her homework, glance over the work to see that it's complete.
 
"Describe a book you enjoyed a today."
      This gives you an idea of what your youngster prefers to read.  Then, build a daily reading habit by asking what she'd like to read tonight.  Encourage her reading and listening skills by reading aloud to her and letting her read to you.
 
"Tell me what you learned that you'd like to know more about."
      Use her interests as jumping-off points for activities to share.  If she likes geometry, you might hunt for shapes together.  If she's fascinated by how animals adapt to winter, take her to the library to resarch the subject or to the zoo to see live animals. 
 
 
After-School questions 
Asking "How was school today?" might not get you far.  Instead, ask questions like these for a better picture of your youngster's day:
  • "What's the coolest thing that happened?  What wasn't so cool?"
  • "Pretend you're the teacher.  How would you describe the day?"
  • "What made you laugh?"
  • "What was the most creative thing you did?"
  • "How were you kind or helpful today?  Was anyone kind or helpful to you?" 
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