Happy February, we hope Q3 is off to a good start for everyone!
Here are some articles that we thought teachers and parents might find useful and interesting!
From the New York Times Opinion Section:
Students Learn From People They Love
“Putting relationship quality at the center of education”
From the New York Times:
How to Help Tweens and Teens Manage Social Conflict
“Don’t add to the drama. Take it in stride and coach your kids as they work to resolve things on their own”
SUNY Old Westbury starting free literacy program for grades K-12
After School HW Help
Please encourage your students to stop by Guidance if they would like to work with a Homework Helper! The counselors will talk with the kids and link them up with a HW Helper.
College Awareness week will be the week of March 4th.
7th grade students will be completing Career Information Assessments the week of March 11th.
Stay tuned for more details on the activities and events in March!
After School Homework Help
Please encourage your children to stop by the green cafeteria any day after school for assistance with HW or studying. Each day we have 7-10 bright and motivated students ready to help, so please utilize this helpful (and free!) resource!
Do you find that your child arrives at Extra Help not knowing what they need help with? Feel free to print and share our Extra Help Checklist with your students (link to print at bottom of this post). We included some “instructions” along with the checklist.
6th Grade News
This week wraps up the 5-week push-in program for 6th graders, Middle School 101. Over the last few weeks, Mrs. Lyons, Mrs. Miceli, and Mrs. Williams have been working with the entire 6th grade class in small groups on a variety of interesting and helpful topics. Topics covered include Growth Mindset, learning about the brain and emotions, and lessons on kindness. Additionally 6th graders worked on an anchor activity to ground and calm themselves, as well as lessons on time management and organization. 6th graders hopefully now have a great "toolbox" of skills and strategies to have a successful year!
7th Grade News
We are working on planning some fun and interesting college and career awareness activities for March! More information to follow!
8th Grade News
Parents/Guardians of 8th grade students received letters this week regarding scheduling for 9th grade. Students and Parents have the option to meet with their Counselor to go over required courses, electives, and graduation requirements. These 20 minute meetings will take place from December 3 through January 25. Students may be called to Guidance during some classes depending on the time his/her parent schedules their meeting.
8th grade students will also have an assembly (date to be determined) to review the 9th grade scheduling process.
There will be an 8th Grade Transition Workshop for parents at LMEC at 7pm on January 3rd, presented by the High School Chairs.
Welcome back Salk students! There is no time like the present to develop or enhance your academic skills! Middle school is a great place to learn good organizational and study skills. You will definitely need these skills at Salk and beyond. The Salk Counseling Department is here to help if you would like to learn how to get organized or study more efficiently. A good place to start is our Study Skills page on this website!
We have the following resources:
Everyone here in the Salk Counseling Department cannot believe we are already in week #2 of the 4th quarter! The end of the school year is rapidly approaching and with that, so are FINAL EXAMS. As long as you study and make the most of the in-class final reviews and review packets, you will be prepared!
Many students are unsure about how to study so if you are not clear on what you need to do to prepare for a quiz, test, or final, you are not alone. The "Study Skills" tab on our website has many resources to guide you on how to study. Click on the tab and check it out! We have printable worksheets to make your own study guides for tests. We also have a printable weekly planner, to-do list, and a newsletter with study tips. There is a link to make your own vocabulary flashcards which you can use to quiz yourself online or print them out. Our Study Skills page also has suggestions on how to make the most of extra help along with a printable worksheet to organize your thoughts on what to ask about when you go to extra help. Lastly, we have information on the Salk Peer Tutoring Program if you would like to study with a 7th or 8th grade tutor.
Please use our resources and share with your friends! Your School Counselor is always available to go over study skills with you as well, so stop in the Guidance and Counseling Office during your lunch or work study to make an appointment!
Please click the links below for the Final Exam Schedule and Bus Schedule!
Welcome to March! Spring is on the horizon!
The Counseling Department has decided to use Remind as well as Edmodo to keep parents, students, and teachers informed. We realize some people prefer one app/website over another so we are using both platforms to keep you updated. Click the button below to sign up for Remind notifications today!
Important dates to remember:
Just a reminder- the deadline to change course requests is Friday, March 2. Please see your Counselor if you need to make any changes.
Valentine's Day Made Special by the Big Sister-Little Sister Club
The Big Sister-Little Sister Club is a cross-building mentoring and friendship program for MacArthur High School girls to act as role models to Salk Middle School girls offering self-esteem activities and games. For Valentine's Day, the BSLS Club created a kindness project whereby they created "happy notes" and posted them on student lockers at Salk. The goal was for the middle school students to see them on Valentine's Day morning and bring a smile to their day, as well as, for them to continue to pass forward heartfelt words or deeds throughout their day and everyday. The club is run by Mrs. Philips, school counselor, Mrs. Lyons, school counselor, and Mrs. Miceli, social worker.
Peer Tutoring News
The Peer Tutoring Club is always in need of Peer Tutors to help students with studying and homework after school. Earn community service hours while helping fellow students! Please see Mrs. Hodge in the Counseling Office if you're interested in helping out.
Welcome to the News & Announcements Page!
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