September Newsletter


Counselor Corner

September updates from Ms. Schulenberg



Welcome Back to Sunny Hills! I am excited to begin my fourth year as the School Counselor at Sunny Hills. I send a monthly “Counselor Corner” through E-news with updates about the Counseling program, class lessons and resources. If you’d like to know more about my role at Sunny Hills click Here.


Are your kids having challenges adjusting to the new school year? Click this link for 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Back Into the School Routine  

Here are some book ideas that can help with some of the Anxiety around starting a new school year:

  1. Second Grade Holdout by  Audrey Vernick
  2. I Don’t Want to Go to School by Nancy Pando & Kathy Voerg
  3. The Invisible String by Patrice Karst & Geoff Stevenson
  4. Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook
  5. 5. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  6. Don’t be Afraid to Drop by Julia Cook
  7. A New School Year; Stories in Six Voices by Sally Derby


New Student Welcome Lunch

I will invite the new students at Sunny Hills to a new student lunch in my office this month. This is a time for me to get to know them and to help form connections with other new Sunny Hills students.


Counselor Lessons

During the school year, I go into each of the classrooms to teach lessons including Bully Prevention from the Second Step curriculum. During the month of September, I go into all of the classrooms to introduce myself and my role to the students.


Parenting Websites:

  • ParentMap: - resources and ideas on health, education, food and home, parenting, family media, and camps. Check out the calendar for fun, local events to enjoy with the family!
  • Parenttoolkit: - resources on academics, social emotional wellbeing, health and wellness, and student growth benchmarks.