Cathy GilbertSchool CounselorGilbertC@issaquah.wednet.edu
Beginning Oct. 2019, students in grades 3-5 may sign up to eat lunch with the counselor using this Google Form:
Lunch with the Counselor Google Form
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October is Bullying Prevention Month! In recognition, I will be visiting all classrooms to teach the first lesson of our Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit (BPU). This curriculum pairs with the Second Step social-emotional lessons that all students in the Issaquah School District receive. The district-adopted bullying prevention unit is comprised of 4 lessons that teach children the 3 Rs of bullying prevention: Recognize, Report and Refuse. In addition, we learn about Bystander Power, and in the upper grades, we talk about Cyber Bullying. Families will be receiving more information after I teach the lesson in their child's class. Be on the lookout for Home Links to review with your students. Home reinforcement is critical for these skills to be internalized.
In addition to these classroom lessons, Lunch with the Counselor starts this month for student in grades 1-5. All first and second graders will be invited to eat lunch in my office again this year. Third through fifth graders have the opportunity to sign up for a lunch with me. The sign up link is accessible in class, or at home through my Connect site.
Welcome Back to School! This is my fourth year at Apollo and my twelfth year in school counseling. Each year gets better and better! I'm excited to be kicking off another school year with all of our Apollo Rockets and their families. This month, I will be visiting all classrooms 1-5 to welcome students back to school and share some counseling program updates. In kinder, I will be sharing my role as the school counselor with the newest members of the Apollo Rocket Crew. I will also be scheduling new student lunches for all students new to Apollo this year. As always. please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or help in supporting your child's social-emotional and academic growth. Here's to a another great year! GO ROCKETS!
Parents, the press, administrators and the general public often wonder just what it is that school counselors do on a daily basis. Gone are the days of school counselors sitting in their office simply handing out college applications, making schedule changes for students who want to drop a class or meeting with the troublemakers in the school. Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Click on the image below to learn more about the school counselor's role.
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