October is National Bullying Prevention month!
This month I am putting extra emphasis on kindness. Students will get to be Secret Kindness Agents as they go around fulfilling secret missions. Secret missions are chosen once a week and students are encouraged to complete them as many times as possible. Most missions can be completed by the students themselves, however, there are some that may require a little bit of help from an adult.
Next week students will also have the opportunity to participate in a poster contest. They can work individually or as a group to create a poster promoting the messages of kindness and bullying prevention. At the end of the week, students and staff will vote for their favorite posters. Winning posters will be displayed throughout the school.
Angel Tree and Food Drive
Each year, I organize an angel tree and food drive for the holiday season. If your family could use a little holiday magic and would like to be placed on the angel tree, please submit an application by Nov. 9. The link to the application can be found below.
Small Group Classes
Our school counselor, Katie Barker, offers a variety of small group classes. This year the available classes are Fox Friends (friendship/social skills), Soda Pop Heads (anger management), Worry Warriors (anxiety), and Banana Splits (divorce/separation). Spaces are limited to 8 students per class. Usually, 2 different groups will be offered each block. Referrals may be submitted at any time and your student will be invited to participate the next time that group is offered. Please fill out the recommendation form below to request enrollment for your student.
Students participating in groups need to have permission from their parent/guardian. If your student has been invited to join a group, please fill out the appropriate permission slip and return it to Katie Barker as soon as possible.
Counseling Consent Forms
Franklin Discovery Academy offers short-term individual counseling to students. Parents/guardians or school staff may refer students for counseling, or students may request counseling. For counseling that extends beyond two sessions in a school year or that is planned on a regular basis, parent/guardian permission is to be obtained. Please review, print, and return this form if you would like to give permission for your child to receive counseling.
Parent Authorization Form for individual counseling