Guidance & Counselor's Offices

At Weyerhaeuser Elementary School, we believe in supporting the whole child throughout their years here with us. In addition to providing the academic support and enrichment each student needs, we also strive to support their social-emotional growth and well-being. Students receive weekly lessons from our school counselor on such topics as anti-bullying, building positive peer relationships, self-management, mindset and understanding how their brain works. We offer strong school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) including an incentive program that allows students to earn "Cat Cash" for exhibiting positive social and academic behaviors. We also understand that some students need additional supports to be successful during the school day and work as a team to provide those as needed.

If you have questions, concerns or would like additional information, please contact our school counselor:

Anne Malver

Email: a.malver@eatonville.wednet.edu

Phone: (360) 879 1650

Counselor Corner

November 2018

Counselor Corner

In the last newsletter, I shared 5 parenting tips; here are five more for raising resilient kids from Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S’ article 10 Tips For Raising Resilient Kids.

  • Don’t provide all the answers. Rather than providing your kids with every answer, start using the phrase “I don’t know,” followed by promoting problem-solving,
  • Avoid talking in catastrophic terms. Instead of saying, “It’s really important for you to learn how to swim,” they say, “It’s really important for you to learn how to swim because it’d be devastating to me if you drowned.”
  • Let your kids make mistakes. This is how we learn. If always protected from making mistakes, children will have a difficult time developing resiliency. They may become so fearful of making mistakes that they stop trying altogether.
  • Help them manage their emotions. Name the feeling they are feeling and teach them to name it too. Let them know that all emotions are normal and there are appropriate (and inappropriate) ways to express them.
  • Model resiliency.Children learn from watching us more than by listening to us.

Ms. Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S, .Associate Editor at Psych Central, writes articles on many topics of interest for the online resource PsychCentral.

www.psychcentral.com

https://psychcentral.com/lib/10-tips-for-raising-resilient-kids/


Parenting The Love and Logic Way

Helping parents equip kids with character, compassion, problem solving skills and more!

  • Dates: November 7 and November 14
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Eatonville Middle School Library
  • Cost: $15 per family; includes books and snacks. Pay at the door. Scholarships available.


Call Anisa Parks at 360-879-1424 or email at a.parks@eatonville.wednet.edu