Welcome back to school!! I am the counselor at Lincoln Elementary, Roxie Crouch. (Most people call me Mrs. Roxie). I am very excited to be a Lincoln Lynx. Every Month I will be posting a newsletter that will summarize some of the things we have learned that month. My lessons will focus on social and emotional learning,college and career readiness, bully prevention, etc. In addition to classroom lessons, I also help students individually and in small groups.
September is School Attendance Awareness Month. Every day COUNTS. A study conducted by the Utah Education Policy Center showed that first, second, and third grade students in Utah who were chronically absent during the school year were significantly less likely to read on grade level at the end of the school year.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN?
-- Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. Elementary school age children need 9 to 11 hours of sleep a night. Sleep deprived children can be difficult and often have similar symptoms of ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
--Take away electronics at least 2 hours before bedtime.
-- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
-- Don’t let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick.
-- Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
--Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
I have raised 4 children and I know how hard it can be to get them going and motivated to go to school. I also know that setting the standard in the earlier grades can help kids succeed in secondary school.
I look forward to an awesome 2019- 2020 school year.
Counseling Department Belief Statement
We believe in students
At Lincoln we believe that every student is special and has the potential to achieve high goals. We work hard to create an environment that is mindful and optimal for learning. To support this, we have identified the following school wide rules:
The students are familiar with these rules and practice them in common areas as well as inside of the classroom. When you visit our school, you will notice that these rules are posted on the walls. We encourage you to discuss these rules with your student as well.
We believe in families
At Lincoln we believe that parents and families are important members of our community. A strong home-school connection is one of the biggest factors contributing to student success. If I can provide support or guidance in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We believe in our Lincoln Community
At Lincoln we value our school community. I am here to support leadership, teachers, office staff, and support staff in any way that lends to the success of our community. As a team we are strong in cultivating a positive academic and social climate for the students.
Practicing mindfulness is a great way to help students control anger. Watch this video, “Just Breathe” as students speak candidly about how to deal with anger through breath work.
Teachers wanting to bring mindfulness practices into the classroom can find resources here.
Dealing with anxiety is a real struggle for many children. Find children’s books to help navigate this topic with your child.
We work closely with several community partners to ensure that students and families have access to resources.
- Family Counseling Service of No. Utah
- Center for Grieving Children
- Weber Human Services
- Child and Family Service of Utah
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