Zwink Elementary School Counselor

Mrs. Hathorn

** A note for the upcoming school year**

Dear Parents,

You likely have many questions about what this upcoming school year will bring, as well as how your child will do. The pandemic has disrupted the lives of everyone and caused a lot of fear and anxiety for many of us. Going back to school this fall will require schools and families to work together even more than before.

I can assure you that as the counselor of Zwink Elementary, my number one priority is to make your child feel valued and special as a member of our school community whether he/she will be enrolled in virtual school or back in the classroom. I am available to support you and your children as we embark on the 2020-21 school year.

Re-Entry Family Resources:

Family Checklist for Going Back to School-https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/parent-checklist.html

How You and Your Children can De-Stress During Coronavirus

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-you-and-your-kids-can-de-stress-during-coronavirus

BrainPOP - From movies on mindfulness, conflict resolution, determination, and more to activities like coding an anti-bullying campaign, BrainPOP provides a range of opportunities that address CASEL’s five competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making. https://www.brainpop.com/social-emotional-learning/

Psychiatrist Dr. Meghan Walls, provides tips on helping kids feel reassured and in control. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-VMJIP6jJo


Sincerely,

Mrs. Hathorn