Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Clifford Marshall Guidance Team and school psychologist continue teach social skills that support the Positive Behavioral Intevention and Supports Initiative. Here Mrs. Parrish reads a story about being helpful.  WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HELPFUL.  There is also a lesson on distance learning DISTANCE LEARNING

Friday, April 24, 2020

Mrs. McGeady, QHS Student Support Chairperson and Mrs. Nutley, NQHS Student Support Chairperson want to share information about the NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair.  There are sessions planned that should be very helpful to counselors, students and families. Registration is required, but the event is free.
You are are invited to the
NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair.  
Students and families have lost opportunites in their college search due to COVID-19.
NAVIGATE 2020 is free-of-charge to attendees and designed to help students and colleges connect safely during the COVID-19 crisis.  This event will be live for three days, packed with informative sessions about the college decision process. 
Students browse college fair booths using a robust search tool on attributes like geographic region, campus size, setting, and even majors offered.  By design, students will find college options which are new to them and will have time to explore these options in-depth.
Interactive features like 'chat now' and 'meet now' will engage students in real time. In addition to hosting videos, quick links, and documents for download, this virtual booth will also offer ways for students to connect after the event through 'meet later' 'apply' and 'contact us' options.  
After three days of live interactions, this event website will stay up, available to students until the COVID-19 crisis is over.  This site will remain a robust tool for students who want to explore post-secondary information and options.
We hope you can join us in this important event!  
Ms. Vanderstreet from the Wollaston School has been working to teach students calming activities through her google classroom. The link is one of the visual breathing activities for younger students that she has found cute and colorful.  It is called Calm My Worries. Ms. Vanderstreet offered a yoga after school program earlier in the year and continues to share some of those activites in her virtual classroom. Here is a fun dance activity to get everyone moving.  You can DANCE IT OUT .  Try this on your own or with your family. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

The North Quincy High School  and Central Middle School Guidance Teams have shared this video ROOTED IN LOVE with their students and families.  It is a video about community in this time of crisis.  The narrator asks us to be our best selves and care for one another.  It is a moving video that speaks to all.  The video helps convey the care and compassion they have for their students and families.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

How do you take care of yourself and have fun.  Guidance counselor, Colleen Connerty from Point Webster School shares with her classroom Self Care Bingo.  Be sure to check out the video in one of the boxes.  It is sure to cheer you up!
Try to cross off five in a row for five days in a row!
Your health and happiness are important, take some time for yourself this week!

Make a to do list
& cross something off
Write a Poem
Watch SGN
Write a letter to a Grandparent, Aunt or Uncle
Play a game with family
Facetime with Friends
Spend an hour outside
Write down what you are grateful for
Make time for Yoga
Read a book
Call a family member who lives far away
Give yourself a compliment
Go for a walk
Draw or paint a picture
Write a letter to your future self
Create something
Spend an hour away from screens
Shower, get dressed, do your hair
Do some journaling
Practice gratitude
Move your body for 30 minutes
Try a new recipe
Take photos in nature
Do deep breathing for one minute

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Snug Harbor Pre-k school psychologists, Jessica Sikora, reads A Perfectly Messed Up Story.  Find out why we learn from our mistakes!  Enjoy this story A Perfectly Messed Up Story

Monday, April 13, 2020

Mindfulness is a great way to help us feel less anxious and able to manage difficult feelings.  Mrs. Kyranis from South West Middle School has posted a great lesson on the benefits of Mindfulness and short video so that students and families can practice.  Check out this lesson from Kyranis Korner