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    Maysville Elementary Counseling Program

    Your child will be seeing Miss Brown for whole group lessons on SOARing (S=stay safe, O=Outstanding Attitude, A-Always Respectful, R=Responsible) and Character Education. In order to keep all students SAFE and SOARing, we would like to share what they will be learning this school year. Please reinforce these at home as well! 

    August- Emotional Awareness, Coping Skills, & Empathy                    

    September- Respect and Bullying Prevention/Awareness       

    October- Responsibility & Personal Hygiene                     

    November-  Self-control & Anxiety          

    December- Careers & Diversity

    January - Conflict Resolution & Friendship/Social Skills  

    February- Self Control and Kindness

    March - Caring & Fairness 

    April & May-  Personal Safety/ Safer Smarter Schools

    To keep them SAFE, the following safety strategies will be taught using the Safer Smarter Schools Program. SSS is a safety curriculum that teaches children about being safe.  Buddy is the puppet’s name used to teach K-2, but 3-5 students may remember him from their younger years. Here is what we will be learning to be safe:  

    • Personal Space/Body Boundaries 
    • Respecting Yourself and Others 
    • Listening to your Guiding Voice 
    • Identifying Trusted adults, “Grown-Up Buddies”
    • Stranger Safety    

    We will begin the year by going over the safety strategies that should have been learned during last school year so they’ll be ready for this year’s program. 

    If you have any questions about your child and what we will be covering this year in the counselor’s SOAR special, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 706-652-2241 or emma.brown@jcss.us 

    Thank you for your investment in keeping your child SAFE and SOARing! 

    Emma Brown

    MES School Counselor