Hello and welcome to HOW Elementary. I’m Tracy Smith, your new counselor, and super
excited to meet everyone and start the year. Mrs. Stanley is glad to be returning and
working with her students at HOW. Below you’ll find a basic outline of what events and guidance
lessons are up and coming. We hit the ground running, and both September and October
are busy and will be here before you know it.
August 12: Meet the Teacher 4 - 6
August 14: 1st Day of School
September 23 - 27: Start with Hello (acceptance lessons)
October 7 - 11: Fire Prevention Week
October 14 - 18: Stomp Out Bullying (bullying prevention lessons)
October 28 - November 1: Red Ribbon Week (drug/alcohol prevention lessons)
Every 6 weeks, we will go into each classroom and teach character
building lessons and activities. Throughout the year, we will meet with
students in the classroom setting for guidance lessons, small groups for
specific areas of need, and individually to provide more specific support.
Mrs. Stanley and I will use a variety of programs to teach skills for social
and academic success.
Parents and guardians, you can always reach Ms. Smith at either
firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-729-4177 and Mrs. Stanley at
email@example.com or 254-729-4611 to discuss any needs
or concerns regarding your student’s academics, behavior, social/emotional
growth, etc. The counseling team is here to work with you, your child, the
teachers, and administrators so your student has a successful year ahead.