Guidance

CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR JUNE: COMMITMENT

COMMITMENT

I am a committed person because:

I always do my best and strive for excellence.

I am willing to risk failure for a worthy goal.

I am self disciplined

I make sure to learn from my mistakes and failures.

I try to see the big picture and think long term.

I set goals and stay focused.

I don’t give up just because things seem difficult.

I don’t procrastinate.

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR MAY: TEAMWORK

 

 

TEAMWORK

To be a part of a team you must be a team player. Here are some of the ways team mates treat each other:

 Team mates listen to each other.

 Team Mates don't put each other down or hurt each other's feelings.

 Team mates try to understand each other's feelings and moods.

 Team Players help each other solve problems.

 Team players give each other compliments.

 Team players can disagree without hurting each other.

 Team players are dependable.

 Team players respect each other.

 Team players are trustworthy.

 Team players give each other room to change.

 Team players care about each other.

NJ ASK Science Schedule
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Grade 4 NJ ASK Science Assessment
Wednesday, May 31st
Thursday, June 1st (Make-Up)
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Spring Egg Hunt
Image result for egg hunt clipartKindergarten and Sixth Grade Buddy Activity
The Kindergarten classes and their 6th grade Buddies had a delightful time hunting for Eggs on the School One playground prior to Spring Break! Thanks to the Kindergarten Class Mothers who organized the event, and took the time to hide and display the eggs the children a great deal of fun!
CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR APRIL: SELF DISCIPLINE
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The definition of self discipline is as follows: 

Self discipline is the disciplined training of ones self with some kind of self improvement in mind. This is a trait used by athletes, artists and musicians and should be used by students in the same way. There is also an important underlying theme of self control. For personal happiness and social harmony we need to act and speak appropriately.

Here are some tips for working towards self discipline:
  1. Keep your personal space neat and organized.
  2. Throw away things that you really have NO use for.
  3. Practice self control when you get really angry.
  4. Do your chores and your homework WITHOUT being asked.
  5. Keep your promises to your family and to yourself!
  6. Express your feelings with appropriate words and or actions

HOW TO SET GOALS

 

1. Define the goal.*

2. Outline the steps needed to achieve it.

3. Consider possible blocks and ways of dealing with them.

4. Set deadlines.

*Not every wish can be a goal. For instance, you may wish you could live and stay young forever, but since there's nothing you can do to make that happen, it could never be considered a goal.

In order for something to be a goal, you must have self discipline! Remember these key points!

 It has to be important to you, personally.

 It has to be within your power to make it happen through your own actions.

 It has to be something you have a reasonable chance of achieving.

 It must be clearly defined and have a specific plan of action.

CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR MARCH: TRUST

Are You a Trustworthy Person?
(Take this self-evaluation and decide for yourself.)

 

True False
I am honest. I don't lie, cheat, or steal.
I keep my promises and follow through on my commitments.
I try to do what is right, even when it feels difficult.
I am a good and dependable friend.
I think I am/am not a trustworthy person because:__________________
CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR FEBRUARY: CARING

HOW TO BE
A CARING PERSON

 

 Treat people with kindness and generosity.

 Help people in need.

 Be sensitive to people's feelings.

 Never be mean or hurtful.

 Think about how your actions will affect others.

 Always remember - we become caring people by doing caring things!

CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR FEBRUARY: CARING

Are You a Caring Person?
(Take this self-evaluation and decide for yourself.)

 

True False
I am sensitive to people's feelings.
I treat people with kindness and generosity.
I think about how my actions will affect others.
I am never deliberately mean or hurtful.
I try to help people in need.
I think I am/am not a respectful person because:___________________

Always remember: we become caring people by doing caring things

SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP 2016
Social skills groups have been taking place on a weekly basis at School One. Children have the opportunity to meet with their peers who are of a similar age and developmental level. Social skills groups are beneficial for children who would benefit from identifying with others regarding the challenges of dealing with the dynamics of intrapersonal relationships.

 

Skills that are focused upon are targeted to aid specific needs in the children who attend, as well as general skills to enhance interpersonal relationships including:

  • Active Listening
  • Conversation Skills/Emotional Recognition and Expression Skills
  • Empathy building
  • Problem Solving
  • Anger Management
  • Relaxation Skills
  • Dealing with Teasing/Bullying
  • Being a Good Sport

DIVORCE GROUP 2017
Divorce Group Sessions are about to begin at School One. If you are interested in having your child participate in this group, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Buonomo at 201-585-1503 or 201-585-4620.

"My favorite part of going to divorce group is being able to hear everyone else share their story. This is helpful to me because now I know that I am not the only one who has these types of problems."
- A Divorce Group student

School One's Divorce Group is a children's group program for those who have experienced parental divorce or separation in the family .

The purposes are:
  • to provide a safe place to express feelings
  • to normalize feelings through sharing
  • to train children in problem solving and coping skills
  • to increase self esteem through mutual help
  • to support parents and school staff in working with our students/
  • to increase communication among children, parents, and school






CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR JANUARY: ACCEPTANCE
HOW DO WE PUT ACCEPTANCE INTO ACTION?

Practice the Golden Rule
Practice Random Acts of Kindness
Practice Saying Please and Thank You
Make a point of not teasing and encourage your friends not to.
Be patient with yourself and others when a mistake is made.
Discuss with your parents what good manners are.
Practice your table manners.
Make an effort to not gossip.
Make an effort not to use harsh language.
Be courteous toward everyone
Learn how to properly introduce yourself to an adult.
Practice giving a firm handshake with a friend.
Remember to raise your hand when you want to speak in class.
KINDERGARTEN & 6th GRADE BUDDY ACTIVITY
Our sixth grade and Kindergarten students gathered together for a movie and snacks this week. The children really enjoyed the time spent getting to know one another even better! ​​​​​

CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR DECEMBER: JOY
HOW TO PUT JOY INTO ACTION

  1. Smile when you say, “Good Morning!”
  1. Laugh a little each day.
  1. Do something for someone you know that will make them happy.
  1. Be enthusiastic about something.
  1. Tell a joke.
  1. Listen to a joke.
  1. Read a funny story.
  1. Share a cartoon that you thought was funny.
  1. Laugh at yourself if you a make a mistake or when you do something silly.
  1. Talk with people about the joy in life.
  1. Lighten up. Be serious when necessary, but don’t take everything so seriously, especially yourself.
  1. Share a funny experience that happened at school today with someone at home tonight.
BUDDY ACTIVITY/ Thanksgiving 2016
Kindergarten students and their 6th grade buddies shared in a Thanksgiving Feast that took place last week! Students had dessert with one another and spoke about things that they were most thankful for. Students stated that they were thankful for family, friends, pets, their teachers and so many other things. What a nice way to kick off the Thanksgiving weekend!
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SADD FOOD DRIVE


Students from School One collected close to 1000 non-perishable food items as part of School One's annual SADD/PTA food drive! These items were transported to The Englewood Food Pantry, NJ. Needy families in Bergen County will certainly benefit from the generosity and kindness of the School One community. 

Conflict Resolution Skills for Primary Students
Conflict or disagreement is normal and often happens when children get together. However, hurtful words, gestures or physical attack are an unacceptable way to deal with conflict and disagreement at school.

Kelso's Choice: Conflict Management for Children is a powerful and timely tool to build a vital life skill for young people in today's world. The philosophy of this program is simple: Each child is smart enough and strong enough to resolve conflict. This program reflects a proven way to:
  • Enpower young children
  • Reduce tattling
  • Provide cognitive structure
  • Increase feelings of personal competence
  • Develop important linkage between home and school
  • Give young people an important problem solving tool
This program will soon begin. Our Kindergarten Students will learn that they have choices when it comes to handling a small problem. Here are a few:
  • Go to another game or activity
  • Share & take turns
  • Walk away
  • Wait and cool off
  • Compromise or make a deal
  • Ignore the problem behavior
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CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR NOVEMBER: COMPASSION

Are You a Compassionate Person?
(Take this self-evaluation and decide for yourself.)

 

True False
I am sensitive to people's feelings.
I treat people with kindness and generosity.
I think about how my actions will affect others.
I am never deliberately mean or hurtful.
I try to help people in need.
I think I am/am not a respectful person because:___________________

Always remember: we become caring people by doing caring things

Peer Mediation 2016
Sixth grade Students from Schools One and Four met on Wednesday, November 9 for an All Day Training Session on how to use and implement Conflict Resolution Skills. Students were taught various skills on how to help youngsters solve problems in a productive manner using the "win-win" model. An enjoyable day was had by all!
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RESPECT ESSAY WINNERS 2016
The fifth grade was invited to participate in an essay writing contest as part of one of the many activities taking place during the Month of Respect. The assignment involved writing about a person that one respects and admires. School One is happy to announce the winners:

First Place: Anastacia Karasev

Second Place: Mary Lazo

Third Place: Brian Melamud
K-6 BUDDY PROGRAM
The Kindergarten students met their 6th grade Buddies this month. The sixth graders got to know their Kindergarten buddies through a "meet and greet" activity. This month the Buddies had fun selecting their pumpkins together. Once they chose their pumpkins, they proceeded to decorate them creatively. The children couldn't have been more delighted. These activities will continue throughout the year in order to help foster the relationships built upon trust and friendship by the K-6 Buddy Program. 

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RED RIBBON WEEK 2016

RED RIBBON WEEK ACTIVITIES
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RED RIBBON WEEK ACTIVITIES 2016
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RED RIBBON WEEK ACTIVITIES 2016
Monday,
October 24, 2016:
*School will be decorated with Red Ribbons.
*Recite the Just Say No to Bullying Pledge.
*Wear Your Red Ribbons.
*SADD Representatives will distribute to Grades K-6.
*Skittles Jar: The Winner who guesses (or comes closest to guessing) how many Skittles are in the jar will win the Skittles jar itself!
*LISTEN TO MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR INSTRUCTIONS!
Tuesday,
October 25, 2016:
*Wear All Red Day:
*Students wear red! SADD officers will visit each class to determine which classes have students wearing the most red.
*Winning class will receive No Homework Passes!
*Recite the Say NO to Bullying Pledge.
*Wear Your Red Ribbons.
*Guess How Many Skittles are in the Jar!
*BOOKMARKS distributed to Grades K - 6
Wednesday,
October 26, 2016:
*Guess How Many Skittles are in the Jar!
*Pencils will be distributed.
*Recite the Say NO to Bullying Pledge.

* Nominees for Most Respectful Students in the 6th grade will be announced.
*Wear Your Red Ribbons.
Thursday,
October 27, 2016
*Recite the Say NO to Bullying Pledge.
*LAST DAY TO: Guess How Many Skittles are in the Jar!
Friday,
October 28, 2016
*Winner of the Skittles Jar Guessing Contest will be announced.
*Wear Your Red Ribbons
*Recite the Say NO to Bullying Pledge
*Positive messages posted in classrooms and throughout the school regardingRespect,Responsibility and Wise Decision Making!
CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR OCTOBER: RESPECT

HOW TO BE
RESPECTFUL

 

 Treat other people the way you want to be treated.

 Be courteous and polite.

 Listen to what other people have to say.

 Don't insult people, or make fun of them, or call them names.

 Don't bully or pick on others.

 Don't judge people before you get to know them.

RESPECT ESSAY CONTEST
Students in the 5th grade will be writing essays about a person that they respect and admire. This is another way in which School One is celebrating Respect during the month of October! The essays will be judged by a panel of teachers along with the guidance counselor/anti-bullying specialist!




SADD ANNOUCEMENT
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW SADD OFFICERS:

PRESIDENT: Emily Levitis

VICE PRESIDENT: Amishi Mittal

SECRETARY: Rachel Bae

TREASURER: Rachel Kim




WELCOME BACK!
Welcome back to all School One students and parents! Hoping that everyone had a restful, relaxing and safe summer! Looking forward to a great year!

Looking forward to the 2016-2017 School Year
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Hopefully summer is going well for all of you and your children! We are looking forward to seeing their bright and happy faces in September. Here are just a few of the guidance programs that will be on going throughout the school year.
  • Peer Mediation yes
  • Kindergarten and Grade 6 Buddy Program blush
  • Peer Pals wink
  • Safety Patrolyes
  • Conflict Resolution enlightened
  • Social Skills Group angry
  • Divorce Group broken heart
  • Bereavement Group crying
  • One to One Counseling yes
  • Peer Mentoring cool
  • Peer Buddies wink
  • And Much More
Should you have any questions, I invite you to contact me at the beginning of the school year.

Sincerely,

Marisa Buonomo
Guidance Counselor School 1