Connecting with Mrs. Cohen April 11, 2021

Connecting with Mrs. Cohen

Good Evening,

This week we have a short, 3 day week. We seem to sometimes be overwhelmed on the short weeks--both adults and students. Sometimes a good strategy for a short week is to treat it like a "regular" week. Sticking to our routine and structures for the 3 days we are in session will help all of our kiddos be more successful learners in the compact week. We often spend a lot of time thinking about and talking about our own kids. This week, we will still think about them, but we will also be thinking about others. We will explore how our kids interact with others and think about them through the lens of social awareness.

Last week I began a review about our SEL learning. I shared a video about SEL (there is another video this week) and wrote about self-awareness, one of the 5 CASEL core competencies. This week we will look closer at Social Awareness. As a reminder, the five competencies are:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Social Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision Making

This past Friday night our Robinson PTO Cares Food Pantry was open. Our entire counseling team is so grateful to our PTO for the wonderful partnership in this work. We are especially grateful to the Robinson PTO Cares Committee co-chairs Kristi Conroy and Shannon Ross. They, and their amazing committee members as well as the entire PTO board, have been so committed to helping our families over the course of this past, unprecedented year of need, but also for many years prior.

If you would like to learn more about our Robinson PTO Cares work, please join the last PTO meeting of the year in MAY. We will do a short presentation about our Robinson PTO Cares work. We hope to see many of you there!

As always, our counseling team information is listed at the end of this message. Please reach out to any of us if we can be helpful to your child.

Take care and have a great week,

Julie

 Please reach out to any of us if we can be helpful.

julie.cohen@kirkwoodschools.org

Cell during remote learning: 314-643-8890

indria.harris@kirkwoodschools.org

Cell during remote learning: 314-643-9115

tonya.ampey@kirkwoodschools.org

314-213-6100 ext. 3227

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