My name is Sandra Ashley and I am the School Counselor here at Riverland Elementary. I'm really looking forward to meeting and working with you and your little one(s), and I want to take a moment to introduce myself.
My main role here is to provide support to you and your child/children. I do so in a number of different ways such as (but not limited to):
- CPST/RTI (our district's method of monitoring your child's overall progress).
- Coordination of standard assessments (i.e., FSA, BAT, etc).
- Relevant classroom guidance lessons about safety, tolerance, doing one’s best, and preparedness.
- Preventative programs (small group or school wide) on topics ranging from anti-bullying to drug prevention.
- Resources & referrals for students and families through district and community agencies.
It's my sincere hope that through consultation and collaboration, you and your child will end this school year feeling as though you were greatly cared for and included in your child's learning and progress. Should you have an issue/question/concern in regards to your child or any of the topics I've mentioned, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
General back to school resources for any student:
Broward Schools Family Counseling Center: http://browardstudentservices.com/family-counseling-services/
Attendance Works: http://www.attendanceworks.org/about/what-can-i-do/parents/
Back to School Transition Tips for Parents: http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/b2shandout.aspx
NBC Parent Toolkit (disponible en Español): http://www.parenttoolkit.com
KidsHealth Tips for Kids: http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/back_to_school.html#cat21011
Back to school resources for Kindergarten and students who may need some extra TLC!
Back to School Fears: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/worry-wise/201408/taking-charge-back-school-fears
First Day of School Jitters: http://idealistmom.com/first-day-of-school-jitters/#_a5y_p=2162472
No Cry Good-Bye: http://www.theposhspace.com/2012/09/back-to-school-without-tears/
The Kissing Handby Audrey Penn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0URlsHiPy10
Franklin Goes to Schoolby Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba2LcKvH_pI
Other helpful books: http://pvcounseling.weebly.com/blog/books-to-ease-those-back-to-school-jitters
Just for Fun: “I Love You Too” by Ziggy Marley in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg-ecGWgl2Q