Dear Parents and Guardians,
Your student will be participating in the Safer, Smarter Kids abuse prevention curriculum in his or her class throughout this year when their School Counselor, Adrienne Curtis, comes to visit. This curriculum will arm your child with the necessary skills to avoid abuse, without being explicit or in any way scary.
Parents and other responsible adults want to protect children from those who might harm them, but no child can be supervised 24 hours a day. The Safer, Smarter Kids abuse prevention curriculum teaches children ways they can better protect themselves from abuse and ways to get help from others if needed. The curriculum incorporates short video clips and in-class activities created by Lauren Book, M.S. Ed., educator and Chief Executive Officer of the Lauren’s Kids Foundation. With each lesson taught, your child will bring home a parent letter to inform you of what was shared in that particular lesson. That parent letter will also provide you with extended learning/discussion opportunities you can do with your child!
If you have any questions about the curriculum, please contact Adrienne Curtis, your child’s School Counselor, at (727) 774-9908 or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like to learn more about the curriculum or review the Safer, Smarter Kids parent toolkit to learn more about the topics covered in the curriculum, please visit www.SaferSmarterKids.org
Dear Trinity Elementary Families,
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Red Ribbon Week. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd-27th) is to present a visible commitment to a safe, healthy, and drug-free lifestyle. During this week students, teachers, and staff will participate in assemblies and daily activities to celebrate a drug free lifestyle. Students will also sign our school pledge to have a bully and drug free school! Classroom guidance lessons for this month will focus on positive peer relationships and healthy choices. Below are the daily Red Ribbon Week themed dress up days students may participate in to show their choice to be drug and bully free:
|Monday, October 23
||Tuesday, October 24
||Wednesday, October 25
||Thursday, October 26
||Friday, October 27
Wear red and/or wear hearts
|Follow Your Dreams, Don’t Do Drugs
|Team Up Against Drugs
Wear sports team gear
|Peace Out to Drugs
Wear tie dye and peace signs
|Parade Against Drugs
Wear a costume
This month Trinity Trailblazers will be focused on Respect! This is a great value to discuss as we approach Red Ribbon Week!
Ways to show RESPECT:
- Obey the golden rule: Treat others as you want to be treated!
- Respect everyone at our school. Everyone has the right to be safe and to learn. Help make sure that happens by reminding others to be kind.
- Respect others, but also respect yourself. Give yourself credit for the good choices you do make and the talents you have.
- Respect the opinions of others, even if you disagree with them. We all have a right to our thoughts and opinions.
- Show respect for others and you will likely receive respect in return.
Welcome to the TES School Counseling page! Miss. Curtis will be posting information about classroom lessons, school-wide events, and other resources throughout the year. Thank you for following! You will find more info to come!