The Guidance Counselor at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School provides short-term individual and small group guidance lessons that address academic and personal success. The Counselor provides classroom guidance lessons that include respect, bullying, conflict resolution/problem solving, study skills/test taking skills, and character education. Communication between the Guidance Counselor and parents is vital. If you have a concern about your child, please call or email.
The U.S. Department of Education has assembled tips and advice to help you and your child have a successful academic year. Below is a condensed list. For a more detailed list, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/parent-and-family-engagement
- Meet the teacher. Make sure to attend parent night, conferences, and other school events to get to know your child’s teacher.
- Set a schedule. Establish healthy routines for sleep, homework, extra-curricular activities. Create a comfortable, quiet space at home for homework.
- Create a calendar for events, assignments, projects, and tests. Be sure to look over the calendar regularly.
- Volunteer with the PSO. The school can offer more programs to the students if we have more help.
- Create healthy meals and snacks. Make sure to start the day with a nutritious, protein-filled meal. Children will learn more and be able to concentrate if they are well fed.
- Monitor progress. Understand the grading scale and review homework, quiz and test grades. Review the work with your child – always start out by focusing on what the child is doing well, then look at any areas for improvement.
- Teach acceptance and respect. Talk to your child about respecting others and treating each other with kindness.