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October Newsletter

Hello!  My name is Joy Wintersteen and I’m your child’s school counselor.  My husband, two children and I have just moved to Metlakatla from Colorado.  I’m an Alaskan at heart, though, having grown up in Bethel, Alaska.  We are really enjoying ourselves in your community.  Thank you for making us feel so welcome. The students and I are having fun getting …

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PRIDE

P.R.I.D.E.    stands for Prepared, Responsible and Respectful Individuals who Do the right things and strive for Excellence. In our Friday assemblies, classes can win a golden award for showing PRIDE in the lunchroom (a golden lunch tray), hallways (golden shoe), bathrooms (golden toilet plunger) classrooms (golden broom). Classes may also win the golden plaque for attendance and the golden …

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Kelso’s Choice

Kelso’s Choice is a conflict-management curriculum that is designed around Kelso the frog.  The program offers nine options students can choose from to deal with conflicts on their own.  Students learn the difference between minor problems that they can handle on their own, and more serious problems that they need help for.  RJES has been using this program for the …

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Welcome Letter Fall 2014

Hello!  Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! My name is Joy Wintersteen and I’m the new counselor at the elementary school. I am so happy to be here, in this lovely new school, working with your children. I look forward to meeting all the students and their families and getting to know your community. I grew up in Bethel, Alaska …

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