Tag Archives: elementary

Talking about Touching

Talking about touching

  Talking about Touching  is a curriculum we taught in conjunction with our local Wil la Mootk counseling center, to PreK through 2nd graders, to instruct them what to do if someone touches them inappropriately.  Students learned the Touching Rule, which is:  A bigger person should not touch your private body parts except to keep you clean and healthy.  Students learned the …

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December Newsletter

December is finally here!  We are all eager about the fun and happiness that holidays bring.  It is a time to relax, sleep in, and play with new toys.  We have all been working hard, and now it is time to enjoy! With two weeks of free time at Winter break, it is important to be mindful of safety.  This …

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November Newsletter

October was a fun and busy month at RJES.  In weekly counseling classes we focused on Drug and Alcohol awareness. For Red Ribbon Week, a group of students and I decorated the school in huge red ribbons.  We put up a large red banner with “RJES is Hands Off Drugs and Alcohol”, and all students glued a cut out handprint …

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Peer Leaders

Peer Leaders

Peer Leaders This group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders meets Tuesdays after school. They have been helping run games during recess, and helping resolve conflicts among younger students. They have elected officers, and are learning parliamentary procedure.

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Red Ribbon Week

    Red Ribbon Week is a time when schools and organizations nationwide say “no” to drugs and alcohol. RJES celebrated by decorating the school in huge red ribbons. We put up a large red banner with “RJES is Hands Off Drugs and Alcohol”, and all students glued a cut out handprint to it, with their pledge about drugs and …

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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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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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