Revised : 04/11/2017

Rio Grande City CISD

Ringgold Elementary Counselor  

Pre-Kinder - 5th Grade

      

From the Desk of

 Jessica S. Teran-Saenz

 jessicasaenz95@yahoo.com

 

Ringgold Elementary Counselor will advocate for all students. Ringgold Elementary Counselor will provide developmental guidance and/ or counseling to students to enhance personal, social, educational, and career development during the year. Work closely with parents and school community to help all children become successful and lifelong learners! Ringgold Elementary Counselor will communicate and/or coordinate information about available resources to parents throughout the year. Ringgold Elementary Counselors will provide information, consultation, training, and support services to campus staff.

Please feel welcome to call the counselor at any time. Counselor can be reached at front office at 956-716-6929 or the counselor's office 956-716-6950.

You may also email the counselor at jessicasaenz95@yahoo.com

   

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

but by the moments that take our breath away!

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Calendar of Events

(Note that some dates may be Tentative)

April 2017

(Note that some dates may be Tentative)

10-14

Librarian's Week

10 6th Six Weeks Begins
12

Track and Field
1/2

13

Track and Field
3/4/5

14

Holiday

17

Holiday

18 Classes Resume
19

Kinder/5
Promotion Pics

20

PK-2nd EOY
Fieldtrip
Disney On Ice

24

 

Tutorials

25

 

Tutorials

28 Fitness Gram Deadline

May 2017

(Note that some dates may be Tentative)

1-5

Teacher Appreciation Week

1

Prinicpal's Day

3

Spec Ed Fieldtrip
IncredeBOWL

4

Staff Meeting 3:45 p.m.

PTO 5:00 p.m.

8

STAAR
3/4 Math
5 Retest Math

9

STAAR
3/4 Reading
5 Retest Reading

10

STAAR
5 Science

15

UIL Fieldtrip
Main Event

16

Super Track Meet
5pm-9pm
3/4/5

17

3/4 EOY Fieldtrip
Main Event

18

CAREER ON WHEELS
8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

19

5 EOY Fieldtrip
SPI

23

Kinder/5
Promotions
5th 9:30 a.m.
Kinder 1:00 p.m.

29

Awards Assembly
PK/1/2/3/4
9:30 a.m.

June 2

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

 

WebLinks and Information

Guidance & Counseling Themes


August/ September

Character Trait – Honesty/Respect/Trustworthiness

  • Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated Be honest
  • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal
  • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do
  • Have the courage to do the right thing
  • Build a good reputation
  • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

PK-5th Grade

Self-Confident Development
*Have Accurate Self-Concepts

*Value Their Uniqueness

*Manage Their Feelings

*Develop Strategies to Overcome Limitations and Enhance Strengths

October

Character Trait- Responsibility

  • Do what you are supposed to do
  • Plan ahead
  • Persevere: keep on trying!
  • Always do your best
  •  Use self-control
  • Be self-disciplined
  • Think before you act — consider the consequences
  • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes
  • Set a good example for others

PK-5th Grade

Responsible Behavior

*Behave Responsibly

*Take Responsibility For Own Behaviors

*Be Self-Disciplined

*Drugs and The Consequences

*Anti-Drug Awareness

*Anti-Bullying Awareness

*Fire Prevention

*Bus Safety


November

Character Trait- Compassion/Caring

  • Be kind
  • Be compassionate and show you care
  • Express gratitude
  • Forgive others
  • Help people in need

PK-5th Grade

Decision-Making, Goal-Setting, Planning, and

Problem-Solving Skills

*Make Decisions

*Develop a Plan of Action

*Set Goals

*Solve Problems

December

Character Trait- Perseverance

  • Keep going and never give up, even when things are hard

PK-5th Grade

Interpersonal Effectiveness

*Make Decisions

*Develop a Plan of Action

*Set Goals

*Gather Information and Solve Problems

January

Character Trait- Loyalty

  • Showing my commitment through difficult times
  • Be Honest
  • Always Tell the Truth

PK-5th Grade

Communication Skills

*Understand Basic Communication Skills

*Express Themselves

*Listen to Others

*Be Smart and Safe Using Technological Communication

February

Character Trait- Justice

  • Take Turns 
  • Tell the truth
  • Play by the rules
  • Think about how your actions will affect others
  • Listen to people with an open mind
  • Don't blame others for your mistakes
  • Don't take advantage of other people
  • Don't play favorites

PK-5th Grade

Cross-Cultural Effectiveness

*Appreciate Their Own Culture

*Respect Other as Individuals and Accept Them For Their Cultural Membership

*Relate Effecectively With Others Based On Appreciation for Differences/Similarities

*Evaluate How Stereotyping Affects Them and Their Relationships With Others

March

Character Trait-Responsibility

  • Do what you are supposed to do
  • Plan ahead
  • Persevere: keep on trying!
  • Always do your best
  • Use self-control
  • Be self-disciplined
  • Think before you act — consider the consequences
  • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes
  • Set a good example for others

PK-5th Grade

Motivation to Achieve

*Develop Their Own Academic Potential

*Take Advantage Of Educational Opportunities

*Development of Leadership Skills

*Empowerment of Self

April

Character Trait-Self-Discipline/Citizenship

  • Do your share to make your school and community better
  • Cooperate
  • Get involved in community affairs
  • Stay informed; vote
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Obey laws and rules
  • Respect authority
  • Protect the environment
  • Volunteer

PK-5th Grade

Connectedness

*School

*Home

*Community

*World

May

Character Trait-Integrity

  • Being strong enough to do what you know is right
  • Knowing the difference between right and wrong and choosing to do the right thing, even when it is difficult

PK-5th Grade

College Readiness

*Forming A Career Identity

*Planning for the Future

*Identifying Skills and Interests

*Developing a Positive Attitude Towards Work

TEA - Sec. 29.906. CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM.

(a) A school district may provide a character education program.
A character education program under this section must:
(1) stress positive character traits, such as:
(A) courage;
(B) trustworthiness, including honesty, reliability, punctuality, and loyalty;
(C) integrity;
(D) respect and courtesy;
(E) responsibility, including accountability, diligence, perseverance, and self-control;
(F) fairness, including justice and freedom from prejudice;
(G) caring, including kindness, empathy, compassion, consideration, patience, generosity, and charity;
(H) good citizenship, including patriotism, concern for the common good and the community, and respect for authority and the law;

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