Revised : 01/29/2016

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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WebLinks and Information

Guidance & Counseling Themes


August/ September

Character Trait – Honesty/Respect/Trustworthiness

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

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

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

PK-5th Grade

Interpersonal Effectiveness

*Make Decisions

*Develop a Plan of Action

*Set Goals

*Gather Information and Solve Problems

January

Character Trait- Loyalty

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

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

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

PK-5th Grade

Connectedness

*School

*Home

*Community

*World

May

Character Trait-Integrity

PK-5th Grade

College Readiness

*Forming A Career Identity

*Planning for the Future

*Identifying Skills and Interests

*Developing a Positive Attitude Towards Work

College Readiness

 

Set GOALS, WORK HARD and take CHALLENGING COURSES.

STRIVE for EXCELLENCE.

Get involved in clubs and organizations.

Click on links below and EXPLORE

some of the Colleges andUniversities that are available for you.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

RIO GRANDE VALLEY

 

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE

TECH TEXAS UNIVERSITY

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

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BAYLOR

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

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TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY KINGSVILLE

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE UNIVERSITY

ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE

SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

Calendar of Events

(Note that some dates may be Tentative)

February 1 - 5, 2016

Counselor's Week

School Counselor: The Recipe to SUCCESS

February 2, 2016

100th Day of School

February 4, 2016 LPAC
February 5, 2016

UIL Spelling Bee

Ringgold Elementary Library

8:00 a.m.

February 10, 2016

Spring Pictures

Dress in Sunday's Best

February 12, 2016

Valentine Pictures

Dress in your Valentine Outfit

 

February 15-23, 2016

"Groovy" Book Fair at Library

February 16, 2016

District Benchmark

4th grade Writing Day 1

5th grade Math

February 17, 2016

District Benchmark

4th grade Writing Day 2

5th grade Reading

February 18, 2016

"Groovy" Parent Picnic and Book Fair at Library

 

February 19, 2016 4th Six Weeks Ends
February 20, 2016

Starr County Youth Fair Parade 10:00 a.m.

Wild Game Dinner 6:00 p.m.

February 22, 2016 5th Six Weeks Begins
February 24, 2016 Early Dismissal
February 25, 2016

Awards Assembly

3rd-5th 9:00 a.m.

PreK-2nd 1:00 p.m.

Peter Piper Report Card Night

4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Peter Piper Pizza, RGC

February 26, 2016

Starr County Fair Fieldtrip

PK-5th Grade - 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Depart at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch provided at Ringgold Elementary.  When you return to campus you may pick-up your pizzas and drinks in the Teacher’s Lounge.  Students will eat in their homerooms.

11:00 a.m. Ringgold Elementary Cheerleaders will be performing

February 29, 2016 BOXTOPS DUE!!!!!!
February 29 - March 4, 2016

TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

March 1, 2016

UIL Fieldtrip

Main Event

McAllen, Texas

Depart: 8:30 a.m.

Arrive Back: 1:30 p.m.

March 2, 2016

Literacy Day Parade

Dr. Seuss Birthday

March 3, 2016

OPEN HOUSE

March 13, 2016

SPRING BREAK

March 25, 2016

Easter Holiday

March 29, 2016

STAAR 4TH WRITING DAY 1

STAAR 5TH MATH

March 30, 2016

STAAR 4TH WRITING DAY 2

STAAR 5TH READING

March 31, 2016 Career On Wheels 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
April 7, 2016 Staff Meeting 3:35 p.m.
April 8, 2016 University of Ringgold
April 10 -16, 2016

Librarian's Week

April 15, 2016 5th Six Weeks Ends
April 18, 2016 6th Six Weeks Begins
April 22, 2016

Awards Assembly

9:00 a.m. 3rd-5th 1:00 p.m. PK-2nd

April 27, 2016

Administrative Professional Day

April 28, 2016 Peter Piper STAAR NIGHT 4:00 p.m.
May 1, 2016 Principal's Day
May 2 - May 6, 2016 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3, 2016

McTeacher Night

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(Please be there by 4:30 p.m.)

(Sign up by Friday, January 29, 2016)

May 5, 2016 Staff Meeting 3:35 p.m.
May 6, 2016

Nurses Day

STAAR RALLY

 

May 9, 2016 STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Math
May 10, 2016 STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Reading
May 11, 2016 STAAR 5th Grade Science
May 13, 2016 SPRING FEST
May 19, 2016

5th Grade Promotions at 9:30 a.m.

Kinder Promotions at 1:00 p.m.

May 20, 2016 5th Grade End of Year Fieldtrip (Tentative)
May 23, 2016 AR Trip (Tentative)
May 24, 2016 Awards Assembly (PK, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) 9:00 a.m.
May 26, 2016 MORP
May 27, 2016

End of the 6th Six Weeks

Last Day of School