Thursday, October 6, 2016

I'm back!!

Hello Mill Valley Families,

As most of you know, I've been out caring for my new baby, Rory, who just turned 3 months old. Although it was tough leaving him, I'm SO excited to be back and working with our amazing students again. 

That being said, we would like to announce some changes within our counseling locations.  As of this year, Jason Mountsier, Claudia Trinklein-England and I (Jen Ferrer) will be at the following locations:

Claudia Trinklein-Engman
Monday - Strawberry Point Elementary School
Tuesday - Old Mill Elementary School
Wednesday - Strawberry Point Elementary School
Thursday - Old Mill Elementary School
Friday - Park Elementary School

Jason Mountsier
Monday - Tam Valley Elementary School
Tuesday - Park Elementary School
Wednesday - Tam Valley Elementary School
Thursday - Tam Valley Elementary School
Friday - Tam Valley Elementary School

Jen Ferrer
Monday-Friday - Edna Maguire Elementary School

If you need to contact your school counselor, please refer to your school's website, or speak with your child's teachers.

This year our counseling staff is excited to spend some more time in our classrooms teaching various character building guidance lessons.  Two programs we will utilize in these lessons are the Kimochis and Zones of Regulation.  A primary goal of ours is to provide our students with the tools to effectively communicate, as well as, regulate their bodies.

Some blog topics to look out for this year:
How to Size your Problems
Bully Awareness
My Child is Anxious!
Friendship Dos & Don'ts

Anger and Self-Control
Zones of Regulation
& of course, Kimochis (a personal favorite!)

We look forward to another great year of learning and community building.

Best to you all!

Jen Ferrer
Edna School Counselor