During the month of September, the CPES Counselors spent time getting to know the new students that have moved to our school. There were over seventy new students that came to our new student round-up in September in grades 1-5. Students were asked to introduce themselves, as well as tell something about themselves (their favorite food, candy, favorite summer memory or hobby). Students left the round-up with a newcomer surprise bag, as well as a welcome sheet to take home and fill out and return with their picture attached. We welcome our new students and look forward to enjoying a successful school year with them!
Brent Tolbert, Shelby County Schools Supervisor of Academic Data Collection, Data Management, Accountability, Testing & Guidance spoke at our Brown Bag Lunch and Learn at Chelsea Park Elementary on Friday, September 25th. Mr. Tolbert spoke to our parents about interpreting the information sent home on the report for the ACT Aspire. Parents engaged in discussion and questions as Mr. Tolbert explained sections of the report, such as the Supplemental Scores Report and Current Progress Report. We are very grateful for Mr. Tolbert’s time given to help us understand to a greater degree the mechanics of the ACT Aspire results.
Students in grades K-3 have met this year and had two lessons with the school counselor, one being on “Who is the Counselor?” and the other on “Being Proactive”. The next lessons that will taught in large group guidance will be on “Bullying Awareness” and what to do if they are ever bullied or see someone else bullying another child.
We have had a wonderful, busy start to our 2015-2016 school year. Our students and faculty are enthused as ever to begin a new year of learning. New backpacks, notebooks, shoes, clothes, and most importantly smiling faces line the hallways of Chelsea Park Elementary. We are blessed to be in a profession that exudes such a thriving positive environment!!!
At this time of year, we post possible options for our parents that need help for Christmas. Please find this posting on the counselor’s blog. If you have any questions, please call our school at 682-6700.