March, 7, 2017
During January and February the counselors presented lessons on Safety Awareness to grades PreK-Grade 6 focusing on child sexual abuse prevention. We focused on the difference between safe and unsafe touch. Students learned about Stranger Danger, their private parts and who to go to when they feel scared or confused. The safety lessons were covered over 4 weeks. The safety lessons were taught by counselors, homeroom teachers and Arabic teachers. Activities included discussions, watching videos, worksheets, and creating alerts signs. Students earned Safety Badges at the end of week 4. The counselors discussed scenarios on how students should protect themselves. The Five Safety Alerts: Hold Alert, Touch Alert, See Alert, Talk Alert, and Alone Alert.
Shared by the Counseling Department:
Ms. Samar, Ms. Eiman and Ms. Kristie
In March Personal safety and Internet safety was discussed with Middle and High school students. Students learned and discussed personal safety tips. The Internet tips discussed:
Quarterly Newsletter, March 30, 2017
Dammam Girls section
1. I will think before I post.
2. I will respect other people online.
3. I will be careful when meeting online friends in person.
4. I will protect myself online.
Students also learned about traffic safety, fire safety, and using electricity safely.
During early-release day on 7 March, The Counseling Department offered a Professional Development workshop for all teachers and assistants about the Impact of Teacher-Student Relationships. The objectives were:
– To improve student-teacher relationships
– To improve quality of teaching
– To share teaching experiences
– Exchange best teaching practices
Research and statistics show teachers have a great impact on the students’ learning outcome. www.Education.com
Tips to Effectively Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher:
1. Build a Team. Create a partnership. Let the teacher know you will both work together to support the child.
2. Communicate Often. Reach out and contact your child’s teacher by email or phone. It’s okay to contact the teacher first.
3. Don’t Hesitate. Let the teacher know immediately if you have any questions or concerns.
Child + Parents + Teacher = Success
4. Be Honest. Let the teacher know if your child is having issues at home that might impact his/her learning or behavior at school.
5. Be positive. A simple note of thanks can help strengthen the relationship.