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Here is link for resources to parents about how to manage during the coronavirus outbreak from Save the Children

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School Based Health Centers

APS has several School Based Health Centers throughout the district, and they are currently open to ALL APS students. 

The flyers below have information about the Health Centers and how families can contact them. 

Student Success Center

Counselor update

During this difficult time, I am available to meet with students and parents via Google Meet to check-in and provide support. 

If you or your student are interested in meeting with me, please email me at camille.richter@aps.edu , or call me at 505-750-4674 to set up an appointment. 

If you, your child, or someone you know, is experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line at  1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474). They are available 24/7 to support ALL New Mexicans. If it is a life threatening emergency, please call 911. 

During school closures, I will also be providing weekly resources and activities on this website that you can do with your child to engage their social-emotional learning. For now, here are a few resources, but be on the look out for a weekly update!

Please reach out and let me know what else I can do to support.
Best,
Camille Richter (counselor) 

505-750-4674

camille.richter@aps.edu

Weekly COunselor Lessons 

Redirector Resources

Our amazing redirector has put together a few more resources to help students and their parents/guardians navigate this difficult time. Please take a look below!

Here are some lessons that are easy to implement with your student at home during school closure. The focus of these lessons is social emotional learning. Being able to talk about feelings, and using coping skills to manage feelings, are important skills for students to have during this difficult time. Please follow along with you child to help explore some of these topics on a weekly basis.

Conflict Resolution

You may be feeling a bit cranky with each other after being copped up for months. Check out this podcast, geared towards kiddos, that talks about how to resolve conflict. 

Try out the activities at the end of the podcast to practice conflict resolution with your family. And please remember, these are stressful times for everyone, and it's ok to get cranky sometimes. But if we can give each other a break and face each other with kindness, we will get through this together.

Redirector Shares Zones of Regulation

During this time, your child(ren) may be feeling a bunch of different emotions/feelings throughout the day. It is important that your child(ren) recognize their emotions/feelings and how to cope with them.  Above is the Zones of Regulation chart. These are some of the emotions that a child might feel throughout the day. 

Here are a few coping skills that can be used:

  • Talk to your child about how they are feeling
  • Listen to music
  • Dance, stretch or run in place
  • Blow bubbles
  • Put a puzzle together
  • Playing with playdoh
  • Play Simon says

The following link provides activities to help your child(ren) learn more about their emotions/feeling and strategies that will enable your child(ren) feel more in control of them.  

https://www.westmountcharter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Zones_summer_2017_2018.pdf

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Step 1: Please watch this video. You may have already read this book, but remember in times of difficulty, kindness is important. Spreading kindness is a great way to stay connected, even in isolation. 

Step 2: Try to answer these questions. You can talk about them with a family member or write them out on a piece of paper. 

  • What is a bucket filler? What is a bucket dipper?
  • What can you do to fill someone’s bucket at school? At home? At the grocery store? At the park? Right now?
  • How do you feel when you fill someone’s bucket?
  • How do you feel when someone fills your bucket?
  • What does kindness look like? Sound like? Feel like?
  • Why is kindness important? 
  • Can you think of someone who is really kind? What stands out about their kindness?

Growing Gratitude

Step 1: Please watch this video and practice paying close attention to the things that you are grateful for in you life. 

Step 2: With your family, work to create a way to express your gratitude. You could try, 

  • Calling/video chatting with a loved one that you are grateful for and miss
  • Creating a piece of art to express gratitude for people in your community
  • Doing something nice around the house for a family member
  • Writing in a gratitude journal every day

Finding things that you are grateful for can help us to stay positive, even when our lives seem anything but normal.

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings

Step 1: Please watch this video. Pay attention to the feelings that they describe. 

Step 2: Think about and discuss the following questions:

  • Have you ever felt any of these feelings? When? Describe those moments.
  • How did you know you were feeling those feelings? What did your body feel like? Describe what the feelings feel like.

Step 3: Create!

Draw a picture of a house and write the names of the feelings that you feel inside the house. Remember! It is normal and ok to feel some of the not so great feelings like sadness, anger or fear. Think about what helps to make you feel better when those feelings pop up. 

What is the student success center?

Our Student Success Center meets the needs of our students by providing behavior redirection and social/emotional support. Our Dean of Student's, Ms. Lawrence, our Counselor, Ms. Camille, and our Social Worker, Ms. Irma, meet with students, parents and staff to assure that each child has the tools to navigate their learning.  Our collaborative team structure allows for a holistic approach to student support. 

Please reach out to any of our Student Success Team members with your concerns. We are here to make sure all students feel safe, supported and ready to learn. 

Meet the Student Success Team:

Ms. Lawrence

Ms. Lawrence comes to us with 9 years of classroom experience, including her work as an Indian Education Interventionist and extensive education in Early Childhood Development. As the Dean of Students, Ms. Lawrence's background informs her behavior interventions, providing discipline through the scope of Restorative Justice; focusing on reconciling student's negative choices within the school environment. Ms. Lawrence is an excellent resource for bullying referral and discipline issues at Susie Rayos. 

Ms. Camille

 As the School Counselor, Ms. Camille works with every student as Susie Rayos to ensure they are supported in their social/emotional growth. Ms. Camille presents classroom guidance lessons and runs small groups focused on topics such as, Changing Families, Resiliency, Impulse Control and Grief/Loss. Ms. Camille visits with students individually, as well, to provide short-term, solution-focused counseling. If you feel your student would benefit from these services, please contact Ms. Camille for help. 

Counseling Department Mission Statement

The mission of Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate counseling program that follows the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Model, which is focused on intentional, evidence-based, data-driven practice. By collaborating with parents, teachers and the community, we prepare the whole child to become accountable, responsible and engaged citizens. The program fosters academic, social-emotional and career development through activities and interventions to promote life-long learning; ensuring that every student is equipped for a successful future in the 21st century.

Ms. Irma

Ms. Irma has extensive experience as a Social Worker and continues to support our students within our Special Education Department through referrals, resources and social/emotional support.