Guidance

Guidance

Jackie Kleiner is the HMS School Counselor.

Most parents’ recollection of a counselor is from high school, and memories of class scheduling and college recommendations.  In the first couple of weeks of school, Jackie has been a crucial component in children and families making the transition from summer to school. She deals with a number of students who had some separation anxiety this year,  teaches Second Step lessons in every classroom, and  plays an important role with families who experienced significant change over the summer. In addition, Jackie and Principal Bill Carozza work together when children  who (rarely!) make inappropriate choices that need our attention. In short, like all of our staff members, her role is essential in making HMS an inviting, warm, and safe place to be.

Jackie’s email address is jkleiner@hopkintonschools.org

You can view Jackie's blog by clicking on this link.

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Laura Wuellenweber is the MSS School Counselor. Here's her latest news:

Dear MSS Parent and Guardians:
Over the course of my professional career I have come to learn about many books on a variety of topics that I would like to share with you!  I am hoping you find these parent resources beneficial. 
Growth Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck
Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents, Reid Wilson, PhD and Lynn Lyons, LICSW
Yardsticks, Children in Classroom Ages 4-14 A Resource for Parents and Teachers, Chip Wood
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
Smart but Scattered, "The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential, Peg Dawson EdD and Richard Guare PhD
The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D
The Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write it Down, Get it Done, Peg Dawson EdD and Richard Guare PhD
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey
Drive, Daniel Pink
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Guidance Lessons have started this week in 4th Grade!

As in prior years, we will be using the 6 Pillars of Character as our foundation and covering the following topics:

Trustworthiness

Respect

Responsibility

Citizenship

Fairness

Caring

Guidance Lessons will continue to take place with each of the 4th Grade Classes for the next 6 weeks, followed by lessons with the 5th Grade and 6th Grade.

Please feel free to contact me any time if you are interested in learning more!

Thank you,

Laura

News

Posted on
08/17/2017
Parents should have received the "Summer Scoop" in the mail, but you can always access it online at:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5FY3n-wRlfGLVhzNlBKd2RWQWM
Posted on
07/28/2017
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT HMSSchool starts at 8:00 AM and students are dismissed at 2:35 PM. If you bring your child to school, please have them wait on the playground for the bell. Teachers will come out to the playground to meet their students on the first few days of school. We welcome parents to arrive with their children on the first day.FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT MSS
Posted on
07/28/2017
We have a specific event for 4th graders and their families before school starts. It’s called our 4th Grade Welcome Back and it’s happening at Maple Street School on August 28, (the day before school starts) from 5-6 PM. We’ll gather for a quick hello and introductions from Bill and Amy in the cafeteria and then you can meet the 4th grade teachers and other school staff. 
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