Keep Calm! A School Counselor Can Help!

"I'm not Scared, I'm Prepared because I know all about A.L.I.C.E."
 
As we did last year, we are beginning to talk with students about school safety and what to do in emergency situations.  We realize that these types of conversations can make students uneasy, but believe it is necessary to talk about and then practice what we will do in case of a building emergency.
 
To prepare our students, we have and will continue to cycle through classrooms to read the book, "I'm not Scared, I'm Prepared." by Julia Cook.  The book is based on the A.L.I.C.E. training that all school personnel have received.  This is a student-friendly book that reviews the idea of being prepared for the possibility of encountering a "dangerous someone" in our building.  The story is told in language that explains to children how to be prepared in a meaningful and proactive way.  This book is online and available for you to view on YouTube.  We hope you have a chance to view the book and be open to talking about it with your child.  
 
The book is being read by the School Counselor and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in classroom follow up activities.  The safety of everyone in our school is our priority and educating students is the key to preparation and relieving fear.  Thank you for your support of our increased safety focus!