Hi Homestead Families & Students!
Happy September! Thank you for the warm welcome on Back to School Night. It was so nice to mingle and meet one another. I am looking forward to working with you and your children throughout the year. In the monthly newsletter, please be on the lookout for Ms. Zide’s counseling corner, where there will be a small note from myself on the happenings that will be occurring at Homestead that are counseling related.
As we get the school year going, the focus in September will be:
★ Making Connections & Getting to know each other
Some activities that will be put into place are:
★ Thursdays: Lunch Bunch @ 11:30 (this is when your student can come early before their activities with teachers and have lunch with Ms. Zide and other friends, students can bring an at home lunch, or the lunch provided through the school)
★ We will learn to have conversations and actively engage with each other. This may be just a simple “How has your week been going?” or “What is your favorite thing to do outside of school? From there we will see how the conversation flows
★ The goal is to build relationships at school, practice social skills, and learn to work together.
As we move forward with the school year and see the needs of our students, there will be opportunities for individual counseling, group counseling, and lots of focus on social-emotional learning and development. I will be at Homestead campus Thursday & Fridays. I am available by phone or email or in person to connect! Please feel free to reach out. It’s going to be a wonderful year!
Phone: 805.641.5000 ext: 2906
Ms. Zide, Counselor