Monday, February 2, 2015

Celebrating #NSCW15 & A Week of Giveaways!

Fabulous school counselors our week of celebration is here (although I think we should be celebrated each and every day)!  I've been thinking  how to celebrate National School Counselor Week at my school for a quite a while.  I can honestly say that at my school, we (counselor intern Victoria & I) are constantly reminded how much parents, staff and students appreciate what we do as counselors (we do A LOT!)

So here's how we'll be celebrating National School Counseling Week:

-My school district will host a morning celebration for all the school counselors to and what we do!

We're so excited to celebrate.  Use the hashtag #NSCW15 to post your pictures.

-I made this great banner from Vistaprint to hang outside of my office to celebrate and to let everyone know that it's National School Counselor Week. On a side note I got a sweet deal on this bannery on a Black Friday sale, for only (are you ready for this) 99 cents!

Celebration banner

-I put daily announcements on our live morning television school news show on things that school counselors do and how we are here to help all students.  Both Victoria & I even plan to be interviewed during the show on Tuesday (this is really a stretch for me, I'm more of a behind the scenes person).

-My principal included a little reminder on her phone message that it was School Counselor Week and also our PTA sent out a shout out to us to the parent list serve (great school counselor PR).  

-To include staff, I made a little note to everyone (I used Avery business cards) that said "Being your JYJ Counselors is worth at least 100 Grand.  Celebrating National School Counselor Week from Andrea & Victoria".   I attached a 100 Grand candy bar to the note.  To get more ideas check out Pinterest and look under teacher appreciation.

Treats for staff & counselors in my region.  To print your own copy of NSCW signs click here.  

-To include school counselors in my school district Victoria & I made a treat to give all of the counselors in our elementary region. It says "For being a part of our super STAR Central PLT, happy school counseling week!" and we attached it to Starburst candy (another Pinterest idea).   I love that I've been able to be a part of such a wonderful and fun region (shout out to the Elementary Central Area PLT)!

-To include other school counselors, I sent notes to a few school counselors that I've met from this blog, conferences, professional development and even counselor friends in my district.  I used post cards & envelopes that I ordered from Vistaprint. I can't say it enough how this blog has allowed me to connect with so many amazing school counselors.  Thank you for reading and sticking with me.  Who doesn't like to receive a little note celebrating what you do?

Notes to school counselors, you just may be receiving a note from me!

-I also have another way to celebrate us by having a giveaway a day for the rest of the week!!!
Here's what's on tap for the week's giveaway:

-Tuesday: Win a copy of The Anti-Test Anxiety Society book by Julia Cook
-Wednesday:  Win a copy of The Body Image Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World (An Instant Help Book for Teens)  by Julia V. Taylor
-Thursday: Win a copy of What Shoes Will You Wear by Julia Cook
-Friday:  Win a $20 gift card to Walmart

Don't forget to enter each day

I'm very excited about our week to celebrate our fantastic profession!  What are your plans for school counseling week?

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