Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Check This Out - Career Presentations at OB

A big THANK YOU to the parents and grandparents who took the time to present their career to our students last week. Visit 2017 Career Presentations to see them in action.

We will have another round of presentations in April.  If you are interested in presenting then visit the 2017 April Career Presentation document to sign up.

There are some fun games, videos, and resources on the Individual Student Planning page for kids to explore and learn about other careers.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lunch on Mrs. Arnold

Visit the OBPTO online bidding site http://bonhomme2017.eflea.ca/ and bid on this chance to eat lunch in the Private Dining Hall (counseling office).  Your child will get to invite a friend, and Mrs. Arnold will buy their lunch from McDonald's, Panera, Papa Johns, Jimmy Johns the choice is theirs.  Bidding closes Friday, January 20. All proceeds go to the OBPTO.   

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Conflict Resolution - Think Win-Win

During CARE Time, students learned about questions to help them process and resolve conflicting situations.  Reinforce and practice using these questions at home to help your child develop the habit of using them.  Developing these skills know will help them interact with others and build relationships. 

Check out this kindergarten class creating actions to go with the think win-win poem.

Help your K-2 child identify when they are having a conflict and have them use these How to Resolve a Conflict steps at home.   
Step 1. Stop take a breath.
Step 2. Talk and LISTEN to the other person.
Step 3. Think of ways to solve the problem together.
Step 4. Choose and idea you both like.

Here are five questions you can use with your third/fourth grade child to help them process conflicting situations and think win-win. Display a chart like this to serve as a reminder of this process.

Fourth Grade Parent Panel Discussion on FGC

On Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 PM we are hosting a panel discussion for our fourth grade parents to attend.  We have invited Old Bonhomme families with fifth grade students to be on the panel and answer your questions about the Fifth Grade Center (FGC). Visit the counseling web site at http://obschoolcounseling.blogspot.com/ and go to the Individual Student Planning tab to learn more about Old Bonhomme's transition plan for all of our students.

How to Raise An Adult Book Study

Would you agree that this parenting gig is hard?  Would you like to join a book club to hear what an expert has to say and talk with other parents? Well, Old Bonhomme is hosting a book club on the National Best Selling book How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. Read this New York Times Article about the book to gain insight on what the book is about. 

Our meeting times will be Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM on the following dates: March 28, April 11, and May 2. If you are interested in participating in the Old Bonhomme book study, RSVP by emailing school counselor, Hayley Arnold at harnold@ladueschools.net.   

You can follow Julie on Twitter @DeanJulie and learn more about her work by visiting http://www.howtoraiseanadult.com/. 

Kindness Challenge

The Great Kindness Challenge is January 23-27.  The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness on campuses nationwide. Our school is proudly participating in this proactive positive initiative.

All students will receive a GKC checklist (K-2 list, 3-4 list) with deeds to complete.  Please encourage your child to complete the checklist and show the world that....KINDNESS MATTERS! Students can turn their completed form into the counseling office and earn a heart to write their name on and display on the front bulletin board.