Counseling
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Counseling services are available to help students, parents,  and teachers in the areas of academics, personal decision making and career planning.  Parents can contact one of the counselors by calling the school at 301-375-7444 or email.

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 Lyndsay Wright

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Harassment

The Charles County Public School System is committed to providing an environment that is free of harassment / bullying where students and adults can work and learn.  Classroom guidance lessons on bullying/harrassment are taught each year.  The definition, the consequences, the effects and response behaviors are discussed.

Parents are encouraged to have a dialogue with their child(ren) about bullying/harassment.  Don't hesitate to call if there are questions or concerns.


Do you know about our Character Education Program?
It is our goal here at J. C. Parks to not create a good character education program but rather to create a culture of good character.  Our motto here is to teach our students the four P’s … to be prepared, positive and polite which gives them the power of excellence! The Core Essentials Character Education Program fits nicely into this effort because each of the traits is an example of one or more of the P’s.  We incorporate the core values into everything we do and our entire staff is involved in this effort. One value is taught each month!

September - Knowledge - Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do
October - Creativity - Using your imagination to do something unique
November - Gratitude -  Letting others know you see how they have helped you
December - Generosity - Making someone's day by giving something away
January - Self-Control - Choosing what you should do instead of what you want to do
February - Honor - Letting someone know you see how valuable they are
March - Conviction - Standing for what is right even when others don't
April - Hope - Believing that something good can come out of something bad
May - Responsibility - Proving you can be trusted with what is expected of you


Student Assignments

Fourth and fifth grade students are creativng anti-bullying brochures.  The brochure should be colorful and must include a title, some pictures, a page to describve what harassment

Workshops
The Tri County Yourth Service Bureau is offering two workshops for youth.

Managing Emotions will provide youth ages 13 - 18 with effective strategies for managing their emotions. Topics will include:
-  Anger Management Techniques
-  Self-Esteem
-  Conflict Resolution
-  Stress Relief and Relaxation Techniques

Best Foot Forward is just for girls ages 10 - 16.  Session topics include:
-  Healthy Relationships
-  Social Skills
-  Self-Image
-  Effective Communication
For additional information call 240-607-2592.