• COVID coping resource

    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 4/17/2020 4:30:00 PM
    COVID social-emotional resource for children 
    Parents, a new storybook has been written through collaboration of more than 50 humanitarian organizations. The book is called, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19." The purpose of the book is to help children understand and cope with COVID-19. You can click here to download a copy of the book. More information is located at https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/09-04-2020-children-s-story-book-released-to-help-children-and-young-people-cope-with-covid-19 
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  • Recipe for homeschool success

    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 4/17/2020 3:10:00 PM

    Homeschooling can be very challenging.  Click here for a few tips for homeschool success.

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  • Self care for parents and kids

    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 3/23/2020 8:30:00 PM

    It is so important to have self-care during these uncertain times. Click the link below for a variety of fun/self-nuturing activities that can be done at home to support your emotional well being. Emotional Well Being activities I hope to see all Clairemont bulldogs, soon! 

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  • Talking to your kids about the Coronavirus

    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 3/16/2020 11:00:00 PM

    We are currently living in a very uncertain time with the Coronavirus spreading around the country. Although very young children may not be watching the news or surfing the internet, they are still bombarded with information about what is happening around the world. The uncertainty of what will happen can cause anxiety or fear for children. It is important for children to still feel safe and remain calm. Below is a link to some tips from children's author, Julia Cook, about how to talk to kids about the virus. 

    The Yucky Bug - Coronavirus

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  • Food Pantries for families in need

    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 3/16/2020 10:30:00 PM

    If your family is in need of food, click the link for a list of food pantries in Dekalb.

    Food Pantries

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  • National School Counselor Week #NSCW

    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 2/4/2020 12:30:00 PM

    National School Counseling Week 2020 (#NSCW2020) is Feb. 3–7, 2020.  The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. I became a school counselor to help children feel heard and inspire them to be the best version of themselves. To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit www.schoolcounselor.org/nscw

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  • Donations for those in need

    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 11/21/2019 8:40:00 AM

    Clairemont spent the month of October focusing on Spreading Kindness. We want to continue this focus on kindness with a final project. We want our students to practice compassion and show kindness to people in our community. Students will have the opportunity practice these ideals by creating care kits for the Decatur Cooperative Ministry. The Decatur Cooperative Ministry helps families that are experiencing homelessness. We are asking families to donate materials for these care kits. Along with the items listed below, we are asking for donations of shoeboxes and small boxes. The shoeboxes and small boxes will be used to create the care kits. Donation items are separated by grade level. We will accept donations from 11/18/19 – 12/6/19. Donations can be placed in the grade level donation boxes in the Clairemont front lobby.


    Decatur Cooperative Ministry Ongoing Program Needs:


    Items requested from Kindergarten families:

    Food Prep: Napkins, Aluminum Foil (Heavy Duty), Plastic Wrap, Plastic food containers, Ziploc Bags


    Health: First Aid Thermometers, Band-Aids, Pain Relievers (Motrin, Tylenol, Aspirin), Vitamins, Cold and Flu Medicine, Hand Sanitizer, Antibiotic Ointments (Neosporin, Bactine, Cort-aid)


    Items requested from 1st grade families:

    Personal Hygiene: Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Dental Floss, Deodorant, Shampoo/Conditioner, Razors, Soap, Hand/Body Lotion, Q-tips, Sanitary Napkins, Baby wipes, Diapers, Pull-ups (sizes 2-5), Vaseline


    Items requested from second grade families:

    Office/School Supplies: Office Copy Paper, Notebook Paper (3-hole), Kid-safe Scissors, Pencils/Pens (Assorted Colors), 3 Ring Binders, Scissors, Binder Clips (Assorted Sizes), Tape, Envelopes (Letter, Legal, Brown 8x11), Rulers, Filing Folders, Glue, Post it notes, Paper Clips, Staples





    If you have questions about donations, you may email Ms. Pratt at cpratt@csdecatur.net.

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  • Think Safe lesson for students

    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 10/15/2019 9:00:00 PM

    This month all students will be receive information from the Think First & Stay Safe program. This is a research based program that teaches specific personal safety education through interactive classroom lessons and role playing. A letter with additional details was sent home with students on 10/15. Parents are able to preview the information through the links provided on this website. A preview session will also be held on 10/21/19 at 8:30 a.m. in the media center. Think Safe lesson for Kindergarten Think safe lesson 1st grade Think Safe lesson 2nd grade

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    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 10/10/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Thank you to the parents that attended our parent workshop on 10/2 and 10/3. There were a lot of great conversations. I am posting the presentation from the workshop for anyone that was unable to attend. You may click on the Engagement & Success link to open the presentation. If you have questions, you may contact any of the facilitators listed on the presentation. Engagement & Success Presentation

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  • Parent Workshop

    Posted by Charmaine Pratt on 9/30/2019 8:40:00 AM
    The school counselors and parent liaison of Clairemont Elem. and Talley Street Upper Elem. will conduct a parent workshop entitled, "How to engage your child and help them be successful in school." This workshop will include topics such as effective strategies to engage your child in conversation, anxiety reduction techniques, friendship skills, academic success tips and much more. We will hold two identical sessions. The first session will be on October 2nd at 6 p.m. at the Dekalb Housing Authority Community Center. The second session will be on Oct. 3rd at 8:30 a.m. at Talley St. Upper Elementary. If you have a child at Clairemont or Talley Street Upper, we look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, you may contact Ms. Weaver or Ms. Jackson at Talley St. Elem. or Ms. Pratt at Clairemont Elem. 
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