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Mrs. Snider's Google Classroom for STUDENTS!
Kids, grades 3rd-5th can join my google classroom. Just email me for the link, we'd love to have you! It has SEL lessons, life lessons and hacks, resources, communication with your class mates, Zoom links and more!
Random Acts of Kindness
Wednesday, February 17th!!!
Staff and students will be celebrating this special day with activities, lessons and recognitions. We will be highlighting students who show acts of kindness. There are many ways we can show kindness- at home, at school and in our community. As I always say, EVERYDAY is a good day to be kind!

Good morning. This is Mrs. Snider, your school counselor, and this week, we are celebrating National School Counseling Week. One of my goals is to help you learn new skills to help you succeed. This week, we are focusing on perseverance. I know you’ve faced many challenges as our schools have moved online, as you’ve missed out on time with friends and family, and as many of your regular activities were postponed or cancelled altogether. Everything is different and that’s a lot to handle. Determination is a skill that can be helpful. And, to be honest, it’s one I have to practice, too.


In Iron Man, Tony Stark said, “It’s an imperfect world but it’s the only one we got.”


Using your determination when everything feels different is hard. First you have to accept that change has happened and will happen, and you just need to find your footing and do the next right thing. 

There are lots of tools to help you stay on target. Making lists and setting goals, and just taking time to process your feelings can help you keep going and stay determined.


You may not have an IronMan suit, but you have me. Let me know if you want to chat. I’m here to help.
We are almost half way there. Lots of changes happening. We are welcoming back all grades into the building, with 4th & 5th in a hybrid. We are so happy to be able to see kids arrive at school everyday! 
K - 3 Does NOT need to submit a survey
Hybrid 4th and 5th Meal Service survey click HERE
Distance Learners & Community Member survey click HERE


April PACE Character Trait is TRUSTWORTHINESS

We are on the lookout for students who are displaying TURSTWORTHINESS. 
"Trustworthiness means inspiring complete reliability for others and a sense of personal responsibility". Here are some ways to show trustworthiness:
  • Keep your promises
  • Be on time
  • Don't gossip
  • Apologize
  • Be reliable

March PACE Character Trait is DILIGENCE

We are on the lookout for students who are displaying DILIGENCE.  "Diligence means persistence, dedication and hard work". Here are some ways to show diligence:
  • pay attention to details
  • ignore distractions and focus on your work
  • do a little each day to reach a goal
  • work hard even when it's tough

February PACE Character Trait is HONESTY

We are on the lookout for students who are displaying HONESTY.  Honesty means "Sincerity and reverence or love for the truth". Here are some ways to show honesty:
  • telling the truth based on what actually happened, based on facts and real things (not lying)
  • telling the whole truth, and not leaving out parts in order to hide something you know is wrong (lies of omission)
  • acting in a way that is truthful and doesn’t hide the truth or trick others (not deceiving)

January PACE Character Trait is FAIRNESS

We are on the lookout for students who are displaying FAIRNESS. Fairness means "treating people and ideas with justice and impartiality" Here are some ways to show fairness:
  • Take Turns.
  • Tell the truth.
  • Play by the rules.
  • Think about how your actions will affect others.
  • Listen to people with an open mind.
  • Don't blame others for your mistakes.
  • Don't take advantage of other people.

December PACE Character Trait is Caring

We are on the lookout for students who are displaying CARING. Caring means: "showing a genuine concern for the welfare of others and being a kind, supportive helper" Here are some ways to show respect:

  • give a person a compliment
  • help someone out
  • do a chore for your brother or sister
  • bring the mail in for you family 
  • tell your teacher how much you appreciate them
  • pick up garbage in your neighborhood

September PACE Character Trait is RESPECT

We are on the lookout for students who are displaying RESPECT. Respect is recognizing, considering and properly honoring the worth of one's self and others. Here are some ways to show respect:
  • Listen. That's why we have 2 ears and one mouth. Sometimes it's best to just use your ears and really listen to what another person is saying. Don't interrupt.
  • Serve. Doing kind deeds for others without asking for anything in return.
  • Be polite. Using your manners. Saying please and thank you. 
  • Show kindness. Be kind to anyone, anytime, anywhere. It's not always easy, especially when you have felt wronged. But kindness always wins. Remember the Golden Rule.
  • Agree to disagree. You won't always share the same opinions with others but you can respect their right to have that opinion.

If you need to reach me, please call my number listed above or email me. I'm available during regular school hours and I will do my best to get back to you within 48 hours.