Donate to New Counseling Programs
Cool Camp is a new program created to provide emotional supports and behavioral strategies that tie into PBIS and RTI. Cool Camp will provide a soothing environment that will allow the student to de-escalate from an emotional/behavioral incident. Once the student has de-escalated, the student will receive one on one counseling before returning to class. Finally, the student will be signed up for individual or group counseling for additional support as needed.
Our counselors need approximately $1,250.00 to purchase the materials and supplies needed to outfit Cool Camp. Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause by visiting the HCS Omnifund site and selecting Blossomwood.
Calm down kits are also being created for all Pre-K through sixth grade classrooms. When a student's behavior begins to escalate, as a result of anger/frustration, etc, the student will have an opportunity to go to the calm down area of the individual classroom. The student will have access to the materials for a brief time, in an effort to de-escalate. The student will then resume class activities.
Calm down kits for grades Pre-K through 2 will contain the following items: noise cancelling headphones, a fidget necklace, a set of Calming Strategies Cards, two books (The Way I Feel and Feelings A-Z), a chill out bottle, and a squeeze ball/balloon. The cost of materials for each kit is $60.00 Calm down kits for grades 3 through 6 will contain the following: noise cancelling headphones, a classroom set of books dealing with coping skills, a magnetic drawing board, a calming jar, stress ball/fidget gadget, and a reflection piece. The cost of materials for each kit is $75.00.
Donations for calm down kits should be made payable to Blossomwood Elementary with a notation of calm down kit. Please indiciate the intended grade levels (Pre-K-2 or 3-6). Checks should be turned in to the front office.