Guidance – – CHP is committed to developing social skills and a positive attitude. The Guidance Counselor meets with students from Preschool through Grade 8 to help them transition into school routines. Older children meet in smaller “Lunch Bunch” groups to discuss specific issues of concern. By Middle School, students feel comfortable enough that they reach out to the Guidance Counselor on an as needed basis. At all levels, students are given strategies about how to interact with other students, to recognize and deal with conflict in a healthy manner.
Has your child ever come to you saying, “I don’t have any friends at school!” or “Nobody likes me!”?
Perhaps your child cannot (or will not) articulate her worries and concerns about her social life but has become more moody, self-critical, and withdrawn, or doesn’t want to go to school in the morning. These can all be signs that your child might have trouble making and keeping friends
How many times in the last week alone has your child said: “I am so bored!” Maybe you were busy making dinner and could not play with him, or she had plans to go outside and play, but the weather changed to an ice-cold drizzle and playing outside wasn’t an option anymore.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.