It was a busy week at Jonesboro-Hodge Elementary School (J-HES) with activities for parents and grandparents on Tuesday and Friday, while the students enjoyed doing Thanksgiving crafts in preperations for the upcoming holiday week.
On Tuesday, November 15th the counselors of J-HES held their first “Coffee with the Counselor” session for all guardians. The featured topic was “Studying Habits/Homework Help” which was very beneficial to parents. Parents learned about the stages of cognitive development, how to manage worry and anxiety, how to develop executive functioning skills, and ways they can help at home through a PowerPoint presentation/handouts by Mrs. Rachelle Mason. Both counselors look forward to addressing various topics in the future. Special thanks to Four Corners Coffeehouse in Jonesboro.
On Friday, November 18th, the Wraparound team held a “Grandparents’ Day Lunch & Learn” which included representatives from the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Council on Aging, and Jackson Parish Library. Some of the topics included: Senior Watch, Identify Theft, Meals on Wheels, Senior Activities, Telemed Sign-Up for Students, Screen-Free Activities, and Library Services. The learning portion was followed by a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner in the cafeteria.
“I would first like to thank the amazing grandparents of our students. J-HES understands the value of grandparents and the significant impact they have on the development of a child. After all, it truly takes a village to raise a child! I would also like to thank our amazing team— Deputy Stevenson, Mrs. Bergholtz, Mr. Barron, for quickly securing local representatives, and Coach Paggett, who did not hesitate to help organize the event!”- Danielle Copeland, Principal