Another newsletter round-up


newspaper-clip-art-weekly-news-clipartThe last two summers I have shared my School Counselor Newsletters that I put together for parents and teachers. Since I got a lot of great feedback from readers, I thought I’d do that again.

If you want to see the posts with previous years’ newsletters click here and here.

My newsletters from the school year 2014-2015 are below. Each one is listed by month and topic. Click on each link to see them:

September, 2014 – Back-to-school transition tips for parents

October, 2014 – Various ways to start the “how was your day at school?” conversation with children (encouraging communication within the family)

November, 2014 – Stress and anxiety relief in children

December, 2014 – (No newsletter. Sorry!)

January, 2015 – Information and tips about getting your child to school ON TIME (this was an issue for some, so I saw an opportunity to educate many)

February, 2015 – Building grit in your child (and avoiding being the “rescuer”)

March, 2015 – A goodbye newsletter to my families with tips for closure (probably one of the hardest newsletters I’ve ever written) 😦

After March, I joined a new school and did not publish newsletters during my time there. It is my hope that I will get back to doing newsletters next school year! I still believe them to be a great communication and advocacy tool!

Information about my newsletters: I use Microsoft Word to make each newsletter. Using a lot of text boxes, I can manipulate the spacing and sizing of what I want to include. When I’m satisfied, I save it as a PDF document to share.

Hope this has been helpful! 🙂


25 thoughts on “Another newsletter round-up

  1. I so appreciate all of your information. This is my 5th year as a school counselor in Rockwall, Texas (25 years in education) and still feel like I’m trying to learn:)

    Happy Summer!

    Carol Cruz Rockwall, Texas (close to Dallas)

  2. Monthly newsletters is something i want to implement this year and you just made it even more possible😀. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you are enjoying your Summer.

  3. Thank you for taking the time to post this for us. I would also like a copy of the newsletters in Word, if you don’t mind. Make sure you relax this summer and take some time for you!

  4. Could I too, PLEASE, get a copy of the newsletter in Word? Again, thank you so much for posting. I love reading your blog and I am always finding helpful information here!

    Krista Martinez

  5. We’ve just stumbled across this and while we work mostly with high school, your newsletters are a really great insightful resource. Thank you for sharing! We hope to see more posts from you over the summer and when the school year starts Happy vacation time!

  6. Thank you so much Kayla for sharing your newsletters!! This will be my second year as an elementary counselor and I think this will be great to implement this year!! Can you email me a copy in the Word format as well? I will definitely be following your blog!

  7. Kayla,
    This is so helpful! May I also have a copy in Word? I am a school psychologist, and I would love to start a newsletter to parents.
    Thank you!

  8. Kayla,
    I knew I loved you after your “12 Things You Should Never Say to a School Counselor”, but these newsletters make me love you more!! Could you please email editable copies to me? They look awesome! The September one looks like just what my PreK and Kinder parents need when they bring their “babies” back to school soon!

    Thank you for being so willing to share with others!

    (This is my 31st year in education….3rd year as a school counselor! This year I get to be on one campus with all little ones…PreK and Kinder…Yay! I’ll be serving as counselor and Academic Specialist, so I’ll be curious to see how it will play out, but I think it will be great!)

    • Haha Cheryl, thank you for your kind words! I’m glad my blog has helped you and brought you some laughter. I will get on my laptop soon (that’s where all my originals are) and send over the September one in Word. Good luck in your new-ish position! 🙂

  9. Thank you sooooo much for all you share Kayla. You sent me a word copy last month and it helped me produce Volume I ,Issue 1 at my school of an elementary counseling newsletter. Could not have done it without you! Thanks again.

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