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Welcome!

Hello Friends! :)
 
I'm so glad to be back with all our sweet students and families!
 
Feel free to spend some time exploring my website to find out a little bit more about me and about what I do as the McFadden School Counselor.
 
If I can help you out with anything at all, now or in the future, please don't hesitate to call me at school or email me at [email protected]. I look forward to working with you and your child this year! :)
Click the link below to view my School Counseling Newsletter for September. Thanks for taking the time to read it! Please let me know if you have questions! :)
Virtual "Coffee with the Counselor" Zoom Meeting - Back to School Edition!
 
Thank you for all who were able to join me on zoom in August as we discussed all things McFadden and how to make the most of your child's time here. If you missed it live but would like to listen, here you go! :)
 
                                                        October Word of the Month - Grit
 
Our October word of the month is grit, which we define as "refusing to give up when life gets hard." Each day Dr. Blair will discuss on morning announcements different ways we can show grit at school, at home and in the community. Please see the flier below for ways that we can discuss and display grit.
Care Solace is a wonderful resource that we have in our district that helps connect families to mental health services. Please see the flier below and contact me if I can help you access this free resource.
                                                    School Counseling Student Information Form
 
Please take a few minutes to complete the Microsoft form below for me. Please read the directions at the top of the form and let me know if you have any questions. All questions are optional. Thank you so much for your time!
 
Who is Mrs. Puffer and what does she do at our school?
 
Here's a video I shared with our students about what my job is and how to get in touch with me. Feel free to watch and learn! :)
 
The Energy Bus for Kids
 
We meet once a month for about 45 minutes for our Energy Bus program. It is based off the book, "The Energy Bus for Kids" by Jon Gordon. This is a special time each month because we meet in multi-grade groups and almost every adult at the school participates. Your child will have their same energy bus teacher for the entire time that they are at McFadden.
 
We base our lessons, activities and discussions off of the 5 lessons of the energy bus, which are:
 
1. Create a Positive Vision
2. Fuel your Ride with Positive Energy
3. No Bullies Allowed
4. Love your Passengers
5. Enjoy the Ride!
 
Here is a video of the author reading the book if you'd like to hear it for yourself. It is such a sweet story with so many great lessons, and our kiddos LOVE our Energy Bus meetings each month! :) And just to be clear - we don't really ride a bus! Our kindergarten friends are sometimes bummed about that! :)