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      This year will be a great one filled with so many new things to learn and experience. I will be visiting all classrooms teaching a variety of character, social, academic, and emotional skills. I am exciting to spend this time with the children helping them become well-rounded students.  I will also continue to meet with students to help them with any personal needs. Please let me know if there is anything that I can assist you and/or your student to help them be successful this school year. 
    New to this year:  Every month I will focus on an important character trait for the students to possess.  The month of September's focus was on being TRUSTWORTHY.  Each teacher will nominate a student who stood out in showing this trait. Then I will randomly draw a nominee out of a hat for the Terrific Tiger of the Month for each grade.  The month of October's focus is being HONEST. Please encourage your child to be an HONEST student.
     I have recently obtained my  certification in the Mindfulness practice.  I am excited to be able to use this training to better assist Ridge View Students. You can follow the link to check-out what mindfulness is:
October is RED RIBBON DRUG AWARENESS month.  The week of October 23-31 the students will be participating in a wide variety of awareness activities throughout the week with different theme days to dress up.  There will also be an essay, poster, and classroom door decorating contest for students to participate in.
Here is the list of dress up days and activities for the week:

Red Ribbon Week October 23-31

Your Future is KEY, so Stay Drug FREE.


Monday, October 23: Kick Off Day “Team Up Against Drugs” Wear Your Favorite Sports Team Shirt or Jersey

Tuesday, October 24: “Don’t Be Tacky; Drugs are Yucky” Wear Tacky Clothes

Wednesday, October 25: “Be Strong Against Drugs” Wear Your Superhero Shirt

Thursday, October 26: “Love Yourself” Wear Red

Friday, October 27: “Be Drug Free Spirit” Wear RVES Shirt/ School Colors (Green/Yellow)

  • All Posters/Essays/Door Decorations due and judged.

Monday, October 30: “Come Together Against Drugs” Wear Red Ribbons

Tuesday, October 31: “Scare Away Drugs” Wear Halloween Attire (School/Grade Approved)

  • Winners of the Poster, Essay, and Door Decorating Contests Announced.
    • Essay read on announcements, Poster displayed.
Jacqueline Trosien
School Counselor
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(865) 354-2111 ext. 2005