School communities are most successful when students, staff, and parents are connected and all feel supported. During School Psychology Awareness Week (Nov. 13-17), our school psychologists encourage everyone to “power up” and serve as a “positive charge” to reinforce those critical connections and to spark positive change. The awareness campaign emphasizes that every individual— child and adult— can use his or her talents, skills, behaviors, and mindset to grow and contribute to the quality of the school and the wider community.
Families, teachers, school psychologists, administrators, and all school staff can work together to create a culture where making positive connections and taking action is the norm, simply by modeling and embracing the expectation. Small, positive steps taken each day can have a profound impact on our students and the culture of our schools.
So, every day (and this week especially), look for ways to pass along a “positive charge”… be kind, show gratitude, offer help, include others, celebrate creativity, work hard, be curious, explore ideas, try new skills, and support a team effort.
We thank our school psychologists for what they do to help our school communities to “power up” and provide the positive school culture in which our students thrive.