My name is Erin Goddard and I am the Elementary School Counselor at Paint Valley Local Schools. I am excited for the 2022-2023 school year. I want to welcome you to the new school year and share a little about what I will be doing at school. As your student's school counselor I will be talking to them about careers, good manners, leadership, helping others, community, empathy, kindness, healthy relationships and how to be a good friend. Students will also learn how to handle emotions ( Ex. anger, excitement, fear, joy, and sadness) and what strategies to use to help them through strong emotions. I will also provide short term individual counseling as needed and some small group counseling. As the counselor I will also help students, staff, and the community in times of crisis or as needed. I am looking forward to working with students and staff here at Paint Valley Elementary.
Erin Goddard, Elementary School Counselor
Paint Valley Local Schools
Phone 740-634-3454 Extension 14203
How to Beat the Winter Blues
Here are some things you can do to beat the winter blues.
Play board games or card games.
Build a fort with blankets.
Make a card or a craft
Make a meal with your caregiver or parent.
Clean or organize move furniture around.
Have a snowball fight.
Build a snowman.
Try your hand at ice skating.
Get a group together and go bowling.
Catch a movie.
Try a new restaurant together.
Hit the gym or try a new fitness class.
Get enough sleep
Eat a balanced diet
Be active and move your body.
March and April 2023
Paint Valley Elementary School Counselor Communication & News
In March we start preparing for state tests and getting students ready and talking about wellness and test taking strategies. We often discuss how both physical and mental health needs are real. We share examples for physical health such as exercise or strength training and healthy food habits. We also talk about how to care for your mental health. Some examples are Eating healthy, getting rest, learning how to handle emotions, communicating and developing coping strategies. Together both allow you to be strong and healthy physically and mentally.
In April we will do much or our testing. It will be state tests and MAP test. If you have questions please feel free to call and talk to your student teacher or myself and I am happy to answer question you might have. If you have a 3rd grade student please see the information below that is specific to the third grade guarantee.
Support/Donations Needs: If you need help with getting your student a coat, gloves or food please reach out and we can share resources and information to help.
Important upcoming dates:
March 20th-25th Right to Read Week
April 6th 2hr early release
April 7th No school and April 10th no school Spring Break
April 12 & 13 ELA State tests grades 3,4,5
April 19 & 20 Math State tests grades 3,4,5
April 26 & 27 Fifth Grade science state test
May 2nd No school for students
Local Community Resources
General resources and resource connection
United Way of Ross County 1-740-773-3280 or https://unitedwayross.org
Food and Hunger assistance
Good Samaritan Food Pantry M-F 9am-2:45 pm 1-740-774-6303
United Way of Ross County Food Drop 1-740-773-3280
Hope Clinics Mobile Market Mondays
Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority 1-740-775-7881
Ross County Community Action 1-740-702-7222
Integrated Services for Behavioral Health 1-800-273-8255 (We have Counselors on site)
Crisis Hotline Ross County 1-740-773-4357