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Welcome Lowell Families!

My name is Jessica Raymond and I am the school counselor at Lowell. My job is to support all students in being their best selves in the classroom and in our community. I teach classroom lessons, facilitate small groups, and work one-on-one with students. Connect with me by phone: 676-6470 x 4919, email: Jessica.Raymond@bellinghamschools.org, or in person if you have any questions about social skills programs, need help connecting to resources, or want more support.

On this page you will find information about community resources, parenting class offerings, tips to help your child succeed, and links to helpful websites.

I offer counseling lessons for each classroom at Lowell. These classroom lessons support our school values to: Create Community, Collaborate, and Cultivate Learning

The counseling curriculum aligns with the CASEL standards for social emotional learning.

Self-Awareness

  • Identifying Feelings
  • Accurate Self-Perception
  • Recognizing Strengths
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Efficacy

Self-Management

  • Impulse Control
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Discipline
  • Self-Motivation
  • Goal Setting

Responsible Decision Making

  • Identifying Problems
  • Analyzing Situations
  • Solving Problems
  • Reflecting
  • Ethical Responsibility

Relationship Skills

  • Communication
  • Social Engagement
  • Relationship Building
  • Friendship
  • Teamwork

Social Awareness

  • Perspective Taking
  • Empathy
  • Appreciating Diversity
  • Respecting Others

 

The Southside Elementary Schools, Lowell, Happy Valley, and Wade King, are partnering to host three Parent Connect nights this year. These nights will allow parents at all three schools to connect with and learn from one another. Each event will feature a speaker or expert in our community and a chance for parents to discuss and share ideas with one another. Childcare and food will be provided. 

Parent Connect Nights:

Managing Conflict
Wednesday, October 11th 6:00-7:30pm
Wade King –

Sign up HERE!

Navigating Friendships

Wednesday, February 21st 6:00-7:30pm
Happy Valley –

Using Technology Safely

Wednesday,  April 25th 6:00-7:30

Lowell

 


Playground Zones Video

All Bellingham Elementary Schools use the PLAYWORKS framework during recess. Watch the video above to learn more about the expectations on the Lowell Playground.

My role is to support our recess team by helping develop plans for students who need additional recess support, training Junior Coaches in our Student Leadership Program, and helping provide structure and safety for our students during recess.

 

Community Resource Hi-Light

Parenting Academy Seminars at Brigid Collins
1231 N. Garden St. 98225 / 734-4616
Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 Cost: $15 per class

Positive Parenting for Teens
September 28th

Power of Positive Parenting
October 12th

Myth Busters: The Truth About Teen Behavior
October 26th

Raising Confident, Competent Children
November 9th

Coping with Stress

November 30th, February 8th

Thriving Kids: Building Blocks for Success

January 11th

Thriving Teens: Building Blocks for Success
January 25th

Raising Emotionally Resilient Children
December 14

Navigating the Teen Years
February 22nd

Learn more by downloading the Parent Academy Flyer. Personalized one-to-one parent support is provided by Brigid Collins through their Parent Coaching Program


After-School Programs for Kids

YMCA at Lowell
Located in the Lowell Gym. Open after school until 6:00pm Contact the YMCA to register: 733-8630 Cost

Hillcrest Kids
360-733-8135
1400 Larabee Ave, 98225

Kids will be transported from Lowell to Hillcrest after school. Cost

Boys and Girls Club
360-527-9777
1715 Kentucky St, 98229

Open after school until 7:00pm, Thurs until 5:30pm
Cost: $30 for the year.

Kids will enjoy fun activities supervised by trained staff. Grades 1st-12th.
Boys & Girls Registration Form 2017-2018

Boys and Girls Club also offers Athletic Programs and provides Scholarship Assistance


Child Anxiety: A Panel Discussion

On Thursday, February 26th, 2015 we hosted a panel discussion on childhood anxiety. Over 40 parents from Lowell and surrounding schools attended this event. Professionals in child mental health provided information and guidance on recognizing, preventing, and treating anxiety in children. On this page you will find video footage from the night as well as a brochure that was provided to attendees.

 


Southside Parent Education Nights at Lowell

Lowell is partnering with Happy Valley and Wade King Elementary to provide a series of three parent education nights each year. The topics for 2017-18 are: Navigating Friendships, Managing Conflict, and Using Technology Safely. Look for more information about our first parent night in October.


 

Disclaimer:  I am not a licensed therapist and do not provide therapy in school. If you or your child would benefit from private therapy, I am happy to make referrals to outside counseling services.