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Ms. Wilson
 
Hello Mustangs!
 
My name is Jenna Sullivan, and I LOVE being the School Counselor at Moreland Road Elementary. Each year, I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of the students, staff, and parents. As a School Counselor, I love connecting with others, truly listening, sharing, and being there for others. In addition, being positive, uplifting and encouraging are things that are meaningful to me and these qualities help to create a happier school. 
 
I would like the students, staff, and parents at Moreland Road to think of my office as a warm and friendly place, where they are always welcome. My office is also a safe haven – a place where others can get help if they feel confused or worried. It is important to know that there are people that care at school. I want the students to know that I am an ally…an adult at the school who will be on their side, advocate for them, and who wants the best for them. At Moreland Road, it is imperative that all students and staff experience fair treatment, access, opportunity, advancement, overall equity, respect, and a feeling of belonging. One of the most important roles of the School Counselor is to advocate for this to consistently be the norm. My door is always open for suggestions and collaboration. 
 
In addition to being a School Counselor, I am also a Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor. I am passionate about overall wellness and hope to contribute to healthy practices at Moreland Road Elementary. My belief is that when we are eating well, sleeping a full eight hours, drinking plenty of water, exercising, spending time with family and friends, and experiencing a fulfilling spiritual life, that these healthy practices contribute to our happiness, health, and overall well being. This in turn affects productivity, and the ability to pay attention and work hard. 
 
My responsibilities include promoting academic, social/emotional, and career
based support to students. In addition, I am one of the leaders of the PBIS/MTSS
team, as well as the Wellness team. I offer support to students, staff, families and the overall community. I also offer short-term individual counseling, small group counseling, large group counseling, and classroom guidance lessons. Group counseling topics include groups on making friends, divorce, loss, anger management, study skills, self-esteem, and more. Please contact me about getting your child involved in small groups at Moreland Road. In addition, I offer consultation services to parents, teachers, and administrators to discuss student needs and solutions. In order to contact me, please call me at my direct line at 770-229-3755 X21105, or contact your child’s teacher or any of the Moreland Road staff. 
 
Sometimes, when things change or are different from the way we are used to, or if there is too much to do, it is easy to become overwhelmed or stressed. Taking things one step at a time, one task at a time helps me in these situations. If this ever happens to you, take a moment to slow down, bring awareness to your physical body, take a deep breath, and do the next right thing. Stating a positive affirmation, such as, “I am relaxed” or “I am surrounded by love” can help. You may have to repeat this a few times, but after a while, you really will begin to feel more relaxed.
 
One of my favorite quotes is: “Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” This reminds me that having great goals and believing in ourselves can help us to get where we want to go in life. Just beginning the journey by taking the first step is often all we need to do to get started.
 
Let’s have a great year, friends!
 

Resources
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We all have needs and at times, are unsure of where to turn to meet those needs. Here in Spalding County, many resources are available to lend a helping hand. We are so grateful to the Spalding Collaborative (www.spaldingcollaborative.com) for allowing us to use their richly compiled list of resources: 

Child & Parenting Assistance 
Advo-Kids CASA: 770-820-9195 
Car Seat Safety: 770-467-4740 x 110 or 117 
Community Intervention: 678-378-8081 
CHARMS, Tutoring: 770-228-6302 
Child Care Resource & Referral: 877-722-2445 
Child Protective Services (DFCS): 855-422-4453 
Family Nurturing Ctr of GA: 770-972-3664 
Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge: 478- 445-0100 
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 866-854-5652 
Rushton’s Hope for Family Life (Maternity Needs): 770-468-6606 
Need to Talk HELPLINE: 800-244-5373 
SafeKids Spalding: 678-408-3158 
Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Ctr: 770-477-2177 
Stepping Stones Edu Therapy Center: 770-229-5511 

Counseling and Mental Health
Brighter Tomorrows Consulting: 678-408-4622 
Eagles Way Church: 770-228-4699 
Griffin 1 st Assembly, Touch of Healing: 678 688 3133 
McIntosh Trail Community Service Board: 770-358-5252 
NAMI GA non-crisis line: 770-408-0625 
Pathways Center: 777-229-3407 
Riverwoods Behavior Health: 770-991-8500 
Suicide Hope Line: 800-784-2433 
Tenacious Life Therapy: 470-204-7332 
Trauma Health Care: 770-480-1365 

Domestic Violence 
Domestic Violence 24/7: 800-334-2836 
Haven House 27/7: 770-954-9220 
Promise Place 24/7: 770-467-4282 
Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center: 507-477-2177 

Education
Adult Education & GED (Free): 770-229-3176 
GED at Fairmont Center: 770-467-4758 
Griffin Region College Career & Academy: 770- 229-3700 X 10482 
Griffin Spalding County School System: 770-229-3700 
Griffin Spalding Regional Library: 770-412-4770 
Gordon State College: 678-359-5124 
Head Start / Pre-K: 770-228-7196 
Southern Crescent Technical College: 770-228-7348 
UGA Griffin Campus: 770-412-4027 
Second Baptist - English as a 2nd Language: 770-227-2442 

Employment and Training 
Georgia Department of Labor: 770-228-7226 
Griffin Area Resource Center: 770- 228-9919 
In The Door LifeSong Ministries: 770-480-1365 
Office of Special Services: 770-228-7382 
Shield of Faith Christian Center: 770-228-7570 
Southern Crescent Technical College: 770-228-7348 
Vocational Rehabilitation: 770-229-3140 
Work Source Three Rivers: 770- 229-9799

Food Assistance 
Carver Road Church: 770-227-2745 
Collier Community Services: 678-953-7048 
East Griffin Baptist Church: 770-227-7847 
First Baptist Benevolence: 116 West Poplar St. (Mon 8:30-10 am) 
Five Loaves & Two Fish Food Pantry: 678-603-1238 
Hampton UMC: 770-946-4435 
Impact Ministries: 678-603-0831 or 770- 412-9092 
Meals on Wheels & Congregate meals for Seniors: 770-467-4384 
New Mercy Baptist Church: 770-227-2422 
New Birth Fellowship of Praise: 770-412-6767 
Rushton’s Hope: 770-468-6606 
Salvation Army: 770-412-6561 
Spalding Co DFCS, SNAP: 770-830-2166 
Sunnyside Methodist Church: 770-228-8243
WIC Nutrition Program: 566-636-7982

Housing 
Georgia Dept of Community Affairs: 877-428-8844 
Griffin Housing Authority: 770-227-7657 
Griffin Habitat for Humanity: 770-228-4827 
House of Hope Homeless Shelter: 770-227-2336 
SafeHome (hardship mortgage assistance): 770-806-2100 
Square Foot Ministry: 770-329-7736 

Locations for a HOT MEAL every Day 
Sunday: United Christian Fellowship; 114 W. Broad St Supper + Service 6pm 
Monday-Friday: Abundant Life Soup Kitchen; 132 W. Cherry Lunch 11am 
Monday-Friday: Spalding County Senior Center; Memorial Dr Meals for Senior a small fee is charge..8:30 &.11:30am 
Thursday: East Griffin Baptist Church; 999 High Falls Rd Lunch 12pm 
Saturday: Rushton’s Bounty of Hope Café, 814 Experiment St. Lunch 11am 
Sunday-Saturday: Impact Christian Ministries; 115 W Solomon Breakfast & Service 8:30am Saturday & Sunday: Impact Christian Ministries;115 W Solomon, Dinner & Service 5pm Monday-Friday: Impact Christian Ministries;115 W Solomon, Lunch & Service 11:30am Wednesdays: Impact Christian Ministries; 115 W Solomon Ladies’ Bible Study +Lunch 11:30am Mondays 2nd & 4th Impact Christian Ministries Men’s Bible Study +Dinner 5pm Tuesday & Thursday: Rushton’s Bags of Blessing, 814 Experiment 10am-4pm

Medical Resources
In Case of Emergency: 911 
Alzheimers Georgia Chapter: 800-272-3900 
American Cancer Society: 770-631-0625 
Children 1st: 770-560-0814 
GeorgiaCare (Rx info): 800-669-8387 
Hope Health Medical Clinic: 678-688-8700 
Hope Health Dental Clinic: 678-688-8810 
Impact Health Clinic: 770-412-9092 
Lions Club (glasses, hearing aids): 770-229-6415 
Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222 
Rock Springs Clinic: 678-688-1950 
Spalding County Health Dept: 770-467-4740 
WellStar Spalding Regional: 770-228-2721

Miscellaneous 
American Red Cross: 404-296-0506 
Care-Net for Caregivers: 770-233-6179 
Child Support Enforcement: 877-423-4746 
Credit Counseling: 404-527-7630 
Fortify (foster & adoptive family support): 770-228-2307x311 
Georgia Crisis Helpline: 800-715-4225 
Georgia Legal Services: 404-894-7707 
Griffin City Central Services:  770-229-6421 
Griffin Police (non-emergency): 770-229-6450 
Medicaid Transportation: 404-305-3535 
Public Transportation –RIDE: 855-407-7433 
Social Security Administration: 866-964-1005 
Spalding County Offices: 770-467-4233 
Spalding Parks & Leisure Services: 770-467-4750 
Spalding Sheriff: 770-467-4282 
Victim Assistance Services: 770-467-5456 
Waypoint Griffin Veterans Resource Ctr: 770-415-0859

Senior Services 
Adult Protective Services: 866-552-4464 
Alzheimers Georgia Chapter: 800-272-3900 
Area Agency on Aging: 866-854-5652 
EyeCare for Seniors: 877-887-6327 
Georgia Cares: 866-552-4464 
Spalding Senior Center: 770-467-4384 
Public Transportation –RIDE: 855-407-7433

Utility Assistance
Energy Assistance Program: 770-567-8116 
1st Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Dr (2nd Tuesday,1:30-3 pm) 
Pike Neighbor Service Center: 770-567-8116 
Salvation Army: 770-412-6561 
Scana Energy: 866-245-7742 
Spalding Samaritans: 404-784-4455 (Meets at Hope Health Clinic Community Room 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1-2 pm. Picture ID & current bill requested). 

Please see this link http://spalding.gafcp.org/resources/ for additional information, address, and phone numbers for resources within our community that are here to help YOU.

PBIS NEWSLETTER
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At Moreland Road, we teach our students our expectations.  Every day, our faculty and staff teach our three (3) P.B.I.S. school-wide expectations:
  • Be Well-Mannered
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Eager to do the Right Thing
     
Griffin-Spalding County Schools participates in Second Step, which has been added to our School-Wide PBIS. Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive.  This program has 24 lessons that are taught each week in the classroom to improve student, parent and school social emotional health.
Our P.B.I.S. mission is to increase student achievement by providing a positive environment conducive to learning while decreasing inappropriate behavior. 
 
We have a team that meets monthly to disaggregate our discipline data, achievement data, and attendance data, to plan the end of the nine weeks P.B.I.S. school-wide celebrations, to implement strategies to address behavioral concerns, to implement rewards for students and teachers, etc. 
 
In conclusion, I would like to solicit your support to encourage positive behaviors at home and in school.  Please remind your child every morning to follow our P.B.I.S expectations.
 
Thank you for all that you do to support our school.

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