PMS


PMS SEL Team Photo

These are the Social Emotional Re-visioning Committee Members. All teachers and staff are integral to the social-emotional learning of our students.
Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Joseph, Mrs. Beliveau, Mr. Beauchesne Mrs. Madden, Mr. Hatzimanolis, Mr. Haarlander, Mrs. Cartier

What we've done:
-Discussed implementing the School Climate Survey to students, parents and teachers to determine the social-emotional needs of students at Pelham Memorial School and to determine how to support parents and teachers.

What we're doing soon:

DISTRICT WIDE: 
-Lynn Lyons, LICSW, from Concord, NH will be coming on February 6 from 6-8 pm to speak to staff, families and the community. The presentation is called "The Gift of Anxiety and Depression Prevention: Skills We Can (and Should!) Be Teaching Our Children." Untreated anxiety in a child is one of the top predictors of depression in young adults. For those that work with anxious families, this comes as no surprise. In this presentation, Lynn focuses on how interrupt the most common anxiety and depression enhancing patterns–including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and three cognitive habits—and adopt instead a process-based “umbrella approach” that changes both the child and adults’ ingrained patterns of thinking and behaving.

-At each school we have begun social and emotional learning classrooms. Each has a special education teacher who is available to provide support to students in a smaller classroom setting with individualized instruction to focus on their social and emotional needs which impact their ability to complete school work or daily activities of school life. At PES, the teacher is Ms. Bradshaw, at PMS the teacher is Mr. Evans and at PHS the teacher is Mrs. Scanio.

-Dr. Lessard, Director of Student Services, Mr. Hoffman, Assistant Director of Student Services, Mrs. Kilabuk, School Psychologist and Mr. Alexander, Assistant Principal at PHS attended the School Mental Health Conference in Washington DC in October 2017. The group presented their plan to other school district representatives about developing a comprehensive school mental health system- including a multi-tiered system of support for behavior (MTSS-B) and social/emotional learning (SEL).