Message from Bedford Park Guidance Counsellor

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

I am very fortunate to be continuing my role as your child’s Elementary Itinerant Counsellor (Guidance  Counsellor). I am here to help your child through the middle school years. I will be at school on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings throughout the school year. 

During this school year, I will be working in the classrooms delivering specific guidance  lessons to your child.  These lessons will focus on self-discovery and community involvement.  Along with the delivery of classroom lessons, I also provide assistance in the areas of: academic success, career/future pathways, social situations and grade 8 to 9 transitions.

Grade 8 to 9 Transitions  Specific:
The grade 8 students will be working on “Choices for Nine”, their transition program to grade 9 throughout the year.  The introduction to the program begins in early October. I will be making regular visits to the grade 8 classes to ensure that information goes out in a timely manner. 

As an introduction to the “Choices for Nine” program, there will be a parent information evening at Bedford Park PS on Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm . It is highly recommended that all families of grade 8 children attend this very important meeting.  This session will provide information about key dates, timelines, Optional Attendance procedures, Secondary School programs and requirements, Secondary School Open House dates and times, Course Selection and much more.  Grade 7 parents are encouraged to attend as well.

Student information sessions will take place prior to the Information Evening which will include the same topics as the information night, thus allowing for rich discussions prior to and after the Information Evening.

The goal of the “Choices for Nine” program is that every grade 8 student and family will be equipped with the information to make an informed and confident decision for choosing an appropriate secondary school program.  For those interested in knowing high school information evenings, please see click on the following link  http://www.tdsb.on.ca/OpenHouse

 
For ongoing Guidance  and Career Education Programs taking place at the school, updates will be placed in school’s monthly newsletter along with the school’s student support site. 

I am always happy to talk to the families of students. You are the most important people in your child’s life!    If you have any questions of concerns please contact me via email Bianca.angheloni@tdsb.on.ca

Bianca Angheloni
Elementary Itinerant Counsellor
bianca.angheloni@tdsb.on.ca

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