Counselor’s Corner

From Mrs. Barnes:
Below is an excerpt from Love and Logic’s Jim Fay.  For more information on this topic, give me a call or stop by sometime.

“Do you know people who are trying to create a perfect environment for their children? Are they more concerned about getting the world to adjust to their kids than they are about helping their kids learn to cope with and deal with the world as it exists today?

In spite of the efforts of many to create a perfect country where no one will ever be offended, where bad decisions will have limited consequences, where good outcomes are guaranteed regardless of effort and sacrifice, and where kids never have less than the neighbors’ kids, our kids are still living in a world that requires effort and resilience.

Our love for our kids tempts us to do all we can to make their childhood better than ours. It tempts us to try to eliminate disappointment, struggle, and inconvenience from their lives.”


Love and Logic is a method of training children to be responsible for their actions.  I have materials and information that I am ready and willing to share with Strong Rock parents.


Important Information

Happy Monday! We have just a few updates and reminders for you!

  • All field trip forms and money are due this Friday. This includes the background checks and medical release forms. Unfortunately, we cannot take any forms late.
  • If you have not already done so, please sign and return your child’s report card. We are sending home a copy of the report card this week for you to review the highlighted standards with your child.
  • We are going to begin sending home written homework on Monday and Tuesday nights. Please let us know if this is a problem for your child.
  • You have two opportunities to come and hear the State of the School Address. 1) Wednesday, January 13 during 2nd Cup of Coffee at  8:15 in the cafeteria or 2) Thursday, January 14th at  7:00pm in the cafeteria
  • Parents who attend either the 2nd Cup of Coffee on Wednesday or Thursday’s State of the School event will receive a jeans pass for each of their students and will be entered to win free family passes to Atlanta Fest!


Thank you for all that you do!

The Kindergarten Team

Upcoming Dates

  • January 13- 2nd Cup of Coffee at 8:15
  • January 13- Cherry Berry Spirit Day (2-9)
  • January 14- State of the School Address at 7:00pm
  • January 18- MLK Day- school holiday
  • January 19- Re-Enrollment Begins
  • January 21- Truett’s Spirit Night
  • January 27- Prospective Parent Luncheon at 11:30
  • January 29- Book It forms due


***Report cards were sent home on Friday. Please sign and return as soon as possible.



Counselor’s Corner

Counselor’s Corner

As we begin a new year, it’s always great to see how we can make our

lives a little easier in 2016.   Take a look at just a few of the:

50 Top Parenting Tricks and Hacks

That Will Make Life Easier and More Fun


  1. Add a lint rollerto your craft room.  A lint roller picks up glitter (and just about anything else) like a charm!
  2. Keep a spray bottle in the car for hot days to avoid scorching seat belts buckles.  Use a fine mist spray to cool buckles.  Water does not have to be cool, the evaporation will cool plastic and metal.
  3. To get your kids to put their shoes on the correct feet, cut a sticker in half and place it on the insides of their shoes.
  4. Make splinter removals less painful.  Put a paste of baking soda and water on a splinter and leave for a few minutes, the baking soda will push the splinter out saving your child an unnecessarily painful splinter removal.
  5. Use a pizza box as a giant sized canvas.
  6. Use toothpaste to clean permanent marker off wooden furniture.

Check out the whole article for all 50 tricks and hacks.