Thimmig Elementary offers a wide array of Behavior and Social Emotional Supports for our students. We are fortunate to have a School Psychologist and School Counselor on staff every day. We also have a Community Reach Therapist at the school two days a week. This team offers group, indiviudal, and family counseling if needed.
If you would like to refer your child for counseling resources please use the following link. The School Counselor will communicate with you after the referral is recieved.
BULLY PREVENTION at THIMMIG
What is Bullying?
Bullying is the repeated infliction or attempted infliction of injury, discomfort, or humiliation on a student by one or more students. It is a pattern of intentionally aggressive or hostile behavior that occurs repeatedly over time. Bullying typically includes an imbalance of power. Simply speaking, bullying is behavior that deliberately hurts, frightens, threatens, or excludes someone.
Bullying Can Include:
Teasing, making fun of someone
Spreading rumors and gossip
Telling or writing lies about someone
Expressing sarcasm, subtle negative comments
Excluding specific persons
Pushing, tripping, hitting
Threatening, intimidating or scaring people
Belittling people because of their race or culture
Making sexual comments or innuendos
What Can You Do?
Talk to your child about bullying and harassment.
If you think your child is being bullied, ask him/her what has happened.
Encourage your child to report bullying at school to teachers, school counselors, or the administrators.
The #1 complaint from parents of bullied students
The school didn't do anything. Have you ever heard that? We want parents to know that we take bullying very seriously and we have a 7 step procedure for handling bullying.
Thimmig's 7 Step Procedure:
Make it easy to receive initial complaint
Identify alleged bully and witnesses
Complete a Written Incident Report
Start the Investigation/Interview Process
Make a decision
Notifications to involved parties
Start the Sequence of Interventions
SAFE2TELL Anonymous Reporting
SAFE2TELL® is designed to help students anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers them, their friends, their family, or their community. Call (877) 542-SAFE or report online here..
Visit the SAFE2TELL homepage for more information.Web Resources for Parents
Parents, please find some helpful links below!
Miscellaneous Article and Podcasts (including Social Skills, Separation/Divorce, School Success, Learning Disabilities, and more!)
Parent's Guide for Preventing Gangs
Back to School Tips
Healthy Family Lifestyle
Managing Stress - Campus Calm
Information on Separation/Divorce
Family Education Network
Helping Your Child with Academics
Resources for Parents with Children with Disabilities
Downloadable Parenting Tips
Study Skills and Homework Help