Counselor's Corner
  • Hello Families!

    At ECE, we celebrate the Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) in February!  The GKC is dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion in communities worldwide, and ECE will celebrate by participating in several activities throughout the upcoming month.  We’ll encourage students to complete as many Acts of Kindness as possible at school and hope they feel inspired to continue them at home, too.  For Week 1, we’ll start with the GKC Acts of Kindness checklist in each classroom, along with Kindness bracelets and handprints for a hallway banner.  In Week 2, students will get Kindness pencils and Cougar Cabinet will make posters to be displayed throughout the school.  Plus, classrooms will participate in Core Essentials ( activities since Kindness happens to be this month’s featured character trait.  During Week 3, Cougar Cabinet will plan a Spirit Week (more info to come) around Kindness, plus students will receive “Be Kind” stickers and make bookmarks.  Finally, in Week 4 we’ll write Kindness and Thank You notes during lunches and then celebrate with our monthly Recognition Assembly on March 1st.  Together, we will lift each other up, cheer each other on and show the world that Kindness Matters!!

    For more information, and a fun Acts of Kindness checklist to try out at home, please see the parent resources on the GKC website:

Marli Bartness, Counselor
  • Marli Bartness
    (360) 652-4515 ext. 4137

    Office Hours:
    M - F:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm