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From Mrs. Laffoon, School Counselor

Just a quick word from Kathy Laffoon, Pre-K through 6th grade school counselor.   First I would like to welcome everyone back to school and hope that everyone enjoyed their summer.  Getting back into the routine of school can be difficult for both kids and adults alike.  Here are a few tips to help get back into the swing of things with your family.
  • Review your routine and get back on schedule.  Set clear expectations for a bedtime and morning routine that allows your child the most rest.  Sleep is one of the most important things for children. 
  • Plan meals ahead of time.  School nights are busy especially if your children are involved in extracurricular activities.  Take a few minutes each week to plan meals before going shopping.  Having a plan in place can help reduce the “what’s for dinner” stress!
  • Check in regularly and get involved! Talk with your child each day about the different activities they did at school.  Feel free to call or email your students teachers for updates as well!
I look forward to working with your students this year.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns.  I can be reached at 607-836-3654.  Let’s all work together to have a safe and wonderful school year!

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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636