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Saratoga Union School District K-5 Counselor - Jill Kaminski
Jill Kaminski, MA, PPS
K-5 School Counselor
Saratoga Union School District
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are excited to begin your next adventure. I’m looking forward to my 5th year as the elementary school counselor at Foothill, Saratoga, and Argonaut schools.
As the school counselor I meet with student individually, in small groups, and with classrooms to promote social emotional skills and development. We learn and practice skills such as cooperation, communication, resiliency, friendship, and problem solving. I am happily a resource for parents, staff, and faculty too.
This year I will be offering an 8-week Mindfulness training to TK-5 grade classrooms. Mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, increase focus, boost memory, and enhance the immune system. The lessons will focus on mindful breathing, learning about the brain, cultivating gratitude, mindful movement, focusing the senses, perspective taking, and kindness. You might hear all about the amygdala from your student, be sure to ask them about it!
Please take a moment to look over the school guidance website.
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Warm wishes for a healthy and happy school year,