What a perfect time to recognize our Gem of Appreciation recipient as it is National Counselors Appreciation Week! Our Counselor, April Woodburn, is new to Bertram Elementary this year and we could not be any happier or feel more blessed! We love that April gets excited about all the fun stuff we were already doing here and that she has brought so many new, wonderful ideas with her. She is not afraid to try new shenanigans or be silly for the kids. She is very positive about everything and has a student first attitude. Just to name a few of the things she has done, besides providing counseling services, April has organized events such as Career Day, Green Ribbon Week, Shoe Angels (shoes for students in need), Pennies for Patients and currently the 28 Days of Kindness campaign. This week, April is leading our campus in the “Start with Hello” program in an effort to positively impact the lives of our students. April has had a tremendous impact on our students, staff, parents and community.
Please help us give a great big SHOUT OUT to our amazing Bertram Elementary Counselor, April Woodburn!!!
Please join us in congratulating our Bertram Elementary Gem of Appreciation, Susie Guzman! Ms. Guzman is in a new role this year as our Librarian. She has done an outstanding job and students look forward to going to Library every day! When asked to share about Ms. Guzman, below are a few things that staff and students had to say:
· STUDENTS –
o Good Librarian, enforces the rules, makes reading fun. – Aidan Bell
o Respectful, takes good care of the books; I look forward to Library time. – Bruce Gonzales
o Respectful to kids, always shows us how to do the right thing. James Luke
o Cares about us; Library is fun with her because she gives chances to grow and correct our mistakes. – Brianna Spencer
o Nice, respectful, friendly and doesn’t get mad. She lets us watch movies, like Rio. – Miguel Ramirez
o Nice, makes Library fun, helps me find books to read. – Mark Anthony
o Makes reading fun because she lets us read and sometimes draw. – Josvanny Ramirez
· STAFF –
o She is always cheerful and upbeat. There is nothing she won't do to help. – Sarah Allen
o Always willing to work with anyone in any situation. – Carolyn Pfau
o Team player! – Mary Allen
o I consider Susie and I a team in the Library! She throws herself into everything I'm trying to accomplish with the kids. She goes above and beyond in so many ways - always asking how she can support me, providing back up when I need it, helping to cover teachers when needed and she is a truly amazing Librarian! The kids LOVE her! She works hard to have fun and engaging activities for the kids in the Library. All the kids look forward to their Library day! I love working with her; we make a great team! – April Woodburn, Counselor