Bells Ferry Elem. School Counseling

Ms. Dockery (Grades K, 2, 3) & Ms. Roycroft (Grades 1, 4, 5), School Counselors

Summer Program: Mercer for Kids

Mercer University Youth Programs

College for Kids (Grades K-5): Creative Writing, Math & Science

View Flyer Here

Register online


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Camp Tranquility

Join Us at Camp Tranquility
WellStar Community Hospice Family Bereavement Camp
September 15, 2018 • 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Red Top Mountain State Park • 50 Lodge Rd. • Acworth, GA 30102

Application Deadline: July 1, 2018

Open to Ages 6 to 17 years, $25 family fee (scholarships available)

Camp Tranquility Flyer

Parent Letter


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PTA International Night & Bells Ferry Arts Night

Please join us on Thursday, February 8th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Bells Ferry Elementary Cafeteria for International Night & Arts Night.

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Community Resource: Georgia Miss Amazing

The Georgia Miss Amazing will take place at Kennesaw State University on April 27-28, 2018.

Girls and women ages 5 and older who have an IEP, IPP, 504 plan, SSI, or a physician’s records proving disability are eligible to participate.

Cost: Donation of 5 cans of food

Registration and more information: 

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available on the website as well!

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Community Resource: Social Skills Program for Students

The Children & Family Programs at the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development is accepting registration for their 8 week Social Skills Program. Social Skills is a fun prevention/intervention group that is open to all 5‐12 year‐olds who are struggling academically, socially, and/or behaviorally, including those diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and HFASD.

Each 60 minute Social Skills Program will focus on developing skills to promote positive peer relationships. Children will participate in games, art projects, life skills, and recreational sport activities. The program will focus on Emotional Regulation, Communication, Participation, Cooperation, and Validation. It will meet Mondays at 3:30 at Logan Farm Park in Acworth beginning 3/5. For more information please contact Dr. Garefino at [email protected]

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GA Milestones EOG Online Test Practice

Some students will take the GA Milestones EOG test online.  Here is a website for students to practice with the online format and the tools available during the test.

-Click on “Test Practice”

-Click on “Field Test EOG & EOC” Online Tools Training

-Click on “EOG Test Practice” (EOG = End of Grade for grades 3-8)

-Click on “Standard Online Tools”

-Click on “Grades 3-5”

-A Username & Password screen appear.  The Username & Password are typed just above the sign-in boxes.

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January’s Counselor Coffee

Please join us for our Wednesday, January 2018 Counselor Coffee where we will focus on the topic of  “Building and Nurturing Self-Esteem in Our Kids!”

We will meet in Ms. Dockery’s Room (Room 11, next to the cafeteria) at 8:00 a.m.

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Discover Daniell! Rising 6th Grade Parent Night

5th Grade Parents:  You are invited to attend a Parent Information and Guided Tour of Daniell Middle School on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Daniell Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Counselors will be answering questions during s Q & A session.  To learn more about Daniell Middle School, you can visit their website at

Below is a link to the announcement.

Parent Night Invite – November 2017 web-1-1kjn94a

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Here Is What We Are Learning In September & October

School Counselors teach classes 1-2 times a month in the areas of Academic, Social/Emotional and College and Career Readiness.  Here is what we have been learning in September & October:


  • Choices & Consequences
  • Using I Messages to talk with friends
    • “I feel _______ when you _____.  Please _____.”
  • Knowing the difference tattling and reporting/asking for help

1st Grade

  • Understanding Personal Space
  • Using I Messages to talk with friends
    • “I feel _______ when you _____.  Please _____.”
  • Using the DEBUG method to solve problems when others are bothering you
    • Decide to Ignore; Exit or Move Away; Be Friendly (I message); Use Firm Words; Get Adult Help

2nd Grade

  • Review DEBUG from 1st Grade lessons and apply it to situations
  • Ranking the Size of Problems: Not all problems are the same.  If we rank the size of our problem, we can use it to assign the appropriate reaction.
  • Problem Solving Strategies

3rd Grade

  • Reputations: What is a reputation?  How do we get a reputation?  How do we change it if needed?
  • Using the book Simon’s Hook to explore ways to handle it when friends are teasing
  • An Introduction to Growth Mindset

4th Grade

  • Academic Skills: What happens when we don’t turn in work
    • The impact of factoring a “0” for missing work into our grades
  • Introducing Growth Mindset
  • Growth Mindset: Positive Thinking

5th Grade

  • Exploring Learning Styles
  • Kindness
  • Conflict Resolution
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Parent Needs Assessment 2017-18


We would love to know how we can help and support you this school year!  Please take a moment to fill out this survey on topics you would like more information or resources that your family may need.

Click here for Parent Survey

There are paper copies of the survey available at the school (and sent home with all students).

Thank you!

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