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Counselor Corner

Character Counts at Liberty-Eylau Early Childhood Center

and So Does Mental Health!

As we make our way through these uncertain times, I want to share some helpful resources.  In addition, please feel free to contact me if you have questions, need resource information, or have suggestions as to how I can best support our students.  You may e-mail me or leave a message on my office phone by calling (903) 831-5352 ext. 5117. 

Throughout the school year, I will be adding a newsletter titled “Wellness Wishes” for the parents of our ECC students.  These newsletters will include resources, social and emotional learning activities, and a little “jewel’ of hope and inspiration.


Wellness Wishes for August 2020

Wellness Wishes for September 2020


Character Education

For our character education program, the Liberty-Eylau Early Childhood Center uses components of the Learning for Life curriculum and 8 Expectations and Life Principles from Great Expectations.  

The Eight Expectations

  • We will value one another as unique and special individuals.
  • We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.
  •  We will use good manners, saying “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me” and allow others to go first.
  •  We will cheer each other to success.
  •  We will help one another whenever possible.
  •  We will recognize every effort and applaud it.
  •  We will encourage each other to do our best.
  •  We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.

Life Principles/Character Traits

     August 2020 – Respect

     September 2020 – Good Citizenship

     October 2020 – Honesty/Trustworthiness

     November 2020 – Gratitude

     December 2020 – Courtesy

     January 2021 – Optimism

     February 2021 – Caring/Fairness

     March 2021 – Courage

     April 2021 – Responsibility

     May 2021 – Integrity


For additional information such as national hotline numbers, mental and behavioral health resources, COVID-19 resources, social and emotional learning tools, and social services resources, please click the link below.


Note:  The Liberty-Eylau Early Childhood Center has a full-time counselor (Melinda Jewell).  This is her page.


Contact Melinda Jewell