Can you believe that we're going into week 8!?! This quarter has really flown by! I know my list of projects is ridiculously long, and judging by the number of students banging their heads against the wall on Floor 4, I know I'm not the only one! :) Don't worry, first years, we always make it through. I wanted to send out a social/service update!
Service: A few interns (Bronwyn & Val) and second years (Lynn, Trinidad, Laura, Diane, and I) volunteered for the Chicago marathon a few weeks ago through ISPA, and had a blast! We worked the Goose Island/312 table, handing out beer to the runners at the finish line. They were quite happy to see us, and they kept us really busy! :) The marathon never ceases to amaze me, with the sheer number of runners, volunteers, and fans that together make the run one of Chicago's biggest annual events! It is such an inspiring day, and I know I speak for the group by saying that it feels really good to have participated in such a monumental event, and I can't wait until next year! Above are pictures of us at the 312 stand!
Also, we are planning a fun social event in the city right before Winter quarter begins, on Saturday, January 9. Just as a warning...it may involve karaoke, so start practicing your favorite Cyndi Lauper and Madonna tunes! :) More details to come, but please put this in your planners!
Good luck with your final projects/papers, and please let Kate, Diane, or Laura know if you have any ideas for SPO!
I just got an e-mail announcing the date for the next autism walk in Chicago! It will be held May 16, 2010 so please put this date on you calendars! I'll create a team for us on the website again, and when people start joining the team we can decide if we want to walk it or volunteer at the walk (or a little of both). I'll keep posting information on the blog, and feel free to respond with questions! Thanks!
Our first SPO Meeting of the year was today, and was kind of random - but the one thing we DID agree on was that everyone should post any questions (school psych related only, plz) to this blog. Go ahead and write your questions as a 'Comment' to this post, and then we will copy the question and post it as a new entry with our answer.
Hopefully this system will help you out until we get the website up and running!
I cannot believe we are already into Week 4 of our Fall Quarter. I know the second year students have been busy spending one or two days at their sites and doing REAL work! I wanted to take this opportunity to officially welcome the first year students. I hope you are enjoying your time at National-Louis and are not too overwhelmed. Don't forget, the second year students are always here to answer questions, share experiences, and calm each others anxieties about observations, homework, readings, etc. Try to take one week at a time!!!
I also wanted to remind everyone of some important dates in the future:
-1st School Psychology Organization (SPO) meeting: October 13 @ 3:30 (An e-mail will be coming out soon to fill everyone in on dates and other important information.
-School Psychology New Student Orientation: October 17 @ 10:00
-Illinois School Psychologists Association Conference: January 21-23
-National Association of School Psychologists: March 2-6
More information will follow about these and other events in an e-mail and at SPO meetings. Finally, I want to invite other students or staff to use the blog to talk about trainings, events, great articles, hot topics in psychology/education, etc.