Counselor Appreciation is fast approaching! This year, we will hold it virtually on Sunday, August 16th, from 1 to 4. Read below for all the info!
Every year, we like to spend a day appreciating our amazing counselors for all the hard work and investment that they’ve put into you. Like all of life, Counselor Appreciation is going to have to shift to Zoom so we want to invite you to join us to celebrate and appreciate them on August 16th beginning at 1 PM. At Lighthouse our Counselor Appreciation focuses on giving gifts of appreciation and words of affirmation.
Words of Affirmation
What will you be able to do to appreciate your counselor? You will have up to 8 minutes per small group to share what you’ve appreciated about your counselor by speaking, sharing a powerpoint, or making a video over this past year. If you have two counselors, please be sure to share about both of them. If you’re presenting a video or powerpoint, I recommend sending it to me as a backup just in case. Please send me your video or powerpoint by Friday, August 14th. Help everyone see how your counselor has spiritually impacted you and your small group over the past year. As always, keep things tasteful and appropriate.
Additionally, it’s customary to give your counselor a gift of some kind. It can be handmade, purchased, or delivered. Try to think of something meaningful you could give your counselor. Maybe you can have their gift delivered to their home, emailed to them, or one of you could drop it off for them. I recommend that you discuss amongst your small group what you’d like to get them and how you’ll get it to your counselor. Asking your counselor for their address would be appropriate given the circumstances.
You’ll be able to watch any part of the Counselor Appreciation when you get into the Zoom call. Below is the schedule for every small group’s scheduled time. Each small group has 10 minutes allotted breaking down for a maximum of 8 minutes of sharing (set up included) and 2 minutes of buffer and transition. It’s OK if you don’t use your full 10 minutes.
1 – 1:05 – Introduction and prayer
1:05 – 1:10 – Counselor Farewell
1:10 – 1:20 – 7th grade boys: Calvin & Keith
1:20 – 1:30 – 7th grade girls: Xin
1:30 – 1:40 – 8th grade boys: Anson
1:40 – 1:50 – 8th grade girls: Emily
1:50 – 2:00 – 9th grade boys: Ryan
2:00 – 2:10 – 9th grade girls: Jolene
2:10 – 2:20 – 10th grade boys: James
2:20 – 2:30 – 10th grade girls: Joanna
2:30 – 2:40 – 11th grade boys: Jeffrey
2:40 – 2:50 – 11th grade girls: Sarina
2:50 – 3:00 – 12th grade boys: Nathan and Kyle
3:00 – 3:10 – 12th grade girls: Annie
3:10 – 3:20 – Grad boys: Ricky
3:20 – 3:30 – Grad girls: Mary
3:30 – 3:45 – Closing, prayer, and buffer
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me! Looking forward to our counselor appreciation!