Happy Holidays! As the holidays approach us this can be a very joyful and stressful time. It is a wonderful time to talk to our students about giving and how good we feel when we give to others. The holidays are filled with family, gifts, laughter and love for many, but let’s also remember that families in our community are struggling to make ends meet and the holiday season makes it even more stressful in order to give their families all the extras.I have attached a great article on a study that was done about how spending money on others makes us happy.
As always feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns. Please see my page for holiday resources.
Hi, my name is Robyn Hjorth-Martin I am the new social worker. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I have been a social worker for over 11 years in many different settings, I most recently spent 3 years as a school social worker with Minneapolis Public Schools and worked for over 7 years at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. I am a clinical social worker (LICSW). I received my bachelors degree from Winona State University and my masters of social work from Loyola University-Chicago.
A Little About Me: I am originally from the Chicago land area and have lived in Minnesota for 15 years collectively. I live in Saint Paul with my husband and two amazing children. We love to be outside: boating, hiking, gardening, and skiing. Some of my favorite things to do is to read and bake.
My role as the school social worker is to help the teacher, student, and family identify and address issues that may prevent the student from being successful in the school setting. My goal is to have a safe and predictable environment where students learn and grow.
I am so excited to start the school year here with all the amazing students and families. Please feel free to call or email me with any concerns regarding your child’s social/emotional needs.
As we start the school year I know some children might be feeling anxious or scared or nervous. Here is a great article on 10 ways to help kids reduce stress.
Wishing everyone a Great and Successful School Year!!