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Campbell MS counselors host ‘Bingo with the Counselors’

Family members joined their Campbell Middle School students for “Bingo with the Counselors."
Family members joined their Campbell Middle School students for “Bingo with the Counselors,” held Oct. 13 at the campus. The counseling team utilizes the evening events to encourage engagement with family members through fun activities.

Oct. 27, 2021—In continuing with their series of events aimed at connecting with their community, Campbell Middle School hosted families for “Bingo with the Counselors” on Oct. 13.

The event is the fourth installment in a series dating back to the 2019-2020 school year. The Campbell counselors challenged themselves to think outside the box and help better engage families and the surrounding community with the campus. They held their inaugural event titled “Painting with the Counselors,” inviting parents and family members to paint a canvas alongside their student.

Campbell Middle School Coordinating Counselor Dena Sarkis looks up at the bingo board.
Campbell Middle School Coordinating Counselor Dena Sarkis looks up at the bingo board in leading campus families in “Bingo with the Counselors.”

Two more events were held virtually during the 2020-2021 school year to keep the momentum but also promote well-being and self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Yoga with the Counselors” was held in October followed by “Dancing with the Counselors” in April.

During the bingo event, families and community members returned to campus, joining their students for the games. Families sat together in clusters with ample room in the Campbell cafeteria to allow for social distancing.

“It was great to see everyone,” said Dena Sarkis, Campbell coordinating counselor. “We had a great response and everyone had a good time. They were able to feel comfortable and enjoy themselves.”

“Bingo with the Counselors” is the latest in a number of community events held at Campbell Middle School.
“Bingo with the Counselors” is the latest in a number of community events held at Campbell Middle School to help engage parents and family members with the campus counseling team.

Attendees played various forms of bingo throughout the evening. Winners then made their way to a table full or prizes, which ranged in levels based on the bingo game. The counselors not only led the games but also used the time to meet family members and answer questions.

“We want to have that direct line and direct communication with the community,” Sarkis said. “So this was one way to represent ourselves and have some fun.”

A “Bingo with the Counselors” participant looks over the prizes during the event at Campbell Middle School on Oct. 13.
A “Bingo with the Counselors” participant looks over the prizes during the event at Campbell Middle School on Oct. 13.