Counselor's Corner

Dear Families, 

Welcome back to another school year! As school counselors, it is our responsibility to help support your child to receive the best possible education. We believe a holistic education includes not only learning how to read, write, and do math, but also social-emotional learning. This means, among other things, learning how to get along with others, making positive decisions, developing coping skills, accepting responsibility, and respecting individual differences. A large part of our role includes supporting children within these areas when they are experiencing difficulty.

We are also here to help students who are facing various family changes such as illness, death, or divorce. If your family is experiencing circumstances that could affect your child’s learning at school please let us know. In general, your child’s classroom teacher or advisor (middle school) is the first person you should reach out to as they know your child the best. It is important to remember that when school personnel and parents work together, it is a winning combination for children.

For this year, Alisha will be working with K2, K3, 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th grades and Rachel will be working with K1, K4, 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th grades. If your child receives counseling on their IEP, we will be contacting you separately to let you know which counselor will be working with your child.

Until the phone system is updated, the best way to reach us is by e-mail (see below).We look forward to another great school year!

 

We look forward to another great school year!


Sincerely, 

Rachel Goodman & Alisha Bennett
 
Resources: 
 
Child Study Center at NYU: A resource about child development, mental health and parenting issues.
 
Focus Adolescent Services: Information and resources regarding teen and family issues.
 
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
 
Netsmartz: Resources to help teach children how to be safer- on and offline