Guidance and Counseling


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The following videos were created with the help of our Stony Brook students and remind us to respect others and the world in which we live.

Don't Laugh At Me:  Students from Mrs. Lehman's class created this video from the book and song by Steve Seskin.

What a Wonderful World:  A video of one of my favorite songs, created with artwork by Mrs. Lohr's 3rd grade art students. Music used with permission from Larry Long. Special thanks to Mr. Loser and Mrs. Lehman for their help on this project.

 

MEET THE COUNSELOR

Hi, my name is Mrs. Frey and I am the school counselor for Stony Brook. I have been a counselor for 18 years, all of which have been at Stony Brook. I was a classroom teacher for 15 and a 1/2 years in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. I received a B.S. from Towson State University and an M.E.D. from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to my counseling responsibilities, I am a member of the Stony Brook Behavior/Crisis Team and a member of Family Issues Roundtable which is an organization that is designed to help provide resources for families in the York area. I am also a member of Pi Lambda Theta and PSCA(Pennsylvania School Counselor Association).

 

ROLE OF THE ELEMENTARY COUNSELOR

* To assist learners to do and feel their best in school in order to facilitate their highest learning potential 

* To consult with parents, teachers, administrators, & staff 

* To provide brief counseling to learners individually and in small groups, as needed 

* To present periodic classroom lessons 

* To consult with community agencies as appropriate 

* To follow the national ethical guidelines of American School Counselors Association(ASCA) 

* To make school counseling available for all students 

* To teach skills for effective living based on the national school counselors standards in the areas of Social /Personal, Academic, and Career

 

Over the past 30 years, Elementary School Counseling has been growing nationwide. Elementary School Counselors must possess a minimum of a masters degree with graduate coursework in counseling, education, psychology and child development. Elementary School Counselors play a proactive role in helping students learn problem solving skills and good work habits at an early age. School Counselors focus on facilitating the students’ success in the school setting, so they can reach their full potential.

SCHOOL SUCCESS TIPS

Hi!  The elementary school counselors and I will be happy to assist you with any concerns. Some thoughts on helping your child to feel successful at school. Here are 5 Rs to consider: (1.) ROUTINES---Develop or review a basic routine for the morning and evening. Create a list together of 3-5 tasks that need to be completed by the child before leaving for school and prior to going to bed at night. Include homework and reading time in your routines. (2.) READINESS---It is great when children can come to school daily, ready to learn. Having a positive attitude about school and looking forward to a favorite activity will help. Also, students should know there are many people at school who can help them if a problem or question arises (e.g. teacher, school counselor, principal, secretary, etc.) (3.) RESPECT---Students get off to a good start by remembering that their words and actions need to show respect for other students, adults, and school property. (4.) RESPONSIBILITY---Even very young children can learn to be responsible! Home and School are tied together in developing responsibility. For instance, learning to look at calendars, as well as doing age-appropriate chores at home, carries over to the school environment. Having a place for back packs and school supplies at home also aids in developing school responsibility. (5.) REVIEW---Reviewing school work is important, as well as reviewing the areas that were highlighted above. Hopefully, these few "R" tips can be useful the whole year through!  Please continue to check Skyward for monthly editions of "Home and School Connection", guidance lesson updates, and helpful parenting information. Feel free to stop by “The Parent Information Center” which is located outside of my office. You will find helpful resources in the York area and helpful articles on parenting. 
Have you filled someone's bucket today? Check out this website:  www.bucketfillers101.com. Please remember to fill your own bucket too! 
Please feel free to contact me at ext. 2108 if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up an appointment to meet with me. 

Take care,

Cecile Frey



 

 

 

IN THE CLASSROOM

 Guidance Curriculum Topics 

 

KINDERGARTEN 

* What is the job of a School Counselor? What is the job of a student ? How can one be successful? 

*Conflict Resolution Skills: Stop, Think, and Go make a good choice. Friendly/Helpful Hands 

*Understanding feelings: Using the “I Care Language” or Name, Feel, Did, Do. 

*Getting Along With Others: Tattling vs. Reporting 

*Awareness of Self and Others: Treating others with respect and celebrating cultural diversity 

*Friendship skills 

*Positive Coping Skills: How to handle anger, Stop, Think, and Go 

*Conflict Resolution Skills: role playing strategies (win win choices) 

*Transition to First Grade 

 

FIRST GRADE 

*What is the job of a School Counselor? What is the job of a student? How can one be successful? 

*Conflict Resolution Skills: Stop, Think, and Go make a good choice using strategies. 

*Expressing feelings: Using the “I Care Language” or Name, Feel, Did, Do. 

*Getting Along With Others: Role playing strategies using the Peace Wheel 

*Green Circle: A program for teaching tolerance of differences in race and ethnicity 

*Friendship skills 

*Awareness of our capabilities and Positive thinking: I think I can. I think I can. 

Encouragers for when someone feels like giving up. 

*Positive Coping Skills: How to handle anger, Stop, Think, and Go 

*Transition to Second Grade 

 

SECOND GRADE 

*What is the job of a School Counselor? What is the job of a student? How can one be successful? 

*Conflict Resolution: Stop, Think, and Go make a good choice using strategies 

*Getting Along With Others: Role playing strategies using the Peace Wheel 

*Positive Coping Skills: How to handle anger, Stop, Think, and Go 

*Green Circle: A program for teaching tolerance of differences in race and ethnicity 

*Friendship skills 

*Conflict Resolution Skills: Bullying behaviors, How to deal with a bully, and Role playing strategies 

*Transition to third grade 

 

THIRD GRADE 

*Conflict Resolution: Stop, Think, and Go make a good choice using strategies/Quick Fixes 

*Green Circle: A program for teaching tolerance of differences in race and ethnicity 

*Coping with taking a test 

*Career Exploration 

*Transition to fourth grade