School Counseling Corner

September Newsletter | 2021-2022


Kids, tell me something that you learned from this newsletter and I will give you a cool sticker!

Brown Elementary School

Hello Bobcat Families,

We have had an awesome first few weeks of school, as students and staff are adjusting kindly and safely back into a routine on campus.

Below is the school counseling monthly newsletter that I hope you and your family will find engaging, fun and informative.

Keep doing all the things you do that contribute to the wellbeing of your family-it matters.

Be happy, healthy and safe.

Ms. Von Berckefeldt (Ms. V)

Brown Elementary School Counselor

TOOLBOX: Breathing Tool

Click here to learn more about the breathing tool to be used at school and home.

September is Suicide Prevention Month

A gentle reminder that September is Suicide Prevention Month. Check out the resources below to learn how you can help those who are hurting:


School Counselors support students in three domains: Academic, Social/Emotional, and College/Career. Check out some cool links for kids in each area below.

The Grounding Technique
SPOTLIGHT for September

Click on the button above for a recommended reading list of books that will help students understand more about diversity, inclusion, tolerance, and unity.

Back-to-School Tips for Families

Click on the button above for tips


Art is great for calming your brain and body and releasing your creative imagination. Art can also help you to express yourself to others when you want to use more than words to speak.

Click on the link below anytime you need a creative outlet.

School Counselor

Ms. Von Berckefeldt (Ms. V)

Contact hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mon-Fri

(during student instructional days)

(209) 565-0179

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact 1-209-558-4600, National Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (en espanol 1-800-628-9454), text "Hello" to the Crisis Hotline 741741, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room / hospital.


Confidentiality Disclosure: Virtual services via email, audio, and video conferencing are not secure for personal issues and pose confidentiality issues.