Counselor Connection

April 2020

Welcome to Stonewall Middle School's School Counseling Department Newsletter!

If this is an emergency, please visit the Counseling Department immediately (or during the next school day). Parents should email their students' counselors to set up an appointment.

Useful Phone Numbers:

  • Suicide Hotline: 1.800.784.2433
  • PWC Police Department Non-emergency Number: 703.792.6500
  • ACTS Helpline: 703.368.4141
  • Crisis Text Hotline: 703.940.0888
Stonewall Middle School Counseling Department Website

Check out our website for resources, updates, and links.

Scheduling Updates for 2020-2021 School Year

Ms. Breski is working on scheduling for next school year at this time. Most teacher recommendations are complete for Rising 8th and 7th grade students. Students will be receiving a link to a form to complete to make selections for their courses next school year. Please look for this in an email. These selections will be looked at along with teacher recommendations for courses. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Breski at

Ms. Breski is working with elementary school counselors and fifth grade teachers to get course recommendations for Rising 6th graders. In the next couple of weeks, fifth grade students will be receiving a form to complete to make their selections for courses, along with course descriptions. These selections with be looked at along with teacher recommendations to make appropriate course schedules. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Breski, Director of School Counseling at

Important Information

School Counselors are available by email during School Closures for the remainder of the Academic 2019-2020 School Year. Counselors will be available for scheduled office hours during the week, please see specific grade level hours.

Please do not hesitate to contact your student’s grade level counselor with any issues, questions, or concerns related to academics, personal/social, or scheduling.

Need to See a Counselor. Send an email to your grade level counselor. Look below for their office hours.

Dear Parents & Students,

YOU GOT THIS! It is important during this time to take time for yourself and practice self-care. Remember to do what you can academically with your students and remember that each moment is a teachable life lesson. In this newsletter, you will find a variety of ways to talk to your students about this global pandemic and some fun activities.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to your school counselors!!

We MISS everyone greatly!!

Take Care & Stay Safe!

6 Ways to Manage Stress

Social Emotional Learning Video Lessons - Self-Management Week 3
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Social Story: Why Are We Wearing Masks?

We Wear Masks - A Social Story about the coronavirus

How to Talk to Your Children About COVID-19

Mind Yeti: Research-based guided mindfulness for Adults and Children

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Relax & Enjoy Family Time

Remember to take time to relax and enjoy this time with your family. Here is a fun BINGO Game you could play with your family!

You are part of history right now! Attached is a COVID-19 Time Capsule that you can download, complete and then tuck it away. In the future, you can tell others what it was like during this global pandemic.

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Report Cards

Report Cards & Grades

The third marking period will come to an end of Friday, April 24, 2020. No assignments will be graded after March 13, 2020. Students have the opportunity to increase their grades by turning in assignments for Quarter 3.

ParentVUE replaces Parent Portal that you may have used in the past. This new tool will give you access to your child's bus and class schedules, grades, attendance information, and more.

Parents can download the ParentVUE app or visit the website at:

Students will be working with school staff to set up StudentVUE so that they can regularly monitor their grades and assignments.

Enrollment, New Students, and Transfers

If you are planning on registering and enrolling or transferring your student here to Stonewall Middle School, please contact Ms. Escobar our Counseling Secretary and Registrar to schedule an appointment. You can call her at 703.361.3185 or email her directly at We look forward to having your child or children here with us at Stonewall Middle School.

Click on the links below for registration forms and other information. You may come by and pick up the forms at our school ahead of time or print and complete these forms at home. Please bring the completed forms with you to your registration appointment.

Helpful Links