Pattie Panthers: Next Step Ready

School Counselor Resources & Lessons

A Message from Mrs. Modeszto & Mr. Burton

Hello Pattie Family!

We are looking forward to starting the next school year with you in-person on August 25th. It's been too long since we've been together. We are also excited to meet our newest Pattie Panthers and to welcome you to our Pattie family.


Until then,

Stay positive, stay healthy, stay six-feel apart!

And know that you are loved!!



Karen Modeszto (Grades K,2, & 4) modeszk@pwcs.edu


Joe Burton (Grades 1,3, & 5) burtonj@pwcs.edu



Resources Below


  • Guidance Lessons at Home (Updated until 6/8)
  • Emotional Support & Emergency Services
  • Care For Your Corona Virus Anxiety
  • Caring 4 Your Mental Health During Uncertainty
  • Your Child's Social, Emotional and Mental Health During Covid 19 Pandemic
  • Talking to Your Children About Coronavirus
  • Building Grit and Resilience
Go To Grade 5 Guidance At Home

If you are a 5th grader, please click here for current & past Guidance Lessons

Go To Grades 3 and 4 Guidance at Home

If you are in 3rd or 4th grade, please click here for current & past Guidance Lessons

Go To Grades K-2 Guidance at Home

If your student is in grades K-2, please click here for current & past Guidance Lessons

Emotional Support & Emergency Services

If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu. A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability. This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day. If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:


Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline (Emergency Food) 703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline) 1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline (Elderly & Child abuse) 703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board 703.792.7800

Go to Website: Caring for Your Coronavirus Anxiety

This website from Mental Health America (MHA) and Shine gives parents tips on how to deal with their own anxiety, feelings of isolation, and financial fears, as well as tips for talking to kids

Go to Website: Your Mental Health During Uncertainty

This website from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides tips on how to take care of your mental health in light of current events

Go to Your Child's Social, Emotional, & Mental Health

This article from Confident Parents Confident Kids gives parents ideas on how to set their children up for success at home, and on how to create a family coping kit.

Go to Website: Talking to Children about Coronavirus

A comprehensive resource from the National Association of School Psychologists

Go to Website: Building Grit & Resilience

This is a valuable tool to help offer guidance to parents on how to model resilience and encourage healthy together time with their kids based on the WhyTry model of resilience. Link should open to tab on top of computer screen.