Student Services Newsletter

September 2022

Welcome Back

Hello everyone and welcome back to the 2020 to 2023 school year! My name is Mr. Steve Tilley and I am the school counselor and SEL teacher at Parkway Elementary School. Our K-5 through 3rd grade students meet with me in my classroom once a week. During the month of September we have been focusing on getting to know each other and learning the Zones of Regulation. We have learned that there are 4 Zones:

Green- When we are Calm, Focused, Ready to Learn, and Happy

Yellow- When we are Frustrated, Annoyed, Silly, or Worried

Blue- When we are Sad, Sleepy, Sick, or Shy

Red- When we are Angry, Mad, Yelling/Screaming, and Out of Control

In class we have been practicing scenarios where we try to figure out what zone the character is in. We have learned about the Zones of Regulation through videos, lessons, and a workbook. We will come back to the Zones of Regulation in the month of November to work on strategies we can use when we are not in the Green Zone. Starting in early October we will be focusing our lessons on Bullying as October is Bullying Prevention Month.

Steve Tilley

Parkway School Counselor

"Excellence... The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor". ~ Lombardi/Tilley