School Counseling Corner

January Newsletter | 2021-2022

Kids, how many links can you find in this newsletter?

HINT: There are at least 10 links for kids to discover and explore!

Brown Elementary School

Hello Brown Bobcats and Families,

As we enter a new year, I want to encourage you to look up. Look up to the stars and take this time to remember your childhood dreams. Many of us have stories of looking to the stars and wondering what is out there. The sense of wonder is especially alive in the scientists who study outer-space. To cultivate curiosity about future careers, I have included many fun "SPACE for Kids" links in this newsletter, as well as, "I Wonder --- SPACE" digital guide for "kids" who are interested in wondering and exploring the unknown!

Be safe, happy, and well.

Ms. Von Berckefeldt (Ms. V)

Brown Elementary School Counselor

I Wonder --- SPACE

Want to learn more about outer-space? Let's ask NASA about Space!

I pulled together all the "NASA for Kids" links into one digital guide for students to explore through. As you learn more about SPACE, think about having a future career in Space Exploration!

Click on this link to find out more.

Happy Exploring!

Ms. V

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SPOTLIGHT: Multicultural and Social Awareness

In the month of January we are recognizing the following Group, Culture or Cause:

  • New Year's Day - January 1st (Culture: United States)
  • World Braille Day - Jan. 4th (Culture: People with Disabilities)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Jan. 17th (Culture: United States)
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day - Jan. 27th (Culture: United Nations)



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

Story Time From Space Presents -- Give me Some Space!

NASA Fun for Kids

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Students, want to learn more about outer space exploration, rockets and astronauts? Click on the links below to discover more from NASA for Kids!


Check out what NASA astronauts have to say about including others who may be different than you.

4-H and NASA - Cultural Competency

Space Breathing (click on the video below)

Space Breathing (Peace Out: Guided Meditation for Kids) | Cosmic Kids
Message Decoder

NASA SCAN Message Decoder (click here)


Click here for the digital Art Gallery to view current and previous Artists of the Month


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.

Cultivate Curiosity through Listening

Grab a moment as you are driving with your family and listen to this fascinating podcast from the International Space Station.

  • NASA's Curious Universe - A Day in Space (Click here to listen to the podcast)

Also, check out helpful stress management tips in the video below - "How to Minimize Stress, Astronaut Style"

How to minimize stress, astronaut style | Chris Hadfield | Big Think

Click here to learn more about School Counseling across the United States!

School Counselor

Ms. Von Berckefeldt (Ms. V)

Contact hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 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.