The Counseling Corner

January, 2021 Vol. 2

W.R. Croman elementary School

Hello parents & guardians,

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Years holiday break. I am so excited to have the students back in person. Wellness lessons are much more fun and engaging when we are in the classroom. I have many exciting lessons planned this month. Topics for the month include: worry, career interests, anger (kindergarten and first grade), and self-esteem (second grade).

If you would like to know more about these lessons, ask your student about: the story "Ruby Finds a Worry," what they want to be when they grow up, the story "Tucker Turtle Takes Time to Tuck and Think," and the things that make them unique and different!

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or comments about wellness and the counseling services offered at Croman Elementary School.

Mr. Bellinger, M.Ed., LPC

Croman Elementary School Counselor

Pictures-Classroom Lessons & Student Work

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The Child and Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) @ Croman Elementary

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Mr. Kyle Bellinger, Croman School Counselor & Larissa Bacorn, CHOP Director of Operations

Croman Elementary School and The Child and Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) have teamed up! The mission of CHOP is to "end childhood hunger in the United States and create an entire generation that doesn't know hunger." CHOP believes that feeding students in schools is an essential step to #ChopOutHunger! CHOP will provide healthy snack options for students who forget or do not have a snack so no student goes without.

To learn more about CHOP, visit their website at:

Need Tips on How to Support the Mental Health of Your Student?

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Try to use some of these tips at home with your student. I have been working on using some of them as well! The big one we are working on as a family is having scheduled family time. This one is tough, especially with everyone in the house having busy and different schedules.

While this list is not a substitute for professional help, these tips can be first steps in supporting your student at home. If you would like more information or believe you need more support, please reach out to me or a licensed professional.

Meet the Counselor in Person (Virtually!)

Monday, Feb. 8th, 5-6:30pm

This is an online event.

I would like to give you all an opportunity to meet me in person, on ZOOM! Join me on February 8th at 5:00 PM. I will plan to update you all on the classroom lessons and activities that students are doing in wellness.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 258 896 7323

Passcode: counseling

RSVPs are enabled for this event.