Counselor's Gazette October 2013

By Ms. Forte & Ms. Milano

Our Program

  • School Guidance Curriculum: Students are taught skills related to the development of healthy personal characteristics, values, and attitudes deemed important for healthy productive living.
  • Individual Student Planning includes activities to assist students and their parents or guardians in planning, monitoring, and managing the student’s learning as well as his or her personal, educational, and career goals.
  • Responsive Services meet the immediate concerns and needs of students, usually with a prevention focus, e.g., programs for dropout prevention, student assistance teams, peer leadership, and drug and alcohol prevention.
  • System Support focuses on family and community support and to school improvement and student achievement.

October Events

Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd - 26th)

United Freestyle Stunt (Grades 3-5)

The Magic of Mr. Munoz (Grades K- 2)

Red Ribbon Week Teacher Resources

Parent Academy

Guidance Lessons: Character Traits

1st Nine Weeks

Caring (in progress)

2nd Nine Weeks


3rd Nine Weeks


4th Nine Weeks


Anti-Bullying/ Cyber Bullying Awareness Month

Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to support you!

The ABCs of Bullying: Addressing, Blocking and Curbing School Aggression

Free, online course that examines the causes and effects of bullying, prevention techniques and programs, screening, treatment options, and legal/ethical issues surrounding bullying. Offered by CSAP’s Prevention Pathways.

Bully Free Classroom

A comprehensive program featuring “big things” (assemblies, meetings, events) and “little things” (daily behaviors) to help shape the hearts and minds of kids.

Center for Safe Schools

Created under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Safe Schools, the Center provides training, technical assistance and video and print materials to help schools identify and implement effective programs and practices.

International Bullying Prevention Association Supports research based bullying prevention principles and practices to achieve a safe school climate, healthy work environment, good citizenship and civic responsibility worldwide.

Kids Against Bullying Developed by PACER’s National Center for Bullying Prevention, site features games, puzzles polls and activities for kids about putting a stop to bullying. Special focus on children with disabilities.

National Crime Prevention Council, Bullying Prevention

Bullying prevention campaign featuring McGruff the Crime Dog. “Spot the Clues” video aimed at parents, videos and PSAs for kids and resources for both audiences.

National PTA Bullying Info

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, presents bullying information on identifying and stopping bullying in your community.

The Ophelia Project

Provides tools, strategies and solutions to youth and adults who are affected by relational and other non-physical forms of aggression. Focus on creating safe social climates in the home, school, community and workplace.

Stop Bullying Now

Practical strategies from well-known author Stan Davis to help stop bullying in your school and community.

Take A Stand. Lend A Hand. Stop Bullying Now!

A campaign of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration). Provides introductory information about bullying, articles, tips, games and Webisodes for kids and for adults.