School Counseling Corner

October Newsletter | 2021-2022

Brown Elementary School

Hello Bobcats and Families,


A morning chill is in the air and changing colors are everywhere-Fall is finally here. Take time with your family to enjoy all the tastes, smells, sounds and delights the autumn season has to offer.


Below is the October School Counseling Newsletter, filled with helpful information for you and your family. Grab a hot cup of your favorite seasonal beverage and snuggle up someplace comfy as you read through this month's edition.


Happy Fall.

Ms. Von Berckefeldt (Ms. V)

Brown Elementary School Counselor

MULTICULTURAL SPOTLIGHT BOOKLIST FOR OCTOBER

Click on the button above for a recommended reading list of books that will help students understand more about diversity, inclusion, tolerance, and unity.

Red Ribbon: DRUG FREE LOOKS LIKE ME

We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week (Anti-Drugs) from Oct. 25th-29th


Click here to learn more about the National Red Ribbon Campaign.

STUDENT SUPPORT

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

All About Empathy (for kids!)
STRESS-SMART TIPS

Stress-Smart Tip for Students: "What Can I Control?" [video below]

What Can I Control?
ARTISTS OF THE MONTH

Teachers can email me a picture of a student's unique art piece (in any form), and I will select 3 art pieces to feature here each month.

Art

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.

Grab your earbuds and take a walk while you listen to this interesting podcast on the secret power of introverted kids.


"Quiet: The Power of Introverts" by Susan Cain [podcast]


If you like the podcast conversation on introverted kids, check out Susan Cain's books:

  • "Quiet: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids"
  • "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking"

School Counselor

Ms. Von Berckefeldt (Ms. V)

Contact hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mon-Fri

(during student instructional days)


(209) 565-0179

jvonberckefeldt@turlock.k12.ca.us

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.

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Confidentiality Disclosure: Virtual services via email, audio, and video conferencing are not secure for personal issues and pose confidentiality issues.