School Counseling Corner
December Newsletter | 2021-2022
HINT: There are at least 11 links for kids to discover and explore!
Brown Elementary School
Hello Brown Bobcats and Families,
For many people the month of December is a time filled with remembrance, appreciation and celebrations.
The holiday season can be an exciting time for some, and a difficult time for others. Many even find that they hold conflicting emotions (happy, sad, excited, scared, joyful, worried, etc.) at the same time during the holidays. Be extra gentle on yourself and those around you as you move through a variety of events and experiences in the coming weeks.
May the peace and joy of your loved ones (past and present) give you comfort where you need it most.
Be safe, happy, and well.
Ms. Von Berckefeldt (Ms. V)
Brown Elementary School Counselor
Kwanzaa for Kids
SPOTLIGHT: Multicultural and Social Awareness
In the month of December we are recognizing and honoring:
- Hanukkah (Chanukah) - ends Dec. 6th (Culture: Jewish)
- Bodhi Day - Dec. 8th (Culture: Buddhism)
- Christmas Eve and Day - Dec. 24th & 25th (Culture: Christian)
- Kwanzaa - Dec. 26th to Jan. 1st (Culture: African American)
School Counselors support students in three domains: Academic, Social/Emotional, and College/Career. Check out some cool links for kids in each area below.
Smart tips to help kids overcome feeling stressed out or overwhelmed. (click on the video below)
Click here for the digital Art Gallery to view current and previous Artists of the Month
Click on the link below anytime you need a creative outlet.
Grab your earbuds and take a walk while you listen to this fascinating podcast on how extra-curricular sports and activities can enhance confidence and self-esteem in introverted kids.
"Quiet: The Power of Introverts" by Susan Cain.
- Sports and Self-Esteem (Click here to listen to the podcast)
Brown Elementary School Counseling
Brown Elementary School
Turlock Unified School District
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.