Miss Barbara Zukas
Anti Bullying Specialist (ABS)
p: (609) 631 - 4157 ext 3906
Welcome Langtree Bulldogs!
Don't forget to look on the HTSD main page
everyday for updates and information
such as Tuesday's Food Pick Up Locations.Langtree Bulldogs will begin Social and Emotional Learning this school year!We will all learn new Calm Down tools to put in our Social Emotional Toolboxes aka our Brains and Bodies,such as deep breathing, yoga, meditation, etc.Mondays are known as Mindset Mondays.Listen to Monday's MorningAnnouncements for a Growth Mindset quote to help our brains grow for the week!The rest of week, you will hear a quote from the book 365 Days of Wonderto encourage friendship and kindness.And Fridays will now feature ournew BARK Motto and Cheer!Wear your Bulldog spiritwear every Fridayor simply wear something blue and white!It is time for March Mindfulness Lesson!Always remember to use your Growth Mindset and give it your Bulldog BEST!
During each month, classroom guidance lessons will focus on the 6 Pillars of Character along with additional character traits, career awareness and community helpers, testing taking skills, overwell wellness and Growth Mindset.
Something new this year in the classroom: Mini Lessons! Each class will receive an extra 10-15 minute mini-lesson per month specifically focusing on the Conflict Resolution steps and Stress Reducing Skills.Remember to "Bark for Character" towin Bulldog of the Month!
The more character you show,your chances will grow!
Every Morning, Langtree Bulldogs Recite The Growth Mindset Pledge
Every day I will try my best.
I will not quit. I will not rest.
Until my brain has grown a bit.
And I have learned how to do it.
If I fail, I will be ok.
I will try a different way.
I will say I just can't do it yet.
Because I have a Growth Mindset.
B-A-R-K B-A-R-K B-A-R-K
B is for Behavior
We follow the rules.
A is for a positive Attitude
We use at school.
R is for Respect
That's the key It's our Re-spon-si-bil-i-ty!
K is for Kindness
That's a fact.
Think of others before you act!
B-A-R-K B-A-R-K B-A-R-K
Win! / Win! Conflict Resolution!
- Take Time to Cool Off
- Use "I-Messages"
- Say Back What You Heard
- Take Responsibility
- Brainstorm Solutions
- Affirm, Forgive, and/or Thank Each Other
The elementary counseling curriculum is primarily devoted to addressing all the issues that will compliment a student's overall development into young adulthood.
Guidance lessons are provided to each class one time a month. The primary focus is Character Education which promotes the development of good character traits such as Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship.
We also learn about Tolerance and Diversity, Feelings and Conflict Resolution, Social Skills and Cooperation, Careers and Study Skills, Health and Wellness, Stress and Coping Skills to name a few!
Other areas that School Counseling focuses on are:
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Educational Assemblies
- Anti-Bullying / HIB
- Affirmative Action (AAO)
- Win/Win Guidelines
- 5th Grade PALS and Patrols
- School Climate / School Safety
- Crisis Management
- I&RS and 504's
- DCP&P (DYFS)
- Resources to the Community
I will not be available on Monday, 5/18 because I will packing up my office for the summer. I will resume communication on Tues, 5/19.
Friday, 5/15 is Be Kind Online Day and Wear Purple For Peace Day!
I will be available via phone and email Monday - Friday from 10am - 2pm. You can still call my office #, and I will get the call directly sent to me. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have during this remote learning time. FYI : If you receive a phone call that appears as "Blocked,""Restricted," etc, it may be a Langtree staff member just calling and checking in.
You can find the Remote Learning Guidance Lessons under the left tab that states Guidance Lessons 2019-2020. There are separate tabs for each grade level. Please select the student's grade level to download, view, and print the materials.
Guidance Lessons occur 1x month for 40 minutes for each grade level. Students are expected to try their best to complete their guidance lessons for remote learning. We will discuss them upon our return.
If your child/children are worried and confused about the Coronavirus, there is a story created for children to explain the Coronavirus under the left tab Latest News.
It is March! Have you filled out the Parent Portal yet?! Remember, this must be updated every year! No more emergency cards!
Please Do Not Forget: Check the Online Backpack for updates and activities!