Guidance

  • Miss Barbara Zukas
    School Counselor
    Anti Bullying Specialist (ABS)
    p: (609) 631 - 4157 ext 3906
    e: bzukas@hamilton.k12.nj.us


    Welcome Langtree Bulldogs!

     

    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 Morning 
    Announcements 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 Wonder
    to encourage friendship and kindness.
    And Fridays will now feature our
    new BARK Motto and Cheer! 
    Wear your Bulldog spiritwear every Friday
    or simply wear something blue and white!
     
    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" to
    win 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. 

    Bulldog Cheer!

    B-A-R-K   B-A-R-K   B-A-R-K  
    Bark, Bulldogs! 

    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 
    Bark, Bulldogs!

    Win! / Win! Conflict Resolution!

    1. Take Time to Cool Off
    2. Use "I-Messages"
    3. Say Back What You Heard
    4. Take Responsibility
    5. Brainstorm Solutions
    6. 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
     
  • Please Do Not Forget: Check the Online Backpack for updates and activities! 

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