Guidance

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


    Welcome Back Langtree Bulldogs!

    And a Big Welcome to Our New Incoming Bulldogs!

    Let's Focus on Growth Mindset!

    This school year, Langtree will continue with our School-Wide Theme: Growth Mindset!
    From now on, Mondays will be known as Mindset Mondays. Listen to Monday's 
    Morning Announcements for a Growth Mindset quote to help our brains grow for the week! 
    And Fridays will now feature our new BARK Motto and Cheer!  Wear your Bulldog spiritwear every Friday or simply wear something blue and white!

    During each month, classroom guidance lessons will focus on different Pillars of Character as well as Growth Mindset.

    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.

    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
     
Pillars of Character - Respect, Caring, Fairness, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship
Change Your Words, Change Your Mindset - Growth VS Fixed Mindset Brain