Welcome to POB's Elementary School Counseling
Mrs. Stephanie Zeidner
Elementary School Counselor- Old Bethpage/Pasadena
For more student & parent resources, visit: Virtual Wellness Room
Old Bethpage 516-434-3419
Ms. Nicolette Lodato
Elementary School Counselor- Judy Jacobs Parkway/Stratford Road
Judy Jacobs-Parkway 516-434-3370
Stratford Road 516-434-3370
Meet Your Elementary School Counselors!
Back to School Conversation Starters
As you enter this busy season of more limited family time, it’s even more important to make every conversation count. Not sure how to start? This Back to School Talk printable provides conversation starters that helps big talkers and great listeners each share and contribute.
Elementary Workshop on Anxiety
Anxiety is a part of our primitive, emotional brain (the limbic system) that protects us from danger. This area of the brain, especially the amygdala, is the sensor to alert us of danger. It sends a message to our adrenal glands to give us the adrenaline to fight or flee from danger.
Back to School BINGO!
Can you try 3 in a row before the first day of school? If you try or complete 3 boxes in a row- diagonal, horizontal or vertical, bring this board with you the first day of school and hand it to your school counselor and you’ll get a first day of school prize!
Speaking to Young Children About hate
As we process tragic events created out of hate, a question that fills many of our minds is how do we talk about this with our children? How can we tell our sweet, precious youth that there are people in the world who have hate in their heart? As parents and educators we look to raise children who are compassionate and kind. What can we do right now, today? We can educate ourselves and our children in an age-appropriate way.
Article: Helping your child deal with change and stress
With so many abrupt changes this year, it is normal for children (and parents) to feel overwhelmed. Here are some tips on how to support your child dealing with these changes.
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Please click on the title above to access a resource PDF with tips on how to speak to your child about COVID-19 and also resources for children. As I receive and find more resources, I will continue to update this resource page-follow the embedded Google Doc link below for an updated version. Please contact me for any questions/concerns via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Be well, Stephanie Zeidner
Video Lesson- Strong Like a Tree: Building Resilience and Regulating Worry
This SEL lesson presented by Mrs. Zeidner, focuses on building resilience and managing worries. It also incorporates mindfulness practices. Click on the title above to access the lesson and this link for additional resources: https://tinyurl.com/t8z4whz Check back each week right here for new SEL video lessons & activities.