Guidance

  •  Miss Barbara Zukas

    School Counselor

    Anti Bullying Specialist (ABS)

    Affirmative Action Officer (AAO)

    p: (609) 631 - 4157 -Option 2 or ext 3906

    e: bzukas@htsdnj.org


    welcome

    Welcome Langtree Bulldogs!

    Langtree Elementary School is a State and National School of Character! 

    Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day and Week are coming up later this month

    so Langtree is celebrating Kindness ALL MONTH LONG! 

    I want all Langtree Bulldogs (that includes all of the adults in our community, yes you parents/guardians!)

    to repeat the quote below either to yourselves or out loud every morning!

    Kindness begins with me. RAKtivist

     

    Jan. 25th - Jan. 29th, 2021 - The Great Kindness Challenge! 

    Please go to The Great Kindness Challenge tab for more information and resources! 

    https://www.greatkindnesschallengetools.org/

     

    Please remember Langtree families:

    Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 was the LAST ONE-SESSION WED for students. 

    On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, we will begin our Hybrid Schedule, and it will be an A Day.

    Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 will be the 1st One-Session Day for students in the new hybrid schedule.  

    Please follow the District's calendar for the Hybrid Cohort Day schedule.

    Fresh Food Pick Up!!! - Please click this link for more information.

     

    Happy Hands Handwashing Video

     

    ***Lunch Bunch groups are closed at this time***

    Has your child(ren) been missing that crucial social interaction part of learning and growing?

    Please go to the Virtual Groups tab under Parent/Guardian/Families Info for more info.

     

    Meet the School Counselor Presentation

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    School Counselor Request Slip - Students, Teachers/Staff, and Parent/Guardians

    School Counselor Conference Request Form - Parent/Guardians Only

     

    Don't forget to look on the HTSD main page

    everyday for updates and information

    such as Food Pick Up and Laptop Pick Up.

    Contact our main office or HTSD technology department if you are having technology issues.

     

    Langtree Bulldogs will continue with 
    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 Mindfulness Mondays with Miss Zukas!
    Check out the tab for videos, tips and activities!
     
     
    Always remember to use your Growth Mindset
    and give it your Bulldog BEST!
      

    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
     
  • Would you like me to speak/meet with your child?

    Would you like to have a conference with me?

    Please fill out a form either on the main page or under Parent/Guardian Forms or send me an email, or simply give me a call.

     

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  • If you are having any technology issues, please contact the main office or the technology department. We want every student to have access to his/her teacher and class so everyone can learn!

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  • The Lunch Bunches Google Sign Up Form is Available under the Virtual Groups' Tab!

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  • Please see the update for PALS and Bus Patrols Programs. 

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  • If You Need Any Kind of Assistance for You and Your Family, Please Go to Community Resources and Latest News for Resources

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  • 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 for Counseling Topics.

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  • It is a new school year! Have you updated the Parent Portal yet?! Remember, this must be updated every year! No more emergency cards! 

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  • Please Do Not Forget: Check the Online Backpack for updates and activities! 

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CASEL SEL Wheel

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