Guidance

Mr. Doug Felegy
Guidance Counselor
610.682.5171
Fax: 610.682.5176

What Do School Counselors Do?

  • Talk with individual students
  • Meet with students in small groups
  • Visits classrooms to teach guidance lessons
  • Promote positive attitudes and choices
  • Aid teachers and parents in helping students
  • Coordinate efforts with other community and school programs
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Investigate and help to solve problems
  • Coordinate PSSA testing
  • Screening students for gifted and learning support referrals

The guidance office is available to all students and parents. If you feel any of the above services are needed, please feel free to email me at any time.  I will have office hours Monday through Friday 10:00-2:00 and Friday 12:00-2:00.  If you are in need of crisis support, please dial 911 or Service Access Management at 610-236-0530.

 

Please see the children’s story below that was shared by our school nurses on Coronavirus.  It does a great job at explaining what it is and why we are doing the things we are currently doing.  As with any sensitive story, I suggest you watch the video before showing it to your child.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBECJewYTB8

All guidance lessons are optional for students to complete, however students in third grade are strongly encouraged to complete CCSpark! Units 1 and 2 before the end of the school year. 

Guidance Lessons June 1st-5th

Third Grade-

Students may continue to use CCSpark!  Third grade students are encouraged to complete Units 1 and 2 by the end of the school year.  You may continue through all the units, however Units 1 and 2 should be the main focus to complete by the end of the school year.  The objectives of these lessons are for students to continue learning about careers and their own interests using CCSpark online.  Students will learn about different careers, tools needed for those careers and begin to identify their own interests and skills.  Please make sure you click on the correct grade level, either K-2 or Grades 3-5. 

WWW.CCSPARK.COM

Your login information is BHASD – __________ (your lunch code).  Your password is 01011900.  

Kindergarten – Third Grade

Please watch the 12-18 minute PATHS video from the Caron Foundation.  The objective of these lessons are to learn strategies on how to handle different uncomfortable feelings. I hope you enjoy them!

Kindergarten- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bByCrBNp9bc

First- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaLg3WfLhr8

Second- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laA_XQWwqig

Third- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8KJS13pBk4

Guidance Lessons May 18th-22nd

Kindergarten – Third Grade

Please watch the 10-15 minute PATHS video from the Caron Foundation.  The objective of these lessons are to introduce students to feelings and know the difference between comfortable feelings and uncomfortable feelings.  I hope you enjoy them!

Kindergarten- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W3kM_ootfM

First Grade- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTIBOA_zHfQ

Second Grade- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7NvizVOSxY

Third Grade- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSe1D00_oZs

Guidance Lessons May 4th-8th

Kindergarten – Third Grade

Having a bad day? Feeling a little stressed or anxious about something?  Learning how to relax your mind and body are very important skills to develop, especially during a time where our schedule has changed and we may have trouble adapting to that change. Feel free to watch this 7 minute Relaxation Reset.  Find a quiet spot, lay down, and relax.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wS0Znpq_vk&feature=youtu.be&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkdKa01ETTBZbVF4WlRObCIsInQiOiJUNDV4Uzg3UWFsTys3ckVNVmJLb3dncXVpTW9SQlE3ZzI3Y1wvTEVcL1pwbGFBY0dGV3dSYXZKY3M3Y0dFY0ZiVjZUZEZlVHowYkV4NnI5cVladkhWUEdCeGFseDlXNDkrOHdtdTBVdHRiXC9xOEtqMUFzYXcwNWludVdaeHV0UzZXZCJ9

Guidance Lessons April 20th-24th

Kindergarten – Third Grade

Calming Toolkit- Students will be able to learn and apply a variety of calming techniques when they become upset, worried, or angry.

Have you ever heard someone tell you to calm down?  What do you do?  Does it make you even more upset or angry?  There are many techniques that can help you calm down and cool off.  Some examples include taking big breaths, going to a cool down area, talking with an adult, and even going to a “happy place” in your mind.  Take a look at this video clip about different techniques you can use to calm down next time you might be upset, worried, or angry.  Feel free to complete the worksheet that goes along with the lesson.

https://youtu.be/TLBJ7tG2xwg Calming Toolkit Video

https://www.camptimber.com/PublicFiles/Calming.pdf  Calming Toolkit Worksheet

Guidance Lessons April 13th-17th

 

Kindergarten – Third Grade

Sun & Cloud– Feel free to create a sun and cloud to share about a good thing that has happened to you in the past week and a not so good thing that has happened.  The objective of this lesson is to discuss coping strategies that the students have learned about in guidance class this year. Here are some questions to consider as you and your family share your events.

  • Why did the sun event make you happy or feel good?
  • Is this something that you would like to happen again and how can you make that happen?
  • What do you think caused you to feel “not so good” about the cloud event?
  • How did you handle it?  What coping strategy did you use?  Walk away, take a break, talk to an adult, big breaths, color a picture, etc…
  • Is this something that you can prevent from happening again?  How?

First Grade – Third Grade- 

Students may continue to use CCSpark!  Third grade students are required to complete Units 1 and 2 by the end of the school year.  The objectives of these lessons are for students to continue learning about careers and their own interests using CCSpark online.  Students will learn about different careers, tools needed for those careers and begin to identify their own interests and skills.  Please make sure you click on the correct grade level, either K-2 or Grades 3-5.  Grade 3, please make sure you are reading the lessons and completing the reflection piece in order to move on to the next unit.

WWW.CCSPARK.COM

Your login information is BHASD – __________ (your lunch code).  Your password is 01011900.

CCSpark! Parent Information: https://ccspark.careercruising.com/media/parents/en-us/ForParents.pdf

Guidance Lessons April 6th-10th

Kindergarten – Third Grade

Students and parents may read “The Big Red Bird” and discuss the questions after the story.  The objective is to think about your own gifts within and what you have to offer to a friendship and ways to handle a conflict with friends appropriately. Feel free to try the game using any materials that will work.  Keep scrolling for relaxation and stress reducing strategies https://youthlight.com/lessons/3232020.pdf

First Grade – Third Grade

CCSpark!  The objectives of these lessons are for students to continue learning about careers and their own interests using CCSpark online.  Students will learn about different careers, tools needed for those careers and begin to identify their own interests and skills.  Please make sure you click on the correct grade level, either K-2 or Grades 3-5.  Grade 3, please make sure you are reading the lessons and completing the reflection piece in order to move on to the next unit.  

WWW.CCSPARK.COM

Your login information is BHASD – __________ (your lunch code).  Your password is 01011900.  

CCSpark! Parent Information: https://ccspark.careercruising.com/media/parents/en-us/ForParents.pdf

Resource Links

CICS- Children’s Integrated Center for Success
1247 South Cedar Crest Blvd.
Suite 100
Allentown, PA 18103
610-770-1800
www.everychildeverytime.com

Children and Youth Services
633 Court Street – 11th Floor
Reading, PA 19601
610-478-6714 or 1-866-777-8780

Center For Mental Health at
The Reading Hospital

6th & Spruce Street
West Reading, PA
610-988-8070
Visit Site

Women’s Counseling Services – Berks
200 Penn Street
Reading, PA
610-372-7234

Concern Counseling Services
1 East Main Street
Fleetwood, PA 19522
610-944-0445 or 1-800-562-1427
http://www.concern4kids.org/

Family Life Services at The Lutheran Home at Topton
1 South Home Avenue
Topton, PA 19562

Friend, Inc. Community Services
658 D. Noble Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
610-683-7790
http://friendinc.org/
1-888-499-2699

What did you do at school today?  Nothing.  If this is the response you receive after you ask your child how their day was, try some of these question techniques.  No phone, TV, video games, or iPad until three questions are answered! J

  • What did you play at recess? Who did you play with?
  • Tell me three fun things you did today.
  • Who did you sit next to at lunch?
  • Tell me one funny thing your teacher did today.
  • What was the coolest thing that happened?
  • What was the strangest thing that happened?
  • Tell me what made you laugh today.
  • How were you helpful today to someone else? Was someone helpful to you?