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tips for virtual learning can be found on our Google Classroom sites!

  • Take five really slow, deep, breaths
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Get lots of sleep
  • Healthy nutrition (limit caffeine!)
  • Cut way back on Screen time
  • Delete any apps that cause stress!
  • Listen to music
  • Spend time with pets
  • Listen to a calming app 
  • Practice relaxation and mindfulness
  • Change your own tune: Close your eyes and imagine that you are in a special relaxing place
  • Change your focus: Listen to the quietness in the room or focus on a sound outside. 
  • Tap into your creative brain: Do art, photography, poetry, journaling
  • Talk back to your negative thoughts.
  • Talk it out with a friend, family member or counselor
  • Get support: If you have strong feelings for a prolonged amount of time and need help sorting out what to do next, reach out to your Doctor, School Counselor, or School Psychologist for support and resources

           

 

Counseling

Welcome to the Counseling Department
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Welcome to Stanley Virtual School Counseling! We are available for email, phone and zoom calls by appointment. Please reach out via email and we would be happy to provide support and encouragement during this time of quarantine. Our email addresses are: 

                    Margo Waldron (A - F)   mwaldron@lafsd.or

                    Mary Nolan (G - O)         marynolan@lafsd.org

                    Tiffany Sullivan (P - Z)   tsulliva@lafsd.org

In addition, students can join our Google Classrooms to learn some good tips for organization, journaling, ways to de-stress, how to use school loop and more! Students can find this information by joining our individual Counseling Google Classroom Sites by using the code below:

Margo Waldron (A - F) code: a7t6kq7

Mary Nolan (G - O) code: zfxakmg

Tiffany Sullivan (P - Z) code: 2n2xucb

Please check out the links below for some helpful information and be well     ~The Stanley Counseling Department

Stanley School Counseling Services

Stanley Counselors are here to address the Academic and Social Emotional needs of Stanley students. We have the best job in the world because we are problem solvers and we see real change and improvement when we teach students skills and help the adults in their lives communicate and set up systems at school and at home to support their learning needs. We meet with students individually, in pairs and in small groups to offer creative interventions, establish rapport and offer a friendly, professional place to process adolescent experiences and strong emotions.

Stanley Counselors also support the adults in a students life. The teachers, administrators and parents are important stakeholders in the well rounded education of a student. We work together with adults via emails, meetings, and confidential phone calls as we develop plans and interventions to support the academic and social learning of our students. 

Students have confidentiality with their counselor except in moments when they speak of concerns about their own safety or the safety of others. In those moments, counselors will need to seek out additional support for that student. If your student is seeking regular Stanley Counseling, we will call or email you to bring you into the loop and make sure that you are aware and supportive of continued counseling support.

Due to our current Virtual Distance Learning, the limits of School Counseling Confidentiality have shifted a bit. We have put together the new guidelines and listed them here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oKz3IBtnDvTmJmowJE6GQEe1J9ksw-C_mZrL0UNgT2A/edit?usp=sharing

     Parents can access counseling by emailing or calling the student’s individual counselor. Stanley counselors love speaking with parents, confidentially, about the myriad of issues and hormonal fluctuations that might be present for a fast growing adolescent. We are very familiar with middle school and can help parents navigate the issues that arise when students begin the natural process of seeking independence and autonomy which inevitably occurs during middle school. We can communicate via email or phone call- just reach out!

     Lastly, a quick THANK YOU to LPIE and all of the support that LPIE and PTA provide so that we can offer a high quality School Counseling Experience~ Go Wildcats!

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counseling department guidelines

The mission of the Stanley Middle School Counseling Department is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that supports the development of the whole child through academic, social-emotional and personal support and intervention strategies.

Department Goals:

  • To develop positive, trusting, relationships with students so that we can assist them in solving important personal, academic, and social issues.
  • To work collaboratively with teachers, administrators and parents to provide interventions for students’ success in school.
  • To connect students to activities that encourage positive personal growth and peer relationships.
  • To assist students and staff in realizing social- emotional, ethical growth, and cultural sensitivity.
  • To provide information and support to teachers and families about issues on campus and in the larger society that affect our students.
  • To help implement school-wide programs that support students’ academic, social-emotional growth, and positive school climate.
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Counselors
Contact Mary Nolan  Mary Nolan (925) 927-3541 Counselor G-O
Contact Tiffany Sullivan  Tiffany Sullivan (925) 927-3542 Counselor Q - Z
Contact Margo Waldron  Margo Waldron (925) 927-3543 Counselor A-G
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Please scroll down the Counseling Links and References to read two documents regarding how to speak to your child about Vaping and E-Cigarettes!

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