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School Counselor - Caitlin Metcalfe

(973) 478 - 0514

caitlin.metcalfe@lodi.k12.nj.us

Hello Everyone,

My name is Caitlin Metcalfe and I excited to be your School Counselor!

As your counselor I am here to promote a positive school environment for all students. I help students academically and socio-emotionally to ensure they have the necessary tools to succeed. By implementing an effective comprehensive counseling program, I recognize students’ individual abilities and assist them in maximizing their potentials. As an extra layer of support for your child, I am able to assist them through conflicts, difficult times at school or provide them with academic assistance. As a school counselor I believe that all students should feel that they are a part of a safe and respectful school environment. It is with hope that all of my students take at least one thing I taught them and go change the world!

What I do:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Classroom character education lessons (i.e, conflict resolution, friendship skills, time management, bullying prevention)
  • Respond to school crises and emergency situations
  • Collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, case managers and students
  • Provide parents/guardians with appropriate resources or referrals

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, I am always here to help!

 

 

Columbus School

Alternating Mondays

Wednesday and Friday

Roosevelt School Tuesday and Thursday
Washington School Alternating Mondays

 

Helpful Resources

Source

Topic

Description

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/administrators/role-of-the-school-counselor.aspx

Role of the School Counselor

A more thorough explanation of the School Counselor’s role in the school

http://www.parenttoolkit.com/

Parent Toolkit

A toolkit designed to help parents track and support their child’s academic and social/emotional development from Pre K-High School

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook

Anxiety

This book addresses anxiety in a relatable way children of all ages with understand and offers creative strategies to lessen the severity.

Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler by Margery Cuyler

Kindness

This book addresses the importance of kindness and promotes random acts of kindness.

The Bad Seed by Jory John

Behavior, Change

This book discusses how positive change is always positive, no matter what happened.

The Good Egg by John Jory

Peer Pressure

This book discusses peer pressure and the importance of balance, self-care and accepting those for who they are.

 

Columbus School Resources

Upcoming Dates

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5

Tuesday, November 05

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7

Thursday, November 07 - Friday, November 08

Nov
27

Wednesday, November 27

Nov
28

Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November 29

Dec
20

Friday, December 20

Dec
23

Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 01

Jan
20

Monday, January 20

Feb
17

Monday, February 17 - Friday, February 21

Apr
10

Friday, April 10

Apr
13

Monday, April 13 - Friday, April 17