Meet the Counselors
Mr. Strittholt is our full-time counselor at Bright Elementary Monday-Friday, and Mrs. Lobenstein splits her time between North Dearborn Elementary (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday) and Bright Elementary (Monday & Thursday). To learn more about our school counselors, click here.
September Classroom Lessons have started. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and our school counselors have taught our students to build coping skills and encourage them to utilize their natural supports when they need help. Mr. Strittholt has been using Bibliotherapy for third grade by reading the book A Flicker of Hope by Julia Cook. They have also done an activity that helps students recognize whom they can ask for help. Our fourth graders are doing a journal that helps them identify stressors and educates them on healthy and unhealthy coping skills. For fifth grade, they have been doing a presentation on what it means to be overwhelmed. This lesson discusses healthy and unhealthy coping skills as well as reminding the students when to go to a trusted adult.
About the Bright Elementary School Counseling Program
The focus of the Bright Elementary School Counseling Program is to remove barriers to student success by providing academic support, assisting with social-emotional learning, career readiness, and providing resources when necessary. The school counselors provide services to all students through the classroom curriculum. The other services provided are small-group counseling, short-term individual counseling, and assistance in the classroom. If you believe that your child would benefit from one of these services, please fill out our Parent Referral Form by clicking here.
We have gathered a list of resources to assist our families. We will continue updating this list. If you have any questions about the resources, feel free to contact one of the counselors for additional information. You can access these resources by clicking the hyperlink above.
Sacks of Snacks
We are pleased to offer the “Sacks of Snacks” program again this year. Click the link for more information on the program and to complete the application.