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Welcome to Guidance with Mrs. Urso!


The 2018-19 school year is my fourth year as the School Counselor at St. Patrick's!  My job is to support the academic, career, and personal/social development of the students.  I collaborate with administration, teachers and parents to provide educational & emotional support for each of our students.  





Classroom Lessons

Throughout the school year, students in grades 3-8 will be presented with classroom Character Education lessons.  Topics will include bullying, responsibility, tolerance, goal setting and much, much more!  Our lessons are interactive, interesting and fun!  

Lunch Bunch  

Lunch bunches are small group sessions designed to boost self-esteem, improve social skills and increase peer relations.  These groups are geared towards fostering friendships and developing positive interactions among fellow students.  The group provides students with a "safe environment" where they can talk freely about their accomplishments, stress, concerns and/or ideas.  These groups meet either during recess (elementary students) or during the second half of the lunch period (middle school students).  Participant recommendations from parents & teachers are always welcome.

Individual & Small Group Counseling

I am here to meet with students privately or within a small group setting.  My office is located across from Canning Hall, next to the faculty lounge.  Students can come to me and ask for a pass to meet with me during lunch, or I may send a pass to their homeroom teacher requesting for a student to meet with me at a scheduled time.


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday  

 Email:
 kurso7172@
spssmith.org

Phone:
 (631) 724 - 0285



Helpful Resources:

The National Bullying Prevention Center: www.pacer.org


The Crisis Text Line: text 741741


Internet Safety for Parents:
internetsafety101.org/parentsguidetosocialmedia
             yourteenmag.com/technology/the-most-popular-apps-for-teenagers


Information for coping with anxiety:
https://copingskillsforkids.com/calming-anxiety/




For outside personal counseling resources, please contact Mrs. Urso directly.

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