Ben’s Bells Kindness Project
The Power of Kindness
"When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world." -Harold Kushner
Meet Lynn/Urquides' School Counselor
Hello! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I am Lynn/Urquides Elementary School’s full-time school counselor. I started at Lynn in August of 2018. My involvement with the students takes place in many ways. One function of a school counselor is to implement whole-school prevention programs such as bully prevention education, character education, drug and alcohol awareness, and career education. These lessons generally take place with the entire class or during school assemblies. Due to our school attendance being primarily virtual at this time, these will be taking place via Zoom. Another function of the counselor is to facilitate student groups. Groups usually consist of 3-7 students that meet with the counselor weekly. Each group is usually focused on one topic, such as grief, social skills, friendship or coping with family changes. Focus groups will be developed according to the needs of the students. In these groups we play games and work on important social skills such as taking turns, active listening, communication, and assertiveness. All students typically have the opportunity to meet with me, as needed. Students are normally instructed to leave me a note and I would schedule a time to meet with them during their noninstructional time or at a time that would be the least disruptive to their learning. In addition, I would also meet individually with students who would benefit from (weekly/ bi-weekly) counseling. Due to current restrictions in place for safety during this time, children can request to schedule a zoom meeting with me, write me a message on class dojo, email me or meet with me in a breakout session during Zoom class time. Lastly, I am available to speak with parents. I regularly attend IEP meetings and parent-teacher conferences. As needed, I can speak with parents individually to discuss specific concerns or to community resources. I am also the school’s 504 Coordinator. Please feel free to contact me at 520-908-4084 if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Mayra Campoy, MSC