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Welcome To Mrs. Parkhurst's Counselor's Corner!

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October 2nd-6th

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month!

The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (2011) has designated the week beginning with the first Monday in October as a “Week of Respect” in New Jersey schools. We will be working to help students learn about empathy, respect, acceptance, and personal responsibility.


  • “Respect Notes” – parents fill out notes for their children at Open House Night on why they respect them, and they will be delivered to students during the Week of Respect. Teachers may also fill them out for their students (and for each other!)


  • “RESPECT” Pledge that will be displayed for all students and staff to sign.


  • School spirit days (calendar is also available on CF “Counselor’s Corner” website & in the Virtual Backpack):
  • Monday, October 2nd – District Day of Peace! Wear blue or peace signs to show your support for acceptance for all and respect for one another.
  • Tuesday, October 3rd – “Stand out and be bold day!” wear neon or brightly colored clothing
  • Wednesday, October 4th –“Tackle Bullying” and wear a football shirt!
  • Thursday, October 5st – “Be a Hero” Day! Wear a shirt with your favorite super hero
  • Friday, October 6th – “Take a Walk In Someone Else’s Shoes” – wear two different shoes to celebrate empathy for others!


    • Classroom guidance lessons for each grade level on topics related to respect, diversity, kindness, being an “upstander,” and peaceful resolution of conflicts.


    • “Respect Topic of the Day” – poster and morning announcements to discuss different ways that we can demonstrate respect toward ourselves, others, our school, our friends, the environment, and rules.


    • Information and resources for parents and families on school website’s “Counselor’s Corner” page on how to continue these discussions at home with their child.


            Please call the Connecticut Farms’ School Counselor Leave Replacement, Ms. Kondracki, with any questions! 




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