Parkside Elementary School Counselor
During this time of uncertainty and change, we want to make sure you and your family have access to everything that you need. This page is dedicated to helping you find the help that you might need from speaking to Parkside Counselor Ms. Freeman, Social and Emotional Coping Tools for students, information on basic needs such as food, clothing, and housing, along with student centered resources that will help you talk with your child about changes due to Covid -19.
Students - Need to speak to a counselor?
You can send Parkside's Counselor Ms. Freeman a notification that you would like to speak with her via her Google Classroom.
Ms. Freeman's Google Classroom code is miptn2n
Once signed in - click on "I need to speak with Ms. Freeman".
"Counseling Zoom Hangouts" for all Parkside students.
Couneseling Hangout Times for each Grade Level can be accessed by clicking on the PDF file below:
This is optional for the students, but it is a time that they can pop in and chat, share, breathe, or listen to a mini lesson.
Ms. Freeman's Google Classroom also includes
online resources such as:
Along with many great Coummunity Resource Links like the ones below:
A list of other resources for basic needs including food, clothing, housing and medical/dental can be found by clicking
Click on the PDF below for a list of mental health crisis resources:
Learning the facts about the coronavirus can help ease you and your child’s mind. Below you will find some student centered resources to help explain what the Coronavirus is to your children.
Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools, places of public gathering, and nonessential businesses are closed, and parents and other caregivers are faced with helping their families adjust to the new normal. This includes trying to keep children occupied, feeling safe, and attempting to keep up with schoolwork as best as possible. None of this easy, but it helps to stay focused on what is possible in order to reinforce a sense of control and to reassure children that they are okay, and that the situation will get better.
It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. Acknowledging some level of concern, without panicking, is appropriate and can result in taking the necessary actions that reduce the risk of illness. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety. This is also a tremendous opportunity for adults to model for children problem-solving, flexibility, and compassion as we all work through adjustmenting daily schedules, balancing work and other activities, getting creative about how we spend time, processing new information from authorities, and connecting and supporting friends and family members in new ways. The following tips can help.
Click on the link below for tips on how to help your chidlren Cope with Change
Another great resource is PBS Kids for Parents -
CMS has designated 70 sites to provide meals to children 18 and under. Meals can be picked up between the hours of 10:30am and 12:30pm. Meals will be provided for each child under 18 in your home and will include lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day.
Schools providing meals in our area include:
David Cox Elementary
Stoney Creek Elementary
Winding Springs Elementary
University Meadows Elementary
Governor's Village STEM Academy
*For a complete list of schools providing meals click on the PDF file here ~~~> Meal Distribution Info.pdf
We will be adding and updating resource information and links right here, as they become available, so check back often.