Welcome to the LPC School Counseling Program

  • Welcome to the LPC School Counseling page. This is a resource that students, parents and staff can utilize.
     
    What is a School Counselor?
    A school counselor provides the following services to students and families:
     
    Individual Counseling – Some of the referral reasons for meeting individually with students/families are listed below.
    • develop an understanding of themselves or others
    • identify problems and possible solutions
    • learn problem-solving strategies
    • learn appropriate social and interpersonal skills
    • identify coping strategies to overcome adversity and change
    • develop positive self-image
    • recognize their own needs and goals
    • discuss feelings
    Small Group Counseling – Small groups are formed as needed based upon data.
     
    Classroom Guidance – Providing a preventive and developmentally appropriate classroom guidance lesson in each classroom during each marking period.
     
    Other responsibilities include working with education support teams, managing 504 Accommodation Plans, helping students transition to a new school or grade level, and conducting mediations.

School Counseling News

  • Career Café: February 2019

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/28/2019 11:45:00 AM

    On Friday, January 25, Landisville Primary Center hosted our fourth Career Cafe. Career Cafe invites different family members into our school to speak to students about their job/career while the students eat their lunch.

    Today LPC welcomed Dr. Kathy Makkar to talk to students about her career as a Pharmacist. Dr. Makkar works specifically at LGH with LVAD patients. Students learned how she keeps her patients safe and the many skills she needs to do her job. Students also were able to witness a fun and exciting experiment with liquids first hand! Mr. Resh even had a chance to model some special Pharmacist protective clothing.

     

    See more photos on the Landisville Primary Center Facebook Page.

    Students eat at lunch tables watching a presentation by a pharmacist.

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  • Box Tops Collection Drive Round 2

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/8/2019 3:00:00 PM

    LPC is again collecting Box Tops from now until Friday, February 8. The classroom that collects the most Box Tops will be rewarded with a special set of lunches in the LGI where they will view a movie and/or other prize if a kindergarten class would win.  

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  • Hempfield Happenings: December 2018

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 12/10/2018 12:00:00 PM

    You can now watch the December episode of Hempfield Happenings! The focus of this episode is safety for students and our community. Highlights include an interview with Mr. Tawney about Red Ribbon week at Landisville Primary School, cyber education, concussions, mental health, and traffic safety. Click here to view the full episode on YouTube.

     

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  • Career Café Presenters Wanted

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/7/2018 8:30:00 AM

    A major focus this year will revolve around exposing our students throughout the school-year to the world of work and careers in the community. LPC will be hosting a spring career day, monthly career speakers during student lunch times (Career Cafes), and career themed lessons in each grade level conducted by the school counselor, Mr. Resh. We would love it if we can have as many LPC families as possible to participate and help with our career initiatives this school year.

    If you are interested in coming to LPC this school year and speaking to our students during their lunch period about your career, please email Mr. Resh. Thank you in advance for helping us expose our students to the many opportunities that await them in various career and occupational fields.

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  • A Letter from Mr. Resh, School Counselor

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 8/16/2018 8:20:00 AM

    Dear LPC Families:

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Landisville Primary Center! As School Counselor of LPC, I have the pleasure of working with each and every student as well as their families. As I enter my ninth year working within the Hempfield School District, I want to take time to briefly explain what my role looks likes as school counselor as well as how I may be a “Lego Piece” to help support the overall foundation of your child’s social, emotional, and academic development while with us at the Landisville Primary Center.

    As LPC’s school counselor, my job involves a variety of duties that allows me to come into the lives of your children and create a positive relationship as well as supply them with tools to help them be happy, positive learners and friends to each other. Some of these include:

    Classroom Guidance Lessons: This year I will be visiting all classrooms (K-3), once a month and teaching guidance lessons on a variety of topics. Together we will learn how to handle conflicts, develop strong friendships, cope with emotions, and become creative and successful learners. During my visits to the classroom, I include a great deal of hands-on learning experiences, role-plays, and even MAGIC. You may hear your son/daughter talking about the guy who does magic in school; this would be me J. I use magic as a means I like to call “Learning Undercover” in which I am able to present beneficial pieces of information and connect it with memorable/fun tricks that will help them pair and remember certain concepts thus bridging the gap between memory and meaning.

    Small Group Counseling: Throughout the school year I will be working with students in small intervention groups called “Try-It Triads” to provide various learning opportunities related to topics such as worry/anxiety, creating/maintaining positive friendships, dealing with strong emotions such as anger, handling conflict and social issues, building positive self-esteem and confidence, understanding family and life events such as death, divorce, or incarceration, and many other topics.

    Small groups are an opportunity for the children to share ideas and practice skills in ways that are not always possible in large group lessons. Children who share a common concern/interest meet together with the counselor to receive information/support through talking, learning, and sharing. Groups will take place throughout the year based on student needs, behavioral data, and teacher/family feedback and referrals. Mr. Resh will reach out to families prior to working with students in “Try-It Triads” but also welcomes feedback and referrals from families at any time to assist with concerns and needs of children as they arise.

    Individual Counseling/Crisis Response: Through referrals from teachers, family members, and students, I meet with students 1-to-1 to assist with any type of issue or concern that may be impacting his/her life. As a school counselor, I do not offer therapy but rather listen and help the student to brainstorm solutions and help families make therapeutic connections in the community. If you see or know of any issues of concern please contact me anytime at mike_resh@hempfieldsd.org).

    Consultation: I am always happy and available to lend an ear to listen to parents and teachers, assisting in any way that I can. If you should ever have any questions or concerns, I would be happy to talk with you to offer information, ideas/support, or direct you to appropriate community resources.

    Bucket Filling & Character Education: This year you will hear a great deal about something called “Bucket Filling” from our school and our students. In our eighth year of school-wide implementation, students will learn monthly Character Traits that are tied into a philosophy of filling others’ “buckets” through kind words and actions. Mr. Resh organizes videos, activities, and information on the character traits for the month, which are also the focus in daily class meetings and classroom guidance lessons. When students display positive character, they can be recognized with a ticket in teachers’ buckets. Once a month student names are drawn from buckets all around LPC and our kids are recognized as being LPC Bucket Fillers of the Month (rewarded with his/her picture on our Wall of Fame located near the front entrance of the school, lunch with Mr. Resh & Mr. Swantner, and many other fun prizes.

    Character Traits of the Month

    • September – Responsibility & Optimism
    • October – Respect & Self-Control
    • November – Generosity & Empathy
    • December –Honesty & Fairness
    • January – Diversity & Acceptance
    • February – Kindness & Caring
    • March – Patience & Perseverance
    • April – Curiosity & Zest
    • May – Courage & Grit

    Other Programs:

    Aevidum

    School-wide program that teaches students to “Have Each Others’ Backs” and help build self-advocacy, empathy, and empowerment in our students. A special Aevidum Club for 3rd Grade will allow students to become strong leaders at LPC.

    Career Café

    If interested in talking about your job/career during one of our lunch periods, please contact Mr. Resh via email. We will host these Career Cafés throughout the entire school year.

    Never Been Anbsent (NBA)

    This year LPC is partnering with Go ‘N Bananas to acknowledge and reward students for their above average attendance at school. LPC is looking for students to join our (NBA) Never Been Absent Team. Good attendance plays a major role in academic achievement. Students will be rewarded at the end of each trimester based on their overall attendance and an overall classroom will be recognized at the end of the school year for having the best overall percentage of atte ndance.

    Personal News

    Mr. Resh is excited to announce that he and his wife Kayla are expecting their first child in February 2019!


    I am excited to work as a team member alongside you to make your child’s experience at LPC very positive and memorable. We want your son/daughter to enjoy coming to our school each morning and leave school with positive memories and knowledge that will help him/her be successful for a lifetime!

    I would like to extend an invitation for you to contact me at any time. I can be reached through the main office at school (898-5519) or via email mike_resh@hempfieldsd.org. If you would like to talk in person, I am always available to schedule appointments with flexibility to your own schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, I am here for you and your kids anytime!

    Follow Mr. Resh Online and stay up to date with what is going on related to LPC Counseling:

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  • 2018 Keeping Kids Safe Symposium

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 2/9/2018

    Times have changed. Many communications have become digital. So how do we actually know with whom our kids are interacting? Are they giving out too much information such as their name, school, friends, and, more importantly, their location?

    On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the PA Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and the Pennsylvania State Police are leading the 2018 Keeping Kids Safe Symposium. This is a free cyber security forum on social media and the internet that will be held at the The Conference and Training Center at IU13 (1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601). Two sessions will be offered: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, specifically parents, educators, and community members.

    Workshop Topics
    This class will cover numerous applications and social media platforms commonly used by kids. It is important to know that apps come and go almost daily. Parents need to stay proactive in trying to stay educated on new apps.

    Objectives: Discuss bullying, sexual harassment, predatory behavior, and exposure to inappropriate content.

    • Learn how to set mobile privacy settings
    • Discover the most current apps being used for social media
    • Find out the current apps most often being used for “secret” communications
    • Hear how bullying happens and can ruin lives

    Register online.

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  • End of the Year Coffee Talk with the Elementary Counselors

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 5/10/2017 7:00:00 AM

    You're invited to have coffee with Ms. Stefanie Scarborough and Ms. Amy Koerner (Elementary Counselors)! 

    Topic: Helping Parents Navigate the Technology World: Safety and Screen Time
    Date: Thursday, May 18
    Time: 9:30 a.m.
    Location: East Petersburg Elementary School

    We hope to see you there!

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  • Aevidum Week: May 8-12, 2017

    Posted by Shannon Zimmerman on 4/26/2017 12:10:00 PM

    During the week of Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12, LPC, LIC, FES, and LMS will all be participating in Aevidum Week with spirit days to show support for the concepts that make Aevidum so wonderful. 

    Read more in this letter, including the specific themed days!

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  • February Coffee with the Counselors Presentation

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 2/17/2017 2:00:00 PM

    If you were not able to attend Thursday’s Coffee with the Counselors information session, please click here to review the presentation and resources. If you have additional questions, please call or email your School Counselor.

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  • February Coffee with the Counselors

    Posted by Samantha Eck on 1/30/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Coffee Cup

    All parents/guardians of elementary students are invited to join us on Thursday, February 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. for Coffee with the Counselors at Farmdale Elementary School. Elementary school counselors from Mountville and Farmdale Elementary Schools will explain techniques and brain-based strategies to help manage your child's strong emotions. 

    Click here to register.

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