phone: (860) 379 - 2179
Psychological Services are available
Monday through Friday during regular school hours.
Take a look at some tools and strategies that our students can use when experiencing big emotions!
Want to play a game? Emotional Charades is a fun way to practice Emotion Identification skills!
Check out The Great Kindness Challenge - Family Edition
News and Updates
During these uncertain times, it is important to make sure your children feel safe and protected at home. Please know that we are here to support our community - students, parents and staff - as we manage our feelings about COVID-19 and the changes it brings to our everyday lives. During this time, we are here to offer you and your children ongoing support. Working together with your children will allow the opportunity to help them find constructive ways to manage their feelings about the sudden changes they are experiencing in their daily routines, social connections, and school work expectations.
If you need immediate assistance for a mental health concern, and/or are worried about the safety of yourself or a loved one, please call 9-1-1 or 2-1-1.
Click Parent/Children Resource Links Below for Information About COVID-19
Click Links Below for Social Stories and Videos About COVID-19 for Kids
Check out this resource from the National Association of School Psychologists on how to talk to your children about COVID-19
Calming Strategies for Big Emotions
Click Links Below for More Calming Strategy Resources
Listen to music
Play a game or exercise (go for a walk, play outside, go for a run, yoga, lift weights -- just stay 6 feet away from anyone you might run into!)
Talk to a friend
Do a relaxing activity (coloring, drawing, cook, play with your pet, stretch)
Take a break from social media / the news
Try something new or switch what you're doing
Email a teacher, Mrs. Bortugno, or talk to a family member
BOOK LISTS: These book lists are aligned with RULER - an emotional intelligence initiative from the Yale Institute of Emotional Intelligence.
Disclaimer: I did not record these videos. These videos were selected from YouTube due to their content, clarity, and quality.
by Pat Zietlow Miller
by Jane Yolen
by Gaia Cornwall
Big Bear Hug
by Nicholas Oldland
by Samantha Berger and Dan Santat
by Kevin Henkes
What should DANNY do?
by Ganit & Adir Levy
The Rainbow Fish
by Marcus Pfister
I Like Myself
by Karen Beaumont
The Pout Pout Fish
by Deborah Diesen