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Welcome to our Nabnasset School Guidance website!     Please check out our brand new Nabnasset Guidance Blog!!

As our new school year gets underway we have been busy introducing ourselves to all the new students at Nabnasset School. We have completed our “New Student Groups” and hope that all have discovered new friends as they embark on their new adventure at Nabnasset. Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. MacKinnon have been visiting each pre-first, first and second grade class for their initial review lessons of the solution wheel, double D rule, how to handle teasing and bullying prevention. In addition we would like to share with you an overview of our guidance services* at Nabnasset School and an online brochure of all elementary guidance services in Westford. Look for periodic updates to our website as we create links to resources and helpful tips for parents on this page.

Elementary Guidance Counselors in Westford have added an Elementary Guidance Website linked to the WPS homepage. You may go to that website by clicking here!

CHECK THIS OUT!!! Are you or your child feeling stressed?  The counselors have done a new Relaxation Music and Script Page.

Your Counselors,

Elizabeth MacKinnon
Work schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays: all day; Wednesdays: 1/2 day in a.m.

Melissa Reynolds
Work schedule: Wednesday: 1/2 day in p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays: all day

*This documents is in a PDF format can be opened using the free Adobe Reader software.

Resources for Parents

Westford Coalition for Non-Violence is a group of residents, town employees, victims and professionals, who have joined together to promote non-violent resolution to conflict.  This web site is a tool for you to obtain information on domestic violence.

Child and Family Webguide is designed for parents, students and professionals as a directory of websites rated by experts from Tufts University in the areas of family/parenting; education/learning; typical child development; health/mental health and resources/recreation.


Keeping Kids Healthy This website described as a pediatrician’s guide to your children’s health and safety.

About Our Kids This website includes articles in the following areas: Parenting, Growth and Development, Learning and Social issues, A-Z disorder guide; and Public Mental Health Issues.

About Our Kids - Resources This website has links to books in a variety of social, emotional, behavioral and parenting categories, as well as links to useful organizations.

About Our Kids - The Internet at Home This is an aritcle about using the internet at home with your children. There are also useful links to more sites which are good for children.

Web Resources for Parents Web resources for parents including links to sites that will provide tips, learning links and activities for you and your family.

Dr. Robert Brooks Check out the articles in the “writings” section. Dr. Brooks is one of today’s leading speakers on themes of resilience, self-esteem, motivation and family relationships.

LD Online This is a website which provides expertly reviewed articles on a large variety of topics, particularly focused on children and adults with learning disabilities and ADHD.

The Robinson School Guidance website is an informative place to explore parent resources. Also check out the descriptions of various guidance groups which are offered at both schools.

The Child Development Website  is an award winning site focusing on issues of child development. It includes parenting tips, news and guidelines regarding the media and young children, and ways to imporve your young child's learning capabilities.

Interactive Resources For Parents/Children

Do 2 Learn Play the “feelings game” with your child to help them identify which facial expressions match with particular feelings

Grandma Rose's Neighborhood is an interactive site to assist children with dealing with teasing.

Out on a Limb: A guide to getting along is designed by the University of Illinois Extention to teach children conflict resolution skills.

Public Broadcasting Service: (PBS) About Face is an interactive game teaching children about feelings.

Rotating Faces is an interactive activity that teaches children about feelings.


 
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