Barcroft Student Support Team Referral

BARCROFT STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM   The Barcroft Student Support Team is here to support our students and families!!!  Many students are aware of the QR Code used to reach out to the psychologist, social worker and counselor.  PLEASE reach out to us if you have concerns about your child’s mental health or wellness. We will […]

Advisory Council

The Barcroft School Counseling Advisory Council meet three times a year to discuss the school counseling program and advise on issues such as counseling events, parent/student engagement, and community needs.  The council consists of teachers, parents, and staff from the Barcroft school community.  They are an invaluable part of the counseling program. If you are […]

Beliefs, Vision, and Mission

Beliefs All students want to learn and deserve access to a rigorous curriculum. Counseling services are an integral part of all students’ school experience. It is the responsibility of a school counseling program to reach all students and help them to achieve success in every aspect of their lives. Counseling services should be evidence-based and […]

Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Barcroft Elementary strives to develop and maintain a climate of respect.  This includes adult modeling of respectful and caring responses to student concerns.  Students are taught how to identify bullying behavior and appropriate ways to handle bullying as a target or bystander.  Students are taught that if they witness bullying, it is their responsibility to help the […]

Be Organized!

You’ll need: A three ringed notebook or binder Hole punched folders Three ringed clear pencil case or zip lock bag Expandable folder   Assignment book first! So you know what you need to do.     Homework Folder   At school: Put homework on the left side. At home: Finished work on the right.   […]

Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

Kindergarten-3rd Grade  As part of the school counseling curriculum, students are taught problem solving and conflict resolution by learning “A Bug and A Wish,”  and “The DeBug System.” A Bug and a Wish is a helpful strategy for young children to use when dealing with conflicts among peers and siblings.   It helps children identify […]

Welcome to Counseling

Our School Counselor: Ashlee Demastus My name is Ashlee Demastus, and I am thrilled to join the Barcroft team as the School Counselor.  I graduated with my MA in School Counseling from George Washington University and have a specialization in Trauma and Crisis Management through ASCA training.  My background includes a wide-range of educational and […]

Responsive Classroom

Barcroft Elementary School has pledged to create a safe and stimulating environment for all students. In an effort to continue to improve our school climate, the staff at Barcroft is now implementing Responsive Classroom schoolwide. The Responsive Classroom approach was developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children (NEFC).  The goal is to enable optimal student learning, by incorporating […]