Vision Statement

Our mission is to teach students academic, personal/social and career skills as defined by the Massachusetts Model for Developmental Guidance while they navigate through Newbury Elementary School.

Our Counseling Program focuses on:

  • Decision Making and Problem Solving Skills
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Academic Success
  • Understanding C.A.R.E.S
  • Effective Interpersonal Skills
  • Resolving Peer Conflict
  • Social/emotional learning

 

 

Ms. Allesha Kenyon, School Counselor

Allesha Kenyon has been working in the Triton School District since 2015 where she was a member of Triton High School’s counseling department. In 2018 she transferred to NES where she works with students from kindergarten through sixth grade. She holds a BA in Sociology from Framingham State University and an MEd in School Counseling from Assumption College. Allesha works closely with students and staff in all grade levels to help students with personal and academic concerns.

Contact Information:

Best way to reach me is through email!

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 978-465-5353 / Fax: 978-463-3070

 

Books, Websites, & Other Resources

Book Suggestions

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

 

 

 

 

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

 

 

 

 

 

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids- Many different versions covering different topics)

 

 

 

 

 

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep (What to Do Guides for Kids)

 

 

 

 

Yardsticks: Child and Adolescent Development Ages 4 – 14

 

 

 

 

 

My Many Colored Days- Children’s book on feelings

 

 

 

 

Glad Monster, Sad Monster- Children’s book on feelings

 

 

 

 

The Great Big Book Of Feelings

 

 

 

 

Websites

Child Mind Institute

https://childmind.org/ 

Website dedicated to helping parents find good care for their children.

GoNoodle

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Website designed to help kids to move and practice mindfulness at school and at home

 

HelpSteps- Webpage and Phone App

https://www.helpsteps.com/hs/home/#/

This is an app that attempts to compile all relevant social and health care services in Massachusetts into one place. The goal is to put all this information at the fingertips of people who are on the front lines. It allows you to find resources and then share them with the click of a button. They curate the data to ensure accuracy.

 

A Mighty Girl- Also on Facebook

www.amightygirl.com

This is a site that offers resources and great information on building confidence in young girls and helping them be proud of who they are.

 

Social Thinking

https://www.socialthinking.com/

This is a great resource and a lot of what we try and teach at NES

 

Zones of Regulation

http://www.zonesofregulation.com/index.html

We do a lot of teaching on the the Zones of Regulation and this site offers resources to have at home.

 

ADD Information

https://www.additudemag.com/

 

Healthy Children.org

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/adhd/Pages/default.aspx

 

Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

Great resource to help find therapists and psychologist in our area. Also provides great articles on children.

 

Center for Parenting

Centerforparentingeducation.org

Provides book suggestions for various problems that come up for parents and great articles to read that families might relate to.