Check in with our School Counselor
Hi! My name is Lynelle Upshur and I am the new school counselor at Southside Elementary! I cannot wait to meet and work with all of the wonderful students and families here at Southside. I am so excited to be in the home of the Bees!
Miss Upshur’s Favorites
Drink: Dunkin Iced Coffee
Candy: Sour Patch Kids
Animal: Dogs and Frogs
Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges, as well as career and personal plans. Please note that school counselors do not provide therapy. Referrals for outside counseling services are available for students who need long term counseling services.
Small Group Counseling
A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups can have anywhere from 4-6 members and usually meet once a week during lunch for several weeks.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
The classroom lessons will be facilitated through the Second Step program for kindergarten through fifth grade. The lessons typically last 30-45 minutes in length and cover topics such as school readiness skills, understanding feelings of self and others, problem solving skills, friendship skills, and study skills.
Middle School Transition
Student Success Team
Student Attendance Support
School Wide Programs
Mix It Up Day
Red Ribbon Week
Student Council Association-SCA
Project Love and Duck Tape-Anti Bullying
No Name Calling Week
Month of the Military Child
Academic and Core Values Recognition Ceremony
Feed More School Market Program
Full Circle of Grief
A local place to help children and families with loss.
Comfort Zone Camp
A nonprofit bereavement organization to help children with loss.
Department of Children’s Services: 804-469-5391
District 19 Crisis Hotline: 804-862-8000
Department of Social Services: 804-469-4524
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
Dinwiddie Food Bank: 804-712-0190
Western Heights Baptist Church Clothes Closet: 804-733-8172
Salvation Army: 804-732-8449
VA Referral Services: 211
United Way: 804-861-9330
Strategies for ChildHood Anxiety- https://instituteofchildpsychology.easywebinar.live/replay-2?attendee=6cb3f240469a249a5916f9b75c7f6a2a
Virginia Career View–Help your child explore the many career possibilities through games and videos on Virginia career view.
Mind Yeti-Teaches mindfulness, growth mindset, and relaxation techniques.
Military Kids Connect
US. Career Institute – It has resources on general health and wellness.
Go Noodle Mindfullness Videos
Click on CC to see closed captioning in the videos.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Lynelle Upshur M.Ed NCC