Mrs. Wasilewski's Home Page

  • And who do I have to thank for this wonderful life I am so fortunate to experience, but you the public, the parents.  For you have done me the great honor to entrust to me your greatest contribution to eternity, your children. 

    And so I have a past that is rich in memories.  I have a present that is challenging, adventurous and fun because I am allowed to spend my days with the future.  John W. Schlatter

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and welcome you to my home site.  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you find the site informative and enjoyable.  My name is Julie Wasilewski.  I am the school counselor at Jackson Primary.   My primary responsibility is to help ensure that each students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs are met during the school day.   My hope for each child is that their experience their best possible days at Jackson Primary, while obtaining maximum benefits from the educational opportunities provided.  

         One opportunity I’m afforded is the ability to interact with each student in Kindergarten and First Grade while I instruct The Right Direction.  This curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for children to learn about and practice decision-making and cooperative skills which promote respect, responsibility, and safety.   Lessons are presented on kindness, caring, and including and treating others well.   Skills such as how to regulate feelings, listen, follow directions, ask for things, and make friends are examples of what they will be practicing.  The lessons are designed to assist their transition to school.  

           Many children also take part in short term skill building and transition groups that I facilitate.   The focus for the groups is in developing valuable social and friendship skills and in removing any obstacles to academic success.

          I have a library of resources available to both students and parents which I can provide to you covering how to solve parenting and family concerns enhance the parent/child relationship and understand the developmental changes of childhood.   I can also help you navigate linkage to community agencies.

          I welcome all interactions in order to discuss issues, concerns, or answer any questions which involve your child.  I also encourage you to reach me if you would like to discuss what services your child can access.  Additionally, if you should want more information about our district initiative - Creating Supportive Learning Environments through Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) we can discuss what PBIS will mean to your child and family at Jackson.

         My number is (585) 343-2480, Ext. 4004.  Please do not hesitate to leave a private message.   I can be reached by e-mail at JWasilewski@bataviacsd.org.  I can assure you the greatest respect and confidentiality concerning all of our communications.   

    Sincerely,

    Julie Wasilewski

    Jackson Primary School Counselor

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