Guidance Department Programs


Banana Splits

At the Ocean City Primary School, there has been an ongoing support group called “Banana Splits.” This group is for any child whose family structure has changed due to divorce, separation, death, and/or living with grandparents.

Banana Splits is designed to help children deal with any type of split in their family. This support group encourages children to explore their feelings and to understand that they are not alone. The students learn from others in similar situation and can talk openly and not feel embarrassed. Students will enjoy attending the sessions and making new friends. The students will engage in discussions, play therapeutic games and make crafts.

If you are interested in having your child participate in this support group, please return the attached permission slip.

Additionally, feel free to contact with any questions or relevant information regarding this group and/or your child;
Joel Dougan at extension 6501.

More information HERE

 

Lunch Buddies

The Ocean City Primary School will be offering a student support group called Lunch Buddies. This group is a social/friendship skills program for elementary students. Lunch Buddies was developed to address social skill areas important to elementary students. These include: compromising, being flexible, being a good sport, dealing with problems, dealing with anger, and dealing with teasing. At each session one of these topics will be presented and the group will participate in an activity related to this skill. 

The sessions will be held in the counselor’s office during lunch. If you are interested in having your child participate in this support group, please click here.

Additionally, feel free to contact with any questions or relevant information regarding this group and/or your child;
Joel Dougan at extension 6501.

 

Help Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

We offer advice to parents how to teach their kids to protect themselves from negative peer pressure. As kids get older, they may be pressured to take part in activities they don’t really want to do, such as drinking, smoking, cheating, or cutting class. Parents can talk to children about recognizing uncomfortable feelings when they’re under pressure and how to say no to those who pressure them. This video is most appropriate for parents of children in fourth grade, fifth grade, and middle school.

For more information, click here

 

Buddy Bench

Developing friendships at the Primary School is a priority! We have Buddy Benches at our playground where students can sit at recess when looking for friends to play with. By sitting on this bench, students invite these students to play with them.

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