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Elizabeth Buzzelli (7th Grade) Email Icon Email
  Michael Lynch (8th Grade) Email Icon Email

School Counseling

TMS School Counselors on Unity Day
TMS School Counselors on Unity Day

**To reach us, please email your child's counselor directly, or call the main number and press "0" and ask to speak with us** 

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Buzzelli is the school counselor for students in 7th grade.  She attended the University of Connecticut and received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Relations/Family Services.  She then went on to earn her Masters of Science degree in School Counseling at Southern Connecticut State University.  Mrs. Buzzelli enjoys cooking, interior decorating, hiking, biking and spending time with her husband, Ron.  

EBuzzelli@wolcottps.org

 

Mr. Michael Lynch is the 8th grade School Counselor.  He attended the University of Delaware and received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  He went on to earn his Masters of Science degree in School Counseling at Southern Connecticut State University, and has spent the past five years as a middle school counselor in the Danbury School District.  Mr. Lynch enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and yoga.  

MLynch@wolcottps.org

 

Mrs. Wendy Salustro is the School Counselor for Grade 6 students.  She attended Trinity College in Hartford and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages.  She received her MBA from Columbia University in New York City, and worked in marketing until following her passion to work with children, changing careers to become a school counselor.  She has her Masters in School Counseling from Fairfield University, and most recently worked in the School Counseling office at Wolcott High School as a substitute school counselor.  Mrs. S enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family including her husband Rob and their three children Carson, Cole, and Skye.

WSalustro@wolcottps.org 

  


 

According to the American School Counselor Association, middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team member with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success.

 

 


 

Middle school counselors implement the counseling program by providing:

School Counseling Curriculum

Coping strategies
Peer relationships and effective social skills
Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
Career awareness, exploration and planning
Multicultural/diversity awareness


Individual Student Planning

Goal-setting/decision- making
Academic planning
Career planning
Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
Transition planning


Responsive Services

Individual and small group counseling
Individual/family/school crisis intervention
Peer facilitation
Consultation/collaboration
Referrals
 
System Support

Professional development
Consultation, collaboration and teaming
Program management and operation


   Naviance Family Connection 

                                           Click on picture to get into Naviance

Naviance is a college and career readinessplatform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Every student at Tyrrell Middle School will receive his or her own Naviance account in grade 6. They will have access to this account through grade 12. School counselors visit classrooms at the beginning of each school year to help students set up their new accounts.

To access Naviance, please use the following instructions:

Naviance Student Login Information:  

 

https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login?hsid=tyrrellms

User Name: Student’s Email Address

Password: “t” plus the student’s lunch account number (i.e. t54321)

If you have trouble logging in, please contact Mrs. Buzzelli, Mr. Lynch, or Mrs. Salustro. 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Community Service Opportunities

Below is a list of organizations you may wish to contact for community service.
Note: Community service opportunities are NOT limited to the list below.
Alcott PTO –Michelle Thies (mthies@wolcottps.org)
Animal shelters
ARF-Animal Rescue Foundation-Kathy Johnson, President of ARF:Kcj1972@comcast.net
BAW
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Buzz About Books – volunteers to read to students…Tara Taylor/Kathy Colavecchio Frisbie Gr. 4
Carolyn’s Place in Waterbury
CFC Storehouse and Soup Kitchen-Bristol
Charity Cycling Challenge- Carol Wilkas (cwilkas@charitycyclingchallenge.com)
Childrens Village Daycare- Maggie Gugliotti- (maggug@aol.com or 203-879-2566)
Circle of Sports
Commission for Individuals with Special Needs- Gloria Clair (Gloria@kidstoothcare.com)
Commission for the Handicapped
Company 4 Wolcott Vol. Fire Dept. Cadets- Kyle Dunn/Steve Miele (kdunn@wolcottct.org) (smredsoxguy@gmail.com)
Congregational Church
Excel Club –Annette Petruzzi (APetruzzi@WebsterBank.com)
Exchange Club
Farmingbury Women’s Club- Pat Dancer (203-754-4915)
Friends of the Wolcott Library
Frisbee PTO
Greater Waterbury Relay for Life- Dayna Lynn (dayna@waterburyrelay.com)
GWIM- Greater Waterbury Inter-Faith Ministries
Jr. Lego/Robotics-Mr. Cormier (rcormier@wolcottps.org)
Junior Women’s Club- Carol Costello/Janet Discepelo
Junior Women’s Club/Juniorettes- Carol Costello/Janet Discepelo
Leo’s Club -Emily Brown/Roni Crumb WHS Students
Lion’s Club
March of Dimes- Mark Spencer (MSpencer@marchofdimes.com) or Kelly Flynn @ 860-584-3623 (contact)mmoriarty@thefirstteect.org

Meals on Wheels

Police Activity League-Waterbury

Reading is Everybody’s Business
Relay for Life
Salvation Army
Special Olympics- Rebecca Brookshire (rebeccab@soct.org)
St. Maria Goretti Church (carmelina@smgchurch.org)
St. Pius Food Pantry/CCD
St. Vincent de Paul soup Kitchen and Thrift Store – Laura DiDominzio, Tyrrell (contact)
Team Building @ Tyrrell Middle School –Sara Garbus (contact) …event is early September
The First Tee = non-profit that teaches kids golf and core values)…Mike Moriarty 860-882-1660 (o) 203-592-7695. © mmoriarty@thefirstteectThy Eagle’s Nest -Chris Nelson 203-910-9275
Town Crew
Wakelee PTO
Walk-a-Thons
WHS Robotics Team – Rob Cormier (rcormier@wolcottps.org)
Wolcott daycare centers
Wolcott Food Pantry
Wolcott Historical Society- Florence Goodman (Contact)
Wolcott Land Conservation Trust – Tom Tella (tomtella@yahoo.com)
Wolcott Lions Club- Joe Hutnik (bighut@hotmail.com/203-592-0823)
Wolcott Midget Football
Wolcott Police Explorers- Officer Gulick (cgulick@wolcottps.org)
Wolcott Senior Center (Donna Belval)
Wolcott Soccer
Wolcott View Manor

 

 Parenting Support Groups and Classes Available Bristol Hospital is offering classes and support groups this summer and fall on parenting students with challenging behaviors such as ADHD, ODD, Autism, and PTSD. Some programs are for a nominal fee and/or free. Go to bristolhospital.org and search for parenting classes, a listing of classes available with times/dates/fee, and locations.