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Welcome! As the school counselor I am available throughout the school year to help you and your child have a successful school experience. The counseling and guidance program consists of classroom guidance, small-group counseling (lunch groups), short-term individual counseling, referrals for long-term counseling, and consultations for parents and teachers.
This year I will be teaching classroom guidance to the kindergarten classes all year long! Guidance is a time to learn about emotion management, cooperative play, self-discovery, character development, problem solving and communication skills. We read stories, play games, sing songs, draw pictures, and more.
Students in all grades can participate in small groups (lunch groups). Lunch groups focus on developing social skills through game play, stories, and discussions. Lunch groups consist of 4-6 students who eat lunch in the counselor's office one time a week, for about 6-8 weeks. If your child has been invited to join a lunch group, a permission slip will be sent home. Once the permission slip is signed and returned, your child will be signed up for a group. If your child hasn't received a permission slip but would like to join a lunch group, please feel free to contact me.
If at anytime you have any questions about the counseling and guidance program or if you have any concerns about your child that you would like to discuss please don't hesitate to contact me.
Here’s to a great school year!