COUNSELING CORNER

SUMMER 2021

What does an Elementary School Counselor do?

My name is Stacy Whisman. I enjoy working with children and helping them grow academically, socially, and emotionally. As the school counselor, I am available to help you with any problems that might interfere with your child's learning. These problems may be academic concerns, such as study skills, motivation, or lack of organization. These concerns could also be social, such as lack of friends, insecurity, or not getting along. Personal or family problems can also cause worry and anxiety. My main goal is for students to feel secure and safe. Students need to feel that they are cared about at school on a day to day basis, and all of our staff works toward this goal. If there is any way that I can help your child, please feel free to call.


Once again this year students can refer themselves for counseling in a unique way. There is a QR code in every classroom for students to be able to scan to let me know they need to check in with me. Once I have received notification that they would like to chat, I reach out to their teacher to find a time that works best in their day. Here is a link to the google form: https://goo.gl/forms/l4u8bj0CDqbuwizx2.


Students may also request a virtual visit from me from their home using this LINK.

Classroom Guidance

Lessons are taught to each homeroom class 2 times each month. Guidance lessons are created using the PurposeFull People Character Education Curriculum. Although themes will be consistent among grade levels, actual lessons will be age-appropriate.

  • Guidance lessons, circle up activities, and Words of Wisdom will be taught using the PurposeFull People curriculum from Character Strong.
  • CLICK ON THE PURPOSEFULL PEOPLE LOGO TO FIND "AT HOME" ACTIVITIES.

MIDDLE SCHOOL INFORMATION FOR 5th GRADE PARENTS:


INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED AS IT IS RECEIVED

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SUMMER ENRICHMENT CLASS - Moving On To Middle School

Are you ready to start Middle School next year? If you are just

finishing 5th grade and going into middle school next year...

this class is for you! We will talk about the following topics:

Getting lost or finding classes (using sample schedules, we

will practice getting to and from classes), opening the locker

using your combination lock, getting good grades (what it will

take in middle school for you to be organized and use good

study skills to make that happen!), making new friends (you

may meet all new people this next year!), and much more! We

will practice being 6th graders so that when summer is over...

you will be feeling confident and ready to make it a

GREAT new year!!

Full course listings and the brochure can be viewed on the GCISD Summer Programs page: bit.ly/SE2021gcisd.


When: One-week sessions from June 7 – July 16 (no courses July 5-9)

Times: 8:30 – 11:30 and/or 12:30 – 3:30

Cost: $125/course (if noted, a course may have an additional materials fee)

Location: Cross Timbers Middle School


Registration has begun online in Skyward!

Part-Time KidzU Care is available for students enrolled in Summer Enrichment before and after classes.

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Many other fun classes such as Groovy Girls Get Crafty, Cupcake Wars, Come to Seussville, Project Runway, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Minute to Win It, available to students K-6 taught by Mrs. Whisman, Mrs. Lind, Mrs. Richardson and more! Classes fill up fast... so register today!