What is Happening in the World of Counseling This Month?
This summer I had the opportunity to facilitate a group of counselors in the creation of a new guidance curriculum for our elementary schools. Our lessons are centered around the concepts highlighted in Paul Tough's book "How Children Succeed":
Optimistic Thinking - Growth Mindset
Goal Directed Behavior
All students will have guidance lessons in the Counselor's "Precious Portable" Room 507!
Tons of resources for staff, parents and students!
Send an email to me if you ever have a need for ideas to help you at home with your family!
Fun Activities with the Counselor!
*Parents of fifth grade students - look at the permission slip (to be sent home 9/10) for your child's assigned day!
For information on the 2015 - 2016 PFE Panther P.A.L.s (students, schedule, etc...)
No Place for Hate® Crew!
No Place for Hate® helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual differences.
PFE has been named a No Place for Hate® school for three years in a row! (May 2013, May 2014 and May 2015). In order to once again have this honor, a special group of students (from the Panther P.A.L.s) will meet with me throughout the year to design and implement specific activities for the entire school that support the No Place for Hate® message!
No Place for Hate® link on Ms. Vandenbrook's Website!
Who are Watch D.O.G.S.? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school counselor and parent involvement coordinator.
Thank you to Mrs. Nicole Lino for volunteering to coordinate this special program at PFE with me! :)
Click this link to let us know if you're interested in becoming a FABULOUS WATCH D.O.G. this year! (Training with additional program information will occur this fall)
PFE PTA Meeting + Counselor Presentation on Bullying
Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6:30pm
Cookies with the Counselor - Chats with Parents
Please click on this link to complete a needs analysis to help me determine topics for this year's "Cookies with the Counselor"! :)
Feeling Puzzled? Looking for ideas to help you at home?
Check out the
Counselor's Lending Library:
Referrals to See the Counselor
All students have access to the counselor through whole group guidance. In addition to guidance lessons, some students visit with the counselor in small group counseling sessions. Individual students may self-refer to the counselor using individual counselor passes. Teachers and staff may also refer individual students to the counselor.