School Counseling Program
Tumwater Hill Elementary School
Emily Weber + Heather Daley, School Counselors
3120 Ridgeview Court SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
p: (360) 709-7305
f: (360) 709-7302
Grades K, 2, 5
Work Days: Tuesday, Thursday, every other Friday
Grades 1, 3, 4
Work Days: Monday, Wednesday, every other Friday
What does an Elementary School Counselor do?
LOTS of things!
The long answer:
We work with all students and families at Tumwater Hill Elementary School. We support students' academic, career, and social/emotional needs. We offer preventive, developmentally appropriate & comprehensive classroom guidance lessons to all students. We facilitate and support school wide programs to promote academic success. We counsel students in small groups and individually as an additional layer of support beyond school wide and classroom-based programs. We assist parents with community resources and parenting concerns. We work with the Thurston County Food Bank and other local agencies to provide basic needs support to families year round as well as during the holidays. We work closely with teachers to support their students. We serve on several district- and building-level committees.
Another short answer:
We wear many hats here at THE!
For more information on the job of a school counselor:
What is Social Emotional Learning? (article)
Link to our School Counselors in the News page
- the student is being hurt
- the student is going to hurt someone else
- the student is going to hurt him or herself
School counselors help facilitate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) through classroom lessons, small group counseling, staff training and school wide systems. For more information about SEL, see these videos: #1, #2, #3.
Tumwater Hill's Monthly PBIS Character Traits:
Classroom Guidance Lessons
We will be teaching lessons throughout the school year. Topics & number of lessons varies by grade.
Second Step curriculum (Units: Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotion Management, Problem-Solving & Child Protection)
Second Step curriculum (Units: Emotion Management & Child Protection)
Second Step curriculum (Unit: Problem-Solving)
Career Exploration & Middle School Transition
Friendship Groups are offered daily during recess. They consist of 3-5 students and focus on social skill development & peer interactions. Students are invited to join Friendship Group for a variety of reasons, for example being new to THE, working through conflicts with friends, meeting new friends, building confidence, etc. Students are assigned to a group that meets weekly on a set day, during a set recess time. Groups meet for approximately 2 months at a time.