FCE Counselor Newsletter

1st Quarter 2022-2023

Meet your Fall Creek Elementary Counselor

Hello Parents!

My name is Amanda Baba and I am so excited to be starting my 4th year as the Fall Creek Elementary Counselor! Counselors are essential educators and mental health professionals in the school system. We are growing our future graduates by teaching educational, career, personal, and social development at all ages!

This year I will continue to meet with EVERY student on campus one on one. During my time with your child, we will talk about their strengths and weaknesses, what hobbies they enjoy , doing, what goals they have for themselves, and who they feel they can talk to when they have a problem.

Also, I will be going into EVERY classroom and providing a guidance lesson each 9 weeks on four of Humble ISD's Great 8 Skills. This year we will focus on Decision Making, Personal Responsibility, Self Awareness, and Social Awareness.

In Humble ISD, we believe in a personalized approach to counseling. Each elementary student will receive one individual meeting each year with their counselor. In these meetings, students will explore their goals and aspirations, and discuss the options for their personal path in Humble ISD. Additionally, counselors will be working with students and teachers in the classroom to provide additional avenues for student success. This partnership gives Humble ISD students a unique approach to meeting their personal goals, career pathways, and setting them up for success.

Great 8 Skills for Daily Living: Decision Making

A child’s approach to problem solving that involves learning from others and from their own previous experiences, using their values to guide their action, and accepting responsibility for their decisions.

Decision Making Classroom Guidance Examples

Student "I can" Statements:

  • Follow the example of a positive role model
  • Accept responsibility for what I did
  • Show good judgement
  • Seek advice
  • Learn from experience
  • Follow the advice of a trusted adult
  • Show the ability to decide between right and wrong
  • Use available resources (people or objects) to solve a problem

Great 8 Skills at Home

For more information on Social and Emotional Learning at Home, visit Aperture Education Parent Portal and SEL Tips & Tools. To learn more about Decision Making and additional activities you can do at home to build this Great 8 Skill, click here.

No Place for Hate

I am proud to share that we have been a No Place For Hate Campus for the past 10 years! Click on the the image below to read more about what this program is about!

This quarter we're inviting students and families to sign our Resolution of Respect! By signing our resolution, you are promising to be a part of our community of kindness.

Start with Hello

Start With Hello is a program for elementary aged children that promotes social-emotional learning by helping children build empathy, healthy relationships, and social awareness.

Watch D.O.G.S Program (Dads Of Great Students)

The Dads of Great Students WATCH D.O.G.S. program is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. WATCH D.O.G.S. is a family and community engagement educational initiative designed and developed by educators, experts and parent volunteers over more than two decades.

The program helps provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important. Meanwhile, we provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security, reduce bullying and provide a greater sense of campus safety allowing students and teachers to focus on learning!


FCE Watch D.O.G.S Orientation September 16th from 8:30-9:30 in the cafeteria. Please RSVP for the orientation HERE. Calendar sign-ups will be done through SignupGenius. The link will be shared by email following orientation. Volunteering will begin the week of September 26th!

T-Shirts are not mandatory, but if you would like to purchase one, use the link is below


Every year parents must complete a background check before volunteering. Use the link below. https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer

Take Time for a Mindful Minute

College, Career, & Military Readiness

Career Exploration

PAWS in Jobland: Use the district access code AK01773.

Students go to the website and click on Jobland. In Jobland, students can choose buildings and careers to explore.

  • What are some of the careers in the building?

  • Did you find any jobs that interest you?

  • If so, what did you like about them? If not, what did you not like about them?

WittyWe: Students can explore different Career Clusters and learn more about the areas that interest them.

Are You Ready for College?

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College and Technical School Spotlight

Career Spotlight

Arts, Audio/Video, Technology, and Communication Career Cluster

US Armed Forces Spotlight

Community Resources

School Counseling Services

If you need to contact the counselor, here's how......

Mrs. Baba's Contact Information

(281) 641-3407


Twitter: @Baba_FCEcounsel