Mrs. Helms Counselor Connection

Jane Ball Elementary School

Fall Edition

Hello! For those who are new to our district or have not met me previously, my name is Bridget Helms, the school counselor for Jane Ball Elementary. I feel privileged to be at Jane Ball working with enthusiastic and caring teachers and staff! We have had a wonderful start to our school year and I am excited about what lies ahead in the year to come. I am available to help you and your child have a successful school year! As a school counselor, I work with parents and students in different ways through a program of many services. Each service is aimed at helping students learn and develop to their highest potential. Some of the services in the school counseling program may include:

*Individual sessions to help children adjust to school

*Groups to help children learn how to study

*Classroom lessons to help children learn to get along with others

*Coffee Social Group for parents to share the good and challenging times of being a parent

*Conferences for parents to learn about their children's progress in school

Each quarter I will have a newsletter in this format to highlight some of the programs and lessons that will be happening at school. If you have questions or wish to see me about your child, please call me at the school or email me. I look forward to getting to know you and your child better!



Coat Drive

The counseling department is now accepting gently used children's coats. If your child has outgrown their coat from last year, please consider donating it. There are many children that could benefit from your generosity! Thank you!