The school counseling program at Sand Hill Elementary is designed to be proactive and developmental. Services provided include: classroom guidance, individual student counseling, small group counseling, and assisting parents in locating appropriate community resources when necessary.
All students in kindergarten through fifth grade will receive classroom guidance. I go to each classroom one day a week for 30 minutes for 6 weeks dependent on each teacher's schedule. Lessons will vary depending on the grade level. Common topics can include: friendship, cooperation, respect, being kind and making appropriate choices.
Individual student counseling/consultation is available to all students through parent/guardian referral, self referral or teacher request.
In addition to seeing students individually and in a classroom setting, specific information can be provided in small groups. The small counseling groups typically offered at Sand Hill include: Anger Management, Divorce/Family Changes, Grief, and Self-Esteem/Friendship. Students can be referred to a group through parent and/or teacher request. However, a student can only attend small group counseling after a permission form has been signed and returned by a parent or guardian.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can help your child in any way.