I am the School Counselor at Astor - students call me Mrs. B.!
Welcome to the 2014-15 Astor Elementary School year!
In counseling class each week we learn about conflict resolution skills,
personal safety, refusal skills, and how to be the most successful student.
There are also lunchtime groups like the "Friendship" and "Success in the Classroom" groups, as well as help students and families find resources in the community that they may need (clothing, housing, mental health). Check back every month for new updates about what we are learning in counseling!
"Why would you want to visit the school counselor?"
The elementary school counselor is a specifically trained and certified professional working in a school setting with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and agencies within the community. The counselor focuses on the educational, personal, social, career and developmental needs of all students. The counselor coordinates guidance program to help students acquire skills needed for school success, and provides prevention and intervention services to meet the educational and mental health needs of students within the public school system.
Here are some reasons a student might want to talk to the School Counselor:
- "I'm getting picked on at the bus stop and I don't know what to do about it."
- "My best friend isn't talking to me and it's making me really sad."
- "I am having trouble in math in class but don't know how to talk to my teacher."
Here are some reasons parents might want to talk to the School Counselor:
- "Sarah doesn't want to go to school in the mornings."
- "I'm concerned because Tim keeps telling me that he doesn't have any friends. Do you think a Friendship Group might help?"