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CITRUS GROVE ELEMENTARY
729 Hazen Road
DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 626-0053 Office
(386) 626-0065 Fax
    School Counselor

    Welcome to Mrs. Copes School Counselor web page!

    Below is information about:

    Bullying

    Guidance Special Area K-3

    Individual support

    Special Events

    Transitioning to Kindergarten

    Resources for Families

    I look forward to helping your child have the best year ever!

    Contact information – djcopes@volusia.k12.fl.us | 386-626-0053 x22597

     

    Guidance Special Area K-3 – At Citrus Grove I have the pleasure of going into all K-3 classes, once a month, as part of the special area schedule!  Lessons will include information on friendship skills, feelings, conflict resolution, feelings, decision making, self-control and other social skills.  When teachers see that their class needs help in a certain area they can request that I do a lesson on a certain skill (i.e. tattling, personal hygiene / germs, etc.).

    Individual Support is available to all students at the request of teachers, families, or students.  I am a resource to help students succeed in school.  Individual support within the school setting is short term.  If your child tells you he/she met with me, please don't be alarmed.  Sometimes students self-refer and visit with me once or twice, and are able to solve their own problem.  If students come to my office more than twice or it is of a serious nature families are contacted.  I feel fortunate to be able to spend time listening to students while providing a safe setting to help them work through challenges.   I feel as though I am another safe friend a Citrus Grove who is available to help students academically and emotionally. 

    Special Events – Throughout the year the following events are sponsored by the school counselor:  Backpack's for those in need, Unity Day, Red Ribbon Week, Families in need holiday support, Great Kindness Challenge

    Transitioning to Kindergarten can be a difficult time for families.  Below are some articles that will make the move to our eagle nest a smooth one!

    Transitioning to Kindergarten

    Ten Things KG Teachers Wish Parents Knew

    Successful Transition to Kindergarten: The Role of Teachers & Parents

    Family Resources – Your parenting mindset may be the most important way you impact your student's learning and development!  These are just a few of the areas I get questions about and resources:

    Learning and Achievement

    Family Well Being

    Parent Readiness & Engagement

    Back to School Anxiety

    Children with Special Needs, Abilities, and Personalities

    Homework – A Back to School Reality

    Youth Sports

    Bullying

    Media & Technology

    Discipline

    55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents