Welcome to Mrs. Copes
School Counselor web page!
Below is information about:
Guidance Special Area K-5
Transitioning to Kindergarten
Resources for Families
I look forward to helping your child have the best year ever!
Contact information – firstname.lastname@example.org | 386-626-0053 x22597
Guidance Special Area K-5 – At Citrus Grove I have the pleasure of going into all K-5 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.).
Lessons are taught using the following research based curriculum resources:
Calm Mindfulness Meditation App
The Leader in Me - 2nd Grade
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!
Ten Things KG Teachers Wish Parents Knew
Successful Transition to Kindergarten: The Role of Teachers & Parents
Successful Mornings: Bedtime and Wake Up Tips...
Attendance, What to Say Parents/Students
6 Ideas That Will Make Your Kids Want to Get Ready in the Morning
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
Media & Technology
Waking up for School
55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents
DOE English Parent Satisfaction Survey
DOE Spanish Parent Satisfaction Survey