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
Waking up for School
12 Ways to Develop Your Child’s Organizational Skills
DOE English Parent Satisfaction Survey
DOE Spanish Parent Satisfaction Survey