Lonoke Elementary School
Erica Jewell firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a school counselor ?
Add Mrs. Jewell to your list of people you can turn to when you need help. She knows how to listen and can help you with life’s challenges. All counselors have special training in how to help kids solve problems, make decisions, and stand up for themselves.
What do I do if I need to see Mrs. Jewell, the counselor?
*I can ask to go to her office
*I can ask to stop by her office at recess
*My teacher can send me with a pass
*My parent can request a meeting
*The Counselor can invite me to her office
*We can set up a lunch date
What will the appointment/visit be like?
Mrs. Jewell likes to meet with students in the privacy of her office. Don’t worry that you need to know exactly what’s bothering you. You may just be feeling bad or not doing as well in school as you know you can—and that’s okay. Mrs. Jewell will try to help you figure out what’s going on and when you do, she will have ideas for how you can make things better.
Will Mrs. Jewell keep a secret?
It’s important to know that if you meet with Mrs. Jewell, your conversation will be private. She isn’t going to go blabbing your personal business around the school. However, there are some cases when she can’t keep it a secret—if Mrs. Jewell thinks that you or someone else is at risk of being harmed. But even then, she would share that information only with the people who need to know.
Won’t kids think I’m in trouble?
Your appointment with Mrs. Jewell could happen during the day when classmates might notice you’re gone or it could take place at recess. What you choose to say about it is your decision. Most kids love to leave class to see Mrs. Jewell. Her office is cool and comfortable with lots of games, puzzles, and books. It looks like a den just for kids. You’re never in trouble when you go to see Mrs. Jewell. Her job isn’t to get you into trouble. Her job is to keep you out of trouble.