Elementary school years are when children acquire positive attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups, and family. Our dedicated school counselor works in collaboration with faculty and staff to create an educational environment where students feel a sense of safety, belonging, and significance.
Our school counselor provides weekly lessons to each classroom on subject matter pertaining to Responsive Classroom's five core competencies of social-emotional learning: cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy and self-control. In addition to classroom work, the school counselor may work with students in small groups or one-on-one to help further develop students' skills in these core areas. Our school counselor is also available to provide referrals to outside mental and behavioral health professionals as well as various community resources.
Counselor's Corner Video Gallery
Individual and Small-Group Counselor Sessions
Our school counselor supports Epiphany School students through weekly in-class social-emotional learning time, as well as through small group and 1:1 support. Here are two support options available families to consider:
- Counseling Small Groups: Counseling small groups for Spring of 2021 have already begun! Check back in the Fall for sign-ups.
- 1:1 Check-Ins: All Epiphany School students are encouraged to use their school counselor as a resource and can request a virtual check-in any time using the I Would Like to See My School Counselor Form. A student might want to schedule an individual check-in with Sara for support with the following:
- big emotions like worry, sadness, anger, or fear
- solving a problem or making a choice
- trouble with another student or adult
- help focusing or time management
- feeling confused about something
- big life changes (good or bad)
Families are welcome to connect with Sara during school hours via email or phone to discuss any questions or concerns regarding counseling support at Epiphany School.
See below for a growing list of resources from our school counseling program! If you'd like to request resources on an additional topic or share a resource you've found helpful, please reach out to Sara Tebeau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT RACISM
- TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY
- TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT SEXUALITY
- TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT COVID-19
- HELPING YOUR CHILD NAVIGATE CHANGE
- HELPING YOUR CHILD NAVIGATE BIG EMOTIONS
- POSITIVE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT TOOLS
- MINDFULNESS TOOLS
- MANAGING OUR EXPECTATIONS WHEN REMOTE LEARNING
- SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES
- TOOLS FROM SEL LESSONS
TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT RACISM
TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY
TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT SEXUALITY
TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT COVID-19
HELPING YOUR CHILD NAVIGATE CHANGE
HELPING YOUR CHILD NAVIGATE BIG EMOTIONS
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT TOOLS
MANAGING OUR EXPECTATIONS WHEN REMOTE LEARNING
SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES
TOOLS FROM SEL LESSONS
I Would Like to See My School Counselor Form
Learn how we teach students essential friendship skills in ParentMap's recent article "Teaching Kids the Skills They Need to Make and Keep Friends." Read it online or download the PDF below.