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Counseling

Queen Creek Elementary School Counseling Program for 2017-2018
Phone: (480) 987.5920  x 4111 

counseling program Components

  • Guidance Curriculum - Provides guidance content in a systematic way for all students.
  • Individual Planning - Assists students in planning, monitoring, and managing their academic, personal/social, and career development goals.
  • Responsive Services - Addresses the immediate concerns of students. The purpose is prevention, intervention, and referral as needed.
  • System Support - Includes program, staff, and school support activities and services. 

The counseling program consists of four components that include: individual and group counseling, classroom presentations, and crisis intervention services for all Queen Creek Elementary students. 

Counselor Availability 

For the 2017-2018 school year Lisa will be at Queen Creek Elementary on Mondays and Tuesdays and some Wednesdays. Jodi will be here on opposite Wednesdays and Thursday and Friday.

  • The QCE master calendar has the counselor of the day to indicate which counselor is here. 
  • We will provide classroom presentations and groups for students.
  • Our office is B-12, and my extension is 4111. 

We prefer e-mail correspondence over voice messages since we share a phone with the other counselor and are more prompt to see e-mail messages. 

Class presentations

We will start off the school year by going into every classroom to introduce the school wide concept of SHOCK. This school wide model encourages and teaches students to be good citizens who care for and respect each other. Each month will have a theme to address the SHOCK model.

August - Service
September - Honesty
November - Ownership
December - Commitment
January - Kindness
February, April, and May - Any and all the traits. 

The classroom presentations topics will include friendship, cooperation, safety, problem solving, character education, etc. Teachers can also request specific presentations on topics they need addressing in their room. We will go into each classroom approximately seven times per school year. Kindergarten and 1st grade presentations will be 20 to 25 minutes, and 2nd to 5th grade will be 30 minutes. 

Groups

  • Groups last for six weeks, and they meet one time per week for 30 minutes.  
  • Parents must sign consent for their child to be in a counseling group.
  • Counseling groups may include the following (depending on need): Positive friendships, self-esteem, coping skills, anger management, divorce/blended families, coping with grief, and social skills. 

Guidelines for referrals

  • Please contact us to make a referral so we can decide together what will best help the student. 
  • It is important that I’m aware of the types of behaviors/emotions being displayed to determine the mode of counseling needed. Once a student is deemed to need services, a consent form will be sent home.

Consent Forms

All students who are seen on a weekly basis (either individually or in groups):

  • Must have a signed consent form on file. 
  • I will give you a consent form to send home with students.  
  • Please return consent forms to the counselor who is seeing the student. 

Students who ask to see the counselor or who are seen during a crisis do not need a consent form (if it’s only one time).

Please understand that emergency situations must take priority and groups or classroom presentations may need to be cancelled. We will try our best to reschedule.

We are excited for to be here and look forward to working with all of you. Also, helping the kids to be successful and making  this school year positive and productive! Please let us know if we can help you in any way.

Queen Creek Elementary
23636 South 204th Street
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 987.5920
Attendance Line: (480) 987.5926
Fax: (480) 987.0612
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