School Counseling Services

  • The goal of the school counseling program at Boulder Ridge Elementary School is to provide comprehensive services to all students making a holistic impact on student success. The program will address the academic, social-emotional, and college/career development of all students through individual, small group, large groups such as classroom counseling lessons, and school-wide programs. Through these comprehensive services, the school counseling program will assist all students and reaching their highest potential, allowing them to feel confident in their ability to succeed in all areas of life.

    Services Provided:

    • Classroom Lessons
    • Group Counseling*
    • Individual Counseling *
    • Parent/Guardian Consultations
    • Community Resource Referrals

    *Please note School Counselors do not provide "therapy" or "traditional counseling". Counseling taking place at school will be brief and solution focused. Groups will be educational in nature. Referrals for outside counseling services are available if student needs additional support.

     

    Guidance Curriculum

    Boulder Ridge Elementary

    By School Counselor, Mrs. Toledano, M.A.Ed., PPS

    AUGUST               

    “Role of the School Counselor, feeling and coping skills”

    Self-confidence in ability to succeed. Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being. Sense of belonging in the school environment.

    Create relationships with adults that support success. Demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem.

    SEPTEMBER                             

    “Attendance”

    Self-confidence in ability to succeed. Apply self-motivation and self-direction to learning. Demonstrate ability to assume responsibility. Demonstrate self-discipline and self-control. Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes. Understanding that postsecondary education and lifelong learning are necessary for long-term career success.

    OCTOBER                 

    “Kindness and Anti-Bully Awareness”’

    Demonstrate personal safety skills. Demonstrate empathy. Demonstrate advocacy skills and the ability to assert  when necessary.

    NOVEMBER                 

    “Personal Safety And Respect”

    Demonstrate personal safety skills. Demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem. Demonstrate advocacy skills and the ability to assert  when necessary.

    DECEMBER               

    “Communication (I feel vs. I am), and Self-esteem”

    Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being. Gather evidence and consider multiple perspectives to make informed decisions. Demonstrate social maturity and behaviors appropriate to the situation and environment. Demonstrate empathy.

    JANUARY               

    “Setting Goals and Growth Mindset”

    Demonstrate perseverance to achieve long and short term goals. Self-confidence in ability to succeed. Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes.

    FEBRUARY          

    “Positive Relationships”

    Gather evidence and consider multiple perspectives to make informed decisions. Create positive and supportive relationships with other students. Demonstrate social maturity and behaviors appropriate to the situation and environment.

    MARCH            

    “Learning About Jobs and Career Paths”

    Self-confidence in ability to succeed. Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes. Understanding that postsecondary education and lifelong learning are necessary for long-term career success.

    APRIL               

    “Test Taking Skills and Mindfulness”

    Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being. Positive attitude toward work and learning. Use time-management, organizational and study skills

    MAY                        

    “Summer Safety and Character Traits”

    Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being. Self-confidence in ability to succeed.