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Elementary School Counseling Services

The school counseling program at Piney Point Elementary School is designed to assist students in decision-making and to help each child appreciate their self-worth. The counselor facilitates daily and weekly lessons, which may include such topics as mindfulness, collaboration, conflict resolution, empathy, coping with change, goal setting, career exploration, perseverance, and middle school transition. Teachers, families, or students may make referrals for specific problems to the school counselor.  The school counselor meets with new students entering our school to welcome and orient them to the school’s expectations and culture and helps coordinate our fifth graders’ transition to middle school through a family information night, registration information, and student visits to the middle school.

Character Traits

 Listed the character traits that we will be focusing on at PPES during the school year.

We will be recognizing one student from each classroom for each character trait for going above and beyond that month to demonstrate those qualities.  They will receive a certificate during our quarterly awards assembly.

September: Respect

  • Accept differences
  • Treat people fairly and equally
  • Be polite and use good manners

October: Responsibility

  • Know what to do and do it
  • Think before acting
  • Accept consequences for your choices

November: Gratitude

  • Being grateful or thankful
  • Showing appreciation

December: Kindness

  • Be nice to others
  • Forgive others
  • Show compassion
  • Help people in need

 January: Cooperation

  • Work together to achieve a goal
  • Listen, share, and encourage
  • Compromise – give and take

 February: Honesty

  • Tell the truth all the time
  • Keep promises
  • Be trustworthy
  • Do not lie, cheat or steal

March: Perseverance

  • Work hard, don’t give up
  • Believe in yourself
  • Learn from mistakes
  • Encourage others

April: Self-discipline

  • Be responsible for your own actions
  • Listen to the needs and concerns of others
  • Solve problems peacefully

May: Empathy

  • Care
  • Recognize feelings
  • Try to understand how other’s feel

June: Patience

  • Wait calmly without complaining or whining
  • Keep trying, never give up on your goals

Counseling News

Top 10 Things a School Counselor can help you and your child with:

  1. Advocate
  2. Classroom Guidance
  3. Parent/Teacher Conferences
  4. Community Resources
  5. Individual Counseling
  6. Lunch Bunches
  7. Small Counseling Groups
  8. Safe Place
  9. Peer Relations
  10. Transitioning

 Beam on Beacons, Let Your Light Shine!


Afterschool Mentor and Volunteer Applications

Contact Information 

Krista Pelton