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What does the School Counselor Do? Pittsville Elementary School
Here comes the fun part! What follows is a series of questions about my awesome job… Let’s see how much you already know, And how much you can learn!
True or False? School Counselors work with parents, teachers, and principals to help students to their best in school.
What does Confidentiality mean?
Everything you tell me stays between us. I don’t tell anyone else. Unless: 1.You tell me someone is hurting you. 2.You are going to hurt someone else. 3.You want to hurt yourself.
True or False? Ms. Raygo can help me understand my feelings about hard, scary or stressful times in my life.
Ms. Raygo teaches us about a)Reading b)Math c)Life Skills (bullying, listening, etc.) d)Science
C. Life Skills (bullying, listening, etc.)
True or False? My dad has been hitting me every night after school. I have bruises on my legs and arms. If I tell Ms. Raygo about this, she won’t tell anyone.
John will not stop teasing me and making fun of me. I have been crying about it after school every day. Who can help me? a)My teacher b)My parents c)Ms. Raygo d)All of the above
D. All of the above (My teacher, my parents and Ms. Raygo)
True or False? After I meet with Ms. Raygo, she calls my parents and tells them everything I said.
Anger, frustration, sadness, happiness, joy, guilt, jealousy, pride and embarrassment are all examples of __________. Ms. Raygo can help me deal with these.
Feelings or Emotions
True or False? I’m really mad at my friend for something that she said about me to someone else. I’m so upset about it that I can’t focus on my school work. But if I go tell Ms. Raygo about it, she will go tell my friend and my teachers.
Ms. Raygo works with… a)The kids who need someone to talk to b)Only the smartest kids c)Only the “bad” kids
A. The kids who need someone to talk to
True or False? If someone is hurting me, if I am hurting someone else, or if I’m hurting myself, Ms. Raygo will keep it a secret. She won’t tell anyone about it.
If I tell Ms. Raygo about a problem that I have with my teacher, she will a)Tell my teacher b)Tell my mom or dad c)Keep it confidential (Keep it a secret)
C. Keep it confidential (Keep it a secret)
True or False? Counselors are good listeners.
True or False? I am in BIG trouble if I have to go see Ms. Raygo!
Sometimes the counselor will come to see you. “Am I in trouble?” NO!
True or False? If I meet with Ms. Raygo, that means that there is something wrong with me.
School Counselors Help People Help Themselves
…with following school rules
…with making new friends
…with being a good listener
…with respecting differences
…with expressing feelings
…with finishing work on time
…with worrying about things at home
…with studying for tests
…with being organized
Sometimes you’ll want to be in a small group for help with: Dealing with Anger Changing Families Work Habits Dealing with Death Friendship
How do I set up an appointment with Ms. Raygo?
Here are some ways you can request to meet with me privately… oPut a note in my mailbox. oTell me you need to talk privately. oAsk your teacher to me. oAsk your parent to let me know.