Elementary Counseling

Quote of the Week

“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, its our job to share our calm. Not join their chaos." L.R. Knost


  • Mark Your Calendar!!

February at 8:30 a.m. in the Secondary Library:

    • How do I improve communication with my child?
  • An Email Away - If you have any concerns about the well being of your child, I am an email away. Please do not hesitate to contact me at anamaria.urquidi@acslp.org.
  • Elementary Counseling Hours - The Elementary Counseling are hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please schedule an appointment with the Elementary Assistant.
  • Social-Emotional Learning and Character Education - We are excited to continue our delivery of the Second Step program in our elementary classrooms as a tool to help us build a positive school culture. The Second Step Program is instrumental in strengthening the social-emotional skills of kids around the world and helping them reach their full potential. Grounded in extensive research, the evidence-based Second Step Program carries a reputation for results. Each year, 10.6 million elementary and middle school students in the United States learn a common social-emotional language—and educators across the country praise the program’s ease of use and the speed at which they see improvements in the classroom. Want to learn more about SEL? Download the white paper Self-Regulation: Setting the Course for Success and visit our What is SEL? Page.
  • Looking for research? The Second Step program is grounded in current, comprehensive research, and Second Step is committed to evaluating program outcomes. Visit our research page to learn more.

Did You Know?

No matter how you feel — good or bad — it's healthy to put your feelings into words. Talking about feelings helps us feel close to people who care. It helps us feel better when we're sad or scared. Putting feelings into words helps us use self-control when we feel mad or upset

Calendar Reminders

Event: Parent Forum: How do I improve communication with my child? Date: February 13 Time: 8:30 A.M. Place: Secondary Library

Fun Facts

What is SEL and why it matters

What is SEL? Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Useful Resources

  • Articles

10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School- Support from parents is key to helping kids do well academically. Here are 10 ways parents can put their kids on track to be successful students.

The Impact of Divorce on Young Children and Adolescents- Young children and adolescents can respond differently to divorce

  • Sites & Links
    • PBS Parents - While there are many styles of parenting, almost all parents have the same basic hopes for their children. We want them to be kind, confident and brave.
    • ASQ:SE-2 Parent Activities - Share these fun and effective activities with parents to help them promote their child’s social-emotional skills.
    • Parent tip sheet - 17 practical ways parents can support the social-emotional development of their young children.


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