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Brookdale Eagles!

I am Patricia Hampton, the Guidance Counselor for Brookdale Elementary School. A warm, friendly welcome to all our new students and their families. Welcome back to our returning students. It is our hope that you’ve all had a safe, relaxing holiday.  May this year be your best school year yet!

 

WHAT DO SCHOOL COUNSELORS DO?

“A School Counselor is someone who is there to listen. A counselor tells the truth and keeps it quiet. When you are so worried that you cannot really talk about it, or when you are so scared that you don’t know what to do, the counselor can help you. You can even visit the counselor when you have some great news to share.”

WHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS?

“Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to be healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help children achieve academic success.”

American School Counselors Association

WE’RE A TEAM!

STUDENT + PARENTS + TEACHERS + SUPPORT SERVICES = SUCCESS!!

As you begin the new school year, remember it is important to have a good night’s sleep and to eat a proper breakfast each and every day.  Know that the faculty and staff are working very hard to help students settle into the daily routines and to feel comfortable in their new learning environment so that this really can be your child’s best academic year yet! It is vital that we all work together as a team to help your child obtain skills to become a successful student and responsible citizen.