•  Creighton's Corner School Counseling Department 

    2020-2021

    CCE School Counselors
             

     Beth Helman, Sydney McLelland, and Amy Starr 

    Check out our twitter page @cce_counselors  

    Your child will have a C.A.S.E. Lesson every other week (based on LCPS Calendar) 

    {CASE stands for Career, Academic, Social and Emotional Lessons.}

       Career    Academic   Social    Emotional  

    Your fantastic School Counselors will be synergizing and thinking Win-Win all year with you!  

    School Counselor for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and a 4th Grade classes is Ms. Helman.  Ms. Helman

    School Counselor for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade classes is Mrs. McLelland.   Mrs. McLelland

    School Counselor for some 3rd, 4th and all 5th grade classes is Mrs. Starr.   Ms. Starr 

     Click on the blue linked or call the CCE Main Office at 703-957-4480.  

     

    Please Note: While school buildings are closed to students for the beginning of the year,

    please use this resource https://www.lcps.org/Page/220727 to secure mental health services for you or your child(ren).

    Mental Health & Wellness Resources and Student & Family Services: LCPS UMHS - https://www.lcps.org/Page/227814

    Continuity of Education: https://www.lcps.org/Page/227619

     

     Back To School Nights! (Virtually this year!)

    The School Counseling team had an asychronous presentation to inform parents of our role in your child's development.  Your child is encouraged to talk to any of the school counselors!  We each focus on instruction and needs of the grades indicated above.  We are a team that will synergizes & thinks win-win to meet the needs of any Creighton's Corner student ensuring that they are given priority when in a crisis. 

     BTSN       UMHT Team       CCE Counselors       Helping you Proactively Support your Child      Schoology Group for parents!

    Key points: 

    • The CCE Counseling Team are the safe and supportive staff that your child can talk to!  
    • Contact us if your worried about your child.  We are here to partner/synergize with you! 
    • 2020-2021 the small groups will look a little different as we are virtual. 
      • Confidentiality and small group lessons will maintain their consistency in supporting the child. 
      • Parents must give written permission for their child to be in a group. 
      • The group will be scheduled to minimize missing any academic instruction.
      • Students really love being in the small groups! 
    • CASE Lesons: We all teach lessons to every class every other week. 
    • Boys and girls should be just friends in elementary school.
      • Research shows they will develop a better sense of self, have more academic confidence, feel safer in their virtual & physical classrooms, and be more successful later in life!
      • The relaxed atmosphere of encouraging healthy friendships between all students increases their academic and leadership success! 
      • Your child should have friends that are of both genders.
        • Friendships with both genders is a good thing! 
      • It is a win-win!  
    • ACPP: Academic Career Portfolio Project
      • Your child starts in Kindergarten through 5th grade to learn and explore different career choices that are available! 
    • The 2020-2021 ACPP will be stored in your child's Schoology Portfolio in the spring.
      • Your child will build their difital portfolio throught their LCPS eduation. 
    • To view the Google Slides of the Presentation this year's BTSN (Back to School Night) click on the link: Copy of 2020.2021 BTSN School Counseling Team Presentation

    The purpose of the school counseling program is to help all students success both academically and socially. As school counselors, we will be working with all students in the following domains:

    • Career development
    • Academic development
    • Social development
    • Emotional awaremess/development

    The school counseling curriculum will be incorporated in several ways throughout the year including CASE Lessons, small group enrichment, as well as additional counseling services.

    CASE stands for Career Academic Social Emotional (awareness/developement) Lessons. The counselors at CCE follow the VDOE school counseling SOLs, ASCA mindsets & behaviors, and is adding Social Justice standards. 

    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/school_counseling/counselingstandards.pdf 

    https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/home/MindsetsBehaviors.pdf

     

    C.A.S.E. Lessons:

    We will be meeting with each classroom throughout the school year for school counseling lessions. Lessons will be taught every other week and are 30 minutes for grades K-2 and 45 minutes for grades 3-5. These lessons will include character education, study skills, test-taking skills, conflict resolution, friendship, making and keeping friends, team building, problem solving, and careers while linking to the Leader in Me curriculum.

     

    Schoology - CCE School Counselors Parent Group: 

    Here is the place to see all the links and resources that are updated regularly.  We look forward to you joining our Schoology Group! 

     ParentVue to Schoology

    Small Group Counseling:

    We will be leading several small groups, on several topics, throughout the school year. Each group will meet for 15-20 minutes, during the school day, at a mutually agreed upon time between school counselor and classroom teachers. Each group will run for 4-6 weeks. Administrators, teachers, and parents may refer students to participate in the small groups. Small group participation is optional and parents must give permission for their child to participate in the small groups. Please contact us for more information.

     

    Counseling Services:

    Individual Counseling- Students may meet with us individually to discuss any issues throughtou the year. A student may refer themselves by filling out a guidance form or letting his/her teacher know. Teachers or parents may also refer children at any time by contacting us. These concerns may include, but are not limited to, the following topics: illness or death of a loved one, seperation or divorce of parents, conflicts with friends or siblings, and/or concerncs that are interfering with academic performance or social development.

     

    Parent Consultation:

    We are available to consult with parents on any issue that may be interfering with your child's academic performance or social development. Please contact us to set up an appointment at any time throughout the school year. We can be reached by email Beth.Helman@lcps.org, Amy.Starr@lcps.org, and Sydney.McLelland@lcps.org. You can also reach us by contacting the school office at 703-957-4480.

     

    Parent Resource Library:

    Please see the link on the Schoology page for books.  A parent resource library has been set up in the school counselors' offices but are inaccessable due to Covid.  Many resources are available on a number of topics including school success, character education, effective discipline techniques (for home) and conflict resolution. Please schedule an appointment to talk to a counselor about determining the best ressources for your child.  We encourage parents to review any book prior to sharing it with their child to ensuure it emtionally and developmentally meets the individual needs of the child. The resources are located on the Schoology website! Search: Schoology Groups: CCE School Counselors - Parents Group. You can use the Loudoun County Public Library as a resource too!

     

    Mentoring Programs:

    We offer a faculty mentoring program called "Triple Crown Colts" (Check In/Check Out) for students as well as a peer monitoring (peer buddies) program between older and younger students. Please contact your child's school counselor for more information. 

     

    RRHS PEER Partnership: 

    CCE 4th and 5th grades have the fantastic opportunity to work with RRHS student!  The High School Students come to CCE once a month in the mornings, to teach CCE students about kindness, leadership, and diversity in a fun interactive manner.  The Rock Ridge High School Students come to CCE before heading to RRHS for their normal school day.  The students are supervised at CCE by Mrs. Starr, Ms. Helman, or Mrs. McLelland.  The partnership began in 2016 and we are very pleased with the leadership and win-win oppertunities for the CCE and RRHS students!

Last Modified on September 17, 2020