Mrs. Pringle Elementary School Counselor What does a counselor do? • Listens to concerns from students, parents, and teachers • Teaches students about friendship, problemsolving, and how to be successful • Helps people help themselves • Makes sure everyone can learn at our school • Gives support and encouragement When and where will I see Mrs. Pringle? Hallways Office 137E Cafeteria Playground Classrooms ??? What skills will we learn? • Understanding feelings • Listening with attention • Showing compassion • Setting goals • Being assertive • Being responsible • Making friends • Solving problems • Handling put-downs • Developing character values Individual Meetings Group Meetings Parent Meetings How does a counselor help? Leadership Clubs Peer Mediation Peer mediators keep the peace at school by helping students solve their conflicts Helping Hands Bucket-Fillers volunteer for helping roles at school, such as mentoring younger students, keeping our campus clean, and more!