Welcome To the Mrs. Bas' Guidance Garden

    Elementary school is a time when students develop attitudes concerning school, self, peers, social groups, and family.  It is a time when students develop decision-making, communication, and life training skills and character values. Elementary counselors are responding to today's needs by providing children with comprehensive and developmental school counseling programs.

    Elementary school years set the tone for developing skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for our children to become healthy, productive adults. With a comprehensive developmental counseling program, counselors work as a team with school, parents, and community to create a caring atmosphere whereby children's needs are met through prevention, early identification, and intervention.

    Source: AmericanSchool Counselor Association


    Misson Statement

    My number one goal is to implement a comprehensive developmental counseling program that will meet students’ needs through prevention, early identification, and intervention on academic, social, and emotional levels.  Comprehensive developmental counseling is based on prevention, providing goals which are integrated into all aspects of children's lives. Early identification and intervention of children's problems are essential to change some of the current statistics regarding self-destructive behaviors.  If we wait until children are in middle or high school to address these problems, we lose the opportunity to help them achieve their potential, as well as feelings of dignity and self-worth. For many children, the school counselor may be the one person who provides an atmosphere of safety, trust and positive regard.

     Program Goals

    • Helping children develop an understanding of themselves and others
    • Giving children an opportunity to talk about and understand their educational, personal, and social concerns.
    • Increase multi-cultural awareness and understanding.
    • Helping children develop competence in the decision making process.
    • Helping children develop awareness of the world of work.
    Classroom Guidance Lessons

    All classrooms will receive monthly classroom guidance focusing on understanding of self and others; coping strategies; peer relationships and effective social skills; communication; problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, study skills; career  and multicultural awarenees.


    Individual Sessions and Small Group Counseling
    Discuss and explore a variety of topics with referred students including but not limited to new student groups, self-esteem, managing emotions, personal judgement, family issues, interpersonal concerns, academic development, and behavior modification.
    Character Education
    The Character Focus for April and May is Caring. We define Caring as showing concern; compassion, being kind, sharing, helping and giving. During the month of June we will review of our character traits for the month. Stay tuned for information about our Character Day!!!

    Rembembering those families who were deeply impacted by September 11th