Counselor's Corner
Hello and welcome to the Richmond Elementary School Counseling page! My name is Mrs. Gabriel.
Please check back for updates about what is happening in the counseling program.

Kindness Week Challenge in Numbers:

Kindness-Decorated doors: 19

Lessons by counselor on Kindness: 35 (over 2 weeks)

Kindness Challenges: given out- 495 (students) and 25 teachers.

Kindness posters: 20, done by 5th and 4th graders. Hung at Gateway, Murray, Pierce, Las Flores,, HR and Faller. Plus at Baskin Robbins and Subway.

NOtes to police: 73 (on base and off base)

Notes to military: 176 and more who were written directly to parents and hand delivered.

Notes to firefighters: 52 (on and off base)

Kind notes to principal: at least 10

Kind notes to Superintendent: at least 5

Kind notes to PTO: 11

Get well notes to patients at Ridgecrest Hospital: 49

Spirit Days: 5 (Powered By Kindness- Superhero day; Kind at any age- dress as an old person; Peace, Love and Kindness- dress as a Hippie; Crazy for Kindness- crazy hair day; Dreaming of Kindness- PJ day!)

KIND ACTS: immeasurable!

Update: Parenting class Loving Solutions will be offered starting Tuesday, Feb 28.  It will be held at Faller Elementary from 5-7 for 10 weeks.  Please call me to sign up!  This is a great opportunity for parents who have difficult, argumentative or ADHD students.

Feb 27- Mar 3 is Kindness Week!  Check with students, teachers or myself about Themed Spirit Days and the Great Kindness Challenge!  Check out Daily Independent for an article about Richmond!

Elementary School Counselors Implement the School Counseling Program by Providing:

School Guidance Curriculum
  • Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Goal setting and decision-making
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Education on understanding self and others
  • Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Substance abuse education
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Individual student planning
Academic planning
  • Goal setting/decision-making
  • Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Transition plans
Responsive Services
  • Individual and small-group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals
System Support
  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management and operation
Elementary School Counselors Collaborate with:
Parent education 
Academic planning 
College/career awareness programs 
One-on-one parent conferencing 
Interpretation of assessment results

Classroom guidance activities 
Academic support, including learning style assessment and education to help students succeed academically 
Classroom speakers 
At-risk student identification and implementation of interventions to enhance success

School climate 
Behavioral management plans 
Schoolwide needs assessments 
Student data and results 
Student assistance team building

Peer education 
Peer support 
Academic support 
School climate 
Leadership development
Job shadowing, service learning 
Crisis interventions 
Parenting classes 
Support groups 
Career education

Contact information:
Phone: 760-499-1840 ext: 3728.

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