Dear Elmdale Families -

After all the uneasiness and unknowns of the last couple of years in terms of back-to-school, I am looking at this upcoming year with optimism and am excited to see your kids again!   

Different kids have different feelings about this time of year. Back to school, even in the best of circumstances, is still a time of transition and added stress for kids and families.  For some tips to help ease this transition, I encourage you to visit these posts from previous years:

As school counsellor, my job is to assist kids in their social and emotional development in order for them to have success in school.  This is done through school-wide programming, classroom instruction, small group work, and individual counselling.  If at any point you feel your child would benefit from some additional support, please feel free to contact me or your child's teacher.  If your concern is beyond the realm of school counselling support, our team can help connect you with outside supports as well.  

I wish your families a smooth and happy transition into the 2022-2023 school year!