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Counselor’s Corner

 

5th grade parents: IB applications are located on my Schoology page in the IB folder.

There is also an open house flyer and informational video for Tuckahoe and Moody IB programs. If you have any questions feel free to email me at ehvalenta@henrico.12.va.us

Thanks so much, Mrs. Valenta

 

 

 

Home & School October 2020 English

Home & School October 2020 Spanish

 

 

9/15/20

Three Chopt Families,

 

If you received holiday assistance from the Henrico Christmas Mother in 2019, you will be pre-approved for assistance this year, and will receive a letter with detailed information.

 

If you are receiving SNAP/TANF benefits from Henrico County and did not receive assistance in 2019, please contact me via email at ehvalenta@henrico.k12.va.us before October 2. Your name and contact information will be submitted for approval of holiday assistance in 2020.

 

Take care,

Beth Valenta

School Counselor

 

 

 

9/9/20

Three Chopt Elementary-Keep Going, Keep Growing

2020-2021

Meet Your School Counselor:

  As we begin another school year, I am looking forward to reconnecting with both you and your children. As our theme states, Keep Going, Keep Growing together!  We will focus on a positive growth mindset and how we achieve a different way of looking at challenges. When children are positive and feel good about their strengths, their self-esteem soars. 

  My name is Beth Valenta and I have been here at Three Chopt for the past 17 years.  I taught for 19 years before switching careers to become your school counselor. I am a native to Richmond and attended all Henrico County Public Schools.  I have one daughter, Ally, who is in her last year at VCU graduate school getting her degree in social work. This summer was spent playing a LOT of yard games and reconnecting as a family.

Classroom Guidance

  I teach a series of classroom guidance lessons to every student at Three Chopt Elementary.  These lessons are developmentally appropriate for each grade level, and are generally preventative in nature.  My goal is to help answer students with the self- knowledge, coping, and life skills that will enable them to become self-directed learners, clear and effective communicators, collaborative workers, creative problem solvers, and involved responsible citizens now, and in the future.  Each lessons scope and sequence are located in my Schoology page, with access code XW8C-V655-59Q8Q. You can see my lessons and I have added additional resources as some fun follow up with your child.

Group Counseling

  Group counseling will be offered throughout the year for a range of topics.  A group counseling session consists of 4-6 children of the same age range dealing with a common issue that may be impeding their academic achievement, ie. self-esteem. It is often comforting for a student to work with peers in a small group setting to discuss similar concerns or brush up on various skills.  Group members are selected by parents, teacher, or self-referral.  The groups that will be offered this year are: Anger Management (K-5),  Friendship (K-5), Self-Esteem (K-5), Loss/Grief (as needed), Anxiety (K-5),  and various LUNCH BUNCH times as needs arise. I will be offering groups during an enrichment time and if you are interested in this for your child, please give permission. There is a fillable form on my Schoology page under the forms folder.

Individual Counseling

  Individual counseling is offered throughout the school year to those students who are struggling and need a little extra attention.  As with everything else in the counseling program, individual counseling does have an educational base and a limited scope and duration. Parents are informed of the sessions, parental permission is required. This form is also located in my Schoology form folder.

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AND/OR PARENTS

  1.     Consultation with parents and/or teachers to discuss problems which might be interfering with academic achievement and to plan strategies for successful learning.
  2. Parenting Workshops/Coffees will be held in the fall and in the spring to address topics of interest to our Three Chopt Parents. I will kick off with a tutorial of how to set up an ideal virtual space for your child.

 

  1. Career Day will be held virtually  and focus on students interests in the world of work and introduce them to the many occupations available for consideration as a career choice. 
  2. Lunch Bunch and Morning Meetings will be offered to discuss any concerns as they arise.  I being with my 4th grade Zone Center to help them transition into Three Chopt and make new friends.

 

Counseling Techniques

Counseling techniques used for individual, and group counseling include:  role-playing, art media, books/stories, games relevant to the counseling topic, puppets, homework assignments, and videos/power point presentations.

 

Please know that I am here to help you and your child have a successful year.  Look on the school website for any upcoming workshops, announcements, and our character theme of the month! My September theme Grow in YOURSELF!

Looking for to seeing everyone soon!

Mrs. Beth Valenta 

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