Parmer Lane Elementary School Counseling Program
Hello! My name is Amelia Chapa and I am the school counselor at PLES. I have been a part of the Parmer Lane family for seven years and I am excited to continue working with all of our little leopards and make this the best year yet!
School Counseling Services Available:
Conferences are held with parents, teachers, and administrators to facilitate development of appropriate services for students.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Lessons are presented in the classroom to promote: responsible, respectful, & safe behavior, self-confidence; motivation to achieve; stress management; study, social, & decision-making skills; and goal setting. Guidance lessons support the PfISD College & Career Readiness plan.
Children get together in groups of up to 5 students to work through problems and learn from the experience of other children who are experiencing or have already experienced similar difficulties. Students work with the counselor through the use of role-playing, games, art, and discussions.
Referrals are made by staff, parents, or students themselves. The counselor meets with children to understand their needs, give support and constructive suggestions to address immediate concerns. Individual school counseling is a short term intervention. If the student needs additional or extensive assistance, the school counselor will offer community resources.
LEAP Mentor Program
Leading Educators Assisting Pupils serve as mentors to students by spending a minimum of 30 minutes a week with them. Mentors help set and reinforce goals to increase self-esteem and academic success. In addition, the school counselor leads group activities after school once a month for mentors and mentees to strengthen their relationship.
School supplies from the community "For The Children" school supply donation drive are distributed to families of students that are on the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program during the Meet The Teacher event at the beginning of each school year.
The school counselor can connect families with financial need to community programs that provide support for Thanksgiving and Christmas family celebrations.
To refer your child for counseling services, please fill out this form: Parent Referral.