• Welcome Riojas Family

    I am thrilled to be part of the Riojas team! Getting to know all of the students at Riojas is a goal I strive to reach. I believe in teaching all of our students to be kind, confident, brave and to be themselves. It truly takes a village to raise a child. With all of us working together, our Riojas students will have a fun and successful school year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to getting to know all of you.

    I am excited to get the 2020-2021 school year started!  Due to currently not being on campus, I have created a virtual counseling office.  Please use this resource to help your family during this school year. Click here to watch a video of myself walking you through my virtual office.

    Click on the link below to take you to my virtual counseling office:  Mrs. Patterson’s Virtual counseling office!

     
     
    Counseling Services 

    Guidance Lessons: 

    The counselor will visit your child’s classroom to teach life learning skills. Some of these lessons will be based on problem solving, social skills, character education, promoting self-esteem and kindness.

    Small Group Counseling: 
    Some students will be invited to join the counselor along with a small group of students. A student might be part of this group if he/she needs help to work through problems or feelings they might be experiencing while at school. Some of the small group topics could include, working on social skills, promoting self-esteem, problem solving skills or divorce.

    Individual Meetings:
    Referrals for individual students may be made by staff, parents, or students themselves. The counselor meets with the student to understand their needs, give support and offer constructive suggestions.

    Resources:

    Below are some resources for use by our campus community, covering a wide variety of topics, including social-emotional learning. Please let us know how we may be of service, or reach out if you have any questions.

     

    Contact information:

    Lori Patterson 
    Lori.patterson@pfisd.net
    512-594-4126

    Be Kind. Be Confident. Be Brave. Be You.