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    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    My name is Mrs. Roshanda Sandy, and I am a new school counselor at Apple Grove Elementary School. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and let you know about the services I will provide to your students through my counseling program. My primary goal is to enhance the academic, career, and personal-social knowledge of all students. I will provide a variety of counseling services, including classroom lessons and group and individual sessions.

    Classroom Lessons

    I will present lessons at least twice a month in each classroom about character education. Lessons will focus on responsibility, respect, caring, trust, and citizenship. In addition, I will instruct students on various topics that have been determined by the staff as an academic, career, or personal-social need for the students.

    Group Counseling

    I will offer opportunities for students to participate in a group counseling session. The needs of the students will determine the type of groups that I will provide. Some of the topics that I may cover are study skills, social skills, stress management, divorce, grief, anger management, and motivation. Please contact me if you feel that your child would benefit from a small support group environment.

    Individual Counseling

    In order to help the students who may be experiencing a personal crisis, I will also provide individual counseling services. Students can refer themselves to counseling. If your child is experiencing a personal crisis, please keep me updated so that I can meet with them on an individual basis. In addition to these services, I will be sending home a quarterly newsletter including interesting articles and tips for you. I plan to organize several activities for parents during the school year. In the Spring I will have a sixth-grade parent night focusing on the transition into middle school. I would also appreciate any ideas that you might have as I prepare my parent program.

     If you have any questions, comments, or feedback please feel free to contact me at 301-449-4966 or via email at roshanda.sandy@pgcps.org. I look forward to working with you in the future.

    Sincerely,

    Roshanda Sandy

    Professional School Counselor



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