St. Mary's School Counselor
Daily Check-In Form
Please complete the "Check-In" form every morning when you log in for school.
We care about you and would like to know how you are doing. We might not be physically there, but that doesn't mean we cannot connect! Please log in to your classes and complete the check-in form every morning.
Welcome to Dr. Clara Magallanes' School Counseling Website! I am the school counselor for St. Mary's Catholic School and I have the joy of working with students through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling. I also collaborate with school staff, parents and other professionals and community members, in order to best meet the needs of our students.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
I visit each classroom multiple times throughout the school year and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons. Lessons typically last 30 minutes in length or more and cover topics such as school readiness skills, goals and growth mindset, understanding feelings of self and others, empathy, problem solving skills, friendship skills, study skills, bullying and cyber-bullying education and prevention, social media responsibility, etiquette and safety, kindness, character education, prosocial behavior, preparation for middle school, career exploration, and personal wellness are just a few examples of topics covered by counselors during classroom guidance lessons.
Small Group Counseling
A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups can have anywhere from 3-12 members and usually meet once a week during recess, PE or any other time provided by the teacher for several weeks.
Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges. Counselors help students effectively manage a variety of personal, academic, and social issues. While each student faces his/her own unique challenges, some common issues for involve: confidence/self-esteem, academic pressures, coping with grief, dealing with families in transition, organization, stress/anxiety management, fitting in, communication skills, transitioning to middle school, peer relationships, and crisis management, among others.
How Are You Doing?
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like to talk to the counselor.
I care about you and I am here for you. If you would like to share something with me, know that our conversations are confidential unless there is a safety concern, like if someone is hurting you, you might hurt yourself or others.
If you'd like to reach out, you can contact me through Google Classroom, by calling the school or sending me a short email by clicking the button below. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
How Are You Doing?
Parents, I'd like you to know that I am here for our students and their families. If you would like to reach out, please don't hesitate to contact me.
If you'd like to reach out, you can contact me by calling the school, sending me a message through this page's chat at the bottom of the screen or by sending me a short email by clicking the button below. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Join Counselor's Remind
Remind is an official form of communication used by the school. Click button below to go to Remind and enter the following codes to join your grade level's messaging system. Let's stay connected!
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Please click the button to access the Remind codes to join Dr. Magallanes' Remind messaging.
How Can I Help?
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family.
I work closely with parents, teachers and other professionals to help each child reach their full potential, promote student success, improve their school experience, enjoy learning and school life.
My services are customized to meet the specific needs of each student and family. I work collaboratively throughout the entire process to obtain the best outcome. Contact me to find out how I can help today.
Coronavirus Updates and Information
We have been monitoring the Coronavirus situation carefully and following all guidelines set by our Diocese, local authorities, State Health Department, CDC and official health information. The purpose of this newsletter is to share facts and information, and to give you some suggestions of great websites for children.