I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child/children to our school. As the guidance counselor, I will be teaching lessons in the classroom and providing small groups and/or counseling on an individual basis. The areas we will focus on include enhancing a student’s self-esteem, improving decision-making skills, friendship skills, conflict resolution techniques and helping with the formation of adequate interpersonal relationships. It is quite possible that your child will be seen by me at some time during the school year. These contacts are efforts to assist children to grow in various areas of development. Sometimes, a student needs to talk or work on an issue in one or two meetings other times a child may need to visit on a more regular basis. Since the counseling program is designed to be a positive approach of student contact, you should not be unduly concerned. If a significant problem does exist, however, that is felt warrants parent notification, you will be contacted directly. I look forward to working with you and your children.