Counselor's Corner

RSVP for Internet Safety Presentation for Parents

Parents and Caregivers,

On Tuesday, March 22nd,  Lisa Ringel from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force will speak to our 4th and 5th grade students about how to stay safe online. 

She has also prepared a presentation that can be beneficial for parents with children of all ages which she will give Monday 3/21 at 9:00 AM by Zoom. The goal is to provide you with information regarding current online trends, and to educate about potential risks and safety measures available for families. Last year in San Diego ICAC investigated over 8,000 crimes against children online, the worst year yet.  

  Please click the link to sign up to receive the Zoom link from our school counselor Kristen Yearing :   

RSVP for Internet Safety Presentation for Parents

Up coming Parent Workshop on Anxiety (PMES, VAL, MID)
Thu 3/31/2022 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Via Zoom

“Back To School” Parent Workshop
Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health

If you missed this great presentation, here are the links:

English                      Spanish 

Our School Counselor

Our School Counselor is Kristen Yearing . You can contact her directly at 858-748-1320 x 2204 or via email at Following is information about Ms. Yearing, and how she helps our students and their families.
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As the credentialed mental health professional on staff, I work with students, families and staff to help students experience success at school. Through individual and small group counseling, through whole class lessons, collaboration with teachers and other mental health professionals, I help students gain insight into themselves and others, enhance self-concept, and achieve skills in problem solving and decision-making.  I also supervise our Student Support Services.
Please feel free to contact me at any time if I can be of assistance to you and your child!

Counseling Services

Elementary School Counselor's provide individual and small group counseling in the following areas:
Academic Success Family Concerns
Personal Conflict Peer Conflict
Self-esteem Goal-setting
Communication Skills  Social Skills
Support During Crisis  Career Exploration
New Student Support  Character Education

 Student Support Services

This wonderful program includes whole class lessons delivered to the primary grades on empathy, impulse control and feelings management. Staff then follows up with lessons learned to make sure students are able to carry them out on the playground in their interactions with other children.
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