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School Counseling

Hello, my name is Natalie Downs. I am the school counselor at Fair Street. I am very excited to be here and to work with the students and parents of Fair Street Elementary. Please take a moment to check out the Fair Street Virtual Counseling room (above). Click on things around the room to learn more about school counseling and parent resources. 

Here are some quick Links:

Backpack 4 Love (sign-up Sheet)
Parent Permission Slips
Counseling Events Calendar
Fun Facts about the school counselor

If you need to contact me:

Natalie Downs

(770) 536-5295 Ext: 5513


School Counselor's Annual Calendar 2019-20

Why Elementary School Counselors:
Please see the attached link for a comprehensive look at why elementary schools have school counselors. Elementary school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today's diverse student population. We do not work in isolation, but are an integral piece of the total educational program. Professional school counselors align with the school's mission to support the academic achievement of all students. (ACA, 2015).

Effectiveness of School Counseling:

Please see the link below to read the latest research on the effectiveness of comprehensive school counseling programs.

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Going Back to School:
Here are some back to school tips for parents:

  • Understand the expertise and responsibilities of your child's school counselor. We assist with academic, career, and personal/social development.
  • Meet or contact your child's school counselor at least three times per school year.
  • Discuss your child's challenges and concerns with the school counselor.
  • Learn about your child's school and social connections from the school.
  • Work with the school counselor to identify resources and find solutions to problems.

Please see the following link to help you and your child be ready for the upcoming school year.

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Going Back to School

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