Cedar Point Elementary Professional School Counselors
Mrs. Leavitt and Mrs. Baumann
Champion Cheetahs Teaming Towards Excellence
The Cedar Point Professional School Counseling Program will provide a comprehensive school counseling program that utilizes the Champion Pyramid to reinforce academic excellence and character development. The program will support the unique and individual needs of all students and stakeholders in a safe and caring environment that fosters positive self-esteem, social justice, and lifelong learning.
The Cedar Point School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances the ability of all students to achieve through three interrelated areas of student development. Each area encompasses a variety of desired student learning competencies. The foundation of the school counseling program is based on the Prince William County Guidance Curriculum (K-5), the ASCA National and Ethical Standards (personal/social, academic, and career), and the use of data to enhance program development and evaluation.
-All students will acquire an understanding of, and respect for, self and others, and the skills to be responsible citizens.
-All students will understand that diversity is to be respected and appreciated and will participate in an effort to foster unity.
-All students have a capacity to learn and be supported academically.
-All students will be provided with a school counseling program that is consistent with expected developmental stages of learning and differences in learning styles.
-All students will be provided with an education that extends beyond the classroom environment and allows them to develop lifelong skills that can assist them in the pursuit of their life goals.
-Students will investigate the world of work in order to make informed career decisions.
Welcome Champion Cheetahs
The Cedar Point Elementary School Counselors would like to welcome all students to Cedar Point this year. The counselors will be part of the Encore rotation and will be conducting classroom guidance accordingly. Classroom guidance lessons will focus on the Champion Pyramid, Character Counts Six Pillars of Character and the “Healthy Communities-Healthy Kids” Forty Developmental Assets.
We will be offering small group counseling sessions (October-December and January-March) based on student’s needs. The counselors are also available to assist individual students with issues interfering with learning and success in school. We look forward to a wonderful year with your children!
Mrs. Leavitt will be working with students in all grade levels (M-F)
Mrs. Baumann (Tues)
Newsletter and Session II Small Group Counseling (see documents and files)
West End Counseling Workshops (click here: Workshops )
Family Life Education-Human Growth and Development Video
The Science and Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum approved by Prince William County includes a video component for fourth and fifth grade students in relation to human growth and development.
The video is shown by grade level teachers in gender-segregated classrooms. The girls view only the female video and the boys view only the male video.
Video Preview for Parents:
The school counseling program offers a preview of the Family Life Education videos.
If you are interested in viewing the video, the school counselors will be holding a video preview on Wednesday morning, May 31st (room 141). The preview schedule is as follows:
5th grade girls 8:00-8:15
5th grade boys 8:15-8:30
4th grade girls 8:30-8:45
4th grade boys 8:45-9:00
*Grade level teachers will show videos in gender segregated classrooms on June 9th from 2:45-3:00
If you have any questions or prefer that your child “Opt out” of the video, please contact your child’s teacher or the school counselor-(Mrs. Leavitt 5th) at Cedar Point Elementary 703-365-0963.
Safe at Home Safe Alone
In April-May, the counselors will teach the 4 H Safe at Home Safe Alone program to students in 4th grade. Staying home alone is a family decision. This program prepares students to act responsibly when they are ready to be home alone for short periods of time. (Supervision Guideline: Ages 9-11 no more than 1.5 hours alone-days only)
Support you child's learning and success in school
There are many ways you can support your child's learning and school. Here are a few ideas:
*Spend a few minutes every evening looking over handouts and fill out forms to be returned the next day.
*Encourage daily attendance, a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast.
*Support good study habits and organizational skills
*Contact your child's teacher if you see a problem. Working together will help your child succeed.
* Tell your child's teacher if you can help out at school or at home.
*Make sure teachers know you appreciate their efforts.
*Attend conferences, parent meetings, and school events regularly.
An informative article about how to assist Kindergarten students make a smooth transition. Click here
Social Media Tips for Parents and Students
The Parent Institute Newsletters
Click Here for the Parent Institute Newsletter, a great resource for parents.
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education."
— Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights leader (1929-1968)
"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."
"The highest result of education is tolerance."
— Helen Keller, American social activist, public speaker and author (1880-1968)
To view more information regarding our Counseling Program please click here