Bonnie Holland’s Counselor
This is my 6th year at BHE and my 10th year as a school counselor. It's so very rewarding to help our Holland Huskies develop healthy social, emotional, and problem solving skills! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions. I am happy to help!
During the elementary school years, children build knowledge, develop attitudes, and acquire skills necessary to become confident and well-adjusted students. These skills provide the foundation for academic success. School counselors work with students, teachers, and parents to create a caring school environment that provides developmentally appropriate counseling services to promote academic success.
These services support the social, emotional/personal, academic, and career development of students. This promotes not only school success, but effective interpersonal skills and emotional health through education, prevention, and intervention services. The goal of school counseling is to address minor issues which may impact learning while at school.
Counseling Services Provided at BHE
Students may request to see the counselor as needed. To contact the counselor, students fill out a counselor request slip (located in teachers’ classrooms) and place it in the basket inside the counselor’s office. Teachers and parents can also request individual counseling for a student.
Small Group Counseling
Students may be referred to small group counseling by a teacher or parent. Small groups are offered at various times throughout the school year focusing on topics, such as: friendship and social skills, anger management, and test anxiety.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
The counselor visits each grade level throughout the year to provide classroom guidance lessons. This provides an opportunity for students to acquire academic, social, and emotional/personal skills while working with their peers. Topics may focus upon the monthly character trait, anti-bullying, friendship, and cooperation.
The counselor often collaborates with parents, teachers, and administrators to provide solution-focused interventions and guidance to promote academic and social success.
Core Essentials is a Katy ISD approved character education program that focuses upon a different character trait each month. We celebrate each new trait on the first Wednesday of the month by wearing the color associated with that specific character trait. Our Huskies learn about, and practice the monthly trait. The goal is to help students develop a responsible, respectful, and caring attitude. At the beginning of each month, your child will have a home-connection parent handout in their Wednesday folder with character education ideas you can do at home. Core Essentials is in partnership with Chick-Fil-A.
When our students are “caught” demonstrating the monthly character trait they are awarded a coupon for a FREE Chick-Fil-A kids meal!
2017 - 2018 Values:
August 2017: Respect: Elephant, Gray
Showing others they are important by what you say and do.
September 2017: Friendship - Dolphin, Purple
Using your words and actions to show others you care.
October 2017: Creativity: Bowerbird, Tie Dye
Using your imagination to do something unique.
November 2017: Gratitude: Rabbit, Yellow
Letting others know you see how they've helped you.
December 2017: Generosity: Earthworm, Green
Making someone's day by giving something away.
January 2018: Commitment, Meerkat, Copper
Making a plan and putting it into practice.
February 2018: Kindness: Walrus, Pink
Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
March 2017: Patience: Sea Turtle, Ivory
Waiting until later for what you want now.
April 2017: Peace: Deer, Aqua
Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument.
May 2017: Honesty: Chipmunk, Brown
Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
At BHE, it is important for our students to feel safe and secure. If a student believes they are being bullied or has witnessed a bullying incident, we ask that the student do the following:
Immediately report the incident/problem to your classroom teacher or the nearest teacher, counselor, or administrator. Please do not wait. Remember, you are not a tattletale! You are reporting a problem so that Holland Elementary School is a place for all students to feel safe and secure.
Or, if you feel comfortable, stand up for the person who is being bullied. You have the right to stand up for yourself or anyone else that is the target of a bullying situation.