Counseling






As we bring our first trimester to a close, I wanted to reach out and remind you all that I am continually here to support you in any way that I can.  I have had Google Meets with many of the students either for a guidance lesson, a group get together or individually and am trying to monitor their emotional well being as we meet.   Due to our unprecedented times, I set up a Social Connection Club where the students can email me the names of some friends they would like to get together with purely for fun.  I set up the meet and monitor while the kids hangout with each other, some play games while others just want to talk. This is especially important if your child is totally remote.  This gives them an opportunity to connect socially since they are not in the school building.  Please encourage your child to email me to set up the Google Meet for him/her and their friends if you think it can benefit him/her.

Please continue to email or call me with your questions or concerns. First and foremost both teachers and I want to make sure that every child will socially and emotionally get through this difficult time.

email: dodonnell@pthsd.net phone: 862-999-5205

donna

Meet the Counselor

Welcome! I am Donna O’Donnell, the school counselor here at Intervale Elementary School. I have been here at Intervale for twenty one years and think of it as my second home. Before becoming a counselor, I was a sixth grade teacher and then raised my four children. Having such a love for children, I decided to go back to school to become a school counselor as my kids got older. That is why I always tell parents that I have a degree in counseling psychology and school counseling but I am a mom first which helps greatly in working with my students and their parents. In addition to being the counselor, I am also the anti-bullying specialist, chairperson for the Intervention and Referral Services Committee as well as having many other duties at Intervale. I think of each student at the school as my own, seeing to their social, emotional and academic well being. I work closely with the staff to ensure that all children entering our building feel safe and welcomed. I am a firm believer that the school and home must work together in order for a child to succeed. Outside of school, you will find me spending time with my eight grandchildren, friends or reading.

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