Counseling Office Hours:
Ms. Henderson: Monday- Friday (8:30-4:00)
Mrs. Modesto: P/T: Mondays (8:45-3:45)
We wish you all the best!!!!!!!!!!
The school counseling program will promote the all around well being of the students at Dumfries Elementary.
Through a comprehensive and developmental approach school counselors work with students to develop educational, career, and personal/social skills that help each child to be a quality student. The school counseling program is proactive and preventative in nature. Through collaborating with teachers and consulting with other staff members, counselors work to eliminate the barriers that keep children from reaching their full potential.
The counselors at Dumfries Elementary believe that all students have the potential to achieve and be successful individuals. We believe that all members of the Dumfries community have the right to learn and work in a positive and respectful environment where they are treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve. In addition, all students have the right to participate in school counseling services.
The Dumfries School Counseling program is:
- An integral part of the total educational program.
- Based on the standards, ethics and requirements of the American School Counselor Association, Commonwealth of Virginia, and Prince William County Schools.
- Committed to working with teacher, parents, and administrators to monitor the academic, social, and personal success.
What do school counselors do?
School counselors are available during the school day to help students reach their maximum potential. We teach lessons and work with children in the areas of academic, career, and social development. School counselors meet with children in the following ways.
Classroom Guidance: School counselors meet with each class multiple times throughout the school year. Lessons are taught following the Prince William County Schools School Counseling Curriculum.
Counseling Groups: Students are able to participate in counseling groups with the school counselor. Groups that are run on a regular basis help students with self-esteem, social skills, organizational skills, anger management, and friendship. Counseling groups are available to all students and may be requested by the student, parent, or teacher. Parental permission is required to participate.
Individual Counseling: Students can meet with counselors on an individual basis when needed. This can be requested by students, teachers, or parents.
Character Counts -
Character Counts is a very important program Dumfries Elementary School. We strongly encourage our students to work on demonstrating the six character traits: Respect, Responsibility, Caring,Trustworthiness, Citizenship and Fairness.
Rising 6th grade students:
Potomac Middle School Student Visit: Thursday, April 6th at 9:30 a.m.
Dumfries Elementary students attending Potomac Middle School will need to provide their own transportation.
Graham Park Middle School Student Orientation Night: Thursday, April 6th. at 6:30 p.m.
**Please contact Ms. Henderson with any questions or concerns. You may also contact the middle school your child is attending for more information.