What do elementary school counselors do?

Teach classroom counseling lessons 
Facilitate short-term small group counseling
Provide immediate and short-term individual counseling
Work collaboratively with teachers and staff
Consult with parents
Provide information and/or referrals for community resources to families


 If you feel your child would benefit from any of the above services please contact the school counselor 



Counseling Referral Form

Please use this form to refer a student to be seen by the counselor. This form can be emailed to the school counselor Sue Romeo or printed and dropped to the front office.


Sue Romeo
 School Counselor 
Agua Caliente Elementary
 749-2235 x2707

Email me

ROOM 707 


Classroom Lesson Topics

Our classroom curriculum is brought by Sanford Harmony, a social emotional learning program designed to teach pre-kindergarten through 6th grade school children about cooperation, empathy, and effective communication.


Diversity and Inclusion
Discovering Commonalities 
Learning from Diversity
Building Community 
Who We Are


Empathy and Critical Thinking
Thinking Outside The Box
Thought Bubbles
Recognizing Feelings
Relating, Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors 


Listening and Responding To Others
Collaboration in Action
The Communicator 
 Communication in the Media


Problem Solving
Identifying Problems
Solving Problems
Name That Conflict Style
Step It Up 


Peer Relationships 
I've Got Your Back
Clique Busters
Making Amends and Forgiving
Friendship Pledge 



Group Counseling

Group counseling is available to elementary school students, only with parental permission.  Topics of groups include: anger management, conflict management,  positive peer relations, dealing with separation and divorce, working though grief or loss, and helping handle problems with attention and distractibility.  Groups are limited in number and are conducted periodically throughout the year based on need.  If you would like your child to be a part of a counseling group, please contact the school counselor. 



Individual Counseling

Individual School counseling is a component of the comprehensive school counseling program. Individual counseling is a responsive service in which we seek to meet the students' immediate needs and concerns. It is offered throughout the school year to students in a confidential setting. Students may request counseling themselves by putting a “Let's Talk" form in the dropbox outside of the counseling office. The parent/guardian of a child, teacher, or administrator, may also refer a student. Individual School counseling is goal-oriented and generally short-term in nature. If a student needs ongoing support, the school counselor can provide contact information for community resources in the area.



*Counselors are mandated reporters and if students report unsafe conditions or situations, counselors are not allowed to keep that information confidential*