School Counseling

Mrs. Heckendorn
717-244-3785
erin.heckendorn@dallastown.net

Welcome to the Dallastown Elementary Counseling Page! 

As the counselor in the building I am very excited to work with you and your child throughout the school year! If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year in which I may support your child, please don't hesitate to contact me. If you're unsure about what a counselor does, here are some highlights.

What does a school counselor do?

  • Classroom lessons
  • Kids Group - small group meetings focusing on topics of need (examples: expression of feelings, behavior and choices, family changes, coping with worries, social skills and many more)
  • Individual student meetings as needed
  • Implement School Counseling Programs
  • Assist new students in the transition to our school
  • Support students' emotional, psychological, and academic needs
  • Talks with parents, teachers, and community supports
  • Attends meetings
  • Duties throughout the school day

How does my child get to see the counselor?

  • Teacher, parent, principal, or student request
  • Parents/Guardians - feel free to call or email me

When does my child need to see the counselor?

  • To share good news....
  • When having problems with a friend, home, etc. that may be difficult to cope with
  • When a problem is making it hard to focus in the classroom
  • When your child needs to express feelings
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