Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the Castle Rock Elementary School Counselor Page!



Here you will find counseling forms, what we're learning in school-wide and grade-level school counseling core curriculum lessons, and links to helpful resources. 

Thanks for stopping by!



What is a Bummer/Rude vs. Aggression/Conflict vs. Bullying? 

Because everything isn't bullying. 

Read about the differences here!


How can parents help? 






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School Counselor Contact information:

Ms. Sonja Bruce, Ed.M.
School Counselor
Castle Rock Primary & Intermediate Schools

(360) 501-3129

sbruce@crschools.org

Download the Remind app here if you'd like to stay in contact via text message!  


Go Seahawks!




3. How can my child see the school counselor?
    Fill out a referral form here.

    OR you can call or e-mail to discuss your concerns with me! Together we will determine what course of action might best support your child:
  • Strategies to implement in the classroom
  • Joining a small group to work on specific skills
  • Short-term individual counseling to work on specific skills
  • Referral to a community mental health provider
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About your school counselor:

Hi! This is my 3rd year as a counselor, but my 13th year working with students in a school setting. I love the elementary grades and all the exploring, learning, and fun we get to have!

          I have a master’s degree in School Counseling, a bachelor’s in Psychology, and a minor in Early Childhood Education- I love working with inquisitive little minds and their families! I went to college in Pullman, WA at Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and moved to Honolulu, HI after graduation. I lived there for 2.5 years (where I worked as a Preschool Counselor) before moving back to the Pacific Northwest. I then taught at a Head Start program for the next 5 years in Portland, OR. I grew up in Kelso, WA and am thrilled to be back in my old stomping grounds!

            As the school counselor, I am here to serve all students. Social and Emotional wellness is key to academic success. My job is to support your child in this need, as well as in Academic Success & Career Readiness, so that they can be their best self! Please explore my website for more information about the services I provide and feel free to contact me any time!

  




What we're learning in:



PBIS Character Trait of the Month 
(March):


Rockin' Rocket Award Winners for
March
"Be Safe"


Kindergarten:



1st Grade:




2nd Grade:




3rd Grade:




4th Grade:




5th Grade:





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Helpful links

Click the link above for information regarding parenting classes including Love & Logic, The Incredible Years, Strengthening Families, and more!


Head Start Center for Inclusion
Tips and strategies for supporting children at home and in the classroom. Includes social stories, visuals, and 15 minute online trainings.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Castle Rock School District implements PBIS on a daily basis! Read more about it here:


Kids Health

Counseling With Heart
"Each book addresses real world problems children face on a daily basis. Through therapeutic art and writing exercises, kids can express their feelings and learn how to deal with those feelings in appropriate ways. Designed for children ages 6-12."

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Ms. Bruce,
Mar 8, 2017, 10:49 AM
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Ms. Bruce,
Sep 13, 2017, 12:40 PM
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