West Villages Elementary Student Support

Counselors’ Corner

  • February 2024

    Our All-Star Theme for February has been Positivity!  Our All-Star program is our whole school positive behavior and support program: we celebrate Respectful, Responsible, and Safe behavior every day at West Villages. Each month, we introduce a theme to learn and practice. 

    Our All-Star Assembly for February is on Thursday – so fun to bring all students together in our Auditorium. We recognize February attendance All-Stars, Positivity All-Stars, and Grade Level Star winners! 

    Our amazing team of WVES Enrichment teachers put this awesome video together of All Star Positivity work happening in our Specials!


    Here’s a list of questions you can ask at home that will spark and inspire a positive mindset:

    • What five words do you think best describe you?

    • What do you love doing that makes you feel happiest?

    • What do you know how to do that you can teach others?

    • What is the most wonderful/worst thing that ever happened to you?

    • What did you learn from the best/worst thing that’s happened to you?

    • Of all the things you are learning, what do you think will be the most useful when you are an adult?

    • What are you most grateful for?

    • What do you think that person feels?

    • What do you think your life will be like in the future?

    • If you could grow up to be famous, what would you want to be famous for?

    Attendance – every day, on time!

    Doors open daily at 8:45 AM! Our learning day begins right at 9 AM - thank you for setting your child up for success and getting them here on time. Every minute counts!

    Podcast and IG Recommendation

    Dr. Becky Kennedy is an NYT bestselling author with dynamite parenting advice – follow her on Instagram @drbeckyatgoodinside and/or listen to her weekly podcast for helpful tips and insight!

    Community Resources

    • Mass Food & Nutrition Program  Nutritional program that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries

    • Cape Cod Food Pantry Map  Map of all Cape Cod food pantry locations

    • Barnstable County Human Services  Excellent resource site for everything from housing to food to early intervention and more!

    • Family Resource Center  508-815-5100
      The family resource center supports people of all ages, incomes, and abilities. Skilled and thoughtful professionals help parents, children, and families find emotional support and practical assistance and offer sensible solutions to families seeking health, safety, educational, and employment services.

    • Baycove Mobile Crisis Team  1-800-229-2683
      Working with family members, human services providers, public safety and emergency personnel, and school administrators, the Mobile Crisis Team responds directly to the site of a mental health crisis situation. After an initial evaluation, the responding clinician will identify and refer individuals to the most appropriate level of service.

    Cape Kids Meals

    Thanks to a special partnership with Cape Kids Meals, West Villages families are eligible to receive a food bag each week. Bags include a variety of items, such as pasta, soups, peanut butter, tuna, cereals, and various snacks. If you are interested in opting in, just reach out to Ms. Garrity or Ms Giorgio!

    WVES Counselors

    Kathleen Giorgio – Kindergarten and Grade 1

    Deb Garrity – Grades 2 & 3

    Whether it’s connecting you to community resources, problem-solving/conflict resolution which supports your student here at school, attendance concerns/needs, and or check-ins for student social-emotional well-being, we are here to set all students up for success. Thank you for your partnership.