School Counseling

Welcome to the Illahee Elementary School Counseling website!

Winter 2017

It's a new year, a new trimester and there are new things happening in the counseling office!

Class Lessons
In January, first through fifth grades will spend time creating meaningful goals around the Illahee Raven Expectations: safe, kind, respectful and responsible.  
I will be starting 2nd Step Curriculum on social/emotion skills in first grade classrooms the 3rd week of January through February .  

In March, I hope to get back into the kindergarten, second and third grade classrooms to cover a variety of topics including:
-friendship skills
-feelings identification
-emotion regulation
-conflict resolution

Small Groups
Starting the 3rd week of January and through the beginning of March small groups will be up and running.  Groups are need based, but typically consist of a few Changing Family and Friendship groups across all grade levels.  Group participants are referred by teachers, staff and parents.  Permission slips for small groups will be sent home in January prior to the start of groups.











Up coming community events...

 Parenting With Love and Logic Classes Starting Soon!

Love allows children to grow through their mistakes,

Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices!

Join us:

Mondays, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

March 20th-May 2nd (no class on 3/3)

Cascade Middle School Media Center

Facilitators: Emily KerssenGriep and Lisa Poch

The class is $5.00 per person with an added option of a $10 handbook

Parents can register through Community Ed either online or by phone 604-4082 or

 Kindergarten Meaningful Connections
Have a child starting Kindergarten next year?  Check out our Meaningful Connections meetings for information on what to expect in Kindergarten!  Meetings are held in the Media Center at Illahee 4:30-5:30 pm.  Your child will spend time in a Kindergarten classroom doing an activity with a Kindergarten teacher while you attend the information session.

Tuesday, 1/17, 4:30-5:30 P.M. - Topic:  Social/Emotional
Speakers:  Jenny Hoppis, Michelle Burge-Suhr and Marci Hay
Tuesday, 2/21, 4:30-5:30 P.M. -  Topic:  Oral Language & Literacy
Speakers - Nancy Maxwell, Lynda Davis and Amanda Macindoe
Tuesday, 3/21, 4:30-5:30 P.M. - Topic:  Literacy & Writing/Fine Motor
Speakers - Nancy Maxwell and Tami Kuratli/Barbara Henrikson
Tuesday, 4/18, 4:30-5:30 P.M. - Topic:  Math
Speakers - Valerie Stiller and Karlee Hess