Ms. Jarvis

School Counselor

Welcome to the School Counseling Page

I am looking forward to a wonderful 2017-2018 school year. This year all staff and students will be participating in a program called Second Step. Second Step is a universal, classroom based curriculum designed to increase student success in school and decrease problem behaviors. The program involves the teaching of social-emotional skills such as managing emotions, solving interpersonal problems, making friends, and getting along with others as well as self-regulation skills such as monitoring and managing feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. By teaching both social-emotional skills and self-regulation skills, we hope to reinforce each student's ability to learn, have empathy, manage emotions, solve problems, and get along with peers. I have included a link to Second Step below.

In addition to the Second Step program, I will be visiting classrooms to present/review the school policies related to bullying and to educate our students about how to handle situations involving bullying. I would encourage all parents to talk with their children about this topic.

If you and/or your child should need any assistance/advice for any issue, please feel free to contact me. I am always happy to help :)

pjarvis@sau15.net

(603) 483-2251 ext. 1008

High School Information:

Our students now attend Pinkerton Academy located in Derry, New Hampshire. There will be visits to Pinkerton throughout the year and scheduling will likely begin in early 2018. I am your contact person for everything related to high school and will post information here as soon as I receive it :-)

Additionally, Mrs. Brassard and I will be your Moore School graduation coordinators (class trip, dinner dance, and graduation). Both Mrs. Brassard and I have created Graduation Information pages and will post events, dates and times as they are determined. Graduation will be held on the evening prior to the last day of school. A date will be announced as soon as we feel the snow days have ended. Hopefully this will be announced prior to April vacation!

About Ms. Jarvis:

I was born in Beverly, Massachusetts and moved to Windham, New Hampshire when I was in the second grade. I attended Pinkerton Academy, graduating in 1982. From there, I attended the University of New Hampshire majoring in Psychology along with two minors, Business Administration and Justice Studies. I graduated from UNH in 1986 earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I worked for a time in retail management and decided to continue working while I returned to school part time. In 1991, I earned my Master's degree in counseling. This school year, 2017-2018, begins my 27th year as a school counselor, the last 16 years being in Candia.

This fall, I am entering new territory as a parent. My daughter, Megan, is headed off to college where she will study nursing and play lacrosse. I hope to make as many of her games as I can and look forward to watching her grow as she spreads her wings and navigates this new adventure in life.