Welcome to Pine Lake Middle School's Counseling Website!
      School Counselor Caseloads
 Last names  A-Ho:  Mrs. Kristen 

Last names Hp-Pa:  Ms. Kirsi Varsa
                 Last names Pb-Z: Ms. Meagan Elliot

School-Based Mental Health Counselor: 
Rosie Bancroft

Lakshmi Palaniappan
(425) 837-5710

What do Middle School Counselors Do?
Counselors at Pine Lake Middle School are committed to helping students maximize all of the benefits of their middle school experience. To this end, counselors provide an array of support services and guidance for students and their families. Frequently, counselors serve as a communication link for students, parents, teachers and administrators on a variety of issues, including:
  • Consult with individual students to support academic achievement and personal well-being
  • Work with administrators and classroom teachers to develop strategies for at-risk students
  • Assist 8th grade students in making a successful transition to high school and help 5th grade students and parents have a great transition to PLMS
  • Provide an opportunity for students to talk through their concerns and help resolve issues with teachers, peers and family members
  • Support students and their families during times of crisis
  • And MUCH more!!!!

Hello Pine Lake Families!!

The PLMS counselors miss you and hope you are staying healthy! Each week we send out our counselor wellness newsletter via Skyward, and  you can also read it HERE. Please remember that we are only an email away should you wish to contact your counselor directly.  Pine Lake Counselors' office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11am, but you are welcome and encouraged to reach out anytime and we will get back with you quickly.  Even though we are all at home, we are still HERE for you! 
Be well,
Kristen Brittain (A-Ho)
Kirsi Varsa (Hp-Pa)
Meagan Elliot (Pb-Z)
Rosie Bancroft, Swedish Mental Health Counselor
If you or a loved one are in crisis, contact the SUICIDE PREVENTION LINE at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text CONNECT to 741741. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Archived Counselor Newsletters

Issue #5--Hope is the Thing with Feathers
Issue #6--The power of a positive mindset
Issue #7-- 'Sisu' begins where perseverance ends

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