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Welcome

Brookvale Families,

My name is Ms. Tanaka and this is my fourth year as Brookvale's School Counselor. I want to share my excitement but also provide some insight on how I will help our families navigate this familiar yet new experience this year.

Some things to note:

  • It is normal for your child to feel a mix of emotions at the start of the new school year. Many students feel excited, nervous, worried, and anxious. Remember that we are in this together and are here to support.

  • I care deeply about each and every one of my students. It is my goal to work closely with your student’s teacher, our principal Mrs. Elliott, and parents to help ensure the best academic and socio-emotional outcomes.

  • We will face challenges, successes, frustrations, and joys together this year. Through it all, remember that I am a resource for your student(s).

  • I will be following the same daily sanitation protocols as your classroom teachers to help maintain healthy practices while on campus.

This school year, it is my goal to support your student's academic and socio-emotional development. I will do this by working with your student's teacher to provide socio-emotional lessons, short term counseling with parent consent, as well as connecting families with outside resources.

School Counseling information will continue to be shared through the Brookvale newsletter, online communication platforms, as well as through your classroom teacher.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with your family this year.

With gratitude and excitement,

Ms. Tanaka

updated 10/11/2021