Open houses are a great way to inform parents and students about your elementary counseling program
My 3 schools usually have their open houses on the same day and I have to rotate schools each year. This leaves two of my buildings with out a “counselor presence”.
In order to take reach more students and parents, I created a Meet Your School Counselor Poster for each building and added my Elementary Counseling Brochure. (Click on the links to read more about them and to grab the free downloads to create your own!)
In addition to the poster, I also borrowed the idea to create a Counseling Supply Wishlist from Andrea from JYJ Counselor. (Click here to see her original post). I tweaked it a bit and printed on Post-Its. (Printing on Post-Its is really cool, check it out this free printable here.)
I chose to ask for things I seem to never have enough of (Kleenex, stickers, & board games). I’ve never met an elementary counselor that had too many stickers 😉
I’m not sure how well received my wish list will be or if anything will come of it…but I did have a student (whom I didn’t know) come up to me and say, “Hey your our counselor and you love Bottlecaps!”
How did your open house go this year? Share what you do you do to promote your counseling program in the comments below!