Ms. T. Smith
Elementary Counselor
Grades Kinder - 3rd

Upcoming Events/ News
Resources / Assistance


(Grades 3, 4, and 6) - May 8, 2017
5th Grade Retakes

(Grades 3,4,and 6) - May 9, 2017
5th Grade Retakes

(Grade 5) - May 10, 2017

May 11, 2017

Lunch Bunch Groups

Would you like your child to be in one of our lunch bunch groups? Its an awesome opportunity for students to socialize and get to know students that are in the same grade level as them. We would love for your child to join us!  For more details, please contact myself or your student's homeroom teacher.

Kinder Lunch Bunch

If you would like for your Kinder student to participate in Lunch Bunch to make new friends, learn social skills, and have a good time, contact your child's teacher or myself. We would love for your child to join in on the fun!

"Distinguished Dragons"
Mentor Program

Our last scheduled meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, May 2,2017. If you have any questions, please give me a call.


Speakers from The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be at Deretchin on Friday, May 19, 2017

 - Tri - County Services
 Child & Adolescent Mental Health
   Crisis # 1-800-659-6994

 - Montgomery County Youth Services

- Montgomery County Women's Center

 - Sam Houston State University Community     
     Counseling Clinic

Character Trait of the Month
A School Counselor
Our Character Trait for the month of May / June: Fairness

Students who practice fairness are:
...careful mined

Being fair means knowing both sides of the story.
Being fair means treating others like you want to be treated.
Being fair means following the rules at home and at school.

Quote of the Month

"The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children."

- Marian Wright Edelman

Home & School Connection

Anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and / or fear.

Here are a few tips for dealing with an anxious child:

  • Genuinely accept your child's concerns
  • Patiently encourage your child to approach a feared situation one step at a time until it becomes familiar and manageable
  • Build your child's personal strengths
  • Allow and encourage your child to do things on their own
  • Try not to pass your own fears onto your child
What does a school counselor do?

An Elementary School Counselor provides:

School Guidance Curriculum
  -A comprehensive program that promotes knowledge and skills in three content areas: academic achievement, career development and personal/social growth

Individual & Small Group Counseling
  -Ongoing activities designed to help individual and small groups of students to establish personal goals and develop future plans

Responsive Services
-Includes: consultation, individual/small group counseling, crisis response, referrals, peer mediation

System Support   
-Professional development, collaboration, program management and operation

A little information about myself:
It is my honor and privilege to work with your children on a daily basis.  My philosophy in counseling is making sure that the needs of every child is met.  This will be my 18th year in Education and 5th year at Deretchin.  I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Houston-Downton in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Speech Communications.  I obtained my Master's Degree from Prarie View A&M University in Counseling. During  my time off, I write for my brother's magazine, am Executive - Producer for his talk show, and enjoy doing voice-overs for several organizations. I am also a volunteer facilitator at The Grief Resource Center. As your school Counselor, I am dedicated to helping all students with everything from problem solving, understanding feelings, making friends, doing their best in school,  and making good choices for the future.  Counseling at Deretchin Elementary is based upon giving students the tools to be successful in school with the goal of those skills being carried over into the life long learning in all avenues including academics, personal and social.

I know this will be the best school year yet!
If ever you need anything for your child, yourself or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me !


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Conroe, Texas 77304
(936) 709-7752

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