From Mrs. Goodhue...
I am the School Social Worker for Fifth Street Elementary School. My main goal is to improve communications between school and home, and to help students feel good about themselves and their success in school.
I work with students in all grades at Fifth Street School. I meet with students who are having problems or difficulties at school. These problems or difficult situations may include: divorce, retention, low self-esteem, poor self-control, behavior problems, academic limitations, disabilities, or social and emotional concerns. Students may be referred to me by their teachers, the principal, their parents, or by themselves. My sessions with students can vary from just once during the school year to once each week throughout much of the school year.
Besides helping students, I also try to help parents. I am happy to meet with parents at school at a time that is convenient for you. If you have problems or concerns that you think I can help with, please do not hesitate to contact me. If needed, I can also assist you in receiving help for your children through other professionals or agencies outside of school.
Fifth Street Elementary school will be implementing our school-wide Positive Behavior Support program for the fifth year. We will also continue to focus on the strengths of all students through The Leader In Me and The 7 Habits of Healthy Kids.
It is my goal to improve the services I provide, so please offer suggestions or ideas that may help meet that goal. If I can be of any help, please feel free to call Fifth Street School anytime.
Thank you for your time and have a great year!