Elementary Guidance Counselor

The elementary years are a time when your child begins to develop his or her academic self-concept and his or her feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when your child develops and acquires attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups, and family. They are in the process of becoming the person who God has intended and created them to become. As the elementary school counselor, my goal is to be available to you and your child and to provide services and resources that will help and encourage you and your child. I am here to partner with the families of Wesleyan Christian Academy to help our elementary students develop into wonderful Godly young people. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.

As your child's elementary school counselor, I am here to help in any way possible.  I look forward every year to sharing information that will help you and your child during these formative years. Please feel free to contact me any time with questions or concerns you may have. My office is always open to you and to your student.

Patsy Griffin
Elementary / Middle School Guidance Counselor
pgriffin@wcatrojans.org
(336) 884-3333 x234

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Dennis Rainey

Dennis Rainey is president, CEO and cofounder of FamilyLife, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ. Since the organization began in 1976, Dennis' vibrant stewardship has enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry that offers families blueprints for living godly lives.

Dennis has written and co-written more than a dozen books including Staying Close, which was selected in 1990 as the outstanding book on marriage and family. He has also received two Golden Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He also serves as the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series®.

Plugged In Online

Plugged In Online is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Through our reviews, articles and discussions, we hope to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."

Helping Families Thrive

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry that helps build thriving marriages that reflect God’s design, and equips parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles. They come alongside families as a guide to everyday, real issues by responding at their point of need with relevance, excellence and grace; protecting and helping them guard themselves from the harmful influences of culture; teaching about God and His beautiful design for the family; and mobilizing and equipping families to reach out beyond themselves to impact the lives of others.

Focus provides practical help for families through our 1-800 Family Help line, counseling, various websites, radio and Internet broadcasts, forums and blogs, magazines, audio and video resources, books, and other print resources, E-newsletters, programs and events, community outreach efforts, and partnerships.