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Kathie Ketcham
School Counselor

Kathie Ketcham
School Counselor

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Contact Information
Kathie Ketcham
Work: (949) 234-5976
Days: M, T, e/o F.
Hours: 7:30 am-3:00 pm
 
WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE!
Hello Castille Families! Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year.  I hope you had a wonderful and restful summer despite all of the changes and difficulties that our kiddos are facing right now! This is an unprecedented and unique time for all of us.  But as a reminder, as your  school counselor I'm here  to work with ALL students and am here to assist you and your child in any way I can. This is my 11th year as a school counselor and my 7th year at Castille.   This school year, I'll continue to teach  K-5 Second Step lessons. More information can be found on my the right side of this page. I'll also be delivering other classroom lesson topics as needed. These will be based on a student and parent needs assessment which will come out soon. I'll be running small psychoeducational intervention groups based on our needs assessment,  on various topics, and  providing individual counseling, parent consultations and outside community resource referrals as needed.  As always I am available to email or talk during the school day.  Please contact me with any concerns or question. I'm here for you and your student!
A Little about Me

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A Little about Me

MEET MURPHY!

MEET MURPHY!

Murph doodMurphy is a trained and certified AKC registered therapy dog. He is also a San Diego Humane Society Canine Ambassador. Murphy loves everyone he meets!  He's wonderful at deescalating kids in distress, serves as a great motivator for kids and as a gentle therapy pet for them in times of stress or crisis. 
EXCEPTIONS TO CONFIDENTIALITY

EXCEPTIONS TO CONFIDENTIALITY

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CUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

CUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

School Counseling Vision Statement
As the school counselor at Castille Elementary, I believe:
All students can achieve academic, personal and social success in school.
Educational opportunities and higher-level achievement and access  should be provided for all students Inclusion, support and high expectations for all students, regardless of their different learning styles, language or development. 
The importance of our students' success and achievement in all three areas: academic, career and personal/social. Providing a safe learning  environment  where all students can feel respected and understood and where kindness and compassion are daily taught. School counselors that utilize consistent  data-driven and informed practice to ensure equity for all students following a multi-tiered system of support. School counselors that are accountable by following  the American School Counseling Association's ethical guidelines and standards.
Collaboration within the school counseling program and including school and community stakeholders to ensure we are  working to support and meet our goals for student achievement.
 
All students at Castille Elementary School will have access to social-emotional, academic and career supports to help them achieve their fullest educational potential and become respectful, responsible, caring, kind and productive citizens.
 
School Counseling Mission Statement
The school counseling mission at Castille Elementary is to ensure that all students, in collaboration with a caring staff and in partnership with families, will have access  to a comprehensive, data-driven  school counseling program that will  address social-emotional, academic and career development needs. As school counselors, we advocate and strive to ensure equity for  all students so they can have the support and skills they need to find success and achieve their full potential in a diverse and changing world. 

Counselor's Corner

Parents and Caregivers, please join us for our 2022-2023 parenting course series offered on Zoom.
Courses are offered in English or Spanish.
These courses are tailored to the community so present needs can be discussed during classes. 
 
ENGLISH COURSE: Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm. Dates: November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 18, 15, 22.
TOPICS:
Session 1: The Active Parent
Session 2: Cooperation & Communication
Session 3: Responsibility & Discipline
Session 4: Building Courage & Self Esteem
Session 5: Understanding & Redirecting Misbehavior
Session 6: Active Parenting for School & Graduation
Session 7: Putting it All Together & Q&A
CONTACT/RSVP: Jaqueline-Sanchez@olivecrest.org  or 657-232-6659
 
SPANISH COURSE: Jueves 5:30-7:30pm. Fechas: Octubre 13, 20, 27 & Noviembre 3, 10, 17.
AGENDA:
Sesion 1: El padre active
Sesion2: Cooperacion y comunicacion
Sesion 3: Responsabilidad y disciplina
Sesion 4: Desarrollar el valor y la autoestima
Sesion 5: Comprension y redireccion de la mala conducta
Sesion 6: Crianza active para la escuela y la graduacion
CONTACTE A/ RSVP: nadia-huq@olivecrest.org or 675-622-4176
 

Parenting Series
Parents and Caregivers, please join us for our 2022-2023 parenting course series offered on Zoom.
Courses are offered in English or Spanish.
These courses are tailored to the community so present needs can be discussed during classes. 
 
ENGLISH COURSE: Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm. Dates: November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 18, 15, 22.
TOPICS:
Session 1: The Active Parent
Session 2: Cooperation & Communication
Session 3: Responsibility & Discipline
Session 4: Building Courage & Self Esteem
Session 5: Understanding & Redirecting Misbehavior
Session 6: Active Parenting for School & Graduation
Session 7: Putting it All Together & Q&A
CONTACT/RSVP: Jaqueline-Sanchez@olivecrest.org  or 657-232-6659
 
SPANISH COURSE: Jueves 5:30-7:30pm. Fechas: Octubre 13, 20, 27 & Noviembre 3, 10, 17.
AGENDA:
Sesion 1: El padre active
Sesion2: Cooperacion y comunicacion
Sesion 3: Responsabilidad y disciplina
Sesion 4: Desarrollar el valor y la autoestima
Sesion 5: Comprension y redireccion de la mala conducta
Sesion 6: Crianza active para la escuela y la graduacion
CONTACTE A/ RSVP: nadia-huq@olivecrest.org or 675-622-4176
 

Active Parenting Series Fliers

English & Spanish
Active Parenting Series Fliers

WE ARE RAMPED!
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Castille Elementary is a Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program. Thank you to our school community for the support to make this possible!
 
CUSD Insider Article: Read HERE
What is ASCA? Read HERE
What is RAMP? Read HERE
ABOUT SECOND STEP
The elementary years bring exciting new challenges and opportunities. It’s the prime time to nurture social and emotional awareness and skills for learning. The research-based Second Step program includes everything needed to make it easy for teachers to integrate social-emotional learning into their classrooms, which decreases problem behaviors and increases whole-school success by promoting self-regulation, safety, and support." Second Step Website
Second Step will be taught monthly in K-5 classrooms. 
 
The schedule will be posted as it becomes available.
  • Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70
  • 1st Grade: SSPI FAMI LY71
  • 2nd Grade: SSP2 FAMI LY72
  • 3rd Grade: SSP3 FAMI LY73
  • 4th Grade: SSP4 FAMI LY74
  • 5th Grade: SSP5 FAMI LY75
 
 
SECOND STEP ANTIBULLYING CURRICULUM
Students will learn how to:
•    Recognize when bullying is happening, report bullying to a caring adult, and refuse to let bullying happen
•    Be a bystander who helps stop bullying
•     Support someone being bullied by standing up for that person and being kind and inclusive
•    Recognize, report, and refuse cyber bullying when they see or know about it happeningsecond step

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ELEMENTARY RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES
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MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORT
Multi Tiered System of Support

School counselors provide a multi-tiered system of support that is data driven and evaluated. 
 
Tier 1: Classroom lessons (All Students)
Tier 2: Small group counseling (some students)
Tier 3: Individual Interventions- individual counseling and outside referrals (few students)
PROMISE TO TALK: LET'S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
 
LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR RESOURCES
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PAST, CURRENT AND UPCOMING WEBINARS
 
CONDITIONS OF CHILDREN REPORT
The 26th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County studies four interdependent focus areas: Good Health, Economic Well-Being, Educational Achievement and Safe Homes and Communities. Each focus area includes the most recent data for indicators to assess improving or worsening trends over 10 years and help identify potential areas to be addressed to ensure all Orange County children thrive.
 
CA PARENT AND YOUTH HELPLINE
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STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOL REFUSAL AND ANXIETY
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CSUF FREE TUTORING!
The College of Education at California State University, Fullerton has created a free virtual tutoring program for 1st-12th grade. This tutoring program includes math, science, language arts, and social studies. In addition, the program has tutors who can tutor students who are taking high school Spanish or French, and students who are participating in dual immersion programs. Please use this link to sign up for a date, time, and subject area. Schedule Here