Hello and welcome to a new school year! I want to introduce myself. My name is Katelyn Welch and I am the new school counselor at New Bridge School and will be working with your child this year.
First, I wanted to take a moment to tell you a few things about me. I was born and raised in Utah and love all that this amazing state has to offer! I attended Weber State University, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies, minoring in Child Development. Shortly after graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree I decided to go back to school to obtain a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. I have been married to my husband, Marc for 4 years, who is also an educator.
This is my first year as a school counselor, and I consider myself lucky to be able to pursue my passion, Elementary School Counseling. As the School Counselor, I work with students, teachers, support staff, parents/guardians, and members of the community. I strive to create a positive learning environment for all students!
As the school counselor, I am the coordinator for the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance program at New Bridge which is closely aligned with the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) program. I am also the facilitator of the PBIS program. This means that New Bridge counseling interventions provide a school wide support system for each student, while also focusing on school wide positive behaviors. This intervention is provided through weekly lessons for grades K-5 and bi-weekly lessons for 6th Grade.
Each month, New Bridge will focus on a different PBIS skill through both lessons and as our focus for the Student of the Month. The skill for September is Citizenship, and in October the focus will be on Respect. I also work closely with our Weber Mental Health therapist, Ms. Bahm. Parents and/or guardians can contact me if they would like their child to see Ms. Bahm.
If you have any questions about how I can help your child succeed or for other information in regards to my program, please feel free to contact me.
Office Phone Number: 801-737-8105
Katelyn Welch, MSC
Individual Student Issues • Concerns about Mood • Stress/Worry
Please contact Mrs. Welch at 801-737-8105 if you wish for your student to receive counseling or therapy services beyond what is provided in the classroom.
Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training
Prevent Child Abuse Utah, a non-profit organization has been approved by the Utah Board of Education for parents and adults working with youth as mandated in HB 286 to provide a Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training Program to parents of elementary students.
PCAU HB 286 Utah Child Abuse Online Prevention Training Instructions
Click Link: https://pcau.enspark.com/
1. Select Register
2. Complete Registration
3. Parents/Caregivers select I am a Parent of a Student from the registration drop down box in order to access the parent course
3. Click Register Button
4. Click Launch Course
5. There will be a Certificate of Completion issued at the end of the course that the user can print or download as a PDF.
Each month, New Bridge will focus on a different PBIS skill through both lessons and as our focus for the Student of the Month.
Here are the Student of the Month skills for the beginning of the year:
|October: Respect & Safety|
|November: Caring & Gratitude|
|January: Responsibility & Dedication|
Mrs. Welch also works closely with our Weber Mental Health therapist, Ms Bahm. Parents and/or guardians can contact Mrs. Welch at 801-737-8105 or by email. See link above.
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