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Guidance - Lower School

Welcome to the Lower School Guidance page. Lower School students are provided with a counselor for age-appropriate issues. Below outlines some of the standing topics covered. Should you need additional information not found on these pages, Contact Us here.

Lower School Counseling

Lower School Counselor, Patty Gobin, reaches out to students in Pre-K through fourth grade and works with children individually and in small groups. Mrs. Gobin discusses a variety of topics with students as well as offering the following programs.

  • Monthly Book Club called "What's the Issue" where a children's book is read and topics such as worry, anger, friendship are discussed as a group
  • Divorce Support Group for Children of Divorce
  • One-on-ones with children and/or their parents on concerning issues

Guidance Counselor Contacts

Patty Gobin

Patty Gobin

LS Counselor
PCA Plano, Lower School

Monthly Guidance Topics

September

Respect

Bullying vs. teasing and appropriate response. Respect for self and others, introduce concept of empathy.

October

Responsibility

Dependable, reliable, organized. Drug Awareness/Red Ribbon Week Individual Awareness

November

Making Choices

Using God's Word to guide every choice. Being able to use common sense and good judgement to everyday problems as well as difficult situations.

December

Compassion

Empathy, kindness, sharing, generosity. Communication skills.

January

Determination

Focus on finding solutions to problems, how to ask for help as well as who/where to turn. Ability to realize needs of self and others.

February

Friendship

God's plan for importance of friends through trust and caring; Teamwork, positive attitude; Cross-cultural effectiveness; Self concepts

March

Effort

Always being accountable to God. Doing the right thing when others aren't looking. Motivation to achieve.

April

Career Exploration

Discover individual strengths as well as areas in which to grow. Explore future careers and areas of personal strengths.

May

Flexibility

Focus on compromise. Managing change. Following God's plan for our lives.