Greetings, Steam Engine Families!

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We are so happy to see all of the smiling faces coming in the door each day. The building is buzzing with excitement and, as your school counselors, we are thrilled to be part of that energy. This year, Chris Yung Elementary School will continue to focus on mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.  By incorporating mindfulness into our classroom guidance lessons, we hope to improve students’ self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. In turn, we are hoping to foster a kind, caring, and calm community. We are excited to continue our work on mindfulness.

In addition to conducting classroom counseling lessons, school counselors can work with your child on an individual or small group basis.  Referring your child for individual or group counseling at CYES is easy!  Simply email Dr. McClurg or Ms. Poore and let us know how we can help your child.  Students can self-refer by writing a note and placing it in the counselors' referral mailbox or by telling their teacher they wish to see the counselor. Small group counseling begins in October. Some of the small groups we offer throughout the year include communication skills, work habits, emotion management, friendship, grief, changing families, self-esteem and more!

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!!

Dr. Laurie McClurg (Monday through Friday) - mcclurlm@pwcs.edu

Ms. Trish Poore (available Monday through Friday) - poorepb@pwcs.edu