Phone: 706-796-4972 Option 4
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in School Counseling K-12
Mrs. Tabitha Ellison-Meet the Counselor
My name is Mrs. Tabitha Ellison and I am the school counselor at Rollins Elementary. I am excited to begin my third school year with the Rollins family. I work with every student in their classroom, in small groups, and/or individually.
For small group counseling, I will send home a permission form that lets parents know what the topic is, what will be covered, and the goals of the group. Parents have the option of allowing their child to participate or declining the invitation to the small group.
For classroom-based counseling, teachers sign-up for units based on what he/she thinks the students need most. Common topics include: college and career readiness, self-esteem, making and keeping friends, positive school behaviors, and bullying.
To receive individual counseling, a student is referred by their parent, teacher, or principal. Students can also request to see me. Students come to my office to talk about things that impact their learning at school, such as friendships, study skills, and self-esteem. In my office, students can feel free to talk about what worries them and to ask questions.
My goal is to help your child be successful both academically and socially through scheduled classroom, small group, and if needed one-on-one counseling opportunities. The goal is to serve as a resource for your child throughout the school year.
If you have any questions or concerns about this letter please contact me by phone at (706)796-4972 ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I am happy to work with you to make your child’s time at Rollins great!
Mrs. Tabitha Ellison
"Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people's lives."
— Michelle Obama
College and Career Fair
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
As always, we thank you for partnering with Rollins Elementary School and appreciate your dedication to our students. We look forward to your help in making this a rewarding and engaging College and Career Fair.
RAK Kindness Week: February 11 - 14
Theme: Kind Hearts Create Caring Communities
As you can see from our schedule for the week every day has a theme. Parents were encouraged to point out kind acts you see others perform in real life, and in books or movies. Parents were also urged to help their child complete the random acts of kindness challenge on the back of a letter that week home explaining the nightly theme.
The Students of Character Mentoring Club were on the lookout for students completing random acts of kindness. They rewarded those students with a kindness coin. Every staff member was also presented a kindness card. This was a follow-up to World Kindness Day in October when all staff members were presented clipboard, “awesome” card, and sweet treat. Students of Character Mentoring Club were also featured on RCSS webpage.
Monday, February 11: Thank a Family Member
Tuesday, February 12: Thank a Neighbor
Wednesday, February 13: Thank a School Staff Member
Thursday, February 14: Thank a Veteran-“Hearts for Hero’s”
Help us spread kindness and every week!
Rollins Peer Tutors-Bullpup Buddies
Peer tutoring is a strategy that uses students as tutors. The student pairs might work on academic, social, behavioral, functional, or even social skills.
Peer Tutoring Model-Cross-Age Peer Tutoring
Young students are paired with older students. The older student is there to model good behavioral, functional, adaptive, or social skills. Our first and second graders were chosen by our administrators to receive tutoring services from our fourth and fifth grade peer tutors. The schedule consist of three morning work periods and two Specials times for the least interference of peer tutor academics.
Second Grade-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
First Grade- Monday, Wednesday
1:00-1:30 (Tutors Special timeframe)
National School Counselor Week
Students of Character Mentoring Club
What is the Students of character Mentor Club?
• The club is for 5th grade students who want to make a positive difference at Rollins Elementary.
• Students will be assigned one grade level to work with for the year.
•Students will find ways to make their assigned grade level feel welcome and special at school.
• Students meet during recess, P.E. and lunch. Typically, this is once every 2-3 weeks, but it will depend on what the club members need to complete their projects.
*Students are also training in conflict resolution strategies to assist the counselor in student mediation.
In addition to welcoming new students and assisting in an assigned grade level, Mentors work on a service project(s) in conjunction with the Counselor.
* September-assembling and distributing “Be a Lifesaver” Suicide Awareness Pamphlets
-Vehicle Day-Hospitality Cart, Hospitality Day
* October-Grand Opening Rollins Food Pantry Dedication Ambassadors
* November-World Kindness Day- distributed-clipboard, “awesome” card, and sweet treat to every staff member (lunch, custodial, teacher, office, etc.)
* December-Toys for Tots- leading the efforts to secure donations for toys.
5th Grade Students of Character Mentoring Group (SOC)
“BE A SUPERHERO…LIFE IS YOUR JOURNEY, TRAVEL DRUG FREE!”
Monday 22nd: “Superheroes Team Up Against Drugs!”& Pledge Day
Wear your favorite college T-shirt/Jersey. Show everyone that you are too smart for drugs! Students sign the red ribbon pledge on this sheet.
Tuesday 23rd: UNITY DAY-“Orange” you glad to be Drug & Bully Free, Superheroes are”!
Wear orange to show we are together against bullying and UNITED for kindness, acceptance an inclusion.
Wednesday 24th: “Put a Cap on Drugs!”
Wear your favorite hat to school to let everyone know that you are helping put a cap on drugs!
Thursday 25th:“Be a HERO, say “KAPOW” to Drugs!”
Wear your favorite superhero t-shirt.
Friday 26th:“POW, BAM, BOOM, Sock it to Drugs”
Wear your favorite crazy socks and sock it to Drugs!
Monday 29th t: Stomp out Drugs!
Wear your best stomping boots to show support for stomping out drug use!
Tuesday 30st: “Superheroes are ready to live a Drug Free Life-wear RED from head to toe!!”
Wear red in support of Red Ribbon Week and to show that you support being drug-free.
Wednesday 31st Say Boo to Drugs
Wear orange and black or your favorite Halloween shirt say “boo” to drugs.
School Classroom Cape Parade
RED RIBBON WEEK CAPE CONTEST WINNERS
Ms. Prophet's Class PK-2nd
Mrs. Jones' Class 3rd-5th
Vehicle Day-September 28th RAIN DATE October 5th
Vehicle Day is to promote career awareness among our students and give them an opportunity to “touch a truck” and learn about the career options available to them. The students had time to walk around and view each vehicle and ask any questions.