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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Welcome back!!! I am your child’s school counselor.  This is my second year with the Bethlehem Area School District and I am very excited to begin working with all of the wonderful students at James Buchanan Elementary School!  I have previously worked as a school counselor in the Catasauqua Area School District and the Salisbury Township School District and as a mentor for the Center for Humanistic Change.

Did you know that elementary counselors……

  • Teach classroom guidance lessons on a variety of topics?
  • Meet with individual students as needed and maintain confidentiality?
  • Meet with small groups of children with similar concerns?
  • Consult with teachers and assist them in meeting individual student needs?
  • Coordinate referrals to school and community agencies?

Guidance services are available to all parents and guardians and their children.  Please feel free to call me if you have a concern or a question. I can be reached in the Guidance Office at (610)865-1766 ext. 61912.  I look forward to getting to know you and your child. Best wishes for a fabulous school year!!!


Mrs. Holly Pasko, M.Ed

****A Spanish version of this letter is available upon request.