My name is Kim Pulliam, and I absolutely love working as the school counselor at Aspen Elementary.
I’ve received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and my Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling. I am a New Mexico licensed Pre K-12 school counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the NBCC. Every day, I strive to help create and maintain a safe and supportive school environment where students can do their best to learn both academic and life-lessons.
Some of the services that I am able to provide as a school counselor at Aspen are:
- Classroom Instruction
- Weekly Small Groups
- Crisis Interventions at School
- Academic supports for struggling students through the Student Assistance Team (SAT) process
- Connecting students and families to local resources
- Providing some necessities for students, such as school supplies and various winter clothing
Please always feel free to contact me with questions or concerns regarding your child at:
PLEASE NOTE: The school counseling system provides students with short-term emotional and social support in order for them to be able to learn in their classrooms. If a student struggles with ongoing, mental health issues, the school counselor is not a sufficient replacement for a personal therapist or psychologist.
My recommended site to find local mental health providers and resources: http://losalamosmentalhealth.org/
Click the Clever link above to access many programs. Sign in using your student’s Google account.
Other website links
Digital Readworks: www.readworks.org/student
Eureka Math, Parent Support: https://greatminds.org/math/parents
Zearn Math for K-5 (Eureka): https://www.zearn.org/
Conscious discipline for Parents: https://consciousdiscipline.com/about/parents/
|Club Name||Grades||Location||Time||Days||Description||Sponsor||Sign permission||Contact|
|Reading Club||All grades||Library||7:30 am - 8:05 am||Monday - Friday||Aspen's library is open to early arrival students eery day from 7:30 am - 8:05 am. Students are welcome to read and enjoy books quietly on their own or listen to the librarian read picture books or early chapter books aloud. Starts on 9/3.||Mr. Lloyd||Nofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Art Club||All grades||Art Room||7:30 am - 8:05 am||Monday, Thursday and Friday||Art Club is an opportunity for students to explore their own creative endeavors. A variety of materials will be provided for student use. This is also a time for students to work on art projects if needed or make up any work missed in art class. Starts on 9/3.||Ms. Williams||Noemail@example.com|
|Tiger Choir||4th - 6th grades||Music Room||7:30 am - 8:05 am||Wednesday||Join the Tiger Choir and have fun singing different songs in different languages. Keep Singing!||Mr. Lucero||Yesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Aspen Makers Club||3rd - 6th grades||Aspen Makerspace Room||7:30 am - 8:05 am||Monday and Thursday||Come explore, create, and invent. We are searching for community volunteer to assist Mr. Guider. Starts 10/14||Mr. Guider||Yesemail@example.com|
|Early Birds Care||All grades||Varies||7:30 am - 8:05 am||Monday - Friday||We understand that some parents have jobs that require they be at work early and therefore the school start time can present a hardship. At Aspen, we are alleviating the hardship for parents required to be at work by 8 AM or earlier. We have hired staff to monitor children either on the playground or in the dining hall, depending on weather and room availability. Please complete application. A donation of $20/month is requested. Please use Aspen's online school fees portal. Starts on 9/3.||Mrs. Altherr||Yesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Improv Club||6th grade||2nd Floor||3:20 pm - 4:30 pm||Thursday||Improv can improve critical thinking and communication skills by quick recall and response. It can help with poise, awareness of others, and the ability to publicly speak. Improv is challenging, yet fun! Starts 9/26.||Ms. Kroesche||Yesemail@example.com|
|Safety Patrol||5th and 6th grades||Room 207B||Lunchtime||Thursday||Safety patrol creates responsible and respectful citizens. Fundamentals of leadership, teamwork and citizenship are taught. Students use these skills by keeping he school safe and taking part in community programs.||Mr. Church||Yesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Zumba Kids||4th - 6th grades||Dining Hall||3:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Tuesday||Develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part life! Start on 9/17.||Mrs. Trujillo-Garcia||Yesemail@example.com|
|Magic The Gathering Club||4th - 6th grades||Room 213||3:30 pm - 5:00 pn||Thursday||Magic the Gathering. A complex game that can stump computers. Use skills learned in class to play the game after school.||Mr. Minium||Yesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Girls on the Run||3rd - 6th grades||Running Track||TBD||TBD||Girls on the Run is a girl-power running club for 3rd-6th grade girls. Come learn how to be more joyful, healthy and confident and train to run a 5K race by the end of our 10 weeks together! Starts 9/23.||Mrs. Rolfe||Yesemail@example.com|
|Math Counts||5th and 6th grades||Room 223||12:00 pm - 1:30 pm||Wednesday||Math counts is for students that love to tackle challenging math problems and looking at them from different approaches. Students learn to not only solve problems on their own, but also how to work with others. The students will participate in a district competition and those that qualify will continue to the state level. Students should bring their lunch to eat. Starts on 10/16.||Mrs. Fortson, Ms. Bowman and Ms. Young||Yesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Odyssey of the Mind||Auditions||Room 125||Monday and Thursday, 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm||Monday, Thursday, and Saturday||Odyssey of the MInd is the worlds largest creative problem solving competition. It is student-driven and combines fine arts with STEM. While students are challenged in a variety of tasks they will also work on their perseverance and team-building. It is not for the faint of heart because the commitment requires both your time and energy. Auditions 9/19 and 26.||Ms. Daley and Mr. Allen||Yesemail@example.com|
|K-Club||1st - 6th grades||Dining Hall||Monday||3:20 pm - 4:15 pm||Involvement in K-Kids provides the opportunity to develop self-esteem, leadership skills, morals and standards and respect for others. This program involves elementary students, their parents, teachers and Kiwanis members in developing a character education opportunity as well as exposure to the concepts of community service and service learning. Start date TBD.||Kiwanis: Mr. Casperson and Ms. S. Allen||Yesfirstname.lastname@example.org|