Hafa Adai! My name is Marie Babauta Balbin and I am the School Guidance Counselor. My goal is to help your child have an academically, socially, and emotionally fulfilling experience this year. My services include visiting classrooms, working with small groups, and meeting individually in developing positive character, and self-concept which assist your child achieve academic success. This year, we have a behavior matrix that highlights “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe,” in all areas of the school which the faculty, staff, and myself will be reinforcing. It is through our school’s continued commitment to your child’s education, and “Parent Involvement,” that are key assets in achieving our school’s mission. I would like to highlight tidbits of “Parent Involvement”: 1) Please check daily homework folders, and communicate with your child’s teacher, 2) Children need “Fun Time,” but it’s best to set limits by setting rules and being consistent with your rules. Please continue to talk to your child about the school rules. Working together as a team, will help us achieve a positive learning environment, thus increasing academic success. I look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions or concerns, I can be found in Room 15.
Marie Babauta Balbin