Counselor's Corner
     Follow Your Arrow

     Office Phone: 281-641-2107


    Ms. Vandenbrook and Lila  

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    I'd love to hear from you!

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     NBCC Board Certified Counselor

    National Certified Counselor is the premier certification for the counseling profession. NCCs have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling. They are competent in skills such as human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group counseling, career counseling, assessment, research and program evaluation, and professional counseling.


    2017 CREST AWARD

    (Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas)
    CREST Award February 2018
    In 2005, Texas School Counselor Association began a program called CREST to recognize schools with outstanding counseling programs. This year, 70 schools will be recognized for excellence in school counseling. CREST​ stands for C​ounselors R​einforcing E​xcellence for Students in T​exas. Schools receiving CREST ​awards have demonstrated a commitment using the school guidance and counseling program to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains. The Texas School Counseling Association is proud to announce CREST ​winners for the 2017-2018 school year. Mrs. TJ Hall, Pine Forest Principal, and Jennifer Vandenbrook, Pine Forest Counselor, received this award for the third consecutive year at the TSCA CREST Awards dinner in February.
    CREST​ is a continuous improvement document that gives a school counseling program an opportunity to demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to obtaining results. CREST​ helps counselors to evaluate their counseling programs, promote their programs to the stakeholders in their districts, demonstrate the effectiveness of their guidance and counseling programs through empirical means, and to implement the Texas and National models for school counseling programs. 
    CREST​ looks at the counseling program in seven areas: Principal’s Support, School Counseling Advisory Council, School Climate and Safety, Student Results, Major Achievements, Community Partnerships and Resources and Parent Collaboration. The guidance support team prepares a document that highlights these areas and communicates just what the counseling program is doing to help students succeed. These documents are sent to reviewers throughout the state of Texas to be judged according to pre-set standards of excellence. 
    Congratulations to Pine Forest Elementary ​for being one of a group of only 70 schools from across the state to win the CREST Award for Counseling Excellence for 2017.

    Rhosine Fleming Award
    Elementary School Counselor of the Year
    Elementary School Counselor of the Year

     CREST Award

    (Counselors Reinforcing Excellence
    for Students in Texas)
    2016 Award

    Pine Forest Elementary was one of sixty-two schools in the state of Texas that received this award from the Texas School Counseling Association.  Mrs. Hall, our principal, will attend a special reception with me in Arlington in February to receive this special honor!  

    2017 CREST Award

     (Matt Smith, Affective Coordinator for Humble ISD and Lesa Pritchard, Director of Counseling and Behavioral Services for Humble ISD)

    Counselor Week Photo  

    2015 Award 


    On Monday, February 1st, the counseling program at our school was awarded a special honor at the Texas School Counseling Association Conference in Dallas, Texas.  Ninety-Five schools in the state of Texas received this distinguished honor.  I'm proud to say that Pine Forest Elementary was one of two schools in Humble ISD that received a CREST Award!   


    TJ Hall, PFE PrincipalJennifer Vandenbrook, PFE CounselorLesa Pritchard, Director of Counseling and Behavioral Services


    Our official CREST banner for our school!
     CREST Marquee

    Sweet Message on the Marquee!  

    Thank you to all the staff of PFE for this honor!  :)


    PFE Panthers  

    STAAR Pep Rally

    The Staff of PFE performed a


    for the 3rd - 5th graders on April 15th!



    Pine Forest Elementary students and staff participated in the 2015 - 2016 Great Kindness Challenge as a part of our counseling initiatives on campus.

    Together, over 5 million students performed over 250 million acts of kindness in schools in all 50 states. Because of our commitment, we are thrilled to announce that we are officially a Kindness Certified School for the second consecutive year! Ask your child to tell you about our Be the Change/Kindness Challenge week at school!  Our fourth grade Panther P.A.L.s. created a "Kindness Matters" video.  This video was showcased during our Monday Morning Meeting on 1/25.  You may access that video here.

        Kids Playing
       " The future belongs to those who believe in the
    beauty of their dreams." 
    ~Eleanor Roosevelt
     School Counseling
    Counselor's Corner



    To ensure the safety of our students and staff, please check in at the security vestibule in the front foyer by presenting your driver’s license each time you visit our school and by wearing your visitor’s badge on your shirt for identification.  Prior to leaving, return your badge to the front foyer for check out.
    The safety of our students is a top priority!

    Safety First

    As parents and teachers, we want to do everything we can to protect children from harm. Please take some time to review with your children the following stranger danger rules:

    • Walk or ride your bike to and from school in groups.
    • Never talk to strangers or accept rides from them under any circumstance.
    • Never get into a car, enter a home, look for a lost pet, or accept candy or toys from a stranger.
    • If anything unusual occurs, tell an adult immediately. Parents and teachers need to know right away what happened.
    • Don’t panic. If you are afraid or have a problem, call or find a parent or a trusted adult.
    • Arrange for immediate access to neighbors and other trusted adults who could answer questions or be contacted in an emergency.
    • Never tell people at the door or phone callers that you are home alone. Say your parents are busy and offer to take a message.
    • Keep your house key hidden.  Don’t give it to anyone and don’t keep it in a visible place that would tell people you are going home to an empty house.
    • Tell a trusted adult – parent, teacher or counselor – if anyone ever makes you feel uncomfortable.

    11:40 Car Riders/Day Care Riders/Car Pools

      11:45 Bus Riders (Kindergarten boards 1st)

    12 Noon Walkers/Bikers/YMCA 


     College and Career
    PFE is getting our students college and career ready!

    Show your college PRIDE by wearing your school shirt/colors

    every Wednesday!



     Car Pool

    PFE will have only one bus this school year and more car riders. We highly recommend car pooling to:

      * Reduce your wait time at arrival and dismissal.

    * Expedite traffic flow on:
    W. Lake Houston Pkwy and Pine Cup Drive 
    Car pool students are defined as three or more students in one vehicle.
    Car Pool plaques are available in the front office.
    Students who are car poolers will continue to be dropped off and picked up in the circle drive off Pine Cup entrance by the flag pole.