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Mission Statement

The mission of San Antonito STEM Magnet Elementary School Counseling Department is to support students in the classroom and playground with the optimal frame of mind to learn, cooperate and be successful.  To that end, the school counselor provides guidance classes in each classroom, meets with students individually and in small groups, and encourages collaboration between families, the community and the school to provide the best social/emotional and academic support we can for this future generation.

Emergency & After-Hour Resources

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line

  • Phone: 855-662-7474
  • Open 24 hours a day
  • 7 days a week
  • 365 days a year

Visit NM Crisis Line website for more information.

Peer to Peer Warmline

  • Phone: 855-466-7100 to talk with a peer.
  • Call between 3:30p.m. - 11:30pm
  • Text between 6:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

City of Albuquerque

  • Call 311

Welcome SASM Families!

If you would like to reach me, please call the number below or send an email to me. I will get back with you as soon as I can.

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Contact Information

Melissa Wood, School Counselor
Phone: (505) 281-3931 ext 5


Office Hours

Mondays & Thursdays and 1/2 day on Wednesdays (8:40-11:55a.m.)


Parenting Help for Everyone

Empowering Parents

  • Effective
  • Affordable
  • Convenient

UNM School-Based Health Center

Tools to manage the most difficult problems: disrespect, defiance, backtalk, lying, laziness, motivation, and much more.

UNM School-Based Health Center

Emotional Zones

Zones of Regulation is an approach used to support the development of self-regulation in children. All the different ways children feel and the states of alertness they experience. Children who are well regulated are able to be in the appropriate zone at the appropriate time.

  • Blue Zone- feeling sad or running slow
  • Red Zone- feeling anger or I need to stop

Kelso Choice Wheel

Kelso the frog teaches students how to solve “small” problems on their own. “Small” problems include conflicts that cause “small” feelings of annoyance, embarrassment, boredom, etc. “BIG problems” always need to be taken to an adult. These are situations that are scary, dangerous, illegal, etc.

Kelso’s Small and Large Problems (PPTX) 

Music & Studying

Background music may improve focus on a task by providing motivation and improving mood. During long study sessions, music can aid endurance. In some cases, students have found that music helps them with memorization, likely by creating a positive mood, which indirectly boosts memory formation.


How to Calm Down video

Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as: Heart disease.

Fitness Video