· Works with individuals and groups
· Helps identify needs of students
· Encourages better interpersonal relationships
· Promotes positive attitudes and choices
· Aids teachers and parents in helping students
· Assists people in making use of community resources
· Coordinates efforts with other school programs
· Assists students with the process of growing up
· Coordinates referrals to outside agencies
· Assists with in-service programs for faculty
· Participates in curriculum development
· Provides "preventative" services
· Maintains confidentiality
During the school year many services to support our students are available through our school counselor, Ms. Slizewski.
Social Skills Group: Lunchtime social skills groups are available for students in grades K-5. Participation in a group is voluntary and requires parental permission. Topics covered during groups sessions include: self-esteem, communication skills, problem-solving skills, assertiveness, and maintaining friendships. The children are encouraged to practice each skill throughout the week.
Classroom Lessons: Lessons may be taught to a whole grade level, or specific classrooms, based on teacher requests. Past topics have focused on anger management; bullying and harassment; appropriate touch (keeping hands to self); transition to middle school; and use of “I” messages.
Ms. Slizewski’s office is always open to students who need to discuss an issue or problem. Students may also meet with the guidance counselor on an individual basis to address concerns raised by parents and teachers. Please contact Ms. Slizewski at (732) 452-2901, ext. 6904, or e-mail her at: email@example.com if you have a concern regarding your child.
Each year 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students participate in the NJ Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK). All students are assessed in Language Arts Literacy,
The following links are from the State website regarding NJ ASK: