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School No. 4 Guidance
Instructor: School Counselor Ms. Andria Fusco   
                                         
                        Welcome to the School Counselor Web Page           

The most influential years in a child's life are those in elementary school.  As the School  Counselor at School No. 4, I take the responsibility of my position very seriously.  My role nurtures a strong relationship between students, parents and teachers.  Life-long learning, inter-personal skills and self-awareness all encompass a child's solid foundation.  Parents, teachers and school counselors work collaboratively to achieve these goals.  To reach success, a child must grow academically, socially and emotionally.  Some of the services that are provided through the guidance department are, but not limited to:
  • Emotional. social, developmental and behavioral guidance to students and families
  • Academic guidance and support services, including the monitoring of academic performance, facilitating communication between school and home.
  • School Crisis and Intervention Referral Services
  • Coordinator of Standardized Testing
  • Individual and Small Group Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons and school wide activities to promote Character Education
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Referral Assistance
  • School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Having an open-door policy, I offer students a support system that they can rely on daily.  I have a close working relationship with students, teachers, parents, The Child Study Team, and Administration.  I consult with teachers on a regular basis regarding the needs of all students.  In working closely with students and their families, I encourage parents to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.  I can be reached by calling the Guidance Office at (201) 585-4650 extension 4503.

*Confidentiality
Counselors respect the privacy of information, always considering actions in terms of rights , integrity, and the welfare of students.  Counselors are obligated by ethical standards to report or to refer a case when a person's welfare is in jeopardy.  It is a counselor's duty to inform an individual under these conditions: harm to self, harm to others, or harm by others.
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CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR MAY: TEAMWORK

TEAMWORK

To be a part of a team you must be a team player. Here are some of the ways team mates treat each other:

Team mates listen to each other.

Team Mates don't put each other down or hurt each other's feelings.

Team mates try to understand each other's feelings and moods.

Team Players help each other solve problems.

Team players give each other compliments.

Team players can disagree without hurting each other.

Team players are dependable.

Team players respect each other.

Team players are trustworthy.

Team players give each other room to change.

Team players care about each other.

NJ ASK Science Schedule
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Grade 4 NJ ASK Science Assessment
Wednesday, May 31st
Thursday, June 1st (Make-Up)
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CHARACTER VALUE TIP FOR APRIL: SELF DISCIPLINE
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The definition of self discipline is as follows:

Self discipline is the disciplined training of ones self with some kind of self improvement in mind. This is a trait used by athletes, artists and musicians and should be used by students in the same way. There is also an important underlying theme of self control. For personal happiness and social harmony we need to act and speak appropriately.

Here are some tips for working towards self discipline:
  1. Keep your personal space neat and organized.
  2. Throw away things that you really have NO use for.
  3. Practice self control when you get really angry.
  4. Do your chores and your homework WITHOUT being asked.
  5. Keep your promises to your family and to yourself!
  6. Express your feelings with appropriate words and or actions

HOW TO SET GOALS

1. Define the goal.*

2. Outline the steps needed to achieve it.

3. Consider possible blocks and ways of dealing with them.

4. Set deadlines.

*Not every wish can be a goal. For instance, you may wish you could live and stay young forever, but since there's nothing you can do to make that happen, it could never be considered a goal.


In order for something to be a goal, you must have self discipline! Remember these key points!

It has to be important to you, personally.

It has to be within your power to make it happen through your own actions.

It has to be something you have a reasonable chance of achieving.

It must be clearly defined and have a specific plan of action.

MARCH'S CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH IS TRUSTWORTHINESS

ARE YOU A TRUSTWORTHY PERSON?
(take this self-examination and decide for yourself)

True

False

I am honest. I don't lie, cheat, or steal.

I keep my promises and follow through on my commitments.

I try to do what is right, even when it feels difficult.

I am a good and dependable friend.

I think I am/am not a trustworthy person because: __________________.


Want to be a trustworthy leader??

  • ​Follow-through ​
  • Admit mistakes ​
  • Share decision making with others ​
  • Accept responsibility for one’s own actions and results



Random Acts of Kindness Week
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Feb. 12th - February 17th, 2017

"KINDNESS BEGINS WITH ONE!"

Kindness is not exclusive; all people can connect through kindness.

This week School No. 4 Penguins will join the RAK challenge. They will inspire a culture of kindness throughout the school, home, and the community.

For a list of ideas and to join the challenge please visit:
https://randomactsof.us/

School Counselors Corner



Files
 IRS MANUAL _ 2016-2017.pdf
District I&RS Manual
 School Counseling Curriculum.pdf
District Comprehensive School Counseling Program Guide
Contacts
+ Fusco, Andria
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