elementary program is characterized by intervention and prevention techniques.
Counselors help students develop social skills including conflict resolution,
interpersonal relations skills, decision making and problem solving. Counselors
also assist students in their transition to Randolph schools and in moving up
to the middle school. Counselors conduct individual and group session, classroom
lessons, district-wide programs, and parent consultations as needed. Counselors
work collaboratively with other school personnel, especially the classroom teacher,
and serve on each building's Pupil Assistance Committee. Counselors attend
professional conferences and belong to professional associations.
counselors are available to consult with parents, teachers, and administrators
to help address specific academic, social, and/or personal concerns of students.
Counseling is for everyday people with everyday problems. Elementary guidance
counselors are responding to today's needs by providing children with developmental
school counseling programs and support.(top)
Elementary Guidance Counselors
Grove - Mrs. Debra Militano - 973-361-7835 x 211
- Mrs. Michelle Polk - 973-361-0660 x 211
- Mrs. Debra Barton - 973-594-8588 x 211
- Mrs. Diane Auerbach - 973-895-2322 x 211
L-R are Michelle Polk, Diane Auerbach, Debbie Militano, and Debra Barton
counselors work to serve the needs of all students by:
- Helping children
understand themselves and others
children develop communication skills
children develop successful behavior patterns
make school a successful experience for all children
prevent problems from developing
parents in their children's education
addition to personal and academic counseling, the elementary school guidance progarm
includes the following:
Character Education (monthly themes)
Group Instruction Topics (These topics will change as needed.)
Transitions (grief and loss, new sibling, school transitions)
The Parent Network
Parent Teacher Association
referrals to outside agencies
The Home and School Connection newsletter
Articles in the PTA newsletter
Upcoming events flyers
Randolph Township Schools Web site, http://www.rtnj.org
Senior Citizen Outreach
in community programs - i.e. Municipal Alliance Committee, Child and Family Resource
Center, Randolph CARES
grade level has a specific focus:
Meeting the counselor - students will be introduced to a special school
helper, the elementary guidance counselor
1: Understanding feelings - students will be able to identify and describe
different types of feelings
2: Cooperating within a group - Students will be able to identify the
importance of compromise, cooperation, and what occurs when cooperation doesn't
3: Building self-esteem and respecting self and others - students will
be able to identify what makes them feel good about themselves and others
4: Problem solving and decision making - Students will be able to examine
and apply the steps of problem solving
5: Transitioning to middle school - Students will be able to explore the social
and emotional aspects of transitioning to the middle school
aspects of the guidance program include:
and group counseling
lessons addressing cooperation, respect, self-esteem, problems solving and decision
Ribbon Week events
Counseling Week activity
should feel free to call the guidance counselor at any time. It is not necessary
to have a problem or a special need to contact us. Each elementary school
has a full-time counselor to assist your child to learn, to work, and to live
in the 21st century.
The Overscheduled Child
Center Grove School
All parents are welcome
For more information, please contact Diane Auerbach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
School Counseling Week
February 6-10, 2006
Randolph Township Schools elementary guidance counselors work to serve the needs
of all students. This program seeks to foster the social and emotional growth
of students in an effort to have them succeed academically and personally. Guidance
is an integral part of the elementary education program. A goal of elementary
counseling is to be preventative in nature, while also identifying and addressing
current problems. Another goal is to help children understand themselves and others.
addition to personal and academic counseling, the elementary school guidance program
involves community outreach. This year, to mark American School Counseling Week,
February 6 - 10, 2006, the elementary schools have planned various activities
to teach the value of making a difference one person at a time. Activities include
collecting Pennies for Patients to raise funds for childhood leukemia and lymphoma
patients and collecting books for Pamela's Library of Love, which provides books
for needy students. In addition, there will be career exploration activities and
Mix It Up at Lunch Day. This is the week to celebrate the very important role
the school counselor plays in our school and community.
RIBBON CELEBRATION - October 2005
October 24 (Distribute ribbons.)
"Kick off" Red Ribbon Week by wearing
something red today.
October 25 (Wear sunglasses.)
Show you're "Too Cool to Use Drugs"
by wearing sunglasses at recess only.
October 26 (Wear sweats).
"Living drug free is no sweat" so wear
October 27 (Bring a can.)
"Drug free--you can be anything you want to
be" so bring a canned food item that will be donated to the local food bank.
October 28 (Distribute bookmarks.)
Show Good Character-Make Wise Choices
By showing your support to our Red Ribbon Campaign, you are showing your child
that you promote a drug-free life. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and
we look forward to an exciting and fun Red Ribbon Week.
Red Ribbon Week Posters were created to remind others to stay substance-free.
School Families Help Stock Randolph's Food Pantry
During Red Ribbon Week, each elementary school child was asked to donate one can
of food for the Randolph Food Pantry. Randolph families responded generously,
as carloads of food were taken to the pantry, located in the Randolph Senior Community