Our Services


Guidance Counselors are here to help children with any academic, social or emotional issues that affect their lives in school. It is a Guidance Counselor's job to be friends will all members of a school community. Although, elementary school children are far from starting a career, Guidance Counselors help to create awareness of the world of work and how students' lives in school relate to their future career opportunities

The Elementary School Guidance Program serves the needs of all students by teaching guidance lessons, providing individual and group guidance counseling, and consulting with parents, teachers, and administrators. A primary goal of this program is to enhance the positive self-concept of every child. When children are capable of communicating in a positive manner, they can more effectively make decisions and solve problems. They are more responsible and therefore, feel more competent. Children who feel good about themselves perform better academically.

The program is truly a team effort whereby parents, administrators, teachers, and counselors work together for the success of the children.


Individual & Groups

Topics may include:

  • Improvement of self-concept and social skills
  • Peer & sibling relationships
  • Learning Problems
  • Decision Making
  • Coping Skills (dealing with stress)
  • Communication Skills
  • Career Awareness
  • Family Concerns
  • Crisis Management


The counselor is a resource person for:

  • Parents
  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Other School Personnel

For the purpose of:

  • Identifying the problem
  • Identifying the consequences
  • Evaluating solutions
  • Listing alternatives
  • Helping in developing a plan
  • Evaluating the results



  • Child Study Team
  • Nursing Staff
  • Reading Specialist
  • Middle School Staff in providing a smooth transition from fifth grade
  • Outside Agencies

Here is a link that will give you help when dealing with children with learning difficulties.


Please contact me if you have any concerns or requests for assistance regarding your child. I look forward to working with you and your child during the school year! 


Mrs. Belarmino

(973) 428-7583 ext. 4

[email protected]

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