page contents

Hello Burch Charter School of Excellence!


     Meet the School Counselor

Hello, my name is Ms. Prawetz and I am the school counselor here at Burch Charter School of Excellence. This is my second full year at Burch and I am very excited to be back! I am so looking forward to continuing to meet with and build relationships with each of the scholars and their families.


You may be wondering, what does a school counselor do? 


      Students, I am here to help you with:

Working out any problem

Working well with others

Feeling good about yourself

Adjusting to a new school/school year

Learning how to make decisions

Managing your feelings (stress, worry, anger, etc.)

Dealing with peer pressure and bullying

Listening and helping you navigate situations and more


Parents, I am available to help you with:

Exploring ways to help your child succeed

Improving parent child communications

Referrals for community resources

Understanding the developmental changes of childhood and more


Services I provide as a School Counselor:

Group Counseling

Classroom Lessons

Brief-Solution Focused Counseling

Parent Consultations

Community Resource Referrals and more 


I am available to students at school Monday-Friday in Room 304. Please let your teacher know that you would like to speak with me and I will set up a time to do so. Parents, please feel free to email me at [email protected] or call me at (973)-373-3223 x213. if there is something you would like to discuss.


Here's to a great school year!


Your School Counselor,

Ms. Prawetz 


Notable January Dates:

January 2nd: No School

January 3rd: School Resumes

January 9th: Battle of the Classes Begins (In School Only)

January 11th: Half Day of School & Virtual School Lottery 6PM

January 16th: No School-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20th: Student of the Month Celebration

January 26th: 5th Grade Cap and Gown Distribution AND Math & Science Night

January 28th: Saturday Academy Begins



January Self Care:


~Write in a journal

~Try yoga or meditation

~Talk to a friend or family member support or advice

~Read a book

~Stay hydrated 

~Build some healthy new habits

~Try a new recipe

~Do something kind for someone



Hello, January! - YouTube