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:
Brief-Solution Focused Counseling
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,
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
~Build some healthy new habits
~Try a new recipe
~Do something kind for someone