WELCOME TO MRS. RYAN'S
Elementary School Counselors Believe:
Children have dignity and worth as human beings.
Children learn best when they feel good about themselves and their relationships with others.
Children who understand their feelings are better able to control their behavior.
Children are capable of making responsible choices.
Attitudes formed during elementary school shape future attitudes toward learning, self and society.
(New Jersey School Counselor Association)
PROGRAMS AT WHITON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
School-Wide and Classroom Programs:
Character Counts! Red Ribbon Week, School Violence Awareness Week
Developmental programs on bullying, friendship, careers, differences, study skills
As needed in response to specific needs that arise during the year
Small Group Programs:
Lunch bunches - informal socialization
Newcomers - students new to the district
Changing Family - groups formed concerning death, moving, separation, divorce
Peer groups - focus on social and academic issues
Character Counts Club- supports school spirit and the character education program
Individual Student Counseling:
A student, parent, or teacher may request a conference anytime with Mrs. Ryan
Issues dealt with may include: academics, behavior, social skills, adjustment to school, grief, family situations, teasing/bullying, friendship, crisis
Contact Mrs. Ryan, MSW, LCSW, EDS:
908-725-2828 x 2040