• School Counselor Contact Information

      Ms. Alessandra DeLuca
      Wilson Elementary

      (973) 228-7173 ext 5512

    • Elementary School Counseling 
      Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success. 
       Information courtesy of the ASCA 

      When to Contact the School Counselor?
      • Parents may want to contact the School Counselor if:
        • Your child doesn't want to go to school in the morning.
        • Your child keeps telling you they don't have any friends. 
        • Your family situation is changing or there are stressors at home that you'd like to share confidentially. 
        • Your child seems frustrated in school with academics, peer interactions or following school routines. 
        • There has been a recent death or illness in the family.
        • You would like referrals to mental health providers or community resources.
        • Any other issue or concern about which you or your child may want support or guidance.
      • Students may want to contact the School Counselor if:
        • They are having trouble with a friend and need help resolving a conflict.  
        • They feel targeted by others and aren't sure how to handle it. 
        • They are having trouble with schoolwork or with a teacher and don't know how to get help or address the problem with the adult.
        • They need help with managing their feelings about changes in their relationships with family, friends and with themselves.  
        • They want someone to talk to who will listen.