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    A Note From the EAS School Counselors


    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):


    Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year! Our names are Ms. Schmidt and Ms. Nelson, and we are your School Counselors at Elizabeth Avenue Elementary School. 


    The School Counseling program at Elizabeth Avenue Elementary is based on the American School Counseling Association Model and our district standards. The EAS School Counseling program includes a variety of services for ALL students, and is designed to assist with interests and issues related to the stages of student growth in the areas of academic, personal, emotional, and social development.  


    The following services will be offered for the 2022-2023 school year:


    • Individual counseling sessions to help students adjust to school or help with personal issues on an as-needed basis.

    • Small group counseling sessions, with parent permission, for students focusing on: coping skills, friendship, grief, and more. If you feel that your child needs assistance in any of these areas, please let us know. 

    • Monthly classroom counseling lessons with emphasis on personal/social skills, resiliency, bullying prevention, and developing a growth mindset. 

    • Referral assistance to other programs and services in the community.   

    • School-wide initiatives, including:

      • Week of Respect

      • Red Ribbon Week

      • The Great Kindness Challenge

    Additional roles we serve at EAS include:

    • Intervention and Referral Services Program Facilitator
    • 504 Accommodation Plan Program Coordinator
    • School Test Coordinator
    • School Safety and Pandemic Response Team Facilitator
    • Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Specialist


    We look forward to working together with you this year to help ensure your child’s success in school and life in general. We are going to have a great year! 





    Abigail Schmidt                                        Jacqueline Nelson

    astantonschmidt@franklinboe.org           jacquelinenelson@franklinboe.org                                                    

    (732) 356-0113 ext. 2232