Mountview Road School Counselor
Welcome to Hanover Township's Elementary School Counselor's Page!
Mrs. Desai's Counseling Corner
I'm Mrs. Desai and I am the School Counselor here at Mountview Road School. A school counselor is a certified, trained and caring professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and community in reaching the common goal of student achievement and success. As a school counselor, my role is to support students in their social and emotional development, as it will often intertwine with their academic performance.
As parents and guardians, you play a significant role in your child's education, thus, it is very important that you are all well informed of the services school counselors provide. School counseling services include individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom lessons.
My ultimate goal is to maintain a safe and positive school climate through providing a confidential and non-judgemental space for your child(ren) to thrive and reach their fullest social, emotional and academic potential. If you or your child(ren) have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here and happy to help!
Mrs. Deja Desai
Reading books with children can be a great way to facilitate discussion and help them become more self-aware, express their feelings, and explore possible coping skills or solutions. Here is a list of books that may help you begin these kinds of discussions at home. These books are organized by their topics of focus, which include making friends, self-esteem, anger management, bullying, trustworthiness, divorce and death.
Important Dates/ Upcoming Events!
Important May Dates/Events!
- May 17-19: PTA Outdoor Book Fair
- May 31: Memorial Day - School's Closed
Counselor's Corner Newsletters
Newsletters are sent home each month and are also uploaded here for your convenience!
October Counselor's Corner: Click here to find tips on how to encourage respect at home!
November Counselor's Corner: Click here for tips and guides on monitoring your child's devices and social media safety.
December Counselor's Corner: Click here for tips on how to encourage empathy in your child.
January Counselor's Corner: Click here for tips on how to talk to your child about today's current events!
February Counselor's Corner: Click here for tips on how to encourage honesty at home.
March Counselor's Corner: Click here for information on how to encourage responsibility in your child!
April Counselor's Corner: Click here for tips on how to discuss and support digital citizenship.
May Counselor's Corner: Click here for information on how to teach children about the true meaning of fairness.
Good Character Board
Week of Respect 2020
The Week of Respect is a week during which we encourage students to live by the Golden Rule; treat others the way you would like to be treated. This means being tolerant and accepting of differences, using good manners, being considerate of the feelings of others, and dealing peacefully with anger, unkindness and disagreements. We focus on respecting one’s self, others, the community and the Earth. Week of Respect for 2020 is October 5-9. Please see the PDF file below for more information on how we will be celebrating the Week of Respect!
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