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  • Updates:

    Family Guides by Grade
    This school year has been very unpredictable and hard for everyone, especially for kids. It is important to remember that it is completely normal for kids to be slightly behind academically. Below are family guides by grade level that include tips to help your child(ren) as well as academic norms. This school year has been anything but normal, so take that into consideration while reading. 
    Kindergarten Family Guide
    1st grade Family Guide
    2nd grade Family Guide
    3rd grade Family Guide
    4th grade Family Guide
    5th grade Family Guide

     

     

    Parent Teacher Conferences:

    Hello Parents! December 1st- December 4th are Parent Teacher Conferences. December 1st and 3rd are night conferences, and the 2nd and 4th are day ones. 

    I am more than happy to attend any classroom conference, or set up a seperate conference with you to discuss your child. Please email me or your child's teacher to set this up.

     

     

    Back to School Night Information: 

    • Back to School Night is October 7th from 6:30-7:50. 
    • Mercerville will have a Choice Board which can be found on our website's main page.
    • A presentation about my school counseling program and related information can be found within the Choice Board.
    • You can also access it via the link tab to the right titled, "Back to School Night Presentation." 
    • Teachers will be holding three 20 minute live Google Meet sessions at 6:30-6:50, 7:00-7:20, and 7:30-7:50.
    • I will be available during Back To School night hours, so if any parent would like to Google Meet with me, please send me an email :) 
       

     

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  • Week of Respect 2020 Information: 

    For the Week of Respect this year, students will be doing fun morning meeting activities in their class meet and participating in a theme week! We will also be creating a Mercerville Is Kind Flipgrid to showcase students' good deeds and respectful actions. Below is a link to the flyer and the Flipgrid.

    Week of Respect Flyer

    Mercerville is Kind Flipgrid

     

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  • Remote Learning Information:

    During remote learning, I will be available during the regular school hours, Monday through Friday. I will be checking my email and updating my website and Google Classroom regularly. Should you or your child want to talk or need my assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at ltormey@htsdnj.org. From there, we can either communicate further via email, by phone, or we can set up a Google Meets or Zoom video chat.
     

    This school year, I will be using Seesaw for Kindergarten and 1st grade and Google Classroom for 2nd-5th grade. Please follow the directions below to access whichever platform I will be using with your child's grade level.

    Please note- all classwork on Seesaw and Google Classrooms are optional to assist students with social emotional developement. Even if your child does not plan on complete the work, please have them still join so they can get important information and updates. 


    How to get to the Kindergarten and 1st grade Seesaw (It is a shared Seesaw)

    If you’re using Seesaw for the first time:

    1. Go to app.seesaw.me
    2. Choose "I’m a Student"
    3. Type in the code: SPBG CLMW. This code expires on October 12, 2020
    4. Finish creating your account using your school Google account or email address

    If you’ve used Seesaw before and have an account:

    1. Go to app.seesaw.me
    2. Choose "I’m a Student"
    3. Sign in using your school Google account or email address
    4. Click on your profile icon on the top left
    5. Click on the +Join Class button
    6. Type in the code: SPBG CLMW. This code expires on October 12, 2020 

    How to get to the Google Classrooms for grades 2-5

    To get to my Google Classroom, click on the green link tab below. It will take you to a page that has a blue button that says, "Back to Classes" on it. Click it. On the next page, click on the + in the upper right corner. Choose, "join a class" and then enter the class code listed next to your child's grade below.

    2nd- tr6xb5i 
    3rd- 3fjsu6n
    4th- hj2lwy4
    5th- 2dhsmhi



  • About Our School Counseling Program

    • The guidance and school counseling program at Mercerville Elementary focuses on encouraging student growth by emphasizing all students unique qualities and potential. To meet all student's academic, social, emotional, and career exploration needs, many different services are provided throughout the school year. These include guidance lessons, individual counseling, group counseling, consultation, coordination of services, and school wide programs, and assemblies.

    Services Provided

    • Individual Counseling: Students are able to talk to me about any issues or problems which could include: problems with friends, feelings/emotions, grief and loss, family issues, etc. Sessions are confidential unless a student brings up subject matter relating to being abused/hurt, is hurting or thinking of hurting someone else, or is hurting or thinking of hurting themselves. In addition, it should be noted that individual counseling provided by school counselors is not as frequent or intense as counseling provided outside of the school. If you would like help finding an appropriate outside counselor, agency, or mental health provider for your child or family, please do not hesitate to contact me.
       
    • Classroom Guidance Lessons: All classes within the school will receive around 6-12 counseling lessons throughout the school year, in addition to assemblies and special programs. The lessons focus on academic, personal/social, and career development. Under the Classroom Guidance Topic section, you can see all classroom guidance lesson topics by month. 

    • Group Counseling: “Lunch Bunch" groups are provided to all grade levels at different times throughout the year. Each group consists of 5-8 students and lasts for about 6-8 weeks. The groups are based on specific student needs but may include themes such as making friends, dealing with divorce, or anger management. 

    • Consultation: Consultation is an important part of helping students succeed in the education setting. Meetings with the counselor may be requested to discuss any concerns regarding students. I will work with you, teachers, administrators, the Child Study team, I&RS team, Crisis Team, etc. to ensure students are receiving the help they need to be successful at Mercerville. 

     





  • Harassement, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) District Information
    Mercerville Elementary Anti Bullying Specialist- Lauren Tormey

    ***Please contact me if you suspect bullying is occurring at Mercerville Elementary

    H.T.S.D. Anti-Bullying Coordinator (Elementary)- Jay A. Morris, Director of Elementary Education,
    email: jmorris@hamilton.k12.nj.us  phone: 609-631-4100 ext 3048  

     

  • Mrs. Lauren Tormey
    Mercerville School Counselor
    ltormey@htsdnj.org
    (609)631-4159 x3981

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