My name is Jaime Viggiano and I am the counselor at Huber Street School. A school counselor’s job is to help students handle almost any problem that could get in the way of learning, guide them to productive futures, and try to create a positive environment for everyone at school.
Guidance Services are available for every student in the school. These services include assistance with personal problems, social issues and academics.
Throughout the year, I speak with children in reference to their grades, study habits, behavior, peer relationships or changes within their families.
I see students for various reasons. Some of the topics discussed are social skills, bully prevention, anger management, study skills, feelings, responsibility, friendship and self-esteem. Some are sent to my office by their teachers or through parental requests. Some children seek out counseling for their own needs or concerns. The open door policy allows students to come to the office with whatever issues they are facing.
I am also the Anti-Bullying Specialist at Huber Street School. If your child is concerned with how others are treating them, please let me know right away.
Beginning every school year, our character education theme is introduced. This theme is based on the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. The author’s concept of bucket filling is easy: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds their good thoughts and feelings. When their buckets are full, they feel happy and when their buckets are empty, they feel sad. Children can fill someone’s bucket by saying things that are caring and respectful. They also learn that when they are inconsiderate or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings. During this school year, faculty and staff are encouraging students to be bucket fillers at home, at school, and everywhere they go. Each marking period all students who are caught filling the invisible buckets of others will be recognized and awarded certificates. Several students will also be randomly selected as “Buckets Fillers of the Marking Period” and will receive a small prize.
If you need to privately meet with your child’s teacher or if you have any concerns, please call the guidance office at 201-974-2057. Together we could help your child reach their greatest potential!