"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein
    With the start of a brand new school year, your slate is 100% clean and blank! Whether it's becoming a stronger reader, making one of the sports teams, branching out to new peers, or particpating in the school play, push yourself. Test out new waters. Explore the unknown. Try out something that once made you feel a bit uncomfortable. Most importantly, do NOT be afraid to fall or to fail, because THIS is what makes us grow and discover how strong and amazing we are. Mrs. Webber, Mrs. Vassallo, and your teachers are here to support you as best as we can.
    "Never be afraid to try something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know." -unknown
    Brookside School Guidance Office
    There are two School Counselors here at Brookside School.  Whenever possible, they follow their students throughout their entire time at Brookside.  
    4th Graders:
    You may work with either of the School Counselors (see below)
    6th and 8th Graders have Mrs. Webber
    5th and 7th Graders have Mrs. Vassallo
    Did you get to see our Back to School Night Presentation?
    Here It Is:
    Brookside Counselors....
    • Believe taking care of your emotional needs is just as important as taking care of your academic needs!
    • Are never disciplinarions! Students can consider their Counselor's office a safe, comfortable space.
    • Believe our role is not to solve students' problems, but to give them the necessary tools and strategies to solve their own problems.
    Mrs. Vassallo
    201-327-2020 Ext 1201
    201-327-2020 Ext 1204