Welcome to the School Counselor’s Page!
Remote Counseling Information for Parents & Students:
Hello, SMRS Families!
During this time of remote learning, I will be sending out e-mails to all families with resources and tips on various academic and social-emotional topics throughout each week that we are learning from home. Each e-mail will be included as a link on this page for any families who may have missed my e-mails.
While I am not able to see children face-to-face for counseling, please know I am more than happy to arrange for resources and guidance to be sent to parents of those children in need via e-mail. In the near future, I may adjust this referral process, so please be on the lookout for any new information!
Any families with emergent concerns regarding their child’s mental health or safety, should please utilize one of the resources listed below:
For children in need of emotional stabilization due to crisis (extreme anger, violence toward others, self-harm, extreme anxiety), please contact the NJ Mobile Crisis Response & Stabilization Services (MRSS): 1-877-652-7624.
This organization is a 24/7 hotline that will send a social worker out to your home to meet with your child and set up counseling services.
For any concerns of abuse or neglect, please call the NJ Abuse Tip Line: 1-877-NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)
For any additional resource information, please CLICK HERE
Be Well and Stay Safe!
Links to Miss Sole’s “Counselor Check-in” E-mails:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 – Remote Learning Schedules & Tips
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – Self-Care & Stress Relief Tips for Parents
Friday, March 13, 2020 – Resources for talking to your child about COVID-19
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – Strategies for Anxious Students
Thursday, March 26, 2020 – Growth Mindset
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Check-ins & Shout-outs
Thursday, April 2, 2020 – Cybersafety
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – You Are Amazing!
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – Goal Getters!
Thursday, April 23, 2020 – More Resources for Families
Miss Rachel Sole, M.A., NCC is the School Counselor for St. Margaret Regional School. The School Counselor is available for all students in Preschool 3 through 8th grade, and works with them on three areas of development – academic, social/emotional, and career. Students meet with the School Counselor through individual meetings, small group counseling (“lunch bunches”), and / or classroom lessons. Miss Sole has an open-door policy for all students, or parents may request in writing to have their child meet with Miss Sole for any school-based concern.
The School Counselor collaborates with teachers, administration, parents, and community organizations to ensure a child’s educational experience is both positive and enriching. Should referrals to outside services be needed, the School Counselor is able to provide recommendations to families. The School Counselor facilitates the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, which has been the school-wide anti-bullying program at St. Margaret Regional School since 2010, as well as the “Spirit of the Month” Character Education program, which is based on the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23.
Best Wishes for the School Year!
Ms. Rachel Sole, M.A., NCC
Miss Sole’s Contact Information:
Phone: 856-845-5200, ext. 107
About Miss Sole:
- School Counselor at St. Margaret Regional School since 2013
- National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Accredited Counselor
- NJ Certified in School Counseling (K-12)
- Rowan University Graduate:
- 2010 (B.A., Psychology & Minor in Sociology)
- 2012 (M.A., Counseling in Educational Settings [K-12])
- Worked in field of Education since 2004, serving in various capacities from support to instructional staff for grades Pre-K through Higher Education
- Areas of interest in counseling include the following:
- Bullying Prevention and Awareness
- Anxiety in Adolescents
- Self-Esteem / Body Image Issues among Pre-Teen and Teen girls
- Academic Skill Improvement
- College and Career Readiness for First-Generation, Low-SES Students