Florence M. Burd Elementary School 

     219 Newton-Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860

     Telephone (973)315-5257   Fax (973)383-3778


    Dear Parents,


    We are off to a great start here at Florence M. Burd Elementary this school year! 


    At Florence M. Burd Elementary School we recognize the importance of connecting with the  School Counselor Mr. Maurice during this time. As we continue to navigate the process and learning challenges that arise, the importance of school counseling is critical for continued success socially, academically, and emotionally for students. 


    Our virtual learners will be working with Mr. Maurice to utilize our school wide Zoom technology program by sending weekly invitations to students in grades K-4 by teaching lessons to students for 20 minutes weekly. These lessons will be weekly for students on a specific schedule throughout the school year and will be offered to our students on specific days. Mr. Maurice will be emailing the groups of students via email with the Zoom invite weekly. 


    Zoom counseling based lessons will consist of Social, Emotional, Learning topics that include social skills and continue to build strategies around them for students. 


    Please review the schedule below to see when your child will be participating during the week.

    Zoom Schedule


    Monday:                                               Group 1 Time: 9:30-9:50

    Mrs. Davis                       

    Mrs. DuCharme             


    Mrs. Hansen/Apgar                            Group 2 Time: 10:30-10:50

    Mrs. Jennings                  


    Tuesday: 1st Grade                           Whole Group Time: 9:30-9:50

    Ms. Bogert, Mrs. Skoldberg, Mrs. Kuruc 


    Tuesday: 2nd Grade                          Whole Group Time: 10:30-10:50

    Mrs. Anello, Mrs. Johnson


    Thursday: 3rd Grade                          Whole Group Time: 9:30-9:50

    Mrs. Moriarty, Mrs. Gardepe


    Friday: 4th Grade  

                                                           Mrs. Huffman Group 1 Time: 9:30-9:50


                                                            Mrs. Shick Group 2 Time: 10:30-10:50


    Thank you and I look forward to seeing all your smiling faces remotely together! 


    Mr. Maurice

    Florence M. Burd Elementary 

    School Counselor


    (973) 315-5255 ext. 231