• Guidance Counselor's Message


    Dear School Street School Parents,
    My name is Neda Pourki, and I am the guidance counselor in your child’s school. Many of you may not have had a guidance counselor when you were in school. For those of you who did, there is a good possibility that guidance counselors have different functions than they did 10 to 20 years ago. 

    First and foremost, it is my responsibility to help your child get the best possible education. A good education includes not only learning to read, write, and do math, but learning good social skills. This means, among other things, learning how to get along with other children, making good decisions, controlling anger, accepting responsibility, and being aware of my intent to supplement learning that takes place at home with small group and classroom guidance. I am also in the building to help students deal with particular difficulties such as illness, death, or divorce etc.

    One of my major functions is to be of help to parents. If you have a particular concern about your child, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss that matter. 

    It is important to remember that school personal and parents working together are a winning combination for children. All children deserve to be winners. Together, we can help your child realize this goal. 

    Neda Pourki
    Guidance Counselor
    973-335-9700 ext. 1003