Child Study Team

Suzanne Raimondo

sraimondo@brickschools.org

Jennifer Yuka

jyuka@brickschools.org

Nurses

Nurse

Ms. Glackin

732 785 3000 ext 3508

Nurse

Colleen Straniero

cstraniero@brickschools.org

732-785-3060 ext 6003

OT / PT

Melanie Piccolo

mpiccolo@brickschools.org

 

Kristen Dornacker

kdornacker@brickschools.org

Counselors

World Language

English Language Learner Instructors

Galina Montanaro

gmontanaro@brickschools.org

Joanne Durkin

jdurkin@brickschools.org

Speech

Speech​ Therapist

Stacie Pypiak

spypiak@brickschools.org

Speech Therapist

Melanie McNichols

Basic Skills Instruction

BSI

LeeAnn Ehehalt

Alison Teitler

Dana Williams

Wendi Buccino

Devon Ramirez

Alyssa Spigai

Kristine Varcoe

The BSI program remediates and supports literacy and mathematics at all grade levels. Some factors that would make your child eligible for BSI is data from PARCC, as well as results collected from DIBELS, DRA 2 and other information. Our staff members use a variety of programs to help support the students.

The BSI staff works cooperatively as an instructional team with the classroom teachers to help all students succeed.

Helpful Hints:

  1. Read with your child.
  2. Study basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) daily with your children.
  3. Check homework planners daily.

We appreciate your support and cooperation.  Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Summer Hours

All Brick Township Public Schools are open 8-4 pm, Monday-Thursday. If you have any questions, call the guidance office at 732-785-3000 x4010

Emergencies

For a life-threatening emergency, always dial 911.

An emergency is considered to be any serious and sudden medical, emotional, or behavioral health situation that, if not given immediate professional attention, could lead to your child being severely harmed or possibly harming someone else.

If you have an emergency situation involving your child that is life-threatening, seek help immediately by dialing 911.

Urgent Situations

If your situation is not immediately life-threatening, contact PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624 and follow the menu prompts provided for an urgent situation. They will ask you a series of questions to determine how they can help.If they find that your child should be evaluated for hospitalization, they will refer you to a local screening center.The NJ Department of Human Services offers a list of crisis/screening centers by county:

Mobile response stabilization services (MRSS)

PerformCare may authorize mobile response stabilization services (MRSS) to come your home within one hour of notification to provide face-to-face crisis services. The goal is to stabilize behavior and keep your child at home. Mobile response is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can offer up to eight weeks of stabilization services.

Additional Information

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people during emergencies. The Lifeline also helps specific groups, such as youth, loss survivors, veterans, LGBTQ+, and more, cope with suicidal thoughts.

·NJ Hopeline  1-855-654-6735.

The NJ Hopeline has specialists available 24/7 who offer counseling and support over the phone.

2nd Floor Youth Helpline: 1-888-222-2228 (call or text).

2NDFLOOR is a confidential helpline for New Jersey’s youth that helps find solutions to problems they face at home, at school, or at play.