September/ October 2021
Dear Parents/ Guardians of Woodmere School,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. My name is Jana Phelps and I am the new full time School
Counselor for Woodmere School. Along with being a Certified School Counselor, I also hold
Master of Arts degrees in both English and Special Education. My unique background enables me
to support your child academically, socially, and emotionally.
I would like to offer a few details to make you aware of our plan for a comprehensive counseling
program. To begin, I am jumping into the new school year by attempting to get to know all of the
students as quickly as possible. To that end, I am intermittently visiting the classrooms as well as
providing introductory lessons throughout the month. In addition, I will be holding informal lunch
groups and visiting students during lunch and recess in order to generate the rapport necessary to
enable your child to reach out to me if he or she needs support. I am also already meeting with
students individually who seek encouragement. During the month of October, we will be having a
‘Spirit Month’ with the goal of bringing the school together to build a greater sense of community.
I will continue to offer classroom lessons throughout the school year and plan to implement new
programs and projects through which the students will have the opportunity to become involved.
A home to school connection is of the utmost importance to me and my role is to support and
advocate for your child. Feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or if there is anything I
should know to better assist your child with being successful at school. My email address
is and my phone number is 732-544-1723 ext. 4006.
I look forward to a wonderful school year.
Jana Phelps
School Counselor
Woodmere School