2015 Meeting Calendar

February 3rd Eastwick College
March 5th Purdue University
April 14th Rowan University
May 7th Les Roches / Glion
June 3rd Mercy College
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Note: 2014-15 Dues are $40.00 and a check to "BCSCA" can be sent to Marta Benito, BCSCA Treasurer, Saddle Brook High School, 355 Mayhill St. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

RAMP SUPPORT GROUP - http://njsca.org/blog/ramp-support-group

Calling all NJ School Counselors interested in attaining national recognition as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) for their school counseling programs. NJ currently has only one school with the national RAMP designation, and I am hoping to change that. Any NJ school counselors interested in getting RAMP'd up, I am starting an online monthly chat starting on Monday, December 1st at 4:00 p.m. The Google Hangout will run for approximately one hour, and will focus on a particular topic(s) focused towards helping you achieve RAMP status.

If you are interested in this monthly chat, please email me at . Looking forward to collaborating with all those interested in raising their program to a new level!

Message from NJSCA


Message From The President

Please RSVP to our March meeting

Hosted by Purdue University

March 5, 2015


The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack



Thank you to the almost 100 of you that attended our February meeting. Tom Eastwick, always a gracious and generous host, reminded us that this is his 29th year of hosting BCSCA! Eastwick College's job-focused majors are a natural choice for many of our students. Check out their High School Shared Time program. It could be an option for your at-risk or classified students. Contact Caroline Paskas for more information or to schedule a visit: ( 201-494-5012)


Thank you to those of you who donated gift cards or money to assist the students in Edgewater, all proceeds are being sent directly to Eleanor Van Gelder School. If you were unable to do so at the meeting, please donate a gift card from a grocery store, Target, Walgreens, CVS or any other major retailer to help these Bergen County students who lost their homes in the recent apartment fire.  Please send donations directly to....

                       Adrienne Stein

                       Leonia High School

                       100 Christie Heights Street

                       Leonia, NJ 07605


BCSCA Scholarships: Application ONLINE under AWARDS tab

BCSCA is now accepting nominations for our  annual  high school scholarships.  The application is available on our website and should be sent to Paul Kaser at  no later than April 1st.

Professional Awards: Information ONLINE under AWARDS tab

BCSCA is now accepting nominations for Professional awards which include High School Counselor of the Year (student nominated), K-8 Counselor of the Year (Colleague or Student nominated), Secretary of the Year, Administrator/Director of the Year, and Friend of Guidance. The information flyer is available on our website. All nominations should be forwarded to Kelly Peterfriend at  no later than April 15th. 

K-8 Meeting
SAVE THE DATE: The next meeting for our K-8 Cohort will be April 17th. 


Camp Kesem Columbia will offer its fifth annual camp in summer 2015, open to 100 campers from throughout the New York area. The camp is free of charge, and is open to any 6-16 year old who has, or has had, a parent or primary caregiver with cancer.

FAFSA Workships
Felician College is hosting a “Filing the FAFSA Workshop” on the Rutherford Campus:
February 12th from 3 pm – 7 pm
-February 21st from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

If you have students and parents who would like one-on-one help with filing the FAFSA form, Felician’s financial aid officers will be available.  To register, students need to click here:  http://think.felician.edu/fafsa-workshop/inquiryform.  They should select either the 12th or 21st under select a date and then complete the registration form. Students will need to bring their Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN) and their parents’ 2014 Federal income tax return (if completed) or their most recently completed tax returns and/or W-2’s. 

Kerry Leto
BCSCA President


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