• Welcome to the School Counseling Site at Kisthardt Elementary School


    Fish Swarm Together - Free vector graphic on Pixabay

    We may all be different fish, but we swim TOGETHER 



    I am available through email, phone (voicemail will be checked regularly), and video conferencing Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm. Email me any time with questions, concerns, or to set up a meeting.

    Click here to email the School Counselor: LBaldasari@hamilton.k12.nj.us 

    Voicemail: (609) 631-4153, ext. 3308

    Virtual Office Hours - Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays     11:30-12:30

    Google Meet nickname: kistguid (only HTSD acoounts can access)

    M, W, F       11:30-12:30 Students can join the meeting just to say hi or to talk. Hope to see you there!

    Students or families can also email or message me to set up an individual meeting. 



    Last week Comets were asked about the feeling "excited." Here are some things that Kisthardt students said they get excited about:

    • Waking up and going to school
    • Trying something new
    • Doing well on school work
    • Birthdays and holidays
    • Speech class
    • Basketball tournament


    In response to the question "Is it good or bad to be excited?" 67% of students said GOOD and 33% of students said THIS IS A TRICK QUESTION BC EMOTIONS ARE NEITHER GOOD OR BAD.

    The correct answer: It was a trick question!

    Even though feeling excited often feels good, it can also feel uncomfortable. Also, we might handle it in a way that might not be good, like letting it distract us or do something unsafe.




    Helping Kids Understand the Coronavirus

    Parents, please review this student-friendly slide show with your children to provide information and allow kids to process their feelings about this change to our lifestyles. 

    What is the Coronavirus?

     This is a kid-friendly book read-aloud from youtube using animals to explain why we are social distancing:

    Time to Come in, Bear


    HTSD Spirit Week Kindness Message:

    "You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness."   -- Anne Frank