ear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to share with you that after a long two years, our children are going to  have an opportunity to experience a fun day gathered together as a school community.

On April 27th, we will be celebrating “The Start of Something New” which to many of our students it will be.  Our Student Council came up with our theme to recognize that this day will bring, what we hope, only the beginning of a fresh start to getting back to a somewhat normal school year.

As this is Autism Awareness month and we have had the amazing opportunity to welcome our first Autism Class at Intervale, the children will spend the morning in presentations and fun activities to help them understand what Autism means and how  acceptance and kindness is so important for all children.

The afternoon will bring us outside for an afternoon of music, dance and stations of activities run by our fifth grade school leaders.  Music will be provided by our very own fifth grade teacher, “DJ” Ms. Schroeder. Our third graders will open the afternoon singing “The Start of Something New” from High School Musical and our fourth grade Dance Club will entertain us with a dance performance that they have been working on the past month. Our very generous PTA will provide ice pops to close out what we hope will be a day of smiles and laughter for our children.

We are asking all the children to wear their “Bully Free”, Intervale or blue shirts to show our school spirit and pride. Our School Climate Committee made up of many of our teachers have put this day together for our entire school community. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school.

Thank you,

Donna O'Donnell
School Counselor

A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help.

Read. Love and Learn

email: [email protected] phone: 862-999-5205


Meet the Counselor

Welcome! I am Donna O’Donnell, the school counselor here at Intervale Elementary School. I have been here at Intervale for twenty one years and think of it as my second home. Before becoming a counselor, I was a sixth grade teacher and then raised my four children. Having such a love for children, I decided to go back to school to become a school counselor as my kids got older. That is why I always tell parents that I have a degree in counseling psychology and school counseling but I am a mom first which helps greatly in working with my students and their parents. In addition to being the counselor, I am also the anti-bullying specialist, chairperson for the Intervention and Referral Services Committee as well as having many other duties at Intervale. I think of each student at the school as my own, seeing to their social, emotional and academic well being. I work closely with the staff to ensure that all children entering our building feel safe and welcomed. I am a firm believer that the school and home must work together in order for a child to succeed. Outside of school, you will find me spending time with my eight grandchildren, friends or reading.

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