Back to School

Back to school looks and feels differently this year which can be causing stress and anxiety in children. We are sharing resources that may be useful during this time. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. 

Ms. Callender and Ms. Kump


Ideas and Activities for Summer Break

The below list of resources contains links for continued learning over the summer and virtual/outdoor activities. We hope you are able to enjoy the summer months with your family. 


*Wildlife Conservation Society

  * The Met Museum for Kids!

*   American Museum of Natural History’s collection

* TheNew York Botanical Garden

 Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

* The Empire State Building

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Outside of NYC

*Georgia Aquarium

South Carolina  Aquarium

* The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

* The Liberty Bell

* Mount Rushmore

* San Diego Zoo

* Hawaii Volcanoes

* Hidden World of National Parks

* International Space Station
Around the World
The Sun  com/virtual-tour-to-the-sun
Educational Websites
Brainscape (To make your own online flashcards)

Useful Websites

NYC Department of Education

NY Public Library: 

For Summer Reading Programs and activities Ebooks:    

Online events and classes                                    

Online Leaning and Skills for Adults:

Practice Makes Perfect

Staten Island Parent: 

Staten Island Children’s Museum:

Liberty Science Center

STEM activities from the Home Depot




Self Care

Self Care

           Self-Care 1.docx **** This one have the most tips and videos you can utilize immediately! 

           Self-care for Educators Caregivers During a Pandemic _ Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility.pdf 

30 Things We Can Do For Our Emotional Health: 

           30ThingsWeCanDoForOurEmotionalHealthSELResourceSheet 1.pdf  

Adult Handbook on How to Talk to Teens:

           Adult-Handbook-2019 1.pdf

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

           Coping with Stress During an Outbreak SAMHSA 1.pdf

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook (an amazing resource that lets you create a plan for yourself!)


Managing Stress


Mental Health Tips

            COVID-19-Mental-Health-Tips-HSPH 1.pdf  


            Parent support hotlines.pdf  


For kids:

Books-   dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1 1.pdf 

                 CDC Coping After a Disaster storybook 1.pdf 


                  virus explained- spanish.pdf  

                  virus explained.pdf 



May Resources

As these strange and difficult times continue please look at the resources below for support. If you need something specific that is not listed please reach out to one of the counselors. We will work to help you in any way we can. 



COVID-19 Parental Resource_UPDATED.pdf  

COVID-19_parent_handout_NASP_NASN_2-20_FINAL 6 0.pdf  





Virtual STEAM summer program through CSI for children ages 8-13


As always, please feel free to reach out to us. Our emails are:



With everything going on right now you or your family may need some extra support. I am posting an attachment with information of outside agencies who may be able to support you. 
The types of resources included: 
1. Mental Health and Emotional Support
2. Food
3. Housing
4. Finances
5. Equity and Access
6. Substance Use
7. Immigration
8. Remote Learning Supports
9. Mindfulness
10. Information About Continuing Services
11. General Mental Health Information and Support
Click the link below to access 
If you need help with something that is not listed reach out and let us know. 
Ms. Kump and Ms. Callender

Resources Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Current events and the news have many of us feeling uncertain and tense right now. This includes  children who are looking at us to see how to react to this stressful situation. Check out the below resources for tips on how to speak to your children to ensure they feel safe and secure. 



virus explained.pdf 

 virus explained- spanish.pdf