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Student Newspaper

Parent Worksop: Positive Parenting

 We had AMAZING turnout to our parenting workshop on 1/27. I am sharing resources presented by the New York Foundling at the workshop. 

PowerPoint-> Parenting Program-pdf 

 Alternative to Corporal Punishment.pdf  

Financial Assistance Programs.pdf

 Helping Children Cope with Fear and Separation from Loved Ones.pdf  

Recreational Family Activities.pdf 

 

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 

Ms. Kump and Ms. Callender

 
 
 

Current Events and Resources

After the latest shocking events in our Country we wanted to provide resources for you and your family. Many may be feeling shocked, scared or angry after recent events. Our goal is to make sure our school still feels like a safe place for your children.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us. We are here to support you and your children. 

Ms. Callender and Ms. Kump

ckump@ps13si.org

acallendar@ps13si.org

 

Helping Kids Navigate Scary News Stories 

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/helping-kids-navigate-scary-news-stories

Helping Kids Understand the Riots at the Capitol 

https://childmind.org/blog/helping-kids-understand-the-riots-at-the-capitol/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Helping%20Kids%20Understand%20the%20Riots%20at%20the%20Capitol&utm_campaign=The-Scaffolding-Effect

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety to your Kids

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-avoid-passing-anxiety-on-to-your-kids/

Mental Health Supports

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/parents-caregivers

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/mental-health

Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/healing-through-social-justice/201911/radical-self-care-in-the-face-mounting-racial-stress

Navigating the Holidays

The holidays may be especially difficult for you and your family this year. Gathering for the holidays may not be possible for a variety of reasons.  We are attaching some resources from Good Grief. They may help you plan how to navigate the upcoming holidays in these ever changing times. This may be especially helpful if you have experienced any loss or illness.  Resources_for_the_holidays.zip 

We am sending good thoughts to you all. Please reach out if you need more help. 

Ms. Callender and Ms. Kump

Family Resources

Time are very difficult right now and we know there are a lot of barriers that can hinder success during remote learning. Some of these resources may be able to support you during these times. If you are in need of something that is not listed please reach out and we will do our best to help you. 

Resources:

Free Wifi Hotspots-Go to the site and on the top right hand side click on Free Wifi. On next page, type in your address and a list of available hotspots will load (green dot means its available/red hotspot out of range).  **Instabridge is the bridge between your device and the WiFi you want to connect to. The safety of the WiFi will depend on the security level of the WiFi that the owner of the WiFi has set.
 
List of Providers offering free WiFi for 60 days
 
Childcare
 
After-school Programs
 
Family Services for students with disabilities
 
 
Full List for:
 
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 

September Focus: Remote Learning

Remote learning can be a challenge for both parents and children. As this year begins all students will be working remotely either full or part time. 

Take a look at these tips for helping your children learn best home. 

 remote learning help for parents.docx 

 22 Remote Learning Tips For Parents Helping at Home.docx 


Take a look at these tips for supporting mental health needs

 Supporting your child.docx 

 

As always we are here to help. If you have a question or have a topic you would like us to focus on next month please reach out. 

Ms. Callender (Grades 2,3,4)

acallendar@ps13si.org

Ms. Kump (Grades K, 1, 5) 

ckump@ps13si.org

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

ckump@ps13si.org

acallendar@ps13si.org

 
Resources: 
 

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!)

            Coronavirus-Anxiety-Workbook.pdf

Managing Stress

             covid-19-managing-stress-anxiety.pdf  

Mental Health Tips

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

Hotlines 

            Parent support hotlines.pdf  

 

For kids:

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

                 CDC Coping After a Disaster storybook 1.pdf 

                  Coronavirus_ABookForChildren.pdf

                  virus explained- spanish.pdf  

                  virus explained.pdf 

Coping skills -A-TO-Z-OF-CALMING-TECHNIQUES.pdf