November and December
Hello Families! A lot has been happening here at THE public school 13. All November the counselors presented lessons relating to Self Control. They learned techniques related to practicing self control such as deep breathing, mindfulness and positive self talk. In the Fourth and Fifth grade students were put to a self control challenge using fidget toys. Be sure to ask your fourth and fifth graders how they did on the challenge and about the Marshmallow test! We are posting a related video about the marshmallow challenge below so you can learn more about why Self Control is such an important skills for children to learn. You can even try out the marshmallow test at home!
In December we will be back in classrooms. Kindergarten and First grade will learn more about mindfulness by creating a sensory glitter jar. Second grade and up will learn about families and how they are all unique.
As always, please feel free to reach out to the counseling department with any questions. We are here to help!
Don't Eat the Marshmallow! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0yhHKWUa0g&t=333s
October theme: Online Safety
October is Cyberbullying awareness month. With this in mind, here at P.S. 13 the School Counselors have been presenting lessons on the topic of online safety. Throughout the month we are going to each class and discussing topics related to what to share online, what to do if you or someone you know is being bullied and common scams. We are sharing resources with you below so you can be aware of ways to keep your children safe.
Child Sex Abuse & Online Exploitation Prevention Workshop on October 26 at 6:00pm.
Thank your for all who joined our parent workshop! Our next workshop will take place December 7th at 6pm via zoom. See you then!
Back to School is here!
This year the Counseling Department looks a bit different. We have hired TWO additional counselors to support you and your children. With more support, we will be able to do even more in the school and in the community. We are so excited to get started.
Ms. Ling will be working with our Kindergarten and 1st grade families. Feel free to reach her by email at JLing2@schools.nyc.gov
Mr. Cruz will be working with our 2nd and 3rd grade families. Feel free to reach him by email at ACruz45@schools.nyc.gov
Ms. Kump will be working with our 4th and 5th grade families. Feel free to reach her by email at CKump@schools.nyc.gov
Summer is here but beware of the summer slide, the decline in reading abilities and other academic skills that can occur over the summer when school isn't in session. Check out the tips below to make sure you are reinforcing and supporting learning all summer long.
Enjoy the time with your families! We can't wait to hear how you spent your summer break in September.
Ms. Callender and Ms. Kump
Self-Care 1.docx **** This one have the most tips and videos you can utilize immediately!
30 Things We Can Do For Our Emotional Health:
Adult Handbook on How to Talk to Teens:
Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook (an amazing resource that lets you create a plan for yourself!)
Mental Health Tips
Coping skills -A-TO-Z-OF-CALMING-TECHNIQUES.pdf