Parent Worksop: Positive Parenting: UPDATE POSTPONED

Workshop info:


Location: Zoom

Topic: Positive Parenting

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Child Mind Institute Parent Workshop Opportunities

Parent's read below a letter from the Child Mind Institute. They have amazing workshops for families that could help support your during remote learning. Open the links and check out any and all of the workshops. 


"The Child Mind Institute remains committed to equipping parents with tools to balance the unique challenges they face during this crisis. As families continue to support their students transition to virtual learning, we would like to invite you to attend our upcoming parent workshops. We are pleased to once again offer our Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child series. Interested parents can register here.

Additionally, we are excited to share with you our newest parent workshop series: Supporting Learning at Home. Please see below for details and feel welcome to register here. Please note that both workshop series are primarily geared toward parents of children ages 5-11.


Supporting Learning at Home Series


Supporting your Child in Virtual Learning

Wednesday, 12/2 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST


Building and Supporting Executive Functioning Skills

Tuesday, 12/8 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST


Building a Foundation for Reading at Home

Tuesday, 12/15 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST


For additional resources, please visit us at:"


Respect For All

Here at P.S. 13 to do our part to make sure everyone feels safe and included we put a strong emphasis on Social Emotional Learning in each classroom.  During remote learning the school counselors will be presenting a few digital lessons for students. The first lesson is required for all students to participate in. It is being shared the week of October 26th for all grades. This lesson includes a video of story being read from one of our counselors and related questions presented through a nearpod lesson. This allows students to complete the activities at any time that works for them. We encourage you to participate in this learning with your children at home. 


Check out the links below to learn more about the Respect For All Initiative from the Department of Education.



We are the Respect for All Liaisons at the building so reach out to us if you have any questions. 

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. 


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
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 

Wellness Week

October 5th-9th we will celebrate our first wellness week. We plan to continue celebrating these throughout the school year. We are viewing wellness through the lens of self care. Each celebration will focus on a different domain of Self Care (Physical, social, emotional, mental/spiritual). We want to teach and model for the students how to be independent and take care of themselves so they can lead healthy lives. 

We are going to kick start this series with the physical domain. This means we will be providing students with activities to eat healthy, get active, wash their hands and wear their mask properly. The clusters and guidance department have created assignments for students related to this domain in their classrooms. Make sure your students are going to each of these rooms at least once a week to complete their assignments. 

We want to ensure both our in person and virtual students are engaged in Wellness Week. We want everyone to feel connected and part of the P.S. 13 school community even though we may be apart right now. Keep an eye out in your child's google classrooms and you can join in on the celebrations as well.  The physical education fitness challenge might be something you want to participate in with your child. 

Be well everyone! 
As always reach out to us if you have any questions. 

Ms. Kump and Ms. Callender

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)

Ms. Kump (Grades K, 1, 5)

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


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