December is here! We have a few things for you to be on the lookout this month:
Virtual Picture Day begins Monday, December 14th through Monday, December 21st: Picture Day is for everyone - teachers and students either in Blended Learning or Remote Learning. We have partnered with Simon Photographers to make ensure we have your child's photo for our 2020-2021 Yearbook! Please be in the lookout for the link to upload your child's photo during our Picture Day week. Click here for some tips we shared at our November PA meeting.
How it works:
All you need is a phone and your smile. First, we’ll share a link with you via email so that you may capture and upload a beautiful photo from home. Then, Irvin Simon team of designers and photo editors will prepare your portrait so kids can:
- Order School Portraits and Photo Gifts
- Join their classmates in the Class Group Photo
- Be included in the School Yearbook
PA General Meeting December 15th at 7:00pm Be sure to check your emails for agenda and meeting details. Zoom link will be shared one hour prior to the start of the meeting.
Wishing you all a wonderful December!
The PS101Q's Parents' Association
Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Child Trends
How to Talk to Your Child about the Coronavirus, Kids Health
Multilingual Coronavirus Resources, Colorín Colorado
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource, National Association of School Psychologists
Promoting Positive Mental Health for Teens Feeling Isolated, Erika’s Lighthouse
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Racism and Activism
CNN/Sesame Street town hall to learn about racism. (best for lower grades)
embracerace.org lists 31 children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance.
Bounceback parenting blog has a curated list of resources including books, activities, and media for talking to kids of all ages about race and racism.
The Brown Bookshelf promotes awareness of children’s books (picture, middle grade, and young adult) written and illustrated by people of color.
New York Family recently compiled a list called Resources and Books to Help Parents Educate Themselves on Racism.
A free e-book from Teaching Tolerance, Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice has stories and conversation starters for ages 2-5, 6-12, and 13 and up.
A New Jersey teacher started this viral list of children's books about race on the popular website ScaryMommy.com.
Articles or blog posts
Commonsense Media’s “Explaining the News to Our Kids” breaks down how to have difficult conversations with kids of different ages.
The American Academy of Pediatrics shares advice for families on how to talk to their children about racism.
embracerace.org has articles, topic pages, and webinars to help parents talk about race with young children (best for elementary).
The Anti-Defamation League has tips for a table talk about racism for kids 11 and older (best for middle or high school).
Healthychildren.org offers advice for parents talking to children about racial bias.
“Talking to Kids About George Floyd” from Child Mind Institute takes a commonsense approach to a difficult topic.
The American Psychological Association initiative on Defining Race and Ethnic Socialization has parent resources on having discussions about race with children of all ages.