We hope your kiddos had a great start to the school year! It’s hard to believe that September is behind us and we are soaring into October. Here’s what’s buzzing this Month:
Virtual After School Program: Registration OPENS on Monday, October 5th at 9pm. You don't want to miss out on this. There are incredible class offerings from homework help, Math and Writing Tutoring, Debate, variety of sports, Learn Magic, Mandarin, Rhythm & Hip Hop, MadScience, and so much more. Click HERE to check out the schedule and how to enroll. Get those fingers warmed up for enrollment at 9pm on October 5th! First day of After School is October 19th!
Class Parents! Huge Thank You to those that have signed up to be Class Parents. Orientation for PreK and Kindergarten parents is on October 5th at 6pm and Class Parents of 1st and 5th graders on October 6th at 6pm. Melissa Cruz will be sending you zoom details. Questions? Email: [email protected]
Class Parent Engagement: Each year, the PA elects one of our Executive Board members in the fall of the current school year. This is an opportunity for one parent to join the Executive Board for the 2020-21 school year. Click here if you're interested.
Parent Workshop - October 15th at 7pm. 90-Minute Parent Engagement Workshop “Back to School: Helping Kids & Parents Overcome School Angst & Improving Resiliency". By Sandra Pradas Martin, Self Balance Solutions and Hosted by the PA. Sign up form coming soon.
October PA meeting - October 20th at 7pm. Check your emails for more info. Zoom details are sent the morning of the meeting.
Other Important School Information
PS101Q REOPENING PLAN - Click HERE
PS101Q School Reopening Frequently Asked Questions. Updated on 9/19/20. CLICK HERE
Final COVID-19 Safety Protocols - Click HERE
Breakfast / Lunch Information - Click HERE
As we begin to prepare for the school year to kick off, click HERE for step by step of setting up Google Classroom. Teachers will be reaching out to you to send you your link using the email your child was provided from school last year.
Stay Informed with the NYC DOE Return to School Guidance
If you have any questions for the Parents' Association, please email us at [email protected]
The 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.