Parent Workshops

Parent Workshop in April 2019

Kindergarten Parent Literacy Workshop 

Tuesday,  April 16, 2019

2:45 pm

Room 102 (STEM Room) 

This workshop will:

-Provide tips and strategies for parents to help their children improve and become better readers.

- Review NYS Common Core Standards on Kindergarten foundation skills and literature.

RSVP to Ms. Kowalski :





 “Stress Management” Parent Workshop Presented by:

 (ICL) Institute for Community Living Family Resource Center

 The workshop defines different kinds of stresses. Review the symptoms of stress and the reasons why one may feel stress. Discuss both unhealthy and healthy ways of coping with stress.

 Monday, April 1, 2019

2:45 pm

Room 102 

Child Care will be available and provided by School Settlement Association


 For questions and to RSVP via email, contact Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator, at or call 718 389-5842.




Parent Workshop in March 2019

How can we keep our children safe on the internet?

Come and learn more at our  Internet Safety  Parent Information  Workshop

 Presented by:

 (ICL) Institute for Community Living

Family Resource Center 

The workshop will cover:

-The dangers of the internet

-How to keep personal information safe

-Teaching children to be safe on the internet.

-Using internet filters and monitors

Tuesday, March 5,  2019

2:45-3:45 pm      Room 102

Child Care will be provided by School Settlement Association

RSVP to Ms. Kowalski, Parent Coordinator,


Grades 4 Parent Information Workshop:

 New York State Assessments

 -Get information on ELA & MATH NYS Assessments.

-Tips on what parents can do to help their children at home.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 am

Where: Kindergarten Cafeteria

RSVP to Ms. Kowalski, Parent Coordinator,


Grades 5 Parent Information Workshop:

New York State Assessments

  -Get information on ELA & MATH NYS Assessments.

 - Tips on what parents can do to help their children at home.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Time: 9:00 am

Where: Kindergarten Cafeteria

RSVP to Ms. Kowalski, Parent Coordinator,



Parent Workshop in January 2019

January 8, 2019 : Prioritizing & Organizing - Presented by (ICL) Institute for Community Living Family Resource Center at PS 34 starting at 9 am.

January 8, 2019: Grade 3-5 Willy Wonka Disney Theater Parent Information sessions 2:45-3:15   & 5:00-5:30 pm.

 NYC Department of Health Winter Workshops Flyer for the New Year 2019-pdf 1.pdf 



Parent Workshops in December 2018

December 3, 2018: Parent Holidays Around the World Workshop 8:45 am

December 4, 2018: Parent Holidays Around the World Workshop 2:45 pm

December 5, 2018: Parent Holidays Around the World Workshop 5:30 pm

December 17, 2018: Holiday Blues Parent Workshop: Tips for getting through the stresses of the Holiday Season 2:45 pm

Parent  Workshops in November 2018

Understanding the Middle School Application Process (5th Grade): Presented by Ms. Kowalski: November 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm room 102. Informs participants about middle school choices, and how the application process works.                                                                                                   

 Tips for Academic Success -Presented by New York Psychotherapy & Counseling Center (NYPCC). November 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm in the PS 34 Kindergarten Cafeteria.                                          

“Let Me Show You How”-Math tips workshop for grades 1-5.  Presented by the Dial A Teacher Program representative Ms. Gourdine (UFT). November 27, 2018 at 2:45 pm room 204. Parents are taught some of the common core strategies the children are using in class.


4th Grade Fluency Workshop Math 10-18-20





For questions, contact Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at  or call 718 389-5842.      





School Food Lunch Menu


Click on image for printable school lunch menus 


Monthly Coffee Time with Parent Coordinator.



February 28, 2019 - "Coffee andCanvas" with the Parent Coordinator.

Today at our Coffee Time parent meeting/workshop we discussed the Leader in Me habit 7, "Sharpen the Saw", which reminds us of the importance of taking the time to re-energize and for self-care. We practiced this habit today while sipping some coffee and learning to paint at Whoops! coffee and cookie shop.

Thank you to our parents Onna Ratcliffe, Vildania Cortorreal andUrszula Zaorska for participating today.

The next Coffee Time with the Parent Coordinator will be March 29. I will post our next activity to sign up soon!   


Key to the City: A Family Resource Fair



Free immigration legal consultations Offered by New York Legal Assistance Group. No appointment is necessary.
Free tax preparation clinic.
Income must be $54,000 or less

For Appointment:
- Phone: (212) 627-2227 ext 238
-SNAP Screening and Enrollment
-Resources for healthcare, English classes, finances, and more!
- Know Your Rights Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 2019
9am –1pm
P.S. 131
4305 Fort Hamilton Pkwy,
Brooklyn, NY 11219
212-627-2227 ext. 238

Not ADA accessible. Not wheelchair accessible.


Summer in the City offers a variety of free and exciting opportunities through the Summer Academy and Summer School programs.

Students spend the summer participating in engaging lessons and hands-on STEM activities, along with taking field trips to museums, parks, and other cultural sites.

Summer in the City provides transportation and all students will receive a free, healthy breakfast and lunch. 

Applications for the Summer Academy enrichment programs are open March 18 to April 26. Learn more about the Summer Academy programs, including student eligibility and how to apply at

 Summer in the City FAQs

Stay in Touch

Want to receive the latest information about Summer in the City’s programming? Sign up for our email updates on the DOE’s Connect page:

Citywide on English Language Learners


Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:15 pm Tweed Courthouse
52 Chambers Street, 2nd Floor Conf. Rm.
New York, NY, 10007
Calendar and Business Meeting
Bullying and the English Language Learner
by Brendan Lang, Program Manager
Office of Safety and Youth Development (OSYD)
Information on Summer in the City
by Cynthia Felix

Division of Multilingual Learners (DMLL)
Interpretation services are available upon request
Please contact the CCELL office at 718-752-7394 or
email us at
This building is wheelchair accessible

The Citizenship Project at the NY Historical Society

The Citizenship Project is a FREE program to prepare legal permanent residents for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Exam (USCIS) naturalization test. Engage parents and strengthen community ties by bringing this grant-funded program into your neighborhood school.  

Courses take place on-site at the New-York Historical Society on Saturdays, weekday evenings, and weekday mornings. Morning, evening, and Saturday classes are offered at various locations across New York City.

For more information about the project, please click here: 

Have questions regarding immigration?


Chancellor Letter on Immigration:  January 30, 2017

Below you will find various information regarding immigration rights.  

 Community Toolkit.pdf 

 Emergency Plan in Case of Deportation.pdf 

 Fraud Unit District Attorney Letter.pdf 

 Fraud Unit District Attorney Pamphlet.pdf 

 List of Free Legal Service Providers.pdf 

 Police Encounters for Non Citizens.pdf  

Questions About Deportation.pdf 

 Test Questions for Naturalization.pdf 

Useful Immigration Numbers:

  • If you have been arrested/Convicted and you want to know what the immigration consequences are, call  The Immigration Defense Project at 212-705-6422
  • To determine if you have a final order of removal call the Case Status Information Line at 1-800-898-7180
  • For Referrals to low-cost and free legal service providers, contact The New American Hotline at 800-566-7636 (Open Monday-Friday 9 am- 8 pm)
  • Your family can find you a private immigration attorney (
  • To receive information on legal resources and report suspected cases of fraud, call the New Americans Hotline 800-566-7636
  • to learn more about common scams targeting immigrants, and to access community materials, visit 



 Parent Coordinator Newsletter

 March 2019 page 1,  March 2019 Page 2 

 February 2019 page 1,  February 2019 page 2 

 January 2019 page 1,   January 2019 page 2

 December 2018 page 1 ,December 2018 page 2

November 2018 page 1  November 2018 page 2

 October 2018 page 1 October 2018 Edition page 2

 Home and School Connection

 4-2019 Home school connection

 3-2019 Home School connection

 2-2019 Home School Connection

 1-2018 Home School Connection

 12-2019 Home School Connection  

  11-2018 Home School Connection

10-2018 Home School Connection

 9-2018 Home School Connection



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2018–19  Achieve NYC Guide to NYC Public Schools


The new 2018–19  edition of Achieve NYC Guide to NYC Public Schools are now available.  

The guide is available in ten languages and offers families an easy-to-read overview of the DOE’s policies, school- and district-level supports, and academic expectations for students. The guide also includes useful tips for supporting students at home, in the classroom, and during the college application process. 

Additional hard copies will be available in the main office and Parent Teacher Conferences Night in the School Cafeteria.  

Click HERE for English Guide.

Click HERE for Spanish Guide.

Click HERE for French Guide. 

Click HERE for Chinese Guide.

Click HERE for a link to other language guides.