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.




Parent "Coffee Time with the Parent Coordinator" + (SustainabilityCoach, Tina Wong) Newtown Creek Nature walk with our tour guide Lisa Bloodgood, Director of Advocacy & Education with Newtown Creek Alliance. It was a beautiful day for a walk and to learn about our neighborhood environment, geology and history incorporated in the art of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk.
Thank you to all who joined me for coffee and tour today in my last Coffee Time with the Parent Coordinator for this school year.


Friday (5/31) is "Coffee Time with the ParentCoordinator" + (Sustainability Coach)

WHAT: Newtown Creek Nature Walk
WHEN: Friday, May 31, 2019
WHERE: Meet at PS34 by 8:45 am

There will be coffee - if you want to grab a cup before heading over to the Creek, meet at Woops! by 8:30a. we will head out by 8:45a @PS34. I will meet families who are planning to meet directly there (on corner of Provost & Paidge) ~9:00-9:15.

Another special treat: we invited Lisa Bloodgood from NewtownCreek Alliance, to be our "tour guide." [Check out her bio below.]She will share stories of the industrial history of Greenpoint and itsimpact on Newtown Creek and all the improvements since the "oil spill." In addition, we'll chat about the flora and fauna that's returning to our waterway and tips on all the things you can do to be stewards of our Creek.

For question and to RSVP contact Ms. Kowalski,
718 389-5842

Lisa Bloodgood, Director of Advocacy & Education
Lisa has a background in community advocacy and local government, her work today has a special focus on community science-based research rooted in ecology, biodiversity,remediation and restoration. She is the NY Co-Chair for the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program’s Citizen Advisory Committee and serves on both the Steering and Technical Committees for the EPA’s Newtown Creek Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG).She also serves as Co-Chair of North Brooklyn Neighbors Board of Directors, a North Brooklyn based environmental and social justice nonprofit and is a proud community gardener. Lisa studied Earth and Environmental Science at CUNY, Brooklyn College with plans to pursue a Masters in the coming years.

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!   


Growing Up NYC


Discover free & low-cost activities for summer 2019

Preventing Summer Slide

 Have you Heard of the Summer Slide?

Only 48% of Parents with kids age 6-17 have heard about Summer Slide.

 Summer slide is when kids forget what they learned from the school year. Studies show that children can lose up to 2 months of what they have learned in school if they don't keep reading or stay engaged during the summer months.    To help children keep up with their skills over the summer here are a few tips.

And remember, it's OK -- in fact, it's beneficial -- for kids to get bored, too. Downtime encourages kids to use their imagination and creativity and develop their inner selves -- essential skills they can use all their lives.



Things to do with your child in the Summer!


 Brooklyn Summer Resources 2019.pdf 

Things to do with Your Children this Summer!!!

Families, let’s explore Brooklyn and venture out to different neighborhoods to

experience what this city has to offer!



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

 5-2019 Home 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.