Parent Workshops

Yoga for People Who Think they can’t do Yoga!

With Instructor Gigi Matthews

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Three Free sessions available at PS 34 

 (The First Session is November 22,  a part of the Coffee Time with the Parent Coordinator)

  November 22, December 13,  January 17

Time: 8:45 am

Place: Kindergarten Cafeteria

These yoga sessions are designed to assist with everyday life; to energize in the morning and start the day positively, counteract the effects of sitting at a desk, destress, wind down before sleep and other daily challenges. It isn’t a fitness class, no mats required, but it is toning and good for the body and mind!   

RSVP  Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator.

 Yoga RSVP Form English.pdf  Yoga RSVP Form Polish.docx  Yoga RSVP Form Spanish.pdf 



Parent Workshop:  Tips on Bullying & Conflict Resolution

 Presented by, Shakeba Jenkins, SCHOOL Mental Health Consultant  NYC Dept of Health

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

9:00 am

Kindergarten Cafeteria


The workshop will help parents identify bullying.  It will provide ways parents can manage conflict between children while giving them appropriate skills to handle conflict amongst themselves.

  Parents will get tips on how to work with their children if they are being bullied as well as ways to handle conflict at home.

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


Parent Kindergarten Literacy Workshop

  Tuesday,  October 22, 2019

2:45 pm –3:45 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.


Presented by:

Ms. Kowalski, Parent Coordinator

Ms. Karwinska, Kindergarten Teacher

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




Multiplication Fluency Workshop

For 4th grade parents and students

 Come learn positive multiplication strategies parents and students can do together.

Make and decorate your own flashcards.


Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

The workshop will be ongoing beginning at 2:45 pm & 4:00 pm.

Room 214

For information contact Ms. Brown or Ms. Deise Kowalski @ 718.389.5842



Communications Workshop

Thursday, September 12, 2019 

Choose from two-time slots: 8:45-9:30 am or 5:30-6:15 pm

We understand communication is key and that being well informed is important. Therefore, we will be hosting a communication workshop so that you can learn about various ways we'll be keeping in touch with families throughout the school year.  Hope to see you there!



Monthly Coffee Time with Parent Coordinator.


Coffee Time with the Parent Coordinator

Parents are invited to join Ms. Kowalski, Parent Coordinator to enjoy some coffee and participate in discussions, workshops, and activities Monthly. Come and get to know other parents in our PS 34 community.  

Join me for the first Coffee Time on:

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 8:45 am
Where: Kindergarten Cafeteria

Come to meet other parents and brainstorm ideas and plan for meaningful parent activities and workshops you would like to participate in monthly.

RSVP to Ms. Kowalski,



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:  

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