PS 34 Parent Coordinator
Deise Kowalski - PS 34 Parent Coordinator
PS 34 is the little school with a big heart. It is Brooklyn’s oldest elementary school and has been a family community school where parents and guardians have the opportunity to be a major part of their child’s learning and education for many years.
As an active parent and past PS 34 PTA President, I have come to understand that parent involvement is key in constructing the foundation for our children to succeed. My mission is to continue to empower parents to be actively involved in their child’s education by providing them with important information through multiple media and offering various opportunities for parent participation. At PS 34 parents are able to be involved throughout the year by volunteering their talents and abilities, participating in school activities, events, workshops, PTA and SLT (School Leader Ship Team) and much more!
Parents are the most important people in their child’s life. Assisting parents with their needs I believe will also help their children. I’m here to assure parents that their issues can be heard and addressed effectively. I kindly welcome and encourage parents to communicate any creative ideas or concerns. My door is always opened.
I value parents and guardians as partners and together we can support our children’s needs with the education they deserve.
Back to School Tips for Parents
Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.
Talk about today’s events and tomorrow’s plans.
While it is important to support learning throughout the summer, don’t spend the last weeks of summer vacation reviewing last year’s curriculum. All kids need some down time before the rigors of school begin. For some kids, last-minute drills can heighten anxiety, reminding them of what they’ve forgotten instead of what they remember.
For more tips visit http://www.pbs.org/parents
Parent Coordinator Newsletter
Home and School Connection
The NYC Department of Education is proud to announce that parents, students, and educators now have a new way to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest news from City public schools. Introducing the DOE’s new official blog, The Morning Bell.
Featuring news, tips, and programs at work in City schools, The Morning Bell keeps readers up-to-date about the exciting things happening inside our classrooms every day. Bookmark The Morning Bell today on your computer and mobile browser, and subscribe to receive email updates with each new post.https://morningbellnyc.com/
Middle School Information
How to apply to middle school. 5th Grade Families can prepare by taking these next steps:
Read the 2018 NYC Middle School Directory (COMING SOON): Research middle school programs, see the admissions timeline, and use the activities to learn about the admissions process.
Attend a Middle School District Fair: Get to know the middle schools in your district, meet middle school staff, and ask questions about specific programs.
Printed directories for families are now being distributed to public middle schools and Family Welcome Centers; English and translated versions will be available at all of these locations by early October.
Visit Middle School Admissions, contact your school , or call 718-935-2398 with questions.
Below you will find various information regarding immigration rights.
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 (www.ailalawyer.com)
- 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 www.protectingimmigrants.org
Feed Our Kids Food Drive
Thank you to all who donated and helped support City Harvest's Feed Our Kids Food Drive at PS 34 from June 1st to June 16!
PS 34 collected 200 pounds of food to help provide much-needed food for our city’s children over the summer when access to school meals may become limited.
For information contact Ms. Kowalski @ Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov or 718-389-5842
NYC Farmers Market Season!
Enjoy the delicious produce our region has to offer.
Visit a farmers market near you to fuel up on fruits and vegetables, participate in a healthy cooking workshop or try a sample of an easy, seasonal recipe.
Did you know that eating fruits and vegetables every day can lower your risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and some cancers?1 Fruits and vegetables keep us healthy because they:
Contain plenty of fiber
Are naturally low in sodium
Are important sources of many vitamins and minerals
NYC farmers markets are a fun outdoor venue for purchasing delicious, fresh, seasonal produce.
Text “SoGood” to 877877 or use this map to find a farmers market near you.
Participate in the Health Department’s public cooking demonstrations from July through November. Attendees will receive a $2 Health Bucks coupon to spend on fruits and vegetables at the market! Look for the carrot icon on this map to find locations with cooking demonstrations.
Use the Health Department’s recipes to prepare an easy and inexpensive healthy dish.
Stay Hydrated! Water is healthy and has zero calories. Find pop-up water fountains in NYC by visiting nyc.gov or downloading the free NYC Water app, available here. NYC tap water tastes great and best of all, it is free!
Pennies for Patients
Thank you to all who donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser in November. PS 34 raised $1,322. Mrs. Rzerzicha’s class 5-211 was the top fundraising class raising $170. They will receive a pizza party from Domino’s Pizza as the top fundraising class from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Program.
Thank you again for your participation and generosity.
Bedtime Math - Free App.
Bedtime Math Parent Engagement Program
A Fun, free app for IPads, Iphones or Android devices.
Quick, wacky family math.
Dinnertime. Bathtime. Any time.
A wacky new problem each day!
Three levels of math(ages 3-9)–Answers provided–No log-ins, no scores
-iPhone/iPad or Android
3-Select Community Edition
4-Enter special code: NYC
5-Parents will select their District and School (District 14, PS 34 Oliver H. Perry)
6- You’re in!
Community Education Council for District 14
Business & Calendar Meeting
When: July 14-2017 ; 6-8PM
Where: IS 71 -215 Heyward Street Room 238 ,Brooklyn, New York 11206
Come out and join the CEC D14!
For more information, please fall CEC14 Office at (718) 302-7624 or
E-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CEC MONTHLY CALENDAR FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR (CLICK HERE)
NYC Parks Help Make Fitness an Affordable for Parents and Students
A NYC Parks Recreation Center membership gives you access to New York City’s most affordable and extensive network of recreational facilities across the five boroughs. Anyone can be a member – there are no residency requirements and kids under 18 can get a free membership.
Come to any of the Recreation Center locations with one form of photo identification.
Include NYC provides one-to-one help, information resources, and workshops on topics that are important to parents with youngsters with disability at no cost.
Contact the Free Resource Line : Call 212-677-4660 Text 646-693-3175
Access free resources online. Visit INCLUDENYC.ORG
NYC Schools Account
NYC Schools Account
You play an important role in your child's academic success. Our goal is to give you the information you need to be an informed and active partner in your child's education. We invite you to set up your NYC Schools Account, which provides a new way for you to view your child's attendance, grades and contact information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.
Parents and Legal Guardians are welcome to visit your parent coordinator at the school to sign up or if you have any questions regarding registering for NYC Schools Account.
Free Admission and Discounted Admission at New York City Museums
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