Parent Coordinator

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I want to welcome everyone back and wish you a Happy New Year!!

January is a time for taking stock and setting goals. Most people make some type of New Year’s resolution. Then two weeks later, many realize that they have not followed through. Kids are no different. Why not make this, the year that your child learns how to achieve the goals he/she sets for his/her self. When your child sets a goal, help them choose one they can reach in a short time frame. For example, I will learn my multiplication facts. Encourage them to be specific. Then help your child follow these five steps for achieving their goal: 1. State the goal. “My goal is to learn my multiplication facts.” They should write it down and post it where they will see it. 2. Plan how to meet the goal. “I will make flash cards and study them for 15 minutes every night. I will ask Mom to quiz me on Fridays.” 3. Talk about the goal with others. This builds commitment to the goal. Your child should tell his teacher what he plans to do. 4. Do each step in the plan, one at a time. If problems come up, talk about possible solutions. Perhaps they are too tired after doing homework each night to review their flash cards. Maybe they could study them in the mornings while they eat breakfast instead. 5. Motivate and celebrate. Praise your child for their effort each step of the way. “I am proud of you for studying your multiplication facts this morning.” In addition, when they achieve their goal, celebrate how hard work paid off!

Cordially,

Doris Rivera, Parent Coordinator

PS 274

800 Bushwick Avenue

Brooklyn, NY. 11221

718-642-5300 ext 1371

Important Dates to Remember

Parent Workshop(s)

Date: January 14, 2020

Time: 9:00AM

Topic: Social Friendship Skills

Location: Room 137

Presenter: Ms. Rivera Parent Coordinator


New York Psychotherapy & Counseling Center

Date: January 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM

Topic: Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child

Location: Library

Presenter: Selina Lebron

Field Trip(s):

Date: January 27, 2020

Location: Queens College Kupferberg Theater

Classes K-1, K-2 and K-3.

~Department of Education important information and Events~

The Community Education Council (CEC) of District 32 will be hosting their monthly meeting on:

Thursday, January 16, 2019

Location: PS 145

100 Noll Street

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Time: 6:00PM