Parent Coordinator

Doris Rivera 718-642-5300 -ext. 1371 Room 137

Wow February! I hope everyone is well and healthy as we enter the second month of the new year. The month of February is a unique month filled with rich history including Black History Month,100th Day of School, Presidents Day, World Read Aloud and of course Valentine’s Day. This is a wonderful opportunity to take your child/children on a trip to the library. We are lucky to have a library right next to our school. The Dekalb Library is located on 790 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn NY 11221 Phone: (718) 455-3898 The library hours are as follows:

Monday: 10AM–6PM; Tuesday

1PM–8PM; Wednesday

10AM–6PM; Thursday 10AM-8PM;

Friday 10AM-6PM; Saturday 10AM–5PM; Sunday Closed

Reading aloud to and with your kids is important. Not only does it give them the ability to expand their language skills but it also gives us a chance to teach our kids about different subjects and situations.  The only hard part about reading to your kids is discovering new (and old) favorites. A few suggestions are listed below. This list will help you find the perfect choices for your family so you can get down to the important part… reading stories.

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David A. Casilla

I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer

President’s Day by Anne Rockwell

The Presidential Masters of Prehistory: Discover America’s Forefathers by Saskia Lacey

Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Sam Mc Bratney

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse by Laura Numerof

You can also teach the value of kindness. Kindness is showing concern about the well-being and feelings of others. Working together on projects that show generosity as a family. Provide opportunities for children to see themselves demonstrating kindness in the home, at school and in the community. Families can model kindness in every day social interactions and help children understand that kindness is more than being nice, it’s also a genuine concern for others and a way of using reading, writing, listening and speaking to improve the world in some ways. Some excellent reading materials that model kindness are: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew DayWalt and Kindness Snippet Jar by Diana Alber.

Important Dates to Remember:

Tuesday February 1, 2022 Lunar New Year School Closed

Wednesday February 2, 2022 Read Across America

Wednesday February 9, 2022 Kindergarten Open House

Wednesday February 15, 2022 Virtual Coffee with Ms. Ollivierra

Wednesday February 16, 2022 100th Day of School

Wednesday February 18, 2022 PTA Virtual Meeting

Wednesday February 21st through 25th Midwinter Recess School Closed