PS 452 is featured on page 29!
Have a safe and happy summer!
Please read the District 3 Remote Learning Newsletter Volume 3 HERE.
PS 452 is featured on page 29!
Have a safe and happy summer!
The NYC Department of Transportation Office of Safety Education and Outreach shared their recently published Think Safety newsletter for your enjoyment.
Included are articles about health and safety and a host of indoor activities that will make Summer 2020 a richer experience for all.
Click on the link above to read the newsletter.
We hope you are doing well and staying safe. It is with great sadness that Camp Settoga has chosen to wait until summer 2021 to open so we can make sure families are staying safe and healthy. Camp Settoga is working with a few other camps to create Summer in the Cloud. Since school is ending this week, we are hoping that you can send information along to PS452 or your personal network as this is an excellent virtual opportunity for families for the summer.
Please check our summerinthecloud.org to learn more and look forward to "seeing" your kids over the summer. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you so much in advance,
Genna & Ashey
This summer will be "virtually" amazing at the JCC! From ballet to Little Maestros, athletics, art, and more, Infants + Young Children at the JCC has your child's summer covered! Check out our offerings and register now!
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the liberation of those who had been held as slaves in the United States. Originally a Texas state holiday, it is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States. Join the New York Public Library as it celebrates Juneteeth with a selection of books for young readers.
Practice Makes Perfect Offers Free Summer Programming for 5,000
NYC Public School Students
New York, NY (June 12th, 2020) – To address the impact of COVID19 and mitigate the summer learning loss, Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) in partnership with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and The Heckscher Foundation for Children through a $1.4 million dollar grant have created a free virtual summer academic program for up to 5,000 NYC public school students who are completing Grades 3 – 8. The program is open to students attending both district and charter schools.
For more information, click on this LINK
The deadline to apply is Friday, June 26th . You can apply by visiting the Practice Makes Perfect website at http://www.practicemakesperfect.org/ and clicking on Virtual Summer at the top of the page.
Common Sense Media presents:
Parenting in Support of Black Lives: How to Build a Just Future for Kids (and How Media Can Help)
Thursday, June 18 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET
Through 400 years of systemic oppression and racism, our nation has failed to protect and value Black children and families. How do we support a future where all children are valued? And when we're parenting amid crisis and trauma, how can we find support for ourselves and our kids?
Our conversation will center on these important questions and provide practical, how-to advice for talking about race and inspiring kids to fight for racial equity. The event will feature Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, leading scholar on race in America, in conversation with child psychologist Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, moderated by Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author and activist.
Please click on the link HERE for more information and to register to attend.
Meeting Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkduygpjsrGdHLvANDhsoFE6kHuaUZDfau
Dig Deeper, Check out the range of data on our CEC3 website
We stand against the systemic oppression and injustice faced by the Black community and speak out that Black Lives Matter.
The books on this list can be used as a starting place to jumpstart discussions around racism, discrimination, and resistance. The future is in our children's' hands and we hope to raise a generation that breaks the chains of racism and creates a better future for all.
The BookClubs at Biblionasium
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz, illustrated by AG Ford
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Eric Velasquez
My Hair is a Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera
Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged! by Jody Nyasha Warner and Richard Rudnicki
Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne with Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World by Cheryl Hudson
For more information please visit Biblionasium HERE
After months of ad-hoc homeschooling, you're probably eager for ways kids can get in some learning this summer—preferably without you as the "teacher." Content that strengthens kids' grasp of core subject areas like math, science, language arts, and social studies—that also engages their minds in ways they wouldn't necessarily get in class—are ideal for slower-paced days. For this, we love things like podcasts and apps that require little more than figuring out what your kid likes to do and wants to learn—and then leaving them alone to do just that. This week, you'll find podcasts for summer learning to add to our steadily growing list of podcast recommendations, plus apps that act like tutors for math and science concepts, and books about racism and social justice to add to your kids' summer education exploits.
Senior parenting editor, mom of one
Which podcasts can I download for summer learning?
Summer slide is no joke, and for many kids, school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic have made those slides verrrrrrrry slippery. If you want to keep your kid learning this summer in a fun way, or you're simply looking for a kid-approved way to keep them busy for half an hour, try podcasts. From science shows that answer kids' real questions to storytime podcasts to help them work on reading comprehension, there is so much to learn from audio series that kids can listen to solo or enjoy with family just like an old-timey radio show.
While you will need a mobile device, smart speaker, or computer, podcasts offer a welcome respite from screens. And if you plan ahead, you don't even need to be connected to Wi-Fi to listen. Some of the podcasts we recommend, such as Brains On, encourage kids to do simple real-time projects and experiments to enrich learning. Others, like Stuff You Missed in History Class and the 1619 Project, teach kids about important events and issues from U.S. history, using stories to rivet their attention. Whether your family is new to podcasts or you're adding to your download queue, you'll find something to keep kids of all ages listening and learning through the summer—and beyond. Read more
Are there apps that can keep kids learning over the summer?
If you're making your kids study over the summer (or you have a miraculously self-directed learner), you may want to hook them up with some tutoring help, in the form of an app. Tutoring apps all work a bit differently—and many cost money—so it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with a few options to determine what'll work best for your situation. Some of the tools we recommend—for example, MathPapa—offer tutorials on various concepts kids can watch, read, or print. Some—like Chegg Math Solver and Socratic by Google—offer step-by-step solutions for those elusive equations. But you do have to be careful, because some of these apps literally give kids the answers and could lead to cheating—so you'll need to keep an eye on those if you decide to use them. If your kid needs a live tutor, you can find that, too, with apps like Course Hero and Yup Math Tutoring, where kids can connect with a real human being who will talk through the problems. Read more
Any good books to help kids make sense of protests?
When your kids see demonstrations in the street or on the news as a response to racist incidents, you can help them understand what's going on by giving them some historical context. Sometimes such actions reflect a healthy democracy. Sometimes they lead to changing laws. Some movements are peaceful; others turn violent. These books tell true and fictional stories of people's experiences of racism and of those who put their bodies on the line for the cause of equality under the law and social justice. Pick up a few—like American Born Chinese or I'm Not Dying with You Tonight—and spark a conversation. See the list
Connect with Common Sense Parents
Got a screen-time dilemma? Need support on a challenging media issue? Join Common Sense Parents, a Facebook group for media-aware parents sharing solutions, personal experience, and community to support you in all aspects of raising kids in the digital age. Join now
Wide Open School Virtual Summer Camp
Our new site Wide Open School offers a huge range of free, grade-based activities to keep kids busy and learning all day. At Virtual Summer Camp, kids can explore lessons in STEM, music appreciation, language arts, art and creativity, and more—all designed to stimulate curiosity, deep thinking, self-awareness, and joy. Summer themes include Animals, Plants and the Planet, Self-Expression and Story-Telling, and Space, Exploring, and Experiments--start now. Resources are available for Spanish-speaking families.
Podcast: Talking to your kids about what's happening in the news
Making sense of the news—and then figuring out how to talk to your kids about it—is challenging (especially for families already stressed with coronavirus fallout). For much-needed guidance and practical tips on discussing tough topics such as race, public safety, and protesting, download this week's Parent Trapped podcast featuring Allison Briscoe-Smith, a child psychologist and the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Wright Institute. Subscribe now so you don't miss out. New episodes come out on Wednesdays. Available on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
Support for what you're dealing with now
Crawling the walls? Sheltering in place? We're all parenting in new terrain. Get smart, sensible support from authors, experts, and thought leaders in our Conversations with Common Sense webinar series. Covering a wide range of relevant topics, from discussing race to revealing uncomfortable emotions, you'll hear from people like Dr. Lisa Damour, New York Times columnist and author; Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Minneapolis pediatrician and equity advocate; and Ellen Galinsky, chief science officer at the Bezos Family Foundation, whose advice, tips, and ideas can help us all raise happy, healthy kids. Watch now
For more information, please visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Buenas tardes Hope you and your family are doing well. The NYC Comptroller's office is offering tenant rights information sessions in partnership with the Legal Aid Society.
Espero que usted y su familia estén bien. La oficina del Contralor de Nueva York está ofreciendo sesiones de información sobre los derechos de los inquilinos en sociedad con la Sociedad de Asistencia Legal.
Come hear from housing experts and bring your questions. Venga a escuhar a expertos en vivienda y traiga sus preguntas.
Las sesiones de informacion se llevaran a cabo el lunes 10 de junio a las 7 p.m. y el viernes, 26 de junio a las 11 a.m.
Interpretation services will be available in American Sign Language, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Interpretation services must be requested upon RSVP at least two days before each session.
Los servicios de interpretacion estaran disponibles en espanol. Los sevicios de interpretacion deben solicitarse mediante RSV al menos dos dias antes de cada sesion.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit Eventbrite at
Para obtener mas informacion y confirmar su asistencia, visite Eventbrite en
Tenants Rights Information Session
Hear from housing experts and bring your questions.