Goddard Riverside offers free after school programming for PS 452 students. Please contact LSNCafterschool@gmail.com for more information.
School communities across the world are acclimating to their new normal. Whether instruction is in person, online, or a mix of both, we are learning how to achieve the best version of school with as few sacrifices as possible. This can feel like an uphill climb with looming uncertainties. Still, leaders, educators, students, and families are learning together more than ever.
As we continue this journey together, we hope that emotional intelligence can be our guide. This newsletter was designed to provide you with new and helpful ways to enhance RULER’s reach in your school community during this uncharted new academic year.
The new school year introduces its own set of uncertainties and stressors for families. We are excited to offer a webinar for your school's families on Tuesday, October 20 at 7pm ET. Please share the registration link below with parents and caregivers in your school newsletter, on your website, and during orientation!
Webinar Registration Link
Attendees of our RULER for Families webinar will learn more about:
Date: 10/15/20 (Thu)
Topic: Stress Reduction for Parents/Families
Description: Considering the incredible variety of student needs that parents and educators are managing, research indicates that stress levels are at an all-time high. Understanding the ripple effect of this stress and supporting each other with effective stress management strategies can be transformative in allowing adults to be at the best for students. This workshop provides attendees with research-based strategies for self-care, including monitoring strong emotional reactions, combatting de-motivating or stress-inducing thinking patterns, effective goal setting, coping skills that can be utilized, and incorporating mindfulness and relaxation techniques. This session is being offered in conjunction with the Child Mind Institute.
Link to Register
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Apply Now for Exciting Spring Break STEM Enrichment Programs!
This spring break, STEM is taking over the city! Kindergarten through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting enrichment and experiential learning programs with STEM Matters NYC.
A wide range of programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; the Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Museum of the City of New York; New York Aquarium; New York Botanical Garden; New-York Historical Society; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Solar One; Staten Island MakerSpace; Staten Island Zoo; and Wave Hill.
Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences.
Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Monday, February 10. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.
Please note that this program is for students with single mothers who are homeless, formerly homeless, or low-income.
Hearts of Gold's Learning Center is now open at a new location, the Southern Baptist Church at 12-16 W 108th St, New York, NY 10025. They are now accepting applications! This FREE after-school tutoring program for grades K-12 includes meals and 1-on-1 tutoring. They also offer guitar lessons! As a special bonus, any student who registers will be eligible to receive a scholarship to attend their week STEAM Summer Camp from July 6th-August 14th, 2020.
Walk-in registration at the Learning Center begins Monday, January 6th at 1:00 PM.
Learn more on the FLYER (below and linked, or in Spanish) and download the application form.