DOE KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS THURSDAY, DEC 10TH
Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, December 10th, children born in 2016 can apply to Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. All families who apply by the deadline will receive a Kindergarten offer in April. All families should participate in kindergarten admissions, including children currently attending pre-K, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students with accessibility needs.
MySchools.nyc includes an online directory tool that allows families to explore program choices, save programs of interest and submit their application, all on the same site.
Read more about the Kindergarten application process HERE
PS 107 will be posting a virtual tour on the school website, PS107.ORG soon. We will let families know once the virtual tour is available for viewing.
All of our current PreK families must still apply for a seat in the PS 107 Kindergarten program and are given priority in the application process.
THE UPSIDE OF SCREENTIME: USING TECH TO ENHANCE YOUR CHILD'S SOCIAL WORLD
Tomorrow, Thursday, December 10th at 6:30PM hosted by PS 321
Screens have exploded into our kids' social worlds during this pandemic. While it's common to default to "this is bad, this is not childhood, this will rot their brains," speech-language pathologist and mindfulness teacher Susan Brennan makes a case for how technology, with guidelines and structure, can actually enhance and expand kids' interactions and social worlds, both remotely and in person.
$10 to $25 donation suggested but not required.
TWO-PART IMPLICIT BIAS WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS
Monday, December 14th and Thursday, December 17th - @6:00PM - MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS
During this two-part series, parents and guardians will learn about the IB Awareness Workshop that the Office of Equity and Access is offering to NYC Department of Education staff. Parents and guardians, especially those who are on School Equity Teams, PTA members and CEC members, are encouraged to register, join the community, and learn about Implicit Bias, the brain science behind Implicit Bias and how to mitigate the effects of Implicit Bias.
COPING DURING COVID-19
Our partners at the Child Mind Institute are offering a series of free workshops. Interested caregivers can learn more about the workshops and register HERE.
Anxiety and COVID-19 - Wednesday, 12/9 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Fostering Resilience Within Your Family - Thursday, 12/10 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Managing Grief and Loss - Monday, 12/14 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Mindful Parenting - Monday, 12/14 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
Is My Child Going to Be Okay? - Wednesday, 12/16 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Managing Intense Emotions - Wednesday, 12/16 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
For additional resources, please visit the Child Mind Institute’s website at: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/
HOLIDAY FUN AT THE MET OPERA
Free Met Opera 5-Day Family Holiday Festival
Thursday, December 17 through Monday, December 21
During this festive time of year, the Met Opera is presenting a series of virtual workshops to guide kids and families through Hansel and Gretel, a wickedly entertaining, English language adaptation of the classic fairy tale.
All workshops will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
Please contact your Parent Coordinator with questions at: