Parent Connection

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is positive involvement of parents” -Jane D. Hull



PS 100’s wonderful ELL teachers, Ms. Sherman and Ms. Weiss, hosted a family workshop to discuss strategies on how parents can  prepare their children for the NYSESLAT  test.

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On March 20th, two Paul Taylor dancers conducted a parent engagement workshop for PS 153’s students and their families in their school auditorium. During this workshop the students and their families learned about the history of the dance company and historical significance of the dance pieces that they were going to see at the performance on March 24, 2018. In addition to the history lesson, the two dancers performed a short piece of choreography and then invited our students to go on stage to learn a short dance.



Parents and children create beautiful Spring art in P.S. 215.


Health and Fitness Night in PS/IS 95 was a huge success. Families enjoyed a yoga classes, gymnastics and basketball.


Parents and students fill their buckets at P.S. 216’s Leader in Me celebration.


Hands on cooking classes in PS 177 brings families together on Saturday mornings.



I.S. 96 Seth Low invited the FDNY to teach free compressions-only CPR classes to their parents.  Parents learned the practice essentials of CPR and what to do during the event of cardiac arrest. From giving 30 compressions to using the automated external defibrillator (AED). The program is taught by certified FDNY EMS personnel. They have successfully trained thousands of New Yorkers in compressions-only CPR

The Trinity Tabernacle of Gravesend donated coats to PS/IS 95 for their Annual Coat Drive, families were able to pick from a large variety of coats for their entire family. Thanks to the Trinity Tabernacle of Gravesend, Parent Coordinator Yolanda Roberts and the PTA of PS/IS 95 for coordinating this community event.





On February 7, 2018, community and district representatives joined PS 212 for their VIP 2018 Read Aloud Day.


Families from all over the world came together at P.S. / I.S. 226 this January to celebrate with one another. It was a night filled with delicious food, laughter, and most importantly love during P.S. /I.S. 226’s Annual International Food Night. It’s wonderful to see all of our families coming together to learn more about each other and sample food from different countries.



Amazing turn-out for P.S. 253’S PTA Meeting and “Saying “No” to Children” Parent Workshop.




P.S. 212’s  family celebration of Eric Carle’s work. Thank you to the classroom teachers and  NIA for hosting this wonderful event.

PS/IS 95 First grade parents learning how to support their child’s learning at home.


PS 100 is conducting a  6-week free nutrition workshop with Mr. Toussaint from Cornell University, providing families the tools and knowledge to eat healthily and being active on a small budget.


PS 100 is pleased to welcome back their Free Adult ESL Classes hosted by the Jewish Community Council.  Ms. Helen Sherman is a wonderful teacher.



PS 216 & Edible Schoolyard NYC celebrated Fall Community Day!   As part of their Guest Chef program, parents shared cultural recipes through hands-on demonstrations and tastings.

Two parents in their kitchen classroom making a Pakistani dish called aloo gobi, which is a spiced potato cutlet. They made over 300 for the event!


Multicultural Night. P.S. 215 Faculty and PTA collaborate with NJTL after-school program.


Family Fun Saturday at P.S. 215


P.S. 215’s Pre-K Breakfast with the Principal

Principal Dr. Bove welcomes new and returning parents to the P.S. 215 community and presents parents with photo albums to preserve the precious memories of their children.

Mrs. Bocchino, P.S. 215’s Big Apple Award Recipient, speaks to Pre-K parents about the necessity for open communication between school and family. Mental Health Consultant Tamika Gordon and Early Childhood Social worker Tracey Robinson speak to the parents about stress reduction.



Parent engagement at P.S. 216 has been on the rise over the last year! They had a fantastic turn out for their first P.T.A meeting of the year, over 50 parents attended. They also held multiple family events so far such as back to school night in which over 350 parents attended; they celebrated “Dad’s Take Your Child to School Day,” in which over 300 dads participated, and they helped parents access their student account in which over 35 parents attended. Since strong family ties is such an essential piece of the D.O.E.’s framework for great schools.P.S. 216 has implemented multiple ways of outreach such as email blasts, a school remind account, a school website, and a school twitter account. In addition, their wonderful P.T.A plays a vital part of their success; The school’s Parent Coordinator Mallory Figuera works hand in hand with the P.T.A and they try to collaborate with most of our events because teamwork makes the dream work!


P.S. 100’s Annual Celebration of Grandparents

The more love children receive from adults, the more likely they are to be successful. Grandparents play a crucial role in supporting their grandchildren by showing interest in their lives, listening to them, encouraging them and giving them advice.




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