Books By Reading Level
On your child’s report card, you’ll see a lettered reading level. This letter refers to the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient, which all PS 321 teachers use to track the reading progress of students. We have put together this list to help find books at your child’s level.
Our list of Diverse Books was created by the parents and teachers of the PS 321 Diversity Committee. Selections include recent and notable children’s books that explore the vast range of ways of being in the world. These are books in which children not only learn about others unlike themselves, but also discover that there are others just like them. We hope you enjoy these stories and share them with others!
Common Sense Media
Dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.
Connect with Kids
From the award-winning CWK network, media exclusively about the well being of TV children – their social, emotional and physical health. TV shows, DVD’s, print articles, and more.
Resources for families of children with special needs.
Citywide school resources
New York City School Help
A great new resource for educational information from a former P.S. 321 mom and professional organizer.
NYC D.O.E. Parent Rights and Responsibilities
The New York City Department of Education recognizes that children excel when parents work closely with teachers and principals to develop strong partnerships. As partners in education, parents, guardians, and other family members have certain rights and responsibilities.
NYU About Our Kids
Cutting edge mental health information from the venerable NYU Child Study Center.
Parents Helping Parents
A neighborhood resource offering parent workshops on a variety of family issues.
Public PreK Options
While PS 321 does not currently offer Pre-K, information about full-day, public PreK options can be found on the Department of Education’s web site.
Many parents attended the 12/1/15 Organizational Skills Training for Children session presented by Dr. Ami Norris-Brilliant and Dr. Maria Edman of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. The session covered the types of problems that can arise for our students at school, and provided intervention tips and strategies including partnerships between home and school, developmental milestones, and academic expectations. You can download the handout from the session here: Mt Sinai Organizational Skills Training for Children Handout Dec 2015.