SEL Meeting – March 1st

The next SEL Committee Parent Coffee series event will be held on Friday, March 1. PS 321 personnel, including Assistant Principal Sara Despres, will be giving a comprehensive overview of the SEL curriculum at 321 and answering any parent questions. You can reach out to the SEL committee with any questions. Details in the Tuesday Bulletin.

SEL Committee Coffee Meet & Greet

The SEL Committee is hosting a Coffee Meet & Greet this Friday, December 9th with Sara Silver, 321’s Computer Teacher. This is an opportunity for parents to learn more about the tech curriculum from Grades 3-5, including components on internet safety and digital citizenship. Please come to learn more and ask questions!  See the Tuesday Bulletin […]

Meet & Greet with the SEL Committee and Guidance Counselors

The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Committee provides an opportunity for parents to come together to discuss various SEL issues.  At this informal meeting you will be able to meet other parents, talk about different issues, meet some of our guidance counselors and learn more about the guidance program at PS 321. Please see the Tuesday […]

SEL Meeting

The Social Emotional Learning Committee will be having their first meeting on Thursday, October 12th after drop off.

The Talk: Sex Ed 2.0

After-school workshops for kids that provide age-appropriate info, meaningful practice with essential social-emotional skills, and an opportunity to connect with peers. Rachel Lotus’s progressive curriculum embraces a broader understanding of sexuality education, going far beyond the basics of traditional sex ed, and reflects the realities of today’s world. The Talk also offers support to parents on a range […]

AMAZE.org (ages 9-16)

Videos galore on a range of sexuality-related subjects. AMAZE.org a collaboration of several highly regarded organizations, including Advocates for Youth and Answer. Not every video is appropriate for every age, so they tag each with an age guide to help steer parents and educators.

The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic and Olivier Tallec (ages 5 to 9)

When his mother dies, a little boy reacts honestly to his profound loss in this poignant snapshot of grief. The boy candidly describes his loss and concern for his grieving father with heartfelt immediacy. Simple illustrations stress the boy’s distress and isolation while powerfully conveying his progression from anger and fear to sadness and acceptance. […]

If Only by Carole Geithner (ages 10 and up)

A stunning debut about one girl’s journey through loss and grief. Corinna’s world is crushed after her mother dies of cancer. How does she get through the funeral, trays of ziti, a father who can’t communicate, the first day of school, Mother’s Day, people who don’t know what to say, and the entire eighth-grade year? […]

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

As all the other leaves float off and fly past, Little Yellow Leaf thinks, I’m not ready yet. As the seasons change all around, Little Yellow Leaf holds on to the tree. Still not ready. Will Little Yellow Leaf ever be ready? This is a story about facing the unknown—and about friends who help us take the leap. It […]

Where Do They Go? by Julia Alvarez (ages 3 to 7)

“This beautiful book asks all the right questions to help young children become aware of the eternal bonds that live on after death, while wisely leaving the answers to the readers themselves. A book to ponder, to discuss, and to cherish.” —R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder