K-8 Guidance Counselor
Phone: (212) 595-7193 Ext 1142
Check out where our 8th Graders get into High School!
American Studies at Lehman
MSE at City College
Bronx HS For the Visual Arts
Clinton School for Writers
HS For Environmental Studies
West End Secondary
Students were also admitted to the following independent schools:
INFORMATION ON ANDERSON'S MINDFULNESS PROGRAM TO COME!
Social emotional well-being is so incredibly important. Please make sure to take of yourselves and your children during this time. Sleep, exercise, meditation, being kind to yourself and others, and practicing gratitude are key!
Below are links to resources that you may find helpful in talking with your children:
Child Mind Institute:
National Association of School Psychologists:
Banana Splits is for children who have experienced divorce, separation or the death of a parent. The name, Banana Splits—“splits” is to describe the reality of the child’s circumstances and “banana” to suggest the supportive, forward-moving tone of the group. This program is not intended to be therapy. Rather, it is an opportunity to discover commonalities with peers and to get and receive help with problems others have already dealt with or are currently feeling. The group is appropriate for children whose”split” was a few years ago or for children who are currently involved in a split. It is helpful for children to see that they are not alone while also helping them build self-esteem by sharing coping strategies.
I will be running theses group meetings for children in grades K-4. Banana Splits groups are voluntary and will be held approximately twice a month during the lunch time. The rules for the meetings are simple. Children must attend the whole meeting if they come, they must behave in a way that allows everyone to help or be helped, and they must preserve confidentiality outside of the group. Children are encouraged to communicate with their families about the issues they raise in the group
If you would like more information about the group or would like to sign up your child, please email me at email@example.com. I will need a permission slip signed for each child that would like to participate.
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Respect for All General Information
Each student and staff member brings to our school community the richness of our city’s cultural diversity and the desire for respect. It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education to maintain a safe and supportive learning and educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying committed by students against other students and discrimination by students against other students on account of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability or weight. (Chancellor’s Regulation A-832)
It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education to provide equal educational opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, age, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex) or weight. It is also the policy of the DOE to maintain and environment free of harassment on the basis of any of these grounds, including sexual harassment. Accordingly, it is a violation of this policy for any DOE employee to discriminate against or create a hostile environment for a student by conduct and/or verbal or written acts on school property , or at a school function on the basis of any of the above-noted grounds. (Chancellor’s Regulation A-830)
We are committed to promoting respect for diversity among students and between students and staff, so that all day our students feel valued, safe and supported. Any student who believes that he/she has been the victim of bias-based harassment, intimidation and/or bullying by another student should report the incident to the Respect for All Liaison in the school verbally or in writing.
Our school’s primary RFA liaison is Gail Ridder. She can be reached by calling the school at 212-595-7193. Parents may report student to student bias-based harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying verbally or in writing to the principal or to Gail Ridder.
If a parent feels he/she needs additional assistance, he/she may e-mail RespectforAll@schools.nyc.gov.
Any student or parent who feels that the student has been discriminated against by a DOE employee may file a complaint with the DOE’s Office of Equal Opportunity either in writing or orally by contacting:
Office of Equal Opportunity
65 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Middle School Process