Anderson Guidance and Support
Monthly Character Traits
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:
Banana Splits is a group for children who have experienced divorce, separation or the death of a parent. The word “splits” is used 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.
Gail Ridder 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 email@example.com. A signed permission slip will be needed for each child that would like to participate.
DOE Guidelines on Respect for All
The NYCDOE is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination on account of actual or perceived race, color, age, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or weight.
Please read the Department of Education Respect for All policy on their page.
DOE Guidelines on Gender Inclusion
High School Resources
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: