Family Resources

Reece recognizes that there are a number of families in need in our community. It can be difficult to know where to turn when you need help. That is why we have developed a list of community resources to support students, parents and families in our community.

Reece School Monday Update (1/18/2020)

Dear Reece Families,

Safety continues to be our first priority for students and staff as we build on our in person learning experience.

Each child will continue to be tested every 14 days once back in the building and complete the health survey each Sunday before returning for the week.  

Important Reminder: ParCare is at Reece every Tuesday for Covid testing, if you like your child to be tested, you must complete the attached form.  If you have already completed this form, we have it on file.  If you child gets tested with ParCare, please be advised that Reece does not get the test results back, you as the parent get it, either through a phone call or through an email where they want you to create a patient portal account.  You can also call 718-963-0800 to get test results.

Form Download: Reece School COVID-19 Intake Form – ParCare

In person learning will continue to make use of our Google Classroom and Zoom platforms. To meet the recommended guidance we may have to move a few students between rooms in the same cohort so that they may continue to have access to their Teacher or TA via our remote platform.

Although we are very focused on the reopening of our school this week and initially started this email to inform families about updates, we feel it is also important to inform you that over the past week, Reece has started to address the disturbing events that transpired at the Capitol with your children and we are preparing to have more discussions this week as we lead up to Inauguration Day. As adults it can be challenging to process and understand everything that we see on the news, and in addition to processing our own feelings, our staff must also consider how to address these frightening and unprecedented events with our students. Over the past week, our cohort team meetings have focused on discussing the social-emotional needs of our students, sharing resources, as well as age appropriate ways to respond to students’ questions. We encouraged staff to ask students what they know about what happened at the Capitol, help clarify misconceptions, guide the students to think more deeply about the events, and assure students that they are safe. These are not easy conversations to have and I would like to thank our teachers for their openness and courage. We also plan to continue adding resources to our family resources page on the Reece website to assist you with facilitating these important discussions at home. 

We will be sending out the next sign up, for in-person learning for a February 22nd start later this week. 

 

Upcoming important dates:

January 21 – PA meeting 7:00pm

January 23 – SO Fun City Interactive Magic Circus Show and Student Showcase, please register at https://www.sofuncity.com/reecesaturdayshow

January 29 – Cohort Spirit Day (Sport Jersey theme)

January 31 – Reece Racer’s January jog

 

Stay safe!

The Reece Team

 


 

ESPANOL-

Estimadas familias de Reece,

La seguridad sigue siendo nuestra primera prioridad para los estudiantes y el personal a medida que desarrollamos nuestra experiencia de aprendizaje en persona.

Cada niño continuará siendo examinado cada 14 días una vez que regrese al edificio y completará la encuesta de salud cada domingo antes de regresar por la semana.

Recordatorio imporatante: ParCare está en Reece todos los Martes para la prueba Covid, si desea que su hijo/a sea evaluado, debe completar el formulario adjunto. Si ya ha completado este formulario, lo tenemos archivado. Si su hijo se hace la prueba con ParCare, tenga en cuenta que Reece no recupera los resultados de la prueba, sino que usted, como padre, los recibe, ya sea a través de una llamada telefónica o de un correo electrónico en el que quieren que cree una cuenta en el portal del paciente. También puede llamar al 718-963-0800 para obtener los resultados de la prueba.

Descargar formulario: Reece School COVID-19 Intake Form – ParCare

El aprendizaje en persona continuará haciendo uso de nuestras plataformas Google Classroom y Zoom. Para cumplir con la guía recomendada, es posible que tengamos que mover algunos estudiantes entre aulas en la misma cohorte para que puedan seguir teniendo acceso a su profesor o asistente técnico a través de nuestra plataforma remota.

Aunque estamos muy concentrados en la reapertura de nuestra escuela esta semana e inicialmente comenzamos este correo electrónico para informar a las familias sobre las actualizaciones, creemos que también es importante informarles que durante la semana pasada, Reece ha comenzado a abordar los eventos inquietantes que ocurrieron en el Capitolio con sus hijos y nos estamos preparando para tener más discusiones esta semana mientras nos acercamos al Día de la Inauguración. Como adultos, puede ser un desafío procesar y comprender todo lo que vemos en las noticias y, además de procesar nuestros propios sentimientos, nuestro personal también debe considerar cómo abordar estos eventos aterradores y sin precedentes con nuestros estudiantes. Durante la semana pasada, nuestras reuniones de equipo de cohorte se han centrado en discutir las necesidades socioemocionales de nuestros estudiantes, compartir recursos, así como formas apropiadas para la edad de responder a las preguntas de los estudiantes. Alentamos al personal a preguntar a los estudiantes qué saben sobre lo que sucedió en el Capitolio, ayudar a aclarar conceptos erróneos, guiar a los estudiantes a pensar más profundamente sobre los eventos y asegurarles que están a salvo. Estas no son conversaciones fáciles de tener y me gustaría agradecer a nuestros maestros por su apertura y coraje. También planeamos continuar agregando recursos a nuestra página de recursos familiares en el sitio web de Reece para ayudarlo a facilitar estas importantes discusiones en casa.

Enviaremos la próxima inscripción, para aprendizaje en persona para comenzar el 22 de Febrero más adelante esta semana.

 

Próximas fechas importantes:

21 de Enero – Reunión de Asociacion de padres a las 7:00 pm por Zoom

23 de Enero – Espectáculo de circo mágico interactivo de SO Fun City y exhibición de estudiantes, regístrese en https://www.sofuncity.com/reecesaturdayshow

29 de Enero – Día del espíritu de la cohorte (tema de la camiseta deportiva)

31 de Enero: el trote de Reece Racer en Enero

 

¡Mantenerse a salvo!

El Equipo Reece

Reece School Monday Update (1/4/2020)

Dear Reece Families,

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a nice break with loved ones and were able to stay safe and healthy. 

As we start 2021 remotely, we are preparing to return to in person on January 11th for the first group who opted in prior to November, and January 19th for the students who recently opted in on the second survey. School will continue to be open for in person on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Brenda will send an email to each family later this week to confirm bus routes, start date in person, and your choice for learning through February. 

Please see January calendar with important information: reeceschool.org/2021/01/january-family-calendar/

Testing will be available for any families that would like to get a COVID test from 8-10am on Tuesday, January 5th and Tuesday, January 12th. 

Every student must submit COVID test results within 14 days of their in person start date so we can keep everyone safe at the school. 

Please find attached links and forms to complete for your child’s return: 

If you prefer to be tested in your community – https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid-19-testing.page

Please complete the attached form from ParCare for testing every 14 days. If you have completed this form already, no need to complete it again, please confirm with Brenda that we have your form. (Download PDF: Reece School COVID-19 Intake Form – ParCare)

Please complete the prescreening questionnaire from www.SchoolDoc.com, which must be completed Sunday evening before attending on Monday, weekly. 

Important Reminders for Remote Learning:

  • Students are expected to attend remote classes and check google classroom each day for their assignments, unless an alternative plan has been arranged with your child’s team. 
  • It is important that your child has a private space to work, free from distractions, and siblings. 
  • At this point in the school year, your child should be working toward engaging in remote learning independently with as little parent participation as possible. It’s important to encourage your child to ask their teachers for assistance when needed to increase independence. 
  • Caregivers should not be on screen or interacting with teachers or other students in the class, as this is very distracting to the learning of others. Instead, please email any questions or concerns to your child’s team. 
  • If you still require technical assistance, please contact your child’s team so that we can support you. Your child’s attendance is very important to us, especially during this challenging time. 
  • As with all members of our Reece community, please remember that our staff have been working tirelessly and doing their best to make your child’s learning experience as engaging and accessible as possible during these difficult times. We would appreciate your sensitivity in providing any constructive feedback to our staff. 

 

More to follow, stay safe

The Reece Team


 

ESPANOL-

Estimadas familias de Reece,

¡Feliz año nuevo! Esperamos que todos hayan tenido un buen descanso con sus seres queridos y hayan podido mantenerse sanos y salvos.

A medida que comenzamos 2021 de forma remota, nos estamos preparando para regresar en persona el 11 de Enero para el primer grupo que se inscribió antes de Noviembre, y el 19 de Enero para los estudiantes que participaron recientemente en la segunda encuesta. La escuela seguirá abierta en persona los Lunes y Martes.

Brenda enviará un correo electrónico a cada familia a finales de esta semana para confirmar las rutas del autobús, la fecha de inicio en persona y su elección de aprendizaje hasta Febrero.

Consulte el calendario de Enero con información importante: reeceschool.org/2021/01/january-family-calendar/

Las pruebas estarán disponibles para las familias que deseen obtener una prueba de COVID de 8 a 10 am el Martes 5 de Enero y el Martes 12 de Enero.

Cada estudiante debe presentar los resultados de la prueba COVID dentro de los 14 días posteriores a la fecha de inicio en persona para que podamos mantener a todos seguros en la escuela.

Encuentre los enlaces y formularios adjuntos para completar para la devolución de su hijo:

Si prefiere hacerse la prueba en su comunidad: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid-19-testing.page

Complete el formulario adjunto de ParCare para realizar la prueba cada 14 días. Si ya completó este formulario, no es necesario que lo vuelva a completar, confirme con Brenda que tenemos su formulario. (PDF: Reece School COVID-19 Intake Form – ParCare)

Complete el cuestionario de preselección de www.SchoolDoc.com, que debe completarse el Domingo por la noche antes de asistir el lunes, semanalmente.

 

Recordatorios importantes para el aprendizaje remoto:

  • Se espera que los estudiantes asistan a clases remotas y consulten el aula de Google todos los días para ver sus asignaciones, a menos que se haya acordado un plan alternativo con el equipo de su hijo.
  • Es importante que su hijo tenga un espacio privado para trabajar, libre de distracciones y hermanos.
  • En este punto del año escolar, su hijo debería estar trabajando para participar en el aprendizaje remoto de forma independiente con la menor participación posible de los padres. Es importante animar a su hijo a pedir ayuda a sus maestros cuando sea necesario para aumentar su independencia.
  • Los cuidadores no deben estar en la pantalla o interactuar con los maestros u otros estudiantes en la clase, ya que esto distrae mucho el aprendizaje de los demás. En su lugar, envíe cualquier pregunta o inquietud por correo electrónico al equipo de su hijo.
  • Si aún necesita asistencia técnica, comuníquese con el equipo de su hijo para que podamos brindarle asistencia. La asistencia de su hijo es muy importante para nosotros, especialmente durante este tiempo desafiante.
  • Al igual que con todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad Reece, recuerde que nuestro personal ha estado trabajando incansablemente y haciendo todo lo posible para que la experiencia de aprendizaje de su hijo sea lo más atractiva y accesible posible durante estos tiempos difíciles. Agradeceríamos su sensibilidad al proporcionar comentarios constructivos a nuestro personal.

 

Más para seguir, mantente a salvo

El equipo Reece

Reece School Monday Update (12/14/2020)

Dear Reece Families,

We reopened today Monday December 14th, with only 50% of the students prior to the most recent closure. We totally understand the need to keep your child remote while the numbers of positive cases increases in NYC.

We will be sending out the next survey for families to opt-in for in-person later today for a January 19th, 2021, to start, following the holidays.

 

REMINDER: December 17th-SO Fun City Parent Workshop has been postponed until after the New Year.  Please stayed tuned for the rescheduled date!  We look forward to seeing everyone at our SO Fun City Family Event on Saturday, January 23rd! More details to follow.

 

REMINDER – PLEASE COMPLETE BELOW – ONLY FOR STUDENTS RECEIVING PT AND OT SERVICES.

The DOE is requiring that all students who receive OT and PT services have an order on file from a physician.  Families can choose to reach out to their own doctor (Please see attached form to be completed by physician) , or can opt to have a DOE physician observe your child and submit the order directly to us.  If your child does not receive OT or PT you do not need to complete this form.  If you have already submitted the necessary documents and have complete the form, please disregard.

Please fill out this form to choose which option you prefer.   https://forms.gle/8peCjetCkULFiX3g7

 

Upcoming December dates:

December 14th – Parent Survey: Opting-in for In Person Learning sent via email

December 17th – PA Meeting via Zoom

December 18th – Cohort Spirit Day! Dress as your favorite holiday!

December 19th – Reece Racers Holiday Hustle!

December 21st – Winter Solstice

December 23rd – Half day for all students – (11:30 Zoom Dismissal)  

December 24th –Holiday Break Begins

 

Stay safe!

The Reece Team

 


 

ESPANOL – Actualizaciones del Lunes 12/7/2020

Estimadas familias de Reece,

Reabrimos hoy Lunes 14 de Diciembre, con solo el 50% de los estudiantes antes del cierre más reciente. Entendemos totalmente la necesidad de mantener a su hijo alejado mientras aumenta el número de casos positivos en Nueva York.

Enviaremos la próxima encuesta para que las familias se inscriban en persona esta tarde para comenzar el 19 de Enero, 202, después de las vacaciones.

 

RECORDATORIO: 17 de Diciembre– SO Fun City El taller para padres se pospuso hasta después del Año Nuevo. ¡Estén atentos a la fecha reprogramada! ¡Esperamos verlos a todos en nuestro evento familiar SO Fun City el Sábado 23 de Enero! Más detalles a continuación.

 

RECORDATORIO – COMPLETE A CONTINUACIÓN – SOLO PARA ESTUDIANTES QUE RECIBEN SERVICIOS DE PT Y OT.

El DOE exige que todos los estudiantes que reciben servicios de terapia ocupacional y fisioterapia tengan una orden en el archivo de un médico. Las familias pueden optar por comunicarse con su propio médico (consulte el formulario adjunto para que lo complete el médico), o pueden optar por que un médico del DOE observe a su hijo y nos envíe la orden directamente. Si su hijo no recibe terapia ocupacional o fisioterapia, no es necesario que complete este formulario. Si ya ha enviado los documentos necesarios y ha completado el formulario, ignórelo.

Complete este formulario para elegir la opción que prefiere. https://forms.gle/8peCjetCkULFiX3g7

 

Próximas fechas de Diciembre:

14 de Diciembre – Encuesta para padres: Opción para el aprendizaje en persona enviada por correo electrónico

17 de Diciembre – Reunión de Asociacion de padres via Zoom

18 de Diciembre – ¡Día del espíritu de la cohorte! ¡Vístete como tu fiesta favorita!

19 de Diciembre: ¡Reece Racers Holiday Hustle!

21 de Diciembre – Solsticio de invierno

23 de Diciembre – Medio día para todos los estudiantes – (Salida de Zoom a las 11:30)

24 de Diciembre – Comienzan las vacaciones

 

Matengase a salvo,

El Equipo Reece

Reece School Monday Update (12/7/2020)

Dear Reece Families,

We are working towards reopening the school following the most recent closure by NYCDOE. We are going to be following the new NYS guidelines, the Cluster Zones Initiative and include the testing protocols for reopening. The guidelines require mass testing in schools before they reopen followed by vigilant symptom and exposure screening conducted daily.

We will reopen on Monday December 14th, (for the families that opted for in-person). Students and faculty must be able to provide a negative COVID-19 test result prior to going back to the classroom. We arranged a day and time for any staff, students or family members to come by the school to be tested. Tuesday, December 8th from 8 am to 10 am.
If you prefer to use your local test center please send results to shahlo.bourgholtzer@reeceschool.org before Sunday December 13th at 6 pm so we may clear busing for your child. The test result must be no more than 7 days prior to the day in-person learning reopens, December 14th.
We will continue to review in-person families addresses through the micro-cluster database to ensure we keep people safe and allow children to attend school.

We will be sending out the next survey for families to opt-in for in-person next Monday for a January start.

December 8th – Parent Info. Session on Zoom: Hybrid Learning 7-8pm
December 11th – Dismissal at 11:30am for students. Staff Professional Development
December 12th – Winter Giving Virtual Event @ 10:00am
December 14th – Parent Survey: Opting-in for In Person Learning sent via email
December 17th – PA Meeting and SO Fun City Workshop 6:30-8:00pm
December 18th – Cohort Spirit Day! Dress as your favorite holiday!
December 19th – Reece Racers Holiday Hustle!
December 21st – Winter Solstice
December 24th – Holiday Break Begins

The Reece Team


ESPANOL – Actualizaciones del Lunes 12/7/2020

Estimadas familias de Reece,

Estamos trabajando para reabrir la escuela luego del cierre más reciente de Departamento de Educacion. Vamos a seguir las nuevas pautas del estado de Nueva York, la Iniciativa de zonas de racimo e incluiremos los protocolos de prueba para la reapertura. Las pautas requieren pruebas masivas en las escuelas antes de que vuelvan a abrir, seguidas de un examen atento de los síntomas y la exposición que se realizan diariamente.

Reabriremos el Lunes 14 de Diciembre (para las familias que optaron por el presencial). Los estudiantes y la facultad deben poder proporcionar un resultado negativo de la prueba COVID-19 antes de regresar al aula. Organizamos un día y una hora para que el personal, los estudiantes o los miembros de la familia pasen por la escuela para ser evaluados. El Martes 8 de Diciembre de 8 a 10 am.

Si prefiere usar su centro de pruebas local, envíe los resultados a shahlo.bourgholtzer@reeceschool.org antes del Domingo 13 de Diciembre a las 6 pm para que podamos autorizar el transporte de su hijo. El resultado de la prueba no debe ser más de 7 días antes de la reapertura del aprendizaje en persona, el 14 de Diciembre.

Continuaremos revisando las direcciones de las familias en persona a través de la base de datos de microgrupos para asegurarnos de mantener a las personas seguras y permitir que los niños asistan a la escuela.

Enviaremos la próxima encuesta para que las familias se inscriban en persona el próximo Lunes para comenzar en Enero.

8 de Diciembre – Información para padres. Sesión sobre Zoom: Aprendizaje híbrido 7-8pm
11 de Diciembre – Salida a las 11:30am para los estudiantes. Desarrollo profesional del personal
12 de Diciembre – Evento virtual Winter Giving a las 10:00 am.
14 de Diciembre – Encuesta para padres: Opción para el aprendizaje en persona enviada por correo electrónico
17 de Diciembre – Reunión de PA y taller SO Fun City 6: 30-8: 00pm
18 de Diciembre – ¡Día del espíritu de la cohorte! ¡Vístete como tu fiesta favorita!
19 de Diciembre: ¡Reece Racers Holiday Hustle!
21 de Diciembre – Solsticio de invierno
24 de Diciembre – Comienzan las vacaciones

El Equipo Reece

Reece School Monday Update (11/30/2020)

Dear Reece Families,

We hope you had a nice thanksgiving break. As you might have heard, the mayor announced reopening plans for K through 8th grades and students with disabilities in NYC public schools, and changed the guidelines and criteria they were using to make their decisions. As soon as we receive guidance from the city and state, we will let you know whether this will change any plans we have put in place at Reece.

As of now, we are still planning to reopen in January as the safety of our entire community is our number one priority.

Survey for Opting in for In Person/Hybrid Learning: We will be sending a survey by email on December 14th and you must select “in person” as your choice if you would like your child to participate in hybrid. If you do not complete the survey, you will be on the remote list and will not be able to opt in for 4 weeks from the date we return. If you already selected in person and do not wish to change your decision, you will remain on the in person list and do not need to respond to the survey.

Parent Information Sessions for In Person/Hybrid: For families considering opting in for hybrid learning, we have scheduled Parent Zoom Sessions on Tuesday December 1st and Tuesday, December 8th from 7 – 8pm to discuss the protocols in place and requirements for students and families. If your child participated in hybrid this month, you do not need to attend. Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83137821608
Meeting ID: 831 3782 1608

Technology Support: Starting this Tuesday, we are sending out a mobile unit to ensure all students have access to instruction and related services remotely. Please let your counselors or teachers know if you are still having difficulty accessing remote instruction and need our assistance.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Wednesday December 2nd from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Utilize Sign-Up Genius to schedule zoom meetings with your child’s instructional and clinical team members. There is no school/Zoom on this day.

Parent Information Session on the Puberty Program (for parents of students in the Yellow and Orange Cohorts) this Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00PM: Kate Greenberg will be returning to offer the Puberty Lessons for students in the Yellow and Orange Cohorts. Please see the attached letter describing the topics that will be reviewed during the parent. Please join at the following zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8239924278?pwd=YzVLbXVHTURiRkRVUnhkZkdsZnRCUT09
Meeting ID: 823 992 4278
Passcode: puberty

Download PDF: Reece Puberty Program Parent Letter 2020

SO Fun City parent training workshop: on December 17th from 7-8pm. This will be an interactive session for parents to learn valuable tips, tricks, and techniques to assist with their child’s behavior at home. Please register at the link below:
https://www.sofuncity.com/reeceparenttraining

Continue to stay safe.

The Reece Team


ESPANOL – Actualizaciones del Lunes 30 de Noviembre

Estimadas familias de Reece,

Esperamos que haya tenido un agradable descanso de Acción de Gracias. Como habrán escuchado, el alcalde anunció planes de reapertura para estudiantes con discapacidades desde jardín de infantes hasta octavo grado y estudiantes con discapacidades en las escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York, y cambió las pautas y criterios que estaban usando para tomar sus decisiones. Tan pronto como recibamos orientación de la ciudad y el estado, le informaremos si esto cambiará los planes que hemos implementado en Reece.

A partir de ahora, todavía estamos planeando reabrir en Enero, ya que la seguridad de toda nuestra comunidad es nuestra prioridad número uno.

Encuesta para optar por el aprendizaje en persona / híbrido: Enviaremos una encuesta por correo electrónico el 14 de Diciembre y debe seleccionar “en persona” como su elección si desea que su hijo participe en híbrido. Si no completa la encuesta, estará en la lista remota y no podrá participar durante 4 semanas a partir de la fecha de regreso. Si ya seleccionó en persona y no desea cambiar su decisión, permanecerá en la lista en persona y no es necesario que responda a la encuesta.

Sesiones de información para padres en persona / híbrida: Para las familias que están considerando optar por el aprendizaje híbrido, hemos programado sesiones de zoom para padres el Martes 1ro de Diciembre y el Martes 8vo de Diciembre de 7 a 8 p.m. para discutir los protocolos vigentes y los requisitos para los estudiantes y las familias. Si su hijo participó en híbridos este mes, no es necesario que asista.
Unirse a la reunión de Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83137821608
ID de reunión: 831 3782 1608

Soporte tecnológico: A partir de este Martes, enviaremos una unidad móvil para garantizar que todos los estudiantes tengan acceso a la instrucción y los servicios relacionados de forma remota. Informe a sus consejeros o maestros si todavía tiene dificultades para acceder a la instrucción remota y necesita nuestra ayuda.

Conferencias de padres y maestros: El Miércoles 2 de Diciembre de 8:30 am a 5:00 pm. Utilice Sign-Up Genius para programar reuniones de zoom con los miembros del equipo clínico y de instrucción de su hijo. Este dia no Habra clases/Zoom para los estudiantes.

Sesión de información para padres sobre el programa de pubertad (para padres de estudiantes en las cohortes amarillo y naranja) este Miércoles 2 de Diciembre a las 7:00 PM: Kate Greenberg regresará para ofrecer las lecciones de pubertad para los estudiantes en las cohortes amarillo y naranja. Por favor, vea la carta adjunta que describe los temas que se revisarán durante el programa de padres. Únase en el siguiente enlace de zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8239924278?pwd=YzVLbXVHTURiRkRVUnhkZkdsZnRCUT09

ID de reunión: 823992 4278
Código de acceso: pubertad

PDF en Español: Programa De Pubertad Reece – Carta para Padres 2020

Taller de capacitación para padres SO Fun City: el 17 de Diciembre de 7-8pm. Esta será una sesión interactiva para que los padres aprendan valiosos consejos, trucos y técnicas para ayudar con el comportamiento de su hijo en casa. Regístrese en el siguiente enlace: https://www.sofuncity.com/reeceparenttraining

Continúe manteniéndose a salvo.

El Equipo Reece

Reece School Monday Update (11/23/2020)

Dear Reece Families,

Today (Monday) we returned to remote instruction. We look forward to a time, hopefully soon, when we can all be in person again. Given the predictions that the rates of infection will likely continue to increase over the holidays, we are planning to reopen on Tuesday January 19th. The safety of our entire community is our number one goal. 


Survey for Opting in for In Person/Hybrid Learning:
 If you would like your child to participate in hybrid learning (in person 2 days, remote instruction 3 days per week), we will be sending a survey by email on December 14th and you must select this choice. If you do not complete the survey, you will be on the remote list and will not be able to opt in for 4 weeks from the date we return. If you already selected in person and do not wish to change your decision, you will remain on the in person list and do not need to respond to the survey. 

COVID Testing on site: Reece will be able to offer COVID testing on site for students returning to the building. We will send information shortly with the options for testing your child before they return in January. 

Parent Information Sessions for In Person/Hybrid: For families considering opting in for hybrid learning, we are scheduling Parent Zoom Sessions on Tuesday December 1st and Tuesday, December 8th from 7 – 8pm to discuss the protocols in place and requirements for students and families. If your child participated in hybrid this month, you do not need to attend. 

Technology Support: We have developed a mobile unit to visit homes starting early December, to provide support and ensure all students have access to instruction and related services remotely. Please let your counselors or teachers know if you are still having difficulty accessing remote instruction and need our assistance. 

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Wednesday December 2nd from 8:30am – 5:00pm. You should receive an email from your child’s teacher this week with links to Sign-Up Genius. You will need to schedule separate times to meet with your child’s instructional and clinical team members. Please save this email as it also includes the links to the zoom meetings. 


Upcoming Parent workshops:

Parent Information Session on the Puberty Program (for parents of students in the Yellow and Orange Cohorts) on December 2nd at 7:00PM Kate Greenberg will be returning to offer the Puberty Lessons for students in the Yellow and Orange Cohorts. Please see the attached letter describing the topics that will be reviewed during the parent information session, and covered during the four sessions for students as a part of the program. Please join at the following zoom link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8239924278?pwd=YzVLbXVHTURiRkRVUnhkZkdsZnRCUT09 

ID: 823 992 4278 
Passcode: puberty 

Download PDF: Reece Puberty Program Parent Letter 2020

SO Fun City parent training workshop on December 17th from 7-8pm. This will be an interactive session for parents to learn valuable tips, tricks, and techniques to assist with their child’s behavior at home. Please register at the link below: 
https://www.sofuncity.com/reeceparenttraining

 

Reminder: Wednesday is a half day finishing at 11:30am and there will be no school this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving break. 

 

Continue to stay safe and have a very happy Thanksgiving! 

The Reece Team


ESPANOL- Actualizaciones Del Lunes 11/23

Estimadas familias de Reece,

Hoy (Lunes) volvimos a la instrucción remota. Esperamos que llegue el momento, ojalá pronto, en el que podamos estar todos en persona nuevamente. Dadas las predicciones de que es probable que las tasas de infección sigan aumentando durante las vacaciones, estamos planeando reabrir el martes 19 de Enero. La seguridad de toda nuestra comunidad es nuestro objetivo número uno.

Encuesta para optar por el aprendizaje en persona / híbrido: si desea que su hijo/a participe en el aprendizaje híbrido (en persona 2 días, instrucción remota 3 días a la semana), le enviaremos una encuesta por correo electrónico el 14 de Diciembre y debe seleccione esta opción. Si no completa la encuesta, estará en la lista remota y no podrá participar durante 4 semanas a partir de la fecha de regreso. Si ya seleccionó en persona y no desea cambiar su decisión, permanecerá en la lista en persona y no es necesario que responda a la encuesta.

Pruebas COVID en Reece: Reece podrá ofrecer pruebas COVID en nuestra locasion para los estudiantes que regresen al edificio. En breve, le enviaremos información con las opciones para evaluar a su hijo antes de que regrese en Enero.

Sesiones de información para padres en persona / híbrida: Para las familias que están considerando optar por el aprendizaje híbrido, estamos programando sesiones de Zoom para padres el Martes, 1ro de Diciembre y el Martes, 8 de Diciembre de 7 a 8 p. m. Para discutir los protocolos establecidos y los requisitos para los estudiantes y las familias. Si su hijo participó en híbridos este mes, no es necesario que asista.

Soporte tecnológico: Hemos desarrollado una unidad móvil para visitar hogares a partir de principios de diciembre, para brindar apoyo y garantizar que todos los estudiantes tengan acceso a la instrucción y los servicios relacionados de forma remota. Informe a sus consejeros o maestros si todavía tiene dificultades para acceder a la instrucción remota y necesita nuestra ayuda.

Las conferencias de padres y maestros se llevarán a cabo el Miércoles 2 de Diciembre de 8:30 am a 5:00 pm. Debería recibir un correo electrónico del maestro de su hijo esta semana con enlaces a Sign-Up Genius. Deberá programar horarios separados para reunirse con los miembros del equipo clínico y de instrucción de su hijo. Guarde este correo electrónico, ya que también incluye los enlaces a las reuniones de zoom.

 

Próximos talleres para padres:

 Sesión de información para padres sobre el programa de pubertad (para padres de estudiantes en las cohortes amarillo y naranja) el 2 de Diciembre a las 7:00 PM: Kate Greenberg regresará para ofrecer las lecciones de pubertad para los estudiantes en las cohortes amarillo y naranja. Por favor vea la carta adjunta que describe los temas que serán revisados ​​durante la sesión de información para padres y cubiertos durante las cuatro sesiones para estudiantes como parte del programa. Únase en el siguiente enlace de zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8239924278?pwd=YzVLbXVHTURiRkRVUnhkZkdsZnRCUT09                                   

ID de reunión: 823992 4278
Código de acceso: pubertad

PDF en Español: Programa De Pubertad Reece – Carta para Padres 2020

Taller de capacitación para padres SO Fun City el 17 de Diciembre de 7-8pm.Esta será una sesión interactiva para que los padres aprendan valiosos consejos, trucos y técnicas para ayudar con el comportamiento de su hijo en casa. Regístrese en el siguiente enlace: https://www.sofuncity.com/reeceparenttraining


Recordatorio:
El Miércoles es medio día que termina a las 11:30 am y no habrá clases este Jueves y Viernes durante las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias.

 

¡Continúe manteniéndose seguro y tenga un feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

El Equipo Reece

COVID Testing Info and Sites for Fall 2020

Overview of tests, procedures and locations: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing

Free rapid tests (appointment required): https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-rapid-testing.page

Priority testing for DOE students and staff (walk-in only): https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/doe-employee-testing.page

Updated Social Stories for Fall 2020

Here are some updated resources you can download to help with the transition back to school during COVID-19!

Reece Back to School:

PDF: Purple Reece Back to School Social Story
PDF: Blue/Green/Yellow Reece Back to School Social Story
PDF: Red/Orange Reece Back to School Social Story

COVID Testing:

PDF: Getting Tested for COVID-19 Social Story

Safety in School and the Community Week Fall 2020

COVID Resources For Students and Families Fall 2020

Here you will find a list of resources you can download to help with the transition back to school during COVID-19.

First steps and getting prepared:

Powerpoint: Preparing your child for the new school year during COVID
PDF: September 2020 Back to School Steps Calendar

Resources for adjusting to wearing a mask:

PDF: Wearing My Mask at School
PDF: Reece OT Department’s Mask Preparation Tips

Fall 2020 Re-Opening Guidance (7/30/2020)

For resources on the Reece School reopening this fall including informational pdf booklet and FAQ in English and Spanish please visit:
www.reeceschool.org/Reece-School-Reopening-Guide

Parent Resources Update (5/27/2020)

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

  • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • No one will be turned away at any time
    • All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
    • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • No registration or ID required

Use our Meal Hub lookup tool to find a location near you!   https://www.schools.nyc.gov/freemeals

 

Also, during the COVID-19 public health crisis, NYC id taking steps to make sure every New Yorker has access to food they need. Please go to:

https://dsny.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=35901167a9d84fb0a2e0672d344f176f

 

It’s still not too late, families that want to request a device should fill out the Remote Learning Device Request form, below.

Remember, there is no deadline for this request, please fill out the form today to get a device for your child. Please click on the link below.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution

 

COVID -19 updates: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Information regarding face covering please go to: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/facecoverings.page
NY State Education support system: http://www.nysed.gov/postsecondary-services/covid-19-resources-families-and-communities
Supporting families during COVID-19: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/
Free COVID 19 testing and Antibody testing: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing

 

The Mexican Coalition – Coalition Mexicana – received a grant to hire navigators to help people (including those who are under documented) get access to whatever benefits are available to them in NYC.  They are also connecting families to NYU and Columbia students who are offering tutoring assistance.

Contact: jguzman@coalicionmexicana.org for more info or make referrals at info@coalicionmexicana.org

 

Western Queens is providing teletherapy services at this time with no waitlist. They provide free services so no need for insurance. It is short-term therapy, so families are seen for no more than 3 months. Here is the contact information: Western Queens Prevention Services http://mhpwq.org/

 

Download a PDF copy of this week’s Remote Learning Flyer: Resources, Updates & Information 5-27

Parent Resources Document (5/20/2020)

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

  • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • No one will be turned away at any time
    • All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
    • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • No registration or ID required

Use our Meal Hub lookup tool to find a location near you!   https://www.schools.nyc.gov/freemeals

 

Also, during the COVID-19 public health crisis, NYC id taking steps to make sure every New Yorker has access to food they need.  Please go to:

https://dsny.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=35901167a9d84fb0a2e0672d344f176f

 

It’s still not too late, families that want to request a device should fill out the Remote Learning Device Request form, below.

Remember, there is no deadline for this request, please fill out the form today to get a device for your child. Please click on the link below.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution

 

COVID -19 updates: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Information regarding face covering please go to: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/facecoverings.page
NY State Education support system: http://www.nysed.gov/postsecondary-services/covid-19-resources-families-and-communities
Supporting families during COVID-19: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/
Free COVID 19 testing and Antibody testing: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing

 

REMINDER:  SO Fun Friday is every Friday from 2:00 – 2:30pm until June 26th, if you (family included!) would like to join!  Registration closes 10 minutes before the class.  Below is the link to register.  Where it says student name, just put in your own.  Materials and Zoom link will be emailed every Tuesday before each class.

Registration Link: https://www.sofuncity.com/reeceonline

 

Download a PDF copy of this week’s Remote Learning Flyer: Resources, Updates and Information

Online Resources

For Younger Children

Children’s Literature Suggestions from ADL
Here We Read: The 2018 Ultimate List of Diverse Children’s Books
Embrace Race: 31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance 

For Teens

Momentous Institute: Talking to Teens about Race
Parent and Teen: Talking about Race with Teens

For Adults

Vice: Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week

For All Ages

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Being Antiracist
USA Today: George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?
Today’s Parent: How to Talk to Kids about Racism- An age-by-age guide 
American Psychological Association: Talking to Kids About Discrimination 
University of Pennsylvannia – Talking to Children After Racial Incidents 
NPR: Having ‘The Talk’: Expert Guidance On Preparing Kids For Police Interactions 
Embrace Race Podcast: Supporting Kids Of Color In the Wake Of Racialized Violence 
“New York Times: Talking to Kids About Racial Violence” 
Yes! Magazine: 7 Reminders for White Parents Talking to Their Kids About Police Killing Black People 
ADL: Anti-Bias Tools and Strategies 
Children’s Community School: They’re Not Too Young to Talk About Race | Infographic 
Child Mind: Talking to Kids about Race and Violence in America 
Center for Racial Justice in Education: Resources for Talking about Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids 
Everyday Feminism: 6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children 
Aha! Parenting: Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality and Protests 
National Association of Independent Schools: What White Children Need to Know About Race 
Pretty Good Design: Are Kids Too Young to Talk About Race? | Infographic 

Books to Start the Conversation

► Ellie Marches On – Click to Purchase
► Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor – Click to Purchase
► The Day You Begin – Click to Purchase
► Same, Same But Different – Click to Purchase
► Lila and the Crow – Click to Purchase
► All Families Invited – Click to Purchase
► The Wall: A Timeless Tale (Happy Fox Books) A Children’s Picture Book About the Benefits of Diversity, How We Thrive When We Work Together, and the Damage That Can Be Done by Barriers Between Us – Click to Purchase
► The Big Umbrella – Click to Purchase
► I’m Mixed! – Click to Purchase
► What Makes Us Unique?: Our First Talk About Diversity – Click to Purchase
► Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs – Click to Purchase
► Equality’s Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America – Click to Purchase
► The Other Side – Click to Purchase

Books about Anxiety and Fear

Don’t Think About Purple Elephants by Susanne Merritt
Sometimes Sophie worries — not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet.

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He’s finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he’s a great jumper, so he’s not scared at all.

The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn’t come into Lazslo’s room. But one night, it does.

There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi
Everybody loves a day at the beach—well, everybody except for Sukie the small dog, who is frightened of just about everything there.

Too Shy for Show-and-Tell by Beth Bracken
Sam is a quiet little boy who hates show-and-tell. Just thinking about it makes his stomach hurt. Sam must find a way to conquer his fear of show-and-tell.

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cooke
Wilma Jean is a little girl who worries about everything. She wakes up with worries in her head and what if’s about the day.

Books about Bullying

Anger Tree by John Cary
A poignant chapter book that tells the story of a neighborhood bully who is transformed by a strong, unyielding maple. The lessons the boy learns along the way will inspire thoughtful conversations about anger, self-worth and self-control.

Boomer Be Nice by Stacy Roberts
One Saturday morning, Boomer Bulldog bullies his friends at the neighborhood playground. When he finds himself sad and alone, he learns a valuable lesson about being nice to others. Follow Boomer and his friends in this story of bullying, the importance of being polite, and the power of forgiveness.

Bully By Patricia Polacco (Grades: 2-5)
Here’s a book that takes on cyberbullying and cliques. When students begin teasing classmates on Facebook, Lyla knows something needs to be done. This is a perfect read for our increasingly digitally-savvy students.

Chrysanthemum By Kevin Henkes (Grades: Preschool-3)
A popular picture book, Chrysanthemum is a story about teasing, self-esteem and acceptance. It has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association.

Each Kindness By Jacqueline Woodson (Grades: Kindergarten-3)
This book has a powerful anti-bullying message and follows the story of Chloe, who won’t let the new girl, Maya, play with her and her friends. Eventually Maya stops coming to school and Chloe realizes that a small act of kindness–like giving Maya friendship–could have gone a long way.

Ella and the Mighties by by Jonna Samuelson, Michael Hernandez
Ella and the mighties, features a tiny dachshund puppy named Ella. Ella is a very small dog especially when compared to others in school. Ella faced a troubling time in school especially being made fun of by her classmates. Ella did not know how to cope with this problem, until one day she meets another dachshund puppy named Ralphy. Ralphy stood up for Ella and explained to the others of how serious bullying can be. Ralphy and his 2 best friends Raider the black lab and Sully the cat, also helped Ella through the tough time she was having.

Enemy Pie By Derek Munson (Grades: Preschool-7)
Readers will learn about the benefits of making new friends in this book. When Jeremy Ross tries to get rid of enemies, his dad comes to the rescue. The catch? The only way for Jeremy to succeed is to spend an entire day playing with the enemy. Soon, his best enemy turns into his best friend!

Hands are not for hitting by Martine Agassi
Children learn that violence is never okay, that they can manage their anger and other strong feelings, and that they’re capable of positive, loving actions—like playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, taking care, and much more.

The Bully Book By Eric Kahn Gale (Grades: 3-7)
This book pulls from actual events as the author loosely recounts what it was like when he was bullied in sixth grade. It incorporates both sides of bullying and addresses this ongoing issue in the lives of middle-schoolers.

The Hundred Dresses By Eleanor Estes (Grades: 1-4)
The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. It addresses a classmate who is ridiculed by bullies for wearing the same dress to school every day, while other students stand by and do nothing to help.

The Invisible Boy By Trudy Ludwig (Grades: 1-4)
This book sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children and reminds readers how small acts of kindness can help other children to feel included.

The Juice Box Bully By Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy (Grades: Preschool-5)
One of the best things kids can do to combat bullying is to stand up for one another, which is exactly what The Juice Box Bully is about. Students will learn how to have each other’s backs instead of doing nothing when they witness bully confrontation.

The No More Bullying Book for Kids by Vanessa Green Allen
Your child’s guide to build the skills and resilience to confidently handle bullying whenever or wherever it occurs.

The Recess Queen By Alexis O’neill (Grades: Preschool-3)
Mean Jean is the recess queen, and it isn’t until a new girl becomes her friend that recess dynamics change for the better. This book is ideal for addressing bullying that can be resolved without adult intervention.

The Secrets of the Pond by Mario Company
Cora and her two turtle friends experience the mean side of Haley at the school in the Pond. Not knowing who to talk to Cora keeps it secret from her mother and teachers.

The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen by Aija Mayrock
This kid-friendly book offers a fresh and relatable perspective on bullying. The author offers guidance as well as different strategies that helped her get through even the toughest of days.

The Weird Series #1: Weird by Erin Frankel
Dealing With Bullies at School. A story of an ongoing case of bullying through the perspectives of three different third-graders.

The Weird Series #2: Dare by Erin Frankel
Standing Up to Bullies at School. A story of an ongoing case of bullying through the perspectives of three different third-graders.

The Weird Series #3: Tough by Erin Frankel
How to Stop Bullies at School. A story of an ongoing case of bullying through the perspectives of three different third-graders.

Real Friends by Shannon Hale
What happens when your best friend since forever starts hanging out with the “popular” crowd? A story about how hard it is to find your real friends in life, but how the journey is worth it.

Wonder By R.J. Palacio (Grades: 4-6)
This uplifting novel follows August Pullman to fifth grade, which is his first time entering a mainstream school. August was born with a facial deformity so he’ll have to convince his classmates that he is normal, just like them, despite his appearances.

You, Me and Empathy by Jayneen Sanders
A very helpful book for teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognizing bullying behaviors.

Books about Development (Puberty)

Bobby and Mandee’s Good Touch Bad Touch by Robert Kahn
This children’s safety book describes how to recognize each kind of touch, the differences between them, and how to respond.

Girls Guide to Feeling Fabulous by Barbara Sheen
Designed to equip students with the skill sets they need to move confidently into the adult world, this book explores issues of health and fitness, skin care, hair, and body piercing, as well as balanced diet, handling stress, and drugs and alcohol.

Girl Talk: Staying Strong, Feeling Good, Sticking Together by Judith Harlan
A few years ago—maybe even a few months ago—you did whatever you enjoyed without even thinking about the fact that you were a GIRL. But now you might be getting the message that there are things girls can and cannot do. Don’t allow yourself to get pushed to the sidelines. Life is not a spectator sport!

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures by Kristen A Jenson, MA and Gail Poyner, PhD
A comfortable, read-aloud guide to porn-proofing for today’s young kids. About a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it. Using easy-to-understand science and simple analogies.

How to Make (and Keep) Friends by Elizabeth Karlsberg
A guide for girls on how to deal with cliques, patch up arguments, and keep friendships going strong.

Hygiene… You Stink! By Julia Cook
In this ingenious tale, young readers are sure to get the message that good hygiene will improve their health and their relationships.

It’s MY Body: A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch by Lory Freeman
This powerful book for enhancing self-esteem teaches preschool safe boundaries and how to respond appropriately to unwanted touches.

Manners: The Secrets to Grace, Confidence, and Being Your Best by Nancy Holyoke
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Manners. Girls learn through fun quizzes, advice, and letters from other girls, that manners aren’t about being stuffy, boring, or formal.

My Body is private by Linda Walvoord Girard
Julie, who is eight or nine, talks about privacy and about saying “no” to touching that makes her uncomfortable.

The Body Book for Boys: Guy Stuff by Cara Natterson
From the bestselling Care & Keeping of You series! This book will provide you with the answers that will help you take care of yourself better, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to shaving, acne to voice changes, and everything in between.

The Body Book for Girls: The Care and Keeping of You by Valorie Schaefer
This “head-to-toe” guide answers all your questions, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between.

What’s happening to me? (Boys and Girls Books) by Usborne
These collection is a straight forward manual for the physical, mental and passionate progressions of Boys and Girls.

What’s Happening to Ellie?: A book about puberty for girls and young women with autism and related conditions by Kate E. Reynolds
Following Ellie as she begins to notice changes to her body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach girls with autism and related conditions about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as periods. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with girls and young women with autism or related conditions.

What’s Happening to Tom?: A book about puberty for boys and young men with autism and related conditions by Kate E. Reynolds
Following Tom as he begins to notice changes to his body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as wet dreams. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with boys and young men with autism or special needs.

Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Spelman
In simple, reassuring language, the author explains that a child’s body is his or her own; that it is all right for kids to decline a friendly hug or kiss, even from someone they love; and that you can still be friends even if you don’t want a hug now.

Books About Feelings

Crabby Pants by Julie Gassman
When things don’t go Roger’s way, he gets crabby. However, Roger thinks he has found a solution to being such a crabby pants.

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) by Jo Witek
Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside.

Steps and Stones: An Ahn’s Anger Story by Gail Silver
When Anh’s friends leave and he feels left out at school, his anger shows up to keep him company. Anh the protagonist of Gail Silver’s previous book Anh’s Anger, is a typical and easy-to-relate-to elementary school-age boy. His anger, personified as a red hairy impulsive creature, teaches him some valuable lessons about not getting carried away by his strong emotions. By counting his steps and coordinating them with his breathing Anh is able to slow down and take his anger for a peaceful and magically transformative walk.

The Feelings Book: The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions by Lynda Madison
This companion to The Care and Keeping of You helps girls understand their emotions and learn to deal with them.

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
Feelings are neither good nor bad, they simply are. Kids need words to name their feelings, just as they need words to name all things in their world.

When Sophie Gets Angry–Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang
This beautifully designed book tells the story of a little girl named Sophie, who learns that it’s okay to be angry.

Books about Friendship

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too!

Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri J Meiners
Everyone gets angry, so it’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways.

Friendship Troubles: Dealing With Fights, Being Left Out and the Whole Popularity Thing by Patti Kelley Criswell
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Friendship Troubles. From backstabbing to bullying to just being left out, here’s advice for girls about a whole host of friendship problems.

How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them (Dino Life Guides for Families) by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
Fun dinosaur characters teach young children all about friendship–the value of friends, how to make friends, and how to be a good friend.

Rulers of the Playground by Joseph Kuefler
One morning, Jonah decided to become ruler of the playground. Everyone agreed to obey his rules to play in King Jonah’s kingdom … Everyone except for Lennox … because she wanted to rule the playground, too.

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party … until a new kid comes to class.

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?

Books about Grief

Big Tree is Sick: A Story to Help Children Cope with the Serious Illness of a Loved One by Nathalie Slosse
Snibbles and Big Tree are best friends! They have always hung out together, and Snibbles loves Big Tree very much. When Big Tree unexpectedly falls ill with woodworm, Snibbles is very upset and angry.

Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved
Aware their grandmother is gravely ill, four siblings make a pact to keep death from taking her away. But Death does arrive all the same, as it must.

Missing Mommy: A Book About Bereavement by Rebecca Cobb
Missing Mommy focuses on the positive―the recognition that the child is not alone but still part of a family that loves and supports him.

My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart
A little rabbit is trying to read his book in peace, but there’s so much going on around him! Maybe he needs some space just for himself …

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don’t realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play. But what happens when that special someone who encourages such wonder and magic is no longer around?

The Memory String by Eve Bunting
Each button on Laura’s memory string represents a piece of her family history. The buttons Laura cherishes the most belonged to her mother—a button from her prom dress, a white one off her wedding dress, and a single small button from the nightgown she was wearing on the day she died.

Books about Identity

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule—until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet.

Extraordinary Jane by Hannah E. Harrison
Jane is an ordinary dog in an extraordinary circus. She isn’t strong, graceful, or brave like her family. When she tries to be those things, Jane just doesn’t feel like herself, but she also doesn’t feel special.

I’m a Girl! by Yasmeen Ismail
Meet a little girl who’s spontaneous, fast, and strong and loves winning. Sometimes she’s mistaken for a boy, but she definitely isn’t one!

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town?

Millie Fierce by Jane Manning
Millie is quiet. Millie is sweet. Millie is mild. But the kids at school don’t listen to her.

The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane Derolf
“While walking through a toy store, the day before today, I overheard a crayon box with many things to say…”

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for “want,” just “need,” when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that is much too small.

Books about Kindness

Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
Because Amelia smiles as she skips down the street, her neighbor Mrs. Higgins smiles too and decides to send a care package of cookies to her grandson Lionel in Mexico.

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kidsby Carol McCloud
This heartwarming book encourages positive behaviour as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the well being of others and ourselves.

How Kind! by Mary Murphy (Ages: 2-5)
Kindness is contagious. When Hen gives an egg to Pig, she starts a domino effect of kindness that spreads throughout the barnyard. This adorable board book is straightforward and simple in its message of expressing kindness to others.

Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
Can one child’s good deed change the world?

Pass It On by Sophy Henn
When you see something terrific, smile a smile and pass it on! If you chance upon a chuckle, hee hee hee and pass it on. Should you spot a thing of wonder, jump for joy and pass it on!

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
A story that teaches of the tie that really binds. The Invisible String reaches from heart to heart. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach, anyway? Does it ever go away?

The Most Perfect Snowman by Chris Britt
A quickly built, and as quickly forgotten, snowman longs for the finery of his peers, until something unexpected makes him reconsider his priorities.

We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy. Choose Kind.

Books about Mental Health

44 Children’s Books About Mental Health
Best books for helping kids understand emotional and learning challenges. From a hedgehog too anxious to go ice skating to a puppy who can’t make his letters come out right, children’s books address many emotional, behavioral and learning challenges kids face. These books help kids name and understand feelings and experiences they may be struggling with.

Books about Overcoming Obstacles

Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau
Argyle Fox, with his signature style, wants to play outside on a springtime day, but the wind is wreaking havoc with his fun and games. As soon as he builds a card tower, climbs into a giant spider web, or takes up his pirate sword, here comes the wind: Woosh!

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s inspiring true story is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams.

Life by Cynthia Rylant
There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle.

Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still by Karlin Gray
Nadia Comaneci was a feisty and fearless little girl who went from climbing trees in the forests of Romania to swinging into history at the 1976 Olympic Games, where she received an unprecedented seven perfect scores in gymnastics.

Books about Resiliency

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance . . . or can they?

Sunday Chutney by Aaron Blabey
The new girl at school has a glamorous life. What more could she want? Sunday Chutney is not your ordinary everyday girl. Sunday has lived everywhere and been everywhere. The only problem is this means she is always the new girl at school and she never really has a place to call home.

Books about Self-Control

Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale
Clark is a shark with zing, bang, and BOOM. Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess.

David Gets In Trouble by David Shannon
When David gets in trouble, he always says . . . ‘”NO! It’s not my fault! I didn’t mean to! It was an accident!”

Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne C. Jones
Lacey Walker loves to talk. She talks all day, and sometimes all night. But when she loses her voice, Lacey learns the importance of listening.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can’t wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions.

My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook
All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others.

Shelley, the Hyperactive Turtle by Deborah M. Moss
Shelley the turtle has a very hard time sitting still, even for short periods of time. During a visit to the doctor, Shelley learns that he is hyperactive, and that he can take medicine every day to control his wiggly feeling. With help from his doctor and love from his family, Shelley feels much better about himself.

YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! by Peter Brown
Today is the day the exuberant Lucy is going to make a new friend! But she finds it’s harder than she had thought–she accidentally ruins the giraffe’s breakfast and is much too big for the frogs’ pond.

Books about Taking Risks

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka
Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and this book captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience.

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this book about the creative process, and the way in which “mistakes” can blossom into inspiration.

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw – she’s no artist.

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett
Meet Beatrice Bottomwell: a nine-year-old girl who has never (not once!) made a mistake!

Books about Telling the Truth

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no.

Lying Up a Storm by Julia Cook
A Storm is Brewing… Whenever Levi doesn’t like the truth, he kinda, sorta makes up other stuff to say.

Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin
Ruthie loves little things-the smaller the better. So when she finds a teeny tiny camera on the school playground one afternoon, she can hardly believe her luck. She wants to keep the camera in the worst way, but there’s one little problem: It isn’t hers.

Evaluations

AHRC
212-780-4491

YAI
212-273-6182

Child Mind Institute
445 Park Ave
212-308-3118

NYU Child Study Center
660 1st Ave
212-263-6246

PALS (Pediatric Assessment and Learning Support)
Dr. David Salsberg
212-481-1664
office@nypals.com

Mental Health/Behavior Support Services

Child Mind Institute
445 Park Ave
212-308-3118

NYU Child Study Center
660 1st Ave
212-263-6246

JBFCS
135 W 50th st.
212-582-9100

Kurtz Psychology Group
Dr. Steven Kurtz
57 W. 57th St.
212-658-0110 ext.122

Anne Colantuoni, Ph.D.
Early Childhood, Development Delays, Parent Guidance
140 West 87th Street, Suite 1A
917-734-3460
AnneColantuoni@yahoo.com

Jillian Miller, PhD
140 West 97th Street
917-903-7058
Jillianmillerphd@gmail.com

Bonnie Goldblatt, Psy.D.
111 East 80th Street – 1D
212-249-0860
drbgoldblatt@gmail.com

Jane Davidson, Psy.D.
740 West End Avenue #5 (West End Bet. 96 & 97th) – Equipped for young children
19 West 34th Street PH (Bet. 5th and 6th Ave.) – Not equipped for young children
917-991-4065
janedavidsonpsyd@gmail.com

Ellen Ferber
Early Childhood/Play Therapy, Parent and Child Therapy, Parent Infant Dyadic Therapy, Adults
125 Riverside Drive, #1D

Robin K, Donath, LMSW
111 East 80th Street
917-584-6209
Robin.l.donath@gmail.com

Lisa Dubinsky, Psy.D.
48 West 21st Street, Suite 301
646-336-6804

Jackie Gothold, Psy.D
330 West 58th Street
212-956-1372

Skye Haberman, Psy.D
Board of Education RSA (related services authorization)
915 West End Avenue, 5F
917-583-5661

Maxine Haft, Ph.D.
15A Sheridan Square
212-727-0730

Leah Kafenbaum Leicht, Psy.D
Offices in Brooklyn and Riverdale
718-635-1525
drleahleicht@gmail.com

Ruth Kreitzman, LCSW
Loss and bereavement specialist
27 West 86th Street, Suite C
212-947-0711
917-821-2955

Ann Wimpfheimer, CSW, Psy.D
865 West End Avenue
212-666-5311

Mimi Ziegellaub, Ph.D.
525 West End Avenue
NYC 10024
212-580-5144

Talia Hatzor, Ph.D.
Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
666 West End Avenue, Suite 1A
212-769-2689
thatzor@gmail.com

Bob Bartlett, Ph.D
127 West 79th Street, Suite 1N
212-595-8722

Iris Heiner, Ph.D
Treats children from age 10
Parent guidance groups and seminars (all ages)
159 West 82nd Street, Suite 1C
212-712-0630

Barbara Kenner, Ph.D
Does not take insurance
Does not test children younger than 4
Does not see children for treatment
39 East 78th Street, Suite 501
212-327-4979

Tammy Kaminer, Ph.D
740 West End Avenue
212-222-3780
tkaminer@aol.com

Alison Meyer, Ph.D
140 West 86th street
212-580-3022
ameyerphd@gmail.com

Gabrielle Shatan, Ph.D.
200 West 90th Street, Suite 1F
212-665-4454
GRShatan@gmail.com

Rebecca “Beccy” J. Yun, Ph.D.
180 East 79th Street, Suite 1C
817 Broadway, 9th Floor
Rebecca.yun.phd@gmail.com

Clare Cosentino, Ph.D.
15 W. 12th St.
(212) 627-0078

Kimberly Spanjol, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LMHC
300 W 145th St

Gail Hashimoto, Psy.D
30 E 76th St, Fl 6
212-426-9236

Millie Sanchez Nester, LMSW
841 Broadway
917-903-7231

Rebecca Rialon Berry, Ph.D
NYU Child Study Center
1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor
646-754-4927

Group Treatment for Children/Social Skills Groups

Play for Success Psychological Associates
Dr. Tara E. Liberman and Dr. Allison B. Taylor
740 West End Avenue, Suite 1
212-866-2601
tara.liberman@comcast.net
allibtaylor@yahoo.com

Social City
Tara Ferrara, M.S., CCC-SLP
516-286-4829
Alexandra Spira, M.A., CCC-SLP
201-394-7439
socialcity@socialcitynyc.com

Manhattan Psychology Group
Multiple Locations
646-450-6210

Resources for Siblings with Special Needs

Sipshops Through AHRC

Jcc Sibfun Program
Contact Rachel Shuman: rshuman@jccmanhattan.org

ABA Providers

Joshua Rosenthal, PsyD
Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychologist
Manhattan Psychology Group, President
Big Apple Day Program, Founder
Electronic Daily Report Card, Creator
107 West 82nd St, Suites 106 & 107
1160 5th Ave, Suite 104
New York, NY 10024 / 10029
Tel: 646-450-6210 | Fax: 212-500-0007
JR@ManhattanPsychologyGroup.com
*Adjunct Clinical CBT Supervisor, Ferkauf Graduate School
*Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Peri Seshens, PsyD, BCBA, LBA
Executive Director
Bridge Kids
18 West 27th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(o) 212-683-3400
(c) 516-526-5658
peri@bridgekidsny.com
www.bridgekidsny.com

Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP
Helping Hands Children’s Services
‭(631) 659-3337‬
www.helpinghandschildren.com

*Please note: This list of individual agencies/providers is provided as an information resource for your convenience. The Reece School does not recommend or endorse any of the individual agencies provided here. Reece will not be held liable or responsible for any services provided by them. Reece highly recommends that you conduct your own research and investigation. Use reasonable care before selecting any of these individuals/agencies for services.

This list is not intended to be complete. If you know of other resources that should be added to the list, please contact the Coordinator of Clinical Services, Erica Corvin at 212-289-4872 x 213.