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Parent Coordinator
Message from your Parent Coordinator

Welcome back to school!

 

I hope you had a safe and wonderful summer. As we prepare for another exciting school year, I am excited to assure that my purpose at P.S 246 is to serve as a help and resource to our families and community. I encourage all parents to communicate creative ideas around workshops, fundraisers and other exciting activities and concerns that many of us have regarding your child’s education. My role in partnership with the principal is to facilitate support networks and workshops of interest for you.

 

                                                           Parent Involvement

 

Our student’s progress improves when parents get involved. At P.S 246, we strive to provide every student with the tools needed to have a positive and enriching future, but active parents are just as vital in strengthening our child’s education. Each child that enters PS 246 is supported by a team of educators, dedicated to inspire young minds. We strive to provide every student with the tools needed to have a positive and enriching future. For a successful school year,, an active parent is the key to strengthening the schools progress, our families and your child’s education.

 

Parent workshops

 

We know parenting is one of the toughest, most time consuming jobs in the world. We help support and assist parents in balancing family life with school activities through a calendar that will be sent to you with your child every month. Please take the time to view the upcoming workshops scheduled in the coming months ahead as there will be workshops given throughout the year. Many of these workshops will provide helpful information to better support your child academically and socially.

 
Parent Resource Center

DISTRICT 10 MIDDLE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Do you have a child in the 5th grade?

 Come to the District 10 Middle School Fair to learn

about the application process and explore school

options in your district.

When:  Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Theodore Roosevelt High School

              500 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, NY. 10458

 

       Jonas Bronck Logo  Jonas Bronck Academy

Announce that anyone interested in enrolling their 5th grader will need to attend one of their information session.

 

  • There are limited number of seats available at each session
  • Presentations are either in English or Spanish, please select your session based on your preferred language.
  • Please sign up for one of these information sessions online at jonasbronckacademy.org

 

GSS logo

Does your child need help with school?

Would you like to have a counselor to talk to?

North Bronx Family Service Center can help!

Our program provides assistance with school, behavior issues, government benefits and counseling.

For information, please contact

Wilma Morton, Director

718-924-2511 ext. 61175 or Wilma_morton@goodshepherds.org

 

North Bronx Family Service Center

2471 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468

 
 
Screen Time

A message from the University of California Cooperation Extension – Placer and Nevada Counties

 

Parents, how much screen time does your child have each day? 

 

Many parents may not understand the problem behind too much television or video games. But experts say that too much of anything can lead to negative consequences. To better understand, excessive screen time can lead to:

  • Lack of family time excessive screen time limits communication and bonding. It is estimated that parents spend only 38.5 minutes a day in meaningful conversations with their child.
  • Obesity by reducing the amount of time for physical or by increasing the amount of food consumed during sedentary behaviors.
  • Poor school performance - ten or more hours, per week, spent viewing television has been shown to have a negative effect on academic achievement.
  • Unnecessary Exposure to Violenceby the age 18 the number of violent acts the average American child sees on television is 200,000. This number does not include violence in movies and video games.

 

Here are some tips to start making positive changes:

  • Limit Screen Time plan a schedule with your child in advance for days and times they can watch television and play the computer or video games.
  • Know what children are viewingmake sure the programs they are viewing are appropriate for their age.
 
 
Reminder to all parents
 

Grades K – 1st:

  • Parents please make sure to send your child with extra clothing in case of an accident.
  • Our Kindergarten and first grade students will be going to Green Meadows Farm on Friday October 18, 2019 at 9:30 am and returning 1:30pm.
 

 

FUND RAISING

 

World’s Finest Chocolates

Starting October 22, 2019, PS 246 will begin our annual fundraising. Every year our goal is to raise funds for various outings and events for our students.

SENIOR STORE

Our teachers and students need your help in raising funds. During lunch break PTA will host a candy store sale to raise money for our school’s field trips that will begin in the month of October. Please, send your child with a dollar so they can purchase healthy treats during lunch break. We thank you in advance and truly appreciate your cooperation.