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Posted November 5, 2018 By Hal Miller

 

 

 

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Posted October 11, 2018 By Hal Miller

Visit the following web sites and read the article below for information regarding Dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

 

Understood.org:

Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that makes it difficult for people to read. It’s the most common learning issue, although it’s not clear what percentage of kids have it. Some experts believe the number is between 5 and 10 percent. Others say as many as 17 percent of people show signs of reading issues.

Kidshealth.org:

Dyslexia

Peter works so hard at reading, but it just never gets easier. He knows he’s smart, so why can’t he read like the other kids? Peter has a problem called dyslexia. Dyslexia (say: dis-LEK-see-uh) is a learning problem some kids have. Dyslexia makes it tough to read and spell.

Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia (dis-LEK-see-uh) is a type of learning disability. A child with a learning disability has trouble processing words or numbers. There are several kinds of learning disabilities – dyslexia is the term used when people have trouble learning to read, even though they’re smart enough and want to learn.

 

LDAAmerica.org:

Dyslexia

The severity of this specific learning disability can differ in each individual but can affect reading fluency, decoding, reading comprehension, recall, writing, spelling, and sometimes speech and can exist along with other related disorders. Dyslexia is sometimes referred to as a Language-Based Learning Disability.

 

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PTA Meetings for 2018­-2019 – Update

Posted October 11, 2018 By Hal Miller
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PTA Meeting – Date Changed

Posted September 17, 2018 By Hal Miller

Please note the change of date for our PTA Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 5:30pm.

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Parent Engagement Tuesdays

Posted September 15, 2018 By Hal Miller

2:20 – 3:00pm every Tuesday in which classes are in session.

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Free access to NYC museums with your library card!

Posted July 23, 2018 By Hal Miller
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Help is Here!

Posted June 21, 2018 By Hal Miller
Help is here - Suicide Prevention - EAP you talk, we listen
As noted in the news recently, the threat of suicide is growing. The incidence of suicide in the United States has increased by 25% since 1999 and suicide prevention strategies are not addressing the threat as well as they should.

It is an important time to learn as much as we can to promote prevention, in our personal lives as well as our professional lives.

Situations that contribute to suicide risk

  • Relationship problems
  • Loss of a relationship
  • Substance misuse
  • Physical health problems; and
  • Stress related to one’s job, finances, legal issues or housing problems

Suicide warning signs

  • Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves
  • Depressive symptoms such as sadness, isolation, withdrawal
  • Expressing how they feel like a burden to others
  • Alcohol and drug abuse

If you know of someone who is exhibiting the signs above, act immediately:

  • ASK: “Are you thinking of killing yourself?” By asking directly you are creating the space for the person to be honest and express how they feel.
  • PROMOTE SAFETY: If the person has confirmed that he or she is thinking about suicide, try to assess their plan. Continue to ask, “Do you have a plan to kill yourself?” If yes call 911 or escort the person to an emergency room ASAP.
  • BE A SUPPORT: Listen and express care and concern. Offering a connection can be a tremendous help. Be sure to avoid offering support if you can’t follow through.
  • CONNECT: Help is available, but the person may not be able to reach out themselves. Be sure to help them connect to resources, both personal and professional. Several resources are noted below.
  • FOLLOW UP: Although the direct threat may be over, a person who has considered suicide may consider again. Expressing ongoing support helps the person feel more connected over time.
Don’t keep it a secret or try to handle on your own. Reach out if you know of anyone who needs help.

 

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Senior Gala 2018 at Bay Ridge Manor

Posted June 21, 2018 By Hal Miller

Senior Gala 2018

Bay Ridge Manor

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Evening of the Arts 2018

Posted June 21, 2018 By Hal Miller

Evening of the Arts 2018

The best and brightest from our Evening of the Arts 2018

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Beauty and the Beast production 2018

Posted June 21, 2018 By Hal Miller

Beauty and the Beast Highlights

Broadway Jr at PS/IS 30

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