Parent Resources & Workshops

March 15, 2021 i-Ready Assessment Zoom Meeting Recording

At this meeting Mr. Benitez discussed  the upcoming assessment schedule, and the use of personalized instruction. 

This work will help our students reach grade level standards, especially our school’s identified priority focus; Next Generation Reading Standard 4: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

Click on the link below to view the recording from the i-Ready meeting on 3/15/21

 3 15 21 i-Ready Family Meeting

Click on the link below for the PowerPoint Presentation.

 3 15 21 i-Ready Family Presentation.pdf 

Positive Learning Collaborative Parent Support Groups

Positive Learning Collaborative Parent Support Groups start Friday, February 26th, 2021. This is an online gathering place for parents and guardians to talk about how we’re coping with all the challenges coming our way. At our Parent Support groups, we foster the space to be real and share what’s working, what’s not, and how we can help each other. 
Below are the two Parent Support Groups that are currently being offered weekly. As an added bonus, all participants will be entered into a gift card raffle! 
  • End the Power Struggle: Stop Getting into Losing Battles with Your Kids
    Fridays at 9:00am – 10:00am 
    Offered in English and Spanish
    Click the link below to register!

The Positive Learning Collaborative


  • Identify Feelings and Triggers as Parents to De-Escalate Conflict with Kids  
  •  Mondays at 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Offered in English and Spanish
    Click link below to register!

The Positive Learning Collaborative

Please visit  The Positive Learning Collaborative  website for dates and registration. 
Follow us on social media!
Instagram: @plcollaborative20
Facebook:  Positive Learning Collaborative

Child Mind Institute - Caregiver Support Workshops

The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming Caregiver Support Workshops. Our three workshop series are designed to provide families with proactive strategies they can use to support their child’s mental health and learning needs while virtually learning from home. These workshops are available at no cost to all NYC DOE parents and caregiversPlease see below for additional details.

Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child – Please click Child Mind Institute Registration to learn more and register.

  • Structuring a Home Learning Environment; Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Managing Kids' Screen Time; Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST
  • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 1; Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 2; Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST
  • Improving Your Relationship With Your Child; Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Parent Calming Techniques; Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST


 Coping During COVID-19 – Please click Child Mind Institute Registration to learn more and register.

  • Managing Grief and Loss; Monday, January 11th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety; Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Mindful Parenting; Monday, January 18th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Managing Intense Emotions; Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Will My Child be Okay?; Monday, January 25th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Fostering Resilience Within Your Family; Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST


Supporting Learning at Home – Please click Child Mind Institute Registration to learn more and register.

  • Supporting Your Child in Virtual Learning; Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Building and Supporting Executive Functioning Skills; Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Building a Foundation for Reading at Home; Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST


For additional resources, please visit us at:

Beyond Access Webinar Series

The DOE is providing webinars designed to support families of students with disabilities during this challenging time. 
The webinars are hosted by the DOE in partnership with experts in the field. 
Topics include executive cognitive functioning, literacy, social emotional learning, among other topics. 
Content experts will provide strategies and resources that families can use to support their children's learning and overall well-being at home. 
The webinars are being held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through the end of May. 
You can review webinar topics and register for a webinar by visiting Eventbrite. 

ASD Nest Support Project E- Newsletter

NYU/Steinhardt offers Nest families the ASD Nest Support Project Family e-newsletter. With funding from the NYC Department of Education, this e-newsletter provides:

    • General information about autism and the Nest program
    • Information from self-advocates
    • Relevant community resources and links to news and research
    • Dates/times/locations of upcoming workshops and other events


Click on the link to subscribe to the e-newsletter  ASD Nest Support Project Newsletter


Parent University

Parent University seeks to educate and empower families as partners, advocates, and lifelong educators in their student's education through free courses, resources, events, and activities.

Click on the NYC DOE link to register

i-Ready Assessment Videos

Attached is a recording of the i-Ready Parent Informational Meeting, a PDF of the presentation, a quick guide on how to log on, a family checklist for taking the assessment at home, and a video for parents from i-Ready about not helping students during the test. 

i-Ready Parent Information Video

i-Ready Video

i-Ready Family Presentation.pdf  

How to log into i-Ready.pdf 

Family Checklist for Administering the i-Ready Diagnostic Test at Home.pdf 





Elevate Education Workshop Recordings



Resources for Undocumented Students

NYC Department of Education Division of Multilingual Learners provides support for undocumented students and families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click on the link below for resources.

Resource_for Undocumented Students and Families NYCDOEMLL_May 2, 2020