Greetings PS 59 Families,
I hope this message is finding you and your family well. During these ever evolving circumstances, I know we all want clear answers and they are hard to come by. I've had to operate in an abundance of flexibility and patience, and will continue to do so as I work with our School Administration and heed the information supplied by our School Chancellor as I serve as your PTA President. Please look out for weekly updates via email and posts to our website theharborviewschool.my-pto.org
At this time, going through our PTA calendar, I've been able to tentatively reschedule, or I am pending rescheduling, of some events. Unfortunately, some may need to be cancelled. Please see details listed for noted changes. In other instances, we are working to come up with creative ways to keep our school spirit going virtually. Stay tuned to our PTA calendar on our website for current updates.
During the closure, our awesome teachers at PS 59 will be supplying us with a number of grade appropriate activities. As families, we will be able to support our children with their learning and build upon the bonds we make with them during this time. It will take some adjusting, but once there, we will thrive in a new path of engagement with our children and ourselves.
I've atttached an activity below that'll be useful to you and your children. This can be adapted to your needs, and engages our Pre-K 3 & 4's too: practice rewriting the list you make; they can help identify the numbers. They can tell you the parts of a phone (speaker to hear; microphone to talk into; buttons with numbers for dialing).
Overall and most importantly,
Be patient with yourself, first! You may not have the answers, and that's okay! Call someone to assist you. Use the resources of our community.
Leave a moment to yourself. We will have dozens of things to get done or pressing on our minds. Take a moment-- schedule it in!-- so you can see and engage with your children and family with joy. Play! Silly games, card games, read aloud together.
As always, you can reach me and your PTA officers at email@example.com. We will do our best to get you the information that you need.
Although we sail in these unchartered waters, we sail them together. We are not alone. It is with that understanding of community-- this PS 59 community-- that I am thankful to say I serve as your PTA President and look forward to charting these new waters for and with you.
May you and your family continue to be well,
~Aja L Harris PTA President