Parent Resources

Online Safety Town Hall - June 6, 2023


Thank you to the parents who joined for our Online Safety Town Hall Event! We discussed how social media affects our students and how we can keep children safe online.

For those who missed the event, please see the presentation below:

 Town Hall PP School Safety June 6.pdf 

Summer Resources Parent Workshop K-2 Presentation (暑期資源) (Recursos de Verano) - June 5, 2023


Please see below for the link to our Summer Resources Parent Workshop Presentation for Grades K-2:

 Summer support Lower Grade PD.pdf   (暑期資源) (Recursos de Verano)

A big thank-you to all the teachers who worked hard to put together an amazing collection of resources for our parent community!

Another thank-you to Ms. Chiang, Ms. Georgiades and Ms. Lu for being our presenters!

Queens Botanical Garden Summer Programs - Registration Open!

We at Queens Botanical Garden are offering Summer Children's Garden, our 9am-3pm (extended hours until 5:30pm) summer drop-off program to middle schoolers, up to 13 years of age.
The program welcomes 4 to 13 year-olds, however middle schoolers have a separate group to complete advanced projects. Young naturalists will learn about foraging for edible weeds, identifying local birds and mammals, gardening, cooking with the crops they grow, making botanical recipes, performing science projects, and more.
Registration is open. Link to more details and to register below:


Cool Culture 2023 Family Guide

Hey Cool Culture Families! / ¡Hola familias de Cool Culture! / Cool Culture家人们,你们好!Looking to discover a new-to-you museum or botanical garden in your neighborhood or another part of the city? Download our 2023 Family Guide, available in English, bilingual Spanish, and bilingual Chinese, with tips to prepare your family for the trip.Inside you'll find:

  • a list of our participating museums, botanical gardens, zoos and other partners
  • a map of public transportation options near these cultural spaces
  • ideas to inspire family wellness and engagement before, during and after your visit
For admission details, visit our Cultural Partner Visitation Portal. Bring your Cool Culture Family Pass and enjoy your next family adventure!

¡Hola familias de Cool Culture!¿Quieren descubrir un museo o jardín botánico que nunca han visitado en su barrio o en otra parte de la ciudad? Descarguen nuestra Guía Familiar 2023, disponible en inglés, en versión bilingüe en español y en versión bilingüe en chino, con consejos que les ayudarán a preparar la visita con su familia.Dentro encontrarán:

  • una lista de nuestros museos, jardines botánicos, zoológicos y otros socios participantes.

  • un mapa de opciones de transporte público cercano a estos espacios culturales

  • ideas para inspirar el bienestar y la participación de la familia antes, durante y después de su visita

Para conocer los detalles sobre las entradas, visiten nuestro Portal de Visitas de Socios Culturales. ¡Traigan su Pase Familiar Cool Culture y disfruten de su próxima aventura familiar!

Cool Culture家人们,你们好!您想在您家附近或者纽约市的其他地方新发现一些博物馆或植物园吗?下载我们的《2023年家庭指南》,包含了准备您的家庭出行所需要的信息。我们提供英语英汉双语英西双语三种语言版本。



  • 一份与我们合作的博物馆、植物园、动物园和其他合作伙伴的名单

  • 一张附有这些文化场所附近公共交通信息的地图

  • 一些在参观之前、期间和之后激发家庭健康和参与的想法

有关入场参观的详细信息,请访问我们的文化合作伙伴参观门户。带上您的Cool Culture家庭通行证,享受您的下一次家庭历险吧!

Parent Opportunity: Free Training Program

Hot Bread Kitchen creates economic opportunities for immigrant women and women of color through job skills training in the culinary industry, food entrepreneurship programs, and ongoing support services.  

Introductory ESOL for the Culinary Workforce program starts in two weeks. This FREE 11-week program is for English-language learners who are eager to work in the food industry or to advance in their food job and are interested in strengthening their reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Daily MetroCards will be provided. 

 ENGLISH/ESPANOL/中文: Newsletter copy 23 2 - ESOL Beginner Flyer Virtual In Person.pdf  

ENGLISH/ESPANOL: 23 3 - Culinary Training Flyer.pdf 

Summer Opportunity Through SYEP (Ages 14-24): Dance Theatre of Brooklyn

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences each summer.


Parent Workshop Videos/Videos de talleres para padres (English and Spanish)

Stress Management (04/08/22) - English -

Stress Management/Manejo del Estrés (04/08/22) - Spanish -

Goal Setting and Motivation (04/26/22) - English -

Goal Setting and Motivation/Crear Metas & Motivacion (04/26/22) - Spanish:

Beating Procrastination (05/10/22) - English -

Beating Procrastination/Superar la procrastinacion (05/10/22) - Spanish -

Bereavement Support and Helping Children Deal with Grief Resources/喪親支持和幫助兒童處理悲傷資源Apoyo para el duelo y cómo ayudar a los niños a lidiar con los recursos del duelo

Camp Erin NYC- FREE bereavement camp for children ages 7-17 (located in the Poconos).  Parent retreat runs concurrently across the lake.
The Center for HOPE (Healing, Opportunity, Perseverance, Enlightenment) located at Cohen Children's Medical Center - Bereavement groups for children, adolescents and parents
Susan Thomas (516) 216-5194
Adult Bereavement groups:
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Bayside) - Sister Kathleen (718) 224-5695
St. Luke (Whitestone) - Sister Theresa (718) 746-8531
Grief Resources from our School Guidance Counselor:

Bereavement Support.pdf  

childmind org-Helping Children Cope With Grief.pdf 

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP): Federal Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that provides eligible households with a discount of up to $30 per month toward their internet bill, and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. 




Call the Support Center at 877-384-2575, 9am-9pm EST, 7 days a week or email with questions.

Free Adult Education Program


NYC Kids Rise: Save for College Program

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for and invest in their children’s futures. It is a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career training more accessible for public school students.

Who can participate?

All families with kindergarten students enrolled in a NYC public school (including participating charter schools), no matter their income or immigration status.

How do you participate?

Good news! Your child will be automatically enrolled in the Save for College Program unless you choose not to participate by “opting-out.” You do not have to do anything to receive a free NYC Scholarship Account.

How does it work?

The Program allows families, schools, and communities to build a foundation together for their children’s future by:

• Providing an NYC Scholarship Account for every participating student
All families receive an NYC Scholarship Account with a $100 initial deposit. There are also opportunities to collect up to
$200 in early rewards.

• Supporting families with the tools and information to develop their own savings plan
After activating their NYC Scholarship Account, families can open and connect their own college savings account
through the online platform. Then, families can start saving money in the ways and amounts that make sense for their

• Encouraging communities to work together to invest in their children’s NYC Scholarship Accounts
Businesses, organizations, institutions, and others can contribute to NYC Scholarship Accounts. These contributions
further increase the money in each child’s account and demonstrate their community’s support for every child’s success.

• Reinforcing expectations of attending college and career training
Milestone events, activities, and campaigns in schools and across neighborhoods help students imagine what’s possible
for their futures.

• Teaching financial education in the classroom
Students receive age-appropriate financial education starting in Kindergarten.




費的紐約市獎學金帳戶(NYC Scholarship Account)。



• 為每一名參加計劃的學生提供一個紐約市獎學金帳戶

• 透過工具和資訊為家庭制訂他們自己的大學儲蓄計劃提供支持
啟動紐約市獎學金帳戶後,家庭還可以透過線上平台開立並關聯自己的大學儲蓄帳戶(college savings account)。

• 鼓勵社區共同合作,為孩子們的紐約市獎學金帳戶投資

• 增強孩子上大學和參加職業訓練的期望

• 在課堂上教授財務教育課程

¿QUIÉNES pueden participar?

Todas las familias con niños que asistan al kínder inscritos en una escuela pública de NYC (incluidas las escuelas charter
participantes), sin importar su nivel de ingresos o estatus migratorio.

¿Cómo puede participar?

¡Buenas noticias! Su hijo será inscrito automáticamente en el Programa de Ahorro para la Universidad, a menos que usted
elija no participar mediante el “rechazo de participación”. No debe hacer nada para recibir una Cuenta de Beca NYC
(NYC Scholarship Account) gratuita.

¿Cómo funciona?

El programa permite a las familias, a las escuelas y a las comunidades construir juntos una base para el futuro de los niños,
haciendo lo siguiente:

• Proporcionando una Cuenta de Beca NYC a cada estudiante participante.
Todas las familias reciben una Cuenta de Beca NYC con un depósito inicial de $100. También es posible obtener hasta
$200 en recompensas anticipadas.

• Brindando apoyo a las familias con las herramientas e información necesarias para que desarrollen sus propios planes
de ahorros. Después de activar la Cuenta de Beca NYC, las familias pueden abrir y vincular su propia cuenta de ahorros para
la universidad a través de la plataforma en línea. Así, las familias pueden empezar a ahorrar de la manera y en las
cantidades que sean convenientes para sus finanzas.

• Animando a las comunidades a trabajar en conjunto con el fin de invertir en las Cuentas de Beca NYC de sus niños.
Las empresas, organizaciones, instituciones y otros pueden contribuir a las Cuentas de Beca NYC. Estas contribuciones
aumentan aún más los ahorros en la cuenta de cada niño y demuestran el apoyo de la comunidad al éxito de cada niño.

• Reforzando las expectativas de asistir a la universidad y de recibir formación profesional.
Los eventos, actividades y campañas de hitos en las escuelas y en los vecindarios ayudan a los estudiantes a imaginar
lo que es posible para su futuro.

• Enseñando educación financiera en el salón de clases.
Los estudiantes reciben una educación financiera adecuada a su edad desde kínder.

More information at:

"What is the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program?" Video:

NYC Kids Rise: Save for College Program Journey Planner:

Association to Benefit Children (ABC): Fast Break Plus Children’s Mental Health Services

Association to Benefit Children (ABC) combats the devastating effects of poverty, hunger, homelessness, physical and emotional abuse, abandonment, HIV infection, and substance abuse that endanger children’s welfare and undermine their future. For over 25 years, ABC has advocated for the rights of children to grow and thrive, regardless of circumstance. Since our founding, we have provided vital and individualized wraparound services for children and parents as families grow together. In addition to early childhood education, family support and preservation services, and afterschool and summer youth programming, ABC offers mental health services to children through the Fast Break Mobile Mental Health Clinic.


Ready4K, A Free Family Resource

The NYCDOE is excited to offer you Ready4K, a FREE resource for helping your child, Birth through 5th grade, stay on track with their learning goals. You will receive 3 texts/week with simple ways to bring learning into everyday moments, plus self-care ideas, because parental health is key! Families can get messages in Spanish, English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, or Russian. To sign up, text "NYC” to 70138, or fill out the webform here.

Family Welcome Centers

Family Welcome Centers serve NYC families all year round with enrollment and admissions. Our staff members provide remote support Monday through Friday via email, phone, or video conference. 

To request support and/or set up an appointment, please complete and submit this form: Request for Support

When we receive your form, we will call or email you to support with your request. We’ll make every effort to respond within 72 hours. We are grateful for your patience.

Need help accessing or submitting the online form? Call 718-935-2828 for assistance.

 2021 BTS FWC Digital Flyer - 20210615 - English.pdf