Dear Wonderful CHB Community!
Happy International Women’s Day. Go CHB girls! Go take on the World.
Please join in this Wednesday at 8:00 pm for Dr. Mel’s Parent Workshop on Coping Skills for parents, caregivers, and their families during these difficult times. Feel free to submit questions you may have ahead of time using the google form link below.
Thank you to everyone who joined in for the first mystery reader Bedtime Stories last Thursday. Thank you, Ms. Kuwabara, for reading to our K-2 classes. It was fun! This Thursday, another mystery reader will be reading for grades 3-5. See the Zoom link below.
Have a fantastic week!
CHB PTA PRESENTS:
Parent Workshop: Coping Skills
With Dr. Mel, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 10, 8:00 PM via Zoom
Let’s face it. This past year has been a HUGE roller coaster of emotions for EVERYONE. Our kids are SO sick of zoom calls. They miss the fun childhood stuff like real birthday parties, playdates with friends, giggling fests with friends, and pick-up football games at recess. And us parents….OMG!!! We’ve become homeschool teacher, cheerleader, therapist, and mediator all in one. Don’t forget a lot of us are still working too. So, it goes without saying that we need coping skills! For our kids AND for us!!!
This workshop will focus on identifying the areas where your kids may be struggling, understanding what YOUR kid needs to cope with this situation (because one size fits all just doesn’t work), and giving parents concrete tools to support your kids and help them develop coping skills for themselves during this time. We will also shine the spotlight on ourselves for a bit to make sure we, as parents are doing ok, because we ALL know that if our cups are empty, we won’t have anything to give to our kids. This will be fun, interactive, and informative!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 234 397 7694
GOT ANY QUESTIONS FOR Dr. Mel, Ph.D.?
Please submit your questions via this Google Form.
About Dr. Mel, Ph.D.
Dr. Melissa Robinson-Brown (b.k.a. Dr. Mel), is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in NY & NJ, Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry & Adolescent Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and an Adjunct Professor in the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Department of Applied Psychology. She is the founder and Executive Director of Renewed Focus Psychology Services, PLLC, a NYC based private practice focused on elevating and empowering women, teens, and their parents.She received her PhD in clinical psychology with a child/family subspecialty from Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Mel’s goal is to empower individuals to develop both the strength and vulnerability to show up as their most authentic selves in their lives, their careers, and in their relationships. She has been featured in Essence, Vogue, New York Times: Parenting, Bustle, HuffPost, Business Insider ScaryMommy, teenhealthcare.org, nyparenting.com, and Next Nation, a weekly radio program on Sirius XM, Urban View. She resides in NJ with her husband and 3 daughters.
CHB will be hosting “Bedtime Stories” with mystery readers on Thursday evenings at 6:30 throughout the month of March. Put on your pajamas, grab that blanket and let’s cozy up for some Bedtime Stories with a mystery reader!
To prepare for age-appropriate readings, we have split the evenings into K-2 and 3-5.
March 11th, 6:30 pm: 3-5
March 18th, 6:30 pm: K-2
March 25th, 6:30 pm: 3-5
Zoom link here
Meeting ID: 893 5108 5307
A group of Montclair parents is trying to organize a town-wide student newspaper. We aim to put together a sort of “special issue” (in print) that will allow the kids to write in a journalistic way about their experience during the pandemic. Here is a recent article about the project from Montclair Local. Jaime Bedrin is hoping to coordinate article submissions from interested CHB students of all ages. We are hoping even the youngest kids will participate in some way. If you have a child who might have interest in participating, you can let the organizers know by writing email@example.com
And if you have any questions feel free to contact Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Montclair Public School District 101
The Montclair PTA Council (PTAC) is pleased to launch “Montclair Public School District 101”for parents, caregivers, and families. The guide consolidates some of the most critical information about the school district in one place, is easy to read, and provides links to other resources and documents. We anticipate this document will be revised and updated over time, and we look forward to your feedback.
Send us your spring drawing today at email@example.com
If you are not a member yet, we encourage you to become a member to support CHB PTA. Membership is $10 per person.
This booklet outlines all of our committees, programs, and activities.
PTA Interest Form
Let us know how you’d like to be involved!
We’re always looking for feedback from our fellow parents. If you have any thoughts, comments, questions, or concerns. Let us know @ firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to this email. If there’s something you’d like to have the PTA include in next week’s newsletter, let us know.
Your PTA Leadership Team,
Irene Rosenthal Marco de Mel
Jaime Bedrin Patti Marin
Zach McAdoo Najla Nazeemudeen
Si tiene algun pregunta que requiera traducción en español, puede escribir a Marie Curi(email@example.com).
The CHB PTA is an affiliate of the National
and New Jersey PTAs and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.