January 2018 – Staten Island Parent
Month: January 2018

Building Empathy, Equity and Excellence!

At the December Community Education Council 31 meeting, I spoke about our work revolving around Empathy, Equity and Excellence throughout the district. This work centers on diving deep in discussions about those often difficult and uncomfortable topics involving race, gender,

Get Ready for Preschool!

The time has come for your little one to start preschool!  This marks a new chapter in your child’s life and yours as well. A chapter certain to be filled with new adventures, friendships, increased independence and joy. But despite

10 Tips & Tricks for School Lunches

With school season already in full swing, we are sure many parents are looking for useful tips to help make packing lunch a breeze. Being an entrepreneur, restaurateur, and celebrity chef, Donatella Arpaia knows what it’s like to be a

Don’t Overlook Eye Exams as Part of Annual Physicals

Evidence released by the American Optometric Association (AOA) now supports that children ages 6 to 18 years should receive a comprehensive eye exam before entering the first grade and annually thereafter. The comprehensive eye exam guideline has shifted from a

Lunchtime Fun Finger Foods

Let’s face it, you can only eat so many turkey sandwiches. Your kids probably feel the same way. But they’re quick and easy to throw together, so no one blames you for how often they occupy the lunchbox. If it

Fad, Bad, or Best-You-Ever-Had? Popular Diets Explained

Whether you’re hoping to shed some pounds from last month’s food marathon (a.k.a. the holidays) or you’re serious about starting your year off with a real-deal lifestyle change, now is the time to start. But with so many different diet

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