English as a New Language- Grades: Kindergarten-Third

Benefits of being bilingual
Mrs. Diana Kalina



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Diana Kalina

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Hello! My name is Diana Kalina and I am the English as a New Language (ENL) teacher for students in grades kindergarten through third. I work with students who speak another language at home and need support in English. Students are selected to be in ENL based on their home language questionaire and the NYSITELL exam. I believe that knowing another language is an amazing skill and my goal is to make students comfortable in English while maintaining their native culture and language. I speak both Portuguese and Spanish so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns!


***1/2021- Happy New Year to all my ENL students and parents!! I just want to remind everyone that there are many great resources available on my webpage for you to use to practice your English. On the discussion tab, you can find helpful websites for English language learners as well as non-screen at home activities. The Learning Together at Home tab, has English activities that can be done with just paper and pencil. This resource is available in Spanish, Arabic, Urdu and many other languages! The Unite for Literacy tab contains information about a great website that has books you can read in English and in other languages as well. If you are looking for some fun cultural exploration, please visit the National Geographic Kids: Destination World tab. If you have any questions about any of the resources or activities here, please email me at dkalina@yonkerspublicschools.org or send me a message through Microsoft Teams.***


***12/22- Good afternoon ENL students and parents! I just want to let you know that there will be a Virtual Parent Technology Academy in Arabic on January 7th from 4-6. Please see the flyer for more information: Virtual Parent Technology Academy Arabic***


***12/09- Good afternoon ENL students and parents! I just want to remind everyone that this Thursday and Friday are parent teacher conferences. On Thursday it will be from 5:30-7:30 and on Friday from 1:00-3:00. Please send me a message through the Teams chat feature if you would like to speak with me. You can also send me an email at dkalina@yonkerspublicschools.org with any questions or concerns. Have a great day!***


***09/22- Good afternoon ENL students and parents! Tonight is our school's open house. Please go to your child's ENL Microsoft Team (Mrs. Kalina ENL) and use the chat or call feature if you would like to speak with me. I will be available from 6:30 pm until 7:50 pm.  You can also send me an email at dkalina@yonkerspublicschools.org with any questions or concerns.****


***09/11-Hello ENL students and parents! There is going to be a workshop for parents on our new Benchmark reading program. It will be in both English and Spanish. Please click on the link for more information: Parent Workshop For Benchmark Reading Program Parent Workshop For Benchmark Reading Program Spanish. Also please check your child's ENL Microsoft Teams chat (it will say Mrs. Kalina ENL Team) to see our schedule for live ENL classes! We begin this Monday, September 14th! I can't wait to see you all. Have a wonderful weekend!! 


***09/09- Hello ENL students and parents! I have created Microsoft Teams for our ENL classes. To access my team, just click the link and follow the steps:

How to get to Mrs. Kalina's Microsoft Team

How to get to Mrs. Kalina's Team Spanish

 *If you have any questions on how to log on please email me at dkalina@yonkerspublicschools.org. 


***09/2020- I hope everyone had an enjoyable and healthy summer! I am very excited to work with my ENL students and parents again. I know that this year is going to be different, but together we will do great things! I just want to remind parents that assignments will be posted daily/weekly under the assignment tab on this page. We will be using Microsoft Teams this year to do live instruction. I will provide you more information about this very soon. In the meantime, please check out the Virtual Learning Information and Resources Tab on the left hand side. Also please explore the other tabs on my web page. There you will find various parent resources, websites for English language learners, virtual field trips around the world and ebooks in different languages! As always, please contact me at dkalina@yonkerspublicschools.org if you have any questions or concerns.***