Mrs. Linda Hartwell

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Mrs. Linda Hartwell

Message from the School Social Worker

Dear Montessori 31 Family,

I hope this message finds you safe and well.  I am available on Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 12 noon.   Below is a listing of educational online resources and concrete services for students and parents.   Remember, we are all striving to combat this pandemic together.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you need assistance at lhollingsworth@yonkerspublicschools.org.

Linda Hollingsworth-Hartwell, LMSW, LMHC and MSed

PARENT RESOURCES:

ChildMind:  https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

Center for Disease Control:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-child.html  

Public Broadcasting Stations:  https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-conornavirus 

"Worries Are Not Forever":  How to Recognize and Soothe Anxiety in Young Children:  https://freespiritpublishingblog.com/2018/10/18/worries-are-not-forever-how-to-recognize-and-soothe-anxiety-in-young-children/

"My Hero is You" by Helen Payuck {Shared reading to teach children about the coronavirus}

FOOD PANTRIES:  Feeding Westchester, Yonkers Community Action Program, Salvation Army,

  • Mental Health Moment: Recess
    submitted by Tara Gamble, ESS Clinician
      

    Recess: It’s not just for little children. Most of our students' favorite part of the school day is when they can get up and move. When clear weather hits, schedule daily “recess” for your family. Take 15-20 minutes of time to go outside to stretch their legs, enjoy the sunshine, and socialize. Sunshine provides us with our daily intake of vitamin D aka the happy vitamin. Exercise assists in the release of endorphins aka the happy hormone. A change of scenery is refreshing. Spontaneous family connection is priceless!

     

STUDENT RESOURCES:

Time to Come in Bears:  A Children's Story about Social Distancing.

PBS Kids

Time For Kids. com

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS:

.  New England Aquarium: Virtual visits

.  Cape May County Park & Zoo

.  Exploratorium

.  American Museum of Natural History: Ology (https://amnh.org/explore/ology)