Category: Elementary

A Game Show Opportunity, Smart Families Only Need Apply…

A casting crew reached out to PALNYC for an upcoming Prime Time Game Show opportunity. Lion Television is looking for NYC families and you guys are it: Is your family fun-loving, competitive and ready for prime time? Then you’ll have a blast and earn some cash trying out this big, brand new prime time game show. Lion Television, producers of Cash Cab,…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #8- READING, Part 5- Great Summer Read Alouds

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has at least ten one-liners stored in her memory bank from the movie The Princess Bride: “My Sweet Wesley”; “This is true love – you think this happens every day?”; “You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles”; “I am not left-handed”; “You killed my father…prepare to die…”; “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #6- READING, Part 3- Great Summer Reads for Inspiring Strong Girls

Not all girls are princesses. Not all girls love pink and purple. Not all girls who don’t like princesses, pink or purple are tom boys either. So, when it comes to great summer reads for girls- especially advanced readers who can often read well above their grade level- finding suitable books can be tricky. Oftentimes the content of those ‘above level’ books-…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #5- Get Inspired By Literature

Sometimes interests turn into obsessions… trains, stuffed animals, cats. For my little one, kitty cats were — and are her world. When she was a preschooler, she collected them, “talked” them, dressed as them, read about them, knew who their cousins were at the zoo, and could identify the numerous breeds. Over the years, I’ve encouraged her fondness of felines by getting…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #3- READING, Part 2- Making Reading Fun from the Get-Go

Inspire your child to pick up a book of her own this summer by creating the perfect reading environment for her. That includes getting your child excited about reading with a few tools: – the book nook– a quaint oasis for reading, – a reading log to keep track of the reading. It’s simple to make yourself, or use one of these templates.…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #2- The 3 Rs Starts with READING – Part 1-The Booklists

We’re so passionate about READING that we’re giving the topic our undivided attention. PART 1- The Booklists PART 2- Making Reading Fun from the Get Go PART 3- Books for Girls PART 4- Books for Boys PART 5- You’re Never Too Old for Read Alouds So be sure to check out our multi-part series on READING, starting with, of course,…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #1- The Daily Learning Routine

Summer is officially here and whether your child is at camp, on a family vacation with you, or with a caregiver during the week, PALNYC has you covered. We’ve got 60 Days of Summer Fun to beat the summer brain drain and prevent your child’s summer learning loss. For starters, don’t miss the recap of our 2014 signature session for parents last month on Preventing…

RIISE Parent Power Conference is Today!

Just a reminder… Don’t miss the Parent Power Conference 2014 today hosted by RIISE. We’re big fans of RIISE – for families of color who place a premium on quality education & private, independent schools who recognize diversity delivers innovation and global citizenship. The one-day event,  Saturday, June 7, will be held at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, brings together highly engaged parents & private,…

The Best G&T School in NYC?

What is the best Gifted & Talented program in NYC? Well, we all know that depends on YOUR child…and of course who you ask…  So come find out, as we go NAVIGATING NYC’s G&T OPTIONS: Parent Perspectives Join PALNYC and our panel of parents from Hunter, Citywide, Districtwide and select independent schools on Tuesday, April 22 for Navigating NYC’s G&T Options,…

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS and more…

Spring is finally here and with it, more great local workshops for parents, educators and families. Don’t miss The Beyond Flashcards Math Series in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent (CMT) at NYU’s Courant Institute.  Join us for Part 3 of our 4-Part math series, Beyond Flashcards: Logic Tuesday, April 8 from 6:30-8pm at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca. Sian Zelbo and…