January 2010 Archives

Setting Goals for the New Year

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Dear Friends,

     In this New Year season it seems appropriate to set goals for ourselves and our families. I would encourage you to share this process with your children: even at age three there are challenges to overcome and new skills to acquire.

      Some thoughts on this process:

  • consider both short term and long term goals;
  • consider at least one goal you know will be successful - the momentum from each success can fuel much harder efforts;
  • consider family-wide goals (eat dinner as a family three times a week, have a monthly family game night, read a chapter book aloud as a family, take walks as a family once per week, etc.);
  • let your children choose their own goals once you have discussed the idea with them;
  • check in with each other on a regular basis to see how each person is doing;
  • celebrate small victories and learn from each setback - this is a process not a result, a journey and not a race;
  • have fun with this!

    It remains my privilege to work with you and your children. 


In peace,

Teacher John Scardina


The P.T.A. is proud to sponsor parent presentations by certified school psychologist, parent educator and City Island Resident John Scardina:


How to Make Your Home into a Learning Laboratory: Executive Functioning Skills for Home, School and Life

Where: P.S. 175- The City Island School

When:  Thursday, January 21st -

             geared for parents of K-5th graders

            Thursday, January 28th -

            geared for parents of 6th -8th graders

Time:   7Pm -8Pm plus additional time for Q & A

Suggested donation of $5 to PTA of P.S. 175

Light refreshments will be served

No child supervision will be provided

For more information or questions contact:

P.S. 175 PTA at 718.8851097 or


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