Mt. Vernon Avenue School - November Parent Workshop Supporting Your Child at Home: What You Need to Know with Dr. Rivera Dr. Karla Rivera is a district-wide psychologist here in Irvington. She provides support for children and families and regularly offers free tips and tools at Wellness Support & Resources
20 Ways to Beat Back the Blues We’re all experiencing major changes in our lives right now, and it’s hard not to feel down. Our children look to us for reassurance and to know they will be ok, so it’s important to keep positive. Here are 20 ways you and your family can beat back the blues! ... Click Here to Read More
Positive Affirmations For 2020 During difficult times, using positive affirmations can help us to cope. Our thoughts strongly affect the way we feel. What we tell ourselves can either make us feel more calm or more anxious. The article below by Kristen Suleman of Mental Health Match provides us with positive affirmations to use now to help ... Click Here to Read More
The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping your Teen Learn Virtually: A Guide for Parents and Caretakers Hello, Irvington families! My name is Dr. Karla Rivera. I’m a school psychologist here in Irvington and am here to support you as we face these challenging times. Not only do I work full-time, but I’m also a mother of four ... Click Here to Read More
December Parent Trainings Hello Irvington Families. The Special Service Department and the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC) Rutgers University are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a total of three-parent trainings in December. We will continue to share with you Best Practice strategies that you can implement in your homes, as we continue on this ... Click Here to Read More
Video: Mask Tolerance and Endurance A short video for parents on the importance of reinforcing mask-wearing using their child's interests. This important video presented by Ms. Krista Paranczak gives strategies for increasing tolerance and the amount of time a child will wear a mask. Source: njcie.org/irvington
Video: Using Social Stories For Mask Wearing A short video for parents on what, why, when, and how to use social stories with your child for mask-wearing. This impactful video presented by Ms. Jessica Habib has examples to help your child better transition for their future health and safety. Source: njcie.org/irvington
An Oasis distribution of free diapers, food, and maxi pads will be held at University Middle School at 255 Myrtle Avenue on Friday, November 20th from 4-5 pm. ***For diapers you must provide your child's birth certificate*** Face masks must be worn.