Supporting Your Child

This page includes many helpful documents and resources to support your child both academically and emotionally, from experts in the field and our own staff.

Speaking to your child about violence Unfortunately, recent events around the country may have left your child feeling anxious about their safety, especially at school. The following site will give you tips on how to speak to your child about this subject. "Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers"

For Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Parents Your child may experience some mild school-adjustment issues, and you should know that we have a program that helps students feel confident and happy to come to school. "Primary Project" is a school-based program developed by Children’s Institute at the University of Rochester. It is designed to enhance school related competencies and reduce social, emotional, and school adjustment difficulties in children in grades kindergarten through third. The program is supervised by our social worker and our administration, and children work with a child associate selected on their natural abilities to nurture and positively interact with children. Using play-based strategies, child associates work to establish positive relationships with children, helping them be able to connect more successfully with adults and peers in school. If your child is suggested for Primary Project, you will receive an invitation and more information about the program. If you feel your child may benefit from this supportive program, please let your teacher know.

"NYUL-Parents Guide to STEM"

"Sticks & Stones" from ParentGuideNews

"School Assignments" from ParentGuideNews

"Nonfiction Curriculum Enhanced Reading Skills" from NY Times

Attached below are several documents that will help you help your child, by understanding our discipline code, our commitment to an anti-bullying culture, and by understanding what our communication protocols and our philosophy of student counseling.

Ali Rosow, LCSW * School Social Worker * The Renaissance Charter School * 718/803-0060 x307

Student Support and Anti-Bullying

TRCS Counseling Program

TRCS Social Work Philosophy

Communication Protocols

For Parents of Children with Special Needs

If you have children with special needs, these websites will provide you with helpful information on everything from finding health care, to summer camps, to scholarships, information on college planning, and support networks for parents.

College Scholarships: Find college scholarships for children with documented disabilities

"Big Apple Oranges": Resource for NYC special needs children

Friday’s Kids Friendship Circle: Supportive network of parents of children with special needs

National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities

NYC Resources for Children with Special Needs

New York State Directory for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Special Needs Mom: Blog for parents to share their experiences

College Planning for Students with Physical Disabilities

College Planning for Special Populations; Resources for LBGTQ, Multicultural, Spanish Speakers, Students with Disabilities (Physical, Hearing, Visual, Learning Disabilities).

Family Assistance

SingleMothersGrants is an online site that helps low income families with finding financial assistance programs. The directory lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent and medical bills.