Welcome to Student support!

Mrs. Siwek & Ms. Pullano

Important dates
Office Hours

Set up an appointment anytime with Mrs. Siwek (Director of Student Services grades K-5, Learning Specialist grades K-2)
or Ms. Pullano (Learning Specialist grades 3-5) by sending them an email.

Book Recommendations

The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears
by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children
by Thich Nhat Hanh & the Plum Village Community

Raising Human Beings: Creating A Collaborative Partnership with Your Child
by Ross Greene, Ph.D.

Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough - Learn about the social code at work that can also be applied towards our daily interactions with others
by Michelle Garcia Winner

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (And Their Parents)
by Eline Snel

The Value of Risk in Children's Play - it's time to rethink risk and see it's benefits as well as its difficulties
by Joan Almon

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
by Rick Hanson, PH.D. with Richard Mendius, M.D.

National Sleep Foundation guidelines

  • Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours each day
  • Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
  • 3 to 5 year olds: 10-13 hours
  • 6 to 13 year olds: 9-11 hours
  • Teens (14-17 years): 8-10 hours
Psychologist and sleep expert Jodi Mindell, PhD, associate director of the Sleep Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia suggests asking the following four questions. If any are true, your child may need more sleep each night.

  1. Is it a struggle waking your child up each morning?
  2. Does your child always sleep for at least two hours more on weekends or non-school days than on weekdays?
  3. Does your child regularly fall asleep in the car, at school, or other times when he or she shouldn't be sleeping?
  4. Is your child different- happier, more energetic, etc.- on days he or she gets more sleep?

Learn More: 11 Things Every Parent Should Know About Kids and Sleep