Spotlight on Positive Parenting
Township School District is home to Sayen Elementary School.
Located in a middle-income community in central New Jersey,
Sayen is blessed with an active PTA which was looking for
ways to enhance the school program.
a grant opportunity presented itself the week between Christmas
and New Year's, the PTA president and school principal acted
quickly. Their successful application brought enough grant
money to offer a 5-week parent program to supplement what
their youngsters were learning in school.
K-5 students at Sayen participate in Second Step, a violence-prevention
program that is a component offered by Committees for Children.
The parent program, A Family Guide to Second Step, reinforces
the classroom program with ways to help children control impulse
behaviors, manage anger, and develop social and emotional
absolute proof of success was measured in numbers. Twenty-eight
families signed up to participate in the program and attendance
actually increased as time went on!! The program was part
of a "complete evening" with a family dinner at
6:30 pm and child-care/homework tutorial for the children
in another part of the building while the parents participated
in the program.
more information about this program and how it worked for
President, Sayen PTA
3333 Nottingham Way
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
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