ANNOUNCEMENTS
Results for March 31, 2020

Event:  Join our RECYCLING PROGRAM!
Date:  Sun, December 08, 2019 - Tue, June 30, 2020
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Event:  CCS Remote Learning Plan
Date:  Thu, March 19, 2020 - Tue, March 31, 2020
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Remote Learning Plan

March 19, 2020

Dear Parents,

Unforeseen school closures are difficult for administrators, educators, parents, and students.  Cornerstone Christian School understands the challenges this causes to all.  As I have stated in the past; our emphasis is on the development of the whole child by educating the body, mind and spirit.  Environment is instrumental to optimal learning.  Students need to feel safe and celebrated.

With that said, whether our students are physically in school or at home, CCS continues to provide the educational tools needed to enhance their academics.  My office staff and I are here to answer any questions that you may have and to supply you with any school materials that you may need so that there is no interruptions to instruction. We will continue to work with you through e-mails, phone calls, our web-site and social media. 

In order to support you and our students here are some of the things that we have put in place:

  •  On March 16 all students were supplied with two weeks of classroom work.
  •  Teachers are posting daily lessons on their web-sites so that their students can   visually see them while receiving their lessons.
  •  Teachers are available via e-mail on a daily basis to parents and students during   normal school hours (8:00am – 3:00pm).
  •  Recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help parents help   their children cope during   this time.  More information will be provided as we   continue to deal with this crisis. 

With Jesus Christ as our Cornerstone, together we can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.  Philippians 4:6 “Do not worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.”

 

In His service,


Jeannette Rosa-Sanchez, MS, LMSW

School Administrator



Event:  Google Classrooms to Begin this Week
Date:  Mon, March 23, 2020 - Tue, March 31, 2020
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Dear CCS Parents -

Along with all of the lesson plans and work that has been assigned to your child, our teachers are in the process of setting up Google Classrooms. Please be patient as our teachers are forging through the remote learning process. 

Some teachers will video and load lessons directly to their Teacher Page which you can find right here on our website.


Please stay in contact with your teacher via email. 




Event:  CCS Remote Learning UPDATE
Date:  Fri, March 27, 2020 - Wed, April 15, 2020
Details:  A letter from Mrs. Rosa-Sanchez...

Dear Parents,

This is an update on the reopening date for schools.  Today Governor Cuomo extended the school closure order for another two weeks.  The return date now for all schools is April 15, 2020.  

Cornerstone Christian School teachers are prepared to continue teaching their curriculum via Google classroom and Zoom video.

Please know that the continuation of our educational curriculum is my priority and also the priority of our teachers.  Keeping our students on schedule with their academics is essential and we will continue to do our very best to accomplish this.

I will continue to keep you informed as I receive information from the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Please note that our trust should not be in men but in our mighty God.  Proverbs 3: 5-6 states, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight."

 

In His service,

Jeannette Rosa-Sanchez, MS, LMSW

School Administrator



Event:  Dance Team Tuesdays!
Date:  Tue, March 31, 2020
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We are excited to introduce Dance Team Tuesdays at Cornerstone Christian School. This is an opportunity for our children to express their worship and praise to our Almighty God.

This 10-week after school dance program will be instructed by Ms. Caterina Plymouth, our 8th Grade teacher. Ms. Plymouth brings 10 years of formal dance experience to our program.

At the end of this 10-week program the students will perform two dance routines at the Spring Concert on April 7th. There will be a praise dance routine and a worship dance routine.

Dance classes will be held from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM  on the following Tuesday dates:

          January 21, 28

          February 4, 11, 25

          March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

The cost of the program will be $150.00. There will also be a small cost for ballet slippers and the concert costume. If you have ballet slippers, please wear them to practice. You may also purchase your ballet slippers on Amazon for a cost of $15 - $20. Information concerning the concert costume cost will follow.

Children are to wear their gym clothes to practice and they are to bring water bottles. We will provide a snack.  

If you have any questions, please call Ms. Claudio at (845) 634-7977 or email her at CLAUDIO@CCSNY.ORG

There is still time for your child to participate. 



Event:  Helping your Child Cope - A Letter from our School Administrator
Date:  Tue, March 31, 2020
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Dear Parents, 

In dealing with your children during this strenuous time, please keep in mind that the most important thing that you can do is to practice your faith and let your children witness what it is to trust in the Lord.  

Pray with your children, read the word of God with them, and be patient with them.  Philippians 4:6-7 states, “Be anxious for nothing.  But in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

Below are some guidelines from the CDC to assist you on how to help your children to cope with emergencies.

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

Regardless of your child’s age, he or she may feel upset or have other strong emotions after an emergency. Some children react right away, while others may show signs of difficulty much later. How a child reacts and the common signs of distress can vary according to the child’s age, previous experiences, and how the child typically copes with stress.

Children react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with a disaster calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

People can become more distressed if they see repeated images of a disaster in the media. Early on, consider limiting the amount of exposure you and your loved ones get through media coverage.

 

Factors that Influence the Emotional Impact on Children in Emergencies

The amount of damage caused from a disaster can be overwhelming. The destruction of homes and separation from school, family, and friends can create a great amount of stress and anxiety for children.

The emotional impact of an emergency on a child depends on a child’s characteristics and experiences, the social and economic circumstances of the family and community, and the availability of local resources. Not all children respond in the same ways. Some might have more severe, longer-lasting reactions. The following specific factors may affect a child’s emotional response:

  • Direct involvement with the emergency
  • Previous traumatic or stressful event
  • Belief that the child or a loved one may die
  • Loss of a family member, close friend, or pet
  • Separation from caregivers
  • Physical injury
  • How parents and caregivers respond
  • Family resources
  • Relationships and communication among family members
  • Repeated exposure to mass media coverage of the emergency and aftermath
  • Ongoing stress due to the change in familiar routines and living conditions
  • Cultural differences
  • Community resilience

 

What You Can Do to Help Children Cope with a Disaster

Setting a good example for your children by managing your stress through healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating healthy, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding drugs and alcohol, is critical for parents and caregivers. When you are prepared, rested, and relaxed you can respond better to unexpected events and can make decisions in the best interest of your family and loved ones.

The following tips can help reduce stress before, during, and after a disaster or traumatic event.

Before

  • Talk to your children so that they know you are prepared to keep them safe.
  • Review safety plans before a disaster or emergency happens. Having a plan will increase your children’s confidence and help give them a sense of control.

During

  • Stay calm and reassure your children.
  • Talk to children about what is happening in a way that they can understand.   Keep it simple and appropriate for each child’s age.

After

  • Provide children with opportunities to talk about what they went through or what they think about it. Encourage them to share concerns and ask questions.
  • You can help your children feel a sense of control and manage their feelings by encouraging them to take action directly related to the disaster
  • It is difficult to predict how some children will respond to disasters and traumatic events. Because parents, teachers, and other adults see children in different situations, it is important for them to work together to share information about how each child is coping after a traumatic event.

 

Common Reactions

The common reactions to distress will fade over time for most children. Children who were directly exposed to a disaster can become upset again; behavior related to the event may return if they see or hear reminders of what happened. If children continue to be very upset or if their reactions hurt their schoolwork or relationships then parents may want to talk to a professional or have their children talk to someone who specializes in children’s emotional needs. Learn more about common reactions to distress:

For infants to 2 year olds

Infants may become more cranky. They may cry more than usual or want to be held and cuddled more.

For 3 to 6 year olds

Preschool and kindergarten children may return to behaviors they have outgrown. For example, toileting accidents, bed-wetting, or being frightened about being separated from their parents/caregivers. They may also have tantrums or a hard time sleeping.

For 7 to 10 year olds

Older children may feel sad, mad, or afraid that the event will happen again. Peers may share false information; however, parents or caregivers can correct the misinformation. Older children may focus on details of the event and want to talk about it all the time or not want to talk about it at all. They may have trouble concentrating.

For preteens and teenagers

Some preteens and teenagers respond to trauma by acting out. This could include reckless driving, and alcohol or drug use. Others may become afraid to leave the home. They may cut back on how much time they spend with their friends. They can feel overwhelmed by their intense emotions and feel unable to talk about them. Their emotions may lead to increased arguing and even fighting with siblings, parents/caregivers or other adults.

For special needs children

Children who need continuous use of a breathing machine or are confined to a wheelchair or bed, may have stronger reactions to a threatened or actual disaster. They might have more intense distress, worry or anger than children without special needs because they have less control over day-to-day well-being than other people. The same is true for children with other physical, emotional, or intellectual limitations. Children with special needs may need extra words of reassurance, more explanations about the event, and more comfort and other positive physical contact such as hugs from loved ones.