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PAST SLT-Sponsored Events

Family Engagement is one of SLT’s CEP goals and to further support our families, SLT has held the following seminars. Check back for new events!

March 21st, 6:30 PM, PS29 Auditorium

Strengthening Executive Functions at Home

Speaker: Anna Levy-Warren, Ph.D.

Do you have a child who needs help managing his/her time? Do you struggle with scheduling homework and sticking to a bedtime routine? Join the club ;) and save the date for our next PTA meeting, Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m., featuring a presentation by Anna Levy-Warren, Ph.D., founder and supervisor of Organizational Tutors. RSVP Here


This event will cover the following topics:

  • Behavioral plans, understanding how to implement them

  • Concrete strategies for streamlining the morning and evening routines

  • Developmentally informed expectations for independence

  • Homework management

  • Examples of family scheduling/routines

  • Recommended readings 

March 20th, 6:30 PM, PS58 Auditorium

Getting (and keeping) Young Girls Interested in STEM


  • Dr. Karin Ezbiansky Pavese, Chemist, Founder and Principal, KEP Consulting

  • Dr. Jon Freeman, Founder, The Brooklyn Strategist, Clinical Psychologist and Neuroscientist  Researcher

  • Emily Giurleo, Software Engineer, Codeacademy

  • Kim Van Duzer, PS 29 Math Coach & Intervention/Enrichment Teacher

Opening Remarks: Lori Silverstein, PS 58 parent and SLT member

Moderator: Rachel McDonald, PS 58 parent and SLT member

Interested in how you can foster your daughter’s or other young girl’s interest in science, technology engineering and math (STEM)?  You are invited to a panel discussion about how to actively support school-age girls in becoming interested –and staying interested – in STEM.  Hear from experts in the field about how to engage girls in STEM activities and learn from STEM practitioners about how their parents and mentors kept them interested in STEM in high-school, college and beyond.

November 28th, 8:35 AM, PS29 Auditorium

Social Media and Digital Communication

Speaker: Dr. Alexandra Hamlet

Learn how to set limits and keeping your kids safe in a digital world.


Dr. Hamlet shares research about screen time and technology's effects on the developing brain and shares practical suggestions for navigating tech-milestones with your children, building real-world skills and independence, while still keeping them safe.

October 29th (8:30 AM, PS29 Auditorium):

Shaking the World Gently:  Nurturing Quiet Kids

Speaker: Dr. Heidi Kasevich


Our goal as a community is to set the stage so that all of our students can thrive. How can we best support our introverted children to harness their natural strengths, take calculated risks, and replenish their energy?  Through this talk, you’ll learn about the power of temperament and the ways in which we can work together to broaden ideas about participation and leadership.


Heidi Kasevich, PhD, designs and delivers programs nationwide that focus on guiding school and workplace communities to foster inclusive cultures where people of all temperaments thrive.  A specialist in educating quiet and women leaders, she is passionate about helping students and adults alike to use self-awareness to optimize their ability to lead in today’s world. Kasevich’s work as Educational Director at Quiet Revolution has been featured on NPR and in numerous publications, including Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and Harvard Magazine. Her proficiency is grounded in over 20 years of experience as educator and history department chair at schools in New York City, including Nightingale-Bamford, Dalton, Berkeley Carroll, NYU and Cooper Union. Kasevich has served as Director of Académie de Paris, an Oxbridge Academic Program, and is Program Director at the Hotchkiss Student Leadership Institute.

October 23rd (6:30 PM, PS261 Auditorium):

Navigating Boys’ Emotional Development

Speaker: Dr. Adam Price

Learn to raise emotionally strong big-hearted boys!

Wonder how to help your boy navigate the elementary school years? How to talk about issues such as anger, aggression, shame, and anxiety? Join Dr. Adam Price, a clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with children and teens, and author of the book He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself, on Tuesday Oct. 23rd for a FREE workshop for parents.


Dr. Price will talk about how to nurture healthy emotional development in boys. He will address specific issues such as aggression, anger, anxiety, fear, and shame. Dr. Price will offer concrete tips to help you navigate the elementary school years, and to raise boys who are big-hearted, brave and self-reliant.

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