Students from Camden Street School recently spent the morning at Good Morning America at ABC Studios in New York City. Thanks in part to Art Teacher Serifatu Alaka Hughes, who has been teaching with NPS for 16 years. Art and Eden arranged for our students to go on a tour of ABC studios, which included asking questions while exploring careers in broadcasting.
NEWARK, NJ — What happens when a business leader and mother of five adopted children from Newark gets to chatting on the soccer field with the principal of one of the city’s largest schools? Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 1,000 children and their families, for starters.
It was an evening of family, friends, giving and hope as more than 350 families gathered at Newark’s Camden Street Elementary School on Thursday for its sixth annual “Bring Dinner Home” Thanksgiving dinner.
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The SD provided staff members with tools to self-soothe and self-regulate themselves to get them ready to better serve their students. Christopher N. Cerf, NPS Superintendent of Schools said, “The benefits of offering yoga to both administration and staff are many, which is why NPS has worked with NYM since 2009 and is now extending the NYM program to more schools in the district and to the administrative arm of teaching and learning.”
Debbie Kaminsky, founder of Newark Yoga Movement said she is honored to be the recipient of these unique micro grants from NPS to provide yoga to students and administrators. She stated, “Teaching students to breathe and relax as they learn is a great step forward in education and in social and emotional learning.”
The Newark Yoga Movement will be teaching yoga and its related properties and benefits to 9 schools this year. More than 500 students at Sussex Avenue Renew School learned yoga as a way to reduce stress, help them concentrate and remain calm in different situations according to school administrators.
Newark Yoga Movement team has been meeting with school leaders and tailoring yoga programs that fills their school needs. According to Ms. Kaminsky, many of the schools are looking to yoga to help give children dealing with behavioral issues a leg up through gaining additional tools. She said one school has added the important parent component and children with special needs will also be receiving yoga in several schools especially for the self-soothing/self-regulating benefits and beginning in September at one school, Newark Yoga Movement will be teaching yoga to both children who are deaf or blind.