In our inaugural episode of The Carroll Companion, we have a discussion with Principal Dello Stritto on how to get your kids to open up about “what happened at school today,” and how to spot signals that something might be troubling them; she also describes PS 58’s recess/afterschool counselors and what criteria they and teachers use to resolve childrens’ disputes; and she explains PS 58’s “Buddy Bench.”
Recess coordinator Trey Norwood delves into his team’s duties and the ways recess varies at different ages.
We chat with three fifth-grade students who were part of the fundraising drive for the “Buddy Bench” three years ago about how it came into existence and how their attitudes towards it have changed.
We close with a review of upcoming PTA events from PTA co-Presidents Linnea Olson and Adam Baruchowitz.
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The Carroll Companion is produced and hosted by Zachary Knower. Music by Elsie’s dad Sean Bones. Thanks to Emily Curran for production assistance and engineering tips.