FREE Family-to-Family 12 Week Education Program at NAMI Staten Island

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Staten Island presents a Family-to-Family Education Program for parents, siblings, spouses, teen-age and adult children and significant others of folks living with serious mental illness.

The course will cover infromation about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and major depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder; coping skills; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.

Classes Start: Monday, September 8, 2008

Fr. Dominic Epifanio Parish Center at Holy Rosary Parish, 85 Jerome Avenue, South Beach 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Offered free of charge by NAMI Staten Island. Registration required -Classes limited to 20 persons. Contact NAMI Staten Island to register (718) 477-1700 or


PS 373R Welcomes New Principal Ilene Goldstein-Harnett

To All Parents/Guardians in the PS 373R Family;


          As PTA president, I wish to welcome Ilene Goldstein-Harnett to our school as our new principal. I was on the C30 committee and I wish to tell everyone how fortunate we are to have her come aboard. Her combination of years of experience and her dedication to our children will be an asset to our school and I am looking forward to a very productive year.


I met with her on 7/24 for an informal “get to know you” meeting which was very productive. I am sure that we have forged the beginning of an excellent working relationship, and many of our goals for the upcoming year will be eagerly addressed and met.


We face many challenges in the year ahead and I am confident that together, the parents, teachers and administration will achieve many important results. Again, welcome Ilene and the best of luck in your new position.



John Scarso PTA President

Community Forum – Learn How the Attorney General’s Office Can Help the Staten Island Community

Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo Invites you to attend a COMMUNITY FORUM. Learn how the Attorney General’s Office can help the Staten Island Community.

Co-Hosted by:

  • New York State Senator Diane Savino 
  • New York State Assemblyman Matthew Titone
  • Staten Island Borough President James P.Molinaro
  • New York City Councilmember Michael McMahon

Come hear a discussion of ISSUES that affect you every day: Health Care, Internet Safety & Consumer Protection.

Where: Brighton Heights Reformed Church 320 St. Marks Place, Staten Island, NY 10301

When: Wednesday, August 6th @ 1p.m.

Please RSVP (212) 416 8839 Visit their website:

Down Syndrome Parent Support Group of Staten Island

Sponsored by the NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities

Come to the meeting of the Down Syndrome Parent Support Group of Staten Island.

When: Thursday, July 31, 2008 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Behavioral Sciences Building (Bldg. 28) NYS Institute for Basic Research, 930 Willowbrook Road, Staten Island, NY 10314


  • NYC Department of Education and other Resources for Children with Disabilities
  • Picnic Planning

Speaker: Anne Marie Caminiti, Director of Parent to Parent, NY Inc.

RSVP: Anne Gordon (718) 494-5122

BOX TOPS Sweepstakes – Win 1,000 Bonus Box Tops!









Go to: and sign in as PUBLIC SCHOOL 373R ROBERT RANDALL SCHOOL and you can click onto the the Betty Crocker Brownie Sweepstakes to win 1,000 Box Tops for our school! One school will win each week until August 10th!

Right now, hundreds of your favorite products are carrying 2 Bonus Box Tops—plus the regular Box Top—for triple the earnings, or 30¢, on every package! Be sure to take advantage of this limited-time earnings opportunity to stock up on the things you need—and earn extra cash for your school at the same time.

Look for double Bonus Box Tops on these and many more brands, now through September at stores near you:

• Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix
• Betty Crocker® Fruit-Flavored Snacks
• Betty Crocker® Potatoes
• Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Desserts
• Cheerios® Cereals
• Chex Mix® Snack Mix
• Cinnamon Toast Crunch® Cereals
• Cookie Crisp® Cereals
• Country Hearth® Bread
• Green Giant® Giant Bites™ Vegetables
• Hamburger Helper® Mix
• Nature Valley® Granola Bars
• Old El Paso® Taco Kits
• Pillsbury® Ready-to-Bake!™ Cookies
• Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel™ Pastries
• Pop Secret® Microwave Popcorn
• Reese’s® Puffs® Cereal
• Suddenly Salad® Mixes
• Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt
• Yoplait® Trix® Yogurt

GRACE Weekly Update




TEL NO: 718-983-3800

FAX NO: 718-983-3858



HOOPS AND KICKS FOR AUTISMFriday, July 25, 2008. 3:00pm-9:00pm

St. Joseph/St. Thomas Gym, 50 Maguire Avenue, Staten Island. 

Fundraiser to benefit Families with Children with Autism. Please see attached flyers. For additional information  please contact Frank DeCandido at 718-317-0946. hoops-and-kicks-flyer


LET’ CREATE DRAMA – “Kids Act For Kids” Yard Sale & Fundraiser to benefit the Grace Foudation.  Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27.  10:30am-4:30pm.

                                                               79 Chesebrough Street (weather Permitting).



12:00pm-5:00pm.  Goodhue Center, 304 Prospect Ave (Entrance on Lafayette Ave)

See attached flyers for details. save-the-date


PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS –  Support groups are held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 10:00am at 264 Watchogue Road, Staten Island.  Please see attached flyer for dates.

Group will not meet during July and August. 


SOCIAL SKILLS – Classes are ongoing.  Registration is still being accepted.  Slots available for Tuesday PM classes. 


RECREATION PROGRAMS – If anyone is interested in our Recreation Programs please call Julie Larsen at 718-983-3800.  See attached flyer for details.


BOWLING (AT SHOWPLACE) (141 East Service Road -off Victory Blvd.)

Sundays, 10:00am – 11:30am.


GYM PROGRAM – 9:30am-12:30pm.  P.S. 55, 54 Osborn Ave, Staten Island.

Please call Julie Larsen at 718-983-3800 for further information.


LITTLE LEAGUE – 10:00am-12:0pm at Great Kills Little League. Please call the Grace office at 718-983-3800 to register.


SWIMMING Saturdays 2:30pm-3:30pm and Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm.  Please call the Grace office at 718-983-3800 to register. No Swimming on July 5, 2008.