Parent Coordinator

Doris Rivera drivera37@schools.nyc.gov 718-642-5300 -ext. 1371 Room 137

March 2021

March is finally here and after a snowy winter, we are looking forward to a gorgeous spring! The official kick off to spring will be our 100 days of school on March 1st, followed by Dr. Seuss Day on March 2nd; children can wear pajamas on this day. Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday March 4th. Please note early dismissal for students, promptly at 11:00 am. Parent-Teacher conferences presents a great opportunity to discuss your child’s progress in school. As you are aware, home-school communication is an important factor in your child’s success in school. Spring break will be from March 29- April 2, 2021

Reading is fundamental

There are many benefits of children reading more books in today’s day and age. Parents should actively encourage their children to read more books because reading more helps children become more successful in school, exercises their brains, and builds strong and fun family relationships. Begin by creating a cozy area for children to read. Helping your child choose a book that is appropriate for their reading level as well as topics that interest them. After your child has finished reading a book, ask questions to get them to retell the story in their own words. For example, what is your favorite part or how did they like the ending. Getting them to answer these questions will help them to remember more information and continue to learn even after they have finished reading. Reading aloud together is another way to get them interested in reading. When your child hears you reading aloud, they are able to focus on the meaning of words in context. When your child reads aloud, it helps them to practice their literary skills and public speaking.

Parent-Teacher conferences Thursday March 4, 2021.

The schedule is as follows:

Afternoon session 12:00 pm-1:45pm

Evening session 4:30pm -7:15pm

Virtual Coffee with the Principal

Monday March 22, 2021 at 10:00 am via Google meet

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKSHOPS Now more than ever our children need strong study skills. Remote learning, Zoom lessons and social distancing are demanding more from students than ever before. To help you reinforce effective study skills at home, Elevate Education will be running a series of family engagement workshops focusing on topics such as time management, productivity tips, and staying motivated while studying remotely.

Workshop: The Home Study Environment

Date: March 5, 2021

Time: 9:30am -10:30am

Location: Link will be provided the day before the workshop.

Goal Setting and Motivation

Date: March 12, 2021

Time: 9:30am -10:30am

Location: Link will be provided the day before the workshop.

Stress Management

Date: March 19, 2021

Time: 9:30am -10:30am

Location: Link will be provided the day before

Overcoming Procrastination

Date: March 12, 2021

Time: 9:30am -10:30am

Location: Link will be provided the day before the workshop.

Date: March 26, 2021

Time: 9:30am -10:30am

Location: Link will be provided the day before the workshop.

NYC Schools Account

Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? You can also sign the COVID consent form, right in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account.\

Spring break: March 29, 2021-April 2, 2021

K-12 Students Can Apply Now for Exciting Spring Break STEM Enrichment Programs!

This spring break, (re)discover STEM with STEM Matters NYC! Kindergarten through grade 12 students can apply now to attend programs with STEM Matters NYC. K-8 students can apply for Discovery Day, a day-long hands-on learning experience, and enjoy a special interactive class with their adult caregiver. High school students can apply for internships at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and spend a week getting their hands dirty in the garden or caring for animals.

A wide range of programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center; Audubon New York; Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Green-Wood Cemetery; GrowNYC Teaching Garden at Governors Island; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Makerspace NYC; New York Aquarium; New York Botanical Garden; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; Solar One; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; and Wave Hill. Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences.

Don’t miss out, spots are limited, and the application deadline is Wednesday, February 10. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.

Parents Find a Free Meal Location Near You

  • Free "Grab and go" meals are available for all children.

  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m.

  • No registration, ID, or documentation required.

  • All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time.

  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.

  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children‎.

Search for a location at the link below:

https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx#Result