Important Health-Related Information for Families UPDATE May 29
Please read attached Chancellor's Letter dated May 29, 2020 on the below link.
Translations will appear by the end of the week.
Please read attached Chancellor's Letter dated May 29, 2020 on the below link.
Translations will appear by the end of the week.
As we grapple with COVID-19, completing the 2020 Census is even more important now than ever. The number of New Yorkers who are counted will determine how much funding we receive for our schools and public services over the next 10 years. City schools receive more than $781 million every year in Title one funding, based on census data. In addition, the census helps determine funding for early learn centers, in-school and afterschool youth programs, childcare programs, and other services that support our school communities. You can play an active role in ensuring an accurate count by completing the census online at my2020census.gov, or by calling 844-330-2020, and completing the survey which is open until October 31.
Students must sign in for attendance on these dates and will work independently. Please read the chancellor's letter attached.
Mark your calendar - the DOE is seeking input on middle school and high school admissions in each borough. June 2nd is Brooklyn. Follow this link for updates and meet link when it becomes available.
Dial-a-Teacher is back! https://tutor.dialateacher.org/
What: Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers
Where: Visit tutor.dialateacher.org, fill out the form and get a call from a teacher
Who: Students in kindergarten through 5th grade
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session
Languages spoken: English
Subjects available: English and math
Each week the DOE updates this page - providing resources and activities for families on a new topic in Wellness: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/programs/wellness-Wednesday-nyc
Our guidance counselors also send out wellness activities and resources related to this theme through your child's classroom google stream.
Please contact us if you or your child are experiencing any difficulties and need to speak with our social worker, guidance counselors, school psychologist or any other members of our team . We are here to help!
May 14, 2020 Great resources for all families and some just for immigrant families. Check calendar (May 21st) for links to this presentation in Spanish (2pm) and Chinese (3pm)
May 6, 2020
As we enter a new month, we continue to work to equip all of you, our families and our school communities, with the information, tools, and resources that you need for remote learning as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together as a City. This has been an ongoing process, as we all blaze new trails in uncharted territory of fully remote learning. Throughout it all, the health, safety, and security of our communities has been our focus and priority. As you may recall, security and privacy concerns for our students and staff, including unwanted and unsafe meeting interruptions, led us to prohibit the use of Zoom in early April. The decision was a difficult one, but after reviewing the risks, we know it was in the best interest of our school communities. As we indicated when we made this announcement in April, we would continue to engage Zoom and other online collaboration platforms to make sure that students, teachers, and everyone in the DOE community had safe, secure means to interact with each other that respected student privacy.
We are pleased to announce that now, following several weeks of collaboration with the company, we are now able to offer Zoom as a safe, secure platform for use across the DOE. All schools and students will have free access to a central, secure DOE account for learning and collaboration. Our work with Zoom included reaching an agreement about data encryption and storage, creating settings for our platform to make sure only DOE participants and specifically invited guests can enter classrooms or meetings and giving meeting hosts more control over their classrooms and meetings.
This means that:
All staff and students must use the new DOE central account to access Zoom
All DOE students and staff will be able to sign onto nycdoe.zoom.us with their DOE email and password, and will be able to use the full complement of features Zoom offers
The central DOE account has been pre-arranged to ensure safety and security of all participants, which protects all members of our communities
There is no cost for schools, teachers or service providers (for use of Zoom, as well as previously approved platforms like Microsoft and Google)
We will add Zoom to all DOE-issued iPads Please visit the Getting Started with Zoom page (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/technical-tools-andsupport/getting-started-with-zoom) to learn more about accessing Zoom, including:
How to access DOE Zoom
New security settings and instructions for use
Contacts for technical support for families Our new agreement with Zoom will give your children another way to connect with their schools, teachers and school staff. We are excited to be able to have another safe and secure option for school communities to use during this unprecedented time.
As always, we are grateful for your flexibility and patience. We know how hard every one of you works to support your children’s learning at home. And we are glad that you will now have access to another tool in Zoom that will help keep learning going.
Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor New York City Department of Education
Suggest that your child write optimistic or silly quotes on the driveway or sidewalk to share with people who walk by. Your youngster might use quotes from books or make up original ones. Example: “Put a smile on your face. It would look silly anywhere else!”
Sugiérale a su hijo que escriba frases optimistas o tontas en el garaje o en la acera para compartirlas con las personas que pasen caminando por allí. Su hijo puede usar frases de libros o inventar algunas originales. Ejemplo: “Un día sin sonreír es un día perdido”.
Secretly line up four toys, and snap a photo. Rearrange them, and give your child clues to put them back in your original order. Example: “The bunny goes after the car, but not last.”
En secreto, forme una fila de cuatro juguetes y tómele una foto. Cámbielos de lugar y dele pistas a su hijo para que los ponga en el orden original. Ejemplo: “El conejito va después del auto, pero no es el último”.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 20, 2020. The 2019/2020 NYC School Survey was distributed in late February in a bright green envelope. Thank you to all who completed the survey already! If you did not complete it yet, you may still complete it online using the code found at the bottom right of the paper form. If you no longer have the paper form, you can visit www.nycschoolsurvey.org and look up your code to complete it online. Even in this unusual year, responses will provide school administrators with valuable information that can lead to improvements in our school. Thank You.
If you have already completed the form, DOE staff will contact you to confirm need and your address. iPads will be shipped directly to families via FEDEX or UPS. You must show the delivery person your email from the DOE and be at home to receive the iPad. At the link below, you will find information on how students will get started with their iPad. You can also reach out to your child's teacher or Mr. Silverman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you still do not have a device that can be used for remote learning, it is not too late to request to borrow one at this link: https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices
If you have completed the form but did not yet get a confirmation call or text from the DOE, please let us know at email@example.com as we can check your name on a list to make sure the form was completed correctly.
Celebrate your School Spirit each Wednesday! Each week we will feature a new theme. You can respond to the theme with a photo, drawing, poem, song or other written pieces. Each week we will announce a new theme on the Monday morning google stream and on the Sunday night message. June 3: Scavenger Hunt!
Check out the beautiful flowers growing in Natures's Classroom on June 1st. Double click on the attachments below - you will be rewarded with some real beauty.
Did you have fun with the School Spirit Wednesday Scavenger Hunt? Here is another from our friends at edible school yard.
Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? As an annual observance, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a time to highlight the importance of staying active through sports and other fitness activities. Celebrate this observance by promoting the importance of 60 minutes per day of physical activity for kids (and 30 minutes per day for adults) and providing opportunities to be physically active at home. Follow the attached May calendar from Shape America to help you get moving. Stay active, stay positive!
Physical Education Teacher at P.S.102
The book, The Twits is by Roald Dahl. It is about mean Mr. and Mrs. Twit. They have 4 monkeys locked up in a cage, and the monkeys had to do everything upside down. The Twits also caught birds to be roasted in pies. Since the monkeys didn't speak English and the birds spoke English, the monkeys could not warn the birds. But one day, a bird that spoke both languages comes along and passed on the warning. So, the Twits decided to buy guns. While the Twits were away, the birds freed the monkeys and they all decided to turn the Twits upside down too! They did this by gluing everything that the Twits owned to the ceiling. This made the Twits think that if they stood in their heads, their world would "go right-side-up." But as they had been walking home, one of the birds had painted the Twits' head with glue. So when they went upside down, they got glued to the floor!
I really like this book because it, like all Roald Dahl books, is hilarious and detailed. I would recommend this book especially for younger kids because it is easy to read and understand what's going on in the story.
Our school has been using the Inner Explorer mindfulness program in classrooms since last year. It is available for parents and students to use at home! Just login through google classroom. Note: you can choose SPANISH language in your account setting for your practices grades preK -4th.
Please join us for a PTA general/informational meeting on zoom this Friday at 4pm.
If you would like to submit questions or concerns in advance, send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2019 - 2020 PTA Executive Board Members:
Nishani Pierre-Louis, Co-President
Tamara Stern, Co- President
Norma Arias, Recording Secretary
Cristina Guglielmetti, Treasurer
Diana Flynn, Corresponding Secretary
Brooke Hughes, Vice President
Kari Elfar, Financial Secretary
We have a large and active PTA that works hard all year to support our students and staff. Come out to our next meeting to find out what we do and how easy and rewarding it is to get involved. Thanks !
2019 NYS ELA and Math Test Scores are available on-line at www.mystudent.nyc. Letters on signing up for access to this account are sent home in September and March. If you cannot find this letter or need help, send an email with your child's name and class to email@example.com for instructions and an access code. This account also allows access to report cards, attendance and fitness records. A separate myschools.nyc account was created by the DOE this year for applying to middle school, high school, kindergarten, pre-K and G&T programs.
We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a page or document on our site, please contact Margaret Sheri for help (718) 748-7404 x 2323, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school building is closed and our office phone number is not being answered. Please direct any questions on your child's work or well-being to your child's teacher. For all other questions, please reach out via email to our parent coordinator Margaret Sheri at email@example.com who will direct your email to the appropriate staff member.
On Saturday September 21st, PS 102 students and families participated in the International Coastal Cleanup at a new location - the Coney Island Parachute Jump. Parent Coordinator, Margaret Sheri assisted our Beach Captain, Anita Raman, in organizing over 250 volunteers in the effort. Three hours were spent picking up and recording each item of litter found on the beach. This year, volunteers were able to record data on the app "Clean Swell" you can use this app anytime to contribute to the Ocean Conservancy's database. PS 102 has been participating in this citizen science project for the last 15 years. The information gathered leads to better solutions for packaging and legislation to help clean our oceans and shoreline.
Check out the great photos that Anita took and those submitted by families below! https://photos.app.goo.gl/wasQgTGKC6Rc36nj8
All students also received a certificate signed by our sponsor, The American Littoral Society. For information on ocean pollution, the international clean-up effort and to view past results visit https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/
For the third year in a row, we participated in the Bonnie Plant Company's Third Grade Cabbage Program. All 3rd graders received a free mega-cabbage plant in April 2019 during a science lesson with Mrs. Willie and instructions for growing it at home as well as information on entering a contest from Ms. Sheri. The pictures below were submitted from our current 4th graders who participated this year. In mid-September a class by class survey showed that 28% of our cabbages were still alive and well. Some cabbages were enjoyed by the family earlier in the season, a few by squirrels or other animals, and many were under-watered during summer vacation or over-watered when they first got home. Thank you to all the students who submitted photos! These students will receive a certificate and small prize from the Garden Group. Mia in class 4-425 submitted the largest healthy cabbage photo and is our school winner! Six students (who had a contest-appropriate photo) were entered in the national contest and may be picked by lottery for the New York State prize! If so they will be notified in December. The company awards a $1000 prize to a randomly chosen cabbage entry per state.
Thank you Mia, Maggie, Sam, Katelyn, Zoey, Caitlin, Doria, Amira, Hei Tung, Anna and Michelle!