Parent Communication

Parent Communication:

3-24-17

 

NYC School Survey:

Every year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. To complete the survey: www.nycschoolsurvey.org     Please use eight-digit survey code found on your green survey envelope.

http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/tools/survey/default.htm

You can call 1-800-690-8603 Survey Hotline to get your confidential seven digit number 24 hours a day

 

BOKS SPRING 2017

Site Activity:  BOKS Grades 2-5
Name of Teacher-Coach in charge:      Mr. Gary Beggen
Start Date:   March 27, 2017 End Date:   June 9, 2017
Days: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Times:  7:15 – 8:15 a.m.

MARCH- 27, 29, 31 / APRIL- 3, 5, 7, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 / MAY- 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 31,

JUNE- 2, 5, 7 & 9

Upcoming Events:

March 28th -30th    NYS ELA Exams

April 10-18             Spring Recess

April 19                   PTA meeting 6:00pm


 

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The Orchestra Now (TŌN)

The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is an innovative pre-professional orchestra and master’s degree program at Bard College that performs free concerts in the boroughs of NYC as part of its Around Town series. In this program, conductor James Bagwell leads the orchestra in an eclectic selection including the roaming and wondrous Symphony No.1 by Philip Glass—a concert that the whole family can enjoy.

Sunday, April 2nd at 3pm at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theatre, Queens.

On the Program:

Herrmann: Prelude from North by Northwest
Sharp with a sense of danger. One of the finest scores Herrmann ever composed for an Alfred Hitchcock film.

Harris: Symphony No. 3
Rustic and fierce. In writing this piece Harris helped define the voice of the American composer.

Philip Glass: Symphony No. 1, Low
Roaming and wondrous. Glass based this symphony on David Bowie’s album Low.

 

RSVP at www.theorchestranow.org/queens

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Parent Communication

Parent Communication:

3-20-17

 

Upcoming Events:

NYC School Survey:

Every year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. To complete the survey:  www.nycschoolsurvey.org     Please use eight-digit survey code found on your green survey envelope.

http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/tools/survey/default.htm

You can call 1-800-690-8603 Survey Hotline to get your confidential seven digit number 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What is the deadline for completing the surveys?    March 31, 2017.

 

Students Can Apply Now for Exciting Science and STEM Programs this Summer!

Pre-K through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting science and STEM programs being offered this summer at the NYC Department of Education’s Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Space Science Education, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens County Farm Museum, Queens Zoo, Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Zoo, and SUNY Old Westbury.

Programs feature 1-week camps, high school internships, and a 4-week college credit bearing course. Application deadline is Friday, April 28. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Go to: https://custom.cvent.com/C3F9BAB6DD424A9FB19D310FDED592AF/files/623602f1e5414d02a16c7ef7a02f9aff.pdf for more information to apply. Don’t miss out, apply now!  https://nycdoe.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App

Learning Together: Arabic Language Family Engagement Conference
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 a.m.-  2:00 p.m.
P.S./I.S. 30 – 7002 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209     To Register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/-arabic-language-family-engagement-conference-bay-ridge-tickets-30869093289

 

Book Fair Class Schedule:

Tuesday March 21st – Kindergarten, 3rd Grade
Wednesday March 22nd – 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 4th Grade
Thursday March 23rd – 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
Friday March 24th – Parents 8:30-9, PreK, 8th Grade

Online Book Fair:  March 15th – April 2nd  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/psis499

PTA Parent Book shopping: Friday March 24th 8:30 – 9 a.m.

(for parents we accept cash, credit cards, and checks)

Happy Camper Book Fair Family Event:  Saturday March 25th 1 to 4 pm featuring Sciencetellers, camping activities, snacks, and book fair shopping

 

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Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair Class Schedule:
Tuesday March 21st – Kindergarten, 3rd Grade
Wednesday March 22nd – 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 4th Grade
Thursday March 23rd – 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
Friday March 24th – PreK, 8th Grade, Makeups
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Parent shopping: Friday March 24th 8:30 – 9 a.m.
(for parents we accept cash, credit cards, and checks)
Family Event: Saturday March 25th 1 to 4 pm featuring Sciencetellers
Online Book Fair: March 15th – April 2nd

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/psis499

(or download the “Scholastic Book Fairs” App to shop and select our school at checkout)
Shop an expanded selection, set up a student wish list to send to friends and family, or shop from school library and teacher wish lists. Online orders ship free to our school 2-3 weeks after the fair ends.
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Book fair Tips:
***Send cash in a labeled Ziploc bag with child’s name and class to transport change home.***
***Send a little extra to cover sales tax (8.875%) ***

Did you know?
The book fair proceeds will go towards PTA Family Events.
The PTA keeps 25% of sales made at our in-school book fair.
The PTA gets 50% back from online sales in “Scholastic Dollars” which we use to purchase Pre-K and K stepping up gifts, holiday sale items, and books and resources for our library and classrooms.

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Parent Communication: 3/15/17-4/19/17

Parent Communication:

3-9-17

 

Upcoming Events:

Mar. 15         PTA Meeting 8:30am

Mar. 16         Early Dismissal All Students: 11:40am      

Mar. 16         Parent Teacher Conferences 12:40-2:40pm & 4:30-7:30pm

Mar. 21         Monthly Student Awards 2:50-3:20pm

Mar. 21-24    PTA Book fair

Mar. 25         PTA Family Event: 1:00-4:00pm

Mar. 28-30    NYS ELA Exams

Mar.31          NYS School Survey Ends

Apr. 10-18      Spring Recess

Apr. 19          PTA Meeting 6:00pm

Monday, March 13th - School Spirit Day “Twin Day”   (Date changed)

PTA Book Fair:

Book Fair Class Schedule:

Tuesday March 21st – Kindergarten, 3rd Grade
Wednesday March 22nd – 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 4th Grade
Thursday March 23rd – 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
Friday March 24th – Parents 8:30-9, PreK, 8th Grade

Online Book Fair:  March 15th – April 2nd  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/psis499

PTA Parent Book shopping: Friday March 24th 8:30 – 9 a.m.

(for parents we accept cash, credit cards, and checks)

Happy Camper Book Fair Family Event:  Saturday March 25th 1 to 4 pm featuring Sciencetellers, camping activities, snacks, and book fair shopping

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HAPPY CAMPER BOOK FAIR EVENT: 3/25/2017 1-4pm

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Sciencetellers Performance at 2 pm:

“Fire and Ice”

In a faraway world, two brave villagers take a daring journey to release the dragon and save the entire kingdom from an evil ice sorceress! Join us as we learn about dry ice and the changing states of matter through interactive and explosive experiments with fog, bubbles, flying rockets and more! Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a world where dragons are real and dreams come true — and where only the most daring of people will survive to tell the tale!  Sciencetellers is an unprecedented theatrical learning experience crafted from a unique combination of science and storytelling. (Suggested for ages 4-12, 45 min)

Before and after the show (1-2 and 3-4):

     Camping Snacks

                     Campfire Storytime with Ms. Minhas, Mr. Beggen, and Ms. Shirata

        Campfire Sing-along with Ms. Mistretta

        Camping STEM Activity with Ms. Amoroso

                Meet Clifford The Big Red Dog

 **This event is free, but we encourage you to stop by the Book Fair in the dance room during the event to make a purchase to help support this event**

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RSVP not required but greatly appreciated (please return one form per family)

**Each family that RSVPs will be entered to win one of 20 survival paracord bracelets designed by one of our own 499 parents. You must be present after the Scienceteller show (about 3 pm) to win**

Yes, we will attend the book fair event on 3/25:  # adults_________

# children__________

Parent’s Name: __________________________

Parent’s email ________________________________

Child’s Name(s) and Class(es)_____________________________________________

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Parent Advisory Board Meeting: 3/21/2017 at 6:00pm

Dear Parents,

The next meeting of the Parent Advisory Board will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:00pm in Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY – Room 200. All parents and educators are invited to attend this informative meeting. We will host a presentation by the School Construction Authority (SCA) on the proposed 2015-2019 Five-year Capital Plan. In addition, the Department of Education (DOE) Division of Family and Community Engagement will explain how parents can become involved with the Community Education Councils (CECs).

Two guest speakers from the School Construction Authority will present the SCA 2015-2019 Five-year Capital Plan. Ben Goodman is the Manager of Community Relations and handles Queens’ community boards within School Districts 27, 28, and 29. Michael Mirisola is the Director of External Affairs and handles Queens’ community boards within School Districts 24, 25, 26, and 30. The SCA presentation will detail plans to create new school facilities and to improve infrastructure of existing buildings. In addition, the planned distribution of funding to meet local and City requirements will be expanded upon. This plan will invest in the future of New York City’s public schools, as we continue to work to address issues of overcrowding and to prepare for enrollment growth.

Ayesha George is the Parent Leadership Liaison in the Division of Family and Community Engagement at the DOE. Ms. George will explain the process of applying for a position on a school district CEC and demonstrate the role of CECs in passing education resolutions and providing funding to public schools.

Please share this invitation, as the meeting is open to the public. Please RSVP via email at education@queensbp.org or via phone at 718-286-2850, thank you.

 

All the best,

Monica Gutierrez

Education Director

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

(718) 286-2627

 

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Book Fair: Save the Dates

Save the dates!
Student shopping: Tuesday March 21st – Friday March 24th (class schedule to follow)
Parent shopping: Friday March 24th 8:30 – 9 a.m.
Family shopping: Family Event – Saturday March 25th 1-4 pm featuring a performance by Sciencetellers
Online Book Fair:  March 15th – April 2nd – http://www.scholastic.com/bf/psis499

Did you know?
The in-school book fair proceeds will go towards PTA Family Events.
The PTA keeps 25% of sales made at our in-school book fair.
The PTA gets 50% back from online sales in “Scholastic Dollars” which we use to purchase Pre-K and K stepping up gifts, holiday sale items, and books and resources for our library and classrooms.

Book fair tips:
Send a little extra to cover sales tax (for example a $4.99 book costs $5.43)
Send money in a labeled Ziploc bag to transport change home.

Want to help? (please return tear-off to the PTA via your child’s teacher):

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I am interested in volunteering at the book fair during school hours.  Parent’s Name:___________________
Email:____________________   Phone #:_______________ Preferred day(s), a.m. or p.m.?_______________

We invite you to make a contribution to the All For Books Fund used to purchase books remaining on any teacher wish lists at the end of the fair and to purchase books for our school library.
$ enclosed (check payable to PS/IS 499 PTA):  $_____________

Parent’s Name: _________________  Child’s Name___________________   Child’s Class_______

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Thank you

Thank you to everyone, who attended our 499 Chuck E. Cheese’s event.

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Parent Communication: 3/6-4/19

Parent Communication:

3-2-17

Upcoming Events:

Mar. 6           Lottery closes 3:00pm

Mar. 6           School Leadership Team Meeting 5:30—7:00pm

Mar. 15         PTA Meeting 8:30am

Mar. 16         Early Dismissal All Students: 11:40am          

Mar. 16         Parent Teacher Conferences 12:40-2:40pm & 4:30-7:30pm

Mar. 21         Monthly Student Awards 2:50-3:20pm

Mar. 21-24    PTA Book fair

Mar. 25         PTA Family Event: 1:00-4:00pm

Mar. 28-30    NYS ELA Exams

Mar.31          NYS School Survey Ends

Apr. 7-18      Spring Recess

Apr. 19          PTA Meeting 6:00pm

Upcoming Parent Workshops:

Tuesday, March 7th 2:45-3:20pm

Grade 4- 5 Mr. Kong & Ms. Adasse- Math

Grade 5- Ms. Turansky- Understanding Reading Levels

 

 ** A Special Message from the Art & Science Teacher**  

Hello Parents!

 It is now March and Ms. Amoroso and I are running dangerously low on certain materials we desperately need to function in our labs and studios. If you could bring in even one of these materials listed below, we would really, greatly appreciate it!

 -Wet wipes/baby wipes (not Clorox)

-Paper Towels

-Erasers

-Glue Sticks

 Also, if you have not contributed to the scholastic art magazine fund ($2), I ask again to please help us out—this is different from the regular scholastic magazines used in the classrooms. The $2 should be brought directly to Ms. Hwang, the art teacher.

 Thank you so much! Please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns.

Hhwang4@schools.nyc.gov

 Sincerely,

 Ms. Hwang & Mrs. Amoroso

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