For Families:

Monthly discounted internet services

Please go to: https://access.nyc.gov/programs/affordable-connectivity-program/ to determine your eligibility. 

 

Important Announcements for All Families:

NYC DOE Chancellor  Family Message(s):

 Family Letter January 5 2022.pdf 

 

Readdy4K Parent Communication Initiative:

  • We are excited to LAUNCH Ready4K, an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages beginning the week of October 25th.  Each week, all RHS parents and caregivers will receive fun facts and easy tips on how to promote their children’s development based on their identified grade and age. Please see the link below for further details.

READY4K Parent Engagement

 

  • Please view the RHS parent Handbook provided below.

 RHS Parent Handbook 2021 - 2022.pdf 

 

  • Please utilize the following to access the NY State Parent Dashboard to provide data related to P.S. 253Q and any other school in NY State.

https://data.nysed.gov/parents/

 

 

 

 
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Please see the latest Information and Guidance regarding the 2021 - 2022 School Year:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year/school-year-2021-22

 

 

Principal's Message:

June 2022   -  Reflect, Re-energize and Re-position

Principal’s Message

Dear RHS Families,

This month, our fourth graders will take the NYS Science Test.  As these dates draw near, please maintain communication with your child’s teacher to be informed about strategies you may apply at home to support students.  We are confident in the teaching and student preparation for each of these exams and look forward to them doing their absolute best.

We look forward to the festivities June brings.  Along with carnivals, our community fair, and culminating projects, we are excited about our classroom award ceremonies.  Please look out for Zoom links from your child’s teacher.  Additionally, this month you are invited to take part in a series of parent workshops on Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship, with Dr. Jamila Davis.  

While there is much excitement in the end of year festivities, safety remains our top priority alongside ensuring high quality teaching and learning experiences.  Students must be in school every day.  It is important that students continue to get adequate rest, so that they are on time and ready to learn throughout the day.  Students must continue to demonstrate positive and responsible choices to ensure their participation in scheduled activities.  Please continue to remind students of expectations regarding their behavior and responsibilities as a leaner in the RHS school community.  Parents, it is imperative that students continue to wear their academic attire, daily.  Also, unless medically excused, sneakers and/or closed to shoes with straps in the back are safest and must be worn daily.

I can hardly believe that we are at the end of the road… We are rapidly moving towards the close of another school year and as I shared in my video message, the 2021-2022 school year will be my final year as your principal.  I am happy to share a few of our successes since 2013: we were a NYC Distinguished Respect for All School three years in a row, established the first Elementary School Junior Honor Society for Elementary Schools in Far Rockaway, and more students have gained proficiency in reading and math.  But there’s still much more work to be done.  Our goal at RHS must be to ensure that all students are reading on grade level by grade 2!  That’s certainly work that requires Communication and Collaboration between home and school… parents, teachers, and administration.  Together, we must create opportunities for all students to be successful.

As you prepare to experience the summer, I encourage you to Reflect, Re-energize and prepare to Re-position for all of the beautiful possibilities awaiting you and your children.  Consider what strategies worked for you and your child, academically, and social-emotionally this year.  Write those things down and reach out to your child’s teacher to start a conversation about resources you can use to strengthen some of those strategies at home.  Continue naming and talking about emotions utilizing the Mood Meter as a tool to foster conversations about how you and your child are feeling.   Also, allow opportunities for quiet time, walking and exercising.  These practices will re-energize you and your children as you re- position for a new and successful school year.

Remember, this month we will begin to Reflect, Re-energize and Re-position, as we continue to Collaborate and Communicate on the journey towards improved outcomes in 2022-2023…

Thanks so much RHS Families…

Champion On,

Phoebe Grant-Robinson                                                                                                                              

Principal

 

 

Mensaje del director 

Estimadas familias de RHS,

Este mes, nuestros estudiantes de cuarto grado tomarán el Examen de Ciencias del Estado de Nueva York. A medida que se acercan estas fechas, mantenga la comunicación con el maestro de su hijo para estar informado sobre las estrategias que puede aplicar en casa para apoyar a los estudiantes. Confiamos en la enseñanza y la preparación de los estudiantes para cada uno de estos exámenes y esperamos que hagan lo mejor posible.

Esperamos con ansias las festividades que trae junio. Junto con los carnavales, nuestra feria comunitaria y los proyectos culminantes, estamos entusiasmados con nuestras ceremonias de premiación en el salón de clases. Esté atento a los enlaces de Zoom del maestro de su hijo. Además, este mes está invitado a participar en una serie de talleres para padres sobre educación financiera y espíritu empresarial, con la Dra. Jamila Davis.

Si bien hay mucho entusiasmo en las festividades de fin de año, la seguridad sigue siendo nuestra principal prioridad junto con garantizar experiencias de enseñanza y aprendizaje de alta calidad. Los estudiantes deben estar en la escuela todos los días. Es importante que los estudiantes continúen descansando lo suficiente, para que lleguen a tiempo y listos para aprender durante el día. Los estudiantes deben continuar demostrando elecciones positivas y responsables para asegurar su participación en las actividades programadas. Continúe recordando a los estudiantes las expectativas con respecto a su comportamiento y responsabilidades como estudiante en la comunidad escolar de RHS. Padres, es imperativo que los estudiantes continúen vistiendo su atuendo académico todos los días. Además, a menos que esté médicamente justificado, las zapatillas de deporte y/o los zapatos cerrados con correas en la parte posterior son los más seguros y deben usarse a diario.

Apenas puedo creer que estamos al final del camino... Nos estamos acercando rápidamente al cierre de otro año escolar y, como compartí en mi mensaje de video, el año escolar 2021-2022 será mi último año como su directora. Me complace compartir algunos de nuestros éxitos desde 2013: fuimos un Respeto Distinguido para Todas las Escuelas de la Ciudad de Nueva York tres años seguidos, establecimos la primera Sociedad de Honor para Escuelas Primarias Junior para Escuelas Primarias en Far Rockaway, y más estudiantes han adquirido competencia en lectura y matemáticas. Pero todavía hay mucho más trabajo por hacer. ¡Nuestra meta en RHS debe ser asegurar que todos los estudiantes estén leyendo al nivel de su grado para el segundo grado! Sin duda, ese es un trabajo que requiere comunicación y colaboración entre el hogar y la escuela... padres, maestros y administración. Juntos, debemos crear oportunidades para que todos los estudiantes tengan éxito.

Mientras se prepara para experimentar el verano, lo animo a Reflexionar, Revitalizarse y prepararse para Reposicionarse para todas las hermosas posibilidades que le esperan a usted y a sus hijos. Considere qué estrategias funcionaron para usted y su hijo, académicamente y socioemocionalmente este año. Escriba esas cosas y comuníquese con el maestro para iniciar una conversación sobre los recursos que puede usar para fortalecer algunas de esas estrategias en casa. Continúe nombrando y hablando sobre emociones utilizando el Mood Meter como una herramienta para fomentar conversaciones sobre cómo se sienten usted y su hijo. Además, permita oportunidades para pasar momentos de tranquilidad, caminar y hacer ejercicio. Estas prácticas lo revitalizarán a usted y a sus hijos a medida que se reposicionan para un nuevo y exitoso año escolar.

Recuerde, este mes comenzaremos a Reflexionar, Revitalizar y Reposicionar, mientras continuamos Colaborando y Comunicando en el camino hacia mejores resultados en 2022-2023...

Muchas gracias Familias de RHS…

Campeón en,

Phoebe Grant-Robinson Directora

Directora

 

 

Social Emotional Balance - Mood Meter

What is the Mood Meter?

The Mood Meter is a tool used to recognize and understand our own and other peoples' emotions. It's divided into four color quadrants - red, blue, green, and yellow - each representing a different set of feelings. Feelings are grouped together on the mood meter based on their pleasantness and energy level.

Some classroom teachers utilize the MOOD meter both in school and through remote learning, to gauge their students readiness.  We believe that especially during these UNIQUE times, it is critical to address the Social Emotional Balance or all P.S. 253Q community members.  We encourage you to utilize the MOOD Meter provided to the right with its corresponding descriptions below:

  

  • Red feelings: High in energy and more unpleasant (e.g., angry, scared, and anxious)
  • Blue feelings: Low in energy and more unpleasant (e.g., sad, disappointed, and lonely)
  • Green feelings: Low in energy and more pleasant (e.g., calm, tranquil, and relaxed) 
  • Yellow feelings: High in energy and  more pleasant (e.g., happy, excited, and curious)

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence: Mood Meter Overview Video

To see more resources for Social Emotional Balance, please visit our Guidance Corner.

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