Principal's Message:


  November 2020 

                       Appreciating All Around Us…   

 

 

Principal’s Message 

Dear P.S. 253Q Families, 

November has welcomed us back into our school building and that’s our first order of appreciation among so much more.  As our customary practices this season, we give thanks in appreciation for all around us.  I must take the time to express my gratitude to each of you for your unparalleled commitment to your children’s education and well-being alongside your commitment for continued collaboration. 

 

During this month, we hope that you will join us for our virtual parent engaging events, namely Parent Teacher Conferences, PTA and SLT.  There are additional events scheduled for you to fully experience our school’s instructional and social-emotional priorities; all of which are identified in our November Calendar. 

 

While we continue to customize the learning experience for students in this culture of remote learning your support is critical.  Here are 7 tips to best support your child while at home:

  1. Familiarize yourself with iLearn, our school’s Learning Management System
  2. Ensure that Zoom is downloaded on your phone or additional device as a back-up for your child
  3. Ensure that students join their teacher’s Zoom EVERYDAY… This is where ATTENDANCE is taken. If students are not seen in their teacher’s Zoom for synchronous instruction, they will be marked ABSENT.
  4. Ensure that students complete their asynchronous tasks and assignments and communicate to teachers any need for clarification
  5. Identify a quiet and well-lit space for your child to engage in their schoolwork while at home
  6. Activate Operoo in your EMAIL & Sign up for the teachers’ Remind/Class Dojo
  7. Provide updated contact/phone information

To ensure that you are up to date with the latest information regarding school closing/re-opening and school announcements, please visit our website(https://www.ps253q.org/) and the DOE site (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/) regularly.   

This month remember we are ‘Appreciating All Around Us’, while progressing towards successful outcomes! 

Champion On, 

Phoebe Robinson, Principal 

The 3 R’s

Reminders:

November 11, 26, 27 – School Closed

 

Resources:

Ø  www.ps253q.org

Ø  iLearn - platform.ilearnnyc.net

Ø  Raz-Kids - kidsa-z.com

Ø  P.S. 253Q Remind account - code to join: @253parents

 

Read Aloud

Be You by Peter H. Reynolds

 

Student Corner

What is your GPS?

I make a "mental movie" while I read. It helps me to understand the text better when I can see what is happening. 

 

Emerson Posada, 5-314

 

 

 

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Noviember  2020 

                                                     Apreciando Todo Los Que No Rodea…

 

 

Mensaje de la Principal 

Estimadas Familias de P.S.253Q,

Noviembre nos ha dado la bienvenida de nuevo a nuestro edificio escolar y ese es nuestro primer orden de agradecimiento entre mucho más. Como nuestras prácticas habituales de esta temporada, damos gracias en agradecimiento por todo los que nos rodea.  Debo tomarme el tiempo para expresar mi gratitud a cada uno de ustedes por su incomparable compromiso con la educación y el bienestar de sus hijos junto con su compromiso de colaboración continua.

Durante este mes, esperamos que se una a nosotros a participar en nuestros eventos virtuales para todos los padres, como sabes, Conferencias de Padres y Maestros, Reunión del Asociación de Padres y Maestros y el Equipo del Liderazgo Escolar. Hay eventos adicionales programados para que experimente plenamente las prioridades instructivas y socioemocionales de nuestra escuela; todos los cuales están identificados en nuestro Calendario de Noviembre.

Mientras continuamos personalizando la experiencia de aprendizaje para los estudiantes en esta cultura de aprendizaje remoto, su apoyo es fundamental. Aquí hay 7 consejos para apoyar mejor a su hijo en casa:

  1. Familiarícese con iLearn, el Sistema de Aprendizaje de nuestra escuela
  2. Asegúrese de que Zoom se descargue en su teléfono o dispositivo adicional como reserva para su hijo
  3. Asegúrese de que los estudiantes se unan al Zoom de su maestro DIARIAMENTE... Aquí es donde se toma la ASISTENCIA. Si los estudiantes no se ven en el Zoom de su maestro para la instrucción sincrónica, se marcarán AUSENTE.
  4. Asegúrese de que los estudiantes completen sus tareas y tareas asíncronas y que se comuniquen con los maestros con cualquier necesidad de aclaración
  5. Identifique un espacio tranquilo y bien iluminado para que su hijo participe en sus tareas escolares mientras está en casa
  6. Active Operoo en su CORREO ELECTRÓNICO Regístrese para el Class Dojo o Remind clase de su maestro(a)
  7. Proporcione información de contacto / teléfono actualizada

Para asegurarse de estar al día con la información más reciente sobre el cierre/   reapertura de escuelas y los anuncios escolares, visite nuestro sitio web (https://www.ps253q.org/) y el sitio de web del DOE (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/) regularmente.

Este mes, recuerde que estamos "Apreciando a Todo los que Nos Rodea" Mientras Avanzamos Hacia Resultados Exitosos.

Como Campeones

Phoebe Robinson, Principal 

Las 3 R’s

Recordatorios:

Noviembre 3- Día de las Elecciones – Escuela Cerrada

Noviembre 5 – Despido a la 11:00

Noviembre 5 – Conferencia de Padres y Maestros - 12:00-2:00 & 5:00 - 7:30

Recursos:

Read Aloud (Leer en Voz Alta):

Be You by (Seas Tu) Peter H. Reynolds

Esquina Estudiantil

Que Es su GPS?

Cuando estoy leyendo hago una "película mental". Eso me ayuda a entender mejor el texto, cuando puedo ver lo que sucede.

 

Emerson Posada, 5-314

Important Announcements for All Families:

 

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/

 

Welcome, there are new protocols for all children who enter all NYC school buildings September 2020.

Upon arrival all students or the parent of the child must show their child's completed health screening digitally (Smartphone, IPad) or a paper copy (see below and attached). I have attached the link to the paper copy and the website where you can complete the survey. It must be presented before entering the school yard each day. Thank you!!

https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/docs/DOE_Health_Screening_Questionnaire_090420.pdf

 

IMPORTANT Update for Families from Chancellor Carranza

Please open the Chancellor's Update for Families dated 9/21/20 , which contains information about the health screening process, including the health screening survey and temperature checks, as well as other helpful information on how to stay healthy and safe while in and out of school. Translations will be available on the Messages for Families page of our family-facing website. 
 
Oral thermometers will  backpacked home when students attend in person learning. We are also attaching a Home Screening flyer to remind everyone what to do before going to school each morning.
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Please see the latest Information and Guidance regarding the 2020 School Year:

FREE AVAILABLE WI-FI:

Library/Alliance Wifi: https://www.nycgo.com/plan-your-trip/basic-information/internet-access-in-nyc/

LinkNYC Wifihttps://www.nycgo.com/articles/wifi-in-nyc

Carrier Wifi: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mopd/resources/list-of-providers-offering-free-wifi.page

Remote Learning Preference Survey - Please select to opt into Fully Remote Learning:

https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Return to School 2020 Website: Please Bookmark

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020

 

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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