Principal's Message:

February

 2021 

                  Focusing on Forward…

   

Principal’s Message 

                                                                                                                                  

Dear P.S. 253Q Families, 

 

I am thankful for the flexibility and patience demonstrated by our families, students and school staff while we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19.  Despite repeated school closures, teachers remain persistent to demonstrate their commitment to students through preparation and empathy.  We will continue to use the Mood Meter to connect with students and encourage them to be analytical as they reflect on their day-to-day emotions.  So many of you have joined us by implementing the use of the Mood Meter at home.  I encourage you to continue using the tool as a resource to check -in with your children as well as grow their vocabulary to express varying emotions. 

 

February greets us with its annual emphasis on Black History.  The theme for the month is:

THE BLACK FAMILY: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.  We look forward to creating learning opportunities that will celebrate the Black experience, while inspiring all students. 

 

Additionally, we will celebrate Respect for All Week, with a focus on empowering students… The theme is: ‘I am PowerFULL’.  Through planned activities, our students will know that they have the POWER to create POSITIVE change through their Voice and the Actions they thoughtfully decide to engage in when they Put First Things First and Think Win Win! 

 

Alongside our celebrations, every student will engage in our Winter Benchmark Assessments.  Students will be assessed in Literacy and Math.  We will analyze results to determine students’ progress.  To that end, I must revisit the conversation about ATTENDANCE.  When we are FULL REMOTE, every student must log-in to their teachers’ Zoom/iLearn for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.  During our in-person days, in-person students need to be in the school building, while FULL Remote students continue to log-in to their teachers’ Zoom.  ATTENDANCE is critical as we combat the learning loss this pandemic has imposed on our students.

 

Any family who needs support to help their children log-in or show up in person, please continue to contact us. To the families supporting each other, thank you!

Please review our calendar @ www.ps253q.org for updates.   

Remember, this month, we are Focusing on Forward as we ensure students’ daily attendance and active engagement! 

 

Champion On, 

Phoebe Robinson, Principal 

 

Looking Forward, PR

The 3 Rs

Reminders

Respect Everyone Week - Feb. 5 - Feb. 11

Family Game Night - Feb. 11 @ 5:30 on Zoom

Lunar New Year - Feb. 12 - School Will Be Closed

Mid-Ivierno Recess - Feb. 15 - Feb. 19 - School Will Be Closed

Parent Teacher Association Meeting - Feb 23 @ 5:30 on Zoom

 

Resources:

www.ps253q.org

iLearn - platform.ilearnnyc.net

Raz-Kids - kidsa-z.com

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

 

Read Aloud

Timelines from Black History: Leaders, Legends, Legacies by DK

 

Student Corner

What is your GPS?

I read sentences, I divide the words that I don't know, into parts. Sometimes I cover the parts. Then I tap. Then I put the words it divides together. Then I read the sentence again to understand it better. Lillian Rodriguez, 1st Grade

 

Mensaje de la Príncipa

Estimadas Familias de P.S. 253Q,

 

Estoy agradecida por la flexibilidad y paciencia demostradas por nuestras familias, estudiantes, y personal escolar mientras continuamos navegando por el impacto de COVID-19. A pesar de los repetidos cierres de escuelas, los maestros persisten en demostrar su compromiso con los estudiantes a través de la preparación y la empatía. Continuaremos con usando el Medido de Estado de Humor para conectarnos con los estudiantes y animarlos a ser analíticos mientras reflexionan sobre sus emociones diarias. Mucho de ustedes se han unido a nosotros implementando el uso del Medidor de Estado de Humor en casa. Los animo a que sigan utilizando esta herramienta como n recurso para comunicarse con sus hijos, así como para aumentar su vocbulario para expresar diferentes emociones.

 

Febrero nos recibe con su énfasis anual en la Histora Afroamericana. El tema del mes es:

LA FAMILIA AFROAMERICANA: Representación, Identidad y la Diversidad. Esperamos crear oportunidades de aprendizaje que celebren la experiencia Afroamericana, mientras inspirando a todos los estudiantes.

Además, celebramos la Semana del Respeto por Todos, con un enfoque en empoderar a los estudiantes…El tema es “Soy PoderROSO”. A traves de actividades planificadas, nuestros estudiantes sabrán que tienen el PODER para crear un cambio POSITIVO a través de su Voz y las Acciones en las que deciden cuidadosamente Ponen lo mas Importante Primero y Piensan en Ganar y Ganar!

Junto con nuestras celebraciones, todos los estudiantes participarán en nuestras evaluaciones de punto de referencia del invierno. Los estudiantes serán evaluados en alfabetización y matemática. Analizaremos los resultados para determinar El progreso de los estudiantes. Con ese fin, debo revisar la conversación sobre la ASISTENCIA, cuando estamos COMPLETMENTE A LA DISTANCIA, todos los estudiantes deben iniciar sesión en Zoom y iLearn de sus maestros para recibir instrucción sincrónica y asincrónica. Durante nuestros días en persona, los estudiantes en persona deben estar en el edificio escolar, mientras los estudiantes que están completamente a la distancia continúan  iniciando sesión en Zoom de sus maestros. LA ASISTENCIA es sumamente importante para combatir la perdida de aprendizaje que esta pandemia ha impuesto a nuestros estudiantes.

Cualquier familia que necesite apoyo para ayudar a sus hijos a iniciar sesión o presentarse en persona, continúe comunicándose con nosotros. A las familias que se apoyan unas a otras, ¡gracias! Revise nuestro calendario escolar en www.ps253q.org para obtener actualizaciones.

Recuerde, este mes estan Enfocándonse en Avanzar, así que aseguramos la asistencia diaria y la participación activa de los estudiantes.

Seguir como Campeones,

Phoebe Robinson, Principal

Las 3 Rs

Esquina Estudiantil

Que es su GPS?

 

Cuando leo oraciones, divido las palabras que no se, en partes. A veces cubro las partes. Después doy golpecitos. Luego pongo las palabras que divide juntas. Entonces leo la oración de nuevo para entenderlo mejor.

 

Lillian Rodriguez, 1st Grade

Recordatorios

Semana de Respetar a Todos – Feb. 5 – Feb. 11

Noche de Juegos Famiiares – Feb. 11 @ 5:30 on Zoom

Año Nuevo Lunar– Feb. 12 – La Escuela Estará Cerrada

Receso A Mitad de Ivierno – Feb. 15 – Feb. 19 – La Escuela Estará Cerrada

Reunión del Asociación de Padres y Maestros – Feb 23 @ 5:30 on Zoom

 

Recursos:

 

Read Aloud (Leer en Voz Alta)

Timelines from Black History: Leaders, Legends, Legacies by DK

Esquina Estudiantil

Que es su GPS?

 

Cuando leo oraciones, divido las palabras que no se, en partes. A veces cubro las partes. Después doy golpecitos. Luego pongo las palabras que divide juntas. Entonces leo la oración de nuevo para entenderlo mejor.

 

Lillian Rodriguez, 1st Grade

 

 

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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