Principal's Message:

December 2020 

                       In Focus…   

   

Principal’s Message 

                                                                                                                                  

Dear P.S. 253Q Families, 

 

It’s amazing that we are entering the last month of the calendar year!  In this wintry season filled with festive lights and happy cheer, we are thankful for all those near and dear!  

 

During this month, we will continue to host our parent meetings virtually and hope that you will be in attendance.  Our Social-Emotional focused activities will continue in every class alongside the daily engagement using the Mood Meter.  Parents, we encourage you to use the Mood Meter at home with children.  Our school community has become very familiar with the use of the Mood Meter and I am sure that if you try it at home, you will begin to experience the benefit. 

 

December ushers in our Leader in Me Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind.  This habit is a principle that encourages students, staff and families to drill down into understanding what you are working towards.  This is important because when you are aware of what you are working towards, you can clearly determine action steps that will take you there.  During this month, please ask your children what their goals are in reading and math, then begin working with them and their teacher to determine what steps they can take to accomplish their goals.  I also invite you to use the following link, to view a brief video introducing Habit 2, to your family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWDvOPIQzCQ

 

To best support your child while learning remotely, here are the 7 tips, shared with you last month:

  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 ‘In-Focus’, as we progress towards successful outcomes! 

 

Champion On, 

Phoebe Robinson, Principal 

The 3 R’s

Reminders:

PTA meeting – Dec. 15 @ 5:30 (Zoom)

Parent workshop on SEL during COVID– Dec. 18 @ 9:30 & 12:30

3K-2 PARP Mystery Readers – Dec. 22

Winter Recess - December 24, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2021 – School Closed

 

Resources:

 

Read Aloud

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L.B. Deenihan

Student Corner

What is your GPS?

Here are steps to add decimals. First, you line up the numbers in place value, be sure that the decimal points are under each other. Then begin to add from right to left, regrouping when needed. You may have to annex (place) a zero, but this does not change the value of that number. 

For example, 

34.6 +23.54 will be 34.60 + 23.54

 

Dominick Arguera, 5-301

 

Diciembre 2020 

                       Enfocados…   

   

Mensaje de la Principal 

                                                                                                                                  

Estimadas Familias de P.S. 253Q, 

 

¡Es sorprendente que estemos entrando en el último mes del año! ¡En esta temporada invernal llena de luces festivas y alegría, estamos agradecidos por todos aquellos cercanos y queridos!

 

Durante este mes continuaremos organizando nuestras reuniones de padres virtualmente y esperamos que usted esté presente. Nuestras actividades de enfoque social-emocional continuaran en cada clase junto con el compromiso diario usando el medidor de humor. Padres, les animamos a que utilicen en casa el medidor de humor con los niños. Nuestra comunidad escolar se ha familiarizado mucho con el uso del medidor de humor y estoy seguro de que, si lo usan en casa, comenzaran a experimentar los beneficios.

 

Diciembre marca el comienzo de nuestro hábito 2 de Líder en Mí. Comience con el fin en mente. Este hábito es un principio que anima a los estudiantes, el personal y las familias a profundizar en la comprensión por lo que están trabajando. Esto es importante porque cuando está consciente por lo que está trabajando, puede determinar claramente los pasos de acción que lo llevarán allí. Durante este mes, pregúntele a sus hijos cuáles son sus metas en lectura y matemática, luego comience a trabajar con ellos y sus maestros para determinar qué pasos pueden tomar para lograr sus metas. También los invito a utilizar el siguiente enlace para ver un breve video que presenta el Hábito 2 a su familia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWDvOPIQzCQ

Para apoya mejor a su hijo mientras aprenden a la distancia, estos son los 7 consejos que compartimos con usted el mes pasado:

  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 “enfocados” a medida que avanzamos hacia resultados exitosos!

 

Seguir como Campeones, 

Phoebe Robinson, Principal 

 

Las 3 R’s

Recordatorios:

Reunión del Asociación de Padres y Maestros – Dic. 15 @ 5:30 (Zoom)

Taller para los Padres SEL durante COVID– Dic. 18 @ 9:30 y 12:30

3K-2 (PARP) Padres como socios en la Lectura, Lectores Misteriosos – Dic. 22

Receso del Invierno – Diciembre 24, 2020 – Enero 1, 2021 – la Escuela Estará Cerrada

 

Recursos:

Read Aloud (Leer en Voz Alta):

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L.B. Deenihan

Cuando Abuela Te Regala Un Árbol de Limón

Student Corner

What is your GPS?

Estos son los pasos para sumar decimales. Primero, alinea los números en el valor posicional, asegúrese de que los puntos decimales estén uno debajo del otro. Luego comience a agregar de derecha a izquierda, reagrupando cuando sea necesario. Puede que tenga que anexar (colocar) un cero, pero esto no cambia el valor de ese número. Por ejemplo,

34.6 +23.54 will be 34.60 + 23.54

 

Dominick Arguera, 5-301

 
     

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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