Principal's Message:

October 2021

                               FALL in LOVE with LEARNING

 

 

Principal’s Message

Dear P.S. 253Q Families,

September has certainly flown by! Your children and their teachers have been very busy setting the stage for a rich year of learning. While an adjustment period was necessary to support the transition back to in-person learning, by now, building and classroom, intake and dismissal procedures are well established.  Additionally, we have been working feverishly to enact and follow all health and safety protocols throughout our building. 

I have enjoyed seeing new and familiar faces of students and family members at our Homecoming Ceremony. A huge applause to all of our students, staff and families who supported our District’s Homecoming Celebration, here at RHS. It was a fun and welcoming event.

During the month of October, we will FALL in LOVE with LEARNING! We look forward to our Name Change Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, annual PBIS Kick Off, Character Day, Family Night, and informative parent workshops that will share strategies to help your child in math and discussions regarding mental health.

As we welcome October, students have begun their baseline assessments to inform teachers of strengths and targeted areas for growth in literacy and math.  Please view our monthly calendar, class newsletters and website www.ps253q.org , for opportunities to stay informed, involved and engaged. Also, view your 2021-2022 Parent Handbook for resources and important information.  You can reach out to Mrs. James, out Parent Coordinator, with any questions

Here at The Randolph Holder School for Social Justice(RHS), we continue to emphasize our leader in me habits.  This month we will introduce Habit 1:

BE PROACTIVE. This means being responsible for your own behavior, the words you choose, and your actions. The heart of this habit is, you have the opportunity to choose the kind of person you want to be known as.  I invite you to view the video and discuss habit 1 and discuss ways you and your child can be proactive at home and at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJgz9AiB4Lw&ab_channel=TheWiseChannel

We ask that you continue to guide and support your child by reinforcing our school’s expectations for both learning and behavior at home. 

Remember, this month, we will FALL in LOVE with LEARNING!

Champion On,

Phoebe Grant-Robinson, Principal

The 3 R’s

Reminders:

  • PBIS Kick Off – Oct 8th
  • Picture Day – Oct. 5th and 6th
  • Virtual Back to School Curriculum Night – Oct. 6th
  • PTA meeting – Oct. 19th
  • SLT meeting – Oct. 21st
  • Character Parade – Oct. 29th  

Resources:

Read Aloud:

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter

Student Corner

What is your GPS?

 

 

“I like to write stories in my notebook. I practice writing sentences so I can get better. I read out loud the words I wrote and then I keep writing more.”

 

Enoch 3-308

 

Octubre 2021                                                            CAIDO ENAMORADO DE APRENDIZAJE

Mensaje de la Principal

Estimado P.S. Familias 253Q,

¡Septiembre ciertamente ha pasado volando! Sus hijos y sus maestros han estado muy ocupados preparando el escenario para un rico año de aprendizaje. Si bien fue necesario un período de adaptación para respaldar la transición de regreso al aprendizaje en persona, a estas alturas, los procedimientos de entrada y salida del edificio y el aula están bien establecidos. Además, hemos estado trabajando febrilmente para promulgar y seguir todos los protocolos de salud y seguridad en todo nuestro edificio.

Disfruté viendo caras nuevas y familiares de estudiantes y miembros de la familia en nuestra Ceremonia de Regreso a Casa. Un gran aplauso para todos nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias que apoyaron la celebración del regreso a casa de nuestro distrito, aquí en RHS. Fue un evento divertido y acogedor.

¡Durante el mes de octubre, nos ENAMORAREMOS del APRENDIZAJE! Esperamos nuestra Ceremonia de Corte de Cinta de Cambio de Nombre, el Kick Off anual de PBIS, el Día del Personaje, la Noche Familiar y talleres informativos para padres que compartirán estrategias para ayudar a su hijo en matemáticas y discusiones sobre salud mental.

Al darle la bienvenida a octubre, los estudiantes han comenzado sus evaluaciones de referencia para informar a los maestros sobre las fortalezas y áreas específicas para el crecimiento en alfabetización y matemáticas. Consulte nuestro calendario mensual, los boletines informativos de las clases y el sitio web www.ps253q.org para conocer las oportunidades de mantenerse informado, involucrado y comprometido. Además, consulte su Manual para padres 2021-2022 para obtener recursos e información importante. Puede comunicarse con la Sra. James, coordinadora de padres, si tiene alguna pregunta.

Aquí en The Randolph Holder School for Social Justice (RHS), continuamos enfatizando nuestros hábitos de líder en mí. Este mes presentaremos el Hábito 1:

SER PROACTIVO. Esto significa ser responsable de su propio comportamiento, las palabras que elija y sus acciones. La esencia de este hábito es que tienes la oportunidad de elegir el tipo de persona por la que quieres que te conozcan. Los invito a ver el video y discutir el hábito 1 y discutir las formas en que usted y su hijo pueden ser proactivos en casa y en la escuela. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJgz9AiB4Lw&ab_channel=TheWiseChannel

Le pedimos que continúe guiando y apoyando a su hijo reforzando las expectativas de nuestra escuela tanto para el aprendizaje como para el comportamiento en el hogar.

Recuerde, este mes, ¡nos ENAMORAREMOS del APRENDIZAJE!Dear Parents,

Campeón en,

Phoebe Grant-Robinson, Principal

Las 3 R’s

Recordatorios

  • PBIS Kick Off – Oct 8th
  • Picture Day – Oct. 5th and 6th
  • Virtual Back to School Curriculum Night – Oct. 6th
  • PTA meeting – Oct. 19th
  • SLT meeting – Oct. 21st
  • Character Parade – Oct. 29th

Recursos:

Leer en Voz Alta:

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter

Rincón del Estudiante

¿Cuál es tu GPS para el Éxito?               

 

“Me gusta escribir historias en mi cuaderno. Practico la escritura para mejorar. Leo en voz alta las palabras que escribí y luego sigo escribiendo más ".

 

Important Announcements for All Families:

  • We are excited to LAUNCH Ready4K, an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages beginning the week of October 18th.  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

 

 

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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