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    Chancellor’s Letters on Reopening Schools (July 8, 13, 27, August 3, 6, 17, September 8, 14 and NEW September 18th)

    Please open attachments or visit  http://schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020  for letters from the Chancellor on reopening schools.

    For letter translations  visit:

    https://infohub.nyced.org/in-our-schools/translations/letters/letters-from-the-chancellor

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  • Student Material Pick-up Update Here!

     
     
    On Friday, September 18, 2020 in the large schoolyard fully remote student materials will be available for pick up during the following times:
    • Grades K & 1 @ 11:00 am
    • Grades 2 & 3 @ 12:00 pm
    • Grades 4 & 5 @ 1:00 pm
    Please be mindful when picking up student materials to wear a face mask and maintain social distance.   If you have children in multiple grades, please plan to come out during the time for your eldest child.  If you absolutely cannot make it by 2pm, please come the following week on the blended learning dates - or contact your child's teacher.
     
    Materials for Blended Learning Students will be handed out in the large school yard from 10-11:30 on the following days by the following grades: 
    Monday 9/21 - Kindergarten and Grade 5
    Tuesday 9/22 - Grade 1 and Grade 4
    Wednesday 9/23 - Grade 2 and Grade 3
     
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  • Letter from Dr. Joseph O'Brien, D20 Interim Acting Community Superintendent

    Please read the attached letter from Dr. Joseph O'Brien inviting parents to join the D20 Equity Committee and Immigrant Parent Advisory Council.

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  • Back to School Pledge from Mayor and Chancellor

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  • Learning Bridges - Child Care - Check it Out!

    Visit this site to express interest in DOEs Child Care Program which is in the works.

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

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  • D20 Superintendent Karina Costantino Retires

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  • Summer Reading Lists and Links

    Article on Summer Reading Lists:

    https://morningbellnyc.com/2020/make-your-summer-a-page-turner-2020/

    Please visit this DOE site to find out how to access ebooks and audio books in many languages and for all grade levels this summer.  Information is available in all DOE languages.

    http://app.bronto.com/public/viewmessage/html/4776/4q91re4q2nflve8i6l9dxljcilw0j/0bdb03eb0000000000000000000000119363

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  • 2020-2021 School Year Learning Preference

    This fall, all NYC Schools, including P.S. 102, will offer a combination of in-person and remote learning. You can choose from two options:

    Option 1: 100% Remote Learning: 

    Your child will learn 100% remotely (all online, from home). Only if you wish to choose this option for your child, fill out and submit this form. If you are having difficulties completing this form online, call 311.

    OR

    Option 2: Combination of In-Person and Remote Learning: 

    Your child can follow our schedule, a mix of in-person days at school and remote learning days from home. To choose this option, no action is needed: we will be in touch about the schedule and programming plans in the coming weeks. Please visit the Return to School 2020 pages on the website for more information.

    Changing Preferences

    • If you chose 100% Remote Learning but want to change your child’s preference back to Blended Learning, complete this form again by August 7. 
    • After August 7, any family who chose 100% Remote Learning will have the option to change back to Blended Learning at a few specific times during the school year.
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  • We Speak NYC free online English language classes

     

    We Speak NYC, an award winning program providing free English language help to New Yorkers, is now available online.  WSNYC is one of many programs run through the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to ensure that immigrant New Yorkers get the services they need to thrive in the city we call home.  Visit nyc.gov/learnenglish to find a class at a time that works for you. 

    Fliers in multiple languages can be found here.

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  • Families can access DOE technical support directly

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/technical-support-for-families

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  • Letter from Chancellor on Voter Registration and Census 2020

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  • Together for Justice - Please Read

    Please read the Chancellor's letter at this link.  It includes links to resources that should be helpful to your family when discussing racism, George Floyd and protests.  Translations will be available at this same link in a few days.

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/togetherforjustice

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  • Food Benefits for all NYC Public School Students

    Please see the attached files on Pandemic EBT Food Benefits for all NYC Public School Students. 

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  • Dial-a-Teacher is back!

    Dial-a-Teacher is back!  https://tutor.dialateacher.org/ 

    • What: Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers 

    • Where: Visit tutor.dialateacher.org, fill out the form and get a call from a teacher 

    • Who: Students in kindergarten through 5th grade 

    • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session 

    • Languages spoken: English 

    • Subjects available: English and math 

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  • Wellness Wednesday

    Each week the DOE updates this page - providing resources and activities for families on a new topic in Wellness:  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/programs/wellness-Wednesday-nyc

    Our guidance counselors also send out wellness activities and resources related to this theme through your child's classroom google stream. 

    Please contact us if you or your child are experiencing any difficulties and need to speak with our social worker, guidance counselors, school psychologist or any other members of our team . We are here to help! 

     

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  • Presentation from Mayor's Office on Immigrant Affairs

     

    May 14, 2020  Great resources for all families and some just for immigrant families.  Check calendar (May 21st) for links to this presentation in Spanish (2pm) and Chinese (3pm) 

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Kc3x2xGKOysDycDlDzGgC6wbRNQKU4YGXB6HBCaaWMU/edit?usp=sharing

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  • PS 102 is named a NYS "Recognition School"

    Please see this article which explains what this means and links to the list of  schools that were recognized as highest achieving in the state:

    https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2019/6/19/21108388/these-277-schools-are-nyc-s-highest-achieving-under-essa-s-new-accountability-measures

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  • Letter from Chancellor and Mayor on Grading Policy

    Please open the attached letter dated 4/28/20 on the grading policy for the end of the year. 

    Go to this page for translations:

    https://sites.google.com/strongschools.nyc/bksouthlaabcommunityresources/language-access-resources/covid-19-related-language-access-resourcesTHE CITY OF NEW YORK

     

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  • Letter on Remote Learning from Mayor and Chancellor

    April 11, 2020

    Dear Families:

    Less than one month ago, we came together and began transforming the largest school system in the nation. The battle against COVID-19 left us no choice but to close school buildings to students and staff, transition to remote teaching and learning from home, and adjust to distancing from each other to remain safe. Now, we face another painful decision. After consulting with public health experts about the ongoing trajectory of the virus, and with educators about the potential for continued disruption for the remainder of the year, we have decided that New York City school buildings will not reopen during the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers and students will finish the school year in remote learning. We will continue to operate our 400+ school-based Meal Hubs, which serve three free meals a day to any New Yorker who needs them, and we will continue to ensure child care for the children of essential workers.

    This is a painful but necessary decision for two reasons. First, public health experts have determined that community transmission of COVID-19 will be widespread well into the end of the school year. Even at low-level transmission, we’d have new cases, which would be extremely difficult to contain school-to-school. We believe there simply wouldn’t be enough time to bring our students back. Second, we, as parents, know how important it is to have some sense of predictability in order to effectively plan for your family. This crisis is hitting all of us very hard. But we are hopeful that this sense of certainty will allow for more stability and the ability to better plan for our work and home lives. We know this will have an immense impact on the 1.1 million students and 150,000 staff who make up our New York City public schools. But we are inspired by the extraordinary ways everyone in our school communities has risen to this challenge. Every day, we see how you – students, families, and the dedicated staff serving and supporting our public schools – are going above and beyond to connect in the face of this crisis, all in service of making sure learning continues. We also know that you’ll need support to continue this tremendous undertaking. That’s why we’re making the following commitments to you as we extend the closure of our school buildings until the end of the school year:

    1. Every student who has requested an internet-enabled device will have one by the end of April. No student will go without the tools they need for learning. We have already delivered tens of thousands of devices to our most vulnerable students, including those in shelter and temporary housing. We are committed to closing the remainder of the digital divide for each of our kids. If you still need a device, please fill out the Remote Learning Device Request Form at schools.nyc.gov, or call 311.

    2. We will make sure that parents can ask and get answers to their questions about remote learning. We know you need someone to turn to who will answer any question you have about education during this time—from social-emotional support to academic progress to graduation requirements. Your school is always ready and willing to support you, and we will also make sure that additional support is available as we continue in our remote environment. This means increasing hours and staffing of our parent hotlines so you can get the answers you need. Call 311 to be directed to the right DOE support.

    3. We’ll continue to invest in instructional resources, enrichment programs, and student supports for your families to engage in learning at home. Our students need and deserve rich, deep programming and remote learning opportunities as we go further into the school year, and we will continue to provide them. This includes learning resources provided by your teachers and schools, but it also includes enriching and fun materials from the world-class cultural institutions, libraries, museums, parks, and more right here in New York City.

    4. We will ensure every high school senior is supported towards graduation. We’ll provide 1:1 counseling support to every senior, working closely with schools and families to understand if students are on track—and if not, provide opportunities to help them get there. Guidance counselors from every high school will reach out to every senior to make sure they are on a path to graduate.

    5. We will reopen schools stronger than ever in September, ensuring the safety of our buildings and the resources in place to combat any learning loss and provide emotional support to our students, families, and educators as needed to resume learning and reconnect our communities.

    Nothing about this is easy. For the last six years of this administration, public schools have been the anchor of our fight against inequality. They are how we’ve delivered increased opportunity, and we can’t overstate the loss of the concrete sense of community our schools provide. But this is about saving lives. We are so grateful for your flexibility and patience; we know how hard every one of you has worked to support your children’s learning at home. And we will continue to make every effort to both support you and keep learning going during this unprecedented time. We will also continue to keep you updated. As a reminder, you can visit DOE’s website anytime at schools.nyc.gov for more information and updates on our plans for the rest of the school year.

    Sincerely,

    Bill de Blasio
    Mayor

    Richard A. Carranza 
    Chancellor New York City Department of Education

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Welcome Back to PS 102!

Over 100 Free Virtual Field Trips Are Now Available!

Did you know that this summer, you can choose from more than 100 free virtual field trips? Visit extraordinary people and places, remarkable events in history, and fascinating topics!
 
From animals to aerospace, NYC’s water supply to national parks, honeybees to hip-hop, presidential campaign ads to the Pacific garbage patch, explore the streets of New York and beyond. Dive deeper into movements of change and the inspiring individuals who led the way. Discover your passion and feed your curiosity. Check out the selection by grade band and take a virtual field trip (or a few)!
 
All the best for a healthy and happy summer,
STEM Matters NYC

Notes from Nature's Classroom @ PS 102

  • Week of July 27

    Do you like bugs?  We've attached some cool pics of a katydid that Kim found on our tree guard outside the front door of the school.  If you are on FB - you might want to join "bugspotting" a site where people post and admire pictures of insects - many are quite beautiful.  This link tells you more about our katydid:

    https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/katydid/602773

    I can't say I like mosquitos and ticks! Check out these resources for info on mosquito control and how to avoid or treat a tick bite.

    https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/pests/tick.htm

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/mosquitoes.page.

    ... and we've included pics from the garden.  The white flower is a balloon flower -they also come in shades of pink, blue and purple.  Can anyone identify the other plant and which insect needs it to survive?  

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NYC Schools Account

Letters on signing up for access to this account are sent home in September and March each year.   You access this account at mystudent.nyc. Your child's report card was issued in this account on June 29, 2020. If you have never signed up, you should have received an email from your teacher with instructions and an account creation code by June 15th.  If you did not get this letter, likely you already have an account and should go to mystudent.nyc and try to log on. Ask for password help if you don't remember your password.  If you are still having trouble, please send an email with your child's name and class to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov This account also allows access to state test scores, attendance and fitness records.   A separate myschools.nyc account was created by the DOE last year for applying to middle school, high school, kindergarten, pre-K and G&T programs.  

   

 

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  • PTA Executive Board Members

    Our 2019 - 2020 PTA Executive Board Members will continue until an election can be held in the fall. Deadline 10/31/20.

    Nishani Pierre-Louis, President
    Norma Arias, Recording Secretary
    Cristina Guglielmetti, Treasurer
    Diana Flynn, Corresponding Secretary
    Brooke Hughes, Vice President
    Kari Elfar, Financial Secretary

    We have a large and active PTA that works hard all year to support our students and staff. Come out to our next meeting to find out what we do and how easy and rewarding it is to get involved.   Our next meeting will be held virtually in September 2020.  An announcement and link will be posted here and sent to families  via school messenger.  

     

     

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School Messenger

We are sending all important messages by email, text and phone via our school messenger system.  If you are not receiving them, please send an email with your child's name and the address and/or phone you would like us to use to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov.   You can also correct your email and phone on your mystudent.nyc account.  You can opt in for text messages on your phone by typing Y or YES to short code 67587.  All important messages will also be posted as announcements on our school web site. Thank you. 

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Registration

Our school office is closed for in-person visits.  To register, please click on the Registration Documents bar at the top of this page.

Documents are available on our website and include:
  • Student Registration Form
  • Emergency contact Form ("blue card")
  • Home Language Identification Survey (HLIS)
 Parents are asked to fill out the information and return the documents back via email with the following required documents:

Return documents and address any questions on registration to our Pupil Accounting Secretary, Ms. Ginnis at kpapantoniou@schools.nyc.gov

Statement on Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a page or document on our site, please contact Margaret Sheri for help (718) 748-7404 x 2323, melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov

Contact Us

The school building is closed for in-person visitors.  Please call our main office at 718-748-7404  or reach out via email to our parent coordinator Margaret Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov who will direct your email to the appropriate staff member.