P.S. 23 Eagle Weekly
January 30 - February 3, 2023
✉️ Important Info for our Eagle Families
February is a busy time of the year at P.S. 23. We are celebrating Black History Month using this month's book that is titled "I am Martin Luther King Jr." Our goal is to teach and learn from Dr. King that "Whatever struggle you face, no matter how hard it gets, you must move forward. If we stand together and remain united, nothing can stop the dream of peace, justice, and helping others."
We are Learners, We are Leaders, We are the Richmondtown Eagles!
In the coming days, we will send home informational letters to families about their child's attendance. If the NYC DOE has flagged your child's attendance for this school year as being Chronically Absent, Potentially Chronically Absent, or At Risk for being Chronically Absent, you will receive a letter informing you of their absences.
If your child has COVID-19 and completes work during their 5-day quarantine, we can code them in a special way where the absence does not contribute to being "chronically absent". Again, work has to be completed and submitted to their teacher for this to apply. Please message your child's teacher and notify the attendance aide by choosing option 4 when calling the school.
We understand that many illnesses were going around, and many of our students were legitimately ill. However, we want everyone to be aware of your child's attendance record, which can be found by logging into your NYC SCHOOLS ACCOUNT , and ask that you be conscientious when arriving late to school (past 8:15 AM), planning vacations, and keeping your children out for reasons other than illness. Elementary School Attendance can help predict a student's performance in high school and whether they stay in school as they age. We want to maximize your child's school time and minimize missed instructional time. There are many things to learn while in school, including academics, learning with and from peers & teachers, as well as interacting and socializing with other students.
📡📡📡📡 Information Center 📡📡📡📡
Use the link to our website and click the "PAYMENTS" tab at the top and make your payments by clicking on the "February 2023- Afterschool Latchkey Registration" drop down item. Thank you!
Students and families are encouraged to submit a ticket online before calling the Help Desk.
More time in school means your child will get the social-emotional and academic support they need to thrive, learn, and be happy. Your child may miss school for illness & emergencies, but we want to see every student in school every day.
Book of the Month: "I am Martin Luther king Jr."
Virtue of the Month: Action
🗓️ Upcoming Events @ P.S. 23 📅
2/6- SLT Meeting
2/10- Jersey Day- Wear your favorite team jersey
2/13- 2/17- Respect For All Week
2/14- Show Love Day- Wear a red shirt or a shirt that captures the spirit of love.
2/15- The 100th Day of School!
2/16- PTA Meeting at 9 am
2/20- 2/24- School is Closed- February Break
3/9- Afternoon & Evening Parent Teacher Conferences- NO LATCHKEY & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS- Dismissal for ALL students @ 11:35 am.
3/10- Book Fair
3/20- Report Cards are released & go home
3/23- PTA Meeting at 9 am
3/30- P.S. 23's Leadership Day
The kindergarten application is open! If your child was born in 2018 and lives in New York City, they are eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall, 2023. Apply by January 20, 2023. Even current Pre-K students who already attend PS 23 MUST apply!
🔗 USEFUL LINKS 🔗
ALL NYCDOE children have a NYC Schools Account. Please make sure you are signed up for one today!
NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) - all parents need to sign up for this account
- NYCDOE SupportHub