A.C.E. Academy for Scholars

Weekly Newsletter

April 27, 2020

April Monthly Theme: "Go Green"

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A.C.E. Academy for Scholars Makes the NYSED "Recognition Schools" List again....

New York City is home to 267 of the state’s highest-performing schools, according to state accountability measures.

These so-called “Recognition Schools,” which state officials announced on Thursday, April 23rd, must have shown high academic achievement and substantial progress over the 2018-2019 school year. Of those in New York City, 35 are charters, and the rest are district schools,12 are in District 24:

District 24 - Queens

Academy-Finance & Enterprise

District School

District 24 - Queens

Ace Academy For Scholars

District School

District 24 - Queens

IS 119 Glendale (The)

District School

District 24 - Queens

IS 125 Thomas J Mccann Woodside

District School

District 24 - Queens

IS 73 Frank Sansivieri Inter School

District School

District 24 - Queens

Maspeth High School

District School

District 24 - Queens

PS 102 Bayview

District School

District 24 - Queens

PS 12 James B Colgate

District School

District 24 - Queens

PS 229 Emanuel Kaplan

District School

District 24 - Queens

PS 58 School of Heroes

District School

District 24 - Queens

PS 7 Louis F Simeone

District School

District 24 - Queens

PS/IS 113 Anthony J Pranzo

District School

For the complete list go to: http://www.nysed.gov/news/2020/state-education-department-identifies-582-recognition-schools

Free Meals

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

  • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • No one will be turned away at any time
    • All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
    • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • No registration or ID required

To find a location near you, go to https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx#Result

Additional Food Resources

Hungry Monk Rescue Truck is a community crisis task force, running an emergency food pantry out of Covenant Lutheran Church at 68-59 60th Lane on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 10-2. Also Saturdays at Ridgewood Veterans Triangle, at Myrtle/Cypress. Their 24/7 hotline is (347) 592-5423.

IS 093 at 66-56 Forest Avenue is offering free “Grab and Go” meals Monday-Friday, between 7:30-1:30, for all children 18 and under.

Peter Cardella Senior Citizens Center at 68-52 Fresh Pond Road is offering free “Grab and Go” meals Monday-Friday, 11-12, (718) 497-2908.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center at 59-14 70th Avenue is offering “Grab and Go” meals Monday-Friday for its members, seniors over the age of 60 who live in Greater Ridgewood, (718) 456-2000.

Agape Christian Center at 59-02 Summerfield Street is hosting a food pantry on Saturdays, 10-11:30am, (718) 635-0674.

The Salvation Army Ridgewood Citadel Corps at 69-23 Cypress Hills Street is hosting a food pantry, by appointment with already registered members, (718) 497-4356.

Ridgewood Community Group is a Facebook group with nearly 2000 members.

Ridgewood Tenants Union is organizing a volunteer mutual aid initiative.

Queens Mutual Aid Network is a GoogleDoc sign-up form.

Queens Mutual Aid Group is a Facebook group with 300 members.

New Life Food and Clothing Pantry

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Elmhurst, NY - 11373
(718) 424-0122

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We operate a Food and Clothing Pantry 2x a week, and serve a small meal for the Homeless in a separate room during that time. Food Pantry Hours:Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Saturdays 10:00am - 12:00pmHomeless Meals Services Hours:Tuesday and Thursday6:00pm - 8:00pmSaturday10:00am - 12:30pmGuests may look through our used clothing racks at 5:30pm on Tuesday and 9:30am on Saturday.For more information, please call. For more information, please call.

Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities Pantry

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Corona, NY - 11368
(718) 651-0096
Food Pantry Location: 0.64 miles from Elmhurst

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Hours:Wednesday 7:00am pick up ticket; 1:30pm food given out.Requirements Bring ID for all in household.For more information, please call.

First Baptist Church

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Queens, NY - 11369
(718) 507-5457
Food Pantry Location: 0.90 miles from Elmhurst

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Soup Kitchen Hours: Wednesday 12:00pm - 1:45pmFor more information, please call.

Northeastern Conference Adventist Community Services Center

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Corona, NY - 11368
(347) 527-2444
Food Pantry Location: 0.99 miles from Elmhurst

Email Website

Temporary Food Distribution Hours: (Free admission tickets will be distributed at 9:00am) Wednesday11:00am - 3:00pm For more information, please call.

Mt. Olivet Gospel Church

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Corona, NY - 11368
Food Pantry Location: 1.12 miles from Elmhurst


Food Pantry: Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pmPlease call the church for more information.

2020 Census

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.

Shape your Future! Complete your 2020 Census now at 2020census.gov

Kindergarten Offers

Kindergarten offers were sent out Tuesday, April 21st. Your offer letter will tell you where your child will go to kindergarten next fall. It will also tell you where your child is waitlisted.

Waitlist Offers

A school has a kindergarten waitlist when there are more students that apply to it than kindergarten seats available. Your child will automatically be on the waitlist for any school you listed higher on your kindergarten application than the school where your child got an offer. Schools will contact you directly if they are able to offer your child a seat from the waitlist.

G&T Scores and Results

If your child took the G&T test, you will receive their results in the spring. If your child receives an eligible score, they will also be able to apply to G&T programs. Families who submit a G&T application will get a G&T results letter in June. This letter may or may not include a G&T offer. If your child does get a G&T offer, you will have to choose to accept the G&T program or your child's kindergarten placement.

Accept Your Offer and Register

First, accept your kindergarten offer to secure your child's seat. You can accept your offer in one of the following ways:

  • If you applied online, you can accept your offer online at MySchools.nyc
  • If you applied by phone or in person, you can accept your offer:
  • By phone at 718-935-2009 or
  • By emailing ESenrollment@schools.nyc.gov

Learn what you'll need to provide when you register for kindergarten in this checklist.

Expect to receive a call in May or June directly from the school to schedule your in person registration.

Quarantine Recipe of the Week

This weeks recipe comes from

Assistant Principal - Jacqueline Bruno

Sweet Potato Gnocchi w/herb, nut topping


· 2 baked sweet potatoes

· 2 cups flour (plus some for rolling)

· 2 teaspoons of salt


1. Mash potatoes with a fork

2. blend in flour, add salt.

3. Use a bit more flour if it is sticky.

4. When it is a smooth dough, roll into logs,1/2”thick and cut into 1” pieces.

5. Toss in flour- press into grooves of fork for texture.

6. Cook in a pot of boiling water -don’t add too many at once, they all need space.

7. When they rise to the top, remove to a bowl-use a bit of the cooking water and a splash of olive oil to coat.


1. Saute 1 cup walnuts

2. Cool and finely chop in grinder

3. Add minced and soaked garlic (2 small cloves), 1⁄2 cup grated cheese, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper, 1 cup basil, 1⁄4 cup oil, squeeze of lemon juice.

4. Put in grinder.

5. Add Sauce on top of cooked gnocchi

Send us your favorite Quarantine Recipe to info@ps290q.com to feature in our weekly newsletter. Please put in the subject "Quarantine Recipe".

Wellness Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday on Google Meet for a series of wellness sessions for the mind, body and spirit. Sessions are for whole family and will include yoga, mindfulness, exercise and healthy eating.

Wednesday, April 29nd @3:00pm - Workout with Mrs. Margarita Jimenez.

Go to link: meet.google.com/iax-sprb-dow

My 2020 Quarantine Time Capsule

Help your kids make a "Quarantine Time Capsule"! We are living in a unique time in history and one that your kids will probably reference throughout their lives. This can be a keepsake for your kids to remember what was going on at this point in time. To download click on the link below.



Home Home Home

Sung by Brian - 1stGrade/Brooklyn College


HomeHomeHome by JLaw
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Featured Artwork of the Week

By: Natalie P. - 2nd Grade/SDSU

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Stay Connected

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