March at a Glance Newsletter

March 2021

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PS 68 March Calendar

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Weekly Events:


Breathing with Ms. Brown on Wednesdays @11:00am

March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th and March 24th

Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/rsr-kfkx-nhr

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/rsr-kfkx-nhr

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 747-248-3072‬

PIN: ‪958 349 718#‬


Family Wellness with Brain Power Wellness on Thursday Evenings at 6:00pm

March 4th, March 11th, March 18th and March 25th

Zoom Meeting ID: 896 4657 4885

Passcode: 477451

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Monday, March 1, 2021

100th Day of School

First Day of Women's History Month


Tuesday March 2, 2021

Dr. Seuss Birthday


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

School Spirit: Silly Sock Day


Family Workshop 1st Grade @4:00pm

Topic: The Importance of Sight Words and Application of Word Study

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 882 0027 2594
Passcode: 529138


Thursday, March 4, 2021

EARLY DISMISSAL @11:00am

Report Card Distribution

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC)


Family Workshop Early Childhood Reading @3:00pm

Topic: Supporting Your Student with Reading

Workshop will be posted in iLearn at 3:00pm


Friday, March 5, 2021

Scholastic Book Fair Begins (March 5th to March 19th)

PTA: Roblox Party @7:00pm


Monday, March 8, 2021

PTA: Krispy Creme Fundraiser Begins (March 8th to March 19th)

Family Workshop Kindergarten-Supporting Your Child in Writing @3:00pm

(Asynchronous posting in iLearn at 3pm)


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Town Hall Kids Club: Inclusion @7:00pm

Join with Google Meet

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/geh-cqhd-ngx

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 862-295-2204‬

PIN: ‪705 942 337#‬


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

School Spirit: Crazy Hat or Hair Day

Family Workshop 2nd Grade-Supporting your Child in Writing @2:00pm

(Asynchronous posting on class dojo and iLearn by 2:00pm)


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Daylight Saving Time Starts


Monday, March 15, 2021

Family Workshop 4th Grade-Supporting Literacy at Home @3:00pm

Link will be posted on Class Dojo!


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

PTA Meeting @6:30pm

Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/owi-tnsy-byf

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/owi-tnsy-byf

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 318-501-3134‬

PIN: ‪424 211 163#‬


Family Fun Night: The Bubble Show @7:00pm

BUBBLE MATERIAL NEEDED ENGLISH

BUBBLE MATERIAL NEEDED SPANISH

Topic: PS 68r Bubble Show Performance Zoom Link

Time: Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84699733443?pwd=Y1FPSVRqRkY1VW9zZmdyRWFpVXBpQT09

Meeting ID: 846 9973 3443

Passcode: 168764


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

St. Patrick's Day

School Spirit: Wear Something Green


Friday, March 19, 2021

PTA: Krispy Creme Fundraiser Ends


Saturday, March 20, 2021

9:00am to 12:00pm

Onsite Book Fair

Spring Pictures will take place for remote learners on Saturday, March 20 between 9 am and 12 pm. 3K, 4K and Kindergarten students will take graduation pictures with cap and gown. Spring pictures may be in uniform or dress of choice.


Monday March 22, 2021

Family Workshop 3rd Grade-Reading/Writing 2:00pm

Will be posted on Class Dojo and iLearn by 2:00pm


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Town Hall School Updates @7:00PM

Join with Google Meet

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/geh-cqhd-ngx

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 862-295-2204‬

PIN: ‪705 942 337#‬


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

School Spirit: Silly Shirt Day


Friday, March 26, 2021

PTA: Roblox Party @7:00pm


Saturday, March 27, 2021 to Sunday, April 4, 2021

Passover


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday


Sunday, March 28, 2021 to Monday March 29, 2021

Holi


Monday, March 29, 2021 to Friday, April 2, 2021

NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK

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School Messenger

Dear PS 68 Families,

PS 68-Port Richmond School for Visionary Learning now has "School Messenger", another way to communicate with our families. When you see the number 718-816-3377 calling, that would be us leaving families a message.


This system is also set up for attendance. If your child is absent, you will receive a call later in the day indicating that your child was not in school on that day.

Chancellor Messages to Families

Read All About It! Family Messages from our Chancellor, Richard A. Carranza.

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Families Communicate Any Positive COVID-19 Cases

If there is a known family member with a positive case at home please notify the school or your teacher. School number 718-816-3377.
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Book of the Month: "SULWE" BY LUPITA NYONG

Read this important story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Lupita Nyong'o Reads "Sulwe"

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Visionary of the month: Emma Watson

Emma Watson is a visionary who empowers both men and women to work together towards gender equality. Watson is a UN Women goodwill ambassador who helped launch the HeforShe campaign, which supports gender equality. She acts as a transformational leader. Watson encourages her followers to attain self-actualization and satisfy needs such as morality, acceptance and a greater purpose.
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******Thursday, March 4, 2021******

Early Dismissal, School Report Cards & Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

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Principal Lorrie Brown, PS 68R and Arts Connection Invite you and your family to The Bubble Show!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00PM


Please join us for

· A LIVE Bubble-Wand Making Workshop with Visual Artist Angel Thompson-Georges

· A Bubble and Flute Show with Circus Arts Artist and Puppeteer Laine Barton and Musician Marco Granados

· A folktale told by Storyteller and Puppeteer, Ron Sopyla

· A LIVE Bubble-Blowing Lesson and bubble dance party with Circus Arts Artist and Puppeteer Laine Barton and Musician Marco Granados


See materials link BELOW to prep in advance for Bubble Solution and gather supplies to make your Bubble Wands! –all from home


BUBBLE MATERIAL NEEDED ENGLISH

BUBBLE MATERIAL NEEDED SPANISH


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84699733443?pwd=Y1FPSVRqRkY1VW9zZmdyRWFpVXBpQT09

Meeting ID: 846 9973 3443

Passcode: 168764

*Parental supervision required for this workshop. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures will take place for remote learners on Saturday, March 20 between 9 am and 12 pm. 3K, 4K and Kindergarten students will take graduation pictures with cap and gown. Spring pictures may be in uniform or dress of choice.

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NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK

(Monday, March 29, 2021 to Friday, April 2, 2021)

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Women's History Month

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Women’s History Month 2021 will take place from Monday, March 1st -Wednesday, March 31st, 2021.


Here are some stories and facts:

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/womens-history-month

Welcome to Admissions for Early Childhood Education!

PRE-K APPLICATIONS-DEADLINE APRIL 7, 2021


The pre-K application for the 2021-2022 school year is now open, and the deadline to apply is April 7, 2021! All New York City families with children born in 2017 can apply by submitting a pre-K application.


We encourage you to apply even if you are unsure of your plans for the fall! Children who attend pre-K get a strong start in school and life—they learn to problem-solve, ask questions, and explore the world around them. Now more than ever, Pre-K for All programs are here to provide children across the city with a safe, nurturing learning community.


Here’s how to get started:


  • Create a MySchools account—learn how in this video. With MySchools you can explore your child’s pre-K options, add programs to your application, and apply—all in one place.
    • If MySchools loads slowly on your first visit, don’t worry. Try refreshing the page or visiting the site at a later time. MySchools may experience high site traffic when the pre-K application opens.
    • Pre-K admissions is not first come, first served. All applications submitted by the April 7 deadline will be treated the same.
  • Learn more about pre-K admissions on our website. While you’re here, watch our video playlist: we’ll walk you through the pre-K admissions process.


You can apply to pre-K one of two ways:


  • Online with MySchools. This option is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
  • By phone at 718-935-2009. Call us Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm. Language supports are available by phone in more than 200 languages.


Questions? We’re here to help. Email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.



IF YOUR CHILD IS ALREADY ENROLLED IN PS 68 3K PROGRAM ,

YOU MUST STILL APPLY FOR OUR PRE-K PROGRAM

3K APPLICATIONS-DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2021

The 3-K application for the 2021-2022 school year is now open, and the deadline to apply is April 30, 2021! All New York City families with children born in 2018 can apply.


3-K programs help give children a strong start in school and life. No matter what learning looks like this fall, your child’s 3-K program will help them learn and grow this school year. There are two types of 3-K programs:


  • 3-K for All. Families citywide can apply to 3-K for All programs, but seats are limited and residents of 3-K for All school districts have priority to attend programs in their own district. In fall 2021, 3-K for All programs will be offered in Districts 1, 4, 5, and 6 (Manhattan); 7, 8, 9, and 12 (Bronx); 14, 16, 19, 23, and 32 (Brooklyn); 27 and 29 (Queens); and 31 (Staten Island).
  • 3-K Extended Day/Year and Head Start. In every district, there are 3-K programs available to families who qualify based on income and needs. These programs, including Head Start, are free or low cost and offer year-round care for up to 10 hours a day.


Here’s how to get started:


  • Create a MySchools account—learn how in this video. With MySchools you can explore your child’s 3-K options, add programs to your application, and apply—all in one place.
    • If MySchools loads slowly on your first visit, don’t worry. Try refreshing the page or visiting the site at a later time. MySchools may experience high site traffic when the 3-K application opens.
    • 3-K admissions is not first come, first served. All applications submitted by the April 30 deadline will be treated the same.
  • Learn more about 3-K admissions at nyc.gov/3K.While you’re here, watch our video playlist: we’ll walk you through the 3-K admissions process.


You can apply to 3-K one of two ways:


  • Online with MySchools. This option is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
  • By phone at 718-935-2009. Call us Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm. Language supports are available by phone in more than 200 languages.


Questions? We’re here to help. Email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

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Winter Edition Falcon Chronicles


Dear Falcon Families,


It is our pleasure to share our Winter Falcon Chronicles with you. Each quarter, the Falcon Chronicles is published to communicate the content, skills and strategies that will be learned during this period of time. In addition to listing each content area and the focus of the unit(s) of study, you will read about ways to integrate learning into daily conversations and experiences at home. Falcons Chronicles is published four times a year.


Winter Falcons Chronicles

NYC Student Account-ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE ACCOUNT

Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? You can also sign the COVID consent form, right in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account.

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Visit PS 68 Website for important information.

Receive E-Chalk Alerts from PS 68 Website

For more information and step by step instructions, click on the hyperlinked keywords to find out more!

  1. Download the eChalk Notify App.
    Anyone can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.”

  2. Login with your school's eChalk Notify Alert Code.

    Parents WITH eChalk accounts can log into to receive and view their children's school, class and group notifications whenever new content is posted!

    Parents WITHOUT eChalk accounts can click on“Proceed without logging in” > Settings icon > + > enter your school’s alert code > Connect to receive emergency alert notifications only. You may contact your school's Site Manager to request the school's alert code if it has not been distributed or posted to your school's homepage.

ALERT CODE: BGU4FK


NOTE: If your child has an eChalk account, you can click on "Are you a parent new to

eChalk? Create an account today!" To retrieve your child's Parent Code, you can ask your child,

contact your child's teacher or your school's Site Manager.


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Using the eChalk Notify Mobile Notification App

PS 68 Spirit Wear

You can now order your PS68 spirit wear and have your order delivered to your home. Click on the link and begin your ordering, it's that simple. 1st PLACE Spiritwear