Parent 411 - Feb./March Edition

The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School By Kwafi Gray

FEBRUARY - BLACK History = World History Everyday!

Black History is everyday history and February is the month that was set aside to honor the many giftings, talents and accomplishments of men and women of the African Diaspora. Thanks to Ms. Torrence and the Black History Team we were able to learn about and celebrate the many dynamic Black innovators, educators, and activists from around the globe. This year's Black History month theme was the Black Family. Our PS 160 families did an outstanding job in showcasing their community and cultures. Take a look at some of the wonderful events that took place during our celebration of Black HIstory Month.
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Pre k BHM
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School Wellness Corner- Ms. Dimarco, Phys.Ed. Cluster Teacher

Catch Program- Student Health & Wellness

As a CATCH MVP school, we Move and stay active, Value healthy eating, and Practice healthy Habits. Our CATCH ( Coordinated Approach to Childhood Health) supports and encourages our students to create and develop healthy habits. In the month of April, we will be hosting 4 CATCH Challenges that encourage our students to make healthy choices such as drinking more water, being physically active, choosing nutritious snacks, and being kind to one another. Please be on the lookout in your child's Physical Education Classroom for updates. We would love to have the support and participation from our families. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me

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Real Talk Parent Info Session 2 25 2021
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Office of Family and Community Empowerment- Updates

DOE UPDATE: Citywide and Community Education Council Candidate Forums Start Next Week

The Citywide and Community Education Council (CCEC) application window has closed and the candidate forums begin on Monday, March 15th.

The schedule of candidate forums and downloadable campaign guidelines can be found on the DOE’s website here.

You can register to attend the forms here.

UPDATE: March is Women's History Month

course of American history in a variety of fields.

The DOE believes that learning women’s history and creating a space to invite students into the long history of women’s activism and the fight for universal rights is central to the education of all students. All students should have an opportunity to see themselves in the history and civics lessons that they are taught. Therefore, we must strive to introduce the history of 51% of the world’s population as much as possible and with examples that allow students to see representation of their experiences and identities.

We’re pleased to share these resources developed by our Social Studies and Civics for All team.

The Women's History Month Resource Toolkit is a March calendar filled with links to biographies, events, and programming to celebrate this important month.

A collection of streaming videos celebrating the accomplishments and vital contributions of women in history with documentaries and stories that center women's experiences in history.


Parent University ( is a course registration and management system where NYC families can find free trainings on a wide range of topics. Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood, and seeks to educate and empower them as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities.

March Kicks Off Women's History Month- Honoring 2 Women Who Have Made HISTORY!

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Young Women's Forum Women's History Part 1