A.C.E. Academy for Scholars

Weekly Newsletter

May 4, 2020

May Monthly Theme: "Service"

Everyday is a new beginning.

Take a deep breath,



start again.

Photo of the Week

This weeks photo comes from one of our parents, Elaina Jaffe.

April showers have brought May flowers!

Thank you to our custodians for maintaining our school building & grounds during this time!

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Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 - 8, 2020

It's in these challenging times that we truly recognize and appreciate how our teachers and staff play such a pivotal role in our children’s lives—inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success. Teachers are doing more to continue education with virtual classrooms and learning at home lessons. All to ensure every student has the tools they need to reach their full potential.So, let’s all shower our teachers and staff with our appreciation by sending them words, pictures or videos of gratitude. Follow these daily themes and post in your Google Classrooms:

Monday, May 4th - Let your teacher know what you love about them.

Tuesday, May 5th - Share something special you learned from your teacher.

Wednesday, May 6th - Share a special moment when you made your teacher proud.

Thursday, May 7th - Share a special memory of your class this year.

Friday, May 8th - Share what you miss most about your teachers.

May is Service Month

Service Project Ideas for kids from home

Volunteering and service are more important during a crisis than ever. Social distancing does not mean social isolation. We’re all in this together, so be a helper. Let’s all do our part to contribute to the common good, so that when this crisis is over, we’re proud of how we came together to keep our communities thriving. Here are some ideas on how to volunteer from home.

  • Send a thank you letter or create a thank you sign to essential workers or service member that can include not only doctors and nurses but also your postal worker, sanitation worker, grocery clerks, bus driver and police officers.

  • Write letters to seniors in a nursing home. Some nursing homes in our community are:

- Queens Blvd Extended Care

- Midway Nursing Home
- Dry Harbor Nursing Home

  • Collect outgrown clothes that you no longer need and donate to a local shelter.

  • Share a special talent, send encouraging messages or write a poem to your friends and teachers in Google Classroom.

  • For kids with musical or other talents, hold a live video concert for those you know who are home by themselves or have limited human interaction.

  • Play Freerice and help the World Food Program (WFP) save and change lives. To play go to https://freerice.com/

May 10th is MOTHER'S DAY!

Wishing all our Mother's a very Happy Mother's Day!!!

We also wish a special Happy Mother's Day to

Mrs. Carl (4th Grade/Hofstra)


Mrs. Remache (School Aide)

who have welcomed new additions to our P.S.20Q Family!

Quarantine Recipe of the Week

This weeks recipe comes from

Mrs. Kelly Zaug (1st Grade/Adelph) and her son Colin

Ranger Cookies


  • 1 cup (177g) vegetable shortening or 16 tablespoons (226g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (213g) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup (198g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (241g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (99g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup (71g) shredded coconut
  • 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips
  • 3 cups (67g) crispy rice cereal or cornflakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets, or line them with parchment.

  2. Beat together the shortening, sugars, vanilla, and salt until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until smooth.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and beat until well blended.

  4. Stir in the oats, coconut, chips and cereal, mixing just until blended.

  5. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets; a teaspoon cookie scoop works well here.

  6. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they're golden brown.

  7. Remove the cookies from the oven, and cool right on the pan, or on a rack. Store completely cooled cookies, well wrapped, at room temperature for up to a week; freeze for longer storage.

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, May 6 @3:00pm - Zumba

Go to link: meet.google.com/dvj-qxog-dpq

S.T.E.A.M. Corner

Hey guys! Not many people associate NYC with birdwatching, but there are so many birds to see right here in Ridgewood! All over NYC, you can find some of most beautiful birds. No matter what neighborhood you live in, hundreds of bird species can be seen from your window! Since we are all spending more time at home, why not take up a new hobby? Try to find some birds from your window. Can you identify them? Here’s a video of us at home making a super easy bird feeder to attract some birds. Try it! We even decide to make some binoculars to make bird watching more fun! Let me know what you see, I would love to hear from you.

Miss you all, Mrs. Pellegrino
Easy Bird Feeder


P.S.290 Creed By Declan - 2nd Grade / Columbia


Artwork of the Week

By: Rebeka R. - 5th Grade/Stony Brook

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Happy Principal Appreciation Day Mr. Jimenez

AND Happy Birthday (May 10th)!

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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

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

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