A.C.E. Academy for Scholars

Weekly Newsletter

June 8, 2020

June Monthly Theme: "Path to Excellence"





Photo of the Week

This weeks photo comes from Violet in 3rd Grade - Fordham.

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Seven simple strategies for parents to help you raise children who accept and celebrate themselves and others from Big Life Journal.

(Click here or on picture above to go to link)

Message to Families from Chancellor Carranza

Letter from the Chancellor on Striving for Justice (click on box above for message)

June is National Safety Month

National Safety Month serves to bring awareness to saving lives by preventing injuries at home, at school, in the workplace, outdoors or anywhere! Please find below useful tips and resources on how you can keep safe.

Parents checklist to preventing injuries during coronavirus - get helpful tips for parents on how to prevent injuries during especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Home Safety Checklist - learn about all the things you can do to help ensure that your kids get the freedom that comes from being active, healthy and safe at home.

Stay Connected/Informed - Register for Notify NYC to receive alerts through Notify NYC, NYC’s official source for information about emergency events and important City services. Registration is free.

Make a Family Emergency Plan: Develop a family emergency plan to prepare you and your family for what to do, how to find each other and how to communicate during an emergency. As part of your emergency plan, you can create a Personal Health Summary that included information about your medications and health that can be useful in case of any emergencies and/or evacuations.

Emergency Supplies: Every household should have a Go Bag in the event you need to evacuate and emergency supplies in the event you need to shelter in place.

Tips for Prescription Preparedness (PDF): Disasters can affect your ability to access medications.

Poison Control and Medicine Safety - Poison prevention and safety at home.

Fire Safety Checklist - Home fires can start and spread quickly, so just a little bit of planning can make a big difference. Make sure to create a home fire escape plan and practice it regularly with your family. FDNY Safety Tips - Do's. AND FDNY Safety Tips - Don'ts!

Open Water Safety Checklist - Water safety when around lakes, rivers, oceans and other open water.

Pool Safety Checklist - keep your family safe in and around water.

***For more information on how to keep you and your family safe (including in other languages) please visit:

https://www.safekids.org/safetytips and https://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/ready/get-prepared.page

Quarantine Recipe of the Week

This weeks recipe comes from our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Lawson

German Pancakes (also known as Dutch Baby Pancakes)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¾ cup milk, warm
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • powdered sugar, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Combine the eggs, granulated sugar, salt, milk, vanilla, flour and melted butter in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Preheat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Melt the butter in the skillet. Pour the batter into the heated skillet and then immediately, and carefully, move the skillet to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. The pancake is done when it is a rich amber color and the sides have risen considerably. Carefully remove the pancake from the skillet and let cool slightly on a wire rack.
  4. Serve warm with powdered sugar and sliced strawberries (optional)

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

Virtual PTA Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, June 11, at 6pm for our last Virtual PTA Meeting.

To join please go to Google Meet Link:


Click here for meeting agenda.

Coffee & Conversation

Parents/Guardians please join me, Mrs. Lawson, for Coffee & Conversation, on the below dates for open floor discussions, ask questions, share concerns and/or information or just to connect.

Tuesdays, June 9th, 16th & 23rd @ 10:30am meet.google.com/fyi-hpmk-bym

Tuesdays, June 9th, 16th & 23rd @ 5:30pm meet.google.com/nnp-mkym-mgv

Single Parents Group Meeting

Single Parents please join us for our last remaining group meetings on:

Friday, June 12 & 19th @ 7:00pm on Google Meeting ID: meet.google.com/sor-yjdt-bxv

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.

This Wednesday, June 10th @ 3:00pm

Go to link: meet.google.com/dde-hcof-qyd

Fun Free Things to do This Week


The Artwork of the Week is by first grade Adelphi scholar Marcin, who drew a beautiful "Day at the Beach".
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S.T.E.A.M. Corner

A message from Pip and Spike: Hey guys! We miss all of our friends so much and can’t wait to be back at PS 290! In the meantime, we are having a great time in Mrs. Pellegrino’s home. We have been checking out all of your great work and can’t wait to see your amazing science projects that are due June 18th. Have a great week!
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Victoria (3rd grade Fordham scholar) singing, "Hello Dolly"!

Victoria - Fordham

Get ready for Family Virtual Field Day on Thursday, June 18, 2020! Click button above for details.

Mental Health Support While Staying Home

Click above for Mental Health Resources for all New Yorkers

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


for additional resources go to https://portal.311.nyc.gov/category/?id=311-22

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

Stay Connected

Even though our building doors are closed please be sure to follow us on one of our social media platforms below or visit our school website for further information and resources.