Weekly Update

P.S. 212Q

Week of September 12-16, 2022 - Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Wow! We had an amazing first two days!! The children entered the building with excitement and we were so happy to welcome them back.

  • Monday, September 12, 2022 (Day 3) - Staggered arrival for Pre-Kindergarten (See arrival/dismissal information below). 6:30 pm District 30 CEC Meeting - Link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_58JYgAAZTBycvtdkEgJV6w
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022 (Day 4) - Normal arrival for Pre-Kindergarten (See arrival/dismissal information below).
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 (Day 5) - 8am-1pm Ms. Flores NYCSA Activation. Grades 2-5 Student Council representative elections. 2:30 pm building Sneak Peek for parents (Main Entrance).
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 (Day 6) - 8am-1pm Ms. Flores NYCSA Activation
  • Friday, September 16, 2022 (Day 7) - 8am-1pm Ms. Flores NYCSA Activation

Pre-Kindergarten: Arrival and dismissal - 83 Street Schoolyard

Monday, September 12, 2022: Both Groups - 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, September 13, 2022: Regular school day for all - 7:45 am - 2:08 pm


If you are sending your child in with any supplies, they must be clearly labeled with their name and classroom number.

Covid Tests

Students will receive (4) test kits per month. There will no longer to in-school surveillance testing for Covid-19.


The DOE has a new communication system that we will be piloting this school year. The contact information pulls from your New York Schools Account. It is of the utmost importance that we have 100% of families set up this account - NYCSA: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/student-journey/nyc-schools-account

This provides class information, transportation, grades, etc. and must have your most up to date emergency contact information and who is permitted to pick up your child from school.

If you need assistance, please contact our Parent Coordinator Ms. Olga Flores at mailto:oflores3@schools.nyc.gov or 718-898-6973 x1031.

Thank you for your continued support and looking forward to another wonderful school year.


Laura Miniero, Principal

Thank you PTA!!

The PTA decorated the main lobby and hallways of the school, hung banners to welcome back students, and helped us deliver the many many bags of supplies. We so appreciate you!

Letter from the Chancellor

Dear Families:

Welcome to the 2022–2023 school year!

As the father of four children, I still remember the excitement of September and my kids’ jitters over what the new school year would bring. Would they like their teachers? Would it be easy to make new friends? Would they do well in their classes? I reassured them that the adults in their school would cherish them as much as I did at home.

Now, as I prepare to experience my first “first day of school” as Chancellor, I am grateful for

you and for our educators, who are as excited as I am to welcome your children back. I also

appreciate that in sending your children into our classrooms, you are placing great trust in us— trust that we will challenge your children intellectually so they can live out their wildest dreams. Trust that we will keep them safe and help them grow as human beings. Trust that they will graduate with a pathway to a rewarding career and enjoy long-term economic security. Trust that we will teach your children how to be a positive force for change in our world. I am committed to doing all of this—and more.

My team and I have spent the summer reimagining the student experience so that it better serves your children. Literacy, which is the foundational building block of all learning, will be a major focus this school year. We are transforming how we teach reading by implementing a highquality, phonics-based literacy program in all elementary schools. We are extending learning beyond the four walls of the classroom, offering students regular visits to local museums, parks, and all the incredible resources our great city has to offer. At the same time, we are improving students’ digital learning experiences.

This year, we are also offering more of the learning opportunities you have requested, enhancing the way we serve all children. This includes an increase in Community Schools, Gifted & Talented programs, bilingual education programs, and programs to improve long-term academic outcomes for students with disabilities. Wellness and its role in student success is another priority you’ll be hearing more about.

I can’t write to families without recognizing you as the lifeblood of our school communities and our true partners in your child’s education. Be on the lookout for improved ways to access the information and support you need to help your children succeed. This will include expanded language access supports for families who speak languages other than English and more opportunities for us to work together.

Family Income Forms

It's that time again. We need your assistance to maintain our Title I status. This provides us with additional funding to support our students.

Please complete the Family Income Inquiry Form: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

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212 Sneak Peek

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 2:30pm

34-25 82nd Street


Join us for a building Sneak Peek!

All visitors to the building must sign in at the Safety Desk and show proof of vaccination status.

Our Parent Coordinator and Administration will provide a tour of the school.

Please RSVP below.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

PTA Election for Treasurer and PTA Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:30 pm via Zoom

Nominations and voting at the same emergency officer meeting.

Zoom Meeting ID

Meeting ID: 953 0551 5127

Passcode: 171297

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Parent Coordinator

Ms. Olga Iris Flores


718-898-6973 x1231

Ms. Flores is available daily from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm


The SORA App - can be found here: https://soraapp.com/library/nycschools

Students have access to a full digital library.

Instructional Focus

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P.S. 212Q District Profile

Homework Assistant Program

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President - Farzana Mollah

Co-President - Michael Torpey

Secretary - Gloria Contreras

Treasurer - Open Position - Will hold nominations soon!

Contact: mailto:212pta@gmail.com

Consider a $20.00 donation. Your commitment provides activities for students such as arts residencies, field trips, and kindergarten and grade 5 end of year celebrations