Message from Principal Ureña-Thus
"April Showers Bring May Flowers"
- April 5- April 9th Kindergarten and First Grade students will be taking their third quarter Fountas & Pinell benchmarks. This data will inform us on how to help your child as we ensure that we are providing our students with the instructional supports to support them achieving their goals. Teachers will be providing students with small group guided reading lessons based on this data during the school day. These lessons are targeted based on your child's reading level. If your child is a remote student, please be sure to join for your small group guided reading lesson.
- April 10th - May 8th we are inviting all of our English Language Learners for additional academic support on Saturdays. Students will be working in small groups of 5-8 with a teacher. We will be using the resource Finish Line NY ELLS, 2nd Edition to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
- April 7th is the deadline for families requesting to change from 100% remote to blended learning. If you have not done so already and would like to opt into In-Person Instruction, please complete and submit the Learning Preference Survey https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference. Families can also call 311 to complete the survey over the phone. Mr. Michael Venezia will be reaching out to our 100% remote families to confirm your learning preference. Please note any family can opt into Remote Learning at any time.
- We will continue to use iReady as an additional resource to differentiate for our students and provide them with targeted instruction. This month you will see an emphasis on celebrating all students for their participation on iReady and recognizing students that are making progress in personalized instruction. Active participation is extremely important in achieving success in both reading and math. We will be working on iReady in school and we ask that your child spend at least 30–90 minutes per subject per week at home on iReady. That is only 5-10 min. per day. We are setting a goal of at least 70%-100% of lessons passed. Please visit the iReady Family Support Center https://i-readycentral.com/familycenter/ for additional resources on how to support and encourage your child's success with iReady. As the weather gets warmer, incentives such as Rooftop Reading or Lunch and Learns with the teacher will be used to reward our students and encourage ongoing LEARNing.
April 12th-14th PS398Q 34th Ave Community Gardening Project
April 13 Kindergarten families join us starting at 9:30 AM
April 14th First Grade families join us starting at 9:30 AM
Please see flyer for details and return to your child's teacher
April 15th Meet Author & Illustrator Brian Yanish as he teaches us about recycling through a fun STEAM activity "Junk Rejunk STEAM and Story Time"
April 14 PA General meeting @ 6PM
Please take a look at our calendar of events and don't miss out on all of the great things happening this month.
PS398Q Parent's Association Meeting/Elections
Wednesday, April 14th, 6pm
This is an online event.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 6390 1066