May at a Glance Newsletter

May 2021

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Weekly Wednesday Events:

Breathing with Ms. Brown on Wednesdays @11:30am

May 5th, May 9th, May 12th and May 26th

Join with Google Meet

Meeting ID

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 747-248-3072‬

PIN: ‪958 349 718#‬

Family Wellness with Brain Power Wellness on Wednesday Evenings at 5:00pm

May 5th, May 9th, May 12th and May 26th

Zoom Meeting ID: 821 0434 2330

Passcode: 689041


PTA Fundraiser Charleston Wrap Virtual May 3rd to May 21st

Plant Sale, May 5th, May 6th & May 7th

Tuesday, May 4th

NYS Math Exam for Grade 3

PTA Executive Board Meeting @3:00pm

School Spirit: May the fourth be with you! Star Wars Day

Wednesday, May 5th

Cinco de Mayo

Thursday, May 6th

Family Workshop: Early Childhood

Workshop will be posted in iLearn at 3:00pm

Topic: Supporting your student with social emotional learning

Friday, May 7, 2021

PTA Virtual Mother's Day Craft @6:00pm

Monday, May 10, 2021

Family Workshop: Kindergarten

Topic: Supplemental activities to help support your child at home

This asynchronous workshop will provide ways families can use supplemental activities to support their children at home. (Asynchronous posting on iLearn and Class Dojo at 3:00 pm)

Family Workshop: 2nd Grade @2:30pm

Family Workshop: 4th Grade @3:00pm

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Town Hall Kids Club: (Leadership) & School Updates @7:00pm


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Family Workshop: 1st Grade @2:15pm

Topic: Writing Progression

Google Slides Link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 873 5066 7018

Passcode: 987074

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Eid Al-Fitr - Schools are Closed

Friday, May 14, 2021

Spirit Day: Superhero Day

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

PTA General Meeting @6:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 318-501-3134‬ PIN: ‪424 211 163‬#

Family Event: Iguana Show @7:00pm

Friday, May 21, 2021

PTA Roblox Party @6:00pm

Monday, May 24, 2021

Family Workshop: 3rd Grade @2:00pm

Topic: Social Studies Essential Skills

Will be posted on Class Dojo and iLearn by 2:00 pm

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Talent Show @6:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 829 8943 3032 Passcode: 159044

Friday, May 28, 2021

Scholastic Book Fair-Buy One Get One Free (Ends June 11, 2021)

Spirit Day: Wear red, white and blue for Memorial Day

Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day - Schools are Closed

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Chancellor Messages to Families

Read All About It! Family Messages from our Chancellor, Meisha Ross Porter

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Families Communicate Any Positive COVID-19 Cases

If there is a known family member with a positive case at home please notify the school or your teacher. School number 718-816-3377.
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Book of the Month: "Malala's Magic Pencil" BY Malala Yousafzai

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Visionary of the Month: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was once the face and leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement, relentlessly fighting against racial discrimination all through his life. His actions even brought him to prison, though this did not deter him. His tremendous focus, determination, focus and will, even after serving 30 years in jail, urge him to continue his campaigns, making him come out as a hero and lead his country into having an equal and free future.

Click here to learn more about Nelson Mandela!
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Schools Closed

Eid Al-Fitr - Thursday, May 13, 2021

Memorial Day - Monday, May 31, 2021

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

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PTA Charleston Wrap Virtual Fundraiser

May 3 to May 21, 2021


Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? You can also sign the COVID consent form, right in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account.

PS 68 Website

Visit PS 68 Website for important information.

Receive E-Chalk Alerts from PS 68 Website

For more information and step by step instructions, click on the hyperlinked keywords to find out more!

  1. Download the eChalk Notify App.
    Anyone can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.”

  2. Login with your school's eChalk Notify Alert Code.

    Parents WITH eChalk accounts can log into to receive and view their children's school, class and group notifications whenever new content is posted!

    Parents WITHOUT eChalk accounts can click on“Proceed without logging in” > Settings icon > + > enter your school’s alert code > Connect to receive emergency alert notifications only. You may contact your school's Site Manager to request the school's alert code if it has not been distributed or posted to your school's homepage.


NOTE: If your child has an eChalk account, you can click on "Are you a parent new to

eChalk? Create an account today!" To retrieve your child's Parent Code, you can ask your child,

contact your child's teacher or your school's Site Manager.


Using the eChalk Notify Mobile Notification App

PS 68 Spirit Wear

You can now order your PS68 spirit wear and have your order delivered to your home. Click on the link and begin your ordering, it's that simple. 1st PLACE Spiritwear