Parent 411- Out-of- School Learning

The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School

Woww... It happened So Fast! 2nd Week Here We Go!!!

Parents, it has been a whirlwind of change for everyone. We have had to make major adjustments in such a short period of time, but we have done an amazing job!

This week is the start of our 2nd week of Out-of-School Learning. We started with a few hiccups but I am happy to say that the majority of our families are up and running with our Google Classrooms. Ms. Baker, Ms. Washington and our ENTIRE PS 160 family have been working to ensure that our students are getting the best academic experience during these trying times.

We are working to make these coming days academically challenging, aligning with our Magnet PBL themes as well as engaging our students through a culturally responsive lens.

We are also mindful that working from home & now teaching from home is not easy.

As we move forward, let's continue the great momentum we have had from the start.

We also want our kids to have some fun as well! This week join us in our "Virtual Spirit Week!"

Show your #WALLYBEE School spirit. Participate in our School Spirit week by accepting our challenges then uploading a Selfie and sending it to kgray6@schools.nyc.gov. Submissions will then be sent out via Twitter & Instagram.

If you missed any of our great events from earlier in the year please follow us on: Twitter @160xdisney, Instgram ps160x and facebook @thewaltdisneyschoolparentpage

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Are You Still In Need of Technology...

Please click the link below to fill out for technology from the NYC DOE.https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices


If you are in need of Free WiFi services please go to our website https://www.thewaltdisneyschool.org/ under Announcements on the homepage you will find a PDF with a list of providers offering families assistance.

For More Information & Updates

Please check out our website for updates & resources.

Parents Note: Please do not use our emails that end @thewaltdisneyschool.org they will bounce back. If you would like to contact your teacher please use your class communication system (Class Dojo, Remind or Klassroom app). You can also use our school DOE emails (e.g. Lbaker3@schools.nyc.gov)

If you need assistance you can always contact Ms. Gray, (Parent Coordinator) at kgray6@schools.nyc.gov or you can contact me on the school REMIND text messaging system.

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Google Classrooms 1,2,3

Our Chancellor has declared that we will be doing Remote Learning until at least April 2oth. What does that mean for our students? For us that means that our teachers will be using the following main things to assess your child for the 3rd marking period:

Daily attendance, Google Classroom Work & IReady.

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MINDFULLNESS & SELF CARE,,, iT IS VERY IMPORTANT

It is not easy, there are a lot of concerns & stress that is surrounding CoVid 19 and staying home. Working with our children 1:1 can be a challenge, EVEN for the best of us!

Our Guidance Counselors are available for our students on our Google Classrooms ( Ms. Anderson has her own classroom set up on the website and Ms. Cappello's information is as follows:lcappel2@schools.nyc.gov or on google voice # (347) 395-4754.


There are also wonderful resources for our parents & families as well please click on the links below:

"Over 6,000 mental health professionals have volunteered their time to a free hotline for any New Yorker in need of someone to talk to. The number is 1-844-863-9314"

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Here is a great link that our 5th Grade Teacher Ms. Miller shared with her students. Check it out!

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen



Shout out to Mr. Mitchell our PTA Consultant and "DADS Connection" #1 Granddad for his wonderful resources that he shared with us. Please click the link below for resources:


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Iready WINNERS!!!!

iReady Trophy Winners!

Ms.Szola, K-139-for Highest Average 99%

Ms. S.Stern, K/1-270 - 4 hours 40 min Average Lesson time on Task

Ms. Bernardo, 1-269 & Ms.Torrence/ Ms. Dibenedetto - 94% Tie

Ms.Norwick /Ms.Leggio, 2-252- Highest Average 86%

Ms.Difiore, 2/3-249- Highest Average Time on Task 1 hr 53min

Ms.Richardson, 3-219- Highest Average Highest Minutes- 87% I hr 49 min

Ms. Cairo, 4-203 & Ms.Woo/Ms

Okafor , 4-203 - 87% Tie

Ms.Thelusma, 4/5-365-Highest minutes 1 hr 53 min

Ms. King, 5-367 & Ms.Miller, 5-366 -79% Tie

Parent Remote Learning Feedback Survey

Friday, April 3rd, 9am

This is an online event.

We are asking for your feedback. Please take the time to fill out our brief survey about your Remote Learning experience so far. Our survey will be sent out via Remind and will be posted on our website.
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