A.C.E. Academy for Scholars

Weekly Newsletter

May 18, 2020

May Monthly Theme: "Service"





Photo of the Week

This weeks photo comes from Mia Baruch - 3rd Grade.

Meet Mia's adorable puppy Buddy!

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Artwork of the Week

CONGRATULATIONS to Sofia B. (Baruch) and Teresa W. (Fordham) who are both winners in the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 34th annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest!

Their paintings will appear on the DEP's website, and they will each get a certificate and a SWAG bag when we return to school. Their artwork was chosen from over 1600 entries citywide!

Way to go Sofia and Teresa!!!

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A Call to Action – Join the Daily SEL Challenge!

Hello from Your Counseling Team! To continue celebrating May’s National Mental Health Awareness Month, this week we are asking you all to join us in a Daily SEL Challenge! But wait Ms. Jenn and Ms. Gore what is SEL? Well we are so glad that you asked! SEL (social emotional learning) means practicing different activities that help make your brain and body feel good like exercising, calling a friend or family member, coloring, or teaching others about zones of regulation (this is a cool way to give your feelings different colors, like blue for sad and red for anger, to help you identify what activities can help you in that moment to calm your body down). We know that when we feel good our bodies release endorphins that make us feel relaxed, productive, and happy! So if you are wondering what to do for the challenge then look no further (well actually keep scrolling down to the chart below) and follow along with your A.C.E. Counseling Team to answer the call to action!

Happy SELing!


Ms. Jenn and Ms. Gore

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Quarantine Recipe of the Week

This weeks recipe comes from one of our parents - Melissa Carusso

Mom's Banana Bread - Muffins


  • 3/4 cup of Butter
  • 1-1/2 of Sugar
  • 1-1/2 Bananas (very ripe; mashed about 3 large)
  • 2 cups of Flour
  • 1/2cup Sour Milk (1 Tbl Vinegar + add enough milk to make 1/2 cup. Let set)
  • 1 cup of Nuts (Optional)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1tsp Vanilla
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1tsp Baking Soda

Preheat oven to 375 Degrees

Beat melted butter, sugar, eggs, spices + banana together.

Add milk and flour. Mix thoroughly. Stir in nuts (optional).

Bake in sprayed loaf pan or muffin pan for 1 - 1/2 hours or until pick comes clean.

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

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, May 20 @3:00pm

Go to link: meet.google.com/gsg-kuik-hmi

S.T.E.A.M. Corner

Hello everyone! Let’s talk volcanoes! A volcano is a rupture in the crust of the Earth, that allows hot lava and ash to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. Have you ever seen a volcano? Have you ever heard a story of a volcanic eruption? Now, a word from our resident volcanologist, 4th grader, Sara Mlot...
Sara M. UNC


Natalie (4th Grade - Hofstra) is singing a song from the 4th Grade's program about Immigration to the U.S. BRAVA Natlie - this is a lovely presentation of a song that reflects the emotions people go through when they're leaving their home country and "Coming to America".

Content Warning

Fun Free Things to do This Week

Photo Update

Mrs. Bruno has new additions in her yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 of the robin eggs have hatched! We can't wait for the arrival of the rest of the chicks!
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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

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