P.S. 212Q Weekly Update

January 14th For week of January 17-21, 2022

Everyone Grows at P.S. 212Q!

Our vision for all learners the principal, the staff, and most importantly our students is continuous growth and improvement.

Stemming from our work with the District 30 NYS Integration Grant which fully aligns with our mission and vision, we are a Habits of Mind School!

We are going to highlight and focus on Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations (see below) for the next few weeks to begin building the soft skills required to be successful in life, school, work, and play.

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”

Colin Powell

Week 18

Dear Families,

Thank you again for sending your children to school this week! We are open and we are safe. Our children need the stability of in-person learning in school, now more than ever. Our cases have come down and I am hopeful that cases will continue to reduce each day.

We will continue to provide staff with home-test kits every week in January. Any students who go home with symptoms will receive an at-home test kit. Any class where we are notified of a positive case will also continue to receive at-home test kits one time per week. Guidance from the DOE is updated daily and we are doing our best to stay on top of the most current information. I realize this is frustrating and scary for some. We are not always notified about positive cases, until sometimes days later. Again, we are working on the honor system. Also sometimes the entire family is sick and they are not able to contact the school or have difficulty communicating. We are always considering that all parents have the best intentions and are doing the best you can. We do not want to live in or encourage a fear-based environment. We are here for you!

  • We encourage you to get your child vaccinated.
  • We encourage you to use the digital version of the Health Screener, questions are updated by the DOE to reflect changes.
  • Children should wash their hands frequently and wear a well-fitting mask.

Events this week: The Middle School Application is Open

  1. Monday, January 17th - School Closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  2. Tuesday, January 18th - Pre-K Tour 9:00 am with Ms. Flores: mailto:oflores3@schools.nyc.gov Kindergarten application closes. i-Ready Testing window opens, all classes will go to the Computer Lab for this assessment based on a schedule through February 10th.
  3. Wednesday, January 19th - Morning and after school programs for selected students. District Spelling Bee (see below).
  4. Thursday, January 20th - Morning and after school programs for selected students.
  5. Friday, January 21st - 8:30 am NY Rise for Grades 3 and 4 parents. mailto:oflores3@schools.nyc.gov
  6. Saturday, January 22nd - Saturday program for selected students.

Upcoming events:

  • Friday, January 28th - 8:30 am Brain Power Parent Workshop-Session #1, please join us for an hour of fun! You will practice what your children are doing daily!!


Laura Miniero, Principal

Habits of Mind (HOM)

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Thank you PTA and Parents for taking care of our staff these past two weeks -We so appreciate the coffee, donuts, empanadas, and moral support!

BrainPower Activity of the Week: Bow and Arrow

District Spelling Bee

I am so proud to announce that we have two 5th graders representing P.S. 212Q at the District Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 19th @ MS185. Please wish them the best of luch!!

Melany 5-405/416

Shahmir 5-413

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Wear Your Mask!

Please remind your children to continue to wear their masks responsibly while inside the school building. Face coverings should:
  • Fully cover their mouth and nose.
  • Snuggly fit around their ears so there are no gaps.

It is cold and flu season and unfortunately, COVID-19 is still here. There is an uptick in cases all across the city and we have families who are suffering with this systemic illness as you read this.

We have clean and sanitized face masks to provide to all children to wear. Teachers will provide a mask whenever we see a student with a mask that is too loose and students need to comply. This is for the safety of our entire community and it is a Department of Education requirement.

We thank you for your support.

Kindergarten Application for 22-23 is Open! - Deadline is Tuesday the 18th of January

Beginning Wednesday, December 8th, children born in 2017 can apply to kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 18, 2022. All families who apply by the deadline will receive a kindergarten offer in April.

You must register and apply using the MYSchools APP: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/


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

Families have access to many beautiful books, including multi-cultural books.

Does your child need a Remote Learning Device??

Families: if your child needs a remote Learning device, request one by filling out the link: https://forms.gle/mDpHzanHS9hxfRy4A

**Students can use daily at home to complete homework, access RAZ-Kids (English/Spanish), IXL Mathematics, Google Classroom, SORA reading library, BrainPop, Khan Academy so many resources available!

All students should have a DOE device, we will fill requests based upon available inventory and then request more from the DOE.

You will then receive an appointment to pick up the device.

Need Tech Support?

This form can be use if you are having any issues with DOE assigned iPads or Chromebooks. It can also be use if you need help with a password (IXL, RazKids, BrainPop and Learning.com).


IXL Extra Math Support at home for all students

  1. IXL Website:
    1. Go to www.ixl.com/signin/pstwoonetwo
    2. Enter username (Your teacher provides you with this information)
    3. Enter password (Your teacher provides you with this information)
Student Password Reset

Please click if you need your child's password reset. Thank you

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Please support our PTA

We are asking each family to donate $20.00 or whatever you can afford to support our PTA. Each donation provides meaningful activities for all students and supports teacher initiatives. The PTA accepts donations via PayPal to their email address. Thank you.