Central Park East II

CPE II Notes July15, 2019

School Contacts for the Summer

Address - at Lexington Academy (PS 72) 131 E 104th St, New York, NY 10029

Phone Number at Lexington Academy (PS 72)- (212) 860-5831

This phone number works. Call between 8:30 and 1:30 to be transferred to CPE II Children's Aid extension 3031.

Parent Coordinator: Julie Attwell Julie@cpe2.org

Naomi Nsmith3@schools.nyc.gov 646 438 4914 (Please text, don't call)

Children's Aid Email Aricel Disla adisla@childrensaidnyc.org

Have you made your plan for summer reading?

Have you and your child made a plan to make sure they are reading? If the answer is yes, great. If not, please do that today.

We know that kids are resistant to get off their electronics and read. That is why you need a plan. Based on what your child is doing for the summer, designate a time, a space and an understanding with your child to create a time for daily reading.

If your child has a summer reading log from class, use that. If not create your own. But start now. Every minute counts.

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Helpful Immigration Information/ Información útil sobre inmigración

In light of the pending immigration raids being reported in the news, here is some information you might find useful. We all need to be vigilant in supporting those that need support.

  • Con las redadas de inmigración pendientes que se informan en las noticias, aquí hay información que puede ser útil.
  • To report raids/Reportar redadas: Immigrant Defense Project: 212-725-6422 (leave a message and it will be returned;
  • For services/Para servicios: ONA (outside NYC): 1-800-566-7636. Typical hours M-F 9-8; open this weekend Saturday / Sunday 9-5
  • ActionNYC (in NYC): 1-800-354-0365. Typical hours M-F 9-6; open this weekend Saturday / Sunday 9-5
  • Legal Aid: (NYC) 1-844-955-3425. Typical hours M-F 9-5; open this weekend Saturday / Sunday 9-5
  • New Sanctuary Coalition: 903-884-HELP / 908-791-5309 open this weekend

All Students Must be Vaccinated - CPE II Must Exclude Students Without Immunizations

As of June 13, 2019, public, private and parochial schools and child care programs in New York can no longer accept requests for religious exemptions from school immunization requirements. This law applies to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and to all child care settings.

All prior religious exemptions granted to students are now invalid.


Students who are not attending school or child care until September who have not received all required immunizations must receive the first dose in each immunization series within 14 calendar days after the first day of school or enrollment in child care. Within 30 calendar days of the first day of school, parents or guardians of such children will also need to show that they have scheduled appointments for all follow-up doses.

All NYC students must meet the immunization requirements in order to attend school. Students are permitted to attend or remain in school or child care if they have received the initial series of vaccines but must remain on schedule to stay in school.

We are repeating activities from last week.

DreamBox is active this summer for students in grades 1 and up

CPE II purchases a year long subscription to DreamBox so that students can continue their math work over the summer.

The link to log on to DreamBox is the https://play.dreambox.com/login/7m3t/yb9y

Your child should know their log in, but if they don't, email me.

Play the Read for the Stars Game

Get your Read for the Stars gameboard from your librarian and launch your Summer Reading adventure. Set a goal to read for a certain number of minutes every day and write it on the front of the board. Write down how many minutes you read each day on the spaces inside of the gameboard. Visit your library to complete bonus activities and earn planet stickers from your librarian. Finish the game and your reading skills will be out of this world!

Download the Read for the Stars game (Below)

You can also track the books you read this summer with our book log on the back of the gameboard. Write down the titles you complete and rate them. You can also write a review of the books you read with our book review bookmark—ask your librarian for one!