A.C.E. Academy for Scholars

Weekly Newsletter

June 15, 2020

June Monthly Theme: "Path to Excellence"

"Not everything that is faced

can be changed. But nothing can be changed

until it is faced."

~ James Baldwin

Photo's of the Week

Do you know who these masked teachers are ?????

It's Ms. Pine, Ms. Mallin & Mrs. Jimenez!!!

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Volunterism & Community Service at it's best!! At the Hungry Monk with Jamie Longo, Jacob Altamirano, Connie Altamirano, Brendalise Medina, Mrs. Bruno, Mrs. Lawson, Marley Lawson and Dani helping support & promote the Period Movement!
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All parents/guardians of students in grades 3-K to12, and students in grades 6-12 are invited to take the survey. The survey is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.


Click above to see the Virtual PTA Meeting Minutes from the June 11th Meeting.

Below are Tips & Resources presented at the June 11 Virtual PTA Meeting Presented by our Counseling Team - Ms Rodriguez PS290 Social Worker and Ms Gore, School Counselor

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Quarantine Recipe of the Week

This weeks recipe comes from one of 4th Grade Parents -Mr. Laboy


1: 2 cups of cooked rice.
2: 4 peppers (green or red)
3: Spaghetti sauce.
4. Shredded Mozzarella cheese.
5. Medium pack of ground meet


  • Cook your rice to your liking.
  • Place the ground meet in a pan. Slow cook. While cooking, add 1 spoon of sofrito, 1 envelope of sazon, half table spoon of paprika, sprinkle some garlic powder, 2 cloves of garlic, and sprinkle onion powder.
  • Once ground meat is cooked add 1 cup of spaghetti sauce.
  • Add half cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Then add the rice to the pan and mix together.

Preparing the pepper:

  • Cut top of pepper at least 1 inch from the top. So not throw away the top.
  • Clean the inside of the pepper removing everything inside. Wash out pepper.
  • Add the rice and ground meat mixture into the pepper.
  • Add half spoon of sauce on top and sprinkle some cheese on top and cover.
  • Baking the pepper:
  • On a oven pan spread the rest of your sauce in it. Spread the sauce. Place each stuffed pepper into the pan.
  • Place pan into the oven and bake for 39 to 45 minutes.
  • Once done take out of oven. With a spoon, take sauce from the pan and put on top of your pepper.

Bon appetit!

Coffee & Conversation

Parents/Guardians please join me, Mrs. Lawson, for Coffee & Conversation, on the below dates for open floor discussions, ask questions, share concerns and/or information or just to connect.

Tuesdays, June 16th & 23rd @ 5:30pm meet.google.com/nnp-mkym-mgv

Single Parents Group Meeting

Single Parents please join us for our last remaining group meetings on:

Friday, June 19th @ 7:00pm on Google Meeting ID: meet.google.com/sor-yjdt-bxv

Wellness Wednesdays

Please join us this Wednesday, June 17 @3:00pm for our last Wellness Wednesday session for this school year. To join go to Google link: meet.google.com/dde-hcof-qyd


Get ready for Family Virtual Field Day this Thursday, June 18, 2020! Click button above for details.

Fun Free Things to do This Week


This artwork was made by Oliver in Berkeley. Second grade scholars learned about Henri Rosseau and his jungle paintings. Rosseau painted the jungle without ever seeing it in real life!
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S.T.E.A.M. Corner

A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. Check our Marianna's Rube Goldberg machine! This one is so much fun! Have you ever made one before? What other things could a machine like this do?
Science Fair 1


Children's Rights Song by Vera from 3rd Grade - Fordham

Vera Catalano on Lockdown Raises Children's Rights Awareness (Music by Maroon 5 and Lil Nas X)
Mental Health Support While Staying Home

Click above for Mental Health Resources for all New Yorkers

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

Even though our building doors are closed please be sure to follow us on one of our social media platforms below or visit our school website for further information and resources.