Falcon Family Newsletter

December 24, 2021

From Ms. Becco, Parent Coordinator

Happy Friday, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!!!!



Parents, please remember the school day begins at 8:10 a.m. for students in kindergarten through grade 5. 3k and Pre-K students begin their day at 8:20 a.m. Please try to arrive on time.


We are trying to find the most efficient way to keep you informed about what's happening at PS199. Please make sure we have your current personal email address. You can send it to myself at sbecco@schools.nyc.gov or Mr. Daliposki at kdaliposki@schools.nyc.gov.


Please register for our email alerts from our school website. Just visit our website and retrieve the parent school code. You would then download the Echalk app and enter the code there after proceeding without registering.

If you need to contact me, you may do so directly at sbecco@schools.nyc, or (917) 830-5755 or (718) 784-3431. Please do not hesitate.




Be well

Ms. Becco

District 24 Kindergarten Enrollment Fair

Tuesday, Jan. 4th 2022 at 10-11am

This is an online event.

District 24 families will have to the opportunity to apply to schools and programs around the district. The purpose of these fairs is to share information regarding our Zoned, Dual Language and STEM programs that families can apply to.

Please pre-register by visiting the link below;

https://tinyurl.com/yc2a2n8p

Zoom link will be sent after registration. Space is limited.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

District 24 Kindergarten Enrollment Fair

Thursday, Jan. 6th 2022 at 6-7pm

This is an online event.

Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, District 24 families will have to the opportunity to apply to schools and programs around the district. The purpose of these fairs is to share information regarding our Zoned, Dual Language and STEM programs that families can apply to.

Please Pre-register by visiting the link below or scanning the QR code. https://tinyurl.com/yc2a2n8p

Zoom link will be sent after registration. Space is limited.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

NYCDOE UPDATE: Mindfulness Classes on Parent University!

Mindfulness is emerging in public education based on 60 years of teachers, parents, and families discovering and utilizing these strategies of stress management, attentional focus, awareness, acceptance, and self-regulation to:

  • Stay with & realize solutions to personal and public challenges and changes

  • Increase one's capacity to notice and appreciate life in ways that support resilience

  • Support joyful learning and growth

  • Develop critical thinking skills


Join us each Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm as we build community and harness the power of self-care and self-healing through the discovery of the conscious breath, meditation, and movement.


View this flyer and click to register on Parent University.(or search under “Health & Wellness” category

Middle and High School Admissions Updates

The middle school application will open the week of January 10, 2022, and the deadline to apply will be the week of February 28.

This week, middle school welcome letters were released! This personalized letter includes information on how to access your MySchools.nyc account. When you're logged in to your account, you can use MySchools to explore your child's middle school program options and save favorite programs. When the application opens, you will also use MySchools to apply.

All current fifth grade public school families will receive their child’s welcome letter in the mail. You can also get a copy from your current school counselor.

The DOE will continue to pause screening (using students’ academic records in admissions) for students entering middle school in fall 2022. For middle school programs with more applicants than seats, offers will be made using admissions priorities and random selection.

This year, arts-based programs will resume holding auditions.

RESOURCE: 2022 NYC Public School Admissions Guide

Get your copy of the 2022 NYC Public School Admissions Guide This guide onboards students and families to admissions while pointing to robust digital resources and personalized support options. Copies of the guide are available ​now in 10 languages at schools, shelters, libraries, and community organizations, as well as online at schools.nyc.gov/High, for all students and families applying to

  • 3-K (children born in 2019)

  • Pre-K (children born in 2018)

  • Kindergarten (children born in 2017)

  • Middle School (current 5th graders)

  • High School (current 8th graders)

RESOURCE: VACCINES FOR EVERYONE AGES 5 AND UP

Vaccine Details for Children Ages 5 -11

People of all ages can get COVID-19. While COVID-19 is more dangerous for adults, children are still vulnerable. With more contagious variants of the virus, more young people are getting COVID-19 and being hospitalized. Some people also have long-lasting health problems after having COVID-19, such as difficulty breathing, muscle and joint pain, headaches and tiredness.

Getting children vaccinated also helps protect others, such as grandparents and relatives who have a medical condition that increases their risk for severe COVID-19. It even helps people in your community, since being vaccinated helps stop the spread of the virus.


The Pfizer vaccine is now approved and available for children 5-11 years old in NYC


Getting children vaccinated also helps protect others, such as grandparents and relatives who have a medical condition that increases their risk for severe COVID-19. It even helps people in your community, since being vaccinated helps stop the spread of the virus.

Consent:

  • Children must have a parent or guardian's consent to get the vaccine. Children 5-15 y/o must be accompanied by an adult when they receive the vaccine, and if the child is accompanied by an adult who is not the parent or guardian, written consent or verbal consent by phone from the parent or guardian must be obtained at the time of vaccination.

    • For specific questions about school vaccinations, please discuss with your child's school

Incentives:

  • The $100 individual incentive is available to children who get vaccinated. Children may use a parent's email address to redeem their visa gift card.

  • Organizations participating in the $100 Vaccine Referral Bonus program (including PAs/PTAs) are also able to get the $100 incentive per child they refer to get vaccinated. See more information at nyc.gov/vaccineincentive

Resources:

  • YouTube: Videos from NYC Health in ten languages

  • Parent University: Live and pre-recorded classes on Covid-19 Vaccines. The courses are taught by experts from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and include updates about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as live question-and-answer sessions.


The Pfizer vaccine is now approved and available for children 5-11 years old in NYC

  • Children aged 5-17 must get Pfizer. It is the only FDA/CDC vaccine approved for children.

  • The Pfizer vaccine is 2 doses, given 21 days apart, to be fully vaccinated

  • The vaccine went through rigorous research, trials, and evaluation and is safe, free, and easily accessible in NYC.

  • Everyone aged 5+ should get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

  • Even if a child (or their parent) had COVID-19, they should still get the vaccine because it helps protect them against infection, severe illness, or death from COVID-19.

  • For more information about vaccines and children, families can go to nyc.gov/covidvaccineand see this FAQ.

  • Parents or guardians can call 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) with questions about the vaccine.

Free English Classes in L.I.C. and Astoria

Morning Classes

9:00 a.m.--12:00 noon

Tuesday , Wednesday, & Thursday

January 11th - March 29th.

Register in person on January 5th or 6th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement 10-25 41st Ave, LIC, NY 11101


Evening Classes

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

January 11th - March 29th.

Register in Person on January 3rd or 4th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at

I.S. 126 Albert Shanker School 31-51 21st Street, Astoria, NY 11106


Saturday Classes (Virtual)

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

January 22nd - March 26th

Register online : tinyurl.com/Riis-English


Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement

10-25 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Email: riisenglish@gmail.com

Call/text (862) 367-6647

Technical support /Soporte Técnico

Students/Parents if you need Technical support for DOE Devices please fill out online formEstudiantes/Padres si necesita soporte técnico para Dispositivos DOE por favor llene el formulario en línea

Department of Education Issued Device Support

To receive assistance with using devices received through the mail from the DOE.

NYC Schools Account Creation Instruction

A step by step guide to setting up your NYCschools account. Send your child' name, your name phone number and your personal email to sbecco@schools.nyc.gov to receive your unique creation code.

NYCDOE UPDATE: SUBMITTING COVID TESTING FORMS

The DOE has increased random COVID-19 testing in all schools for students in grades 1-12 from biweekly to weekly. Please provide your child's school your consent for testing.