Falcon Family Weekly

P.S. 199Q's Virtual Newsletter Vol. 8

Welcome P.S. 199

Information for Families


Each week, we will be providing you with a weekly newsletter to share facts and up to date information regarding remote learning, support with Google Classroom, resources available for you and your family as well as give you some suggestions of recreational and cultural virtual events.


We will continue to monitor the corona virus situation carefully and follow all guidelines set by our District and State Health Department.


**************IMPORTANT INFORMATION*************

PARENTS,

IF YOU HAVE NOT SET UP A MYSCHOOLS ACCOUNT FOR YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN, PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY. YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO VIEW YOUR CHILD'S REPORT CARD ON YOUR MYSCHOOLS ACCOUNT. YOU NEED YOUR CHILD'S UNIQUE ACCOUNT CREATION CODE AND SCHOOL ID NUMBER TO CREATE THE ACCOUNT. PLEASE LET A SCHOOL STAFF MEMBER KNOW YOU NEED TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!



Greetings Parents.

Join Ms. Becco in the

P.S. 199 Virtual Family Room.

We will meet on Tuesday, June16, 2020 at 2:15 p.m. for conversation on current events, updated information regarding remote learning and summer school.


Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/jbg-gwmh-rmv


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 832-280-4617‬ PIN: ‪248 310 531‬#


PS 199 Virtual Family Room


Description:Any updates about Summer School and September and conversation regarding the protest over the recent police killings. "How do we talk to our children about the protest?"


PLEASE COMPLETE A RETURN TO SCHOOL SURVEY

USE THIS LINK

schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 Survey


Parent Engagement Events

Below is the list of FACE’s parent engagement events for June. We will follow-up with more details and links as the dates for the events approach.


  • Chancellor’s Town Hall with CEC 14

Monday, June 15th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Parent Forum on Special Education

Tuesday, June 16th from 6pm - 8pm

  • Chancellor’s Town Hall, TBD

  • Wednesday, June 24th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Chancellor’s Town Hall, TBD

  • Monday, June 29th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm


The Watch Party Wednesday series continues this Wednesday, June 17th, at 10am - 11:00am with special guests from Workforce1 Career Center!

The Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System helps New Yorkers prepare for, and connect to, jobs across New York City’s five boroughs and in every sector of the economy. Through the Virtual Workforce1 Career Center system, they are available via phone/ web to help your families find jobs and prepare them for the workforce

Log on and learn about the available resources that include:


1. Employment Opportunities

2. Programs/Services

3. Q/A sessions with the Workforce1 Career Center experts

To log on-

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzExNGE1MmEtYzZhMC00NWI5LWE4YjktM2ZjNDBhNWY5NDQ0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2218492cb7-ef45-4561-8571-0c42e5f7ac07%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2226c03ecb-71f5-40b4-8964-78baaacf656b%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d



All NYC Public School Families to Receive $420 Per Child


More than $880 million in additional food assistance will go to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The food benefit, which is part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, will be issued in June. If you already have an EBT card, you'll receive the funds automatically in early June. If you don't already receive food benefits, you will receive a notice from the state in the mail explaining when and how you'll receive your food benefit, which should come through in late June.


You can find more information on the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website.


Dial-a-Teacher


Dial-a-Teacher is back! https://tutor.dialateacher.org/

  • What: Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers

  • Where: Visit tutor.dialateacher.org, fill out the form and get a call from a teacher

  • Who: Students in kindergarten through 5th grade

  • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session

  • Languages spoken: English

  • Subjects available: English and math





Family Welcome Centers and P311

DOE is committed to keeping regular communication channels in place for families to the fullest extent possible, while ensuring we are keeping our staff safe. FWC staff are available by email, contact information by borough below, and are prepared to assist with enrollment and placement of new admissions, questions around admissions, information about offers, and waitlists. Families can receive direct support from a FWC staff member by e-mailing your questions to: Queens: queensfwc@schools.nyc.gov



Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)—

PMIS is a rare condition that is not contagious. However, because it is life-threatening, it is important to know the signs. Most children have a persistent, high fever lasting several days, along with other symptoms, including:


Irritability or sluggishness

Abdominal pain without another explanation

Diarrhea

Vomiting

Rash

Conjunctivitis, or red or pink eyes

Enlarged lymph node (“gland”) on one side of the neck

Red, cracked lips or red tongue that looks like a strawberry

Swollen hands and feet, which might also be red


You should call your doctor if your child becomes ill and has had continued fever.

Your doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and use that information to

recommend next steps. If your child is severely ill, you should go to the nearest

emergency room or call 911 immediately.


Google Classroom Tutorial (Spanish, Chinese, English)

Our Queens North Executive Superintendent’s team filmed a tutorial for parents on how to use google classroom in Spanish, Chinese and English. That tutorial is available here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLON_Ndz-asFTvNS3ODimsVtFom_nywSJR




Launch of Remote Learning Technical Support Ticket System for Families

The DOE is launching a family-facing Remote Learning Technical Support ticket system. Families (or someone on their behalf) can submit requests for technical support for a broad range of issues, including application support, lost, stolen, or broken devices, and delivery status, though the Technical Support for Families page. Note that when families select a topic and issue in the ticket submission form, the form will automatically list common resolutions to technical support problems; if the suggested resolutions do not resolve the family’s issue, they can continue to submit a tech support ticket by completing the form.


This family-facing system, and the DOE staff remote learning support ticket system, is intended to replace emails to the SchoolDevices@schools.nyc.gov inbox.



Meal Hubs


We are serving over 450,000 New Yorkers daily at our grab and go meal hubs, where people can pick up three free meals a day. At select locations, we serve halal, kosher, and vegetarian meals. The grab and go meal hubs are open from 7:30am – 1:30 pm. To learn the location of the nearest grab and go meal site, please visit our website at www. schools. nyc.gov or text COMIDA or FOOD to 877-877.


Face-to-Face Letters and Guidance for Sharing Records with Families


During this time, when schools are not physically in session, the Human Resources Administration (HRA) will no longer require or ask for “face-to-face” letters as evidence of family composition letters from families who are applying for Cash Assistance (CA) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For more information about accessing records during remote learning, please

visit here.



Local Food Pantries


St. Teresa Church

50-20 45th Street

Distributes food on Tuesdays from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


St Raphael Church

35-20 GreenPoint Avenue

Distributes food on Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and

on Saturdays 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Below are some local food pantries that are run by The Food Bank of New York. Please call ahead to confirm times of distribution.


First Baptist Church 100-10 Astoria Blvd, 718-565-2940- Saturdays 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm Phone: (718) 565-6115


Mt. Horeb Baptist Church 109-20 34th Ave. Phone:(718) 639-9066


Elmcor Youth Center 107-20 Northern Blvd, 718-651-0096- Wednesdays

12:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Corona SDA Church 35-30 103rd St., 718-651-4534- Sundays 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm


Northeastern Conference Adventist Community Services 99-13 Northern Blvd.,

(347 )-527-2444- Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm


The Voices of Hagar 95-18 Northern Blvd., (917) 941-5809- Tuesdays 10:00 am- 1:30 pm


La Jornada 133-36 Roosevelt Ave.- Saturdays 9:00 am- 2:00 pm


Make The Road New York 92-10 Roosevelt Ave, 866-365-2724 Extension 333- Wednesdays 9:30 am- 2:30 pm (By Appointment Only)


Corpus Christi Food Pantry 31-31 60th St., 718-278-8114- Wednesdays 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.


Please remember to bring photo identification.


NYC Food Delivery Assistance

: https://cv19engagementportal.cityofnewyork.us/#/display/5e7555117ad6750216160409
The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. This website is intended for individuals and families who meet all of the following criteria as a result of the COVID-19 emergency:

- No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound.

- No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you.

- Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (incl. Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver); and

- You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery

Households that qualify may place an order once every two days. Each order will contain two days of meals (4 meals per person in the household, but no household will receive more than 8 meals per delivery).


Maintaining Emotional Wellness


NYC Well • Free, confidential, 24/7 mental health support by speaking to a local counselor via phone, text, or chat in more than 200 languages. • 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) • Text WELL to 65173


Crisis Text Line

Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, with free, 24/7 support and information via text.

• Text “Got5” to 741-741

https://www.crisistextline.org/


National Domestic Violence Hotline

• Support for people with experiences of domestic violence. Resources for those quarantined with their abuser. 1 800 273-8255.



NYC DOE wants your feedback!

Take the remote learning survey to share your experiences with learning at home.


All students in grades 6 -12 and parents/ guardians of students in grades 3k through 12 are invited to participate in the Remote Learning Survey.

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, June 26, 2020.


Survey feedback will help schools support students and families at home.

Visit our school's website at ps199q.org or visit schools.nyc.gov/RLSurvey to take the survey NOW!

If you need help completing the survey, please call 311



For important updates, we will continue to notify you in the following ways:

School Messenger Calls and Emails, our website ps199q.org, Twitter@ PS_199Q and PTA's Facebook page.


Please contact with questions or concerns,

Stacey Becco

Parent Coordinator

Email: sbecco@schools.nyc.gov,

Cellphone: (646) 400-9174


P.S. 199 Remote Phone Number: (516) 366-1006. Lines are open 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Greetings from Mr Daliposki

Good morning P.S. 199,


For Families and Caregivers:

  • Learn at Home pages: Parents, guardians, and caregivers can access these pages on the DOE website for information, hands-on activities, and technical tools to support their children’s remote learning. Search under Activities for Students to find resources to support PE, physical activity, and health.
  • Wellness Wednesdays NYC: The DOE started Wellness Wednesdays to help students and families learn skills and habits that can promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being during challenging times. Find new activities, online resources, and a workout of the day posted on the DOE website each Wednesday, focused on a different theme.


Have a great week!

Greetings from PS 199 PTA


HAVE A GREAT WEEK P.S. 199

Please check our Facebook page for upcoming events and happenings with the PTA.

PRE ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES NOW!! DEADLINE JULY 1ST.

Parents you can conveniently pre-order supplies from 1st. Day School Supplies. They have all the supply lists for each grade and will deliver the box of supplies required, directly to the school before the 1st. day school reopens.

Please also note that if schools do not open, we will add $6 to each order for home delivery.

Please use the link below:


https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1178268

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Department of Education Issued Device Support

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

FOOD RESOURCE GUIDE For Long Island City and Astoria

As New York City faces increasing closures and changes to everyday life due to coronavirus COVID-19, the HUNTER COLLEGE NYC FOOD POLICY CENTER aims to provide additional resources and support to community members whose lives are impacted by COVID-19.