March Merriment

We had a lot of fun this March. We celebrated Dr Seuss Week and Green Day across all of our sites and our remote classes and introduced Fun Friday afternoon activities!

Wishing our entire P255Q Community a fabulous Spring break and looking forward to seeing everyone whether in person or online on April 5th.

Black History Month at P255Q

Throughout February all sites spent some time focussing on the valuable contribution of black artists, musicians, scientists, civil rights activists and other notable African Americans to US history. Here are some photos of our work.

P255Q Holiday Food Drive

Hands putting food into a box marked donations.

Many of our neighbors in NYC will go hungry due to circumstances related to the COVID crisis. P255Q has launched a food drive  to support CITY HARVEST and we hope you will join us by making a healthy food donation.  If you are able to participate, it couldn’t be easier to do. 

Pick out and purchase the food you would like to donate and it will be delivered directly to CITY HARVEST once the drive is over. People struggling with food insecurity also struggle with high rates of diet related health issues due to lack of access to healthy food. Our food drive is designed to help them with the kind of food they really need. Thanks for your support!

Our food drive link is ready!! Visit the webpage P255Q Holiday Food Drive 2020

School Reopening December 2020

We hope you and your loved ones ​are safe and healthy. We appreciate your ongoing flexibility as we work to reopen school buildings safely. 

This is the schedule for when school buildings reopen for in-person learning. As Chancellor Richard Carranza announced on November 29, all blended learning students across all grade levels in District 75 will return to in-person instruction beginning Thursday, December 10. 

IMPORTANT: If your child is in Grade 1 or above and you opted for in-person learning, below you will find the upcoming cohort schedule and additional information about completing consent or exemption forms:

You can find consent forms and student disability exempt forms here.

Please note that one of these consent forms is required in order for your child to be able to participate in in-person learning** If a form is not submitted, your child will be moved to REMOTE only LEARNING.

Please note: Kindergarten students are EXEMPT from ALL COVID testing. These forms are NOT required for Kindergarten students.

 December Schedule

  • 12/10-Cohort B                       12/17-Cohort B                                  
  • 12/11-Cohort B                       12/18-Cohort B
  • 12/14-Cohort A                       12/21-Cohort B
  • 12/15-Cohort A                       12/22-Cohort A
  • 12/16-Cohort A                       12/23-Cohort A
  • Schools will be closed from December 24t January 1st for Winter Recess.

If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Nora Eckert at Neckert2@schools.nyc.gov and join me at a parent forum on Wednesday, December 9th at 5:30pm for an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Here is the registration link:

When: Dec 9, 2020 05:30 PM

**Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcOmgqjovGt0Ie10Ygi4XPKXJCyTbUz-I

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sincerely, 

Gregg Lopez

Remote Learning

On behalf of our school’s administrative team and staff, we want to thank you for partnering with us as we journey through the 2020-2021 school year. On Wednesday 18th November, we received the news that schools in the NYCDOE will be operating with full time remote instruction for all students. The purpose of this letter is to give you an outline of what to expect while our buildings are closed. Please know you can always contact us at any time and we will be in constant communication as we proceed.

  • All students regardless of their cohort assignment will be expected to participate in remote learning everyday with their classroom teacher and cluster teachers using the google classroom platform
  • Related Service Providers will continue to follow the same schedules they set up for your child and all services will be provided remotely
  • The school day for all students will remain the same starting at 8:30am and ending at 2:00pm
  • Teacher office hours will be from 2:00-2:20pm everyday which will allow for you to communicate and engage with your child’s teachers

Please make every effort to have your child participate in live learning sessions offered throughout the school day

  • morning group lessons
  • one to one sessions scheduled with classroom teacher
  • cluster group lessons
  • classroom group lessons
  • related services (speech, OT, PT) and ENL services

By 8:30am daily, work and/or activities will be posted in your child’s google classroom for your child to complete throughout the day

We understand this shift from blended to remote learning is challenging and your child’s team will work with you as best as possible to encourage daily attendance and engagement. Please make sure that your child participates in the live sessions that we have mentioned above. We are here to support you in any way that we can. Please see the attached schedule on the next page for your reference.

Thank you,

Gregg Lopez

Principal

Time to Vote!

Vote badge

Calling all P255Q parents! P255Q PTA is holding our virtual PTA Elections on Thursday, October 29th at 5:30PM! We are excited to elect our leadership for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that our meeting will be hosted on Zoom.

Before the meeting we have to verify you are eligible to vote, please complete the Election Verification form here: https://tinyurl.com/y4n5k4gw

Voter verification is done by our Parent Coordinator, Nora Eckert.

***The verification form will be closed by 1 PM on October 29th to allow confirmations to be sent in a timely manner.***

Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with your unique ID code and the Zoom meeting link. If you have any questions on the Voting Verification process please contact Nora Eckert, Parent Coordinator at Neckert2@schools.nyc.gov

If you are interested in running for one of the PTA Executive Board positions, nominations will be open on the election floor on the evening of October 29th. If you have any questions on the PTA Election process please email us at: 75Q255PA@schools.nyc.gov

When you join the Zoom meeting please rename yourself to your unique ID code.

We look forward to your participation and appreciate your continued support of the P255Q PTA.

First Day of Blended Learning Sept 21st

As we approach the first day of In-person blended learning, please be take note of the following:

1. Please be aware of your child’s Cohort. Monday, September 21st is for COHORT A only. COHORT B will be remote. 

2.Although busses may come to your home, only COHORT A students should come to school. Please do not put your child on the bus if they are in COHORT B. 

3.Before the start of school, please consider the following:School-based staff and students cannot report to school if they have:

  • -Been knowingly in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with
    anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19
    or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19.
  • -Tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the past 14
    days.
  • -Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature of
    greater than 100.0°F, in the past 14 days.
  • -Traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community
    transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in
    the past 14 days.

We are really looking forward to having our students in school with us again. We will do our best to make it a safe, fun, educational experience for all.

School Reopening Updates

Dear Parents,
I hope that you all had a wonderful summer. As the first day of school is fast
approaching, we have new information about the start of the new school year. NYC
has delayed the reopening of schools to Sept 21st in order to allow more time to
make schools as safe as possible.

  • All Remote instruction begins: Sept. 16th 2020 (Including all in-school students for 3 days only)
  • School buildings open for blending learning: Sept. 21st 2020
  • If your child is in Cohort A (Tuesday and Wednesday), your child will begin in person learning on Monday, September 21st.
  • If your child is in Cohort B (Thursday and Friday), they will begin in person learning on Thursday, September 24th.


Additional information will be shared during our upcoming Town Hall on September 10th at 1.30pm. Please ensure that you email our Parent Coordinator at Neckert2@schools.nyc.gov if you are not a part of the email distribution list.

You can find out how to get yourself and your child tested for COVID-19 here.