Upcoming Events

January 26, 5:30 PM 

Parent University

Family Fun Night

January 26, 7:30 PM 

How to Explain COVID 19 to Children Workshop

January 30, 9:00-1:00 PM 


February 1, 11:15 AM 

Building Council Safety Committee Meeting

February 8, 6:00 PM 

Parent University

CECC Roles & Responsibilities

February 9, 9:00 AM 

PA General Meeting

via Zoom

February 10 


February 11, 5:30 PM 

IDC Meeting

via Zoom


Community building is the focus of the Friends of MSC mission this year.

We are all busy parents, but every little bit helps - our strength is in coming together! There are many opportunities to share your time, talent, and treasure to support our school, our students, and our community. Find a committee you might want to join, or maybe there’s one you’d like to start yourself.

I want to volunteer!

You are the heart of MSC.

Family Outreach Committee

Friends of MSC is developing a Family Outreach Committee to expand  communication with families during this unprecedented school year.

Now seeking volunteers for our version of phone banking--calling fellow families, asking how they are, and how the Friends of MSC might support them during this time.

If you are interested, please click here to sign up or for more information.  

Relatives & Special Friends Day

Relatives & Special Friends Day is going virtual!

Seeking volunteers to help us take this community building event out of the halls and onto the screen this spring. If you enjoy editing videos or know your way around Zoom, we could use your help!

If you are interested, let us know here.

Chalk the Walk!

 Let's show our amazing teachers and staff the love!

Join us on Wednesday, February 10 (weather permitting) to Chalk the Walk.

School will be in session, so plan to draw between 9:30am-2:00pm or after 4:00pm. And don't forget to BYOC! (bring your own chalk)

Need some inspiration? Check out these message ideas!

DOE Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

Share your experiences about learning in NYC public schools!  Take our survey to help us plan for the future. All students in grades 6–12 and parents/guardians and teachers of students in grades 3-K through12 are invited to participate in the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey.  

Your feedback on remote learning, technology, how DOE is communicating, and health and safety in our schools will help us plan both remote and in-person learning. 

DOE Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

If you need help completing the survey, please call 311.

The survey is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Once you are at the survey, you can select your preferred language in the top left corner of the survey screen.

How to Explain COVID 19 to Children Workshop

Tuesday, January 26th • 7:30-8:30 pm

On Tuesday, January 26, DOE will host a workshop from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST on “How children come to understand illness and how to explain COVID 19 to them.”

This presentation focuses on explaining COVID to children (including young children and those with ID and NDD). Subsequent sessions focus on practical suggestions on how to help children cope with associated distress, how to explain death to children, coping strategies for families of children with special needs, and the importance of adults taking care of themselves.

Presenters David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director, National Center For School Crisis And Bereavement Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Host Jose Rios Lua, Director of Family Empowerment and Communications, Chief Academic Office.

Click Here for More Information

Building Council Safety Committee Meeting

Monday, February 1st • 11:15am • Google Meet

Every year, one of the Building Council Safety Committee meetings is public. The meeting will be hosted by M258.  

Per Chancelors Regulations A-414, the School Safety Committee plays an essential role in the establishment of safety procedures, the communication of expectations and responsibilities of students and staff, and the design of prevention and intervention strategies and programs specific to the needs of the school.  The committee is responsible for addressing safety matters on an ongoing basis and making appropriate recommendations to the Principal when it identifies the need for additional security measures, intervention, training, etc.

Building Council Safety Committe Meeting Google Meet

or by phone ‪(US) +1 786-701-0360‬ PIN: ‪561 688 024‬#

Intrepid Museum's Free Events for Families

Join an Intrepid Museum educator each week as we explore history, science and ingenuity online together. Virtual Intrepid Adventure Programs are family-friendly and engage all ages. We request that adults participate in the program with their children. Programs run between 45 minutes and one hour. Advance registration for this drop-in online program is required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when applicable.

Click Here for More Information

Parent University

Parent University is a course registration and management system where NYC families can find free training on a wide range of topics.

Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood, and seeks to educate and empower them as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities.

For more information, including flyers in different languages, please visit the DOE’s Office of Family and Community Empowerment.

Haven't joined us yet? Watch this short tutorial to learn how to create an account. Then go to parentu.schools.nyc to log in and enroll in one of our upcoming live, web-based courses!

  • Family Fun Night: A Day in the Life of Literacy • 1/26/21 @ 5:30pm
  • CCEC Roles and Responsibilities • 2/8/2021 @ 6:00 pm


January 30 • 9:00am - 1:00pm

Register Here

INCLUDEnyc is a non-profit providing training and information for young people with any disability (age 0-26) in New York City, their families, and the professionals who support them.

Learn more about organizations and programs supporting young people with disabilities. Based on your preference, connect with representatives via chat, audio, or video to learn more about Summer Camps,  After School, Recreation, Athletics, Art, Dance, and Music Transition Services and College Supports and Services.

Click Here For More Information

Child Mind Institute Caregiver Support Workshops

The Child Mind Institute will be hosting Caregiver Support Workshops. These workshop series are designed to provide families with proactive strategies to use to support your child’s mental health and learning needs while virtually learning from home. They are available at no cost to all NYC DOE parents and caregivers.

For additional resources, please visit The Child Mind Institute at: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/.

Roads to Success Brooklyn Music School Partnership

Roads to Success Virtual Playdates

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