May 3 - 7

This year, more than ever, we want to show how appreciative we are for our TRULY PHENOMENAL TEACHERS & TEACHING STAFF!  

Here's how you can show your appreciation.....

Monday, May 3

What: All teachers & staff will receive breakfast bags as a thank you from the PA.

Tuesday, May 4

When:  8:50am drop & 2:20pm dismissal

What:  Appreciation Applause - Show our appreciation by clapping for our fabulous teachers at arrival & dismissal.

Wednesday, May 5

When:  Whenever you want 

What:  Padlet Praise - Have your child add a note of thanks. It's super easy -  click on the bottom right plus sign and add your comment. 

Thursday, May 6

When:  8:50am drop & 2:20pm dismissal

What:  Appreciation Applause - Show our appreciation by clapping for our fabulous teachers at arrival & dismissal.

Friday, May 7

What: All teachers & staff will receive cookie bags as a thank you from the PA .

New York City’s teachers have shown up for our students, families, and City in so many ways this past year. Teacher Appreciation Week is a time for us to show up for them.  

The DOE invites students, families, and other members of the community to take a moment to thank a teacher today! 

 Visit our website at, where you can send a note of appreciation to the teachers making a difference in your life.   

You can also share your gratitude on social media using the hashtag #ThankaTeacherNYC.

First Annual MSC

May 1- June 4th.

The Fun (Run) has already begun and registration is still open!

You should have received a google doc from your class parent to track your miles. You can guess/estimate your miles or use a number of apps (Nike Run Club, Run with app, Run keeper, puma track, Strava running and cycling)

Whether you scoot, bike, roll, walk, or run you're showing school spirit with every move you make and every step you take.

 Register here and support your class team.

Teacher Appreciation Chalk the Walk Pictures

Thank you to everyone who came out to show our incredible teaching staff some love!

Photos Courtesy of J. Goldman

Parent Voting for Council Representatives Info

Voting for Council Representatives runs May 1 and ends May 11! Parents will vote for the councils that serve their children using their NYC Schools Account. To vote, parents will need to have an NYC Schools Account  that has all of their students registered. Parents can join a virtual Candidate Forum to hear what the candidates have to say, or watch a recording of the Forum. 

Watch How to Vote in the 2021 NYCDOE CCEC Elections for an overview of the CCECs and voting process.

Check out the DOE’s CCEC Elections website, for updated information about Candidates, Candidate Forums, Recorded Candidate Forumsand Campaign Guidelines.

DOE Summer Rising Applications Now Open

For the first time ever, the City will use theCommunity Schools strategyto integrate the New York City Department of Education’s (NYCDOE’s) academic supports and DYCD’s school-based enrichment programming to create a comprehensive summer program: Summer Rising.

This will be the City’s free, summer plan for any child in grades K-12 including students with disabilities, who wants to participate. Applications for free Summer Rising in-person programs (grades K-8) are now open. Families can sign up through the Discover DYCD website

  • Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences for students K-8.

  • Students with 12-month IEPs will be contacted about participating in their IEP-recommended programs and about their learning preferences (remote or in person)

  • High school programs may be in-person or remote, depending on the subject area and community needs. High schools will design programs locally to meet the unique needs of older students. High schools will reach out to students in the coming weeks to discuss participation.

You can find the Summer Rising Calendar, Commonly Asked Questions, and more information on the Summer Rising Program on the DOE website.

DOE Wide Open School

Wide Open School, powered by Common Sense, is a NYC DOE-approved website with learning activities for students. Activities are free and available for all subjects for preschool - grade 12.

Families can find support for learning at home, like tips for keeping kids focused and helpful information about using online learning tools. Families can also find an overview of the units their children are studying throughout the year in grades K-8 with high school coming soon.

When to use Wide Open School:

  • To engage with your child about what your child is learning at school.

  • To help parents with conversations at teacher conferences.

  • As a backup plan when the school is having closures or technical difficulties. 

  • When looking for free after-school or summer activities.

  • When looking for family tips for learning at home.

To learn more about Wide Open School's tools and resources, visit:

Last Chance! STEM Inquiry May Series

May is here! STEM Inquiry invites your child to join the NEW MAY Series of Science Explorers! In these virtual, live, small group, five-class series, we'll explore gears, do light experiments, design kaleidoscopes, plant rainbow chard sprouts and harvest, build mechanisms, invent, and make enriching math, literacy, and STEM connections! The 5-class series costs $229 using $20 discount with Coupon Code: EarlySTEM. (Includes materials).

Register this week! Series begin week of May 10.

Sign Up for Science Explorers

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Alison Papalia &

Linda Saffire

Co-Vice Presidents

Liz Green &

Rachel Connors Phillippe


Rahsaan Harris &

Barrett Schlotthauer



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