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Friday May 8, 2020
Dear PS 38 Families,
We would like you to know that your PS 38 family misses you all. Every Year we engage
families in May Parent Teacher Conferences to discuss your child’s progress. This year,
while our circumstances may be different, we are pleased to say we will still be hosting
PTCs, however in a more flexible manner.
Please make sure to visit your child’s Google Classroom on Monday May 11 and Tuesday
May 12 to take a short survey and select a day and time that is suitable for you to meet
with your child’s teacher.
We look forward to engaging in brief meetings to share your child’s glows and grows.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support.
Partners With Families…Partners In Learning
Believing In Children...
Inspiring Young Minds,
Summer School 2020
May 20, 2020
Earlier this week, we announced our plans for summer learning, to ensure that our students can continue to engage
and receive the academic supports they need to be ready for returning to school in the fall. We are writing to you
today with an update on the summer calendar, informed by feedback from DOE communities.
For elementary and middle school students who are required or recommended to attend summer school, the
program will start one week earlier and will run from Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 11. There is no change
to the duration or structure of the program.
For high school students who are attending summer school, courses will also start one week earlier and will run
from Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 14. There is no change to the duration or structure of this program either.
For students with 12-month Individualized Education Plan (IEPs) services, there will be no change to the calendar.
Our teachers start on Wednesday, July 1 and students are expected to participate from Thursday, July 2–
Thursday, August 13.
These changes will help accelerate learning for all students. Beginning summer school earlier—closer to the end
of the regular school year—allows for continuous learning for students. Concluding programs earlier also allows
more time for continuous rest for your family in the month of August.
We appreciate your ongoing patience and flexibility as we adapt to this crisis in real time. Nothing is more
important than the health, safety, and continued academic success of your child: we thank you for your partnership
in this important endeavor now more than ever.
Richard A. Carranza
New York City Department of Education
Parents/Students- FUN INFORMATION
DOE Notices-Discipline Code
Upcoming Events This Week
SCHOOLS CLOSED - COVID-19PS38 George Cromwell School
Parent Help Needed
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!
WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE ALL THE ACTIVITIES AT PS 38 WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT!
April showers bring May flowers and P.T.A. officer elections. If you would like to be considered for nomination to a position as a P.T.A. elected officer during the 2020 – 2021 school year, please fill out the form below and return it to the P.T.A. president or a member of the nominating committee by April 5, 2020. The committee will recommend one slate (one person for each position) of eligible candidates at the April P.T.A. general membership meeting. Additional nominations will be requested from the floor. Please be sure that you are eligible for nomination.*
Helping parents with digital safety
Important School Reminders
State Exams - This year, the administration of the NY State English Language Arts, Math, and Science tests are suspended. The NYC Department of Education (DOE) is working with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) on guidance for state assessments scheduled to be administered once traditional in-school instruction resumes. However, this situation is evolving rapidly, and the DOE will work with NYSED to continue to communicate with schools as more information becomes available.
PAX means Peace
The PAX Good Behavior game teaches students to “flip on” their internal focus switch, required for any learning.
It teaches students how to work toward valued goals, and teaches them how to cooperate with each other to reach those goals.
Read.. Read... Read...
Leveled Book List
The following books are listed from easy to difficult by reading levels and can be found at www.amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.
Books that are “just right” for your child will be the ones on their level. To build fluency, have your child read books on an easier level. Books above your child’s level will be too difficult. However, a child’s listening level is usually 2-3 grade levels above their reading level. If your child is reading at a first grade level, they can listen and comprehend books at a third or fourth grade level.
Reading aloud to your child will help challenge students by introducing them to more sophisticated vocabulary and increasing their cognitive skills. In addition, reading together is a great time for parents to bond with their children and will provide opportunities for meaningful discussion. It will become a time you and your child look forward to each night!
Remember; don’t restrict your child’s reading material to only books. Provide the chance to read other types of materials (magazines, comics, newspapers, atlases, recipes, game instructions, etc.). This will allow them to discover several reading materials of interest.
For more leveled books, check out this website: http://orgs.bloomu.edu/americareads/leveledbooks/leveledbooks.html
Also, www.reallygoodstuffreading.com has a great set of Learn to Read Books for levels A-J.
For a list of leveled books, click here Leveled Book List _summer_.pdf
This Week in PAX
Hello PAX Leaders.
As PAX Leaders, we do not use our words to hurt. We use kind words.
Let's practice by always saying please and thank you.
Notes from Mrs. Chow
Have you completed your Parent Survey Yet???
There will be computers available during PTC so you can complete your NYC DOE Parent Survey.
For many years we have had 100% on these surveys. As an incentive we are giving free pretzel and homework pass when the entire class has 100 percent.
SLT-School Leadership Team
Our School Leadership Meetings are open to the school community and the public.
Helpful and Informative Websites: Check out these websites for tips, strategies, and ways you can help your child at home.
Parents Information Links
- Click here for theParent Handbook Parent Handbook.pptx
- Click here for New York City Public Schools Information
- Click here for information on our SAFE school water. LetterForSchoolsThatTestNegative 1.docx
- Click here for the 2015-2016 New York City Public School calendar
- Click here for the school menu
Parent Notices-5th Grade Parents
To be announced
Save the Date...
Sunday May 10th, channel 7, 7:00 PM - Disney Sing-Along part 2.
Where can I find....?
General- All subject, All grades
7 Bullying Intervention Tips for Families
- Increase Communication
Begin discussion that has to do with the social and online lives of your children as often as possible. Ask specific questions that can create important discussions (e.g., instead of “How was school?,” try “What was lunchtime like at your school—who do you sit with, what do you do and what do you talk about?”). You have to ensure your conduct shows how genuinely interested and open minded you are, and must not in any way see you as trying to control or invade privacy.
- Monitor Behavior
You can get to see your children under different situations by being watchful during social gatherings, volunteering at school and participating in extracurricular activities. If in any case you realize that your children are overly aggressive, vulnerable to peer pressure or show other behavior that gives you cause for concern, talk to them about your concerns and correct the behavior. Keep watch on the warning signs associated with bullying behavior (e.g., fear of attending school, social withdrawal, avoidance of or preoccupation with technology) and you can always believe that your instinct will intervene when you feel like your children are deviating.
- Facilitate Positive Social Experiences
Assist your children in selecting hobbies and friends that will make them have a good feeling about themselves. Whenever you realize that certain activities or relationships are capable of causing bad feelings or unhealthy conflicts, talk about how things can be improved and keep away from negative scenarios. Be a guide to your children in helping them make friends in different settings, by doing so they would not have to depend on only one place as their social outlet. Help your children to stay close to at least one friend— the feeling of being socially attached can help to reduce the effects of bullying.
- Promote Responsible Online Behavior
Speak with your children about behaving decently online, as well as showing respect for other people’s privacy including the negative effect of belittling others. They should also make sure that they understand how to protect their own privacy online (e.g., keep personal information, passwords and PINs confidential) and what their reaction should be when confronted with negative online behavior. Ensure to actively monitor your children activities online and assist them to set healthy limits as regards the time they spend online. When monitoring and filtering software, do not hide it and then feel you can depend on these kinds of tools as a means to directly involve yourself in your child’s online lives.
- Talk about Bullying
Feel free to discuss bullying with your children. Explain what bullying means to them in detail; let them know what it looks like and what to do when such a thing happens. Let them understand your expectations and values as far as offline and online societal behaviors is concerned, help them to understand what their own values should be as well as how they are to show it in the face of aggression and peer pressure. Talk and practice different ways in which they are to react to social cruelty, and make your children know that they are to come to you for help when they witness or happen to be involved in bullying situations.
- Be a Role Model
Have you ever thought about what kind of message you pass to your children whenever you gossip, make judgmental comments or act in an aggressive manner toward family members, friends, and the way you interact with staff in stores or drivers on the road. Make good use of technology and keep away from sending mean or biased posts and jokes. Show an example of what is takes to be an ally and to kick against both online and offline cruelty and prejudice.
- Be Involved at School
Always be in support of practices, policies and programs that encourage positive social behavior and always speak up when adults/institutions no longer sustains their duty of protecting children and maintaining a safe environment. Don’t wait until your child is the target to get involved and speak up.