September Breakfast/Lunch Menu
Parents, do you ever wonder what your child will have for breakfast and lunch? Are you worried about any allergies? Each month the school foods calendar will be posted so you know!
IMPORTANT! Admission and Dismissal Procedures
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
Did you miss our Bedtime Math workshop...?
Our Bedtime Math workshop was very popular and a lot of parents have asked for the PowerPoint presentation. It's here, just below (in PDF format)
What is the PS 88 School Leadership Team?
The School Leadership Team is made up of teachers, parents, the PTA president, and our schools administration. The team develops ideas and programs for our students, discusses school issues, helps to develop the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP), among other pertinent tasks. The SLT meets once a month- 10 times during the school year. A stipend is paid to each member upon completing the required hours and attendance at the meetings.
If you are the primary parent/guardian of a student here at PS 88 and are interested in joining or receiving more information regarding our school’s SLT team, please click on the googledoc link below and input all requested information. Someone will get back to you in a timely manner.
We wish you a restful vacation and look forward to connecting with each of our PS 88 families in September.
New York City provides families with quick access to important school data. Please click on the following link to view the following documents:
- School Quality Review
- School Quality Snapshot
- School Quality Guide
- NYC Environmental School Survey
- Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP)
- School Budget
- N.Y. State Report Card
- Annual Arts Survey
P.S. 88 Superhero Wall of Fame
Welcome to the P.S. 88 SUPERHERO WALL OF FAME!
In September, PS 88 paparazzi photographed these superhero dads, walking their children to school! Enjoy the photos from last year’s grand event.
At P.S. 88, we love to celebrate our students' achievement. Sometimes the achievement is for perfect attendance, sometimes for becoming student of the month or Ambassador of Peace, and sometimes for their excellent scores on the New York State exams.
Here is our photo gallery for those students achieving a 4 on one or both of the 2015-16 New York State exams:
Tips To Avoid Catching The Flu 😷
The single best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated each year, but healthy habits and other measures can also help. Download the NYC Department of Health’s flyer to learn how you can protect your family.
Parents, Learn English Online For Free!
Hi, it Maggie Ramos, your parent coordinator. Do you want to improve your English but you just don't have time to attend a class? Easy World of English easyworldofenglish.com is a free, online resource that may be just what you need. Try it, and let me know how you like it!
R.I.P. Low Expectations!!!
Have you seen our thriller?
It's not easy being a parent. There's no manual to tell you what you have to do. There is, though, Parent Toolkit, the next best thing.
Parent Toolkit promotes itself as a way to "help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage."
Try it out for yourself: http://www.parenttoolkit.com/
Are you interested in being a parent volunteer during lunchtime and recess? Volunteers will monitor students to make the atmosphere more safe and caring for all our students and engage students in indoor and outdoor play. Look for additional details in a memo that will be backpacked home this week.
Growing Up NYC
Of course New York has a lot of things to do, but how do you find out everything that's going on for your child? I'm Maggie Ramos, your parent coordinator, and look what I've found for you! https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/
Simply select your child's age group to find out everything you can take advantage of. Maybe I'll run into you at one of these events!
Free Lunch For Everyone
We are pleased to announce that, beginning on the first day of school, lunch is free to all students in all of our schools, regardless of income eligibility. This means that all meals – both breakfast and lunch – served by the Department of Education’s SchoolFood program will be at no cost to families.
This announcement builds on the City’s effort to improve the atmosphere and experience for students in our school cafeterias.
English Classes for Parents at P.S. 88
Hi Parents. It's me, Maggie Ramos, inviting you to our English language classes for parents, right here at P.S. 88. Download the flyer right below to find out more.....
Meet Mr. Tripotseris, Phys. Ed. Teacher
I am the new Physical Education Teacher at P.S. 88! I am very excited to be teaching your children skills & health related fitness concepts, so that they are able to take this information at a young age and apply it to their daily lives.
My goal as an educator is to create an environment full of positive energy, so that each child has every opportunity to be successful and make progress throughout the year. Each week, we will introduce a new skill that will be our primary focus and your child will be able to take on challenging tasks based on their current skill level. Your child will be exposed to a wide variety of sports, which will also encourage positive qualities like teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship and respect.
Fifth Grade Departmentalization Parent Resource
During the 2017-2018 school year, P.S. 88 will continue with the fifth grade departmentalization. For more information on what departmentalizing is and how you can support your child, please view the attached resource. We welcome any feedback you may have on your child's program thus far and look forward to working with you in making this initiative a success!
If you have any further questions, concerns or just need clarification on any of the information in the powerpoint, please reach out to your child's teacher today or you can contact Ms. Palesty
Meet Ms. Dukagjini, Guidance Counselor
It is with great pleasure that I am joining the P.S. 88 community! After having been a counselor in high schools, I am happy to return to my roots of working with younger children. My years of teaching in an elementary school have greatly helped to inform my practices with assisting students, teachers and parents so children can reach their highest potential while having a positive experience at school!
I am eager to collaborate with the P.S. 88 team in further enhancing the amazing programs that are already in place as well as being a valuable resource in helping students to improve and feel successful. My intentions are to be accessible and helpful to everyone so I can be integral part of making P.S. 88 the best it can be!
I am delighted to inform you that our school has been selected to participate in the School Mental Health Consultant Program and will begin to receive services during the second phase of the program roll out, starting this academic year, in September.
Meet Ms. Ferguson, Grade 2 ICT Teacher
My name is Ms. Ferguson and I’m excited to be part of the P.S 88 community! I look forward to collaborating with you all! My philosophy in regard to education is that there is no such thing as one specific type of learner. Through many years of practice, I wholeheartedly feel that we all have unique needs and require supports to teach us in the ways in which we learn best as individuals. One way I achieve this is by providing multiple entry points for my students during lessons and small group work.
Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools, has the most current information regarding the City’s public schools. The guide contains: important dates, details about enrolling in City schools, who to speak to in schools when you have concerns, grade-specific learning expectations, transportation options for students, and how to obtain financial aid for college.
Read about it in your language! Click one of the links below.
Other languages are available here. Sorry, New York City doesn't offer a Polish version.
NYC School Food App
What's my child having for lunch today? Are these meals nutritious? These are some of the things you can find out on New York City's SchoolFood app! Available for iPhone and Android.
Students in grades 3-8 will receive number grades ranging from 0-100, instead of the 1-4 grading system of the past. A breakdown of the new grading system is attached here, just below. This document will help you understand your child's grades this year.
What is your child expected to know by the end of the year?
New York State has set standards that each child is expected to meet. These standards are written in academic language to help teachers guide instruction. Mrs. Mendez points us to a more friendly version of these standards.
Free Vision Resources
Do you or your child need glasses but they are too expensive to afford at the moment? Any of the several organizations listed below may be able to help.
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's GOALS for Girls program
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's GOALS for Girls program invites you to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math at the fifth annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Enjoy hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and engaging discussions provided by science-rich organizations, colleges, and NYC public school students.
By Melissa Womble, Melanie Vasques, Victoria Varga, Asma Abdullah, (class 3-302) & Cindy Truong (5-410)
My partners and I (Melissa) did a survey with some students in grades K through 3 on what their favorite Spring fruit is. The choices were: strawberries, oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi, and grapefruit.
Universal Pre-K Registration
If your child was born in 2014, now the time to enroll your child in free universal Pre-k.
Apply online: schools.nyc.gov/applyonline
In this month's Seneca Scoop, students talk about the traditional dishes that their parents prepare for them, direct from their native countries!
Oriz dhe qumësht (Albania), by Viktora Pepaj, Class 4-408; Shawarma (Egypt) by Maria Farag, Class 4-407; Zarda (Pakistan) by Zaryab Khan, Class 4-408; Pita/Pie (Montenegro) by Emina Sinanaj, Class 4-222; Couscous (Morocco) by Ayoub Elmouchin, Class 4-407; Dumplings (Vitenam/China) by Helen Truong, Class 4-222; Pierogis (Poland) by Victoria Dawidowics, Class 4-224
Important! Lead Levels In Drinking Water at P.S. 88
This is a follow up to my December 19 letter outlining the additional measures the New York City Department of Education (DOE) is taking to ensure that the water in New York City schools is safe for students and staff.
By Matthew Rozowski & Mateusz Wargacki, both from 4-408 (re-printed from The Seneca Scoop)
My partner Mateusz and I (Matthew) interviewed Mr. Canales about the Daddy’s Club. Mr. Canales told us that he and Ms. Ramos created the club. He said, “We are trying to involve as many dads as possible.
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