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.
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.
Breakfast with Ms. Linda
By Cindy Truong, Sydney Lieuw & Izabela Tabaka (Class 5-410)
re-printed from The Seneca Scoop
My partners and I (Cindy) interviewed Ms. Linda about the school Breakfast Program. Ms. Linda told us that students need to swipe a DOE card given to them in order to eat a free breakfast. Ms. Linda said, “People are wondering why we are using cards.
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
P.S. 88 Cell Phone Policy
P.S. 88Q has a new cell phone policy. Read the guidelines in the attachment below.
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.
MRS. BRODSKY ON ENGAGING STUDENTS
by Matthew Campoverde & Danilo Zapata, both from 5-403 (re-printed from the Seneca Scoop)
My partners and I (Matthew) interviewed Ms. Brodsky (K-124) on how her students are engaged in learning. She responded by stating, “I can tell if my students have learned the material based on how
Reality Of A Parent-Teacher Conference
MS. SCHATZ ON ENGAGING HER CLASS
by Daniella DiSanti, Rachel Chen, & Jolly Zheng, all from 5-403 (re-printed from the Seneca Scoop)
Recently, my partners and I (Daniella), interviewed Ms. Schatz (3-410) on how she engages her class. She replied with, "When I plan a lesson, I think of
Mr. Math Blog: A Great Resource for Grades 3-5
So what do you do when your child doesn't understand the math homework? Marina, from class 4-224 knows. Several parents attended a workshop, led by both Mrs. LoBosco and Marina, where they presented video from Mr. Math Blog: www.mrmathblog.com. These videos explain complex math in a child-friendly way, and it all aligns to the math program we use here at P.S. 88Q! We hope you find this useful, as well.
Safe & Caring Update
by Natalia Benenati, Jalynn Buchanan, & Doaa Abdulla, all from 5-404 (Re-printed from the Seneca Scoop.)
We interviewed Mrs. Sharabi about for her views on the Safe and Caring Program. She believes the Safe and Caring Program has reduced the amount of bullying in the school. She said, “Many students have written about how helpful the program has been in dealing with bullies.”
Outdoor Recess is Back!
Maia Kurti, Sydney Lieuw, & Patrick Kawulok, all from 5-410
My partners, Sydney, Patrick and I (Maia), interviewed Mr. Quintana on the PS 88 Recess Program. He explained to us that recess isn't new and that we have always had it, but not on a regular schedule. Mr. Quintana told us that recess takes place in the school yard, at lunch time, and provides lots of games and activities for the children.
Student Suggested Websites (Part 1)
(by Julia Baran, Class 4-407. Re-printed from The Seneca Scoop)
The Hub network is an awesome website. There is so much to do at this site. You can vote for your favorite little pony. There are Transformers Rescue Bots, Little Pet Shop, Pound Puppies, Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake games.
Citizenship Class and Immigration Services at St. Brigid's Church
St. Brigid's Church offers a range of free and low-cost services to help the immigrant community. Father Kelly is a practicing immigration lawyer who has proven his skill and his good will for years.
Learn English Online
Thanks to Mrs. Pearson for providing parents and students with this awesome online program to learn English! Not only is it a lot of fun for children and adults, it is absolutely free! Jennifer, from Mrs. Pearson's class, is proud to show the levels she has mastered. Find out more about this program on Mrs. Pearson's Schoolrack page: http://www.schoolrack.com/DPearson2/helpful-websites-1 Scroll to the bottom of the page.
Is your child's backpack too heavy?
Is your child’s backpack too heavy? How does her desk posture look to you? What quick exercises can you do to make sure your child’s time at the desk or on the couch doesn’t negatively affect him physically? Thanks to Mr. Kim from our PT/OT department for providing all of us with this great Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy newsletter with answers to all of these questions! Download it just below.
I Got Caught Doing Something Good!!
by Emily Blickhahn, Veronica Witkowski, & Shirley Cordova, all from 5-403
Recently, my partners and I (Emily) interviewed Mr. Nolan about the I Got Caught Doing Something Good program. Mr. Nolan told us that this is an individual reward system to improve behavior and create a Safe and Caring environment.
NYC Reads 365
Chancellor Fariña today announced the launch of NYC Reads 365, a new multi-year citywide literacy effort to promote a City that reads every day, in and outside of our schools
“Reading opens doors and expands opportunities for our children, in and out of the classroom,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
Therapy Dog International (TDI)
Therapy Dog International (TDI) is a reading therapy program that is being piloted this year at PS 88Q.
By Victoria Pepaj, Jeanine Cornet, Zaryab Khan & Dominic Kieliszek, all from 4-408 (re-printed from the Seneca Scoop)
My partners and I (Zaryab) recently interviewed Mr. Quintana on the PS 88 Auto-Dialer. Mr. Quintana told us that the Auto-Dialer is a tremendous tool for informing parents and staff members what is going on at PS 88.
Someone in your child’s classroom may have a severe food allergy to peanuts/nuts. It is important that there is strict avoidance to this food in order to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. We need to provide all students with a safe school environment.
PS 88Q Always Helps Out
By Helana Yafeth, Anna GJini, & Emilia Zakja, all from 5-404 (re-printed from The Seneca Scoop)
My partners and I (Helena) interviewed Mrs. Stark about the fundraisers she has PS 88 participating in this year. Mrs. Stark says it's important to do fundraisers because, “We want to encourage our students to develop an understanding of the importance of giving to worthy causes. “
Emergency Home Contact Blue Card
Have you returned the Emergency Home Contact Blue Card. The information on this card is extremely important in the event that we need to contact you in case your child is sick or injured. Please make sure the information is accurate and written clearly so that it can be easily understood.
Follow these steps and we can all be assured that we will be able to contact you in any emergency.
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