Newsletters

Check out Monthly issues of Home&School Connection Parent Newsletters with practical ideas that promote academic success, effective parenting, healthy habits, positive character traits, and more. The first issue of the new year school year is here!

September 2020 Newsletter.pdf 

Back to School Tips:

 

Tips for Successful online learning:

Technical Support

  • Even the most technologically savvy parent can run into issues without planning and maintenance. Here’s how to stay a step ahead of tech problems. Make sure the internet is connected in the morning before school starts.
  • Make a habit of plugging in electronics at night so they are ready the next day.  Teach children how to care for and protect electronics (no food or drinks allowed nearby)

Stay Focused. It can be tempting for children to fall down internet rabbit holes. Help children maintain focus
when online.

  • Use parental controls.
  • Internet sites can even be put on a schedule so children can access their favorites after school for a certain amount of time.
  • Make regular rounds to observe what your child is doing.
  • Do at least one check-in every hour, more for younger students.

Transition From Electronics. Children have difficulty moving from using electronics to none. Help children give up their
electronics for the day.

  • Give 10-5-1 minute warnings for when electronics will be done.
  • Have children do some movement activities as soon as they are done with electronics.
  • Have children place school electronics in a special, safe charging place.

Afterschool Release Form

Is your child being picked up at the end of the school day by an After-school program?

For your child’s safety it is important that the school is notified of people and programs who can pick up your children at the end of the day.

Parents/guardians who are having their children picked up afterschool by outside programs will need to notify the school by printing and completing the attached  After School Release form 2020. Please return the form to your child’s teacher on their blended school group day or to Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator.

For questions contact Ms. Deise Kowalski at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov.

 

Remote Learning & Electronic Communications

Learning Bridges Child Care

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and early childhood programs will operate on a blended learning model. This means that each week, students will have some school days in person, and some school days remotely. Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this survey or call 311.

Programs will become available on a rolling basis beginning at the start of school. The Learning Bridges programs will:

  • Be operated by community-based organizations and other partners
    · Provide opportunities for children to connect to their remote learning activities
    · Include time for art, recreation, and other age-appropriate activities
    · Follow the same rigorous health and safety precautions as schools

If you would like to enroll, please complete the Enrollment Form.

You will be able to select from a menu of multiple languages available. 

NYC Schools Account

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is a web-based application that lets you see your child’s academic and biographic information on any computer, phone, or tablet.

The application is translated into nine languages other than English. In the account, you can see a child’s:

  • Attendance • Grades (SCHOOL REPORT CARD) • Assessments (test scores) • Health information (Fitness-gram) • Schedule • Guardians • Enrollment history • Promotion Tracker • Graduation Tracker • Reading Level • Transportation

How to Create an Account:

You can create your NYC Schools Account online at mystudent.nyc . You will need the Account Creation Code that was sent home with your child in a letter with your report card during Parent-Teacher conferences. In addition to this code you will need the child’s 9-digit student ID number (found on your child’s report card) to create an NYC Schools Account or to add additional children to an existing account.

You can request your child’s account creation code and student ID by contacting me, Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at DKowalski@schools. nyc. gov

Emergency Alerts

If you are a parent who lives with your child, or a custodial or non-custodial guardian, you can update your own cell phone number and email address in your NYC Schools Account, using the Emergency Contact page found under My Account. The cell phone number you provide will be used by the DOE to contact you directly in the event of an emergency. We recommend reaching out to your child’s school to confirm that their records reflect your updated contact information and preferences.


You can now invite other adults who are associated with your child's school record to have their own account.

You can invite relatives, the babysitter, a neighbor, or tutor, or a parent who lives in a different place, or anyone
else who you feel is important to share your child’s information with. However, as some of this information is
kept private by schools, we ask you to consider carefully whom you will invite. You control how much or how
little information you want to share with them. For more information: NYCSAParentFlyer_2017.pdf 

 

Connect with NYC DOE

Connect with the New York City Department of Education and get up to the minute announcements on social media.

Subscribe to NYC DOE Email Newsletters and to receive information:

-Updates for Parents and Families

-Pre-Kindergarten Admission

-Kindergarten Admissions

-Gifted and Talented Admissions

-Middle School Admissions

-High School Admissions

-Specialized High Schools Admissions

-Summer in the City

Sign up Here.

Virtual Museums and Tours

Visit these amazing museums for some virtual tours. 

The Met 360 Project:

This award-winning series of six short videos invite viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met's art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum's iconic spaces as never before.  

The Museum of Chinese in America
Online Exhibit: With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America


The Museo Afro Brasil
Online Exhibit: Maracatu and the Alagoas Warrior: Afro-Brazilian festivities. Kings, queens, "caboclos", cowboys and "bois-bumbá." Get to know more about each tradition and the context behind its clothes.

Live Stream and Virtual Events

92Y at Home for Families
Live-streamed music performances, art activities, and other programming
92Y 

Parks@home: You can enjoy NYC parks from home! Join us for live park tours, meditation, fitness, art classes, fun activities for kids, and more! 

Just for fun: Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room Test your wizarding skills with the Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room. Created by Sydney Krawiec, a youth services librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA, this challenge can be completed as an individual or as a family. 

Bedtime Math

Your kids won’t believe how cool math can be with Bedtime Math!

Enjoy a new story together every day in the free app.

Dip your toes into some surprising math with the Bedtime Math app! It delivers a new story for you to enjoy with your family daily. Get the app free 

Math Parent Engagement Program  

A Fun, free app for IPads, iPhones, or Android devices.

Quick, wacky family math.
Dinnertime. Bathtime. Any time. 

A wacky new problem each day!

Three levels of math(ages 3-9)–Answers provided–No log-ins, no scores

1-Download app-Free
-iPhone/iPad or Android

2-Select language:
‐English
‐Spanish

3-Select Community Edition 

4-Enter special code: NYC

5-Parents will select their District and School (District 14, PS 34 Oliver H. Perry)

6- You’re in!

Learning & Activities

Health & Wellness

Whats for Lunch?

Make sure to check out the MENU.

 

Free Meals are available for all New Yorkers.

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get free meals at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

  • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • No one will be turned away at any time
    • All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at one time
    • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off-premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • No registration or ID required

Find a Meal Hub

 

Emergency Food Assistance

If you need emergency food assistance, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777 or 311 to find a local pantry or kitchen. There's no income limit for emergency food.

You can also visit the NYC Food Bank.

Adult Education

The District 79 Adult Education program is open for online FALL enrollment! Any adult 21 and older is welcome to enroll in our free program.
Classes will begin September 10th
 
After the form is submitted, someone from our School 7 staff will contact you with more information on the next steps:
We will be using the Google classroom platform for our free HSE and ESL classes. 
 
Any questions or concerns you or your parents have you can contact me via email at OACES7@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV or cell at 917-612-7831

PS 34 PTA Bylaws

 Bylaws are designed to help a PTA group function in an orderly manner.  The PS 34 PTA Bylaws are available to PS 34 Parents in the link below. 

 PTA Bylaws_Polish.pdf 

 PTA Bylaws English.pdf 

Parents' Bill of Rights

Each child's maximum potential can best be achieved through a partnership between parents and the education community.  To foster active engagement between parents and schools, parents have certain rights and responsibilities: 

Parent's Bill of Rights is available in  Polish  English  Spanish 

Notify NYC is the City's emergency alert system. Get notified about school closings and other emergency-related items in several different categories.