PS 34 Parent Coffee Time with the principal

Afternoon Virtual Coffee Time with Principal Asselta

Tuesday,  June 2, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 pm
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Polish translation available by Ms. Pietrusiewicz
Afternoon Virtual Coffee Time with Principal Asselta
Tuesday,  May 26, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 pm
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This week’s Topic: Isolation and its impact on Emotional Health.
Guest speaker, Ms. Shakeba Jenkins School Mental Health Consultant, Office of School Health, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
This week’s Topic: Remote Learning & Math
Supporting this topic will be Ms. Stazzone, Ms. Hahn, & Mrs. Brown.
Go Math for 1st-grade link
Weekly Every Tuesday
2:00 – 3:00 pm
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Polish translation available by Ms. Pietrusiewicz

Principals' Notes

May 26, 2020 Principal's Notes

 5-26-2020 PS 34 Principals Notes 1.pdf

 5-26-2020 PS 34 Principals Notes Spanish.pdf

 5-26-2020 PS 34 Principals Notes Polish.pdf 

Dear Parents, Colleagues, and Friends,

I hope this weekend was restful for all as we honored the memory of servicemen and women who have served our country so valiantly.

As we look to the end of the school year, I want to thank you all for your continued support during this time of remote learning. The teachers are working hard to keep the children engaged and motivated. It is important to have the children complete their work. Every assignment counts and it is important to reach out to your child’s teacher if there is any difficulty in submitting your child’s work. All teachers have developed tasks in ELA, and Math which are important for the children to complete. Even in these times, we are focused on developing our children’s skills and preparing them for the year ahead.

If you need any assistance, please reach out to us.

Principal, Carmen Asselta,

Assistant Principal, Alain Beugoms,

Carmen Asselta

The District 14 Community Education Council would like to hear from you!

In preparation for the first-ever remote CEC meeting on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:pm, the Community Education Council of District 14 would like to hear from you.

Let them know what you'd like to hear about at the upcoming April meeting, they will do their best to address your questions, thoughts, and concerns. All responses will remain anonymous.


NYC Schools Account

 NYC Schools Account 

It is important that parents/guardians who have not yet created an NYC School’s Account sign up to be able to access your child’s report.

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 • Assessments (test scores) • Health information (Fitnessgram) • 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 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

*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 

Virtual Events for Children

-Even though in-person events are canceled across NYC through the end of March, some organizations are offering virtual events that you can join online. Check out Events on Growing Up NYC for virtual storytimes, teen writing workshops, and more.


-Lunch Doodles with MoWillema


PS 34 Virtual Family Trips and Tours

 Virtual Spring Activities Events.pdf 

This Spring just because you can't go outside doesn't mean you and your family can’t have travel adventures or enjoy amazing tours and events. Below are some great virtual trips, tours, and events for you and your family. Bring your snacks! 

We invite you to share your family experience with a photo and tell us about your favorite trip, museum visit or event.  This will be shared on our PS34 website and PS34 Olive H. Perry Facebook page. Email to Ms. Deise Kowalski at

National Parks Virtual Trips: Visit the hidden world of the National Parks and follow park rangers on a journey to spectacular places most people never get to see.

  • Explore incredible formations and trek by headland through the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico
  • Kayak through icebergs in Kenai Fjords, Alaska.
  • Fly over active volcanoes and explore a lava tube in the Hawaii Volcanoes.
  • Gaze at the night sky and go horseback riding through Bruce Canyon in Utah. 
  • Swim through the 3rd largest coral reef in the world and dive a shipwreck n the Dry Tortugas in Florida. 

Visit the Taj Mahal :
Use Google Streetview to tour the famous building and explore its architecture, landscapes and more.

Virtual Museum Tours: 

Visit these amazing museums for some virtual tours.


The Met 360 Project:

This award-winning series of six short videos invites 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 & Virtual Events:

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

Virtual Storytime with the Brooklyn Public Library
Every day at 2:00 pm, the Brooklyn Public Library broadcasts live Storytime, songs and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor and language development skills.

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 - Free App.

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

Enjoy a new story together every day in the free app – download it here:

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 here 
-iPhone/iPad or Android

2-Select language:

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!

NY Public Library Free Online Tutoring for Students, Digital Research Books, and More

The New York Public Library is offering online tutoring to provide families with homework help, enrichment activities, and remote learning support through a partnership with Brainfuse. This partnership is just one of the many ways the Library is expanding its digital resources to New York City families during temporary closure to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Through Brainfuse, kids, and teens in grades K–12 can now access free, remote, one-on-one tutoring in a wide range of subjects and levels—from first-grade math to advanced algebra. Tutoring is offered seven days a week from 2 PM to 11 PM via chat. Services are available in both English and Spanish. Brainfuse also offers a bank of videos, activities, a writing lab, and other resources that are available to students 24/7.

Families can access these tools with an NYPL library card. If you or a family member don’t have a library card, sign up for one using our SimplyE app.

Download SimplyE for iPhone/iPad on App Store
Download SimplyE for Android on Google Play

-Free Tutoring
-Hang in There, Parents: Craft, Art & Activity E-Books to Help Keep Your Kids Busy
-NoveList K–8 Plus
-Expanded Resources for Kids & Teens
-Listen to Digital Audio Resources from Home

Internet options for families

There are several options for free internet access, as follows: 

  • AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll. 
  • Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. 
  • Spectrum - Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. 
  • Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121
  • AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families. 
  • Verizon - Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement. 
  • Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 
  • T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 

IPAD Distribution UPDATE 4-1-2020

Delivery Timing 

The DOE is receiving shipments of approximately 50,000 iPads per week, from Apple. Our partners at IBM then “stage” the iPads, which means connecting them to the internet, adding all necessary applications, incorporating them to the DOE device management system, and enabling content filtering. Once they are staged, the iPads will be are assigned to individual students and shipped out to students.

  • The week of March 23: the first shipment of iPads will make their way to students across New York City, prioritizing students living in shelters. iPads are being delivered in bulk to shelters, and a shelter employee will distribute them to individual students.
  • The week of March 30: we will continue to prepare, pack and deliver the iPads that arrive from Apple to students in temporary housing, emergency shelters, youth shelters, and foster care, as well as high school students (see below).
  • The week of April 6: we will focus on delivery to high school students, focusing on multilingual learner students, students with disabilities, and students who live in public housing. iPads will be distributed on a rolling basis with new shipments arriving and being staged each week. 
  • Students who have requested an iPad, but are not in the above groups, will be eligible to receive iPads after deliveries have been made to the above groups.

Remote learning Device Request Form:

call 718-935-5100 (press 5)



Home and School Connection Newsletter: 

April 2020.pdf 

 March 2020 pdf  

 February 2020.pdf 

January 2020.pdf 



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