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P.S. 1 May/June 2021 Community Newsletter

Ms. Cindy Lau, Parent Coordinator

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Middle School Offers For Grade 5 Families

This month, the students will receive their middle school offer letters. Your child is automatically on the waitlist for any program that is listed higher on their application than the program where they received an offer. For example, if your child received an offer to their third-choice program, they are automatically waitlisted for their first-choice and second-choice programs. 

“Summer Rising” In-Person Program for Kindergarten For Grade 5

P. S. 1 students are invited to attend summer school at P. S. 2, 122 Henry Street, NYC from July 6 – August 20, 2021, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Last week, our school has sent out paper applications for in-person students. If the parents’ of remote students need support please contact Ms. Lau.  Please visit: Summer Rising Application and register for this summer program.

Citywide and Community Education Councils (CCEC) Election (May 1 to May 11, 2021)

CCEC provides parents/guardians with a strong voice in NYC education. On May 1st, for the first time, you can vote for the council representatives on the CCEC council in your NYC Schools Account:  NYC Schools Account.  If you need assistance, please contact Ms. Lau.

PTA Save the Dates

PTA Virtual Meeting – Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 9:30 – 10:30 am (More information to come).

PTA Virtual Election for 2021-2022 Executive Board Members, School Leadership Team Parent Members and Title 1 Parent Representative – Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9:30 – 10:30 am (more information to come)

3-K Program in Fall of 2021

If your child was born in 2018, you can apply for the 3-K Programs. The 3-K Application deadline is May 28, 2021.  Families can create their children’s accounts and apply online at Myschools or over the phone by calling 718-935-2009.

The Skyscraper Museum

It has begun its 2021 season of virtual educational and fun programs, led by educators who explore principles of urbanismarchitecture, and engineering. If you are interested, please visit: Skyscraper Family Programs and register for these free programs ahead of time to reserve your seat.

Parent University

Parent University is a resource for families where they can register free virtual courses covering a wide range of topics and learn about events, resources and activities. They have added new courses such as “Creating a Successful Learning Environment at Home” (5 part series, 3/23 – 5/12/21) by Ramapo for Children. Please click the link to register:  DOE Parent University Registration

Child Mind Institute’s FREE Workshop Series for Families

The Child Mind Institute will be hosting Caregiver Support Workshops. This workshop series is designed to  support your child’s mental health and learning needs while virtually learning from home. They are free for NYC Department of Education parents and caregivers.  For additional resources, please visit The Child Mind Institute at: The Child Mind Institute.

Free Virtual Intrepid Adventure Programs for Families (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm)

Virtual Intrepid Adventure Programs are family-friendly and engage all ages. They request that adults participate in the program with their children. Advance registration for this online program is required in order to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when applicable: Advance Registration.

Upcoming Dates

May 3rd to May 14th     

Grades 3 – 5 New York State Mathematics Tests

April 19th to June 9th             

NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test – NYSESLAT (speaking portion)

May 17th to June 9th    

NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Tests – NYSESLAT (listening, reading and writing)

May 25th to June 4th    

Grade 4 New York State Science Performance Test

June 7th to June 11th     

Grade 4 New York State Science Written Test

May 13th

Eid Al-Fitr (School will be closed)

May 31st

Memorial Day (School will be closed)

June 3rd

Chancellor’s day (Students are not in attendance)

June 8th Clerical day (Students are not in attendance)

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Please do not hesitate to contact me with school related questions or concerns. I can be reached from Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (except holidays) either by email: or by phone at 347-563-5079, as I am working remotely from home.