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May Newsletter

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The Floyd Bennett School

1550 East 52nd Street, Brooklyn, New York 11234 Tel. 718-241--8488 Fax 718-209-9641

Yocasta Miller, Principal                                                    Brian Sadowski, Assistant Principal 

                   

 

Dear P.S. 203 Families:

May is a month where our students are continuing to demonstrate how much content they have mastered while being introduced to the remaining curriculum. All grades are involved in activities to assess their readiness for the next grade.  Although the weather makes us think of outdoor time, there is still 20% of our school year ahead of us, and we’ve much to accomplish. All of our students will have their growth measured through NYC Performance Assessments. Our students all took similar assessments in October and now the city will be looking to see how they have grown.

Our students will keep working on building their stamina when they read independently. Students in grades K-2 should be building up to thirty minutes of solid uninterrupted reading time daily. Students in grades 3-5 should be doing the same for fifty-five minutes daily. This practice at home will help our students face the demands of reading on their own for long periods of time.   In addition, students should be logging onto I-Ready.  Minimally they should be logged on for 45 minutes a week in Reading and 45 minutes in Math.

PS 203 will be hosting the Summer Rising program for grades K-5.  If you would like your child to attend please create an account on DiscoverDYCD and enroll for the Summer Rising Program. For instructions on how to create an account and submit an application please view this video in DiscoverDYC. 

Parents/guardians are now able to view and update their emergency contact information and their student’s health information in NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). It is important for us to have your current contact information. Please  take a moment to review and update your contact information in NYCSA.  This will reduce the volume of data entry required of your school and will allow custodial users to update their information throughout the school year.  Parent resources are available on the NYCSA page of the family-facing website. 

It is not too late to participate in admission for Fall 2021! If you have a child born in 2017, you can add them to waitlists at pre-K programs of interest. Learn how by watching our MySchools tutorial “How to Add Your Child to Waitlists” in the video series.  The 3K enrollment and application process will open early to mid May.  Eligible students must be three years old by December

Please continue to visit our school website at, https://www.ps203k.org.    It has up to date, relevant information and the place to sign up for emergency alerts.  EChalk Notify is a mobile notification system that is seamlessly integrated with our school website, so keeping everyone up-to-date is easy.   Alerts will be delivered straight to your iOS or Android device. 

 

With your support, we can look forward to making the next two months of school as wonderful as the past eight have been.

Sincerely,

Yocasta Miller, Principal

 

April Newsletter

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   Public School 203

The Floyd Bennett School

1550 East 52nd Street, Brooklyn, New York 11234 Tel. 718-241--8488 Fax 718-209-9641

Yocasta Miller, Principal                                                    Brian Sadowski, Assistant Principal

 

 

Dear P.S. 203 Families:

 

Nature is starting to show signs of regrowth and we as a school are also working hard to show signs of growth in all we do.   We are charged with covering a great deal of new material to complete this year’s curriculum and prepare for next year. We encourage you to continue your efforts to have your children practice their reading, math, and writing skills over the course of the weeks and months ahead. As the weather will start to get warmer this month, we ask that our students remain mindful of approaching each school day with the same seriousness they did in September.  Please remind students to continue being active and attentive participants during their online sessions and attend their class in a location with minimal distractions. 

 

Remote families will now have one more opportunity to transition to blended learning this school year. This means that if your child is currently learning remotely every day, they will be able to opt in to learning in person in the school building at least part of the week for the remainder of the school year.  Families that are interested in opting-in to blended learning in this upcoming window must submit student consent for mandatory weekly Covid-19 testing.  We will make every effort to provide as many days of in-person learning as possible and keep the schedules we currently have in place.  You can visit the Learning Preference Survey to select blended learning for your child.  Families can also call 311.  You can change to blended learning until Wednesday, April 7th.  Students transitioning to blended will be informed of their official April start date as soon as it is announced.  

 

Our students will keep working on building their stamina when they read independently. Students in grades K-2 should be building up to thirty minutes of solid uninterrupted reading time daily. Students in grades 3-5 should be doing the same for fifty-five minutes daily. This practice at home will help our students face the demands of reading on their own for long periods of time.   In addition, students should be logging onto I-Ready.  Minimally they should be logged on for 45 minutes a week in Reading and 45 minutes in Math.

 

Our school website, https://www.ps203k.org, has up to date, relevant information and the place to sign up for emergency alerts.  EChalk Notify is a mobile notification system that is seamlessly integrated with our school website, so keeping everyone up-to-date is easy.   Alerts will be delivered straight to your iOS or Android device. 

As we all look forward to the signs of new life that appear with Spring on its way, I would like to thank you for everything you have done to make the first half of the year such a positive one. I look forward to the exciting, productive months ahead with you and your children! 

 

Sincerely,

Yocasta Miller, Principal

                                                                          

Mission

We are dedicated to having all of our students achieve high academic standards and raising the level of academic rigor and accountability for our entire school community. Through high quality standards-based instruction, within the setting of a nurturing environment, all of our students will develop social, civic and technological skills to create a community of lifelong learners.

Vision

We envision our school as a community where we will provide a meaningful and integrated curriculum; one that will empower all of our students to reach high academic standards, to develop decision making and problem solving skills, and to develop an appreciation of and have experiences in the arts. Our goals will foster the development of each student’s positive self-esteem and create a love of learning in an atmosphere of collaboration among supportive educational staff, parents, and the surrounding community.