Parent Coordinator

NYC Department of Education Family Welcome Center for Districts 20 & 21

The NYC Department of Education Family Welcome Center for Districts 20 & 21 is located at the following address:

                         415 89th Street, 5th Floor

                        Brooklyn, New York 11209

                       718-759-3900

                      89th FWC@schools.nyc.gov

                     Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

                        

District 21 Website

If you would like to visit the District 21 website, click on https://district21nyc.wordpress.com.  The website shares information on all District 21 schools, admissions, community events and more.

Calendar for School Year 2022-2023

Please click on the below link for the school year 2022-2023 calendar.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2022-2023-school-year-calendar

School Year 2022-2023 Supply Lists

Please click on the below link for the supply lists for 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades for school year 2022 - 2023. 

2022-2023 Supply Lists for 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Grades.pdf 

Kinsa'a FLUency School Health Program

Our school has once again been selected to participate in Kinsa'a FLUency School Health Program sponsored by Lysol.  This program offers families and staff the opportunity to receive a FREE Smart Thermometer.   In the new school year you will be able to get started and  order yours by texting  JOIN to 24020.  All thermometers will be delivered to the school.  

Stay tuned for further information.   

Update as of Oct. 25, 2022

Kinsa FLUency has sent me thermometers which are to be given to Kindergarten families through a lottery.  If you have a child in Kindergarten, and  are interested in receiving a thermometer, please make sure to complete the form that was sent home with your child.  The deadline to submit the form is Tuesday, November 1, 2022.  If you do not have a form, please click on the below for a form.  Thermometers will go home with the winners.  

 Kinsa FLUency Thermometer Give Away for Kindergarten Oct 2022.doc 

P-EBT Card Updates

Below are the links for updates regarding the P-EBT card.  The updates are in English and Spanish.

 PEBT Status update June 2022.pdf 

 PEBT Replacement June 2022.pdf  

 P-EBT Replacement Card Flowcharts-091421-SPANISH.pdf 

Update Your Vaccine Status at vaccine.school.nyc

Below  you will find the link to the  instructions for students who attend a NYC Public School to update their vaccine status.  

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Portal October 2021.pdf

Parent University

Parent University educates and empowers families with free courses, resources, events, and activities.  Parents/guardians can register for free trainings on a wide variety of topics, including remote learning and technology, student social-emotional learning, and special education.  To browse courses and register, please visit parentu.schools.nyc.

 

NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program

The NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program is a scholarship and savings program for every kindergarten student enrolled in a NYC public school regardless of family's income or immigration status.  Through this program every kindergartener is automatically enrolled and will  receive a NYC Scholarship Account with an initial $100.00 allocation.  If you choose not to participate in this program, you will need to complete an opt out form which will be available in the new school year.  Once enrolled, you will receive a Welcome Kit with further detailed information.  We will host information sessions on this program in the new school year.  Click on the below link for the dates and times for information sessions hosted by the sponsor of the program, NYC Kids Rise.  Please make sure to register for the session you wish to attend.  .

 Save for College Program Information Sessions Oct Nov 2022.pdf  

 

Dial-A-Teacher Free Homework Help

Need homework help?  Just call 1-212-777-3380 any day that school is in session, Monday to Thursday, between 4:00pm & 7:00pm for assistance from a NYC public school teacher.  They will provide , in various languages, step-by-step guidance so students can better understand assignments, figure out answers and check their work.  This is a free service to all NYC public school students.

Middle School Admissions Process 2022-2023

The Middle School Admissions Process for all 5th grade students is scheduled to begin early Fall 2022.

Please know that this process consists of several steps in choosing your child's Middle School.   All 5th grade students are to complete an online application, regardless of what school you would like your child to be considered for. When the application becomes available, families will receive a letter from the Department of Education with instructions for the first step.  If I have access to these letters, I will  send home a copy with your child.  P.S.128, as well as the  Office of Student Enrollment will host information sessions on the middle school admissions process.  At this time it is not confirmed if they will be virtual, hybrid, or in-person.  The dates and times are to be determined.  

 More information to come - stay tuned!

Middle School Admissions Process 22-23 Update

The Middle School Admissions Process 22-23 has begun.  Fifth grade students have received the following from me:

-a folder for all Middle School Admissions process information

- a 2023 NYC Public Schools Admissions guide

-a list of dates, and times for virtual information sessions that will inform families about school options, applying to middle school and how to use your MySchools.nyc account which you will need to create once you receive a Welcome Letter from the Office of     Enrollment

-a list of dates, and times for D21 Middle School Open Houses

I strongly encourage you to attend a virtual information session and open houses of school that you are interested in your child attending.  As I  receive information I will distribute to students and/or families. 

NYC Schools Account

NYC Schools Account

The NYC Department of Education is requesting that all NYC Public School students have a NYC Schools Account.  In this account, you will be able to view your child's state exam scores, attendance, grades, reading level, Fitnessgram results, report cards, and much more.  This year you will be able to nominate yourself to be elected to the District 21 Community Education Council, and vote for others to be elected, through this account.

How to create a NYC Schools Account

You will need the Account Creation Code that in previous years has been sent home with your child if they attended PS 128 prior to Sept. 2022 and mailed to homes in October 2020, to all PS 128 families who at that time did not have a NYC Schools Account.
 You will need this code and your child’s 9-digit student ID number to create an NYC Schools Account or to add additional children to an existing account.
1. Visit https://mystudent.nyc/ and select the “Create account” link on the login page.
2. Enter your email address and create a new password.
3. Upon signing in for the first time, you will need to select and answer three security questions and
validate your email address.  

4. Enter your child’s 9-digitstudent ID number. You can find your child’s ID number on their report
card. If you do not have your child’s ID number, please contact me or the main office.
5. Enter the unique Account Creation Code.  

If you need assistance or have questions about navigating your account, contact me, Rose Ann Montemurro, Parent Coordinator, at 718-373-5900, 929-617-5167, rmontemurro@schools.nyc.gov, or call 311.
You can also learn more by visiting the NYC Schools Account webpage at
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/in-our-classrooms/nyc-schools-account.

Ready4K

We are excited to inform you that NYC schools have now partnered with Ready4K.  Ready4K is a service that you may sign up for that will text to your phone  wonderful tips for you and your family's social emotional well being.  There is no fee for this service, but please know rates and fees might be applied by your service carrier.  Click on the below links for further information and visit https://vimeo.com/510952688 to watch a video.

 Ready4K - TI Parent Flyer - English.pdf

 Ready4K - TI Parent Flyer - Spanish Feb 2022.pdf 

Ready4K Memo Feb 2022.docx 

Get Alerts Right to Your Phone

We are excited to announce that we will continue to use the FREE eChalk Notify app to bring updates right to your phone. Get immediate updates on school closings, re-openings, and other emergency information.  Here's how:

1. Download "eChalk Notify" app for free from the Apple App Store (iPhone) or the Google Play Store (Android)

2. Click on "Proceed without logging in" when prompted for your email address (do not actually enter your email address.)

3. Enter our school's alert code: L679FR.

4. Add the app to your phone's home screen.

5. You are all set!  You will receive emergency and other alerts as soon as they are posted!

Virtual Back to School Night

This evening, Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4:30pm to 7:30pm, we will host our virtual Back to School Night.  Please click on the below link to review the time and link to join your child's classroom teacher(s) and any other teacher you wish to visit with.  We hope our families this evening.

 Back to School Night Flyer 22 23.pdf 

Wear Your Favorite Fall Color

Thursday, September 22, 2022 is the first day of Fall. What is your favorite Fall color?  Is it red, orange, yellow or brown? Let's celebrate on Thursday, September 22nd  by wearing a shirt that matches the color you choose.  

September 2022 School Closings

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, school will be closed on Monday, September. 26, 2022, and Tuesday, September 27, 2022.  Happy holiday to those who celebrate.

PTA Toy Sale

On Friday, September 30, 2022, the PTA will host a toy sale during all lunch periods.  Toys, and snacks will be sold for $1.00 - $2.00.  If any parent/guardian would like to donate items or volunteer to help, please email the PTA at 21k128pa@schools.nyc.gov or myself at rmontemurro@schools.nyc.gov.  Please know that all edible items must be individually wrapped and volunteers must be vaccinated.

Halloween Dance at P.S. 128

Let's have some spooktacular fun!  Students are invited to a Halloween Dance at P.S. 128 on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.  The cost is $6.00 per student which includes pizza, water and a DJ.  Snacks will also be sold by the PTA.  Siblings and/or parents/guardians are not allowed to attend.  Please see the time schedule below for your child's grade.

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade                                                                                                         3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade 

3:00pm - 4:30pm                                                                                                                                                           5:00pm - 6:30pm

All students must be picked up by an adult at 4:30pm.                                                                   All students must be picked up by an adult at 6:30pm.

 

Literary Character Day 2022

P.S. 128 will celebrate Literary Character Day on Monday, October 31, 2022.  Students may dress up like their favorite character from a book.  Students are to bring the book or a copy of the cover to school on Monday, October 31, 2022.  At 8:30am parents/guardians are invited to stand along 84th street as the children parade outside.  No costume masks or weapons will be allowed.

P.S. 128 Food Drive

P.S. 128 has partnered with City Harvest and the Daily News to host a food drive , Tuesday, October 25, 2022 thru Friday, January 6, 2023, here at our school.  Families may drop off their donations in the Main Lobby or students may bring them to school.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:

-canned fruits                                                            -canned vegetables

-packaged macaroni & cheese                                                            - canned soups                                         

                                                  -hot & cold cereal                  -plastic jarred peanut butter           -juice packs        -canned tuna/beans           

*Please know that City Harvest will not accept unlabeled or dented cans, open packages, products that need to be refrigerated, homemade foods, or expired products.*

Please review the Food Drive flyer that went home with our students.          

 

 

Middle School Admissions Process Workshop

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, P.S. 128 has partnered with the NYC Dept. of Education's Office of Enrollment to host 2 virtual workshops for families on the Middle School Admissions Process.  The workshops will be held via Zoom at 9:30am and again at 6:30pm. The workshops will be very informative.  All 5th grade students must complete an online application.  I am informed on a daily basis from the NYC Dept. of Education as to who has not created a MySchools acoount and/or submitted an application. If you have not begun the process for your child, please do so.  The deadline Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 is fast approaching.   Please make sure to read all and any alerts you may receive while completing the application as the alerts will guide you as to what to do or not do.  If I may be of any assistance please contact me.  Please click on the below for the invite to join either workshop.

 Middle School Admissions Process Parent-Guardian WorkshopNov 2022.doc