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Week of October 31st - November 4th

posted Oct 30, 2011, 8:01 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 30, 2011, 1:10 PM ]

Week of October 31st – November 4th:

 Dear Members of the MHA PS 65x Community:

             In preparation for the Parent Teacher Conference on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, please familiarize yourself with the NYCDOE grade specific expectation guides.  Visit the website: http://schools.nyc.gov/ParentsFamilies/NYCFamilyGuide.htm for more information.  To learn more about ways to increase parent involvement, please visit the Education World website suggested by Ms. Presto: http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr200.shtml  See below attachments for NYCDOE Parent Teacher Questions.

Monday, October 31st, 2011:

·        MHA PS 65x Members at Workshop:

  • Ms.  Gonzalez, Ms. DalPiaz, Ms. Kirshner and Ms. Ross at a STOPP TCI training.
  • Ms. Mercado at Special Ed Meeting at CFN 203

·         DATA – Inquiry PD with Ms. Hunt

o   Pre-K at 1:30 p.m. in room 212

·         Rapid Dismissal – Fire Drill for all students – NO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

·         Staff PD - CANCELED.

·         Afterschool - CANCELED.


Tuesday, November 1st, 2011: 

·         Please note program changes: See Below Attachment.

o   3rd Grade Teachers meeting with Steel Pans Program Director at 11:45 am in room 413

·         Ms. Minott’s class to St. Mary’s Pool.

·         Afterschool Programs:

o   Learn it: Teacher Orientation from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm; room TBD.

o   Read: Meet the Mentors at 3:30 pm.


Reminder:  In attempt to dismiss students efficiently to accommodate the various afterschool programs we will be having commencing Tuesday, November 1st, 2011; ASPIRA will pick up K students from the classrooms by 2:15 p.m. and Dismissal will be as follows:

·         All Bus Students are to go to the Cafeteria by 2:15 p.m.

·         Pre-K in the Gymnasium (closest to Powers Avenue.)

·         K-2 in the school yard by 2:20 p.m. prompt, then in the Gymnasium (closest to Powers Avenue) by 2:30 p.m. prompt at designated tables with Ms. O’Blines.

·         3-5 in the Auditorium by 2:20 p.m. prompt. 

·         3-5 Students that are not in any afterschool program and walk home alone are to use the exit stage-left (closest to Cypress Avenue) to the school yard.

·         All other 3-5 students will be picked up by the afterschool program members in the auditorium.



Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011:

·         CFN Science – Literacy PD Ms. Monroe, Ms. Otero & Ms. DeMichele

·         Ms. Betancourt’s class to St. Mary’s Pool.

·         BRT Meeting at 1:00 pm in Ms. Gonzalez’ office

·         Bus Drill for students in Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.


Thursday, November 3rd, 2011:

·         City Year Members will be in the building to prepare for Friday’s Event.

Simulated NYS Exam with ITA for 3-5:  Schedule Change TBA


Friday, November 4th, 2011:

·         Ms. Ross at CFN Guidance Meeting.

·         City Year and Clifford Chance Community Day to beautify our school and playground 10am-3pm

1)       Student involvement.  Students leaders from each classroom in grades 2nd through 5th (65 in total) will join volunteers in painting or light construction projects.  

        At 11:00AM students from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will join service volunteers in service until 11:30AM.  

        At 1:10PM students from 2nd grade will join volunteers in service until 1:40PM.  

        Parent volunteers will help supervise this transition from classroom to playground or gym depending on weather.  

        From 1:10PM until 2:30PM classes in Pre-K, K and 1st grade will report to playground or gym to paint handprints on the backs of the mural benches.  

        City Year logistics corps members will help facilitate process and students washing up.



Looking Ahead:

·         Monday, November 7th, 2011: Simulated Math Exam – ITA for grades 3-5

·         Tuesday, November 8th, 2011: Election Day: PD for Teachers.

·         Friday, November 11th, 2011: Veteran’s Day: No School

·         Tuesday, November 15th: Half day: Parent Teacher Conference Afternoon & Evening.

·         Friday, November 18th: Deadline to submit Inquiry Worksheet & Student SMART Goals.



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Oct 30, 2011, 8:01 AM
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