Parent Letters /Information


Parent Letter #15 - Summer Attire

posted May 10, 2018, 6:07 AM by Felicia Ippolito

May 9, 2018

 Dear Parents/Guardians:

 In preparation for the coming of warm weather, P.S. 108Q students should continue to wear their school uniforms.  It is expected that students wear appropriate clothing to school, and we feel confident that we can rely on your assistance in this matter.  If your child comes to school inappropriately dressed you will be notified.

 Safety always remains a high priority at PS 108Q.  Please be aware that:

·         No tank tops, short skirts or short shorts.

·         No flip-flops, loose, backless sandals, or open toe shoes.  These types of shoes can be a tripping hazard. Closed shoes are recommended. 

·         No ripped jeans or jeans with cut outs.

·         Reminder: Students should never wear t-shirts containing offensive or sensitive wording or pictures

Thank you for your cooperation.

 Sincerely,                                                                                                

J. Iovine                                                                     

Principal

Parent Letter #14 - Reminder Math Test

posted Apr 30, 2018, 4:54 AM by Felicia Ippolito   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 4:55 AM ]

Dear Parents of Grade 3, 4 & 5:

 The NYS Math test will be taking place on: May 1st and May 2nd - Tuesday and Wednesday

Please note the following:

 

  • Students must come to school on time (8:00 am).  Latecomers will not be allowed into the classrooms.
  • Your child must take all parts of the tests. Please make sure he/she comes to school all days.
  • Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a nourishing breakfast.
  • Have your child bring two #2 pencils.
  • If your child wears eyeglasses, please make sure they have them for the test.

 

We are confident that our students will do well on these assessments.  Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Parent Letter #13 - Reminder ELA

posted Apr 16, 2018, 9:56 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Dear Parents of Grade 3, 4 & 5: 

The NYS ELA test will be taking place on: April 11th & 12th - Wednesday and Thursday           

Please note the following:

  • Students must come to school on time (8:00 am).  Latecomers will not be allowed into the classrooms.
  • Your child must take all parts of the tests. Please make sure he/she comes to school all days.
  • Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a nourishing breakfast.
  • Have your child bring two #2 pencils.
  • If your child wears eyeglasses, please make sure they have them for the test. 

We are confident that our children will do well on these assessments.  Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

 

Parent Letter #12 - Health Lessons HIV/AIDS

posted Apr 16, 2018, 9:55 AM by Felicia Ippolito

April 9, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

HIV/AIDS is one of the most serious health problems Americans have ever faced.  Advances in medicine have made tremendous strides in keeping people infected with HIV healthy for many years.  Still, it has no cure, and education is the only way we can help our students protect themselves from becoming infected.

 The New York State Education Department and the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) require that HIV/AIDS education be provided for all students in kindergarten through grade 12.  The HIV/AIDS Curriculum that NYC DOE developed for NYC students is age and developmentally appropriate.  For example, in kindergarten, students learn how people get sick and how to get better. 

 As a parent or legal guardian, you have the right to excuse your child from certain HIV/AIDS lessons that teach about methods of HIV/AIDS prevention.  These “opt out” prevention lessons are identified in the HIV/AIDS Curriculum, which is online at

http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/Wellness/HealthHIV/HIVAIDSoverview.htm.

If you would like your child to be excused from that particular lesson, you must write a letter to me stating that:

  • Your child should not be in the classroom during the “opt out” prevention lessons; and
  • You will teach your child about prevention at home.
  • Send the letter in no later than Friday, April 20, 2018 as lessons will be beginning the following week.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Klein at 718-558-2700 and press 0 for the main office.  You will be able to leave a message in the main office for Ms. Klein to contact you back.

Sincerely,

 J. Iovine

Principal                                                                                                                                                                                     

Reminder - Parent Teacher Conferences

posted Mar 20, 2018, 8:04 AM by Felicia Ippolito

February 28, 2018

*****Reminder *****

 

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018.  You should have received an appointment time from your child’s teacher.  If you have not received a notice, please contact your child’s teacher to set up an appointment.  Children will have a half day dismissal and all afterschool programs will be cancelled for the day. 

 

·         March 15th dismissal Grades K & 1 will be 11:10 am 

·         March 15th dismissal Grades 2 – 5 will be 11:20 am

 

Parent Letter #11

posted Mar 20, 2018, 7:59 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 February 12th through February 16th has been designated as “Respect for All Week” in all of New York City public schools.  During this week, school communities will raise awareness of Respect for All, the Department of Education’s program to combat bullying and harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or disability. “Respect for All Week” is a week of celebration of respect, kindness, diversity, difference, and tolerance. 

During the week we thought it would be interesting and fun to celebrate each day differently so…please see below a schedule of the week’s activities.

 

DATE

 

WHY

Monday, February 12th

Introduction to “Respect for All”

 

Tuesday February 13th

Wear Wacky Socks

Walk together in unity

Tuesday February 13th

Tell it to me Tuesday

Give compliments to others

Wednesday February 14th

Wear Red

 To promote peace and happiness

Thursday February 15th

Wear a Team Jersey / shirt

To “team up” against bullying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Here at P.S. 108, social emotional learning is an important initiative. We are committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment where all students feel valued and respected.  We look forward to highlighting student participation during “Respect for All” week.

 

Sincerely,

 

J. Iovine

Principal

Parent Letter #10

posted Mar 20, 2018, 7:58 AM by Felicia Ippolito

December 11, 2017 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

**Reminder – School will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 25th – Monday, January 1st.  Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 2nd.  We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. 

Sincerely, 

J. Iovine

Principal

 

Parent Letter #9

posted Oct 30, 2017, 4:54 AM by Felicia Ippolito

October 25, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians: 

Please be aware that only Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students will be allowed to wear costumes on Tuesday, October 31st (Halloween) for their Halloween Parades.  Students in grades 1 – 5 may wear black and orange to be festive.  We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.

Sincerely, 

J. Iovine

Principal

Parent Letter #8

posted Oct 30, 2017, 4:53 AM by Felicia Ippolito

September 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may know, Chancellor Farina has lifted the ban on cell phones in school as of

March 1, 2015.   We know that it is very important for your child to be able to contact you especially if he/she walks to school or in the event of an emergency.  As a result of this change, P.S. 108Q has instituted the following guidelines for students who have permission from their parents to bring their cell phones to school or other electronic devices to school.

  • Cell phones/electronic devices may not be turned on or used while on school property which includes: 
    • During Instructional time (including tests, quizzes, etc)
    • In the lunchroom
    • In the bathroom
    • During Afterschool programs
    • During fire drills and other emergency preparedness exercises
  • Cell phones/electronic devices should be turned off and stored in students’ backpacks while they are in the school building. 
  • Students must understand it is their responsibility to take care of their cell phones or other electronic devices.  P.S. 108Q is not responsible for lost or damaged cell phones/electronic devices.
  • If students do not adhere to the above policies, cell phones/devices may be confiscated by staff members, held in the main office and parents will be contacted to pick up the phone.

Please take the time to discuss this information with your child and if you have any questions, please contact us.  We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.

 

Thank you,

J. Iovine

Principal

Parent Letter #7

posted Oct 30, 2017, 4:51 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Dear Parents/Guardians:                                   

Homework has always been recognized as an important medium to foster the academic achievement of students and to extend school activities into the home and community. Homework assignments will be given on a daily basis, including Fridays, in accordance with minimum time allotments. 

Homework assignments serve to:

  • Review work taught in class
  • Increase the time spent on academic tasks
  • Enhance the type of learning and activities taking place in the classroom
  • Help to prepare students for next day’s class participation and to reorganize material studied
  • Give students an opportunity to evaluate his/her knowledge and to request help if necessary 

Students should be helped to understand their responsibility for homework.  Students should:

  • Do the work to the best of their ability, with a minimum of help.
  • Budget sufficient time each school day for homework.
  • Keep a written record of all assignments. 
  • Assume responsibility for getting and doing homework assignments missed because of lateness or absence. 

Frequency and Quantity

 

  • Suggested minimum time allotments for homework are as follows:

 

MINIMUM TIME ALLOTMENTS

GRADE

FREQUENCY

MINIMUM DAILY TOTAL

K-1

Daily

15 - 30 minutes

2-3

Daily

30 - 45 minutes

4-5

Daily

45 - 60 minutes

 

In addition, children in Grades K-5 are required to read at their independent reading level each night and maintain a reading log. Parents’ participation is a vital part of a quality education and your efforts to encourage reading each night for a minimum of 10-20 minutes will provide your child with the time to practice reading strategies at home and to establish a love of reading. Please monitor your child’s homework to ensure completion of all assigned tasks. 

Very truly yours,

 

J. Iovine

Principal

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