Parent Letters /Information


Parent Letter #18 - State Math test reminder

posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:16 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Dear Parents of Grade 3, 4 & 5: 

The NYS Math test will be taking place on: May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th - Tuesday, 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 #17 -

posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:14 AM by Felicia Ippolito

March 6, 2017

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 Monday, March 13, 2017 as lessons will be beginning that 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.

Sincerely,

J. Iovine

Principal (IA)                                                                                                                                 

Parent Letter #16 - Survey

posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:13 AM by Felicia Ippolito

March 2, 2017

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

On the day of Parent / Teacher Conferences you will be asked to fill out a very important survey while you wait to see your child’s teacher.  This survey is administered by the Department of Education and each school’s survey results are used in determining the school “grade.” 

 

We sincerely urge you to participate in this survey because your feedback is extremely valuable to us.  By just participating in the survey you will be entered into a raffle to win a Razor scooter!

 

We want to thank you for your past participation and all of the support you have given to us.  We truly value you as part of the PS 108 family and we will remain devoted to providing your child with the best education possible.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Thank You,

 

 

J. Iovine

Principal (IA)

 

Parent Letter #15a - Parent Teacher Conferences Pre - K

posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:02 AM by Felicia Ippolito

February 27, 2017          

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Our next Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in two sessions on one day only.  Students will have a half day dismissal.  You will receive a letter from your child’s classroom teacher to schedule an appointment time. 

    Thursday – March 9, 2017                 Afternoon Session – 12:30 – 2:30 pm

                                                              Evening Session – 4:30 – 7:30 pm

  • Pre – K dismissal will be at 10:55 am at the silver doors.

Parent Letter #15 - Parent Teacher Conferences

posted Feb 27, 2017, 10:01 AM by Felicia Ippolito

February 27, 2017         

 Dear Parent/Guardian:                                

Our next Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in two sessions on one day only.  Students will have a half day dismissal.  You will receive a letter from your child’s classroom teacher to schedule an appointment time. 

    Thursday – March 9, 2017                 Afternoon Session – 12:30 – 2:30 pm

                                                              Evening Session – 4:30 – 7:30 pm 

  • Dismissal for K & 1 students – 11:10 am
  • Dismissal for Gr 2 – 5 students – 11:20 am
  • Report Cards will be distributed at Parent Teacher Conferences
  • No Afterschool Programs will be held on 3/9/2017

            

Parent Letter #14 - FDNY response

posted Feb 27, 2017, 9:59 AM by Felicia Ippolito

January 20, 2017 

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

On Friday, January 20, 2017 at approximately 10:00 am in the morning the fire alarm in P.S. 108 sounded.  We determined there was an odor of smoke on the fourth floor.  Due to these factors the building responded as if we were having a fire drill and the fire department was contacted.  Staff and students left the building safely and efficiently.  The fire department responded promptly and determined there was no fire just a malfunction in one of the fan rooms which caused the alarm and the odor.  The fire department gave the “all clear” to enter back into the building.  Staff and students proceeded back into the building in an orderly manner.  Since this situation occurred during the first lunch period, students’ lunch times were adjusted to ensure all students had the opportunity to have lunch. 

We are so proud of how well the students behaved and listened to direction during this situation.  We are also extremely proud of our staff whose response was both seamless and organized as we have systems and protocols in place and we practice these protocols several times throughout the school year.  Safety of students and staff is our number one concern and we appreciate all of your support. 

Sincerely,  

J. Iovine

Principal (IA)                                                                                                                                                                                   

Parent Letter #13 - Traffic concerns

posted Jan 19, 2017, 10:08 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

As you know, PS 108Q has a student population of close to 1500 students, and, as a result, morning arrivals and afternoon dismissals are challenging. All exits/entrances are used to help facilitate this process. Rockaway Boulevard and 109th Avenue are the streets that surround our school and are heavy traffic areas as well, creating further challenges for the school.  Although many of our children live within the radius of the school, many of them are driven to school.  This results in cars double and triple parking on the street, creating an unsafe situation.  Some parents have let their children out of the car in the middle of the street.  Needless to say, this is extremely concerning and an unsafe practice. We had previously sent home a notice in November regarding this matter; however it continues to be an issue.  The 106th precinct has received many complaints regarding the traffic/double parking around P.S. 108.  Officers from the precinct informed us today that if the situation does not resolve, they will be patrolling the area and issuing tickets.  We certainly don’t want any person to experience this inconvenience but unfortunately, at this point, the matter is out of our hands.  We appreciate your consideration and cooperation with this matter.

Sincerely,


J. Iovine

Principal

Parent Letter #12 - Retirement

posted Jan 4, 2017, 9:09 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Over the last 16 years, I’ve had the enormous pleasure and honor to work at P.S. 108Q.  I came to P.S. 108 in 2000, as an assistant principal for 4 years and I transitioned into the principalship in 2004.  Throughout these 16 years, I’ve seen the school transform, through the hard work, determination, and commitment to excellence by our school staff.  We’ve seen your children make academic, social and emotional gains during their time at P.S. 108 and we’ve watched as they transitioned to middle school and high school.  Often they return to P.S. 108 expressing thanks for receiving a strong, solid elementary education.

 

I have served the Department of Education for the last 28 ½ years and have decided to retire effective December 31, 2016.  In anticipation of my retirement, I have been working closely with Mrs. Iovine, who will be assigned the Interim Acting Principal effective January 1, 2017 as per the superintendent.  (see reverse)

 

Mrs. Iovine has served as Assistant Principal for 9 years at P.S. 108 and has worked closely with me during that time.  I am confident that the transition will be smooth and that the children of P.S. 108 will continue to flourish under her leadership.

 

I will miss each and every one of the students.  They bring a smile to my face and amaze me every day with their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.  I wish you much success, good health in the new year and encourage you to continue to be active partners in your child’s education.

 

 

Sincerely, 

 

M. Biondollilo

Principal

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Parent Letter #11 - Double Parked Cars

posted Jan 4, 2017, 9:04 AM by Felicia Ippolito

November 9, 2016

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Please be mindful that traffic becomes very congested around P.S. 108 during arrival and dismissal.  “Double” and “triple” parking cars in the vicinity of the building causes serious safety issues for the students.  Please do not “double” or “triple” park when dropping off students for school.  Also, it is very important that children are not left in cars unattended.  Our primary concern is the safety of the children and we appreciate your cooperation with this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

M. Biondollilo

Principal

Parent Letter #10 - Parent Teacher Conferences

posted Jan 4, 2017, 9:03 AM by Felicia Ippolito

November 21, 2016              

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

                                 

Our next Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in two sessions on one day only. 

 

    Thursday – December 1, 2016           Afternoon Session – 12:30 – 2:30 pm

                                                              Evening Session – 4:30 – 7:30 pm

 

  • Dismissal for K & 1 students – 11:10 am
  • Dismissal for Gr 2 – 5 students – 11:20 am
  • Report Cards will be distributed at Parent Teacher Conferences
  • No Afterschool Programs will be held on 12/1/2016

           

Reminder – Winter Recess  is December 26, 2016 – January 2, 2016.  

 

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