Parent Letters /Information

Queens Borough Arts Festival

posted Jun 29, 2020, 10:44 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Please see the link below to views this year's Queens Borough Arts Festival virtually

Summer Reading

posted Jun 26, 2020, 8:02 AM by Felicia Ippolito

June 2020 

Dear Families, 

Summer reading is so important to keep learning going and to let imaginations run free! We are thrilled to make more e-books and audiobooks for all ages available for free this summer to all DOE families, and it’s easier than ever to access them. Please read on for more information, and visit for additional details to be posted on Monday, June 29. 

Reading with Sora! 

The e-book reader Sora has a diverse set of hundreds of resources available for grades 3K-12 in a multiple languages to help students see themselves and fellow students in the books they are reading. You can download an app to your device or access them via a web browser. All you have to do is log in with your student’s DOE ID; no additional sign up is necessary. Please visit to get started. 

Need help finding your student’s DOE login? Click here. If you received an iPad from DOE, it will have the Sora app automatically installed by July 1! 

You may also visit to access additional e-book titles and databases provided by the New York City School Library System. To access e-books from any location and databases from outside of New York State, please email for the username and password. 

Please note that while some of these resources might only be available in English, we will continue to strive to make more resources available in home languages. 

Take Advantage of Public Library Resources, Too! 

New York City public library systems are also providing digital resources and free access to the tutoring platform Brainfuse through internet-enabled devices, including all DOE-issued iPads. 

 • Brooklyn Public Library. To obtain a Brooklyn Public Library eCard, fill out the form at Bklynlibrary.org

• The New York Public Library serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. To obtain a New York Public Library digital card through the free SimplyE app, please visit

• Queens Public Library. To obtain a Queens Public Library eCard, fill out the form at

Wishing you a summer full of reading!

Warm regards, 

Linda Chen 
Chief Academic Officer

Parent workshops (BEST Program) by the Child Mind Institute

posted Jun 10, 2020, 8:40 AM by Felicia Ippolito

The BEST program will help parents/caregivers to…

• Understand the basics of behavior management
• Learn and practice skills to help your child with his/her behavior
• Increase confidence in managing challenging behaviors
• Connect with other parents and caregivers for continued support

Enrollment: Parents, family members, babysitters, and caregivers of children in grades K-5 are invited to participate in BEST.

Additional information is listed within each registration Google Form.

Thursday, July 9th

Friday, July 31st

Tuesday, August 11th

Grade 5 Virtual Stepping Up

posted Jun 1, 2020, 5:24 AM by Felicia Ippolito

DOE Remote Learning Survey

posted May 28, 2020, 9:35 AM by Felicia Ippolito

If you have not done so already, please participate in the DOE's remote learning survey:

The survey will close on Friday, May 29, 2020

PS 108Q Parent Zoom meeting 5-29-2020

posted May 26, 2020, 8:24 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Ms. Carrera form the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will be hosting a PS 108 Parent Meeting on Zoom on Friday, May 29th at 2:00 pm.  This meeting will be a Wellness check in with parents to see how they are doing and how they are coping with all of the recent changes.
See the Zoom information below:
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 891 8087 6811
Password: ps108

Parent Workshop organized by the DOE Queens South

posted May 13, 2020, 9:05 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Please note that Queens South will be hosting a series of parent workshops. This first webinar session will focus on teaching parents how to effectively navigate the Google Classroom platform and highlight access to many resources that can be utilized by families during remote learning.


QS Parent Workshop

Date: May 19, 2020

Time: 10am - 11am


Please forward the attached flyer to your school community and encourage parents to register for the event.


For any questions about the event, all parents are encouraged to email .


Please stay well and safe.

Parent Zoom Check in - May 15, 2020

posted May 13, 2020, 4:48 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Ms. Carrera form the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will be hosting a PS 108 Parent Meeting on Zoom on Friday, May 15th at 2:00 pm.  This meeting will be a Wellness check in with parents to see how they are doing and how they are coping with all of the recent changes.
See the Zoom information below:

Topic: Parent Meeting PS 108
Time: May 15, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 891 8087 6811

Wellness Wednesdays

posted May 11, 2020, 4:43 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Wellness Wednesdays Overview


The Division of School Climate and Wellness has begun a Wellness Wednesdays initiative in an effort to assist students, their families, and educators in developing skills to maintain their physical, mental and emotional well-being during this time of remote learning.


Wellness Wednesdays uses a skills-based, whole-child approach that promotes accessible and actionable resources as well as student-facing activities that can help young people be healthy, focused, and ready to learn, not only now but also when they return to their school communities.


Each week Wellness Wednesday resources are shared on the DOE’s website and grounded in the core question “How do we take care of ourselves and take care of others during difficult times?” This question is addressed each week through a specific theme with a complementary student/family activity along with supporting resources and a fitness-at-home video. The Office of Equity and Access’ biweekly Forum for Young Men is also a part of Wellness Wednesdays, offering guest speakers who can offer words of inspiration and provide support and encouragement to young men. Wellness Wednesdays may also offer opportunities to highlight educators, leaders, experts, partners and students who are promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


Please visit the Wellness Wednesdays site each week and join in sharing these mental health and wellness activities by using the hashtags #WellnessWednesdayNYC #WellnessWednesday and #DSCW_nycdoe on all of your social media platforms. 


Wellness Wednesday Theme 

April 29


Living with Wellness

How can we take care of ourselves and others through challenging times?  

May 6

Healthy Minds

How can we better manage thoughts and cope with emotions in ways that are healthy?  

May 13


Safeguard Our Well-Being

How can we practice strategies to strengthen and protect your well-being?  

May 20


Nutrition and Food Security During Insecure Times

How can we ensure we are accessing and eating wholesome meals?  

May 27

Movement Magic

How can we effectively utilize the space we have to be physically active so that we can support our physical and mental health?  

June 3

Engaging in Healthy Relationships and Social Connections

How can we build relationships and connections that are healthy, supportive, and safe?  

June 10

Loving Everybody

How can we respect and celebrate our differences?  

June 17

Our Human Connection

How are we honoring and learning from our shared experience?  

June 24

Living with Wellness (Part 2) 

How can we continue to take care of ourselves and others through challenging times?

Parent Letter #14

posted Mar 24, 2020, 5:06 AM by Felicia Ippolito   [ updated Mar 24, 2020, 5:08 AM ]

To our PS 108 Community:

 We hope you are all doing well, staying safe and healthy, and most importantly staying positive! The PS 108 staff is here for you and we want to reassure everyone that we intend to continue being a resource for all our students, their families, and the entire school community. The recent public health concern that has resulted in a nationwide crisis has led to feelings of uncertainty and anxiety.  Students are dealing with sudden changes to their regular schedules as well as a decrease in their ability to socialize with their peers. Parents are feeling stress and it’s completely expected and appropriate to experience fear during situations like these. It’s also important to know how to manage overwhelming anxiety and keep perspective as the situation unfolds. We’re all in this together and we hope this information can help cultivate perspective and reduce anxiety.

Staff is working diligently to ensure that students will be engaged in remote learning over these next few weeks. We will be using Google Classroom as our platform for online learning.  For families who do not have any source of technology, Teachers have shared a link from the DOE to assist you with this.

Please look for any of the latest updates on the NYCDOE homepage as well as our school website Also, please reach out to the PTA and your child’s teacher with any issues. If they cannot assist you, they will direct you to someone who can support you.

We are all in this together and we will get through this!!


Jennifer Iovine


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