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When and How to Opt In to Blended Learning:   Extended now till Friday, April 9.

Beginning March 24, you can visit the Learning Preference Survey at nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference to select blended learning for your child.

You can change to blended learning until Friday, April 9.

 

Mark Your Calendars With the Upcoming Events Below. 😊

How do I sign up or OPT OUT for the exams?

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 3 - 5, 

 

As we head into the spring, I know many of you have questions about standardized testing. In a typical year, State exams would be administered to nearly all students in their physical classroom. This year, many of our students are learning remotely, but the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has required that exams must still take place in-person in the school building. It will not be possible to administer state exams remotely.  The Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics exams, and the Grades 4 and 8 Science exams, will only be administered in your child’s school building. Therefore, we are contacting you to determine if you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams. 

It is very important you let us know if you would like your student to participate in this year’s State exams so that we can prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all our students. Please read on for more information about this year’s exams. 

How do I sign up or OPT OUT for the exams?

If you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams, please notify us using the link: https://forms.office.com/r/ufAN8FQMFS by this Monday, April 12th 2021. If you do not wish to have your child test you do not have to take any further action. 

If my student is already learning in the building, do I still need to sign up for the exams? 

Yes. You must let us know if you would like your student to take State exams, whether they are learning in-person or remotely. 

My student is fully-remote. Are they expected to come in to take the exams? 

No. Students receiving fully remote instruction are not expected to come to school to take the State exams. However, if you would like your student to take the exam, they can be included—just notify us using the contact information above. 

If my student does not take the exams, will they be penalized? 

No. Any student who does not participate in the 2021 NYS ELA, Math, or Science exams will not be penalized. 

When are the exams? 

The exams will be administered within the following dates: 

English Language Arts for grades 3 through 8:  April 19–29, 2021

Mathematics for grades 3 through 8: May 3–14, 2021 

Science for grades 4 and 8: June 7–11, 2021 

Testing will not occur on May 13, when schools are closed for Eid Al-Fitr. We will share the scheduled testing date for your child prior to the start of testing window.  

If I don’t sign up, what will my child do while their classmates are taking the exam? 

Students receiving in-person instruction who do not take the exam will continue their instructional program, as will fully remote students.  

Are the exams different this year? 

Yes. This year, the ELA and Mathematics exams for grades 3 through 8 will be multiple choice only. The Science exams for grades 4 and 8 will consist only of questions that are multiple choice or require a short, written answer.  The tests are untimed, but most students will complete the tests in 55 to 90 minutes. 

I have more questions. How can I learn more? 

The DOE has created a Parent Guide to address commonly asked questions about the administration of the Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics and Grades 4 and 8 Science exams in the 2020-21 school year. You can also always reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help. 

We appreciate your collaboration and flexibility as we continually work to ensure a strong, supportive education for your child and every student in our school community. 

 

Walter Nino Filippo Galiano Jr.,

Principal

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Estimados padres / tutores de estudiantes en los grados 3 a 5:
 
A medida que nos acercamos a la primavera, sé que muchos de ustedes tienen preguntas sobre las pruebas estandarizadas. En un año típico, los exámenes estatales se administrarían a casi todos los estudiantes en su salón de clases. Este año, muchos de nuestros estudiantes están aprendiendo de forma remota, pero el Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York (NYSED) ha requerido que los exámenes aún se realicen en persona en el edificio de la escuela. No será posible administrar los exámenes estatales de forma remota. Los exámenes de Artes del Lenguaje Inglés (ELA) y Matemáticas de los grados 3 al 8, y los exámenes de Ciencias de los grados 4 y 8, solo se administrarán en el edificio de la escuela de su hijo. Por lo tanto, nos estamos comunicando con usted para determinar si le gustaría que su hijo participara en los exámenes estatales de este año.
 
Es muy importante que nos haga saber si le gustaría que su estudiante participe en los exámenes estatales de este año para que podamos preparar y crear un horario de exámenes que garantice la salud y seguridad de todos nuestros estudiantes. Siga leyendo para obtener más información sobre los exámenes de este año.
 
¿Cómo me inscribo u opto por no participar en los exámenes?
Si desea que su hijo participe en los exámenes estatales de este año, notifíquenos mediante el enlace: https://forms.office.com/r/ufAN8FQMFS  antes de este lunes 12 de abril de 2021. Si no desea tener su prueba del niño, no es necesario que realice ninguna otra acción.
 
Si mi estudiante ya está aprendiendo en el edificio, ¿todavía necesito inscribirme para los exámenes?
Si. Debe informarnos si desea que su estudiante tome los exámenes estatales, ya sea que estén aprendiendo en persona o de forma remota.
 
 
Mi alumno está completamente a distancia. ¿Se espera que vengan a realizar los exámenes?
No. No se espera que los estudiantes que reciben instrucción completamente remota vengan a la escuela para tomar los exámenes estatales. Sin embargo, si desea que su hijo tome el examen, puede incluirlo; solo avísenos utilizando la información de contacto anterior.
 
 
Si mi estudiante no toma los exámenes, ¿será sancionado?
No. Cualquier estudiante que no participe en los exámenes de ELA, Matemáticas o Ciencias del estado de Nueva York de 2021 no será penalizado.
 
¿Cuándo son los exámenes?
Los exámenes se administrarán dentro de las siguientes fechas:
 
Artes del lenguaje en inglés para los grados 3 a 8: del 19 al 29 de abril de 2021
Matemáticas para los grados 3 al 8: del 3 al 14 de mayo de 2021
Ciencias para los grados 4 y 8: del 7 al 11 de junio de 2021
 
 
Las pruebas no se realizarán el 13 de mayo, cuando las escuelas estén cerradas por Eid Al-Fitr. Compartiremos la fecha de prueba programada para su hijo antes del inicio de la ventana de prueba.
 
Si no me inscribo, ¿qué hará mi hijo mientras sus compañeros realizan el examen?
Los estudiantes que reciban instrucción en persona que no tomen el examen continuarán su programa de instrucción, al igual que los estudiantes completamente remotos.
 
¿Los exámenes son diferentes este año?
Si. Este año, los exámenes de ELA y Matemáticas para los grados 3 al 8 serán únicamente de opción múltiple. Los exámenes de ciencias para los grados 4 y 8 consistirán solo en preguntas de opción múltiple o que requieran una respuesta breve por escrito. Las pruebas no tienen tiempo, pero la mayoría de los estudiantes completarán las pruebas en 55 a 90 minutos.
 
 
Tengo mas preguntas ¿Cómo puedo obtener más información?
El DOE ha creado una Guía para padres para abordar las preguntas más frecuentes sobre la administración de los exámenes de ELA y Matemáticas para los grados 3 al 8 y de Ciencias para los grados 4 y 8 en el año escolar 2020-21. También puede comunicarse con {insertar información de contacto} si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud. Estamos aquí para ayudar.
 
 
Agradecemos su colaboración y flexibilidad mientras trabajamos continuamente para garantizar una educación sólida y de apoyo para su hijo y todos los estudiantes de nuestra comunidad escolar.

All Parent Leaders are Welcome

PA/PTA Bylaws 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

This training will provide an overview of the PA/PTA Bylaws. Bylaws are the document that establishes and governs the day-to-day affairs of the PA/PTA. All PA/PTAs must have bylaws; bylaws cannot be suspended and should be amended periodically to reflect current PA/PTA needs and changes to the Chancellor Regulation A-660.  

Interpretation will be provided in Spanish, Mandarin and French. Please see registration link below and the interpretation lines.    

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wxf28IinS1Wuc8tPameGeg 

Interpretation lines: 

  • Spanish Conference Line - Dial  347-966-4114 Pin: 372 148 163#  
  • Mandarin Conference Line - Dial  347-966-4114  Pin: 781 406 966#  
  • French Conference Line - Dial  347-966-4114  Pin: 770 915 500#  

This information will also be uploaded to Parent University  

 

Another Opt-in Window for In-Person Learning

The DOE is Opening Another Opt-in Window for In-Person Learning for Families

As shared last Friday, we are opening another opt-in window for families beginning this Wednesday, March 24 through Wednesday, April 7.  Students in 3-K, pre-K, and grades K-5, including K-5 students in district 75, who opt into blended learning during this opt-in window will return to buildings in April. Students in grades 6-12 will return at a later date, and we will communicate more details as soon as possible.

Please check the DOE's website for information as it becomes available, including translations of family members. Please ensure that all families know about this new opt-in window,

The process for blended learning opt-in is outlined below:

  • Beginning this Wednesday, March 24, parents can visit the Learning Preference Survey at nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference to select blended learning for your child.
  • Families can also call 311.
  • The deadline is now EXTENDED TO  FRIDAY, APRIL 9.

When Students Can Return to the School Building 

  • Students in district 3-K, Pre-K, and grades K-5, including students in District 75, who opt into blended learning during this opt-in window will return to buildings in April.
  • Students in grades 6-12 who opt into blended learning during this opt-in window will return at a later date, and we will communicate more details as soon as possible.
  • Updates will be posted at COVID-19 Information and Updates.

Requirements for Returning to the School Building 

Please note that if families select blended learning for their  child, they must submit the consent form for random COVID-19 testing by the first day their child begins in-person learning. Consent for testing can be submitted one of two ways: 

  • Through New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) under ‘Manage Account’, or 
  • Complete and sign the consent form available at COVID-19 Testing and bring it to the child’s school on the first day they are back in the school building.

Families that select blended learning are expected to have their child attend in person on days they are scheduled to do so.

The Gifted & Talented (G&T) application is now open.

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Dear parent/guardian,

 

The Gifted & Talented (G&T) application is now open. If you have a child born in 2016 and are interested in G&T programs for your child, be sure to apply by Friday, April 9, 2021

How to Apply

You can submit your child’s G&T application one of three ways by the April 9 deadline:

On your application, add up to 12 G&T program you’d like your child to attend. Be sure to list them in your true order of preference, with your first choice at the top as #1. Complete any questions, check your child’s information for accuracy, and submit your application: when you see the confetti, you’ll know we’ve received it!

This month, join us for a virtual Gifted & Talented Information Session to learn more! At each event, we’ll share an admissions presentation and answer your questions: find dates, times, and interpretation information for specific sessions on our website. We’ll also provide links to join each online session.

After You Apply

  • After you submit your G&T application, your child’s current pre-K program (if they currently attend pre-K) will then complete a questionnaire to confirm your child’s eligibility for G&T. Or, if your child does not currently attend pre-K, our Early Childhood Team will contact you to schedule a virtual interview and then complete this questionnaire. 
  • In the spring, we’ll contact all families who applied to let you know if your child is or isn’t eligible for G&T seats. Then all eligible children will be considered for admission.
  • In the summer, families of eligible children will receive G&T results letters, which may include an offer and/or waitlist information.
  • Please note: No applicants will be tested this year for G&T admissions, and this year’s application process is only for children entering kindergarten this fall. G&T offers for children entering first, second, or third grade will be made from last year’s waitlists. 

Want to learn more? Visit schools.nyc.gov/GT. Still have questions? Call us at 718-935-2009.  

 

Wishing you the best during this admissions season, 

The Gifted & Talented Admissions Team 

Wednesday's with Walter, April 14th - 7:00 PM

TOWN HALL

Town Hall 

April 14th, 2021

Wednesday's with Walter!

Town Hall

Time: 7:00 PM 

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The Beyond Access Series

The Beyond Access Series is presented by the New York City Department of Education's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support.

The series supports families of students with disabilities by providing sessions on topics around special education.

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nycdoe-division-of-specialized-instruction-and-student-support-13543835816

Upcoming Sessions

Literacy

Teaching Reading for Families:
What Everyone Should Know about Reading in English
Presenter: Lavinia Mancuso, Executive Director, Everyone Reading
Dates: April 13, May 11

Executive Functioning

Presenter: Bruce E. Wexler, MD., Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University

  • April 27: “You Are Experts Too!” Parent Q&A with Professor Wexler
  • May 25: Executive function challenges in common conditions: ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social/Emotional Learning

Presenter: David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP Director, National Center for School Crisis And Bereavement Children's Hospital Los Angeles. 

  • April 20: Coping strategies for families of children with special needs – even more of a need now
  • May 18: Taking care of yourself during the pandemic

Beyond Access YouTube Page(Open external link) - to view Recorded Sessions

The deadline to submit your child’s pre-K application is now April 19!

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Dear parent/guardian,

The deadline to submit your child’s pre-K application is now April 19!

Apply one of two ways by the extended deadline:

  1. Online through MySchools by 11:59pm. You can apply online 24 hours a day in 10 languages. 
  2. By phone at 718-935-2009 by 6pm. Call us Monday through Friday between 8am and 6pm. Over-the-phone interpretation is available in more than 200 languages.

Need help completing your child’s application? We’re here to support! Call us at the number above or email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

Best,

The Pre-K Admissions Team

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Estimado padre o tutor:

El plazo para presentar la solicitud de ingreso a prekínder de su hijo es ahora el 19 de abril.

Solicite el ingreso antes de que venza el nuevo plazo de una de las siguientes maneras:

  • Por internet, a través de MySchools hasta las 11:59 p.m. Es posible presentar la solicitud por internet las 24 horas del día en 10 idiomas. 
  • Por teléfono, llamando al 718-935-2009 hasta las 6:00 p.m. Llámenos de lunes a viernes entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 6:00 p.m. Por teléfono, hay servicio de interpretación en más de 200 idiomas.

 

¿Necesita ayuda para completar la solicitud de su hijo? Estamos para ayudarlo. Llámenos al número de teléfono que se indica arriba o escríbanos a ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

Atentamente,

Equipo de Admisiones a Prekínder

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尊敬的家長/監護人:

您好!提交子女的學前班申請表的截止日期現在是4月19日。

在這一延後截止日期之前,使用下列二種方式之一提出申請:

  • 上網MySchools申請,截止時間是晚上11:59。您可以全天24小時上網申請,有10種語言版本。
  • 致電718-935-2009申請,截止時間是晚上6點。星期一至星期五在上午8點至晚上6點之間給我們打電話。電話口譯有超過200種語言的服務。

 

填寫子女申請表時需要幫助嗎?我們可以提供幫助!請撥打上述電話號碼,或者給我們發電郵:ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov

誠致敬意!

學前班入學小組

CCEC Election schedule will be as follows:

Run, Serve, Lead
What Happens Next?

Following the the conclusion of the application period on March 4, the 2021 CCEC Election schedule will be as follows:

April 5–April 30 - Virtual Candidate forums will take place — prospective candidates will be able to meet voters and try to make their case for why they should be elected.
CEC 8 Candidate Forum - April 6th at 7:00 PM
 
 

May 1 - 11  - General voting takes place online — parents across the five boroughs vote for their preferred CCEC candidates. All parents of current NYC public school students (Grades Pre-K–12) are eligible to vote during the 2021 CCEC Elections.

May 14 - Runoff elections take place (as needed)
 
May - June 2021 - Election results are announced
Want to Learn More?

For more detailed information about NYC’s Education Councils and the 2021 CCEC Elections, visit our official 2021 Community and Citywide Elections webpage. 

As we begin to build momentum towards the full reopening of NYC public schools in fall 2021, we are excited that more parents than ever will be able to participate in the 2021 CCEC Elections and help shape and support our schools in the months and years to come.

On behalf of the NYC Department of Education, we wish all of this year’s potential CCEC candidates a smooth and rewarding election process!

 

For the first time voting is open to parents of all students. To vote parents will need to have an NYC Schools Account that has all of their students registered. If you do not have an NYC Schools Account, or need assistance registering your children to your existing account, please contact your Parent Coordinator or Family Leadership Coordinator (FLC) for assistance.

EMAIL CONTACT LIST

 

Walter Nino Filippo Galiano Jr., Principal - WGaliano@schools.nyc.gov

Bonnie Boltax,  Assistant Principal - BBoltax@schools.nyc.gov

 

Lisa Schiliro-Reilly, Parent Coordinator - LSchiliro@schools.nyc.gov

Angela Lichti, Pupil Accounting Secretary -  ALichti@schools.nyc.gov

Mary Mutze, 3k/PreK Family Coordinator - MMutze@schools.nyc.gov

Joana Akitcher, Social Worker - JAkitch@schools.nyc.gov

Lucy Misciagna, Attendance Coordinator - LMisciagna@schools.nyc.gov

Ann Colbrook, Bus Coordinator - AColbrook@schools.nyc.gov

 

Marianela Aponte & Jessica Maldonado, PTA Co-Presidents - PS304pta@gmail.com 

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We Speak Your Language

Visit the DOE's We Speak Your Language page on this website

Please send me an email if you would like any information in your home language,

LSchiliro@schools.nyc.gov

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/school-environment/hello

Parent University

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Parent University

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Parent University, a collaboration between the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) and the Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT)!

 

Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

Visit Parent University today at parent.schools.nyc! Click on the links below to download the Parent University flyer in English and translated versions.

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 nyc-parent-university-register-flyer.pdf  

To find out what's going on is virtually easy!

School Website www.ps304x.com

Instagram @PS304X

Twitter:  P.S. 304 The Early Childhood Lab School @PS304X

 

Facebook School Page 

P.S. 304 Early Childhood-School News

 

Facebook PS 304 Grade Pages

PreK/3K: PreK/3K (UPK) PTA Dragonflies

Kindergarten: Kindergarten PTA Dragonflies

First Grade: 1st PTA Dragonflies

Second Grade: 2nd PTA Dragonflies

Third Grade: 3rd PTA Dragonflies

Fourth Grade: 4th PTA Dragonflies

Fifth Grade: 5th PTA Dragonflies

Special Ed: Super PTA Dragonflies

Please select the group appropriate for your child's current grade and be informed that all Facebook group pages have membership questions to answer for membership approval. The grade Facebook groups are for parents/guardians and teachers of P.S. 304 students to stay informed about that specific grade.

Click to make a copy Virtual Contact.pdf