EVENT: Parent University
We Speak Your Language
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FACE Training for PTAs
EVENT: FACE Training for PAs and PTAs
Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Topic: PA/PTA Bylaws, an overview of the PA/PTA Bylaws. Bylaws are a set of rules adopted by members of the association. These rules govern the day-to-day affairs of the PA/PTA.
Please join us if you're on the PTA, or want to get involved and be on the PTA, or just curious and want to know!
Hope to see you there! 💗
Free Homework Help
All K-12 students and their parents or caregivers are invited to call Mondays through Thursdays between 4 and 7 p.m. to get free homework help from a licensed teacher.
Many of the teachers are bilingual, so Dial-A-Teacher can assist students and families in 10 languages, including
Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.
WIDE OPEN SCHOOL
P-EBT Food Benefit
What you need to know about the P-EBT food benefit for NYC students, as of February 10, 2021: Click HERE
- The $420 food benefit for spring 2020 has been distributed to all NYC public school students.
- If you have not received the spring 2020 benefit, click here (bit.ly/PEBTcontactform) to contact the State, and send an email to email@example.com.
- It is anticipated that P-EBT food benefits for the 2020-2021 school year will be issued to eligible children no sooner than March 2021, this and more information can be found on the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website
Please continue to visit https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19 for the most up to date information. You can also find additional information on what the Pandemic EBT food benefit is and who is eligible here
RESOURCES: Mental Health Resources & Information
Mental Health Impacts All of Us
Mental health impacts not only our students but our families, schools, and communities.
- One in five children struggle, or at some point in their life will struggle, with their mental health.
- Half of all mental-health and substance-use conditions start before age 14.
- Approximately one in five students who could benefit from additional mental-health supports does not get them.
Get Help Immediately - Text "WELL" to 65173, call 1-888-NYC-WELL (692-9355), or chat now
For more information on Mental Health Supports, visit the DOE’s website here.
free Virtual Car Seat Checks
The New York City Department of Transportation is launching a free virtual car seat program in your area. Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for American children and the correct use of child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. Unfortunately, almost 60 percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly.
The FREE Virtual Car Seat checks are being offered to all the constituents in our district. The car seat checks will be conducted via zoom or any other platform the constituents uses.
EARLY CHILDHOOD RESOURCES
Do you have concerns about your child's development? Has your child been diagnosed with a disability and you’re not sure where to start?
Learn more about child development, the early intervention process, and how to make the most out of your special education experience. You’ll also find fun activities for your child all year round, as well as where you can get more support. Click the links under the categories below for more information.
Learn about Services and Supports for Children From Birth through Age 3
Learn about Services and Supports for Children From Birth through Age 5
Book an Early Childhood Workshop
Growing Up NYC
The Early Childhood Family Toolkit
Our favorite resources to keep kids learning, playing, and growing healthy https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/early-childhood-family-toolkit/
UFT services for public school families.
We're continuously updating the hub and have added some new resources since last week. If you visit the parent section of the UFT website, you'll find:
- Free online tutoring from the New York Public Library
- An issue of TIME for Kids about the coronavirus
- A guide to applying for unemployment benefits
- A mental health hotline you can reach at 844-863-9314
- Online events from the Brooklyn Public Library
- Activity lists in English and Spanish for pre-K, kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade and 6th through 8th grade
For dozens of more resources — including the latest information from the Department of Education about free meals and online learning, financial relief, academic enrichment and at-home entertainment — keep checking the family resource hub on the UFT website.
Stay safe. We are still, in this together.
CPAC Meeting - April 8th - 9:30am
EVENT: CPAC Meeting - April 8, 21
The Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council (CPAC) is comprised of the presidents of the 38 Presidents' Councils or their designees. CPAC works as a team to identify concerns, trends, and policy issues and to advise the Chancellor on DOE policies. To learn more about CPAC, please visit its website here.
CPAC’s General Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:30 am
If you missed March 11th's meeting, you can watch it right here - https://youtu.be/pOSk1c5H05Q
Learning Bridges Program
How to Apply: If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this application.
Need help completing the online application? Call 311 for assistance.
If you previously filled out the expression of interest form, you do not need to complete another application
DOE Buildings Health Screening
Health Screening/Covid-19 Testing
Health Screening- https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
Families can submit consent using NYC Schools .
Students who do not submit consent will be transitioned into Remote Only Learning.
If you did not set up your NYC Schools Acct.(NYCSA) then please email your child's full name and ID# to:
LSchiliro@schools.nyc.gov and a Creation Code letter will be sent to you via email.
All Students, families, DOE employees, and visitors seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities.
Parent University *NEW FEATURES*
EVENT: Parent University *NEW FEATURES*
Parent University (parentu.schools.nyc) is a course registration and management system where NYC families can find free trainings on a wide range of topics. Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood, and seeks to educate and empower them as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities.
We currently offer 275+ pre-recorded, on-demand, and live, web-based courses and they cover a wide range of categories including:
Adult and Continuing Education
Early Childhood Education
For Parents, By Parents – NEW Category!
Health and Wellness
Remote Learning and Technology
School Buildings and Operations
We also offer links to 65 websites on our Resources Tab.
For more information, including flyers in different languages, please visit the Office of Family and Community Empowerment page on the DOE website.
Self-Care: Mindfulness, Breathing, & Chair Yoga – EVERY Tuesday @ 10am
DOE Translation & Interpretation Services – Monday, March 8 @ 6pm
Tobacco, E-cigarette & Alternative Product Use - RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, 3/17 @ 9:30am
All About Ranked Choice Voting: English - Wednesday, March 24 @ 6PM
All About Ranked Choice Voting: Spanish - Thursday, March 25 @ 6PM
PA/PTA Bylaws – Tuesday, April 13 @ 10am
Or check out one of our NEW pre-recorded, on-demand courses!
How to Apply for the 2021 CCEC Elections – Now available in multiple languages
Enhance Your Child's Cognitive Functions
Literacy at Home: Oral Language – Available in Spanish
Kitchen Percussion Challenge
We hope to see you on Parent University!
All students with disabilities who require special education services have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The IEP contains information about your child's interests, strengths, needs, goals, and educational program. It is a legal document that describes how the DOE will provide your child:
- A Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
- In the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
Find Out More
Family Guide to Preschool Special Education Services
Starting the Process| Making a Referral| Evaluation| IEP Meeting | The IEP | Parent Members
Assistive Technology | Behavior Supports |Related Services | Specialized Transportation | Other Special Education Services | Testing Accommodations | Extended School Year Services
District Schools | Specialized Programs | District 75 | Other Educational Settings
Special Education in NYC | Moving to Preschool | Moving to Kindergarten | Students with Disabilities and Gifted and Talented | Moving to Middle School | Moving to High School | After High School
Talking About Disability | Your Rights | Getting Support | Impartial Hearings | Contacts and Resources| Special Education Glossary| Committees on Special Education| Resources for Staff and Providers
Learn how to find out about the accessibility of school buildings, how to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, and how to find information about making a complaint regarding discrimination.
Achieve The Core
School Re-Opening 2020–21 Family Guide
An Overview of Remote Learning for Families
Information and tips to support your child’s learning at home.
Family Guide to Special Education services for all ages.
Click on the link below to watch the entire
CNN/Sesame Street Coronavirus Town hall