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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Last Day of School Letter from Chancellor Carranza

Celebrate the NYC Class of 2020 on June 30 at 7PM

Given all we have been through together, we cannot end the school year without celebrating our students’ remarkable accomplishments. I invite you to join me; Mayor de Blasio; former NYC public school student and teacher, Lin-Manuel Miranda; and other celebrities, elected officials, and special guests on June 30 as we honor the Class of 2020 at a citywide graduation ceremony. You can watch it beginning at 7 p.m. on PIX 11 and at nycclassof2020.com. Please join us!

Chancellor Carranza’s Congratulatory Video Message for 3-K, Pre-K and Kindergarten Families

Chancellor Richard Carranza has produced a congratulatory video message for 3-K, pre-K and kindergarten students and their families.

Additional Summer Resources for Families

Additional Resources for Families During the Summer document, posted on the Early Childhood: Learn at Home webpage to find inspiration for activities and helpful resources. These activities are aimed at supporting families in their efforts to promote learning, connecting and having fun as a family, and locating useful services. Translations will be made available soon.

The DOE is providing free access to summer reading and learning resources for all NYC students, via Sora, an online ebook reader. Students and staff can log in to Sora, using their DOE credentials, and instantly access hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. For additional guidance on accessing and using Sora, visit discoversora.com/nyc.

Students may also visit GalePages to access additional ebook titles and databases provided by the New York City School Library System. To access these additional resources outside of New York State, please email libraries@schools.nyc.gov to request an out-of-state user ID and password.

As a reminder, the public library systems are also providing digital resources and access to the tutoring platform, Brainfuse, through internet-enabled devices including all DOE-issued iPads. To access Brainfuse and other digital supports, New York State residents must sign up for a free library card in one of the three library systems:

Brooklyn Public Library: To obtain a Brooklyn Public Library eCard, please fill out this form. Families and students may access Brainfuse using their Brooklyn Public Library eCard.

Remote Learning Online Classes for Adults 21 and Over

PEP Parent Member Application

As a result of changes to New York State Education Law, CEC Presidents will elect a member to the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) beginning in July 2020!  The Nominating Committee had a “kick-off” meeting yesterday!  The Committee will review the applications and may interview some or all of the applicants before selecting at least three finalists for a final vote by the 32 CEC presidents.

Please encourage parents to apply by submitting the application!  To be eligible to apply, you must have a child currently attending a New York City public school (pre-K through 12th grade).  Experience with the New York City public school system, especially as a parent leader and/or advocate will be a plus.  Applications must be submitted to FACE at CCECInfo@schools.nyc.gov.

 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Happy, safe summer to all! School ends 11:30 a.m. today.

Letter to Families on Summer Reading from the New York City Department of Education – English

Summer Meals

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get free meals at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Celebrate the NYC Class of 2020 on June 30 at 7PM

Join us to celebrate the end of a school year and honor the resilient, inspiring Class of 2020—with appearances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pitbull, Nick Kroll, Angela Yee, and many more, plus special musical guest Phony Ppl!

 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

PS9 Year-End Wrap-Up Information: Please read this in its entirety and complete the short surveys requested at the end of the document. Happy summer!

Exact Path Summer Learning – Principal Letter

Konstella Letter

PS9 Now! Year End Edition Final

Remote Learning Report Cards June 2020 Letter

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

PTO General Meeting: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

The link for the meeting is : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81267156315?pwd=OGNRTzBBR2wvVG4xQUJ6b2cyUXRIdz09

Mindful Practice for PS9 with Principal Ali

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Join with Google Meet
 – remember to be logged into your student’s Google Classroom account
Join by phone:  ‪+1 413-351-4027
PIN: ‪792 430 429#

 

D13 Community Education Council Meeting

Join us on Tuesday June 23, 2020 at 7:00pm as we continue the discussion to dismantle systemic racism to effect change.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82049913465?pwd=WHdGclJwZkVuOForUUlZU2Q5c0I4QT09

Meeting ID: 820 4991 3465
Password: 368925
One tap mobile: +19292056099

 

Principal Ali Staying Connected Community Meeting – Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Here is the information to join us using your child’s Gmail account:
Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/fbk-dfgp-bzb
Join by phone: ‪+1 574-279-9071
PIN: ‪881 536 243#

Friday, June 19, 2020

Happy Juneteenth!

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Read more at: https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

Sarah Smith Garnet

Sarah J. Smith Tompkins Garnet was the first African American woman to found a suffrage organization and the first black woman principal in the New York public school system. Her father Sylvanus Smith was one of the founders of Weeksville, one of the first all black communities in the 19th century. Mr. Smith was one of the few black men allowed to vote, because in 1820 the New York State Constitution eliminated all property qualification for white men and introduced a $250 property requirement for black men. Weeksville was established, in part, as an answer to this discrimination. Sarah J. Smith Tompkins Garnet would continue her father’s legacy, advocating both professionally and politically against racial discrimination and for the rights to vote. Read more at: Sarah Smith Garnet.

 

Juneteenth: Then and Now

This Friday, join BRIC TV as we host a #BHeard Town Hall on Juneteenth and the current state of freedom for Black Americans. Get a behind-the-scenes look at NYC Black Pride’s Heritage Ball, and check out Make This Accessible, a virtual contemporary art exhibition produced by youth curators and featuring work by youth artists. Plus, listen to an interview with Black revolutionary Ojore Lutalo on Glitter & Doom.
Juneteenth: Then and Now
FRI, JUN 19 | 7PM
YOUTUBE LIVE

 

Happy Father’s Day!

We wish a wonderful father’s day weekend to all, especially as we enjoy summer solstice 2020 this weekend as well!

 

Last Day of School

The 2019-20 school year ends next Friday, June 26 at 11:30 a.m.

 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Grade 5 Promotional Ceremony

Friday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m.
View the ceremony at: https://youtu.be/5JXyy8E–Ak

 

Freedom Day Rally to Celebrate Juneteenth

Borough President Eric Adams in partnership with City Council Members  will host a Freedom Day Rally at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library to celebrate Juneteenth, a festival held annually by African-Americans to commemorate the last abolition of slavery and emancipation of slaves on June 19, 1865. The event is slated to take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 19 on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza. Remember to keep physical space when you attend.

 

Juneteenth: Then and Now

This Friday, join BRIC TV as we host a #BHeard Town Hall on Juneteenth and the current state of freedom for Black Americans. Get a behind-the-scenes look at NYC Black Pride’s Heritage Ball, and check out Make This Accessible, a virtual contemporary art exhibition produced by youth curators and featuring work by youth artists. Plus, listen to an interview with Black revolutionary Ojore Lutalo on Glitter & Doom.
Juneteenth: Then and Now
FRI, JUN 19 | 7PM
YOUTUBE LIVE


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Grade 5 Promotional Ceremony – Friday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m.

View the ceremony at: https://youtu.be/5JXyy8E–Ak

 

Principal Ali Staying Connected Community Meeting – Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Here is the information to join us using your child’s Gmail account:
Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/fbk-dfgp-bzb
Join by phone: ‪+1 574-279-9071
PIN: ‪881 536 243#

 

PTO General Membership Meeting

The final PTO General Meeting of the 2019-20 school year is next Tuesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Join the meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81267156315?pwd=OGNRTzBBR2wvVG4xQUJ6b2cyUXRIdz09.

 

Letter from the Chancellor for Voting and the 2020 Census.

Please read; this is very important information.

 

Decorative Graphic Containing Details listed in text followingMindful Practice for PS9 with Principal Ali

Join Ms. Ali on Tuesday, June 23 at 5:00 p.m., as she takes us through our final Mindful Practice Tuesday this school year!

Join with Google Meet
 – remember to be logged into your student’s Google Classroom account
Join by phone:  ‪+1 413-351-4027
PIN: ‪792 430 429#

 


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Mindful Practice for PS9 with Principal Ali

Join PS9 parent Ms. Edit at 5 pm ET – live from Sweden – as she takes us through Mindful Practice Tuesday! 
Join with Google Meet
 – remember to be logged into your student’s Google Classroom account
Join by phone:  ‪+1 413-351-4027
PIN: ‪792 430 429#

 

PS9 June Promotional Ceremonies This Week – each at 9:30 a.m.

Pre-K – June 16
Kindergarten – June 17
Grade 5 – June 19
Please check out our calendar for event links: https://www.ps9brooklyn.org/school-calendar/

 

DOE Return to School 2020 Survey for families

What’s important to you, we need your feedback! https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5647165/Return-to-School-Survey-Families  (school code 13K009)

 

School Leadership Team Meeting

Tuesday, June 16, 4:00 p.m.
Join with Google Meet:
Meeting ID: meet.google.com/uoh-mmpj-vxh
Phone Numbers: (‪US‬)‪+1 478-974-9139‬
PIN: ‪650 529 802#‬

 


Monday, June 15, 2020

Fall Planning Framework

The NYC DOE is working on plans for re-opening school buildings in the 2020-21 school year, and exploring various options based on available guidance from public health experts.  They’ve created a short, anonymous survey (~7 mins.) to help understand what is most important to you for when we return to school in the fall.

Below is a summary of the Fall Framework the DOE is using to drive the planning work related to the fall re-opening.  The Chancellor shared this information in a letter to families as well.

    • Enhanced health measures that ensure that schools and other office buildings are well-equipped to manage the enhanced health requirements that are necessary to protect against COVID-19 infection.
    • Trauma-informed approaches that focus on focus on the social-emotional needs of students and staff as we reacclimate to being back in school buildings.
    • Blended learning options that leverage in-person and remote instruction to support our transition from remote learning and maximize both face-to-face and online instruction.
    • Working closely with DOHMH to monitor health indicators to ensure that it is safe to return to school buildings and offices on our planned return in September.
    • Evaluating the rolling/phased approach used by many other countries as they modify schedules, and/or starting groups of students in person at different times to return to schools gradually rather than all at once.
    • Considering how to implement social distancing, which may mean limiting the number of students and staff in our buildings and thinking creatively about schedules.
    • Adjusting building operations to allow for limitations in the movement of students and staff into, out of, and within the building, and for facilitation of enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols.
    • Adjusting School busing and school food operations to accommodate health and safety operations

 

Return to 2020 Survey

The DOE’s survey has two versions, one for families and one for students. Our school’s code is 13K009. Please fill one out as soon as possible, we need your feedback about what is important to you.

Survey for Families

Survey for Students

 

Special Education Forum

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join DOE, CCSE, CCD75 and CEC 15 to discuss special education.  The meeting will be held via WebEx, as follows:
Event number: 132 261 4102
Event password: June2020
Dial In:  1-844-992-4726 (Access code: 132 261 4102)
Dial-In:  1-408-418-9388 (Access code: 132 261 4102)

 

Expanded COVID-19 Testing:

As part of the work to defeat COVID-19 and reopen New York City, the City must provide widespread testing so that, in every community, everyone who needs a COVID-19 test can get one. In order to expand testing access citywide, 100 diagnostic testing sites for COVID-19 will open across the five boroughs in the coming weeks.  To find the testing site nearest to you, please visit the City’s testing page.

 

A Message from Urban Glass, a PS9 Art Partner

While the UrbanGlass studios remain closed, our staff has been working on some free online programming, including an at-home mosaic tutorial in which teaching artist Courtney McCloskey demonstrates how to make your own beautiful mosaic artwork using cardboard, paper, sea glass and shells. We hope that this video might bring some creative respite and inspiration to your students.

We’ve also collected a list of community resources on our website to share during this time.

 


Friday, June 12, 2020

PTO Music Exchange

Sunday, June 14, 7:05 pm
Show Up PS9 for our final PTO Music Exchange!
Join via Zoom
Meeting ID: 781 6625 2630
Password: PS9MusicX

PS9 June Promotional Ceremonies Next Week – each at 9:30 a.m.

Pre-K – June 16
Kindergarten – June 17
Grade 5 – June 19
Please check out our calendar for event links: https://www.ps9brooklyn.org/school-calendar/

 

School Leadership Team Meeting
Tuesday, June 16, 4:00 p.m.

Join with Google Meet – remember to be logged into your student’s Google Classroom account
Join by phone +1 502-482-3226
PIN: 452817126

 

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

MIS-C is like other serious inflammatory conditions, such as Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. Since children with MIS-C may become seriously ill, it is important that families know the signs and symptoms their children may experience, so they can get help right away – letter from Chancellor Carranza, June 5, 2020

 

Learn in Shelter NY

A non-profit volunteer tutoring program formed in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Students who need tutoring services to offer help with academic subjects including math, science, English, history, foreign languages, and computer science. The sessions are conducted via Zoom, and the services are completely free for students.Students or their parents can sign up at https://www.learninshelter.org/sign-up-student and learn more about the program at our website: learninshelter.org.

 

New York City Absentee Ballot Request for June 23, 2020 Elections ONLY.

Under the Governor’s Executive Order 202.15, to prevent the community spread of COVID-19, all registered voters may apply for an Absentee Ballot to vote in the upcoming June 23, 2020 elections.

 

Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Food Benefits – Very Important!

If you believe or know that your home address is not correct in our school’s system, please contact Ms. Carol Hernandez at CSheldrakeHerna@schools.nyc.gov right away! The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 authorized the payment of P-EBT food benefits to households with children who would have received free or reduced-price school meals under the National School Lunch Act, if not for a school closure. Please read all current information about this program at: https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Pandemic-EBT.asp. 

 


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

POSTPONED – Staying Connected – Community Meeting with Principal Ali

5:00 pm
We are postponing Principal Ali’s Staying Connected forum scheduled for tomorrow June 10th, to Wednesday, June 24th. Please continue to check this page daily for updates from school, as well as helpful resources.


Monday, June 8, 2020

  1. On Tuesday, June 9, students who attend a school serving grades K-8, or who attend any District 75 school, are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in reorganization work. Teachers in these schools are not expected to engage students on June 9; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day.
  2. PS9’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee will hold their monthly meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9, at 8:00 a.m. Join the meeting using this Zoom link:
  3. PS9’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee has scheduled a parenting skills session for parents and the general PS9 community on dealing with race-based trauma and it’s mental health consequences for children and families on Tuesday, June 9, at 3:00 p.m. Join the meeting by visiting: https://www.ps9brooklyn.org/news/2020/06/addressing-race-based-trauma-with-children/
  4. District 13 Community Education Committee (CEC13) meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at 7 pm.  If you can’t join us on Tuesday night, please look for our next meeting or event where we will continue to break down barriers to justice.Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86585974072?pwd=MlJodDhCMFZkandUTVRZRXJ3QVU3Zz09Meeting ID: 865 8597 4072
    Password: 122261One tap mobile
    +19292056099,,86585974072#,,1#,122261# US (New York)
  5. Principal Ali Staying Connected Community Meeting – June 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please share your questions/feedback using our “Staying Connected” form at: https://www.ps9brooklyn.org/news/2020/04/staying-connected-with-ps9/. Here is the information to join us using your child’s Gmail account: Join with Google Meet:  meet.google.com/fbk-dfgp-bzbJoin by phone:   ‪+1 574-279-9071 PIN: ‪881 536 243#
  6. Wellness Wednesday NYC: Healthier students are better learners. The DOE started Wellness Wednesdays NYC to help students and families learn skills and habits that can promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Each Wellness Wednesday will focus on a different theme. Each week, you will find new activities and resources on this page to help you learn about key components of wellness.

 


Friday, June 5, 2020

Chancellor Carranza’s letter to families about George Floyd and the national conversation.

 

Resources from Principal Ali for conversations with children about race and equity. 

 

COMMUNITY LETTER TO MAYOR DE BLASIO, IN RESPONSE TO PROTESTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES

Join PS9’s PTO and sign on to this letter to Mayor DeBlasio
Share the letter as published on Medium
We will continue to collect names and update the letter/post – fill out this form to add your name

 

Forum to Share, Feel and Start to Heal
Saturday, June 6, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Graphic poster with details for the Brain Power event that follow in textA letter from Brain Power Wellness
In response to all the tragedy of the past two weeks in our nation and the important conversations about race, privilege, education, equity and injustice, our Brain Power Wellness team is proud to host an Open Forum this Saturday, June 6th, 3PM-5PM. This event will create a safe space for open-hearted sharing and will include expertly-led movement and meditation to help us manage our emotional and mental health.  All are welcome. Our team is pouring a lot of sincerity into this event and it promises to be transformational.

 

Summer Learning: Updated Calendar

For elementary and middle school students who are required or recommended to attend summer school, the program will start one week earlier and will run from Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 11. Professional learning for teachers and staff will be offered on Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2

 

PTO Music Exchange

Sunday, June 7, 7:05 pm
Join via Zoom
Meeting ID: 781 6625 2630
Password: PS9MusicX
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

 

June is Pride month!

Families and students are encouraged to visit the DOE’s family-facing LGBTQ+ support webpage for resources and virtual events. You can check this webpage throughout the month of June for upcoming virtual Pride events.

 

PS9’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, June 9, 8:00 am
Join the meeting via Zoom

 


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

  1. Thursday, June 4 – Instructional Day for Students. On June 4, all students are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in professional development. Teachers are not expected to engage students on June 4; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day.
  2. CNN and “Sesame Street” are refocusing their second town hall to address racism. The 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET. The show will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding. Big Bird will join CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill to moderate the event. They will be joined by “Sesame Street” characters — including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita — and other experts answering questions submitted by families. Submit questions at: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/us/cnn-sesame-street-standing-up-to-racism/index.html
  3. Video Resources and Guiding Questions:

 


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

  1. Principal Ali’s Mindful Practice for PS9, Tuesday, June 2 at 5 p.m.
  2. Even if you feel healthy, you can still spread COVID-19 to other people who may get very sick. Staying away from others and doing activities at home is the best way to can connect to and care for the community right now. Thankfully, you can find many ways to stay connected and have fun while you stay home. Read what you can do while you join the community against the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Black Lives Matter Rally for Kids live today.
  4. Recent developments regarding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). MIS-C is a new health condition associated with COVID-19 that is appearing in children in New York City and elsewhere. Please read this letter from the Chancellor to NYC families.

 


Monday, June 1, 2020

  1. Principal Ali’s Mindful Practice for PS9, Tuesday, June 2 at 5 p.m.
  2. Let’s Learn NYC: Early Childhood Remote Learning Classes – June Schedule
  3. We have two days coming up in June that were originally scheduled as times when students would not be in attendance. However, with the ongoing pandemic, students will be expected to participate in remote learning on both of these days:
     Thursday, June 4 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for all students in observance of Brooklyn / Queens Day (also known as Anniversary Day).
     Tuesday, June 9 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for students in schools serving grades K-8, as well as District 75 schools and programs.

On June 4, all students are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in professional development. Teachers are not expected to engage students on June 4; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day.

On June 9, students who attend a school serving grades K-8, or who attend any District 75 school, are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in reorganization work. Teachers in these schools are not expected to engage students on June 9; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day. Please read Chancellor Carranza’s letter to families in its entirety.

 


Friday, May 29, 2020

  1. PTO Music Exchange – Sunday, May 31, 2020. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
    Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upwsce-qqzksGdRoETNlx-j8yqpXhUrST7FJ/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6grz0sGNGXthqHR7Y-BY_oM-rwmHpdjadvkzrRLSxLLwmuL_NSCrpKAuvkJoin Zoom Meeting
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78166252630?pwd=SlppU3JJM0U1SklvZnRsV0xjaXpLZz09Meeting ID: 781 6625 2630
    Password: PS9MusicX
  2. Inclusive Services at BPL has a couple of virtual programs coming up just for you; be sure to follow the instructions for participating!May 31: Music for Autism Presents: Jade Simmons
    June 3: Navigating Your Child’s Disability: One-to-One Expert Assistance Is Here!
    June 6: American Sign Language at the LibraryMusic For Autism Presents:  Jade Simmons | Sunday, May 31 | 2-3pm
    Join us for this interactive, autism friendly concert! Jade is a one-of-a-kind artist who has built a career garnering diverse recognition from unlikely places with her genre-bending concert adventures that span Rachmaninoff to Rap. For questions call 917.751.4890.

Registration is required: https://www.musicforautism.org/concert/virtualconcert-jadesimmons/

 


Thursday, May 28, 2020

  1. PTO Music Exchange – Sunday, May 31, 2020. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
    Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upwsce-qqzksGdRoETNlx-j8yqpXhUrST7FJ/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6grz0sGNGXthqHR7Y-BY_oM-rwmHpdjadvkzrRLSxLLwmuL_NSCrpKAuvkJoin Zoom Meeting
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78166252630?pwd=SlppU3JJM0U1SklvZnRsV0xjaXpLZz09Meeting ID: 781 6625 2630
    Password: PS9MusicX
  2. The BKLYN Library Summer Reading Program is going VIRTUAL! This year, the theme is “Imagine Your Story”, and beginning June 1 – August 31 children and teens can participate in educational, fun and FREE virtual programs that include:Yoga  |  Magic  |  Music  |  Dance  |  Zumba  |  Clowns  |  Science  |  Storytelling  |  Yo-Yo Workshop  |  Creative Art Workshops  |  Meet the Author/Illustrator  |  And Much More
    VIEW Summer Reading Program Calendar
  3. Vote safely during COVID-19 by voting from home. Request your mail-in ballot for the primary election: vote.nyc or call 1-866-868-3692. 1-866-Vote-NYC (1-866-868-3692) or TTY-212-487-5496. If outside NYC call 1-212-VOTE-NYC (1-212-868-3692)
  4. Have you filled out the census yet?  Kings County is only at 47.6% response Rate. As we grapple with COVID-19, completing the 2020 Census is even more important now than ever. The number of New Yorkers who are counted will determine how much funding we receive for our schools and public services over the next 10 years. City schools receive more than $781 million every year in Title I funding, based on census data. In addition, the census helps determine funding for early learn centers, in-school and afterschool youth programs, childcare programs, and other services that support our school communities. Please complete the census online at my2020census.gov, or by calling 844-330-2020, and completing the brief survey, which is open until October 31.   https://2020census.gov/
  5. Please sign the petition to save future NYC summer programming. The FY21 Executive Budget has eliminated over $213 million in summer funding and affects not only NYJTL but all summer programming funded by the city: https://www.nyjtl.org/save-our-summer

 


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  1. Cancelled! Tonight’s Staying Connected with Principal Ali Community Meeting – May 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., has been cancelled. Please submit questions and feedback so Ms. Ali can move forward with these sessions.
  2. The DOE is engaging with parents, school leaders, students, and other stakeholders to collect ideas and perspectives on admissions for fall 2021. All parents and students are invited to join virtual borough-based town hall meetings with Executive Superintendents. Information for each Family Empowerment Listening Series event is listed at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/admissionsengagement
  3. This message from the Chancellor provides information on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on DOE admissions for fall 2021, inviting families to engage with us through virtual events. You can read this message in other languages at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/admissionsengagement

 

 


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  1. We’re excited to present PS9 parent David Lobenstine during Principal Ali’s Mindful Practice for PS9 today at 5 p.m!
    Here is the information to join us using your child’s Google Classroom Email account:
  2. Principal Ali Staying Connected Community Meeting – May 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please share your questions/feedback using our “Staying Connected” form at: https://www.ps9brooklyn.org/news/2020/04/staying-connected-with-ps9/Here is the information to join us using your child’s Gmail account:Join with Google Meet:  meet.google.com/fbk-dfgp-bzbJoin by phone:   ‪+1 574-279-9071 PIN: ‪881 536 243#
  3. The PTO May General Meeting / Office Hours will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 6:30pm.
    This will be a Google Meet (Virtual Meeting). To join the meeting, go to one of the following:
    (Please be sure to join from your child’s PS9 Gmail account in order to access the meeting)
    Meeting ID: meet.google.com/qut-drqv-kxv
    Phone Numbers: (‪US‬)‪+1 929-236-4237‬
    PIN: ‪163 632 583#‬We look forward to seeing everyone!
  4. PTO Music Exchange Video – Sunday, May 24, 2020
  5.  Live PS 9 Yoga in Ms. Edit’s Google Classroom: PS9 parent Edit Szabó is conducting live yoga classes for students in her PS 9 Google classroom. Classes started on 5/15 and will be held each Friday at 1 pm. Please remind your child to log into Ms. Edit’s class if their schedule allows.
  6. Summer School 2020 Date Change: Earlier this week, we announced our plans for summer learning, to ensure that our students can continue to engage and receive the academic supports they need to be ready for returning to school in the fall. We are writing to you today with an update on the summer calendar.For elementary and middle school students who are required or recommended to attend summer school, the program will start one week earlier and will run from Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 11. Professional learning for teachers and staff will be offered on Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2.
  7. Petition to save Summer Programs. The FY21 Executive Budget has eliminated over $213 million in summer funding and affects not only NYJTL but all summer programming funded by the city. Join the petition at: https://www.nyjtl.org/save-our-summer
  8. Let’s Learn NYC! – the new educational public television program produced by the WNET Group in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (DOE), features lessons for children in 3K through second grade that supplements remote learning. Programming is age-appropriate content aligned to standards and lessons for early childhood education and includes foundational reading skills, literacy, math, social studies, and science. Watch online! and check out the exciting things scheduled for June 2020.
  9. All NYC Public School Families to Receive $420 Per Child: More than $880 million in additional food assistance will go to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The food benefit, which is part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, will be issued in June. If you already have an EBT card, you’ll receive the funds automatically in early June. If you don’t already receive food benefits, you will receive a notice from the state in the mail explaining when and how you’ll receive your food benefit, which should come through in late June.You can find more information on the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website.
  10. Dial-a-Teacher is back!  https://tutor.dialateacher.org/
    • What: Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers
    • Where: Visit tutor.dialateacher.org, fill out the form and get a call from a teacher

 


Friday, May  22, 2020

Important News from Principal Ali – May 22

 

District 13 Community Schools Meal Hubs open on Memorial Day.

All Meal HUBS will be open on Memorial Day May 25, 2020 from 7:30am- 1:30pm.
K009- 80 Underhill Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238
K011- 419 Waverly Place Brooklyn NY 11238
K044- 432 Monroe Street Brooklyn, NY 11221
K067- 51Edwards Street Brooklyn, NY 11205
K113- 300 Adelphi Street Brooklyn, NY, 11205
K256- 114 Kosciuszko Street Brooklyn, NY 11216
PS 270- 241 Emerson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11205
K307-  209 York Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
K258- 140 Macon Street Brooklyn, NY 11216
K117- 300 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 (kosher meals )