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School Leadership Team Meeting- June 18, 2020


Our monthly School Leadership Team meeting will be held on June 18, 2020 from 3:00- 6:00pm. The meeting will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Please email any questions or intent to attend the meeting, 48 hours before the start of the session to the email below.


SLT Chairperson, John Barone

+1 347-966-4114   United States, New York City (Toll)
Conference ID: 810 504 541#

Chancellors Summer Learning Letter-May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Dear Families,

We know that the COVID-19 crisis and the unexpected shift to remote learning in the second half of the school year have presented challenges for many families all across the City. The strength, perseverance, and dedication of our 1.1 million students and the staff and families who support them day after day continues to amaze me. We have continually evolved our policies to meet this unprecedented time, developing and in some cases entirely reinventing them to support our students and families. Today we are writing to share an update on summer school.

In continued adherence to federal, State, and City health guidelines, we are adapting our summer school model for summer 2020. This year, we will offer summer school via remote instruction, allowing us to provide more students than ever before with the academic supports they need and a bridge from this school year to the next. In addition to academic instruction, students participating in these summer school programs will also have opportunities to go on self-paced virtual field trips and engage in daily social-emotional learning activities.

Who in grades 3-8 will attend summer school? Students in grades 3–8 who are not promoted in June will be required to attend summer school. They will participate in six weeks of remote instruction from Monday, July 13 – Tuesday, August 18.

Some students in grades 3–8 who are promoted in June may also be recommended by their teacher for additional academic support over the summer. They will participate in six weeks of remote instruction from Monday, July 13 – Tuesday, August 18.

Your school will notify you in June if your child is required or recommended to participate in summer learning programs.

Who in grades 9-12 will attend summer school? Students in grades 9–12 who receive a grade of Course in Progress, or who need to retake a course they have failed in a prior term, will participate in remote instruction for the course(s) in which they need to earn credit. Remote instruction will run from Monday, July 13 –Friday, August 21.

Your school will notify you in June if your child is required or recommended to participate in summer learning programs.

What about students with 12-month Individualized Education Program (IEP) services?

Students in all grades with 12-month IEPs will participate in remote summer programming from Wednesday, July 1– Thursday, August 13. All students who are receiving or are eligible to receive these services will be contacted by their school shortly.

Your child’s academic success is of utmost importance. To ensure that students across the city receive the support they need this summer, we are dedicating all of our efforts to providing mandatory and recommended summer learning programs, and we will not be operating elective Summer Academy and school-based enrichment programs this year. We will continue to share resources and summer-specific activities at in the coming weeks so that all students can find new and exciting ways to continue their learning this summer.

We always say that New York City has the best students, staff, and families in the world, and nothing will ever change that. You continue to prove this day after day. Thank you.


Richard A. Carranza

Chancellor New York City Department of Education

Letter from Chancellor-May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Dear Families,

Following up on our letter to you last week about the new health condition appearing in children in New York City and elsewhere, linked below is a Fact Sheet from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) that provides additional information.

Per NYC Health, this condition has been renamed Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)— formerly Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS). The condition is rare and it is potentially life-threatening, so it is important that you know its signs and symptoms.

NYC Health’s Fact Sheet conveys new information about the syndrome, its symptoms, when to seek medical help, treatments, and preventative steps. Because MIS-C is associated with COVID-19, acting to keep your child from being exposed to COVID-19 continues to be essential.

As a reminder, families should help their children understand the importance of the following measures and ensure their children follow them:

 As per NYS Executive Order 202.17, all people over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering must wear one when they are outside their home if they cannot maintain physical distance from others. Free face coverings are available at DOE Meal Hubs in all five boroughs—you can find one close to you on the DOE website.

 Physical distancing and good hygiene remain critical, even while wearing a face covering.

 When outside the home, adults and children must maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible.

 Parents should remind children of the importance of good hand hygiene and should help ensure that children frequently wash their hands.

The health and safety of our communities remains our top priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate measures to help keep our students, families, and staff members safe. Please visit at any time for the latest information on MIS-C, and do not hesitate to contact 311 with any questions.


Richard A. Carranza

Chancellor New York City Department of Education

Parent Letter Week 8- May 15, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardians,

We want to thank you for your continued support helping your children with their online learning. You have been the most important link between school and your students’ learning. We realize that with all of your responsibilities, the last few weeks have been quite stressful and want to encourage you to take care of yourself and keep physically and emotionally healthy.

Balancing the needs of your family and your own can seem overwhelming during this quarantine so we have a few suggestions to help you.

· Separate your work time and your “downtime”. After work, turn your computer off and do something you like to do such as listening to music, reading or playing with the kids.

· To help combat social isolation, schedule time to visit with friends and family using technology. Face Time, Zoom, and Teams are just a few of the platforms that let you visit while keeping social distancing.

· Get outside on sunny days. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for our mental and physical health.

· Take advantage of the many free on-line exercise programs. A quick workout can do wonders.

· Eat a balanced diet, and avoid “junk” or comfort foods.

· Get enough sleep.

As always, the P.S. 163 school community is here to support you.

· Visit our school web site weekly at · Please have your child sign on to Google classroom MySchools Account everyday. You can contact your child’s teacher on line to discuss any of your concerns. · Check the NYCDOE website for additional grade specific resources.

· If you or your child becomes ill and unable to log on, contact your child’s teacher.

Be well and stay safe. We will get through this challenging time together.

With Warm Regards,

Francine Marsaggi, Principal





·為了幫助消除社會孤立感,請安排時間使用技術與親朋好友一起探訪。 Face Time,Zoom和Teams只是使您能夠在保持社交距離的同時進行訪問的一些平台。




· 足夠的睡眠。


·每周訪問我們學校的網站 ·請每天讓您的孩子登錄Google教室MySchools帳戶。您可以在線與孩子的老師聯繫,討論您的任何擔憂。 ·檢查NYCDOE網站,以獲取其他有關年級的資源。



Queremos agradecerle por su continuo apoyo para ayudar a sus hijos con su aprendizaje en línea. Usted ha sido el vínculo más importante entre la escuela y el aprendizaje de sus alumnos. Nos damos cuenta de que con todas sus responsabilidades, las últimas semanas han sido bastante estresantes y queremos alentarlo a cuidarse y mantenerse saludable física y emocionalmente.

Equilibrar las necesidades de su familia y las suyas puede parecer abrumador durante esta cuarentena, por lo que tenemos algunas sugerencias para ayudarlo.

· Separe su tiempo de trabajo y su "tiempo de inactividad". Después del trabajo, apague la computadora y haga algo que le guste, como escuchar música, leer o jugar con los niños.

· Para ayudar a combatir el aislamiento social, programe tiempo para visitar a amigos y familiares utilizando la tecnología. Face Time, Zoom y Teams son solo algunas de las plataformas que te permiten visitar mientras mantienes el distanciamiento social.

· Salga en días soleados. La vitamina D es una vitamina esencial para nuestra salud mental y física.

· Aproveche los numerosos programas gratuitos de ejercicios en línea. Un entrenamiento rápido puede hacer maravillas.

· Coma una dieta balanceada y evite la comida chatarra o reconfortante.

· Dormir lo suficiente.

Como siempre, la comunidad escolar de PS 163 está aquí para apoyarlo.

· Visite el sitio web de nuestra escuela semanalmente en

· Haga que su hijo inicie sesión en la cuenta de MySchools de Google en el aula todos los días. Puede comunicarse con el maestro de su hijo en línea para hablar sobre cualquiera de sus inquietudes. · Visite el sitio web de NYCDOE para obtener recursos adicionales específicos de grado.

· Si usted o su hijo se enferman y no pueden iniciar sesión, comuníquense con el maestro de su hijo.

Estar bien y mantenerse a salvo. Pasaremos este desafiante tiempo juntos.


Cluster Parent Teacher Conferences

Letter from Chancellor-May 12, 2020

Dear Families,

Health and safety is our top priority, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) and the Department of Education (DOE) continue to work together to keep the city’s students, families, and staff members safe, healthy, and informed as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves.

The NYC Department of Health is currently investigating cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, or PMIS, a new health condition appearing in children in New York City and elsewhere. The NYC Health Department is also investigating the possible association between PMIS and COVID-19 in children. Some doctors think the condition is related to having COVID19, but the connection is still not clear.

PMIS is a rare condition that is not contagious. However, because it is life-threatening, it is important to know the signs. Most children have a persistent, high fever lasting several days, along with other symptoms, including:

 Irritability or sluggishness

 Abdominal pain without another explanation

 Diarrhea

 Vomiting

 Rash

 Conjunctivitis, or red or pink eyes

 Enlarged lymph node (“gland”) on one side of the neck

 Red, cracked lips or red tongue that looks like a strawberry

 Swollen hands and feet, which might also be red

You should call your doctor if your child becomes ill and has had continued fever. Your doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and use that information to recommend next steps. If your child is severely ill, you should go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 immediately.

Although it is not yet known whether it is associated with COVID-19, it is important parents and children take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 2

Parents should help their children understand the importance of the following measures and ensure their children follow them:

 As per NYS Executive Order No. 202.17, all people over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering must wear one when they are outside their home if they cannot maintain physical distance from others.

 Physical distancing and good hygiene remain critical, even while wearing a face covering.

 When outside the home, adults and children must maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible.

 Parents should remind children of the importance of good hand hygiene and should help ensure that children frequently wash their hands.

The health and safety of our communities remain our top priority, and we will continue to follow all guidance and take all appropriate measures to help keep our students, families, and staff members safe. Please contact 311 with any questions.


Richard A. Carranza



Letter from Chancellor- May 7, 2020

Dear Families,

As we enter a new month, we continue to work to equip all of you, our families and our school communities, with the information, tools, and resources that you need for remote learning as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together as a City. This has been an ongoing process, as we all blaze new trails in uncharted territory of fully remote learning. Throughout it all, the health, safety, and security of our communities has been our focus and priority.

As you may recall, security and privacy concerns for our students and staff, including unwanted and unsafe meeting interruptions, led us to prohibit the use of Zoom in early April. The decision was a difficult one, but after reviewing the risks, we know it was in the best interest of our school communities. As we indicated when we made this announcement in April, we would continue to engage Zoom and other online collaboration platforms to make sure that students, teachers, and everyone in the DOE community had safe, secure means to interact with each other that respected student privacy.

We are pleased to announce that now, following several weeks of collaboration with the company, we are now able to offer Zoom as a safe, secure platform for use across the DOE. All schools and students will have free access to a central, secure DOE account for learning and collaboration. Our work with Zoom included reaching an agreement about data encryption and storage, creating settings for our platform to make sure only DOE participants and specifically invited guests can enter classrooms or meetings and giving meeting hosts more control over their classrooms and meetings.

This means that:

 All staff and students must use the new DOE central account to access Zoom

 All DOE students and staff will be able to sign onto with their DOE email and password, and will be able to use the full complement of features Zoom offers

 The central DOE account has been pre-arranged to ensure safety and security of all participants, which protects all members of our communities

 There is no cost for schools, teachers or service providers (for use of Zoom, as well as previously approved platforms like Microsoft and Google)

 We will add Zoom to all DOE-issued iPads

Please visit the Getting Started with Zoom page ( to learn more about accessing Zoom, including:

 How to access DOE Zoom

 New security settings and instructions for use

 Contacts for technical support for families

Our new agreement with Zoom will give your children another way to connect with their schools, teachers and school staff. We are excited to be able to have another safe and secure option for school communities to use during this unprecedented time.

As always, we are grateful for your flexibility and patience. We know how hard every one of you works to support your children’s learning at home. And we are glad that you will now have access to another tool in Zoom that will help keep learning going.


Richard A. Carranza

Chancellor New York City Department of Education


Dear Families,

This unprecedented time of COVID-19 has presented difficulty and struggles for all New Yorkers, and we recognize that supporting your children in their continued learning in the midst of this crisis has been no small feat. We are amazed by the resilience and resolve that all of you—the families of our 1.1 million students—have shown as we transformed our entire system to remote learning. We are grateful for all that you are doing to support the success of your child as we finish the 2019-2020 school year in remote learning.

This transition would be a challenge at any time, but in the midst of the anxiety and trauma so many of our communities are experiencing due to the pandemic, it could have been insurmountable. Still, you have done it, being there for your children in every way you can to support their learning despite not necessarily knowing where the next meal will be coming from, or dealing with illness or loss in your family or community, or any other number of insecurities this time has brought.

That is why we have continually evolved our policies to meet this moment, developing and in some cases entirely reinventing them to support all of you—our students and families. These policies run the gamut from attendance to class scheduling to technology usage and beyond. Today, we are writing with another important policy update, concerning student grading.

Grades are important for understanding a student’s progress toward meeting learning standards, but they are just one way our educators are measuring and discerning how a student is engaging with schoolwork and making progress. We must ensure that support for our students includes not just academics, but social-emotional learning, health and safety, and physical and mental wellness, and there are relationships in place that affirm and empower our students and families. We are giving our educators the tools and skills they need to understand and support our students socially and emotionally. We will continue to create resources for students and families that elevate these supports within the context of COVID-19. Implementation of the policy by school leaders will be considerate of students who have experienced emotional loss, death, mental health issues, or didn’t have access to a device or connectivity right away. We know that just as you are our partners in learning, we are yours in the emotional support your children may need during this time.

We have heard from students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and many others across the City to inform our revised grading policy. We see you, we hear you, and we believe that the final policy we are issuing emphasizes flexibility and patience for students in these unprecedented times, while also keeping students engaged without penalty for the trauma they may be experiencing. It maintains clear expectations that acknowledge each individual student’s experience, and creates a consistent, equitable system across all schools. The policy seeks to minimize stress on families and students, while still providing next year’s teachers with the information they need about an individual student’s progress toward achieving standards.


The grading policy outlined below is in effect for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year only. Teachers will base students’ final grades on a holistic review of their progress before and after we started remote learning. Attendance will not be a factor in students’ grades. No student will receive a failing final grade.


3K & Pre-K              No change – students in 3K and Pre-K do not receive report cards or grades. 

K - 5th                      Students receive final grades of either “Meets Standards” (MT) or “Needs Improvement” (N).

6th - 8th                  Students receive final grades of “Meets Standards” (MT), “Needs Improvement” (N), or “Course in Progress” (NX), if additional time is needed to complete the course.

9th - 12th            Your school’s existing grading scale applies, but no failing grades will be issued. A “Course in Progress” (NX) will be issued instead, providing students with additional time to complete the requirements for the course. After final grades have been issued, students and families have the option to convert any or all passing Spring Semester 2020 final grades to ‘CR’ which indicates the course was passed and credit was earned but does not have a value in the student’s GPA.

The DOE is continuing to develop plans for programming and supports over the summer months. More information about summer school will be made available by your school and shared in the upcoming weeks.


For elementary and middle schools, principals will generally serve as primary points to answer questions regarding the grading policy for families. For high schools, school counselors and college counselors will generally serve as primary points to answer questions regarding the grading policy for students and families, along with principals. If you need help identifying the school counselor or college counselor, please contact your principal (principal contact information can be found on your school's website at

Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions document for additional information at We are committed not only to supporting students in their continued learning through June and beyond, but to supporting you as our primary partner in your child’s education. We know you have had a lot of questions and faced a lot of challenges in this transition; you have had to take on essential, invaluable new roles to keep your child’s education going and become indispensable partners to teachers. There are many resources available at and your student’s school is also standing by to support you.

We always say that New York City has the best students, staff, and families in the world, and nothing will ever change that. You continue to prove this true each and every day. Thank you.


Richard A. Carranza


New York City Department of Education

Resources for Parents

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Below is an agency providing free groups and activities for ages 4 up to 18. I think this would be helpful especially for 5th graders and  middle schoolers. I've also included a cute video from Elmo that you can share with your younger students and hopefully also puts a smile on your face. 😊 
 video of Elmo describing what the word virtual means and new ways to communicate: 
This resource offers  free tutoring and other programs for ages 4-18 and a parent support group
All of their services are free now; Here is this link and list of the services they are currently providing:

We have been working around the clock to transition our programs into online opportunities available to children anywhere in New York ages 4-18. 

Our virtual youth mentoring programs create opportunities for children to connect with peers and friends and build new connections in a safe and trusted way. Our mentor specialists are here to support your child and engage them in educational, fun online activities and events.

Available programs include:

One-on-one tutoring

Remote learning is an adjustment. Our tutors are here to help kids ages 4-18 to adjust to remote learning during the school day. 

Arts activity group

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, kids ages 5-18 will have the chance to engage in fine arts, painting, coloring etc. with others while social distancing. 

Yoga & Meditation group

On Mondays, kids ages 4-18 practice yoga and meditation, establishing a calm, competent mindset for the rest of the week. 

LEGO activity group

On Fridays and Saturdays, kids and learn how to build and create with LEGOs!

Read Aloud & Storytelling

Kids ages 5-8 have the opportunity to experience popular children's books as they are read aloud. 

We have programs for parents, too. We offer a virtual parenting group to support families during remote learning, parenting, and adjusting during these uncertain times. You don't have to go through this alone. Our team is here to support you.

We hope these free virtual services can make these uncertain, challenging times a little easier. Stay tuned for more programs. 

Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis

和孩子談論 COVID-19(冠狀病毒) 家長資源 一

種新型冠狀病毒(簡稱 COVID-19)正在引起呼吸道(肺部)疾病的爆發。它首先在中國被發現, 現在已經擴 散到全球範圍。雖然它對美國大眾的即時健康風險還較低, 但是, 為今後風險提高時可能爆發的疫情做準 備卻很重要。

對於這種新型病毒的擔心會讓孩子和家人產生焦慮情緒。雖然我們不知道這種疾病會在美國什麼地方傳 播和擴散程度, 但是, 我們知道: 它具有傳染性、病情的嚴重程度會因人而異、我們可以採取措施預防傳 播。認同一定程度的擔憂而不恐慌是恰當的做法, 可以讓人們採取行動, 減少患病的風險。幫助兒童應對 焦慮情緒需要提供準確的預防信息和事實, 並且不會引起不必要的恐慌。 兒童依賴成年人指導他們如何應對壓力事件-記住這一點很重要。如果父母看起來過度焦慮﹐兒童的焦慮 情緒也會上升。家長應當向孩子保證 - 衛生和學校官員正在努力工作, 確保全國人民的健康。但是, 孩子 也需要了解有關患病風險潛在嚴重性的適齡事實, 以及如何避免感染和傳播這種疾病的具體指導。教導兒 童積極的預防措施、與他們談論自身的恐懼、並讓他們了解如何控制感染的風險 — 這些都有助於降低焦 慮感。 具體指引 保持鎮靜﹐讓兒童感到安心。

• 孩子會回應並遵循您的口頭和非口頭反應。

• 您針對 COVID-19 的言行、正在採取的預防措施和相關事件都會增加或減少兒童的焦慮情緒。

• 如果是這樣, 請向孩子強調, 他們和家人都沒事。

• 提醒他們, 您和他們所在學校的成人會保證他們的安全和健康。

• 讓孩子訴說他們的感受, 並幫助他們正確看待發生的事件。 隨時準備好幫助他們。

• 孩子可能需要您給予更多的關心﹐並且希望與您談論他們的擔憂、恐懼和問題。

• 讓他們知道有人願意聽他們訴說很重要; 抽時間陪他們。

• 告訴他們您愛他們, 並給他們很多愛心。 避免過多指責。

• 當緊張情緒高漲時, 我們有時候會想要指責他人。

• 重要的是要避免對任何群體抱有成見, 認為他們應當對病毒負責。

• 應當停止對他人的霸凌或負面評論, 並報告給學校。

2 • 注意其他成年人在您家人旁邊所做的任何評論。如果這些評論與您家中的價值觀不同, 您可能需要向 孩子說明這些評論的意思。 監督孩子看電視和使用社交媒體。

• 限制孩子看電視或通過網路或社交媒體獲取信息。當孩子在旁邊時, 嘗試避免觀看或收聽令人沮喪的 消息。

• 告訴孩子, 在互聯網上有多少關於 COVID-19 的故事是根據謠言和不實資訊炮製的。

• 和孩子談論有關這種疾病的事實資訊—這樣做可以減少焦慮情緒。

• 一直查看 COVID-19 的最新情況會增加焦慮情緒—應當避免這樣做。 • 請注意, 不適合孩子身心發展程度的資訊(例如, 旨在提供給成人的資訊)會導致焦慮或疑惑(尤其是幼 兒)。

• 可以引導孩子做一些遊戲或其它有趣的活動。 盡可能保持正常的作息時間。 • 維持正常的作息時間能夠令人心安並促進身體健康。 • 鼓勵孩子繼續堅持做功課和參加課外活動。但是如果他們感到負擔太重, 也不要強迫他們。 做到誠實和準確。 • 在沒有事實資訊的情況下, 孩子經常會想像出一些比現實遭很多的情形。 • 不要忽視他們的擔憂, 不過要向他們解釋, 目前在這個國家只有很少的人感染 COVID-19。 • 可以告訴孩子, 這種疾病被認為是通過人與人之間相互密切接觸傳播的—當被感染的人咳嗽或打噴嚏 時。 • 當你觸摸被感染的表面或物品時也會傳播這種疾病, 因此, 保護好自己很重要。 • 如果您需要更多的事實資訊, 請與您所在學校的護士聯繫、詢問您的家庭醫生或瀏覽網站。 了解 COVID-19 的症狀。 • CDC 認為, 這些症狀在接觸過病患後幾天內出現或在接觸後最長 14 天出現。 o 發燒 o 咳嗽 o 呼吸困難 • 有些人的症狀就像得了感冒; 而有些人則非常嚴重, 甚至危及生命。無論是哪種情況, 重要的是向孩子 或您自己的保健醫生詢問情況並遵循待在家或遠離公共場所的指示, 以阻止病毒的傳播。 作為保護措施, 審查和示範衛生和健康生活的基本做法。 • 鼓勵孩子每天操練良好的衛生習慣—預防疾病傳染的簡單步驟: o 每天勤洗手, 每次洗手時間至少 20 秒(慢慢唱歌曲"一閃一閃小星星"需要大約 20 秒)。 o 打噴嚏或咳嗽時用紙巾遮住嘴, 然後立即把紙巾扔掉, 或者在打噴嚏或咳嗽時用手肘遮住。不要與 他人共享食物或飲料。 o 不要握手, 練習碰拳或碰手肘。這樣可以傳播較少的病毒。 • 給孩子提供指導, 告訴他們可以做什麼來預防感染, 這會讓他們對疾病傳播有更大的掌控感, 並幫助減 少他們的焦慮情緒。 • 鼓勵孩子吃平衡的膳食、保證充足睡眠並定期鍛鍊; 這會幫助他們建立強大的免疫系統, 以抵抗疾病。 討論學校的新規則或新做法。 • 很多學校已經在操練疾病預防習慣, 包括經常洗手或使用含有酒精的洗手液。 3 • 您所在學校的護士或校長會把新規則或新做法的信息發給您。 • 請務必與孩子討論這件事。 • 如果您有具體問題, 請與所在學校的護士聯繫。 與孩子所在的學校溝通。 • 如果孩子生病, 請通知學校, 並讓孩子留在家裡。孩子的學校可能會詢問孩子是否發燒。這項信息將幫 助學校了解孩子留在家裡的原因。如果孩子被確診感染 COVID-19, 請通知學校, 以便他們可以與當地 衛生部門交流並獲得指引。 • 如果孩子因 COVID-19 導致的焦慮或壓力而面臨困難, 請與學校護士、學校心理學家、學校輔導員或 學校社工聯繫。他們可以在學校為孩子提供指導和支持。 • 請務必遵循學校的所有要求。 騰出時間交談 您最了解孩子。讓他們提問, 並依據這些問題來確定應當為他們提供多少資訊。但是, 為了保證孩子的 健康, 請不要刻意避免告訴他們衛生官員認為的重要信息。有耐心; 談論自己的擔憂對兒童和青少年來 說有時並不是一件容易的事。留意他們想和您談話的跡象, 例如當您在洗碗或整理院子時, 他們總是在 您身旁走來走去。年幼的孩子經常會問幾個問題, 又跑回去玩, 然後又跑回來再問更多的問題。 在分享信息時需要注意的是: 務必在不會增加壓力的情況下提供事實, 提醒孩子成人正在努力解決這個 問題, 並告訴孩子他們可以採取哪些行動保護自己。 有關這種病毒的信息更新很快—請訪問以下網站獲取最正確的信息:。 說明要符合孩子的年齡。 • 小學低年級的孩子需要簡單扼要的資訊, 既要提供有關 COVID-19 的事實, 又要適當地向他們保證學 校和家的安全性, 還要讓他們知道大人會幫助他們保持健康並在他們生病時照顧他們。舉一些簡單 的例子(例如洗手), 告訴他們人們每天採取哪些步驟阻止細菌傳播並保護健康。使用這樣的語言, 例 如"成年人正在努力工作, 保證你的安全。" • 小學高年級和初中低年級學生會提出更多問題, 詢問自己是否真的安全、以及如果學校或社區爆發 COVID-19 怎麼辦。他們也許需要大人幫忙區分實際情況與謠言和想像。討論學校和社區領袖為阻 止細菌傳播所做的努力。 • 初中高年級學生和高中生有能力更深入地討論這個問題, 可以把有關 COVID-19 事實的適當信息來 源直接轉給他們。提供有關 COVID-19 現狀的真實、準確的切實資訊。掌握這種資訊可以幫助學生 培養掌控感。 和孩子交談時可以強調的重點 • 家中和學校的成人會負責保護你的健康和安全。如果你有擔心的問題, 請與你信任的一名成人交 談。 • 並不是每個人都會感染冠狀病毒(COVID-19)疾病。學校和衛生官員尤其注意, 以確保盡量少的人染 病。 • 重要的是, 所有學生應當相互尊重, 不要就誰可能感染或誰可能沒有感染 COVID-19 妄下結論。 • 以下是您可以做的一些事, 以便保持健康和避免傳播疾病: o 避免與生病的人密切接觸。 4 o 如果您生病了, 請留在家裡。 o 咳嗽或打噴嚏時用紙巾或手肘遮住口鼻, 然後把紙巾丟進垃圾。 o 避免用手去碰自己的眼睛、鼻子和嘴。 o 勤用肥皂和水洗手(20 秒)。 o 如果您沒有肥皂和水, 可以使用消毒洗手液(含有 60-95%的酒精)。 o 使用普通的家用清潔噴霧或濕巾對經常碰觸的物品和表面進行清潔和消毒。 更多資源 與孩子交談: 在傳染病爆發期間供托兒業者、父母和老師使用的提示, 在傳染病爆發期間應對壓力, 疾病控制和預防中心, 2019 冠狀病毒疾病(COVID-19), ncov/about/transmission.html 在家、在遊樂場和外出時洗手和使用消毒洗手液, 如果希望了解與學校、身體和心理健康有關的更多信息, 請訪問 and。

Links to Resources

Financial: ●

Tenant’s Rights Hotline: 212-979-0611

Quarantined with an abuser:

● National Domestic Violence Hotline : 1-800-799-7233 ●  

● NY State DV hotline: 1-800-942-6906

Food: ●

Mental Health: ●

Self Care:

WiFi Access:







Queensboro Hill Library  has virtual programs for kids everyday on our Facebook live page  at:  go to our facebook page to see the virtual programs, so you can add us as a friend

Everyday at 3pm: Positivity Power Program where I teach meditations and positive self affirmations                                                                                                          Mondays  at 4pm: Chapter book read aloud where I read a few chapters of The LIghtning Thief by Rick Riordan.
Tuesdays 4pm: Graphic Novel read aloud for older kids  f Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk
Wednesdays-10am: Alphabet sing along songs and puppets for Toddlers
Thursdays  11am to 12pm: Toddler Time
Fridays at 4pm to 5pm: home DIY family friendly crafts for all aged kids
Saturdays at 11am -Early Reader Chapter books read aloud for 1st and 2nd graders.

If you don't have a library card, you can sign up for a free digital library card and use our ebooks.

Apply Here:

Parents can access online learning through the DOE like iready, microsoft teams, office (word, etc.) scholastic and more if they login to their student accounts.

I know you mentioned this but there is a direct way of doing this through the DOE site, also teams is available to students if teachers are looking for a more secure site to video chat.
The way that families create user names and passwords on this site is they scroll down to students and enter the oasis numbers and retrieve their username. Then they create a password.
I have tried different students and helped parents but then they can't access the actual assignments from the teacher, they have to rely on google classroom.  
Another thing I noticed is when teachers linked Envisions to their google classroom, they created new envisions accounts that are not linked to our Admin page.  I can explain more, but I know the teachers have already started using the sites and assigning work on their pages but it is not showing up on the admin page or the doe log-in to Envisions.  
The only time it becomes an issue is if parents login to the doe page and go to envisions, they will not find their student's work.  This became an issue for parents on Friday that told me Google Classroom was giving them trouble and they wanted to access envisions directly.  When  I gave them the login info they signed on to their student's accounts and couldn't find the assignments.  They can only be found if they logon through google classroom, because they are accessing Pearson accounts that are not linked to the school's admin page.
For example
Here is where you would logon to pearson if you were going directly to pearson.  You can also access iready from this site, and teams, nyplibrary and other resources.
I can explain more on Monday, but I just wanted to let you know about all these systems issues.


Beginning today and for the next four weeks, 400 grocery boxes a day prepared by FreshDirect will be picked up by participating Queens community-based organizations (CBOs) to distribute amongst their constituents, including seniors, low-income families and other vulnerable populations across all 14 Queens Community Districts.  The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will assist transporting some of the bulk grocery boxes to limited CBOs.

The Queens CBOs participating in the very first week of the initiative —  include:

  • Catholic Charities: St. Mary’s of Winfield in Woodside

  • Catholic Charities: St. Raphael in Long Island City

  • Chinese American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) Queens Community Center in Flushing

  • CommonPoint Queens – Sam Field Center in Little Neck

  • Elmcor Youth and Adult Activity, Inc. in Corona

  • HANAC, Inc. Ravenswood in Astoria

  • Harding Ford Vision, Inc. in Jamaica

  • Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) Rockaway Park Senior Center in Rockaway Park

  • Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) Neighborhood Senior Centers in Corona and Flushing

  • Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach

  • Peter Cardella Senior Citizens Center in Ridgewood

  • Project Hope Charities, Inc. in Jamaica

  • Queens Community House in Flushing and Kew Gardens

  • River Fund New York in Richmond Hill

  • Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. (SNAP) in Queens Village

  • Sunnyside Community Services’ Center for Active Older Adults in Sunnyside

Any Queens-based CBOs interested in participating in the remaining weeks of the FreshDirect initiative can call 718-286-2680 or email, with the subject line “FreshDirect.”

Each box, provided free of charge by FreshDirect, will contain the following:

  • Rice (2 bags, 16oz)

  • Pasta (2 boxes, 16oz)

  • Canned beans (2 cans, 10-16oz)

  • Canned meat/fish (2 cans, 3-5oz)

  • Canned vegetables (2 cans, 8-15oz)

  • Raisins/dried fruit (4 boxes, 2oz per box)

  • Cereal/oatmeal (1 box, 10-20oz)

  • Milk/milk substitute (1 container, 32oz)

  • Corn (2 ears)

  • 2 potatoes (two)

  • 1 onion

  • 1 carrot

  • Orange/apple (2 in total)

In addition, Nestle Waters is donating 80,000 gallons of water and Boar’s Head will be donating 25,000 Pepperoni Pouches to the grocery boxes.

Also families that in Queens and Brooklyn that are home bound can reach out to:




Financial assistance    經濟支援    Asistencia financiera

NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) 718-557-1399 (Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm) Can provide cash assistance and emergency grants for people hardest hit by COVID-19. Apply online ( HRA is currently updating application requirements to cut down the need for in-person meetings. Once the application is submitted online people will receive updated instructions.

Financial Support for Rental Arrears through HRA 718-557-1399 (Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm) If this crisis causes you to get behind on rent or you were behind on previously, you can apply for emergency cash assistance. Please note – this was a pre-existing program and due to the extraordinary circumstances of the current crisis there may be updates in the coming weeks.

Food   餐飲  Comida

Food Help NYC Emergency Food Assistance New York City’s public site about how to access emergency food assistance

Food Help NYC Map New York City’s public map of food pantry locations. Check for updates regarding closings to confirm whether you should go.

Food Bank NYC Updated Maps Food Bank NYC locations updated to reflect closings.

Food Bank NYC’s COVID-19 Response Updates from Food Bank NYC about their support during the crisis.

City Harvest Mobile Markets City Harvest Mobile Markets are continuing to operate in neighborhoods around the city. Check the website for a schedule.



   Stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link


Las historias se pueden transmitir gratis en su computadora de escritorio, computadora portátil, teléfono o tableta utilizando el siguiente enlace

Image result for ArtsCheck out this list of Virtual Events from institutions from across the state offering streaming movies and performances, hands-on activities for kids and families, and virtual galleries.


Consulte esta lista de eventos virtuales de instituciones de todo el estado que ofrecen películas y actuaciones en streaming


Coping During COVID-19: Resources for parents | Child Mind Institute

Coping During COVID-19: Resources for parents. With schools closed, children at home anxiety is running high. We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care, self care all while keeping worries — both your children’s and you own— under control.


Recursos para padres que pueden estar luchando en este momento





IMPORTANT Letter from Chancellor-April 13, 2020

Dear Families:

Less than one month ago, we came together and began transforming the largest school system in the nation. The battle against COVID-19 left us no choice but to close school buildings to students and staff, transition to remote teaching and learning from home, and adjust to distancing from each other to remain safe.

Now, we face another painful decision. After consulting with public health experts about the ongoing trajectory of the virus, and with educators about the potential for continued disruption for the remainder of the year, we have decided that New York City school buildings will not reopen during the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers and students will finish the school year in remote learning. We will continue to operate our 400+ school-based Meal Hubs, which serve three free meals a day to any New Yorker who needs them, and we will continue to ensure child care for the children of essential workers.

This is a painful but necessary decision for two reasons. First, public health experts have determined that community transmission of COVID-19 will be widespread well into the end of the school year. Even at low-level transmission, we’d have new cases, which would be extremely difficult to contain school-toschool. We believe there simply wouldn’t be enough time to bring our students back.

Second, we, as parents, know how important it is to have some sense of predictability in order to effectively plan for your family. This crisis is hitting all of us very hard. But we are hopeful that this sense of certainty will allow for more stability and the ability to better plan for our work and home lives.

We know this will have an immense impact on the 1.1 million students and 150,000 staff who make up our New York City public schools. But we are inspired by the extraordinary ways everyone in our school communities has risen to this challenge. Every day, we see how you – students, families, and the dedicated staff serving and supporting our public schools – are going above and beyond to connect in the face of this crisis, all in service of making sure learning continues. We also know that you’ll need support to continue this tremendous undertaking. That’s why we’re making the following commitments to you as we extend the closure of our school buildings until the end of the school year:

1. Every student who has requested an internet-enabled device will have one by the end of April. No student will go without the tools they need for learning. We have already delivered tens of thousands of devices to our most vulnerable students, including those in shelter and temporary housing. We are committed to closing the remainder of the digital divide for each of our kids. If you still need a device, please fill out the Remote Learning Device Request Form at, or call 311.

2. We will make sure that parents can ask and get answers to their questions about remote learning. We know you need someone to turn to who will answer any question you have about education during this time—from social-emotional support to academic progress to graduation requirements. Your school is always ready and willing to support you, and we will also make sure that additional support is available as we continue in our remote environment. This means increasing hours and staffing of our parent hotlines so you can get the answers you need. Call 311 to be directed to the right DOE support.

3. We’ll continue to invest in instructional resources, enrichment programs, and student supports for your families to engage in learning at home. Our students need and deserve rich, deep programming and remote learning opportunities as we go further into the school year, and we will continue to provide them. This includes learning resources provided by your teachers and schools, but it also includes enriching and fun materials from the world-class cultural institutions, libraries, museums, parks, and more right here in New York City.

4. We will ensure every high school senior is supported towards graduation. We’ll provide 1:1 counseling support to every senior, working closely with schools and families to understand if students are on track—and if not, provide opportunities to help them get there. Guidance counselors from every high school will reach out to every senior to make sure they are on a path to graduate.

5. We will reopen schools stronger than ever in September, ensuring the safety of our buildings and the resources in place to combat any learning loss and provide emotional support to our students, families, and educators as needed to resume learning and reconnect our communities.

Nothing about this is easy. For the last six years of this administration, public schools have been the anchor of our fight against inequality. They are how we’ve delivered increased opportunity, and we can’t overstate the loss of the concrete sense of community our schools provide. But this is about saving lives.

We are so grateful for your flexibility and patience; we know how hard every one of you has worked to support your children’s learning at home. And we will continue to make every effort to both support you and keep learning going during this unprecedented time.

We will also continue to keep you updated. As a reminder, you can visit DOE’s website anytime at for more information and updates on our plans for the rest of the school year.


Bill de Blasio

Richard A. Carranza Mayor Chancellor New York City Department of Education


不足一個月之前,我們一同合作,開始轉變了全國最大的學校系統。這場新型冠狀病毒抗疫 戰讓我們別無選擇地向學生和職員關閉了學校大樓,轉為遠距教學和學習,並且調整人與人之間的 距離以策安全。

現在,我們面對另一個痛苦的決定。在諮詢了公眾衛生專家對病毒發展路線的意見,以及徵 詢了各教育工作者有關對剩餘學年造成持續干擾的可能性後,我們決定,紐約市學校大樓在2019- 2020學年將不會重開。老師和學生將以遠距教學的方式完成這個學年。我們將繼續運作超過400個以 學校為基地的膳食中心,為任何需要一天免費三餐的紐約人供應這些膳食,並且繼續確保為必要行 業工作人員的子女提供兒童看護。

這個痛苦的決定是必需的,原因有二:第一,公眾衛生專家已確定新型冠狀病毒在社區的傳 播將持續到學年結束。就算是低程度的傳播,我們也會有新的感染病例,到時要遏制傳播,不致由 一所學校傳播到另一所學校將會非常困難。我們相信根本不會夠時間把學生帶回學校。 第二,身為家長的我們知道,預測事情的發展是如何重要,這樣才能有效地為您的家庭籌謀 一切。這場危機重重打擊我們所有人。但是,我們都抱有希望,這種肯定的做法會令情況更穩定, 並讓我們可以更好地計劃工作和家庭生活。 我們知道,這將對紐約市公立學校的110萬學生和15萬職員造成巨大的影響。但是,學校社區 每一個人應對這場挑戰的各種方法給了我們很大的鼓舞。每一天,我們看見大家:學生、家長、盡 心盡力地服務和支援我們公校的職員,在這場危機面前,異常出色地合作,全職投入確保學習得以 繼續下去。我們也知道,你們都需要支援,以便繼續這項巨大的工作。 因此,在延長學校大樓關閉時間至學年結束的同時,我們對您作出以下的承諾:

1. 學生如提出要求一部可連上互聯網的設備,將在四月底前拿到一部。所有學生都會有學習 所需的工具。我們已經運送了數以千計的設備給最弱勢的學生,包括居住在收容所和臨時居 所的學生。我們致力於拉近每一名學生在數碼方面剩餘的距離。如果您仍然需要一部設備, 請上網到 填寫「遠程學習設備申請表」, 或致電311。

2. 我們將確保家長可以就遠程學習提出問題,並得到解答。我們知道,在這段時間您需 要找到人回答您對教育的任何疑問,這些問題包括社交情緒方面的支援,以至畢業要求 的進程。 T&I 31269 Update for Families_April_11_2020 (Chinese) 您子女的學校一直都準備好和願意幫助您,我們也將確保,在繼續用遠程方法工作的情況下, 也能夠提供額外的支援。即是說,我們將增加家長熱線的時間和人手配備,讓您可以得到所 需的答案。致電311,會被指引到正確的教育局支援。

3. 我們將繼續投入教學資源、加強學習的計劃、學生支援,以便您的家庭能夠在家中學習。隨 着我們在學年中向前邁進,我們的學生需要和應該得到豐富、深入的課程安排和遠程學習的 機會,我們將繼續為他們提供這些機會。這包括老師和學校提供的學習資源,也包括世界級 文化機構、圖書館、博物館、公園,以及很多就在紐約市的豐富學習和有趣的材料。

4. 我們將確保每名高中十二年級生在邁向畢業時都得到支援。我們為每名十二年級生提供一 對一的輔導支援,與學校和學生家庭緊密合作,以便知道學生是否按步就班如期畢業,如 果不是的話,提供機會幫助他們如期畢業。每所高中的輔導員將主動接觸每名高中生,確 保他們如期畢業。

5. 我們將以更強的姿勢在九月重開學校,確保學校大樓安全、資源準備就緒,應付任何在學習 上的損失,如果有需要,為學生、家庭和教育工作者提供情緒支援,以便他們恢復學習和重 新投入學校社區。

這一切都不是容易的事。在過去六年這一屆政府的施政下,公立學校一直是我們反對不公平 的支柱。我們提供增加了的機會,但是,我們不得不強調因疫情而失去了學校所提供的實在社區感。 但是,性命攸關。 我們感謝您的通融和耐心,我們知道大家如何努力幫助子女在家中學習。在這個前所未有的 時刻,我們將繼續盡力支援您,並讓學習繼續進行下去。 我們會繼續通知您最新情況。在此提醒您,您可以隨時上網到教育局的網站: ,查看有關我們在剩餘學年的計劃的詳情和最新消息。

Hace menos de un mes, comenzamos juntos a transformar el sistema escolar más grande del país. La lucha contra el COVID-19 no nos dejó otra opción que cerrar los edificios de las escuelas a los estudiantes y al personal, iniciar la transición a la enseñanza y el aprendizaje a distancia desde el hogar y adaptarnos al distanciamiento social para mantener la seguridad de todos.

Ahora, nos enfrentamos a otra dolorosa decisión. Después de consultar con expertos en salud pública sobre la evolución del virus y con educadores sobre la posibilidad de continuar con la medida de cierre por lo que queda del año, hemos decidido que los edificios de las escuelas no volverán a abrir durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Los maestros y los estudiantes terminarán el año escolar con el modelo de aprendizaje a distancia. Seguiremos sirviendo tres comidas gratuitas diarias a todos los neoyorquinos que lo necesiten, en nuestros más de 400 centros en las escuelas, y continuaremos atendiendo a los hijos de trabajadores esenciales.

Esta es una decisión dolorosa pero necesaria por dos razones. En primer lugar, los expertos en salud pública han determinado que la transmisión comunitaria del COVID-19 se extenderá hasta bien entrado el final del año escolar. Incluso con un bajo nivel de transmisión, tendríamos nuevos casos que serían sumamente difíciles de contener de escuela a escuela. Creemos que simplemente no habrá suficiente tiempo para que nuestros estudiantes vuelvan a la escuela.

En segundo lugar, nosotros, como padres, sabemos lo importante que es tener cierto sentido de previsibilidad para planificar lo mejor para nuestras familias. Esta crisis nos está afectando a todos profundamente. Sin embargo, tenemos la esperanza de que este sentido de certeza permitirá una mayor estabilidad y la capacidad de planificar mejor nuestro trabajo y la vida en el hogar.

Sabemos que esta decisión tendrá un enorme efecto en los 1.1 millones de estudiantes y los 150,000 miembros del personal que integran las escuelas públicas de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Sin embargo, nos sentimos inspirados por las increíbles maneras en que nuestras comunidades educativas han hecho frente a este desafío. Cada día vemos cómo los estudiantes, las familias y el dedicado personal que sirve y apoya a nuestras escuelas públicas hacen todo lo posible para conectarse ante esta crisis y permitir así que el aprendizaje continúe. También sabemos que necesitarán apoyo para continuar esta inmensa labor. Por eso, al prolongar el cierre de nuestras escuelas hasta el final del año escolar, nos comprometemos a lo siguiente:

1. Todos los estudiantes que hayan solicitado un dispositivo con conexión a internet tendrán uno a finales de abril. Ningún estudiante se quedará sin las herramientas que necesita para aprender. Ya hemos entregado decenas de miles de dispositivos a nuestros estudiantes más vulnerables, entre ellos aquellos en albergues y vivienda temporal. Seguiremos reduciendo la brecha digital para todos nuestros estudiantes. Si todavía necesita un dispositivo, por favor, llene la Solicitud de dispositivo para aprender a distancia en o llame al 311.

2. Garantizaremos que los padres puedan hacer preguntas y obtener respuestas sobre el aprendizaje a distancia. Sabemos que necesita a alguien a quien recurrir para que responda las preguntas que tenga sobre la educación durante este tiempo, en temas que van desde apoyo T&I 31269 Update for Families_April_11_2020 (Spanish) socioemocional hasta progreso académico y requisitos de graduación. Su escuela siempre está lista y dispuesta a apoyarlo y también garantizaremos que haya ayuda adicional disponible mientras continuamos interactuando a distancia. Esto significa aumentar las horas y el personal de nuestra línea directa para padres a fin de que pueda obtener las respuestas que necesita. Llame al 311 para que lo conecten con el personal de apoyo correspondiente del Departamento de Educación (DOE).

3. Seguiremos invirtiendo en recursos educativos, programas de enriquecimiento y apoyo a los estudiantes para que las familias se involucren en el aprendizaje de sus hijos en casa. Nuestros estudiantes necesitan y merecen amplias y valiosas oportunidades de programación y de aprendizaje a distancia durante el resto del año escolar, y seguiremos ofreciéndolas. Esto no solo incluye los recursos de aprendizaje que sus maestros y escuelas proporcionan, sino también los materiales educativos y entretenidos de bibliotecas, museos, parques e instituciones culturales de primer nivel, entre otros, de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

4. Garantizaremos que todos los estudiantes de último año de escuela secundaria reciban el apoyo para graduarse. Ofreceremos apoyo de orientación personalizado a cada estudiante de 12.o grado y colaboraremos estrechamente con las escuelas y las familias para determinar si los alumnos están progresando de manera adecuada y, si no es así, ofreceremos oportunidades para que lo hagan. Los consejeros escolares de cada escuela secundaria se comunicarán con los estudiantes de 12.o grado para comprobar que están cumpliendo los requisitos de graduación.

5. Volveremos a abrir las escuelas, aún más sólidas, en septiembre. Garantizaremos la seguridad de nuestros edificios y los recursos para combatir la pérdida de aprendizaje, además de proporcionar el apoyo emocional que nuestros estudiantes, familias y educadores necesitan para reanudar el aprendizaje y volver a conectarse como comunidad.

Nada de esto es fácil. Durante los últimos seis años de esta administración, las escuelas públicas han sido el pilar de nuestra lucha contra la desigualdad. A través de nuestras escuelas brindamos mayores oportunidades y no podemos enfatizar lo suficiente la pérdida del sentido preciso de comunidad que ellas proporcionan. Pero se trata de salvar vidas.

Estamos muy agradecidos por su paciencia y flexibilidad. Sabemos que cada familia ha trabajado arduamente para apoyar el aprendizaje de sus hijos en casa. Seguiremos haciendo todo lo posible para apoyarlo y continuar el aprendizaje durante este tiempo sin precedentes.

Además, continuaremos manteniéndolo informado. Le recordamos que puede visitar el sitio web del DOE en para obtener más información y las últimas noticias sobre nuestros planes para el resto del año escolar.

Remote Learning Survey-April 20, 2020

Remote Learning Parent Survey 远程学习家长反馈 Aprendizaje remoto Comentarios de los padres

Staff Video! WE MISS YOU!

 PS 163Q is 

We Miss You Greeting Cards | Family cards, Free ecards, Cards我們想你


Remote Learning Device Request




Full Access to Wonders- 完全進入奇蹟- Acceso total a las maravillas

In order to gain full access to Wonders you will need to Allow Pop-ups on your device.  If you continue to have a problem please reach out to  


Para obtener acceso completo a Wonders, deberá Permitir ventanas emergentes en su dispositivo. Si continúa teniendo un problema, comuníquese con

Woman's History Month Winners!!!


Sophia Tabares Class 103           


Keila Gonzalez Class 304 


Constantine Tehozol  Class 204


Special Video from Principal Marsaggi



Remote Learning Plan for Parents

Remote Learning Plan for Parents

We want to assure you that the P.S. 163 staff has been working hard to ensure that your children will be receiving continuous instruction.   Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 we will be providing instruction remotely using Google Classroom.  

At this point  


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:

Grades Pre-K, K, 2, 4     Mrs. Kaul Grades 1, 3, 5   Mr. Barone

For Pupil Personnel   Mrs. Helen Chang

For all other concerns Mrs. Marsaggi


I wish only the best health and security to your families.  Be well and be safe.  We will get through this challenging time together.

With Warm Regards,

Francine A. Marsaggi









  • 您孩子的老師應該擁有更新的聯繫信息,包括您的電話號碼和電子郵件



  • 繼續每天檢查孩子的班級頁面以獲取更新







Helen Chang-     

  1. Marsaggi




Estimados padres / tutores, Queremos asegurarle que los empleados de P.S. 163 han estado trabajando duamente para garantizar que sus hijos reciban instrucción continua. A partir del lunes 23 de marzo de 2020, proporcionaremos instrucciones de forma remota con Google Classroom. · El maestro de su hijo debe tener su información de contacto actualizada, incluido su número de teléfono y correo electrónico · Debe tener su contraseña para la cuenta de MySchools · Continúe visitando el sitio web de la escuela www.ps163 diariamente · Continúe revisando diariamente la página de clase de su hijo para ver si hay actualizaciones · Para actividades de aprendizaje adicionales, consulte el sitio web de NYCDOE Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en contactarnos: Grados Pre-K, K, 2, 4 Sra. Kual  Grados 1, 3, 5 Sr. Barone  Para el personal del alumno Sra. Helen Chang   Para todas las demás preocupaciones Sra. Marsaggi  Solo deseo la mejor salud y seguridad para sus familias. Estar bien y estar a salvo. Pasaremos este desafiante tiempo juntos.

Parent Guide to Google Classroom

District 25 Feeding Sites










Coronavirus Update for Families_March 16 2020.pdf 


Cancelled and Suspended Programs as of March 13, 2020

We will be cancelling the following upcoming events:

-Family Fit Night on March 26, 2020

-Storytelling on March 27, 2020

We will be suspending the following programs until further notice:

-Basketball Practice

-Soccer Practice

-Rising Runners


我們將取消以下的 事件:







- 跑步訓練

- 啦啦隊

Los siguientes eventos están cancelados:

-Family Fit Night el 26 de marzo de 2020

-Storytelling el 27 de marzo de 2020

Suspenderemos los siguientes programas hasta nuevo aviso:

-Práctica de baloncesto

-Práctica de fútbol

-Rising Runners

- Animadoras




Statement of Accessibility

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact to request assistance.

Respect For All Liaison

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Ellen Mermelstein

Guidance Counselor and Respect For All Liaison

Mission Statement at PS 163Q


The Mission of P.S. 163Q is to engage all students in learning experiences that build upon their strengths and natural curiosities. We believe that each and every student is special and unique, enabling us to better understand and nurture their gifts.Through a partnership with parents and teachers we will create an engaging, rigorous environment where students are able to talk about their thinking, challenge their ideas, grow new ideas, and put their thoughts into action. Through this collaboration, we are creating a body of learners that will have the skills to be the change agents of today’s world.  Our students will “USE THEIR MINDS TO CREATE CHANGE”.

PS 163's Seussabration!!!- March 2, 2020




Our Soccer Team!


Bricks 4 Kidz


Our Visit from the China Youth Culture Ambassadors (CYCA)- January 15, 2020

We are so excited and honored that our students and staff at PS 163  have this amazing opportunity to experience a wonderful performance  from the CYCA and that they chose us to share this with!




Chinese Lantern Parent Workshop- January 9, 2020




Our Lunar New Year Show- January 29, 2020



Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!-December 20, 2019




Our Visit from Chancellor Carranza-November 12, 2019

Our Pumpkin Patch! October 31, 2019





Cancer Walk

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Unity Day @ PS 163- October 25, 2019



Day of Heritage- October 16, 2019

Day of Heritage- School-wide Celebration


Report Cards & Parent/Teacher Conferences







Cosmic IQ @ PS 163


The Library Bus @ PS 163- June 12, 2019




PS 163 Seussabration!- March 1, 2019

 What a wonderful celebration we had!  Our Dr. Seuss Buddy Reading was a GREAT Success!


Our School Carnival- April 15, 2019



100th Day of School Celebration- February 13, 2019


World Read Aloud Day! February 1, 2019


Lunar New Year Assembly & Celebration- February 8, 2019


Unity Day Parade- October 26, 2018

What an amazing celebration of Unity at PS 163!  Our Unity Day was such a great success!



Fall Festival- October 31, 2018


Our First Annual Costume Parade and Pumpkin Patch was so much fun this year!  We would like to start off by Thanking the parents who joined us that day and a Very BIG Thank you to the families that donated to our Fall festivities.  Your generous donations allow us to be able to plan fun activities for the students at PS 163.  



Dads Take your child to School-September 18, 2018


WOW what an amazing morning!  Thanks to all the dads for taking the time out of their schedule to take your child to school today and spend some time enjoying refreshments, pictures, meeting other dads and quality time with your child.


Wild and Crazy Challenge! May 25, 2018

The Wild and Crazy Game Show is a Nickelodeon Style Game show with rounds of questions followed by Wild & Crazy Physical Challenges.  As a grand finale we invite the principal, teachers, and parents on stage to participate in their special round of questions followed by a Fun (sometimes messy) physical challenge.


Continental Cuisine- May 19, 2018

Our Continental Cuisine & Celebration was such a great success!  Thank you to all that were involved in the planning of this very detailed event!  Thank you to the staff and families who joined us for this wonderful celebration!


Asian Storytelling Trip

Classes 304 and 405 had such an AWESOME time at the Asian Storytelling Performance trip they attended.  Four of our students were given the opportunity to perform the ribbon dance as the opening act to the show and one of our students was chosen to play a 150 lb. drum from Japan.  What an amazing experience!!! 


This Month We Celebrate......



Our Visit from Chancellor Carranza- May 11, 2018



Fire and Ice Assembly for Grades 3-5 - May 10, 2018



Poem in your pocket day!- April 24, 2018

Poem in Your Pocket Day! April 24, 2018

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Family PE Night- April 27, 2018

 Family Physical Education night here at PS 163 

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Backward Day! April 27, 2018

Backward Day 

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Rising New York Road Runners

" Rising New York Road Runners youth program is built to develop movement skills in kids through a mix of running and fitness activities. The program is designed to help kids build their confidence, their motivation, and their desire to be physically active for life. With the help of their coaches, students learn to run distances from 1 to 3 miles. Rising New York Road Runners serves kids in NYC and nationwide, from pre-k through 12th grade." 


Seussabration Day at PS 163- March 2, 2018


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Grade 5 Bake Sale- March 23rd and March 26th


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Friday, March 23rd and Monday, March 26th 5th grade will be having a Bake Sale during all our lunch periods to raise money for graduation.






Get Moving New York

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Storytelling Night @ PS 163-March 2, 2018


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On Friday, March 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM in our school cafeteria we will be having a Storytelling night with LuAnn Adams honoring Dr. Seuss since today is Dr. Seuss' Birthday!  Milk and cookies will be served as well.

We hope  all the PS 163 families can join us!

No One Eats Alone- February 14, 2018


Chinese Delegation Visit- February 7, 2018

On Wednesday, February 7th we had the pleasure of hosting an amazing group from Beijing Banchang Primary School.  What a treat to have them visit our school building and watch the beautiful performance they did for us.  We also had the pleasure of performing for them, giving them a tour of our building and Dual Language program as well as enjoying a delicious lunch with them.  It was so nice to spend the day with this amazing group of students.


Leap Assembly- February 2, 2018

Classes K08, 105, 204, 2/305 and their families taking part in the LEAP Assembly today


Progress Reports- February 2, 2018

Progress Reports for Students in Grades 1-5 will be sent home February 2, 2018

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Kindergarten Report Cards-January 30, 2018

Kindergarten Report Cards will be sent home on January 30, 2018

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Career Day- January 31, 2018







Talent Show-January 26, 2018

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FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY-January 13, 2018


FREE Nutrition Workshops- January- March 2018

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Cornell University is offering FREE Nutrition Workshops for PS 163 Families!!!!

Come and learn about: Basic Nutrition/Choose my plate, Portion Size, Food Safety, Menu Planning, Food Shopping and Budgeting, Food Preparation, Feeding Children, Physical Activities etc...

There will be 8-10 Workshops at 8:45 AM in the Cafeteria on the following dates:

January 10th, 17th, 24th

February 7th, 14th, 28th 

March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th (Celebration and Certificates)

Ugly Sweater Contest- December 22, 2017

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Holiday Sale- December 20th & 21st

 Thanks to all the families at PS 163 who took part in our Holiday Sale.  Our Sale was a great success thanks to you!  The children were excited to purchase gifts for family members and some for themselves and had a great time doing it.




Coffee with the Principal- December 19, 2017

    Will take place December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM in the Cafeteria

Toys for Tots

We would like to thank the families and staff at PS 163 for their generous donations to our Toys for Tots fundraiser.  The marines were here today to pick up the boxes and we were so proud that we were able to fill two boxes thanks to your generosity!  The Marines were very impressed at the amount of toys we received.  Have a wonderful holiday!


Book of the Month!

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We are excited to distribute the Book of the Month to our classrooms for this month.  The book this Month is the following:

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Thanksgiving Celebration- November 21, 2017

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Friday, September 15th it begins!!!


Pre-K Celebration-November 14, 2017

Today Pre-K had a Thanksgiving Celebration with parents.  We were so happy that so many of you were able to join us in this celebration.  The kids had a blast!


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Student Council Speeches- November 6, 2017

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We are so proud of the students who took part in the election process for the Student Council Executive Board.  Congratulations to all the winners!!!




Basketball Tryouts

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Basketball Tryouts Day 1  October 31st from  7:15-8:00 AM 

Basketball Tryouts Day 2 November 2nd from 7:15-8:00 AM

PTA/PS 163 Fall Festival- October 28, 2017


Our Fall Festival was a huge success!!! 

We were so happy to see all the families that were able to join us for this fun filled day.



Coffee with the Principal- October 17, 2017

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Parents have the opportunity to enjoy Coffee and meet with Ms. Marsaggi.  

This will take place on Tuesday, October 17th @ 9:00 AM

Curriculum Night- October 20, 2017


Jump start Respect for All!! October 16, 2017


Today we had our Respect for All Assembly and the students did an amazing job taking part in this initiative.  We will continue our 3 B's to acknowledge our students for the amazing job they do in treating others with kindness and respect.  Here at PS 163 we take pride in teaching our students the importance of treating everyone equally and being thoughtful, respectful and kind to everyone , every day!!

EAR TIME-Emotions, Actions and Respect






In promoting the citywide goal to help support students’ social and emotional growth, I am very pleased to announce that PS 163 has developed a program called “EAR Time.”  Twice a month, students will meet with a staff member one period to discuss Emotions, Actions and Respect.  There will be two cycles.  Each child in grades K-5 will be part of one cycle. The first cycle will begin in October and end in January and the second will begin in February and end in May.  We are very excited to begin this program and look forward to working with each child to build upon their social and emotional strengths.

为支持全市范围的目标,帮助学生提供社会和情感上的增长,我很高兴地宣布,PS 163将开始我们开发的 “EAR时间”。每个月两次,学生将会和一名工作人员见面,一起讨论 情绪,行动和尊重。 将有两个周期。 K-5级的每个孩子都将成为一个周期的一部分。 第一个周期将于10月开始,1月份结束,第二个周期将于2月份开始,5月份结束。 我们非常高兴开始这个计划,并期待与每个孩子一起努力,以建立他们的社会和情感优势。

Al apoyar la meta de la ciudad para ayudar a apoyar el crecimiento social y emocional de los estudiantes, estoy muy contento de anunciar que PS 163 comenzará lo que desarrollamos como "EAR Time". Dos veces al mes, los estudiantes se reunirán con un miembro del personal para discutir Emociones, Acciones y Respeto. Habrá dos ciclos. Cada niño en los grados K-5 será parte de un ciclo. El primer ciclo comenzará en octubre y terminará en enero y el segundo comenzará en febrero y terminará en mayo. Estamos muy emocionados de comenzar este programa y esperamos trabajar con cada niño para construir sobre sus fortalezas sociales y emocionales.

Dual Language Parent Meeting- October 13, 2017


Dads bring your child to school day! September 19, 2017

The Dads take your child to school day took place today and was a GREAT Success!  This event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.  



2017–18 NYC School Year Calendar

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2017–18 NYC School Year Calendar

CLICK HERE to view the calendar


Dismissal Information

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Kg & 1st Grade- in the school yard @ 2:10 PM

2nd &3rd Grade- in the school yard @ 2:15 PM

4th& 5th Grade- 160th Street  auditorium exit @ 2:15 PM



Art Show Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM

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 Art Show.pdf  for Details

7th Annual Cancer Walk June 9, 2017

We are so excited to announce that we raised $1589 for our Cancer Walk that took place on June 9th!!!  We thank all of those families that made a donation to such an important cause.  We thank the staff and students that took part in our annual walk.

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5th Grade Award Ceremony- June 19th

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Congratulations to our 5th grade students who received awards this morning at our ceremony.  We are so proud of your hard work this school year!



Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony June 16th

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Today we celebrate the great job our Kindergarten students did this past school year.

Now, get ready because here you go...                            

Show those first grade teachers all you know...

Congratulations! We wish you a safe and fun Summer!!!



Monday, September 11th


Summer Reading!!!

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Summer Reading helps kids stay sharp while they're out of school. Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day.

CLICK HERE for Booklists for all ages 

CLICK HERE for a link to the Summer Reading 2017 Website!!

5th Grade Senior Trip- June 27, 2017

The 5th graders had such an amazing time at Coleman Day Camp!  

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Sports Day at PS 163 June 2, 2017

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Immigration Letter

All students have a right to attend public school, regardless of immigration status.  We want to remind families that school is a safe and supportive place for all children.  We would like to remind families that per DOE's protocol, federal agents, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not be permitted to enter schools, except when absolutely required by law.  Please read the following letter for more detail.  This letter was also sent home with your child.

Chancellors Immigration Letter English.pdf  

Chancellors Immigration Letter Spanish.pdf  

Chancellors Immigration Letter Chinese.pdf 


PS 163's SPRING FUNDRAISER May 11th & May 12th

We would like to thank PS 163 families for their continued support.  We are excited to announce that with the money our Student Council raised at our Spring Fundraiser we were able to donate $500 to Breast Cancer and $500 to the WIN (Woman in Need) Foundation!!  The Student Council will use the remaining $500 we raised toward a school-wide celebration for our students.




Yoga for Parents at PS 163 on Friday, April 21, 2017

We had a great turnout for our first yoga session and look forward to our upcoming sessions.  Please join us for the following  future yoga sessions:

Friday, April 28th

Friday, May 5th

Friday, May 12th


Senator Stavisky's Earth Day Poster Contest

We are very pleased and honored to have the winning entry for  NYS Senator Toby Stavisky's Earth Day Poster Contest.  One of our 5th Grade students was the LUCKY WINNER!  There were many entries from schools all over the Senator's District, both public and private. Kudos and Congratulations to all our participants! To see all the entries from PS 163 and other schools, go to  and click the blue box below Ms. Stavisky's picture.



Single Stall Student Restrooms Parent Letter

Go Math Parent Academy Workshop on March 30, 2017

Our Go Math Parent Academy evening workshop was a great success!!!  Parents had a chance to hear not only about the Go Math program, but also the Math Common Core Standards, and even work on some math activities to become more familiar with Go Math.  The purpose of the Go Math Academy is to help parents navigate the program at home.



Grade 2 Indian Dance Performance March 31, 2017


School Wellness @ PS 163

Here are some of the wonderful School Wellness posters that our students made!  



Adult ESL Program

Our Adult ESL Program for parents of our students took place this past Saturday for the first time and was a great success!  We look forward to continuing the program for the next six Saturdays.   



Dr. Seuss Celebration on March 2, 2017




Talent Show on February 17, 2017

WOW, what an amazing job our students did this year at our Talent Show!!!!!  Thank you to those students that participated and to the staff and families that joined us in watching their spectacular performances.


100th Day of School Celebration on February 16, 2017

Today we celebrate!  What a great job everyone at PS 163 did with their classroom doors!  It was great to watch our students parade through the floors of our school with excitement!!!  We will be announcing the winners of our decorated classroom doors on Monday after we return from our break!  Enjoy this week off and be safe!




Lunar New Year Celebration on February 3, 2017


What an amazing day at PS 163 celebrating the Lunar New Year!!!!!!!!!  Thank you to our students and teachers for an amazing job performing for us.  Thank you to our PTA for their help in decorating beautifully for the celebration and a special thank you to Ms. Helen for her help in "putting it all together".  This is our 10th year celebrating and it gets better every year!






Career Day! January 31, 2017

What an exciting day here at PS 163!!  We would like to thank all the presenters who took time out of their busy schedules to join us for Career Day!




NYPD School Safety Jobs



The NYPD School Safety Division is offering an open competitive exam to hire applicants interested in becoming a School Safety Agent. Testing begins on January 3, 2017 and continues through February 28,2017. This is a computer based test. The interested applicant will have to apply and schedule themselves for this exam. The Centers are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 x 5:00 P.M. The sites are Manhattan 2 Lafayette Street 17th Floor New York, NY

or Brooklyn 210 Joralemon Street 4th floor Brooklyn NY. To apply, they need to go on 


In order to be qualified for the job the applicant must be

21 years of age or older

a citizen of the US

a resident of NYC

have no record of convictions for any felony or serious offense

if discharged from the military service, the discharge must not have been dishonorable

and be of good moral character.

Education-H.S diploma or educational equivalent  


Bedtime Story Night @ PS 163


Ugly Sweater Contest! December 23, 2016

 What a Great Job the Staff and Students at PS 163 did with our UGLY SWEATER CONTEST!!!!  

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday and a New Year Filled with Love, Peace and Happiness!!!


and the Winners are......


Morning Ingress and Dismissal Changes


Due to the ongoing construction in our building, more changes in morning ingress and dismissal for grades K, 1, 2 and 3.  

These changes are not permanent and will begin in mid-November.  

The following changes will go into effect on Monday, November 7th :

Morning Ingress                              Afternoon Dismissal

Grades 2 and 3:                               160th near 59th Ave                           Stays the same

Grades K and 1                                Stays the same                                   160th near 59th Ave



Our Toys for Tots Collection has ended.  We are excited to announce that we have filled two boxes!!!  We thank the staff members and family who donated and we are sure that through your generosity a lot more children will be smiling this Holiday Season!!


UNICEF Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that one of our classes- class 2/305 decided to take part in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Project and was able to raise $147.02!!!  This is such a wonderful project, and we are so proud of class 2/305 for taking part.  Thank you to Mrs. Bernstein, and to each student and parent who helped out!!!