Parent Resources

Upcoming Middle School Open Houses

BELL Academy's Open House: Monday November 7th @6:30PM  BELL Academy Open House Invitation 2022

College Point Collaborative Middle School: Monday October 24th @5:30PM  Open House 2022-2023

I.S. 25 Adrien Block Middle School: November 10th @6PM (Virtual)  IS25 Open Houses

                                                                         November 15th @6PM (In-Person)

I.S. 237Q Rachel Carson Middle School: November 3rd @10:30AM (Virtual)   Open House 2022-2023.docx 

                                                                                  November 14th @5:30PM (Virtual)

I.S 250 Robert F. Kennedy Community Middle School: October 26th @9am & @3pm (Virtual)   2022RFKOpenHouse

                                                                                                               October 27th @9am & 2:30pm (In-Person) 

                                                                                                               October 28th @9am (In-Person)

                                                                                                               October 31st 9am & 2:30pm (In-Person)

                                                                                                              November 3rd @9am & @3pm (Virtual)

JHS 185Q Edward Bleeker Middle School: Monday November 14th from 2:30-3:30PM (Virtual)  JHS 185 Virtual Open House 2022

JHS189Q Daniel Carter Beard Middle School: Tuesday November 15, 2022 from 11am - 1pm   Open House Flyer1115-1622

                                                                                              Wednesday November 16, 2022 from 5:30pm-7pm

JHS 194Q: October 25th @6PM Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 228 252 317 335  Passcode: s4ur4Q

                      October 27th @6PM Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 257 000 798 983   Passcode: EZShCM

Queens School of Inquiry (6-12 Early College School): Wednesday October 19th from 5:30PM-6:30PM (Virtual)  MS Virtual Open House 10 19 22

                                                                                                               Google Meet Link:

World Journalism Preparatory School: October 25th @5:30PM (In-Person)  Open House Flyer 2022-23

                                                                                November 15th @6:30PM (Virtual) Zoom link is on flyer's QR code

Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) Member Elections - November 15, 2022

 New Engagement Opportunity For Parents!

Completed applications must be emailed to by November 15, 2022.

Candidates must have at least one child currently attending a public, non-charter school in NYC; in addition, they must reside in the borough they seek to represent. 

The PEP's membership will expand to 23 members in 2023: 13 mayoral appointees, 5 Borough President appointees, and 5 parents (one per borough).  These 5 parents will be elected by the CEC presidents by December 20 and serve a term that begins on January 15 and ends on June 30, 2023. 

 2023 PEP Member Application Form v2 1.pdf 

Applications can also be found on the DOE website 

Asthma Resource

The Healthy Neighborhoods Program is accepting referrals from health care providers for children and adults with persistent asthma who have pests or mold in the home.

Providers can submit referrals through the Citywide Immunization Registry and by faxing the following form:

Save for College Building Block 1 Letter - June 2, 2022


Dear Parent,

Because your child is a Kindergartener in the NYC Public School system, s/he is now enrolled in the Save for College Program (unless you opted out).

The next step is for you as the parent/guardian to activate your child’s NYC Scholarship account and see the funds that have been allocated for their educational future. Their NYC Scholarship Account has an initial allocation of $100 and you can increase these funds by an additional $25 reward for activating and viewing their account.

We are reaching out to all participating families at PS163Q Flushing Heights because we want to make sure every family at our school is taking advantage of the opportunity! To access their NYC Scholarship Account, follow the steps below. Here is a link to a step by step guide, as well as a link to a video. Once you activate your account, you can log in regularly and monitor the funds and earnings. Join the families at your school who are already saving for college and career training together by taking this important step!

Building Block 1 - To Activate and View the NYC Scholarship Account:

  1. Visit
  2. Click Activate Account
  3. After reading the Welcome statement, scroll down and click activate account
  4. Another small box will appear and you can click Continue
  5. You will then see a Registration box pop up
  6. Enter your child's Date of Birth, Zip Code, and OSIS Number (Student ID Number), then click submit.
  7. Now you will enter your personal information and create a password
  8. Once that's complete, click on the introductory survey
  9. Complete the introductory survey to earn the first $25 reward, which will be allocated to your child's scholarship account within about a week

Please contact me at (718)-353-2514 or if you need support to activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account.

Thank you,

Tiffany Tung

PS163Q Parent Coordinator


亲爱的 家長:

由于您的孩子是纽约市公立学校系统中的一名幼儿园儿童,她/他现已加入大学储蓄 计划 Save for College Program(除非您選擇退出)。

接下来的步骤是您作为家长/监护人,需要激活孩子的纽约市奖学金 账户 NYC Scholarship account 并查看孩子获得的未来教育资金。该纽约市奖学金账户包含 100 美元 的初始存款,激活并查看账户后,您可以额外获得 25 美元的资金奖励。

我们正在联络PS163Q Flushing Heights的所有学生家庭,希望能够确保我校的每一个家庭都可以利用这次机会!请遵循以下 23 步骤进入孩子的纽约市奖学金账户。点击分步骤指南链接以及视频介绍链接获取资源。当您激活账户后 ,您可以定期登录账户,对其中的资金和收益进行管理。完成这一重要步骤,加入我们学校为孩子的大 学和职业培训储蓄的家庭的行列!

组成要素 1 - 激活并查看纽约市奖学金账户:

  1. 访问
  2. 点击 Activate Account(激活账户)
  3. 在阅读完欢迎申明后,向下滚动并点击 activate account(激活账户)
  4. 接着会出现另一个小方框,您可以点击 Continue(继续)
  5. 之后会弹出一个注册框
  6. 输入孩子的出生日期、邮政编码以及 OSIS 号码(学生证号码),然后点击 submit(提交)。
  7. 现在您需要输入自己的个人信息并创建密码
  8. 完成该步骤后,点击进入初步调查
  9. 完成初步调查,赚取第一个 25 美元的资金奖励,该奖励将于一周内发放至您孩子的奖学金账户 。

如需帮助以激活并查看您孩子的纽约市奖学金账户,请随时拨打 (718)-353-2514 与我联系,或者访 问


Tiffany Tung

PS163Q 家長協調員


Estimado(a) Padres:

Dado que tu hijo/a es estudiante en edad preescolar en el sistema de escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York, ahora está inscrito/a en el Programa de Ahorro para la Universidad (Save for College Program) (a menos que haya optado por no participar).

El próximo paso es que usted, como padre/tutor, active la Cuenta de becas de la ciudad de Nueva York (NYC Scholarship Account) de su hijo/a y vea los fondos que se le han asignado para su futuro educativo. La Cuenta de becas de la ciudad de Nueva York tiene una asignación de $100 iniciales, y usted puede incrementar estos fondos con una recompensa de $25 adicionales por activar y ver la cuenta.

Nos estamos comunicando con todas las familias participantes en PS163Q Flushing Heights porque queremos asegurarnos de que todas las familias en nuestra escuela aprovechen esta oportunidad. Para acceder a la Cuenta de becas de la ciudad de Nueva York, siga los pasos a continuación. Este es un enlace a una guía paso a paso, al igual que un enlace a un video. Una vez que active su cuenta, puede iniciar sesión regularmente y controlar los fondos y las ganancias. ¡Únase a las familias en su escuela que ya están ahorrando para la formación universitaria y profesional juntas mediante este paso importante!

Pilar principal 1; para activar y ver la Cuenta de becas de la ciudad de Nueva York:

  1. Visite
  2. Haga clic en Activate Account (Activar cuenta).
  3. Después de leer el enunciado de bienvenida, desplácese hacia abajo y haga clic en Activate Account (Activar cuenta).
  4. Aparecerá otra casilla pequeña y puede hacer clic en Continue (Continuar).
  5. Luego, verá una casilla emergente de registro.
  6. Ingrese la fecha de nacimiento, el código postal y el número OSIS (número de identificación de estudiante) de su hijo/a, y haga clic en Submit (Enviar).
  7. Ahora debe ingresar su información personal y crear una contraseña.
  8. Cuando lo haya hecho, haga clic en la encuesta de introducción.
  9. Complete la encuesta para obtener la primera recompensa de $25, que se asignará a la cuenta de becas de su hijo/a en aproximadamente una semana.

No dude en llamarme al (718)-353-2514 o escribirme a si necesita ayuda para activar y ver la Cuenta de becas de la ciudad de Nueva York de su hijo/a.


Tiffany Tung

Coordinador de padres de PS163Q

Save for College Letter spn.doc

Save for College Letter chn.doc  

Save for College Letter eng.doc 

Parent Workshop Videos/Videos de talleres para padres (English and Spanish)

Stress Management (04/08/22) - English -

Stress Management/Manejo del Estrés (04/08/22) - Spanish -

Goal Setting and Motivation (04/26/22) - English -

Goal Setting and Motivation/Crear Metas & Motivacion (04/26/22) - Spanish:

Beating Procrastination (05/10/22) - English -

Beating Procrastination/Superar la procrastinacion (05/10/22) - Spanish -

Bereavement Support and Helping Children Deal with Grief Resources/喪親支持和幫助兒童處理悲傷資源Apoyo para el duelo y cómo ayudar a los niños a lidiar con los recursos del duelo

Camp Erin NYC- FREE bereavement camp for children ages 7-17 (located in the Poconos).  Parent retreat runs concurrently across the lake.
The Center for HOPE (Healing, Opportunity, Perseverance, Enlightenment) located at Cohen Children's Medical Center - Bereavement groups for children, adolescents and parents
Susan Thomas (516) 216-5194
Adult Bereavement groups:
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Bayside) - Sister Kathleen (718) 224-5695
St. Luke (Whitestone) - Sister Theresa (718) 746-8531
Grief Resources from our School Guidance Counselor:

Bereavement Support.pdf  

childmind org-Helping Children Cope With Grief.pdf 

Save for College Virtual Workshops (EN/CHN/SPN)


Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP): Federal Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that provides eligible households with a discount of up to $30 per month toward their internet bill, and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. 




Call the Support Center at 877-384-2575, 9am-9pm EST, 7 days a week or email with questions.

Free Adult Education Program


Emergency Broadband Benefit Program/緊急寬頻福利拓展/la Prestación de emergencia para banda ancha (Updated)

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Any families with children in schools offering free meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision can sign up for this program, which means it’s available to all students enrolled in New York City’s public schools. 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Read more details on the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit website, and watch the FCC’s video in English, Spanish, or American Sign Language to learn more.


The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit, and funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For Chinese/中文:

For Spanish:

Apply at

2022 NYC Public School Admissions Guide

The 2022 NYC Public School Admissions Guide is now available! This guide helps students and families participate in the admissions process. It onboards families to admissions and using MySchools while pointing to robust digital resources and personalized support options. The guide will be available for students and families who may be applying to:

  • 3-K (children born in 2019)
  • Pre-K (children born in 2018)
  • Kindergarten (children born in 2017)
  • Middle School (current 5th graders)
  • High School (current 8th graders)

The printed guides are currently being delivered to schools, shelters, and community partners. We are aiming to finalize delivery in all languages by mid-November. All languages are now available online— scroll to the bottom of the page for links.

Advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) Payments (Update)

Thanks to the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act, the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) is available to help NYC families afford the everyday expenses of raising a child throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have children 17 years of age or younger and have not received advance CTC payments this year, you may be able to claim half of your annual CTC—worth up to $3,600 per child—as advance monthly payments in 2021. Families whose first payment is in November will receive up to $900 per child in November and December. Families whose first (and only) payment is in December will be up to $1,800 per chil loo d. 

If you have yet to receive payments this year and have not filed a 2020 tax return, we encourage you to sign up before November 15, 2021 in order to receive your advance CTC payment in 2021.

Note that in order to receive the other half of your CTC, you will need to file a tax return in 2022. You can also get tax help in person by scheduling an appointment with an IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance preparer through NYC Free Tax Prep.

Qualifying for the Child Tax Credit

You can claim the CTC even if you have no income or don’t normally file taxes. The CTC will not affect other benefits. Parents do not need a Social Security number, but children aged 17 or younger must have one to qualify.

Claiming Your Child Tax Credit

If you haven’t received CTC advance payments in 2021, you have two ways to claim your tax credit:

  • File a 2020 tax return. Visit New York City’s official Child Tax Credit webpage to schedule tax help with an IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance preparer through NYC Free Tax Prep. Virtual, drop-off, and in-person help options are available.
  • Sign up to receive payments at You should only use this tool if you are NOT required to fill out a 2020 tax return because your income is below $18,650 for single individuals with dependents or $24,800 for married couples.

If you filed a 2019 or 2020 tax return or used the IRS Non-Filer Tool to sign up for stimulus payments, no further action is needed to receive your advance CTC payments. To check whether you’re enrolled for advance payments or to update your bank account and mailing address, visit the IRS Child Tax Credit Update Portal.

For more information about advance CTC payments, including frequently asked questions, visit the City’s official Child Tax Credit webpage, or call 311.

NYC Kids Rise: Save for College Program

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for and invest in their children’s futures. It is a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career training more accessible for public school students.

Who can participate?

All families with kindergarten students enrolled in a NYC public school (including participating charter schools), no matter their income or immigration status.

How do you participate?

Good news! Your child will be automatically enrolled in the Save for College Program unless you choose not to participate by “opting-out.” You do not have to do anything to receive a free NYC Scholarship Account.

How does it work?

The Program allows families, schools, and communities to build a foundation together for their children’s future by:

• Providing an NYC Scholarship Account for every participating student
All families receive an NYC Scholarship Account with a $100 initial deposit. There are also opportunities to collect up to
$200 in early rewards.

• Supporting families with the tools and information to develop their own savings plan
After activating their NYC Scholarship Account, families can open and connect their own college savings account
through the online platform. Then, families can start saving money in the ways and amounts that make sense for their

• Encouraging communities to work together to invest in their children’s NYC Scholarship Accounts
Businesses, organizations, institutions, and others can contribute to NYC Scholarship Accounts. These contributions
further increase the money in each child’s account and demonstrate their community’s support for every child’s success.

• Reinforcing expectations of attending college and career training
Milestone events, activities, and campaigns in schools and across neighborhoods help students imagine what’s possible
for their futures.

• Teaching financial education in the classroom
Students receive age-appropriate financial education starting in Kindergarten.




費的紐約市獎學金帳戶(NYC Scholarship Account)。



• 為每一名參加計劃的學生提供一個紐約市獎學金帳戶

• 透過工具和資訊為家庭制訂他們自己的大學儲蓄計劃提供支持
啟動紐約市獎學金帳戶後,家庭還可以透過線上平台開立並關聯自己的大學儲蓄帳戶(college savings account)。

• 鼓勵社區共同合作,為孩子們的紐約市獎學金帳戶投資

• 增強孩子上大學和參加職業訓練的期望

• 在課堂上教授財務教育課程

¿QUIÉNES pueden participar?

Todas las familias con niños que asistan al kínder inscritos en una escuela pública de NYC (incluidas las escuelas charter
participantes), sin importar su nivel de ingresos o estatus migratorio.

¿Cómo puede participar?

¡Buenas noticias! Su hijo será inscrito automáticamente en el Programa de Ahorro para la Universidad, a menos que usted
elija no participar mediante el “rechazo de participación”. No debe hacer nada para recibir una Cuenta de Beca NYC
(NYC Scholarship Account) gratuita.

¿Cómo funciona?

El programa permite a las familias, a las escuelas y a las comunidades construir juntos una base para el futuro de los niños,
haciendo lo siguiente:

• Proporcionando una Cuenta de Beca NYC a cada estudiante participante.
Todas las familias reciben una Cuenta de Beca NYC con un depósito inicial de $100. También es posible obtener hasta
$200 en recompensas anticipadas.

• Brindando apoyo a las familias con las herramientas e información necesarias para que desarrollen sus propios planes
de ahorros. Después de activar la Cuenta de Beca NYC, las familias pueden abrir y vincular su propia cuenta de ahorros para
la universidad a través de la plataforma en línea. Así, las familias pueden empezar a ahorrar de la manera y en las
cantidades que sean convenientes para sus finanzas.

• Animando a las comunidades a trabajar en conjunto con el fin de invertir en las Cuentas de Beca NYC de sus niños.
Las empresas, organizaciones, instituciones y otros pueden contribuir a las Cuentas de Beca NYC. Estas contribuciones
aumentan aún más los ahorros en la cuenta de cada niño y demuestran el apoyo de la comunidad al éxito de cada niño.

• Reforzando las expectativas de asistir a la universidad y de recibir formación profesional.
Los eventos, actividades y campañas de hitos en las escuelas y en los vecindarios ayudan a los estudiantes a imaginar
lo que es posible para su futuro.

• Enseñando educación financiera en el salón de clases.
Los estudiantes reciben una educación financiera adecuada a su edad desde kínder.

More information at:

"What is the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program?" Video:

NYC Kids Rise: Save for College Program Journey Planner:

Ready4K, A Free Family Resource

The NYCDOE is excited to offer you Ready4K, a FREE resource for helping your child, Birth through 5th grade, stay on track with their learning goals. You will receive 3 texts/week with simple ways to bring learning into everyday moments, plus self-care ideas, because parental health is key! Families can get messages in Spanish, English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, or Russian. To sign up, text "NYC” to 70138, or fill out the webform here.

Hunter College Learning Lab (Free 1-on-1 tutoring to children with IEPs)

The Hunter College Learning Lab (HCLL) offers specialized training to teacher candidates in the area of learning disabilities. In doing so, the program offers free one-on-one tutoring to children and adolescents with IEPs twice per week for a full year at Hunter College. Children must have a current Individualized Education Program (IEP). Children are placed on a waiting list until a tutor becomes available. Parents will be contacted by a representative from Hunter. 

The Learning Lab meets every Tuesday (for adolescents in grades 7-12) from 4:30 to 5:45. For elementary students (grades 1-6) the mandatory day is Thursday from 4:15 to 5:30.This is non-negotiable, as it is the time where instructors supervise tutors through observation, assistance and guidance. 

English Application: click here to view and/or print the English application

Spanish Application (Formas en español): click here to view and/or print the Spanish application

Teacher candidates in the LD Program are able to provide free tutoring to students in New York City at the following locations:

Hunter College - 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065 (68th street and Lexington Ave - 1203E Building)

PS/IS 57 - 175 E 115 St, New York, NY 10029-2031

PS 198: 1700 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10128

Hunter College Learning Lab website:

Association to Benefit Children (ABC): Fast Break Plus Children’s Mental Health Services

Association to Benefit Children (ABC) combats the devastating effects of poverty, hunger, homelessness, physical and emotional abuse, abandonment, HIV infection, and substance abuse that endanger children’s welfare and undermine their future. For over 25 years, ABC has advocated for the rights of children to grow and thrive, regardless of circumstance. Since our founding, we have provided vital and individualized wraparound services for children and parents as families grow together. In addition to early childhood education, family support and preservation services, and afterschool and summer youth programming, ABC offers mental health services to children through the Fast Break Mobile Mental Health Clinic.


NY Financial Assistance Programs

Retroactive Reimbursements for Burial Costs 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Individuals who lost loved ones to COVID-19 can apply for retroactive reimbursement for burial costs. Applicants can receive up to $9,000 per burial. Eligibility information and required documents are available on FEMA’s website. To apply, individuals can call 1-844-684-6333 or 1-800-462-7585. The call center is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Still Accepting Applications 
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) continues to accept applications for the the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which provides temporary rental and utility assistance to low- and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Applications from households with an income at or below the 50% area median income will be prioritized. Then, other households that meet the eligibility criteria will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis if funds remain available. As of July 26, a new streamlined application process with reduced documentation requirements began to remove barriers to access for applicants. For more information on eligibility, the application process, and assistance completing the application, visit the OTDA website. Please visit for more housing and financial resources. 

New York State Department of Labor Excluded Workers Fund
The New York State Department of Labor has announced the Excluded Workers Fund, which will provide direct cash assistance to workers ineligible for State unemployment benefits or Federal COVID-19-related income relief due to their immigration status or other factors. Applicants must live in New York and have earned less than $26,208 in the 12 months prior to April 2021. They must also provide documentation to establish work-related eligibility and residency in New York. Individuals can apply for the Fund online or call 1-877- 393-4697 to speak with an agent. Applications will be reviewed until funds are depleted.

Montefiore Health System Launches the Family Resiliency Program
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have launched the Family Resiliency Program, which provides counseling and financial support to New York City and lower Hudson Valley families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19. The Montefiore Family Resiliency Program will provide cash assistance to 375 families in financial distress. A licensed health care professional must refer families to the program. Additional information and the referral form are available on this flyer

LinkNYC Program: Free, Fast Wi-Fi in NYC

LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that is replacing pay phones across the five boroughs with new structures called Links. Each Link provides super fast, free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging, and a tablet for access to city services, maps and directions.  Learn more here.

As part of their franchise contract renewals with the City, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision have partnered with DoITT and the Parks Department to provide public Wi-Fi service in nearly 80 parks locations across the five boroughs. NYC Parks Wi-Fi access is available on a free and limited-free basis. View a map of Parks WiFi locations.  Learn more here.

All branches of the Library feature computers that offer access to the Internet, electronic databases, library catalogs, and Microsoft Office. Every location also offers free Wi-Fi access during open hours.  Learn more here.

Learn more about Broadband Access programs here:

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Harlem WiFi

NYC Connected Communities

NYCHA Digital Van

TWC Learning Labs

Family Welcome Centers

Family Welcome Centers serve NYC families all year round with enrollment and admissions. Our staff members provide remote support Monday through Friday via email, phone, or video conference. 

To request support and/or set up an appointment, please complete and submit this form: Request for Support

When we receive your form, we will call or email you to support with your request. We’ll make every effort to respond within 72 hours. We are grateful for your patience.

Need help accessing or submitting the online form? Call 718-935-2828 for assistance.

 2021 BTS FWC Digital Flyer - 20210615 - English.pdf