PS196Q Celebrates No One Eats Alone Day

On Friday, February 9th, PS196Q took part in National No One Eats Alone Day! On this day we especially wanted children to feel included, valued and accepted by their peers. Students took part in fun partner activities during their lunch period, which helped initiate conversations with their peers that hopefully led to new friendships. The goal of National No One Eats Alone Day was to bring students closer together, spread kindness, positivity and hope!


FIRST DAY Here We Come!! :)

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!  Here are some important announcements:

  • Please see this document (Dismissal Exits 2017-2018-27ufdpc) for dismissal exits.
  • If you are bringing supplies, please make sure that the BAGS and SUPPLIES are labeled with your child’s full name and 3-digit class code.
  • Please make sure that all children in grades 1-5 know their class number.  You can quiz them on your way to school. 🙂
  • The building will open at 8:20 a.m. for indoor line-up and breakfast (for grades 1-5).  Please DO NOT drop off your children (or supplies) earlier than that, unless you paid for our early morning program through Maria Romero.
  • KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS: Tomorrow is a half day for kindergarten (9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.).  Please try to come as close to 9:15 a.m. as possible.  Kindergarten students and their parents will ENTER THROUGH THE CUL-DE-SAC on 72nd AVENUE (on THURSDAY ONLY).  You will be led by staff to our front playground area, where you will line up by class number (011, 012, etc.).
  • 1st AND 2nd GRADE STUDENTS: Students in these grades will enter through our main entrance—by the lighted PS196 sign.  Staff will be there to help guide students to their rooms and to bring in any supplies.
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th GRADE STUDENTS: For Thursday ONLY, all upper grade students should enter through our OLD MAIN entrance—near where the cars are parked.  Staff will be there to help guide students to their rooms and to bring in any supplies.
  • PRE-K STUDENTS: You were emailed directions from Ms. Koatz. Please let her know if you did not receive the email (cjarrat@schools.nyc.gov).

Also, please see the following announcements from our After School Program Director, Maria Romero.  Remember, you must sign up for this service—www.afterschoolps196.com.  Any questions about these items should be directed to Maria at afterschoolps196@gmail.com.

  • New Parents: Afterschool Program Meeting Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 7th, 1:30 pm in the auditorium.
  •  First Day of Afterschool Program for Kindergarten is on Monday, Sept. 11th.  Please send a note to your child’s teacher to let them know that they will be going to after school, if you have signed up for this program.
  •  First Day of Afterschool Program for Grades 1 -5 is on Thursday, Sept. 7th.  Please send a note to your child’s teacher to let them know that they are going to after school, if you have signed up for this program.



Historical Grades & Attendance Available on NYC Schools Account

During her January Data-Tech meeting, Ms. Koatz, assistant principal, showed parents all the information that was available to them if they logged onto their child’s NYC Schools Account.

In addition to the current school year’s grades and attendance, historical attendance and last year’s grades are available to parents in NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) at mystudent.nyc.

• Parents now have the option of viewing current or past years’ data using the “Grades” and “Attendance” icons.
• For “Grades,” the “Past” data tab shows final report card grades for a student, across NYCDOE schools.
• For “Attendance,” the “Past” data tab shows the number of days a student was absent, the number of days he/she was late, and the student’s percentage of attendance for each year.

Here is an overview of NYC Schools Accounts (NYC Schools Account Overview) and an FAQ for parents (NYC Schools Account Parent FAQ).

If you need help creating an account, please contact Ms. Koatz (cjarrat@schools.nyc.gov) or Ms. Maurer, our parent coordinator (emaurer@schools.nyc.gov).


Week of December 5th is Hour of Code Week!!!


Our technology teacher, Ms. Phillips, is so excited to be holding our Hour of Code classes all next week!  The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.   We will explore Code.org and students will get to solve challenges featuring familiar digital characters such as Angry Birds, characters from Star Wars and Frozen, Minecraft and new this year, Moana! Solving these challenges introduces and provides practice using skills such as sequencing, conditional statements, debugging and more.   If you want to join your child by participating just go to Code.org and select a challenge.  You might find you love programming too!