Daily Announcements

Parent Teacher Conference's & Half Day 

Date:  Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time:  Afternoon Parent-Teacher Conferences

             12:35pm – 2:35pm

             Evening Parent-Teacher Conference

            4:30pm – 7:30pm

 

All students will be dismissed at 11:35am. 
Student that receive hot lunch will be served before dismissal. 
Cold lunch students will eat at home.

 Fecha:  Jueves, 19 Marzo 2015

Tiempo:  Conferencias de Padres y Maestros de la tarde

                12:35pm – 2:35pm

                Conferencias de Padres y Maestros de la noche

                4:30pm – 7:30 pm

 

Todos los estudiantes de Prek-5 tendran un medio dia de clases el jueves 19 Marzo 2015. 
Los estudiantes que reciben almuerzos calientes se sirven antes de la salida. 
 Estudiantes almuerzo frio comen en casa.  El despido sera a las 11:35am.



Applications for Pre-Kindergarten will be available from March 16th thru April 24th, 2015




Parents; Please be aware that many children have allergies.  
Please do not send in any goodie bags or treats to go home.  
The teachers will not be allowed to hand them out and will be returned to you.
Also for all school celebrations only the Class Moms will be able to attend
and they will supply the class with one treat and one craft.  
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Reading Benchmarks for January are attached in the link below!!
Reading Benchmarks



Since the Department of Education has put a new system in place for report cards - STARS Report Cards, we now have the ability to add additional marking periods.  Please click on the link below to see the new marking periods and when report card distribution will take place!!
Marking Period Breakdown


 Chancellor Farina Launches Ninth Annual Citywide Survey of NYC Public Schools

"This survey presents an incredible opportunity for school communities to tell us what they need to create supportive and academically rigorous classrooms, engage students and families they serve, and make our schools a place where all our children can learn and thrive"

We can not do this without all of our parents responses!!

Survey will be sent home with children tomorrow in their folders.  
Please take the time to fill it out and return ASAP!!  
Each class that receives 100% completed surveys will receive recongnition.

Please send them back to your teachers!!

CHANCELLOR FARIÑA LAUNCHES NINTH ANNUAL CITYWIDE SURVEY OF NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS.docx


3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Parents!!!
Math Testing Workshops
How to support your child
3rd Grade: Monday, March 9,2015 10am-11am
4th Grade: Wednesday, March 11,2015 10am-11am
5th Grade: Friday, March 13,2015 10am-11am
Print out flyers below and return to Mrs. Speranza
Parent Testing Workshop 3rd grade
Parent Testing Workshop 4th grade
Parent Testing Workshop 5th grade


Please see the NEW Cell Phone Policy in the Parent Handbook section on the left in green !!!


Safety Concern!!!
Parents Please Do Not Double Park when picking your children up from school.  You are blocking in staff
vehicles and they can not get out.  Also when opening the car doors please be aware of the car next to you.  
We do not want cars to be damaged.

We are excited to offer light blue t-shirts for our students, staff, and families to wear in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day. On April 2, 2015, our students, staff, families and community will be “Lighting It Up Blue” for autism, an initiative by Autism Speaks. This celebration is a culmination of all of the hard work our students will be doing to increase awareness in autism both in school and in the community. 

Shirts can be purchased in both children and adult sizes. If you have any questions, please see Maryanne Speranza.  Please return order form (and indicate quantity) and payment by March 9, 2015.  Only checks will be accepted, please make checks payable to: PS 6 School Fund.            



Read about our New Cell Phone Policy in the Parent Handbook,
located in the green tab on the left of your screen. 



CHANCELLOR FARIÑA ANNOUNCES
NEW PROMOTION POLICY FOR STUDENTS
IN GRADES 3-8

Multiple Measures to Replace State Test as Driver of Promotion Decisions

Click on the below links for more information

Press Release 2.pdf


Check out these Common Core Videos
Reading and Writing Units of Study
"Inside the Classroom"

Common Core Videos




BOX TOPS



Save your Box Tops over the summer and send them into school in September.


STOP, DROP GO

If you drive your child/children to school in the morning,

I encourage you to use our “Stop, Drop and Go” procedure.

If you choose to use “Stop Drop and Go”,

it is imperative that you follow the

following SAFETY procedures listed below:

 


No Parking on Page Avenue in front of the school.

 

Academy Avenue is CLOSED between
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to ALL traffic.

 

Pull up to the Parent Volunteer School Safety Guards and they

will let the children out of the car.

 

PLEASE stay in your car.

 

Please do not cut in the drop-off line.

 

Please do NOT double park to let your child out of the car.

This is a major safety hazard for your child.

Once your child has exited the car, please drive off.

 

Our security guard is standing at the door watching the children enter the building.

 

If you would like to watch your child enter the school building,

please find a safe parking spot and walk them to the door.

 

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.


Lice Prevention and Treatment

Fairy Lice Mothers - Prevention and Treatment


Please click the link below to read a SI Advance Article.
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/09/staten_island_parents_urged_to.html

Please click the below link for PREVENTION and TREATMENT information.
http://www.fairytaleshaircare.com/

There is an APP available called "The Facts of Lice"; it is sponsored by Fairy Tales
and provides useful tips for prevention as well as treatment.

Products can be purchased on-line as well as in local stores and salons.




 Rubric for Positive Behavior Support Plan
Students will be rewarded when showing positive behavior with
K-coins that they can use to buy lots of fun stuff in the K- Coin Canteen

Please click here PBIS Rubric
PBIS Rubric Behavior Plan


After surveying students about their likes and interests, several ebooks were ordered. 
There are electronic books about sports, science, social studies, social media and a variety of other topics.
This was a way of incorporating technology into their day-to-day educational experience.

HOW TO ACCESS ELECTRONIC BOOKS

Go to: www.ps6si.org
Click: Library/Media Center (on the left-hand side of your screen)
Click “Our School Library” At this point all schools in NYC will appear.
Scroll down to Staten Island.
First you will see Manhattan, then Queens and then S.I.
You will see PS6 near the top of the list.
Click on it.
Click “Catalog” when you see the school.
Left side of the screen you will see a list of options.
Click on Follett Shelf
Username:  students
Password:  ps6
Place your cursor over the book you are interested in reading and click on it.
Also, in the catalog we have “WebPath Express”.
In WebPath there are thousands and thousands of web sites that are educational and safe.
You are able to limit your search when putting in grade level, lexile level and/or  a domain.



Check out this video about
Common Core
NYC Department of Education

Common Core Video

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 31
Parent Outreach
2:35-3:15PM
Thursday, April 2
Autism Awareness Day
Report Cards
Fri, Apr 3 - Fri, Apr 10
No School- Spring Recess
School Resumes April 13th
Tuesday, April 7
Parent Outreach
2:35-3:15PM
Tuesday, April 14
ELA TESTING for 3rd,4th & 5th Grade

Weather

Today, 3/30/2015
High: 49 Low: 35
Chance rain
34% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/31/2015
High: 50 Low: 34
Slight chance rain
30% chance of precipitation.