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Moving To The Middle- 5th Grade parents



How exciting! 5th Grade is Here! This page is to keep you abreast of all of the information about Moving Ahead to Middle School.

  5th grade parents should be receiving their  Middle School directories in early October 2019. Please check this page for information about  the District 11 Middle School Fair. Parents must apply online for Middle School. Please contact Ms. Gray at kgray6@schools.nyc.gov if these dates and times do not work for you or if you have any other questions. 

FYI:Middle School Open Houses:

Middle School 181 Open House - 




Parent FYI- The In's & Out's of 160- Please click on the link below for our Parent Handbook. Please Note: We update our handbook each year as needed. Any changes that are temporary will be reflected in a separate letters to the parents.

   Under construction- Updated Parent Hanbook  ETA- 9/5/19

Accessing Your Child's Information

This year we have a new way of keeping you abreast of your child's success within the classroom.

- Our very own e-chalk website will be the "MAIN" location to find your child's grades and assessments for this school year. Every parent received a special code for their child's class to log in and view their child's progress. Please note that your access code is case sensitive. If you are having difficulties logging in please email Ms. Gray at kgray6@schools.nyc.gov.


- NYC Schools Account- It is a way of accessing key information about your child's progress. With your child's account you will be able to view your child's attendance, report card grades, and general student information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet. Visit  http://schools.nyc.gov/myacccount. Every student should have received their unique access code and student ID number (which can be found on your child's report card) Please contact the school if you have not received this information.


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Parent Resources/ Activities



  • flat nature objects (leaves, petals, etc.)
  • pebbles
  • paper
  • small spray bottles
  • liquid watercolors or food coloring
  • aprons
  • plastic trays

  1. First, collect a variety of leaves, grass, and flowers. (You will discover that flatter objects leave clearer prints.) Then lay them out in designs on the papers, weighting the objects down with small pebbles.
  2. Using spray bottles filled with food color, gently spray the paper. The key is not to drench the paper with paint!
  3. After the papers dry, remove the objects, revealing a beautiful nature print.


Here are some great educational websites for students:

 PBS Kids- A great resource for just about anything- Go beyond the games and look up information from science to jazz.  Website - http://grownups.pbskids.org

National Geographic Kids-Has your child ever asked you a question like, "What are baby penguins called?" Well, National Geographic Kids has the answer! Kids can watch videos, play games, and best of all, learn about animals, nature and the world around them. You know, in case you don't know everything! Website - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

ABC MOUSE-  This is a site where you do have to pay but it is worth it- ABCMouse.com calls itself the most comprehensive learning site on Earth for kids ages 2 to 7. Your kiddos can read or listen to books and music, play games and color as they accelerate through customizable learning levels designed by teachers and experts. The site even tracks your child's progress as she learns. You can try out the site for free for a month; after that, the monthly subscription fee is $7.95.  Website -https://www.abcmouse.com/

Internet4classrooms-  This website is a great resource if you are looking for quizzes and downloadable information. It is grade specific with links to other resources. www.internet4classrooms.com

Resources for Parents Common Core Learning Standards: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/common_core_standards/pdfdocs/nysp12cclsmath.pdf                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A) Get to the Core: http://get2core.org/learn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       B) Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps: https://www.cgcs.org/domain/149                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Engage NY: https://www.engageny.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

PBS Parents: http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/math/math-tips-for-parents/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Discovery Education: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/parents/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   National Parent Teacher Association: https://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583