Announcements

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    NYC DOE Covid-19 Random Testing

    Parent letter from our Chancellor :

    Random testing of students and staff members have started within the NYC DOE. Please read the attached letter for more information.

    Consent forms have been sent home with your child. If you have not filled out your consent please do so and return it back to school.  Review the attached document.

     

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    MMCC- Afterschool Program ( A Hybrid Program )

    Hi Parents- 

    Our MMCC afterschool program is offering a hybrid program for our students. If you would like your child to participate in the MMCC program  please fill out the attached the application. 

    Please email your applications to Ms. Erica at: errodriguez160@gmail.com

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    School Menus-

    Parents- Please click the link below to view the following school menus:

    Breakfast 

    Lunch Express Meals

    Meals to Go ( Remote Lunch)

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/menus

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    Health & Safety Updates

    Parents  we have new guidelines for our Blended Learning Students (Current Pre-K & Future K - 5th grade as of 9/29/20)- Student Health Screening  (please click link)

     There are three things families need to do in the morning, ideally at home before arriving to school:

    1) Check their child’s temperature at home;

    2) Complete the health screening survey at home; ( You will need your child's Student id #(OSIS#) found on your child's report card or their NYC Schools Account)

    3) Show their confirmation email via electronic device or printed copy at the school door prior to entry.

    Hard copies will be available as well.

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    Student Gmails & Virtual Emergency Contact Cards

    Returning Parents if you need your child's gmail account information please click here: Parent Information Request Link

    Please click on the link provided below and fill out your child's Emergency Contact Form.  If you have more than one child we are asking for all of their information to be placed on one form. 

    Virtual Emergency Contact Form

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    Our Webstore Is Now Open For Our K - 5th Grade Students

    Parents our webstore is open just click PS 160 Webstore . We have items available for K-5th grade

    School shirts & school sweatpants are available. Unfortunately this starting semester our Pre-K webstore is not available.

    Pre-K parents will be notified via email with more information in regards to purchasing shirts for their children. 

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    Pandemic - EBT Family Support Money For Families- Update

    Children who lost food benefits due to COVID-19 school closures can access meals through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. P-EBT benefits require no application and will be automatically issued to kids who would have received free or reduced-price meals through the federal school lunch program. Benefits should have already been issued or will be soon. If your child is eligible but your household has not received a P-EBD card and/or benefit by mid-August, call NYSOTDA at 1-833-452-0096.

     

    New York Letter- PEBT  Pandemic EBT (Pebt Cards) - The Federal Government is using funding left from  Free/Reduced lunch program to assist families facing  food insecurities during this pandemic. PEBT cards loaded with $420 per NYC student will be mailed to every DOE parent of a child in K-12 to reflect the cost of their lunches while school was closed.

    Please see attached P-EBT Presentation to view more detailed information.
                 

    Parent Coordinator-Parent 411
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    NYC DOE Issued Ipad Internet safety

    Parents: If Your Child Has A NYC DOE Issued IPad- PLEASE READ BELOW  IN REGARDS TO YOUR CHILD's INTERNET SAFETY

    While your DOE-loaned iPad is currently setup with a content filter to ensure your child's internet safety, an updated content filtering application is now available. Please sign-in on your device to enable these updates as soon as possible. After July 31, 2020 internet access on the iPad will be limited to DOE resources until you sign in to the Zscaler software to establish a secure connection.

    What should I do next?

    Please use the link below to set up Zscaler on your device, follow the instructions under “Ensure Your Child’s Internet Safety”

    NYC DOE Issued Ipad Internet Safety

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    Title 1 Parent Workshop Video- Protocols & Strategies ( Positive Outcomes When Interacting With The Police) /Coping ( Anxiety & Stess)

    Title 1 Workshop- Positve Outcomes When Interacting With The Police

    Please click on the link above to view a powerful workshop dealing with tips and strategies for families focusing on positive outcomes when dealing with the police . The workshop also offers strategies for identifying and countering anxiety and stress in adults & children during this stressful time.

    Parent Coordinator-Parent 411
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    Important Contact Information

    During the summer months please view below the following information ( Available throughout the Summer): Please note do not use the waltdisney.org emails , they will not work.  

    Mrs. L. Baker, Principal- lbaker3@schools.nyc.gov

    Mrs. K. Washington, Asst. Principal- kwashington15@schools.nyc.gov

    Mrs. K. Gray, Parent Coordinator- kgray6@schools.nyc.gov  Remote Learning  Phone #: 845 875 9234

    Parent Coordinator-Parent 411
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    Parent Resources

    Here are a list of Food Resources- If you or someone you may know is in need of food please click on the attachement below .

    Need Help, Helping Your Child Through Disappointment During CoVid?- Please click on the link below.

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  • End of Year Information from our Chancellor

    Please click on the attatchments below to read Chancellor Carranza's End of the Year Letters to Families.

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  • September and October 2020 Calendar

    The official 1st Day for Blended Learning Students is Tues. Sept. 29th . We will start on a Cohort A Day.  All Pre-k - 5th Grade Students in Cohort B  & Cohort D will be online by 8:30 am. Students should be doing the following:

    1) Attendance

    2) Morning reflection and/or any assigned work

    3) Logging into their morning synchronous instruction at their scheduled time.  

    4) Students should also be logging into their scheduled afternoon synchronous instruction at the scheduled time for their class. 

     

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  • NYC SCHOOL ACCOUNTS & Final Report Cards

    Parents please click on the attachment below from Ms. Baker explaining  how final report cards  will be distributed .

    Parents if you do not have a NYC Schools Account, please  check your child's ps160.org email. If you did not receive an email that means you already have an established NYC Schools Account. Just click on the higlighted NYC Schools Account link below. 

    I have attached to loom videos to help assist parents in 1) Setting up an Account 2) Where to access report card info once in the account.

    Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is an app that lets you see your student’s grades, attendance, fitness results, schedule, and more from anywhere and in all DOE languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Get started right now!

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  • Phase 1 School Reopening Parent Forum

    PHASE 1 - SCHOOL REOPENING Forum- If you have any questions concerning School Reopening please click on the link below to leave your question.

    Questions in regards to Fall School Reopening

    Questions will be answered at our Phase2 Reopening Session following the Governor's scheduled report in August .

    Here is the Phase 1 School Reopening Parent Session link to today's video recording. (Password: FxH4&S*R)

    Click on the link to view the presentation from today's forum Phase 1 School Reopening - Parent Forum

     

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  • MS 180 6th Grade Summer Updates

    Middle School Summer Update- Parents of Students Attending MS 180 

    MS 180 Welcome Letter is attached please review.

    MS180's Parent Coordinator is Ms. Rita Henry her contact email is RHenry22@schools.nyc.gov

    Please click on the link provided to view Incoming 6th Grade Summer Packet- This work must be completed prior to the start of school.

    MS 180 - Incoming 6th Grade Summer Packet

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  • Latest Update from the Chancellor - School Reopening

    Information for School Year - 2020 - 2021 (Please look under our tab - CoVid19 Blended Learning & Remote Learning) The latest update on instruction from the Chancellor can be found there.

    This week’s Reopening Update for Families includes: 

    • The latest health and safety information, including on ventilation, school nurses, and testing and tracing in schools   
    • How to stay informed on confirmed COVID-19 cases in your school community   
    • How families can change their children’s learning preference to/from fully remote learning   
    • What happens if students attend school in-person on a day they are not scheduled to attend  
    • Supports for students with Individualized Education Programs   
    • Supports for students in temporary housing and foster care   

     

    Criteria to Open Schools and Keep them Open
    While we continue to carefully monitor a constantly changing health landscape, one thing remains steadfast: our
    commitment to the health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff. This priority is the foundation of all of
    our policy moving into September.
    On July 31, the Mayor and I announced that for school buildings to open in September and remain open, on a
    weekly average the city must see fewer than 3% of all COVID-19 tests come back positive. Additionally, if 3%
    or more of New Yorkers who are tested for COVID-19 are found to have the virus after we open, school buildings
    will close again, and 100% of learning will be remote for every student.
    Since June, we’ve hovered around 1-2%, and are working closely with the New York City Department of Health
    and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health), NYC Test + Trace, and the Mayor’s Office to prepare for a coordinated
    school reopening. If staff and students aren’t healthy, they can’t teach and learn, and we are doing all we can to
    ensure that schools remain safe and healthy for learning.
    (Please view the attached letter)

    Click on the links provided to read what the Chancellor is offering as options for families. Parents must fill out the survey of their preference of their child's attendance for fall ( Blended Learning ( in school & remote or  Full time Remote Learning) Parents have until Aug. 7th to submit their decision. 

    School Reopening 2020

    Family and Community Empowerment

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  • School Opening Information

    The Mayor  and our Chancellor have pushed our school's start date back to Sept. 21st.  Parents please go to the Covid19 Blended /Remote Learning Tab  in the menu for information about our School Reopening:

    Class assignments, General School Supply list etc. 

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  • THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES TO THE START DATE FOR IN SCHOOL BLENDED LEARNERS

    Emergency Parent Meeting Please view the recording of our emergency meeting.

    THE CHANCELLOR HAS PUSHED BACK THE START DAY FOR IN SCHOOL

    BLENDED LEARNING FOR OUR K - 5th GRADE STUDENTS TO SEPT. 29TH 

    All K- 5th grade students will be 100% remote learning. All Students log on by 8:30 am starting Sept. 21st.

    OUR PRE-K BLENDED LEARNERS IN SCHOOL LEARNING WILL BEGIN ON MON. SEPT. 21st.

    STUDENT PACKET PICK UP WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUES. SEPT. 9/22/20

     

     

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  • Health & Safety Updates

    Parents  we have new guidelines for our Blended Learning Students- 

     There are three things families need to do in the morning, ideally at home before arriving to school:

    1) Check their child’s temperature at home;

    2) Complete the health screening survey at home; and

    3) Show their confirmation email via electronic device or printed copy at the school door prior to entry.

    Hard copies will be available as well.

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  • Parent Orientation Meetings NOW

    Parent Orientation Links              Please click link to find your child's Parent Meeting

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Getting To Know Us... The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School

STEAM - Collaborative Research

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    Web of kindness

    Third grade shows kindness toward one another.

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    Each One Teach One; “We share what we’ve learned with you”

    Fourth grade students support third grade students with math.

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    NYC Park Rangers- Ecosystem

     

     
    The students learned about the Ecosystem, the complex of living organisms, their physical environment, and all their interrelationships.
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    Exemplars -" A powerful performance material for developing critical thinking, reasoning and communication skills in mathematics."

      Students work with a partner to develop their high-order thinking skills.

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  • Peer Teaching

     

    Peer teaching is a method by which one student instructs another student.  The benefit is peers and students share a similar discourse, allowing for greater understanding.  "Research also indicates that peer learning activities typically yield the following results for both tutor and tutee: team-building spirit and more supportive relationships; greater psychological well-being, social competence, communication skills and self-esteem; and higher achievement and greater productivity in terms of enhanced learning outcomes."

    STEAM
  • Library checkout encourages reading

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  • Collaborative Learning

    Learning Collaboratively Helps Students


     
    Students have
    the opportunity to work and collaborate together to learn and grow from each other. Collaborative learning has been shown to not only develop higher-level thinking skills in students, but boost their confidence and self-esteem as well.

    STEAM
  • Why Research?

    Research help students improve reading skills. It helps students develop critical thinking and reasoning skills as they collect sources for their writing.

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  • New York City’s Water System

    The students learned how New York City gets its water from reservoir to tap. They also as engineers constructed model aqueducts.

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  • STEAM Challenge

    Students worked with a partner to build the longest chain, using one piece of construction paper.

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  • Properties of Matter-Invisible Ink

    The students learned how to write a secret message using lemon juice. Lemon juice is an acidic and weakens paper. When the paper is heated, the remaining acid turns the paper brown and reveals the message. 

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PS 160 Virtual Art Exhibition 2019 - 2020

Our STEAM Focus

Science: kids playing with play-doh  Technology: girl using iPad to code  Engineering: little ones playing with blocks  Art: boy making art project  Mathematics: girl writing down homework