PRINCIPAL’S LETTER TO PARENTS – JANUARY 2021
Happy New Year! We had a rough year last year and I hope we all have a prosperous, safe and healthy 20201! School re-Opens on Monday 1/4! We are so excited to see our scholars both in person and virtually! We start this New Year with some new initiatives that we will put in place for the remainder of the year. These new initiative include after school academies, after school clubs, parent wellness workshops and more. We thank you for your continued dedication and commitment to our school. As we know “It Takes a Village”, and at P.S. 132 we have a very strong village!
REOPENING 1/4 – We are so excited to have our students in Grades Pre-K through 2nd both Groups A and B students to begin reporting for in person learning four days a week Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Effective 1/4, students in our primary grades will now only be Group A. A two-day a week option for grades Pre-K to 2nd will no longer be in effect. Grades 3-5 will continue to follow their respective Group A, B or D schedule.
GRADE THREE– It saddens me to announce that after over 35 years of teaching, our dedicated and loving teacher, Mrs. Green will be retiring from our school as of 1/4. Mrs. Green is one of the hardworking, dedicated, loving and nurturing teachers we have at our school. We will miss her dearly but as she promised, she will not be too far! We wish her the best in her future endeavors. Ms. Keyanna Blakely will assume the role of our Third Grade remote class. We also thank Ms. Blakely for her dedication to our students, as she will be transitioning mid-year.
VIRTUAL AFTER SCHOOL – Beginning in February, we will be offering Virtual after School Academic Learning. This opportunity will be available for all grades K-5. Grades 3-5 will focus on Test Preparation. Grades K-2 will focus on Guided Reading and Math Fluency.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS- Beginning 1/15, we will be offering After School clubs on Fridays to offer our students an opportunity to practice a skill or craft and to socialize for an hour.
PARENT WELLNESS WORKSHOPS – Our School Leadership Team in conjunction with our Title I Parent Action Committee, we have decided to use Title I funds to fund our after school programs and Parent Wellness Workshops sponsored by Brain Power Wellness. We hope you take full advantage of these wellness workshops!
MIDDLE OF YEAR TESTING- Beginning the week of 1/25 until 2/11, we will be engaging in Middle of Year Testing for all students. This testing is important as are monitoring the progress of our students from the beginning of the year. All students should be showing growth in grade level standards. Please encourage your students to complete the assessment to the best of their ability with no assistance so we can analyze their data and continue to meet their instructional needs.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration is open! We welcome all incoming kindergarteners next school year. The registration window closes on January 19, 2021. Please visit www.myschools.nyc
MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: The Middle School Application opens on January 11, 2021. Please reach out to our Guidance Counselor Ms. Hagin or a member of the fifth grade team.
DONORS CHOOSE: We are in the process of trying to retrieve Chrome Books for our students via Donors Choose. Please support our Donors Choose and spread the word to family and friends. Please visit www.donorschoose.org , click: Find a Classroom to Support and type in P.S. 132. We appreciate anything we can get!
FLU SEASON ALERT – The flu season is upon us. Consequently, in order to safeguard the health of all students please seek medical attention before sending your child to school under the following conditions: (COVID 19 Symptoms, Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Redness, Swelling, Discharge from Eyes, Rash of unknown origin, Severe Coughing and Nasal Congestion.)