PRINCIPAL’S LETTER TO PARENTS – JUNE 2021
What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child; it’s the courage to raise one.” –Barack Obama”
We finally made it! We are in the last month of the school year! Let me take this opportunity to wish every member of
the Ralph Bunche School Family a happy, productive, and safe summer vacation. Hands down, this has been quite an interesting
school year! As we were battling a worldwide pandemic, teaching at home, and running two schools, we all deserve a Summer
Break! I hope that each and every one of your families are in good health and spirits! This is a time, we must embrace our families, friends and school community. Please be assured that P.S. 132 is always here as a support system for our school community.
We thank you for trusting us with your children in this changing world of education.
Also on Sunday, June 20, 2021 don’t forget to honor and pay tribute to all of the fantastic fathers and male caregivers in
your life who have loved, nurtured, encourages and supported you. Did you know that June is Caribbean Heritage Month? Over
80% of our student / staff population comes from the Caribbean! Let’s take time out to celebrate our culture. Also, students
should be encouraged to wear their country’s flag on Flag Day 6/14. This is going to be the first year as President Biden wrote
this new proclamation.
SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION – Please be advised that the school will be closed on the following dates: Thursday June 3,
2021 (Chancellors Conference Day) and Tuesday June 8, 2021 (Clerical Day). Parents are encouraged to plan accordingly.
SUMMER RISING – We are currently still waiting for a Summer Rising CBO to be attached to PS/IS 270 for our students. I apologize for the delay and encourage parents to wait a little longer as we were told from DOE Central a Community Based Organization will be assigned to us. Once they are assigned, if you are interested; please sign your child up for Summer Rising. Summer
Rising will run from July 6 – Aug 20th 8-6pm daily.
END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS – On June 4th from 1pm-3pm we will have our Royal Ball Fifth Grade Prom. All fifth grade students
will work remotely that day 6/4. We are beyond excited to celebrate our students, especially those who are graduating and stepping up. Graduation will be on June 23rd for grades Pre-kindergarten (9am), Kindergarten (11am) and Fifth Grade (1pm). In Person fifth graders have the option to come in for a blended Graduation. We will also be hosting an End of Year Parade for all
students on the last day of school June 25th at 11:30am. Please drive by our school with your students as we wave bye to them
for summer! A graduation picture booth will be available for graduates outside. We hope to see you all there!
DISCHARGES AND REGISTRATION- If your child is not returning to PS 132Q in September, please be sure to come to the main
office hub on the first floor and complete a discharge form. Without your new address and information on the new school that
your child will be attending, we will be unable to complete the discharge process for your child. Your cooperation with regard to
these circumstances would be greatly appreciated. Our Parent Coordinator Ms. Belton can be reached at (347) 563 – 4350.
NYC SCHOOL SURVEY - School Surveys are a perfect way for you to voice your opinion about our school including curriculum,
safety, teaching and learning. We encourage you to complete the online survey through the NYCDOE website. The survey deadline is June 11, 2021. Your Voice Counts!
2021-2022 RETURN BACK TO SCHOOL- Please be advised that the 2021-2022 school year will begin on Monday, September 13,
2021. School Session times for the 2021-2021 school year will be as follows: 8:00 am – 2:20pm Monday thru Friday for all students grades Pre-Kindergarten thru Fifth. Pre-Kindergarten will follow a truncated program for the first week of school. Further
details outlining their orientation for the first week of school will be provided.
SEPTEMBER CLASSROOM SUPPLY LIST / UNIFORMS will be distributed on Friday, June 18, 2021. The last day of school is on
Friday June 25, 2021. Our new uniform policy will also be in effect next school year. All students are expected to wear:
Pre K-2nd Grade - White Shirt, Blue Pants (preferably school shirt)
3rd—5th Grade - White Shirt, Khaki Pants (preferably school shirt)
“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.”