PRINCIPAL’S LETTER TO PARENTS – October 2022
Thank you for your support, cooperation, and participation in helping our 300+ students’ transition back to school this year! Our school community thrives when we can cooperate with one another, and problem solve in productive and child focused ways.
As this school year unfolds, parents are encouraged to maintain ongoing contact with their child’s teacher throughout the school year. You can maintain contact with your child’s teachers through our BLOOMZ parent communication App or simply leaving a message in the main office. If you require a more convenient appointment time, please do not hesitate to notify your child’s teacher of your scheduling needs in writing, or by contacting Ms. Hawkins Parent Coordinator (Acting) at (347) 594-9378.
Lunch Applications: While school lunches are now free for all NYCDOE students regardless of income eligibility status, school families are still required to complete a school lunch form on paper or online (myschoolapps.com). The data collected from school lunch forms will help eligible schools to obtain Title I funding. Title I funding helps schools to get the needed resources and funding for school programs. Please submit any outstanding lunch forms. The first class to bring in all lunch forms will receive a Pizza and Ice Cream Party!
Lost Items: Many children misplace personal belongings within the scope of the school day. To ensure that lost items are returned to your child in a timely manner, please make sure that personal items are properly labeled. Writing your child’s name and class on the inside labels of clothing will increase the likelihood that the personal item will be returned. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this matter.
Teachers have so enjoyed beginning to get to know their students during the month of September by completing SEL (Social Emotional Learning) activities and Beginning of Year Diagnostic Assessments to know where each child is academically. This strategic testing will allow teachers to address the needs of students on an individual level and identify their current proficiency level. Now that we are in October, please expect for instruction to begin and homework to be assigned daily. Students should be independently reading every night! Homework is assigned on a daily basis and reinforces the instruction that is currently taking place within your child’s classroom. Parents are strongly encouraged to check the completion of their child’s homework regularly. A parent’s signature will confirm that your child’s homework is neat and complete! Your cooperation regarding this matter is greatly appreciated.
P.S. 132 is a UNIFORM SCHOOL! All students are to report to school in full uniform daily. Let’s work together to make this happen!
Project Empower After School program will begin for grades Kindergarten and First on October 17th. Be mindful that this program is first come first serve. Due to NYS licensing issue, we must stagger the invitation and acceptance process for all grades. We apologize for the delay, please be patient with this process. If you are interested in the after-school program, be sure to submit the application by the next day of school when it is given out to your students. We will be communicating when each grade will receive their applications.
I hope to see ALL of you at the Town hall/PTA meeting on October @6pm via Zoom.
Dex J. Baptiste