• Ensuring Online Safety for your Child

     You're invited to a free workshop, facilitated by the UFT's longtime partner, Hey There Beautiful, for Queens Parents and Caregivers.

    The workshop topic is "Ensuring Online Safety for Your Child".  We'll learn about potential online risk, effective strategies for monitoring your child's virtual activity, how to foster healthy digital habits and how to equip children with the knowledge  they need to make good choices.

    This is the second part in a two-part series, but you do not need to have attended part one to join us.  A light dinner will be served and child care will be available.

    Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Location: UFT Queens Borough Office at 118-35 Queens Boulevard, 8th floor

    Use link below to register.

    Summary - April Parent Workshop (

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  • The Science of Reading Family Engagement Series


    The Science of Reading Family Engagement Series

    Community School District 29 is finishing up their series of virtual workshops on the science of reading.

    They have already held their literacy pillar overview and phonological awareness and phonics workshops, but you and your family can still come to upcoming sessions, including: 

    ·     Thursday, April 11: Fluency

    ·     Wednesday, April 17: Vocabulary

    ·     Thursday, May 2: Comprehension 

    ·     Wednesday, May 8: Writing

     All workshops run from 6:30 to 7 p.m. No registration is necessary, just hop on the Zoom for any session you wish to attend. Use the link below for access.

    Launch Meeting - Zoom



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  • The IEP Process: A Two-Part Webinar

    Parents and Caregivers

    Get answers to your questions about the IEP process.

    You're invited to a virtual two-part workshop series about the individualized Education Program (IEP). 

    At the first session on Tuesday, April 16, we'll discuss how to read and understand your child's IEP, create a folder for IEP, for IEP documentation and write an IEP checklist.

    At the second session on Tuesday, May 14, we'll role-play a mock IEP interview to prepare you to ask and answer questions at your  child's IEP meeting.

    Check your email for the live registration link.

    Summary - The IEP Process: A Two-Part Webinar (

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  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

    The Department of Youth and Community Development has a several summer program for your children to participate in during the summer.  Please review their website;

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  • STEM Matters NYC 2024 Summer Programs

      What is STEM Matters NYC?

    ● STEM Matters NYC offers a variety of experiential science and STEM enrichment programs for students entering grade 1 through grade 12 in September 2024.
    ● Programs take place at museums, zoos, parks, and experiential learning centers in all five boroughs.
    ● Students learn from experts in various STEM fields by doing hands-on activities and real-world learning.
    ● From animal science to aviation, marine biology to mechanics, ecology to engineering, and so much more, we are inviting students to discover, investigate, design, and create with our cultural partners!

    Who Is the Program For?

    Students entering grades 1 through 9 in September 2024:
    ○ Apply for 1-week camps.
    ○ If selected to participate, students only participate in one camp session max.

    ● Students entering grades 10 through 12 in September:
    ○ Apply for multi-week high school programs.
    ○ Choose from programs that run for two or four weeks.

    Programs run various weeks starting July 8 through the week of August 12 and run
    ● Programs are offered at: the NYC DOE’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and the NYC
    Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics, as well as the Billion Oyster Project; Intrepid Museum;
    MakerSpace NYC; New York Aquarium; New-York Historical Society; Pellettieri Stone Carvers'
    Academy; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Rubin Museum of
    Art; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; Staten Island Museum; UrbanGlass; and Wave

    ● Each site serves only a specific group of grade levels.
    ○ In the application, once families enter their child’s grade level, they will see the sites open to their child.
    ○ Families can also review our program page to see the specific sessions and sites open to their child:

    How can students apply?
    ● Online applications opened today!
    ● All families who want to participate must submit an online application by Wednesday, April 24 at 11:59pm.
    ○ For students entering grades 10-12, once they submit their online application, an online reference form will be emailed to the teacher of their choice.
    ■ This form must be submitted online by their teacher by Tuesday, May 7 at 4:00pm.

    Where can families find more information?
    ● Visit our programs page to download FAQs, flyers, and more information by current
    grade level in English and multiple languages:
    ● Email us at

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  • Fresh Air Fund 2024 Summer Camps

    The Fresh Air Fund is a not-for-profit youth development organization,
    that has provided FREE, SAFE & FUN summer experiences to more than
    1.8 million children from New York City’s underserved communities
    since 1877.
    ▪ We aim to keep the magic of summer alive through outdoor programs. 

    Information on the different camps can be found on their website: 

    Eligibility Requirements
    ❑ Must live in and go to school in one of the 5 boroughs
    ❑ Must be between 8 and 18 years of age (by July 1, 2024)
    ❑ Family must meet USDA income eligibility requirement
    ❑ FAF Medical form signed, stamped and dated
    5/1/2023 or later
    ❑ Copy of the immunization record
    ❑ Health Insurance Card (front & back)
    ❑ Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required
    for children however is Strongly encouraged

    All Fresh Air Fund staff are required to have up to
    date COVID-19 vaccinations.

    Online application:
    Applications can ONLY be submitted online.

    How to Reach The Fresh Air Fund staff
    CALL: 1-800-367-0003
    Employment Opportunities (18 years old and above): 

    See Ms. Becco for more information.

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  • Middle School Offers Information Session for families of students entering middle school in Fall 2024

    New York City Public Schools is inviting you to attend a live virtual  information session about middle school offers and navigating waitlists.

    Please see the attached flyers for information on joining  a session.

    Las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Nueva York lo invitan a asistir a una sesión informativa virtual en vivo sobre ofertas de escuelas intermedias y cómo navegar por las listas de espera.
    Consulte los folletos adjuntos para obtener información sobre cómo unirse a una sesión.
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  • Resetting Your Child's Google Account Password Tutorial


    Resetting your child’s Google Classroom Email Password.

    Go to the Department of Education website:

    Scroll down to the Technology for Families section and click onto STUDENT tab.

    You will then click onto the menu option: Resetting your child’s password and then under that will be the instructions to create a pin for the account.

    You will need your child’s osis number and you can get that from your child’s teacher or even the main office.  Ms. Becco can give it to you also, just email her at

    After you’ve changed the password and created a pin, you can go back to the homepage and click onto teachhub on the top right side of the toolbar.  You may or may not have to sign on again.

    Remember the username is everything before the @ symbol in the email address and the password is case sensitive.

    Once you get into the teachhub, you may not see much, and if that is the case, you should then click on the heading that includes your child’s grade, next to the Welcome.

    You will then see a host of apps that your child may need access to, for example: Google Classroom, Zoom, Google Meet, Gmail, etc.



    Restablecer la contraseña de correo electrónico de Google Classroom de su hijo.

    Vaya al sitio web del Departamento de Educación:

    Desplácese hacia abajo hasta la sección Tecnología para familias y haga clic en la pestaña ESTUDIANTE.

    Luego hará clic en la opción del menú: Restablecer la contraseña de su hijo y luego debajo estarán las instrucciones para crear un PIN para la cuenta.

    Necesitará el número de osis de su hijo y puede obtenerlo del maestro de su hijo o incluso de la oficina principal. La Sra. Becco también puede entregárselo; envíele un correo electrónico a

    Una vez que haya cambiado la contraseña y haya creado un PIN, puede volver a la página de inicio y hacer clic en Teachhub en la parte superior derecha de la barra de herramientas. Es posible que tengas que volver a iniciar sesión o no.

    Recuerde que el nombre de usuario es todo lo que está antes del símbolo @ en la dirección de correo electrónico y la contraseña distingue entre mayúsculas y minúsculas.

    Una vez que ingrese a Teachhub, es posible que no vea mucho y, si ese es el caso, debe hacer clic en el encabezado que incluye la calificación de su hijo, junto a Bienvenida.

    Luego verá una gran cantidad de aplicaciones a las que su hijo puede necesitar acceso, por ejemplo: Google Classroom, Zoom, Google Meet, Gmail, etc.

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  • Download the eChalk Notify App!

    Dear Parents and Guardians, 

    P.S. 199 has a new and simple way for you to stay updated on emergency notices, school closings, school and district announcements, school reopening, and more! Using our new eChalk Notify App you can receive real-time updates that appear as notifications immediately on your mobile devices. This will be the new platform being used to communicate with families this September. Get a head start and download it now! The eChalk Notify App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or by using the links below: 

    Apple App Store:

    Google Play Store:

    Once downloaded, you can log in to receive critical messages and alerts from your school and district by entering our school code below:

    School Code: A62884

    You can refer to the step by step instructions below to download and install eChalk Notify on your mobile phone or tablet:

    1. Download the eChalk Notify App. 

    Anyone can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.”

    1. Login with your username and password

    You can log into the eChalk Notify App without an account by clicking “Proceed without logging in” > Settings icon > + > enter your school’s alert code > Connect. You’ll only need to enter the school’s alert code when logging in for the first time.

    If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact eChalk Support at for further assistance.


    Kujtim Daliposki



    Estimados padres y guardianes,

    P.S. 199 tiene una manera nueva y sencilla de mantenerse actualizado sobre avisos de emergencia, cierres de escuelas, anuncios de escuelas y distritos, reapertura de escuelas y más. Con nuestra nueva aplicación eChalk Notify, puede recibir actualizaciones en tiempo real que aparecen como notificaciones inmediatamente en sus dispositivos móviles. Esta será la nueva plataforma que se utilizará para comunicarse con las familias este septiembre. ¡Alístate para el otoño y descarga ahora! La aplicación eChalk Notify se puede descargar desde Apple App Store o Google Play Store o usando los enlaces a continuación: 

    Tienda de aplicaciones de Apple:

    Google Play Store:

    Una vez descargado, puede iniciar sesión para recibir mensajes críticos y alertas de su escuela y distrito ingresando nuestro código escolar a continuación:

    Código escolar: A62884

    Puede consultar las instrucciones paso a paso a continuación para descargar e instalar eChalk Notify en su teléfono móvil o tableta:

    1. Descargue la aplicación eChalk Notify.

    Cualquiera puede descargar la aplicación eChalk Notify de forma gratuita desde Apple App Store o Google Play Store. Simplemente busque "eChalk Notify".

    1. Inicia sesión con tu nombre de usuario y contraseña

    Puede iniciar sesión en la aplicación eChalk Notify sin una cuenta haciendo clic en "Continuar sin iniciar sesión"> ícono de Configuración> +> ingrese el código de alerta de su escuela> Conectar. Solo deberá ingresar el código de alerta de la escuela cuando inicie por primera vez.

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el equipo de asistencia de eChalk en para obtener más ayuda.


    Kujtim Daliposki


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