TONIGHT @7PM! PTA Meeting; SLT Elections; Principal’s Report

See you all TONIGHT at this really important meeting for all parents!

Join in by Zoom. See below for the log in information.

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Topic: MS67 PTA September Meeting
Time: Sep 29, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 930 976 8768
Passcode: 8vKB59
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Zoom Link for September PTA Meeting and SLT Elections

Parents, please join us by ZOOM at the first MS67 PTA Meeting for this school year and School Leadership Team parent member elections. (The details are posted on our previous post on this website. See below for the flyer and notice.)

Time: Sep 29, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9309768768?pwd=ZWdTVVJoMWQzbUd0cU1lRnB2NEZJUT09

Meeting ID: 930 976 8768
Passcode: 8vKB59
One tap mobile
+16465588656,,9309768768#,,,,,,0#,,766322# US (New York)
+13017158592,,9309768768#,,,,,,0#,,766322# US (Germantown)

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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 930 976 8768
Passcode: 766322
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbgrOTQ8yQ


MS67Q PTA First General Meeting for School Year 2020-2021 & Virtual School Leadership Team Elections!

Our First General Board Meeting with Virtual School Leadership Team Elections!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

 @7pm via www.Zoom.com

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. They also make sure there are resources to support those policies.

  • Provide ongoing evaluations of a school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement.
  • Play an important role in school-based decision-making
  • Help to make school cultures more collaborative.

There are currently 4 available positions, including a 6th grade parent leader.

Please review DOE’s description of the SLT for more information!

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/get-involved/families/school-leadership-team

School Leadership Election information with ZOOM meeting information will be posted on www.ms67pta.org

Interested? Please email us and any questions feel free to contact@ms67pta.org

All guests will be muted during meeting.

Chat and Poll functions will be used.

Thank you.

Resources from District 26

From an email dated September 22, 2020:

Please see below and attached for the following updates:

  • Health Screening Family Letter
  • Sneak Preview:  School Re-Opening 2020-21 School Guide
  • Digital Learning Fridays: Professional Development Series
  • Language Access Handbook and New Bilingual Staff Training Videos
  • PC Watch Party ─ HS Admissions
  • School Food Resource

Health Screening Family Letter http://ms67pta.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Update-for-Families_September-21-2020.pdf

Just want to make sure you’ve all seen Chancellor Carranza’s latest family letter, which contains information about the health screening process, including the health screening survey and temperature checks, as well as other helpful information on how to stay healthy and safe while in and out of school. He is asking schools to distribute this letter to all families along with a thermometer this week. Translations will be available on the Messages for Families page of our family-facing website. 

Sneak Preview:  School Re-Opening 2020-21 School Guide

FACE is excited to share with you a sneak preview of the School Re-Opening 2020-21 Family Guide, which will be officially released in the next couple of weeks (with translations).  The guide provides helpful tips for families. 

Digital Learning Fridays: Professional Development Series

The DOE, in partnership with Common Sense Education (CSE), is hosting a professional development series called Digital Learning Fridays for family-facing staff. During the optional Friday sessions, you will learn about digital communication tools and strategies to strengthen the home/school connection through culturally-responsive communication technology.

The first session will take place from 10:00–11:15 a.m. on September 25, with subsequent sessions taking place every Friday, through June 2021. There will be a variety of topics in the series such as: 

  • Telling the Story of My School via Our Website 
  • Writing for Translation 
  • Connecting with Families via Social Media 
  • How to Host a Watch Party 
  • Translated Video Captioning 
  • Formatting Accessible Content 
  • Digital Organization Series. 

To participate, please join this Zoom meeting link

  • Meeting ID: 891 9421 5064 
  • Passcode: 212335 
  • Dial by your location: 1-646-558-8656 

Staff can also download and import this meeting to your calendaring system. For questions, email FACE@schools.nyc.gov

Language Access Handbook and New Bilingual Staff Training Video

An updated Language Access Handbook is now available for review by all DOE school staff who communicate with families. The handbook will be reviewed during the required Language Access Coordinator (LAC) training in October, as mentioned in the August 27 edition of Principal Digest; however, BCO staff who communicate with families are encouraged to refer to the handbook. 

The Bilingual Staff Training Video is also available and provides guidance for DOE bilingual staff who volunteer to provide interpretation assistance for their school community. Bilingual staff are encouraged to watch the seven-minute video for best practices when interpreting for families, which includes information on interpreter ethics and the importance of neutrality, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity. The Language Access Handbook, Bilingual Staff Training Video, and other resources are saved on the Translation & Interpretation Unit Resources InfoHub page.   

For any questions, email LACoordinators@schools.nyc.gov.

Parent Coordinator Watch Party

Join FACE this Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 10:00 am as they chat about the high school admissions process. During this watch party, learn how to facilitate a high school admission workshop with your families. You will also have an opportunity to ask the high school admission team questions.

Here is the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R5H5kUVeTXOaGArIuAhi8A

School Food Resource

If you missed the previous Watch Party withStephen O’Brien, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Policy Office of Food and Nutrition Services you can watch the recorded video by clicking on this link(Access Passcode: 5ys1g@f^).  The translatedSchool Menusfor September and October can be foundhere

Ready – Get Set – Go!

Welcome to the start of school year 2020-2021!

Whew! Spring and summer have been something else.

The school administrative team and the staff have been preparing for this day, and we, the parent community, is just as excited as they are in starting this school year.

So much is unknown, but certain things remain just as sure today as they were pre-pandemic: WE NEED ONE ANOTHER & WE WILL SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER.

If you are a new family joining the school family community, a HUGE welcome!

If you are a returning family, then we are SOOOO glad to see you again!

Here’s to a great first day of school!

2020- hear us ROOOOOOAAAAARRRRRR! Go Panthers!

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