“The Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum”

Information brought to us from the Queens Borough President’s Office:
Andy Warhol’s Cow in Queens?
The Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm
Museum

Fridays – Sundays
Sept. 17 – Oct. 31, 2021
Tickets $8-$12
An amazing engineering feat has transformed Andy Warhol’s Cow in to the Amazing Maize Maze, a 3-acre corn labyrinth at the Queens County Farm Museum. The Amazing Maize Maze sponsored by Con Edison is open every Friday – Sunday beginning September 17 through Halloween.

The maze adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare visitors for the 3-acre challenge to find their way to Victory Bridge where the full vista of Warhol’s Cow is revealed.“Land really is the best art.” – Andy Warhol
“Andy Warhol’s creative enterprise was intended to reach the masses.  He would surely be pleased that his Cow image has been presented in museums and galleries and now is making its first appearance in a cornfield,” stated Patrick Moore, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum

Add a stop at the farm’s acclaimed Farmstand to your farm visit, enjoy a hayride, or scoop up apple cider donutspies and cider. Queens Farm’s Pumpkin Patch opens daily beginning October 1st through Halloween, culminating with the farm’s famed Halloween on the Farm party.

For an extra challenge, you can experience the Maze by Moonlight on Saturday, Oct. 2 & 23 and Thursday, Oct. 28.
 For Tickets and More information:
The Amazing Maize Maze
Maze by Moonlight
Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park, New York, 11004. There is free event parking and bicycle racks are available on-site. Strollers are permitted on the farm grounds and in the corn maze. Farm grounds, restrooms and The Amazing Maize Maze are accessible.

Queens Farm is grateful for the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Andy Warhol Museum.

Welcome to the MS67Q PTA!

A Membership Letter to All Families at MS67Q!

Welcome families!

Isn’t this not fantastic? Being with each other back at school?

We are determined to keep our school going strong and the kids thriving above and beyond what we can imagine for them.

Please take a minute and review the letter below and connect with the PTA, support the PTA, and let us know YOU ARE HERE!

MS 67Q Updates and Information- 9.14.21

Mr. Annello from MS67 LOUIS PASTEUR MIDDLE SCHOOL has sent you a message:
26Q067 | 9/14/2021 7:50:25 AM

Dear MS 67Q School Community,

We would like to thank all of our students, staff members, and parents for making our first day back yesterday a success.  We wanted to update you with a number of updates and reminders as we continue on during our first week:


Completing the Health Screening on a Daily Basis

We understand there were concerns with access the digital Health Screening Survey yesterday morning.  In addition, this problem may continue especially each morning closer to our 8:00am start time.  As a reminder, please use one of the following methods to complete the daily Health Screening. 

a.  Complete the survey digitally by signing in as a student at the following link:

https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/



You will then be able to print out or show the proof that you have completed it on a phone/device.

b.  If you are having trouble logging in, you can sign in as a guest and print out or show the proof that you have completed it on a phone/device.

c.  Print out the Health Screening survey (attached to this email) and bring it filled out on a daily basis.

Yesterday, we printed hard copies of the survey and gave them out during PM homeroom.  We are asking all students to complete the Health Screening survey before arriving in the morning if possible.


Entry and Dismissal Reminders

The school day for students is 8:00am-2:20pm daily.  Students will continue to enter and exit the building according to their grade levels- grade 6 (main entrance), grade 7 (recess ramp entrance on South side of the building), grade 8 (breakfast ramp entrance on North side of the building).  Entry will begin just prior to 8:00am daily, and students are asked to line up in three lines outside of each entrance.  If interested, students will be able to get “grab-n-go” breakfast at each entrance.


Digital Blue Emergency Cards 

Please note this year we will not be giving out hard copy blue emergency cards. Instead, we are asking all parents to utilize the following link to fill out the digital version of the blue emergency card: 

www.BlueCard.io/MS67 


If you are filling out the card with one parent’s information, you should leave the information for the other parent/guardian completely blank.  Also, if you need assistance you can send an email or call for assistance using the following information:

Info@myhealth.us  and (844)411-4101



Please take time to fill out the blue card electronically as soon as possible so that our school has access to updated emergency contact information to start the year. By filling out the cards digitally, it will allow us to access and store blue card information securely. Also, in the event of an emergency evacuation situation or a school closure in the future, hard copy blue cards wouldn’t have to be carried to another location or taken out of the building by a staff member. 

Vaccinations Available at Our School 

This upcoming week, a pop-up vaccination site will be established at our school from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Attached is a flyer and a letter regarding the opportunity this week. If you are planning to have your child vaccinated, please plan to be present with your child. Also, we are expecting to pause having the personnel administer vaccinations during the few minutes around dismissal 2:20pm. 


Updating Vaccination Status 

Families are encouraged to record their student’s vaccination status in the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal at: https://vaccine.schools.nyc. Submitting this information will support New York City’s pandemic response and recovery efforts, and help ensure that DOE schools and buildings remain safe places for all students and staff. 


PupilPath Invitation Letters and ms67q.com Email Addresses

All grade 6 students and newly-admitted students to our school should receive PupilPath invitation letters this week.  Students and parents must register separately for PupilPath using the access information in the letter so that communication between students and teachers and between parents and teachers can be kept separate if needed. 


Consent Form for Bi-Weekly Testing 

During the school year, COVID-19 testing will take bi-weekly for 10% of the unvaccinated school population. Updated consent is needed for this school year, and you can give consent through your child’s New York City Schools Account. If you already have a NYCSA account linked to your student(s): Log in, click your student’s name, click “Manage Account,” and then when a dropdown menu appears, click “Consent Forms.” Read the page, and then choose the consent option at the end for your student.If you do not already have a NYCSA account: You can create one right away! If you have an account creation code from your school, you can create a full account in approximately five minutes, and then provide consent as described above. If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can still provide your consent right away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s information to provide consent. If needed, you can submit updated consent by filling out and returning the form from the link below to the main office: 

https://cdn-blob-prd.azureedge.net/prd-pws/docs/default-source/default-document-library/fall-21student-testing-consent.pdf

Thank you, and information about our first Coffee and Conversation meeting this Friday, September 17 at 9:00am will be sent later today.  Enjoy the day!


The MS 67Q Administrative Team

An Update from School 8.30.2021 & Upcoming Coffee and Conversations with Principal Annello

Dear Families:

You should have the following email from the school in your IN-BOX:

“MS 67Q Updates and Information- 8.30.21

Mr. Annello from MS67 LOUIS PASTEUR MIDDLE SCHOOL has sent you a message:
26Q067 | 8/30/2021 12:23:19 PM

Dear MS 67Q School Community,



We hope you are well, and we are looking forward to the upcoming 2021-22 school year!  As we approach the official first day for students on Monday, September 13, we wanted to provide a number of updates and informational items below.  Also, there will be opportunities to engage with students and parents over the next two weeks in the form of virtual Coffee and Conversation meetings and Homecoming opportunities:


Homecoming 2021 Guide Released

Attached is the “DOE Homecoming Guide” released last week.  Translations for the guide are available at the following link:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year/school-year-2021-22



We will be discussing topics and items from the guide as they apply to our school community at upcoming virtual Coffee and Conversation meetings.


Homeroom Classes for the 2021-22 School Year

By Friday, September 3, you will receive an email from your child’s Grade Assistant Principal with your child’s homeroom class assignments for the upcoming school year.  As a reminder, our Grade Assistant Principals are as follows:



Grade 6: Anthony Rizzo (arizzo@schools.nyc.gov)

Grade 7: Taso Lampoutis (tlampoutis@schools.nyc.gov)

Grade 8: Maria Lam (mlam3@schools.nyc.gov)


Upcoming Virtual Coffee and Conversation Meeting with Principal Annello

We will be hosting two virtual Coffee and Conversation meetings on the following dates and times:



Wednesday, September 1 at 5:00pm

Friday, September 3 at 9:00am

Please use the Google Form link below to RSVP for one of the sessions:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yPXoRJco5BwN-egeNU_ZMM8Y2Rpc0Pw90RMEXHxbYys/edit



If you are interested in attending, please RSVP and you will receive the Zoom access information via email prior to the session on the scheduled day.  Information from the meeting will be shared via emails and PupilPath message in the coming days and weeks as well.  Incoming students and parents in Grade 6 will receive communication for now via email addresses from your MySchools accounts and from email addresses provided at our virtual orientation sessions last June. 


Upcoming Homecoming Opportunities for Students

Information regarding Homecoming opportunities for students will be shared, and they will take place on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10.   


Time for School Day

Our school day will last for students from 8:00am-2:20pm daily.  We will share more information about breakfast, the after-school program, and other items in the coming days and weeks.


Supporting Our Students

Michael Viruet has transitioned into a Guidance Counselor position.  Mr. Viruet was formerly a Social Studies teacher and most recently the Dean of Students at our school for the past four years.  We are excited to have Mr. Viruet and Ms. Scalici working with our students as Guidance Counselors, and Mr. Thomas Nuckel will continue to support students and families as our School Social Worker.  Parents can reach out to our Guidance Counselors based on the first letter of your child’s last name:



Last Names A-L: Ms. Nina Scalici (ascalici6@schools.nyc.gov)

Last Names M-Z: Mr. Michael Viruet (mviruet2@schools.nyc.gov)



In general, counseling, applying for high school, and other concerns can be addressed to our Guidance Counselors based on who is assigned to your child.  Mr. Nuckel will continue to support students and families across grade levels as well. 


Dean of Students Announcement

Our Dean of Students for the upcoming school year will be Matthew Klein.  Mr. Klein was formerly a Science and Special Education teacher at our school, and we are excited to have him working with our students and families in his new role. 


 MS 67Q Administrative Team Update

Maria Lam, Grade 8 Assistant Principal, is currently on leave due to the birth of her child last June.  We congratulate Ms. Lam and her family!  In her absence, students and parents can reach out to:

Assistant Principal Taso Lampoutis (tlampoutis@schools.nyc.gov)

Assistant Principal Anthony Rizzo (arizzo@schools.nyc.gov)

Principal Brian Annello (bannello@schools.nyc.gov)

You can continue to reach out to Ms. Lam via email if necessary, and please allow for time for a response and/or your concern to be addressed.  We will update you regarding Ms. Lam’s return in the coming weeks.

Supporting Our Parents

Ms. Jenny Cho, our Parent Coordinator, can assist with your questions or concerns as well.  She can be reached via email at xcho@schools.nyc.gov.

Student Transportation Update

Incoming grade 6 students will receive yellow bus passes on the first day if they qualify for a yellow bus.  If you believe your child qualifies for a yellow bus, please have your child request a “Yellow Bus Request Form” from their homeroom teacher.  Students across grades who qualify and want to request full and half-fare MetroCards will be able to do get those forms from their homeroom teachers as well.  

We hope you are able to join us for one of our upcoming Coffee and Conversation meetings this Wednesday or Friday.  If not, updates and information will continue to be shared via email and PupilPath in the coming days and weeks.  Thank you, and enjoy the remaining days of the Summer!

The MS 67Q Administrative Team”   

Youth Summit 8/7/2021

From: Monica Gutierrez, Education Director, Queens Borough President’s Office

“Queens Borough President Donovan Richards invites all Youth to his first ever YOUTH-Preneur Summit for Teens ages 13-19 on Saturday August 7th from 10am to 3pm which will be a day of mentoring, networking, performance and more!

Youth will learn about financial literacy, business strategy, and a chance to win cash prizes by pitching business ideas or just a great idea. Upto $7,000 cash awards will be given and presented!

Date: Saturday August 7th

Time:    10AM to 3pm

Location: Queens Borough Hall  120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens downstairs in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center (Free parking available first come first serve). Register at www.Tinyurl.com/QueensYouth Summit   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCnHdm1LzXV3cQGrGve7pP2myBj_JcEHMxynofU03J-QGtbw/viewform .

This event is cosponsored by the Showing Hearts Foundation and several of our wonderful State Senators, Assembly representatives and City Council members from across all of Queens. Please feel free to share the flyer attached above with friends and on social media.

For more information please reach out to Ludy Thenor Youth Coordinator for the Queens Borough President at lthenor@queensbp.org (718) 286-2890, thank you see you there on Saturday August 7th!

All the best,

Monica Gutierrez

Education Director”