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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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)

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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

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!

School Leadership Election information with ZOOM meeting information will be posted on

Interested? Please email us and any questions feel free to

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

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

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

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:

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!

Follow @MS67QPTA on Twitter for frequent updates and MS67 news!

Latest Update from Principal Annello (8/6/2020)

Dear MS 67Q School Community,

We hope this message finds all of our students and families safe and healthy.  Attached to this message are two important letters from Chancellor Carranza regarding reopening plans and preparations for September 2020.  Please also note it is best to view attachments through a laptop or desktop when utilizing PupilPath.  You can refer to information released about reopening at the following link as well:

Tomorrow (Friday, August 7th) is the deadline for students and families to choose 100% remote learning.  If you intend to do so, please fill out the brief survey which can be found at the link below:

Lastly, we will be hosting two additional “Coffee and Conversation with Principal Annello” meetings from 9:00am-10:30am and 6:00pm-7:30pm this Wednesday, August 12.  RSVP information and links will be sent out in a separate message by tomorrow.  Both sessions will be held via Google Meet, and please note there is a capacity limit for the sessions.  Please sign up only for the one session that works best for you.  If you are able and available, please sign up for the 9:00am so that other parents can join us for the evening session.  Thank you, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 

The MS 67Q Administrative Team

Soooo many free summer programs and classes! Check them out!

From the Office of Superintendent District 26:

Apple Parent Workshops
​Apple is hosting a series of virtual learning sessions from July 27th – August 22nd on topics ranging from how to set up an iPad and how to manage parental controls to a review of built-in apps and features.  These sessions are designed for parents and guardians of NYC school students. Learn more here.

UFT Workshops for Parents
​During the summer, UFT will be offering a host of workshops for parents on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 PM.  The topics are below.  Register here »
July 30—Dare to Lead, a Leadership Workshop for Parents August 6—Cleaning Your Home Safely  August 13—Social-Emotional Learning for Parents  August 20—Meeting Governance for Parent-Teacher Associations — Amending Bylaws and Creating Standing Rules  August 27—Leadership 2.0, a Second Leadership Workshop for Parents  September 2—Growing Up Cavity-Free, an Oral Health Workshop for Families 

LIVE Virtual Summer Field Trips for Families

In partnership with parent leaders, we have organized a series of LIVE virtual summer field trips with cultural institutions across NYC.  Here are the trips that families can log onto next week:

·  Summer Art Studioat the Whitney Museum for PreK-5 | July 28 | 11AM-11:40AM   

Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials.   

·  Star Stories at the Intrepid at the Intrepid for grades 3-12 | July 28 | 3PM-4PM  

Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, an Intrepid Museum Educator will help participants view their sky in a whole new way.  

·  Meet Victoria at the Tenement Museumfor grades K-8 | July 29 | 11AM-12PM   

Journey back in time to 1916 and learn from an actor playing Victoria Confino, a real 14-year-old girl who immigrated to the United States in 1913. Victoria will show us her home, and share stories of her daily life and how her family keeps their culture alive through food, language, holidays and more. Throughout the program, participants will have a chance to ask Victoria their own questions.  

·  Summer Art Studio at the Whitney Museum for grades 6-8 | July 29 | 11AM-11:40AM   

Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Experiments of Color inspired by Emma Amos.  

·  What Floats Your Boat at the Intrepid for grades 3-12 | July 30 | 3PM-4PM   

How exactly does a ship float? Join the Intrepid Museum as we learn about the steps engineers take as they carry out a project such as making a ship large as Intrepid float and create your own floating vessels. For kids and adults at home. Materials: A sheet of foil, large bowl, and 20 to 40 pennies.

Families can explore the DOE webpage Summer Enrichment Challenges and Activities for additional Virtual Field Trips and Virtual Museum Tours and Activities like those above.

Classes and Camps 

Virtual summer classes from Varsity Tutors: Check out free, online summer classes for students in kindergarten through college in subjects including art, computer science, languages and more. Find out more » 

Fresh Air Fund 

Virtual camp for children ages 7 to 13: Fresh Air Everywhere offers fun, small-group activities and interactive theme projects on topics like nature, art, time travel and more. Kids will be mailed an activity box full of goodies to help them participate. Learn more and register » 

Outdoor activities in New York City parks for children ages 5 to 13: The Fresh Air Summer Spaces program offers two-hour drop-in sessions at neighborhood-based locations with supervised outdoor activities such as arts and crafts, games and dance parties. Learn more and register » 

More resource lists 

·         45+ Virtual Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy While Safely Social Distancing 

·         30 Best Virtual Summer Camp Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained This Summer 

·         22 Virtual Summer Camps to Keep the Kids Entertained (and You Sane) This Summer

Summer 2020 Tech Ambassador Program The DOE is partnering with New York Cares to launch the Summer 2020 Tech Ambassador Program. Through this program, volunteer staff can connect with families who need tech support with their DOE-issued iPads and help resolve other remote-learning inquires. FACE invites parent coordinators, family support coordinators and family leadership coordinators who may be interested to register for an upcoming training session, by July 29, to learn more about this opportunity. Family liaisons will also be notified via email from

Key tech ambassador responsibilities include:

  • Using the phone bank platform to make and record calls;
  • Calling families using a script (Mondays through Fridays, from 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., or from 1:30–4:00 p.m.);
  • Helping to resolve technological issues with DOE-issued iPads; and
  • Assisting families with navigating the DOE website.

Please note that interested staff must receive their supervisor’s approval to perform this work during their regular work hours in lieu of other assignments. Also note that time spent outside of work hours on this project can be done on a voluntary basis and will not be credited toward compensatory time or overtime; no additional compensation will be provided for participating.

For questions, email

More information from the DOE re Ways to “Return to School”

Please see the latest update letter from Chancellor Carranza comparing each learning mode (blended or full remote). Families should speak with the child’s particular school to find out how the child can get back into blended learning if they choose the full time remote learning mode.

Click Return to School 2020 for more information and to fill out the return to school survey to let the school know which option you choose for your child.