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Book of the week: Jimmy's rhythm & blues : the extraordinary life of James Baldwin

02/23/2024 NYC Public Schools
Book of the week: Jimmy's rhythm & blues : the extraordinary life of James Baldwin

Celebrate James Baldwin's one-hundredth birthday anniversary with the first-ever illustrated biography of this legendary writer, orator, activist, and intellectual. Before he became a writer, James "Jimmy" Baldwin was a young boy from Harlem, New York, who loved stories. He found joy in the rhythm of music, family, and books. But Jimmy also found the blues as a Black man living in America. When he discovered the written word, he discovered true power. Writing gave him a  voice. And that voice opened the world to Jimmy. From the publication of the groundbreaking collection of essays The Fire Next Time to his passionate demonstrations during the civil rights movement, Jimmy used his voice fearlessly. Michelle Meadows, author of Brave Ballerina and Flying High, introduces young readers to the great American novelist, essayist, poet, playwright, orator, and artist James Baldwin, who, with the fire of his pen, dared a nation to dream of a more equitable world filled with love. Brought to life with warm illustrations by Jamiel Law, Jimmy's Rhythm & Blues chronicles the life of an incredible visionary who left an indelible mark on American literature and history.

  Publisher-Recommended Age and Grade: 4 years to 8 years

Find a copy at yourNYPLBrooklyn Library, or Queens Library.

 

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Free pop-up tech workshops for kids!

02/20/2024 NYC Parks
 Free pop-up tech workshops for kids!
This winter recess, get creative with free pop-up tech workshops for kids! In media labs at recreation centers across the city, animate your own character, mix up unique beats, create Lego robots, and more: https://on.nyc.gov/3ws1trD
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Book of the week: BIG

02/16/2024 NYC Public Schools
Book of the week: BIG

Praised for acting like a big girl when she is small, as a young girl grows, "big" becomes a word of criticism until the girl realizes that she is fine just the way she is.

This deeply moving story shares valuable lessons about fitting in, standing out, and the beauty of joyful acceptance from an award-winning creator.

 Accelerated Reader: 1.7  Publisher-Recommended Age and Grade: 4 years to 8 years

Find a copy at your NYPL ,Brooklyn Library or Queens Library

 

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Bullying will NOT be tolerated in NYC Public Schools

02/15/2024 NYC Public Schools
Bullying will NOT be tolerated in NYC Public Schools

Any student who may have been a victim of discrimination, harassment and/or intimidation should report the incident to a Respect For All liaison or to any other school employee. #RespectForAllWeek

 

https://on.nyc.gov/3SV1i0V

 

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The 2024 NYC School Survey is now live!

02/14/2024 NYC Public Schools
The 2024 NYC School Survey is now live!

It is open to families , teachers and staff in grades 3-K through 12, and students 6-12.

 

Now is your chance to express what you love -- and what you would like to see improve!

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey 

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Panel of Educational Policy Meeting

02/14/2024 NYC Public Schools

 February 27, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at Prospect Heights Educational Campus, 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Documents for this meeting include:

Accessing the Meeting and Signing Up For Public Comment

If you would like to access this meeting via computer, please visit https://learndoe.org/pep/feb27

Speaker sign-up in-person will run from 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM on February 27, 2024. Speakers may only sign themselves up for public comment, and only those who signed up will be permitted to speak during the appropriate public comment period(s). Each speaker will be allowed two minutes to speak during the public comment period(s) for which they signed up.

Interpretation Services

Interpretation services will be provided in Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. Interpretation services for other languages, including American Sign Language, will be provided upon request. To request services contact us at: (212) 374-0226 or panel@schools.nyc.gov

Contact for agenda items: (212) 374-0226/52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

Spanish Conference Line: Dial 646-964-1167 and enter PIN 160-106-0688 ##

Mandarin Conference Line: Dial 646-828-7666 and enter PIN 160-131-6572 ##

Bangla Conference Line: Dial 646-828-7666 and enter PIN 161-109-1947 ##

 

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Reminder

02/13/2024 NYC Public Schools
Midwinter Recess, schools will be closed Mon, Feb 19, 2024-Fri, Feb 23, 2024
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Children's Dental Health Month

02/13/2024 NYC Healthy
Children's Dental Health Month

Parents: your child's oral health is an important part of their overall health and well-being. 

 

This #ChildrensDentalHealthMonth, talk to your child's dentist about dental sealants and topical fluoride to prevent cavities: http://on.nyc.gov/3OGpVeA

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Remote Learning Tomorrow ( Feb 13)

02/12/2024 NYC Public Schools
Remote Learning Tomorrow ( Feb 13)

 All public school students will have remote learning tomorrow (Tuesday, February 13) because of the expected overnight snow.

 

Remember to follow @NotifyNYC and @nycemergencymgt

 for the latest weather updates, http://updates.nyc.gov/notify

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Prepare for Remote Learning

02/12/2024 NYC Public Schools
Prepare for Remote Learning

Which students are expected to participate in remote learning?

 

Students in kindergarten or above will be expected to log on and participate in their classes from home. Children attending LYFE or a 3K or Pre-K program in an elementary school or Pre-K Center should participate in the remote learning experiences outlined by their program.

 

What will my student need to participate in remote learning?

 

Students can access all the New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) technology platforms they will need for remote learning through their DOE account, which is created automatically when your child enrolls in school.

You can access your child’s DOE account by signing into TeachHub (teachhub.schools.nyc) using the username and password that your school provided. If you are not sure of your child’s username and password, please visit selfservice.schools.nyc or ask your school for help. From there, students and families can connect to all DOE applications with one click. You can learn more about the Applications and Platforms your student will need on our website.

Learn more about DOE accounts at schools.nyc.gov/studentaccounts.


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