Owl Blog Post for January 29th, 2021
Here’s hoping that the transition into February begins with a warm, cozy, and relaxing weekend for you all.
Please note that next Monday, the 1st, is a B day.
AmPark had our weekly random testing on Wednesday of this week. Thank you to all of our in-person learners for having their consent in. Our students continue to show us how brave they are and how important safety is to them!
Next week our students will participate in our annual National African American Read-In event on World Read Aloud Day. Each year, this national event encourages the elevation of Black authors and books about Black experiences. Our theme for this year is Hope and we will be focusing on three titles: I Promise by LeBron James, “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman, Sing A Song by Kelly Starling Lyons, and June Peters, You Will Change the World Someday by Alika R. Turner. Your classroom teachers may be looking for guest readers next week so be on the lookout!
Friday, February 4th begins Respect for All week. We will be launching RFA week with No One Eats Alone Day. Links to events will be posted in the google classrooms.
Link to Practice Makes Perfect Online Tutoring Sign-Up - Reminder you must sign up each week for a session. The sessions do not automatically reoccur.
A Message From Our Parent Coordinator
Hello AmPark Families! It's already February you know what that means! It’s time for some more monthly parent resources and announcements!
This month’s family connection piece is going to fill your little one up with so much love and joy that it will be a continuation! It’s hard not to beat yourself up after losing your temper with your child. If you find yourself feeling guilty and remorseful after losing your cool with your kids here are some things you should do:
1. Forgive yourself.
2. Apologize to your child.
3. Challenge yourself to five good acts.
The Magic 5:1 Ratio concept helps build that parent-child relationship. When there are too many negative interactions with few positive exchanges in between that can create distance between you and your child. But if you want to close that gap, the 5:1 ratio can help. Keep in mind that the positive interaction must be something that the other person experiences as positive, not just something that seems positive to you. Take the time to observe your kids and learn what matters to them. Click here for some tools and tips!
The DOE has opened the Fall 2020 Survey for all DOE families in Pre-K to 12th grade. You can find more information on the survey below! Please complete before Feb 4th.
NYCSA Account! Create Yours Now! Info below!
The NYC Schools Account allows you to view your child’s grades, report cards, attendance history, test scores, transportation information, IEP information, submit COVID consent forms, track your child’s progress to graduation, and more! 1. Visit https://mystudent.nyc/ and select the “Create account” link on the login page.
2. Enter your email address and create a new password.
3. Upon signing in for the first time, you will need to select and answer three security questions and validate your email address.
4. Enter your child’s 9-digit student ID number. You can find your child’s ID number on their report card. If you do not have your child’s ID number, contact your child’s school.
5. Enter the unique Account Creation Code
Please email me at Nvazquez6@schools.nyc.gov and I will provide the code and osis!
I will be hosting an info session on how to create your account and how to complete the survey. If you need support, please attend the sessions below!
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83701198078?pwd=MWtveVJDaXZ3M0w1b0tVT1E5dEJpdz09 Meeting ID: 837 0119 8078 Passcode: 238315 One tap mobile +16465588656,,83701198078#,,,,*238315# US (New York)
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