Weekly Update 10/02/2022

Dear Families of P.S.184Q  

We hope you and your loved ones are safe. Here are a few things to look forward to this month: 

 School Closed ~ This month the school will be closed on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, in observance of Yom Kippur and Monday, October 10th, 2022, for Italian Heritage / Indigenous People Day. 

 Parents as Reading Partners/Pick a Reading Partner PARP ~ At P.S. 184Q we believe in preparing our students for the real world. We understand that literacy is at the center of all current and future learning. It is a critical component of success. We will build on our Learners for Life, for Life! vision this year with a school wide Readers for Life! Program. As part of our Readers for Life! program we are reintroducing the Parents as Reading Partners/ now also called Pick a Reading Partner program. Here is how it works: 

Each month we will send home a calendar where reading at home can be tracked and documented. Parents will sign off or initial on reading minutes done at home. Students should read books of their own choosing during this time. 

At the end of each month those students who participate and return their calendars will be rewarded and recognized. We look forward to this initiative building excitement and joy around reading.  

School Fundraiser ~ Please support the school by participating in the ongoing fundraiser, which will allow the school to implement schoolwide initiatives, as well as subside school field trips provide to our students’ memorable experiences.  

Create your personalized ordering site at https://www.misschocolate.com with our School ID 200428 and invite family and friends to shop online for hundreds of items to choose from like cookie dough, popcorn, home decor, gift wrap, chocolates and more. 

October School Events: Mark your Calendars! ~ We are so pleased to announce the return of Fall events at P.S. 184Q! Please mark your calendars for the following events which will include parents and family members. 

  • Parent Workshop ~ We have coordinated with the Mental Health Providers of Western Queens, to facilitate this evidence-based workshop called Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) to our school. This program provides positive parenting skills and strategies for developing good bedtime routines, shopping hassle-free Managing misbehavior, fighting and aggression. The Triple P workshop will be a series of four sessions starting October 11, 2022. Look for the registration details coming soon.  
  • Pumpkin Patch Day- (Also wear Orange for Unity Day) Classes will visit the outdoor pumpkin patch area on Friday, October 21st, 2022. Students will each receive a pumpkin. Parents will be invited to this outdoor event. All classes will provide class time for fun and educational pumpkin activities on this day. Classes will also have anti bullying Unity Day lessons presented. 
  • Halloween Wonder Walk– Students will be permitted to come to school in costume and wear them throughout the day on Monday, October 31, 2022. Classes will parade around the yard and block in costume and parents will be invited to this outdoor event. Classes will also hold a classroom celebration on this day. 
  • Halloween Dance ~ In addition to the school events, the PTA will hold an evening Dance after school on Friday, October 28th, 2022. Details will follow. 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our parent coordinator Mrs. Sandra Blanchet at swblanchet@schools.nyc.gov.  

Thank you for your support in ensuring our students become Learners for Life, for Life! 

 Sincerely, 

 Anna Dimilta 

Principal