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➼Pop-Up Vaccine Site at PS 204

December 1st- Pop-Up Vaccine Site at PS 204!

The Vaccine Pop-Up is Back for 1st and 2nd Doses!

On Wednesday, December 1st, the Department of Health will be coming back for another vaccine pop-up and are offering the first dose of Pfizer vaccinations to eligible students ages 5-11. They will be here from 8:00-4:30. The will be administering FIRST AND SECOND DOSES of the Covid Vaccine

No appointment is needed, you can simply walk in with your child on the day of your school’s pop-up vaccine site. It’s quick and easy, and will help keep your child , your family, and your school community safe. students can return to class after the vaccine.

Important Information

  • No student will get a vaccine if the parent/guardian, or an adult designated by the parent, is not present with them.
  • Students ages 5-11 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by an adult designated by the parent or guardian, while receiving their vaccine. If the student is accompanied by an adult who is not the parent or guardian, the vaccine provider must obtain verbal consent from the parent or guardian by phone at the time of vaccination.
  • You will not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.
  • You do not need health insurance to get vaccinated—the vaccine is free.
  • All records and information associated with vaccination are kept strictly confidential.
  • Vaccines are administered by trained medical professionals.
  • On-site telephone interpretation in multiple languages will be available.
  • Please see the attached letter from the Department of Education. Additional information is available on https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/school-vaccine-sites
  • You are eligible to receive a $100 gift card for your child’s first dose of the vaccine.

At this time, vaccines for students are not mandatory. If you have any questions, please call the school at 718.960.9520.

QUESTION: CAN YOU PLEASE ADD AN ENRICHMENT TAB UNDER ACADEMICS. We will send you all the pertinent information next week regarding our enrichment programs.

Announcements

P.S.204 won first place in the 2022 District 9 Science Fair

The fifth grader’s project on Force and Robotics was awarded first place and was presented by:

Maurice Harrison, Lynelle Payano, and Iliana Flores

Our first-grade scientists Aaron Badia, Emily Ruiz, Israel Sosa, and Sara Sosa presented their project on Asthma. 

We congratulate all of our PS 204 scientists who participated in the District 9 Science Fair this year. 

A big thank you to Ms. Sass (3-5th Grade Science Teacher), Ms. Peguero (Math Cluster), and Ms. Simpson (Technology Teacher) who worked with fifth and first-grade students to present their projects at the Fair.

Announcements

PS 204 welcomes Merlin Pichardo

Greetings, my name is Merlyn Pichardo. I am the new Student in Housing (STH) Social worker at P.S 204. I am excited for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year. I graduated from Fordham University last May 2021, and this will be my first year as a school Social worker. However, I have worked for the Department of Education as a paraprofessional with special education students for over five years.

My goal is to help students and caretakers navigate their social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties and more. Overall, I am thrilled to work with the PS 204 community! I hope the space I am creating makes everyone feel safe and welcomed.

If you ever need to reach me, please feel free to contact me at:

Office: (718) 960-9520 ext. 1292 / Email: Ms.Pichardo1@ps204.org

Announcements

Exciting Nutrition Life Lessons are Taking Place at P.S.204

On Tuesday January 25th,2022 thirty students participated in a vegan tasting nutritional experience. Two chefs visited our school to engage students in trying delicious vegetarian dishes. Students completed an evaluation form to offer their feedback on the different dishes they tasted. This was an unforgettable experience at P.S.204 as students reflected on different nutritional options available to them.

Announcements

➼NYC Public School Families Can Get a $50 Monthly Internet Credit

NYC Public School Families Can Get a $50 Monthly Internet Credit, Apply Now

Previously, we sent an email that did not have working hyperlinks. This email has corrected links you can use.

New York City public school families can receive a $50 monthly discount on internet broadband service and equipment. Families must apply and find a broadband provider in their area participating in the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Families can also check to see if their current internet providers are participating in the program. The broadband service then offers eligible families a discounted rate and is reimbursed by the federal government. Household can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 on a laptop tablet or desktop computer.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program began in May as part of the temporary federal COVID-19 relief response and will last until “the funds run out of money” or six months after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the pandemic, whichever comes first, according to the program’s website.

Families that earned less than $99,000 for single tax filers or $198,000 for joint tax filers in 2020 qualify, as do families receiving benefits such as SNAP, or those who lost work last year.

How to apply: NYC families can find out more here on how to apply for the internet or device credit.

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Parenting Through The Pandemic workshop

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was session 1 of the Parenting Through the Pandemic April workshop series. We discussed Finding Predictability When Things are Unpredictable. Two parents attended the workshop and one of them was from your school! Thank you for your outreach and efforts to promote the groups!
I am attaching a flyer for session 2: Finding Predictability in How we Talk About Emotions which will take place on the same day at the same time, Tuesday, 4/13 at 11AM. Please share with your families.

The content of the workshop focused on:

  • Routines families currently have in place for their children that provide a safe, nurturing and predictable environment for the whole family
  • The benefits from providing routines and structure for children include:
  1. Routines promote reassurance and a sense of safety during times of uncertainty
  2. Routines promote positive physical and mental health
  3. When children know what to expect next, they are better prepared to face daily challenges and expectations.
  • Thinking about the things we do have control of when there are so many things that are unpredictable in our lives. This exercise helped mom focus on the positive things she has control of and try to let go of the things which she does not have control over
  • We watched two videos: R is for Routine and You Are Enough (Both videos are included in the below resources)

The resources below are from the session yesterday. Please share with your families. 

R is For Routine Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkDwF8RQ2Ow

Sesame Street: R is for RoutineA routine is actions you do regularly that help you live a healthy life! A routine can include brushing your teeth before bed or eating breakfast before school. Do you have a routine? What things do you do to stay healthy? — Subscribe to the Sesame Street Channel here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=SesameStreet For more …www.youtube.com

You Are Enough Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB1Uo9nbIVU

Vroom: Everyone has what it takes to be a Brain Builder!Did you know that parents and caregivers already have what it takes to become brain builders with their children? This inspiring video illustrates this concept and introduces an early learning initiative called Vroom. For more information and to download the FREE Vroom app, go to www.vroom.org Join thousands of parents and caregivers on Vroom’s …www.youtube.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-using-routines-to-release/id1489214820?i=1000476609507

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/epi-028-are-routines-rigid-routines-redefined/id1489214820?i=1000480117811

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/024-how-to-really-wake-up-earlier-than-your-kids/id1489214820?i=1000476492078

Establishing structure and routine for kids during COVID-19By Dr. Cindy S. Kim, pediatric psychologist at CHOC. During a time of crisis when so many things are unknown, creating a routine helps children in several ways. Creating a routine for kids during COVID-19 can provide structure and predictability during times of uncertainty.blog.chocchildrens.org
‎Routine and Things Podcast: Epi 028: Are Routines Rigid? [Routines Redefined] on Apple Podcasts‎Show Routine and Things Podcast, Ep Epi 028: Are Routines Rigid? [Routines Redefined] – Jun 29, 2020podcasts.apple.com
‎Routine and Things Podcast: Bonus: Using Routines To Release on Apple Podcasts‎Show Routine and Things Podcast, Ep Bonus: Using Routines To Release – Jun 2, 2020podcasts.apple.com
Guided Imagery for Kids – CHOC Children’s, Orange CountyCHOC pediatric psychologists use guided imagery to help children and teens visualize a situation that gives them control over how their body feels.www.choc.org