You are invited to our P.S. 176 PTA/SLT/Title 1 Election on Zoom.
When: Oct 23, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
All Nomination form must be submitted by Friday, October 16, 2020.
PTA nomination form: https://forms.gle/WZDW1rNKp6dBedBQ6
SLT nomination form: https://forms.gle/r8MdeVCmuPZDHmpdA
Title 1 Parent Committee nomination form: https://forms.gle/m98HHCqrTMRYGWdU9
September School Opening Zoom Meeting – Thursday, September 10 at 10:00am: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/98842142430?pwd=R3JXMDRJK2pEZ3N5MkxjT1hKVjZIdz09
2020-2021 School Year Updates: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020
Start your weekend right with another creative origami session: the next installment of Folding Fridays on Friday, September 25, at 4:30 pm ET (New York). Origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult. Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!
To participate, you’ll need several sheets of printer paper as well as several sheets of square paper (between 5.5″ and 8.5″ in size). Origami paper is preferred. Check out the offerings available to ship now from Additions, the shop at MoMath, or you can cut your own squares from any paper.
Weekly sessions of Folding Fridays continue every Friday at 4:30 pm ET (New York) through December 18. Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone. No experience is required. There’s folding to engage every level!
Sign up for individual classes at foldingfridays.momath.org
National Museum of Mathematics
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Dial-A-Teacher Now Available for Grades K–5
The UFT has re-opened its Dial-A-Teacher Program, a homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers. This resource is available from 4:00–7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for students in grades K–5. Due to limitations caused by school building closures, the help line is currently only available for ELA and math homework from teachers speaking English. The UFT is hoping to expand to other subjects, grades, and languages soon.
For more information, please go to https://www.uft.org/your-union/uft-programs/dial-a-teacher
Alternative Process for Issuing Working Papers During COVID-19 School Closures
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has provided an alternative process for issuing working papers for students between the ages of 14–17, during the COVID-19-related school closures. Parents/guardians and minors can still complete the AT-17 Application for Employment Certificate form and email the completed form to the school or district issuing official. A PDF version of the AT-17 Application for Employment Certificate form, which can be completed and signed electronically, is available on NYSED’s Employment of Minors website. After the form is submitted, the issuing school-level official will schedule a video conference (Microsoft Teams or Google Meet) with the minor, and if required, the parent or guardian; required documentation will be shared during the video conference. Information on working papers is available on the DOE webpage for families.
At this time, there are several options for free internet access, as follows:
AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll.
Comcast – Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit http://www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Spectrum – Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
Charter – Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121
AT&T – AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.
Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
This is where you will find important information for families.
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Important notice: Fight Flu
We invite our families to come and play with all of us! The Boomerang Kindness Challenge begins today. Did you know that when you throw a boomerang that it always comes back to you? It’s the same way that you when you sprinkle kindness it comes back to you, too. And we want to sprinkle kindness all over our school and community.
Please take a look at Grace Flynn’s introduction to this challenge. We’re asking that all of our families take a one minute video of the many kind actions and comments that we do each day to make our school and community stronger. Please send your one minute Boomerang Kindness family video’s to us so that we can post them on our school website!