P.S. 176 September Opening Presentation:
2020-2021 School Year Updates: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020
Transformations 2020, MoMath’s virtual summer camp
Weekly sessions through September 4
Looking for a full week of enriching activity? Designed for rising 1st through 9th graders, Transformations exposes your child to cool areas of mathematics not covered in school and stokes the flames for a lifelong appreciation of math. Be sure to check out next week’s theme, The Math of Sports! Learn more and register at transformations.momath.org.
Student Sessions for grades pre-K through 12
Mondays through Fridays (drop-in sessions)
Enroll your children in 45 minutes of engaging, interactive math exploration in the popular Student Sessions program. As a special summer promotion, each day features two free classes for everyone. MoMath members and families in need always enjoy free registration to every class. Learn more and register at studentsessions.momath.org.
MathPlay Summer, MoMath’s summer program for preschoolers
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Each two-week session of MathPlay Summer offers fun, educational games and a playful theme, such as Shapes and Patterns. Broaden your child’s math knowledge, improve problem solving skills, and fine-tune motor coordination in intimate class settings. To learn more about each age-appropriate theme and to register, visit mathplay.momath.org.
Be sure to check out MoMath’s complete lineup of upcoming events and programs for kids of all ages at events.momath.org.
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MoMath Folding Fridays
Folding Fridays returns to MoMath, by popular demand! In this continuation of the spring series, 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!
Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone. Sign up for one session, or enroll in the full 10-class series at a special discounted rate. Session dates include:
- Thursday, June 25, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)
- Thursday, July 2, at 2:30pm EDT (New York)
- Every Friday, July 10 through August 28, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)
To participate, you’ll need several sheets of printer paper as well as several sheets of square paper (size should be 5.5″ – 8.5”). Origami paper is preferred (check out the offerings available to ship now from Additions, the online shop at MoMath), or you can cut your own squares from any paper.
No experience is required. There’s folding to engage every level!
Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.
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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.
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