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School Events & Reminders

April 1, 2016


Dear Parents,


Spring is finally here and we’re looking forward to the next few months at P.S. 186. It was wonderful seeing so many of you at Parent-Teacher Conferences. We must continue to work together to enhance your child’s educational experience.


At Parent Teacher Conferences you received the Learning Environment Survey (green envelope). It is very important that you complete and return this survey. The information you provide on this survey will help us to better serve your children. If you did not receive this survey, please call (1) 800-690-8603. Also, if you need help completing the survey, please call Elaine Delaney, our Parent Coordinator at 347-563-4585.


New York State testing is just around the corner for our Grades 3 -5 students. We would like to wish them good luck on their good luck on their ELA and Math exams and remind them of the following: students should get a good nights’ rest, eat a healthy breakfast and arrive to school on time prepared with five #2 pencils.


As you are aware, P.S. 186 has a Uniform Policy. When students wear uniforms there is a greater sense of community within our school and an increased focus on academic performance among children. With warmer weather approaching, we would like to remind you that all of our children are required to wear their uniforms daily.


Below are some dates that are important for you to be aware of:

April 2, 9 & 16  Saturday Academy

April 4  Autism Awareness Day at P.S. 186! Wear Blue!

April 5 - 7  Grade 3, 4, & 5 New York State ELA Exam

April 7  School Leadership Team Meeting

April 19   PTA Meeting @ 8:30 AM (March Student of the Month will be recognized)

April 22   Poem in your Pocket Day!

April 25 – 29   Spring Recess

May 2 Return to school with completed vacation learning packets

May 5 & 6          PTA Mother’s Day Plant Sale

May 5 School Leadership Team Meeting

May 6  School Spirit Day!

May 12 Parent Night (more information will follow)



Very truly yours,



Bayan Cadotte

Principal


PS 186 School-Wide Grading Policy

Parents and Guardians,

Please see the information below regarding the grading policy used to determine subject averages as they appear on your son or daughter's report card:

Grading Guidelines

 

Weighted Value

Level

Percentages

 

Component 

Weight

4

92 - 100%

 

Exams

45%

3

80 – 91%

 

Classwork

30%

2

65 – 79%

 

Homework

25%

1

Below 65%

 

 

 





Parents and Guardians: Please Join Us for the Upcoming Family Fun Fridays!

Watch out for announcements sent home in your child's folder for specific times your son or daughter's class will be hosting Family Fun activities. Classes will participate in Family Fun Friday by grade according to the dates below:


Grade K - October 23rd

Grades 1 and 2 - October 30th

Grades 3-5 - November 20th 

We look forward to seeing you in your son or daughter's classroom!

Important Information for Parents


Important Websites to Support Learning at Home

At PS 186, we are committed to ensuring students have personalized learning opportunities that fit their needs. The resources listed below are available to our students, so ask your son or daughter about how they are using them in school and how they might support their progress by logging in at home! 

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https://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login



Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes. 


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IXLwww.ixl.com

With unlimited questions in more than 4,000 math and English language arts skills, there is always something new and exciting to learn on IXL. Thanks to vibrant images, colorful illustrations, and meaningful content at every turn, learning has never been just so much fun. Start your children on the road to success and help them become more confident students. You'll appreciate how IXL tracks their progress and keeps you informed every step of the way. Watch and be amazed as they master new topics and become proficient in essential skills.


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    www.mindplay.com

(FOR SELECT STUDENTS)

Students receive one-on-one support and an individualized learning plan in phonics, reading comprehension and fluency. We will notify you if your child has access to a Mindplay account and provide more information regarding how you can support your child in this program. 

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https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

GoMath!, Journeys and Science Fusion Curriculum Portal

You can access materials for your child’s Math and English textbooks here. Other resources include instructional videos and activities that students can work on in preparation for the upcoming school year. 





SCHOOL HOURS

School begins for all students at 8:00 am
Breakfast is served 7:20 am- 7:50 am
Dismissal takes place at 2:20 pm