Chancellor's Family Welcome Letter
PS 186 Family Letter
Important Dates to Know
- February 12 Community Education Council Meeting
- 6:00 Business Meeting
- 7:00 Calendar Meeting
Respect for All
The following attachments are from our Sanford Harmony Social Emotional Program:
Days School Will be Closed
February 17 - 21: Midwinter Recess
Notice to Parents - Coronavirus
Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in hundreds of people worldwide. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not been previously found in humans. This novel coronavirus can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath.
There are currently zero diagnoses in New York City, and the risk to New Yorkers is low. The City is monitoring the outbreak closely and working with our agency partners and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Right now, everyone should go about their daily lives, but practice the same precautions you do during cold and flu season: cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing; wash your hands with soap and water often; and stay home if you are feeling sick. If you were recently in China, and have a fever and either a cough or shortness-of-breath, call your healthcare provider.
Per the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) there is no need to cancel field trips.
Online Student Learning
How to Log Into Our Internet Resources
Safety Drill Videos
Students who wish to join us for breakfast should enter the building through the main entrance no earlier than 7:20 AM or later than 7:40 AM. A free and nutritious breakfast is available to all students from 7:20- 7:50 AM each school day. After breakfast children will be escorted to their line-up area by our staff. Students who arrive after 7:40 AM must go to the schoolyard for line-up and have the option to have a "grab and go" breakfast to bring to their classroom.
This year our school will continue to participate in an innovative program called Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC). BIC is a free breakfast program that aims to alleviate hunger and ensure all students are ready to learn each day.
Our school selected the "Grab and Go" delivery option. Children arriving after 7:45 AM may take their "grab and go" breakfasts up to their classrooms from a station at one of the entrances. Once in the classroom, these students eat at their desk while the teacher takes morning attendance, teaches a short lesson and/or reads announcements.
Lunch Flyers & Links
Lunch is FREE for all NYC Students
Each school day New York City Public School students are able to enjoy FREE breakfast and lunch meals. Parents and guardians must complete an application by applying online at www.myschoolapps.com/Application using any electronic device with an internet connection. Households need to complete only one application for all children living in a home attending Pre-K to high school.
Say yes to delicious and healthy school meals and complete your child’s application today. Completing it helps secure State funding for your child’s school.
If you have questions regarding the application contact SchoolFood's Help Desk at 877.363.6325.
Your privacy is important to us. All information is kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Department of Education to share your information with any other agency.
Letter from the Office of the Borough President
PTA Meeting Schedule
PTA General Meeting Agenda: Important Dates to Know
Date: March 17th
We will be celebrating our students of the month at the meeting!
2019-2020 School Year Calendar
Family Resources for Special Education
Playworks- A Rocking Recess!
Our Indoor "Rockin' Recess" is such a great success! We would, however, like to give the children the opportunity to play outside whenever it is possible. Please remind students to come dressed appropriately (cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing and use multiple layers to maintain warmth) for outdoor play daily. The decision to stay indoors or outdoors will be made on a day to day basis.
Outdoor Lineup and Recess
In keeping with the recommendations from the NYC Dept. of Health, the Deptartment of Education has set forth the following guideline:
Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing, or there is ice on the playground, or the wind-chill factor is below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), temperature alone should not preclude outdoor play. You are encouraged to work with your staff to maintain outdoor play periods, and should take precautions to keep students warm and ensure that they are appropriately dressed on very cold days. When outdoors, please ensure that your students and staff cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing, and use multiple layers to maintain warmth.
Please be sure to dress your child for outdoor line up and recess each day.
On days when the weather does not permit outdoor lineup, students should enter the school through one of the schoolyard entrances.
We make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education. Here is a link to our classrooms that are trying to be funded. Please help us reach our goals. https://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html?includeNearbyLocations=true&school=688&keywords=ps%20186
Student Supply Lists
Please bring the following supplies with you on the first day of school in your book bag:
Classroom Supply List
Please bring these supplies in with you on Family Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 4:30- 7:30 PM. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THESE SUPPLIES IN WITH THE STUDENTS!
Statement on Accessibility
Top 50 Books of Summer
The summer time is a time to slow down and enjoy a sun-filled day! Get lost in a book while enjoying the beautiful weather. Scholastic Magazine has chosen their top 50 Books for Summer. Here they are: