February 2021 Newsletter

 Students 5-12 are encourged to create a poster for the Women's Rights Poster Contest 

the word Black History Month is individualized with pictures of important black figures 

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions that people of African heritage have made for the world. Across the United States, schools and communities organize to learn more about Black History and Culture. How is Black History Month recognized in your community? How do you recognize Black History throughout the year?

Presidents DayGeorge Washington and Abraham Lincoln Standing in front of American Flag

The third Monday in February is Presidents Day – when America takes a day off to celebrate the leaders of its government. Presidents Day is an opportunity for the country to acknowledge the leaders of its government. See how it evolved from a birthday party for George Washington to an observance for all of the Presidents on the PBS's  President Day website

Lunar New Year

A little girl smiling holding a traditional Nian over her head 

The Celebration of the Lunar New Year has been celebrated for thousands of years, This year we celebrate on Friday, February 12th, 2021. The holiday is observed in many countries, including Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, China, Malaysia, and more.  The Lunar New Year traditions focus on home and family, with many people returning to their hometowns to spend time with family members. Traditional activities vary from culture to culture, but often include exchanging red envelopes or silk pouches containing money, setting off fireworks, playing games, eating traditional dishes, cleaning the house, and holding parades with colorful costumes. In Chinese culture, the half-dragon, half-lion Nian appears, usually as a giant costume manned by multiple people. Loud noises, fire, and the color red are used to scare him away.

Learn more about the history and traditions behind The Lunar New Year. 

Mindfulness is a Superpower Superhero Clipart

Taking care of your spiritual, physical, psychological, and social needs will help you feel your best so you can be the best parent you can be. It’s important to set aside a little bit of time for self-care even when you feel like you don’t have a single second to devote to yourself. While there are many different self-care strategies for parents, it’s important to experiment with them to figure out which strategies work best for you. Here are a few self- care tips that may work for you.
1- Meditate
2- Spend time in nature
3- Listen to music
4- Join a book club
5- Go for a walk
6- Carve out time to be alone
7- Take a break from electronics
8-Practice Mindfulness

For more healthy habits, try these activities, recipes, and games visit The Very Well Family Resource Page 

Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

The DOE invites all students in grades 6–12, parents and guardians of students in grades 3-K–12, and teachers to take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey.

The goals of the survey are to:  provide timely and actionable feedback to schools and field teams to improve both remote and in-person learning experiences, and assist in planning for the spring semester.

The survey is open from Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021.

Take the Survey now ! 

Food Pantry

The Salvation Army Tremont Corps

Red and White Shield, Salvation Army Logo

Nora Garcia 718-584-6250

2121 Washington Avenue Bronx NY 10457

Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Wednesday: closed

Thursday: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: closed

Learning Bridges

Learning Bridges is a new program that provides free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning.

How to Apply: If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete visit the official Learning Bridges Website. Need help completing the online application? Call 311 for assistance.

Student COVID Test Step-By-Step

Student COVID Test Step-By-Step

We know we all want students to have the best possible experience with random COVID testing, and for as many families and educators to consent to testing. This video, produced by NYC DOHMH, is short, friendly, and demonstrates the process for kids. If they see the video ahead of time, it could help to ease their fears and make the testing process less scary.

Quick and Easy Tutorials

Need Help?

I need help with my classwork:

  • Email your teacher, we are willing to you help you during school hours

I have a problem or question about my DOE Device:

  • Call or Text Mr. Ramirez 973-963-7481

My family needs help finding resources such as food, public assistances and other NYC Fund & Services:

  • Visit Mr. R. Ramirez’s Classroom or Call or Text Ms. S. Gonzalez at 917-310-1134

I just need to talk to someone, because I am sad or overwhelmed:

  • Text Well to 65173 or Call NYC Well at 888-692-9355 or call or text the school guidance counselor, Ms. Lugo @ 201-690-7122 or the school social worker, Ms. Diaz @347-874-5686

I need help from our ENL Providers Ms. Monte or Ms. Matos:

Communicate with our Staff

Call the School or visit our school website for a full staff directory.

Social Emotional Support:

  • Text or Call Ms. Lugo @ 201-690-7122 or Ms. Diaz @ 347-874-5686

Resources such as food, public assistances and other NYC Fund & Services:

  • Visit Mr. R. Ramirez’s Classroom or Call or Text Ms. S. Gonzalez at 917-310-1134

Tech Support & Parent Questions:

  • Call or Text R. Ramirez at 973-963-7481

Need to contact the PA President:

Need to speak to someone about afterschool:

Movie Time

  Boy with gem in hand, girl with arms crossed and older man with time clock standing together  

The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure

When a mythical device from ancient times is rebuilt by a group of Confederates who feel the Civil War never ended, Mickey Matson and his newfound friend, Sully, must follow a series of clues left by his dead grandfather to keep the evil men away from the three mystical objects that power the device. If he fails, it could mean not only the loss of his family's house, but maybe the demise of our country as we know it.

Online Games

 PBS Kids Games 

Enjoy fun online  games by PBS KIDS.

Online Games by Sesame Street

Sesame Street Online Games 

Visit Sesame Street for some fun activities.

Take a Break

Radio Disney Music Station


Listen to the Radio Disney's Music Station while working independently.