March 2021 Newsletter

Run for a Seat on a Council: Elections 2021: Run. Serve. Lead. Vote!

 2021 ECE Flyer for all 

Welcome Chancellor Meisha Porter

 Meisha Ross Porter Picture 

Meisha Ross Porter, a veteran education department official, will be the first Black woman to lead New York City schools.  Find out more about Chancellor Porter's lifelong NYC public school journey on the NYC DOE Website. 

If you have a second watch the congratulations video we put together as a school. 

 Congratulations_Ms_Porter 1.mp4 


Resources for Parents from PBS Kids 

 PBS KIDS Wash Hands LOGO 

PBS KIDS for Parents has put together resources to help families find their "new normal" for these challenging times. You'll find ideas on how kids can continue to learn at home through play and in everyday routines, different ways to offer comfort, and how to care for yourself, too. New school routines, social distancing, and working remotely or working less is a lot to navigate. It can be overwhelming but know that for your child, you are enough.


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7 Spring Break Activities for the Whole Family

Spring vacation is a time for families to recharge, get ready for the home stretch of the school year, and have some fun with healthy activities. Whether you’re planning to take it easy at home during spring break or take a fun family trip, here are ideas for activities to do with your kids.
1- Play Outdoor Games
2- Create a Beautiful Garden With Your Children
3- Have a Fun Family Picnic
4- Take a Family Trip  
5- Tour Your Town
6- Explore Spring Crafts
7- Decorate Easter Eggs and Easter Cookies

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

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.