May 2021 Newsletter

 The Power of Me Hand Holding Logo 

The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special centers on four friends: Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Gabrielle, and Gabrielle's cousin Tamir. With other Sesame Street neighbors and celebrity guests, the friends explore their own identities and skin colors and come to understand what it means to be "color-proud"—to have pride in your own culture and race. In age-appropriate ways, the friends learn what each of us can do to stand up to racism, for ourselves and one another. Watch now on PBS KIDS and continue the conversation with your children using their Watch and Play Guide. 

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This School Year, #ThankATeacher
Let’s face it. This school year has been weird. But we’re getting through it, in part thanks to our nation’s amazing educators. Take a moment to #ThankATeacher during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7.

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day—and in a year where instruction could be virtual, in-person or a mix of both, their immense work and impact have provided a much-needed sense of community and connection. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators across America are working hard to ensure every student has the tools they need to reach their full potential.

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Summer is about to get a whole lot more exciting for NYC students in grades K–12.

Beginning on Monday, April 26, New York City families can start signing up for Summer Rising, the City’s free summer program for any child in grades K–12 who wants to participate.

Summer Rising integrates the strength of the NYC Department of Education’s academics with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development’s school-based enrichment programming to help create bridges back to school this fall while giving parents peace of mind as they return to work. Available in every City neighborhood, Summer Rising programs will be full day, in-person experiences that will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations in safe and supportive environments. All Summer Rising programs will follow rigorous health and safety protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing, and every location will have access to testing, nursing support, and a telehealth call center. In addition, breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.

Elections 2021: Run. Serve. Lead. Vote! 

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Voting Begins May 1

For the first time voting is open to parents of all students!

To vote parents will need to have an NYC Schools Account(Open external link) that has all of their students registered. If you do not have an NYC Schools Account, or need assistance registering your children to your existing account, please contact your Parent Coordinator or Family Leadership Coordinator (FLC) for assistance.

Visit the Voting FAQ page for more information.

The full Voting Period will be from May 1 to May 11.

Parent University -Classes for NYC Families

Parent University – P.S.133Q

The DOE invites NYC families to a series of virtual courses on supporting students in hybrid and remote learning. In this course learn how to help your child establish and support meaningful relationships. Access practical resources, tools, and tips to help your students learn at home and school and build and sustain meaningful relationships. This course will be taught in English and Spanish by our partners and experts at Columbia University’s Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL).

To Register:
1. Visit
2. Sign in with your NYC Schools Account or create a new account
3. Choose a course from the Course Catalog tab
4. Click Enroll
5. Check your email for confirmation!


Hooray for Mother's Day!

Moms already know that they make the world go round. But it's nice to have a special day where everyone else acknowledges how special they are, too. Get your kids involved in the celebration by inspiring their creativity. Let their imaginations soar with fun Mother's Day crafts, cards and recipe ideas found on Hooray for Mother's Day 

Food Pantry

The Salvation Army Tremont Corps

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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 visit  Learning Bridges .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:

 Rabbit Habit #5

For more information and to learn how to implement The Leader in Me at home, visit  

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.