November Newsletter

Welcome to our November Newsletter. We are well into our 3rd month of school, many of our students have settled into the daily routines of being back in the building full time. On November 4th, during parent teacher conference we are looking forward to sharing how your child has been progressing. These conference will all be held remotely, so please look for information from you child's teacher to schedule your meeting. You will be able to view your child's report card in your NYCSA account. please make sure you have access to it  

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I also want to remind our families of the importance of attendance. Our Year-to-Date attendance is at 85% but our goal is to get over 90%. Please send your child to school everyday, on time, and encourage your neighbors to do the same. 

November is also a month in which we give thanks. I want to thank you all for your continued support to P.S. 59. I wish you and your families, a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 

Sita Basu 


Student & Family Resources

Attendance Support

Good attendance keeps students on track to move up in school. Being in school can make sure kids are reading at grade level and keeping up with their schoolwork. Learn how this helps kids succeed.

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General Elections 

Self Care Corner

It is a critical time for children and teenagers to learn the importance of taking care of themselves and their communities. Self-care can help kids of all ages become more introspective and aware of their physical and emotional needs. It can also prepare them to effectively handle future stressors. Even small acts of self-care and self-help can decrease stress, improve relationships, and promote wellness of the body and mind. 

How to explain and role model self-care to kids
Parents, educators, and caregivers can teach their children healthy self-care habits at any age. Adults can do so by helping children schedule self-care breaks/check-ins throughout the day, enacting daily or weekly check-ins throughout the day/week, and role modeling.We can model self-care by acknowledging your own needs as a parent. Kids often learn more from what parents do rather than what they say!

We must remember that parents’ ideas about self-care might look different than their children’s ideas. Notice how your child responds to suggested self-care activities (examples listed below). Trying a variety of wellness exercises will support kids in discovering what fits their needs best.

Sometimes, it can feel easier during a stressful moment to take the reins and complete a task for your child. When this happens, children miss an opportunity to build self-confidence and problem-solving skills. If a child asks you for help, consider if it is a task they could try on their own or with limited support. It might help to share an affirmation that lets them know you will be there to support them. Consider saying something like, “I believe in you. I’ll be here if you get stuck, but you try it first.”

Praise the child for trying something new on their own, even if it didn’t go as you had hoped! Though this might be more time-consuming than completing it for them, the energy you put into this will help that child feel more confident and prepared next time.

Mindful parent moment: What small step can you take towards caring for yourself today? For example, drinking a glass of water, reminding yourself of something you are grateful for, or pausing to enjoy the sound of birds chirping outside.



Read more ...  Self-Care for Kids by Age: Everything You Need to Know

Committee For Hispanic Children and Families - After School Program 

Our After-school programs support our participants and our families in a variety of ways; always focusing in their social emotional growth and with cultural-informed activities, we are able to provide academic support in homework and assignments, as well Arts & Craft, Sports and Technology among others. We also work close with our community providing events, workshops, and opportunities to empower our families.

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families

Mauro Satalino Program Director Email:

Nidia Carreño Administrative Assistant Email:  

Phone: 718-584-4730 x1013 |


Leader in Me 

We are often asked how parents can support our school’s leadership initiative. Each time we are asked we give the same answer: “Use the 7 Habits language at home.” As the school year unfolds, the students are learning the language and meaning of the 7 Habits. By hearing the same language at home and at school, you send your child a message of what is important and that we are all on the same team—the team that wants to help your student succeed. When parents and schools support one another, the sky is the limit!

Below is a summary of each of the habits:

Habit 1: Be Proactive (I’m Responsible for Me)
 Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)
Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

In order to encourage the 7 Habits language at home, here are some questions you can ask your child:

How were you proactive today?
 What is your end in mind with this project/work/task?
 How do you plan to put first things first in this situation?
What would be a win-win for us?
 I want to hear what you think first and then I will share. How do you know when you are being listened to?
How can we work together on this?
How would you like to sharpen your saw today?



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About The Holidays

Have you ever stopped to wonder why we wear Halloween costumes, celebrate Thanksgiving in November, or choose valentines in February? These familiar traditions have fascinating and sometimes surprising origins. Get to know the history and significance behind these U.S. holidays (and more!) with this new collection of resources.

School Based Support

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. Montemoino 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 Parent Association President:

Need to speak to someone about afterschool: