Announcements

  • COVID Vaccine Pop-up & Health Fair at P.S. 59

    Friday December 2, 2022 COVID-19 vaccination clinic and resource fair from 9am-2pm. Free community health information such as vision, dental, health insurance and so much more. Come join us! 

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  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Class

    Come join us Every Thursday from 9:00am to 10:45am at P.S. 59 Cafeteria for free nutrition class hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Class.

    You will: 

          -Make recipes your family will love.

          -Plan meals and menus

          - Enjoy Physical activities 

          - Read labels 

         - Taste healthy snacks

         - Practice food safety

         - Have Fun!

     

     

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  • 5th Grade Middle School Parent Workshop

    5th Grade Parents please join us for a Middle School workshop.

    Thursday November 17,2022 at 11:00 am

    Tuesday November 22,2022 at 4:30pm 

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/82577069414?pwd=WVNlcjhHSXlKck1aT2FiZGsvbWU3Zz09

    Meeting ID: 825 7706 9414
    Passcode: 521686

     

     

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  • P.S. 59 Parents Association Meeting 10/28/2022

    Topic: PA Meeting

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/86173945937?pwd=NC82ai9zVGJxYXlIZTkxTHNROEg1Zz09

    Meeting ID: 861 7394 5937
    Passcode: 128273
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  • A Message to Families from Chancellor Banks

    Welcome to the 2022–2023 school year!

    As the father of four children, I still remember the excitement of September and my kids’ jitters over what the new school year would bring. Would they like their teachers? Would it be easy to make new friends? Would they do well in their classes? I reassured them that the adults in their school would cherish them as much as I did at home.

    Now, as I prepare to experience my first “first day of school” as Chancellor, I am grateful for you and for our educators, who are as excited as I am to welcome your children back. I also appreciate that in sending your children into our classrooms, you are placing great trust in us—trust that we will challenge your children intellectually so they can live out their wildest dreams. Trust that we will keep them safe and help them grow as human beings. Trust that they will graduate with a pathway to a rewarding career and enjoy long-term economic security. Trust that we will teach your children how to be a positive force for change in our world.

    I am committed to doing all of this—and more.

    My team and I have spent the summer reimagining the student experience so that it better serves your children. Literacy, which is the foundational building block of all learning, will be a major focus this school year. We are transforming how we teach reading by implementing a high-quality, phonics-based literacy program in all elementary schools. We are extending learning beyond the four walls of the classroom, offering students regular visits to local museums, parks, and all the incredible resources our great city has to offer. At the same time, we are improving students’ digital learning experiences.

    This year, we are also offering more of the learning opportunities you have requested, enhancing the way we serve all children. This includes an increase in Community Schools, Gifted & Talented programs, bilingual education programs, and programs to improve long-term academic outcomes for students with disabilities. Wellness and its role in student success is another priority you’ll be hearing more about.

    I can’t write to families without recognizing you as the lifeblood of our school communities and our true partners in your child’s education. Be on the lookout for improved ways to access the information and support you need to help your children succeed. This will include expanded language access supports for families who speak languages other than English and more opportunities for us to work together.

    Thank you for choosing NYC Public Schools. I know that there have been challenges, and I hope you agree that our schools stand ready to put all children on the path to the bright, bold futures they deserve. I encourage you to visit schools.nyc.gov/bts2022 to find the most up-to-date information about the new school year.

    As always, I am honored to partner with you to better serve our children. I truly believe that the best is yet to come. So, let’s get the 2022–2023 school year started!

    David C. Banks
    New York City Schools Chancellor

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  • Message to Families from District 10 Community Superintendent Maribel Torres-Hulla

    September 6, 2022

    Dear Community School District 10

                It is with great pride that I write this letter to welcome everyone back to another school year. I am beginning my seventh year as the Community School District (CSD) 10 Superintendent. I remain honored and humbled to serve in this capacity. Over the past few years we have done some transformational work in our school district! We have taken on a commitment to serve and light the way for our scholars and continue to work on our vision to “serve as the beacon fueled by rigorous instructional practices, safe and nurturing school environments, and collaborative communities that illuminate the path towards college, careers and beyond for Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” In this vision, we must continue to work to strengthen our partnership so we establish coherence, collaboration, and continue to reach hearts and minds. This can not be done without YOU, each and every one of you are important!

               Our work isn’t easy but, as we think about this year, please join me in sharing the theme for the year, “FIND THE JOY IN THE JOURNEY.” We can only do this by living up to our mission, Leverage professional learning, Invest in innovative practices, Galvanize and build capacity among teachers, Highlight partnerships with families to deepen strong family community ties and Teach students, parents and staff members the importance of advancing equity through culturally responsive social emotional education. Let’s thrive this year by elevating student and teacher voices. We have survived and persevered through an international pandemic! Where do we go from here?

                Now more than ever, it is imperative that we make every effort to ensure that every single child entrusted in our care feels like they matter, they must feel seen, they must feel heard and, most importantly, loved. As you know I truly believe that we must give permission to feel, monitor academic and emotional progress, teach strategies to overcome challenges, NOT get over them, but understand that where there’s a will there is always a way.

               Speaking of our vision, as school leaders it is important to cultivate a culture for learning that brings JOY, a school community where every member knows the social emotional learning and academic beliefs of the school. Learning and teaching experiences must matter and finding the brilliance in the adults and students we serve must be a priority. Let’s live up to our slogan, “Lighting the Way for Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” Let’s “Find The Joy In The Journey” by creating beautiful experiences that bring out the gifts and contribute to our community.

                Our work is not just about children, it is also about cultivating Joy in the adults we have in front of our children, too. Every adult in our district deserves to feel like we care and value them. We must encourage and support them and this shouldn’t just be by the leadership, but by one another. As educators for the New York City Department of Education in Community School District 10, let’s be loud, proud and take the charge to intentionally care, nurture and develop our leaders at all levels from the adults we work with to the scholars we serve, from 3K to their senior year of high school, stay focused on instructional improvement and student growth. We want our scholars to love learning, have fun while Chancellor David C. Banks learning, connect their learning to real world experiences and find meaning, relevance and a personal contribution to applying their learning to improve their lives, community and world. We must take our responsibility to this very seriously and be motivated and equipped to get our scholars where they need to be after all they have endured these past two years.

                 I remain extremely blessed to serve Community School District 10. We are grateful to our parents and community partners for the privilege of allowing us to educate their children. I look forward to continuing my service to our families by always putting our students’ needs first. I am committed to this district and continuing to work hard to ensure we are thriving by integrating the Chancellor’s Four Pillars which include reimagining the student experience; scaling, sustaining and restoring what works; prioritizing wellness and its link to student success; and empowering families to be our true partners. I am happy to work with a team of administrators, staff and teachers, also dedicated to this philosophy. I still find joy in this work every single day and consider it a calling. Thank you for your confidence and trust. Be safe and blessed!

     

    Best Regards,

    Maribel Torres-Hulla 

    Community Superintendent

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  • What’s Happening in NYC Public Schools: Update for Families on Health & Safety: Week of August 29, 2022

    We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Thursday, September 8! As you prepare for the first day of school, we want to ensure that you’ve received New York City’s most up-to-date guidance on health and safety.

    Reduce COVID-19 Risk

    • Get vaccinated! This is the best way to reduce COVID-19 risk.
      • We strongly encourage all eligible New Yorkers to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots. To find a vaccine site near you, visit nyc.gov/vaccinefinder(Open external link) or text your zip code to 438829. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine(Open external link).
      • Vaccination is still required for all visitors entering school buildings. This includes NYC Department of Education (DOE) employees; anyone who works in DOE buildings; and anyone participating in high-risk extracurricular activities, including Public School Athletic League (PSAL) sports. To learn more, please visit schools.nyc.gov/2022health.
    • Wear masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be available at your school. We recommend wearing well-fitting masks when indoors, and when exposed to someone with COVID-19 in or outside of school. All students and staff are required to wear a mask when:
      • Entering the school medical room, nurse’s office, or school-based health center,
      • Returning to school (including traveling by school bus) between days 6 to 10 after a COVID positive test or, if earlier, after the onset of symptoms, and
      • Showing symptoms of COVID-19 at school.
    • Test for COVID-19. Starting on the first day of school, schools will offer home test kits to students and staff who may be at risk of exposure and students or staff experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. In addition, each staff member and student will receive four tests per month to take home. In-school PCR testing will not be a part of the 2022-23 school year.
    • Stay home if you are sick. If students and staff show any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illnesses, they should stay home and get tested for COVID-19. This year, you will not need to complete a Daily Health Screening to enter school buildings.
    • Isolate if you are COVID-19 positive. Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least 5 days and can return to school on day 6 (masked through day 10) if they have no symptoms or if symptoms are improving. Be sure to report a positive case to your child’s school.

    This year, schools will continue to follow CDC guidelines, using air purifiers and updated HVAC systems. Building ventilation will be monitored daily, and surfaces cleaned regularly.

    Get Vaccinated Against Polio

    Poliovirus has been identified in wastewater samples in New York City, following a case of polio identified in Rockland County. Everyone who is unvaccinated against polio — especially children — should get vaccinated immediately. Parents can check the records for their children here: myvaccinerecord.cityofnewyork.us/myrecord(Open external link). Vaccination against polio is required to attend school in New York City.

    If your child needs to get vaccinated against polio, make an appointment with your pediatrician or regular health care provider. If your doctor does not have the polio vaccine or you do not have a doctor, call 311. Children should get four doses of poliovirus vaccine, starting at age 2 months. Anyone starting the vaccine after age 4 months should receive a total of three doses.

    Find out more about protecting yourself and your children against polio at nyc.gov/health/polio(Open external link).

    Learn About Monkeypox

    Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus, usually spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with the sores of someone who has monkeypox. It can also be spread through contact with clothing or bedding, or from respiratory droplets during face-to-face contact. In this current monkeypox outbreak, the virus has spread mainly among adults during close contact, such as during sex, kissing, cuddling, and massage. It can cause sores that may look like pimples or blisters, be firm to the touch, and have a dip in the center. Some people also have flu-like symptoms.

    • Do not assume someone has monkeypox if they have a rash or sores. Most rashes and sores are not caused by monkeypox virus. Sores are very common among children, and are usually due to bug bites, acne, allergies, or other causes that are not contagious and do not require staying home from school, child care, or afterschool activities.
    • Children who have a new or unexplained rash or sores should be seen by the school nurse or by their health care provider. You can find more information on monkeypox at nyc.gov/monkeypox(Open external link).

    Get Ready to Go Back to School on Thursday, September 8!

    As you and your child gear up for the first day of school, get off to a flying start with these suggestions. For more tips, read our Back to School Checklist at schools.nyc.gov/checklist.

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Reminders

Arrival Time/Location

Grades K-5: At 8:00am all students will enter through the front entrance, get a breakfast, and head straight to classrooms where their teachers will meet them. Staff members will help all students get to their classrooms safely.

Regular Dismissal Time/Location

Grades K-2: 2:20pm pick up in South yard

Grades 3-5: 2:20pm pick up in North yard

On these stormy weather days, we will place signs on the front door and send out a phone call to let you know we will be following this plan. Please additionally send your child in proper attire, including jackets/ boots/ umbrellas on rainy and snowy days. Our main priority is student safety. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation!