Principal’s Newsletter – November 2015

Dear Families,

I hope this letter finds you well. As we enter the month of November, there are many things to be thankful for here in P.S. 131Q. I would like to take the time to express my thanks to our faculty and staff, our PTA and to all the good families of P.S. 131 for all that you do on behalf of our students and our school.

As a way of helping families truly appreciate the American holiday of Thanksgiving, I would like to introduce our “no homework policy” for the Thanksgiving break. Teachers have been asked to refrain from giving homework assignments or projects to complete starting on November 25, 2015. All regular homework and other assignments will resume upon our return to school on November 30, 2015. While no formal assignments will be given, it is our hope that our students and their families will spend time together doing things they enjoy. Read together, visit a museum, watch a movie, play a board game, get outside and explore! No matter what you do, enjoy your time together without having to ask the question, “What do you have for homework?”

The first marking period came to a close on Wednesday, October 30th. Student report cards will be distributed on Wednesday, November 4th and Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, November 5th. We look forward to seeing all parents and guardians on this important conference day.

To continue to promote literacy, we’ve opened the school library to parents and students on Tuesday afternoons between the hours of 2:30 – 3:30 PM. Mrs. Isaacs will open the library doors to give parents an opportunity to book shop and read with their child.

As you know, my door is always open. Please feel free to contact me at 718-480-2840 or via email, VDepaolo@schools.nyc.gov, if you should have a question, comment or concern.

 

Warmest Regards,

Veronica DePaolo
Principal, I.A.

Please review the upcoming calendar of events scheduled for the month of November.

 

EVENT

 

DATE

 

LOCATION

Election Day November 3, 2015 School Closed

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences November 5, 2015

12:20 – 2:20 PM

4:30 – 7:30 PM

Classrooms
Veteran’s Day November 11, 2015 School Closed

 

Zumba hosted by PTA November 13, 2015

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Cafeteria
Open School Week

 

November 16 – 20th

Information to follow

Classrooms

 

Title I Parent Meeting November 18, 2015

5:00PM

Auditorium
PTA Meeting November 18, 2015

5:30 – 6:00 PM

Auditorium
Student of the Month November 18, 2015

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Auditorium
Thanksgiving Recess November 26 – November 27 School Closed

 

*Important Safety Reminder – All school exit doors are all armed and will sound if opened. Please be sure to only use the main entrance when you enter and exit the building at all times.

 

A PDF version of this letter can be downloaded here.

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