September 2023 Dear Families, I’m thrilled to welcome you to the 2023-24 school year! Thank you for choosing New York City Public Schools. I hope you all are returning from the summer break refreshed and ready to jump into an exciting new year of learning.
For me, nothing compares to September and the first exhilarating week of classes—when I get to visit schools throughout the five boroughs, meet parents, and welcome students and teachers back. When I get to see the hope and promise in children's faces and feel that familiar nervous energy that charges the air with electricity. When I get to watch students tap into their curiosity and creativity, and experience awesome “aha” moments as they challenge themselves academically. When I get to see children’s brilliance and unique abilities, knowing that their families and teachers will inspire them to reach even greater heights with each passing day.
To ensure we set up our students for success, this September I am doubling down on our mission: to offer every child a bright start...and a clear pathway to a bold future. This means a year full of strong academics, enriching sports and arts programs, healthy and delicious school meals, safe, inclusive classrooms, and so much more.
NYC Reads, our groundbreaking initiative to ensure that all students are proficient readers, continues to lead the charge. This initiative features new, evidence-based curricula rooted in the “science of reading” and supplemented with phonics—the proven method for teaching children to be confident readers. Literacy truly is the foundation for all learning and is essential to clearing a path to our students’ bold futures.
Whether that future includes college, technical training, or an apprenticeship, we will make sure that all students graduate with a plan to achieve long-term economic security—and equipped with the tools, resources, and support they need to unlock their full potential and open every door of opportunity.
September is just the beginning of what I know will be a truly exceptional school year. Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for entrusting your children’s education to us. I’m so excited about all the great things we’ll accomplish together this year!
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer break. As we prepare for the new school year, I would love to hear from our families about certain programs and classes that we will offer starting September-October 2023. Kindly take a few minutes to review the following programs being offered beginning September/October 2023. If you would like to sign up for any of these programs/classes please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/rVdgpPgoMgu8a4r37
1.MYAP- Multicultural Youth Arts Program- As some of you may already know last year MYAP offered a fee-based after-school program. The cost this year will be a $75.00 Registration fee per child and $350.00 per month with a 10% sibling discount on the 2nd child's $350.00. MYAP will provide aftercare from Thursday, Sept 7th- 2023-June 26th,2024. 23.24 MYAP Package.pdf. Before we can confirm a continued partnership we must submit an interest survey on behalf of the families.
2. Free Citizenship Classes- PS64 has partnered with local community-based organization BACDYS to host free citizenship classes for the school community. Classes will begin in October, the date and time will be determined after registration. In-person registration will be on August 25, 2023, at 11 am at PS64Q School Yard.
3. Free Adult ESL/ Basic Education Classes- We will continue our partnership with District 79/School 3 Adult Education to offer free in-person Adult English Classes which will be open to the community. The date and time will be determined after registration. Registration for this class will be on August 25, 2023, at 11 am at the PS64Q School Yard.
**** Please fill out the interest form only if you ARE interested in signing up for the program/class. ****
Habit 1: Be Proactive- Focus on the things you can actually do something about.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind-Begin everything you do with a clear picture of your ultimate goal.
Habit 3: Put First Things First - Manage your life according to your needs and priorities.
Habit 4: Think Win‐Win- Integrity- Do the right thing, even when no one is watching; Maturity - Be considerate of the feelings of others; Abundance Mentality- Believe there is plenty for everyone. Seek agreements and relationships that are mutually beneficial.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood - Learn how to communicate clearly and listen to others.
Habit 6: Synergize - “Two heads are better than one.” Through mutual trust and understanding, we can often solve conflicts and find a better solution than would have been obtained through either person's own solution.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw - Allow yourself to grow by maintaining a balanced program in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Habit 8- Find Your Voice -Speak up for yourself and others in a positive way.
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