P.S. 209  PARENT NEWSLETTER


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Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

 

 

 

Pre-Kindergarten Admissions: Resources for Families

Pre-K / Deadline:

Families can complete the public school pre-kindergarten application online

or in person at an enrollment office. Families should not submit the application by mail. The deadline to submit an application is......

 
Get the pre-k directory
, including translated versions.

 

To apply online, families just need an email address. If they do not have access to a computer at home, they may complete an online application at a public library. Families can visit an enrollment office to obtain and fill out a paper application or work with a counselor to complete an online application.

 

Enrollment offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can access translated versions of the public school pre-k application on Principals' Portal.

 

Families are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the pre-k admissions process for public school and CBO programs. Sessions will take place throughout the city in March. Translation and interpretation services will be provided.


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P. T. A. of P. S. 209

School Spirit Apparel

Order Form

 

Show your pride in your school while supporting your PTA.  We have a full range of sizes for the entire family.   Please circle your choice of size and item.  Place money in sealed envelope.

 

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SCHOOL FOOD SERVICES:

ALL NYC SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE ENTITLED TO FREE BREAKFAST.

 IF YOU WISH YOUR CHILD TO EAT BREAKFAST AT P.S. 209 PLEASE BRING THEM

 TO SCHOOL NO EARLIER THAN 7:45 AM.BREAKFAST IS SERVED UNTIL 8:15 AM 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ON SCHOOL DAYS.

FORA LIST OF BREAKFAST MENUS CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.opt-osfns.org/osfns/


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SCHOOL LUNCH FORMS: COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ALL NYC STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT A LUNCH FORM.
ONE FORM IS REQUIRED PER FAMILY.

Everyone should return an application even if you believe you are NOT eligible for free or reduced-price meals! 
 The application is also used to determine the amount of State funding our school receives for supplies such as books, classroom furniture and other resources. 

If you feel that you are not eligible for free or reduced-price meals then check the box next to the statement “I do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals” at the top of the form and return it to your schools to help ensure adequate funding to your school!

If you don't have a Social Security number you must still complete an application! 
Complete the application and write the word NONE in thes pace provided on the application

 Other government agencies will not see your completed application!  Completed applications are confidential.  If your household receives Food Stamps, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, 
 You should receive a Direct Certification letter, listing the names of school age children in your household, from The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

When you take or mail this letter to your child's school, he or she will be eligible for free school meals. If you do not receive a Direct Certification letter in the mail, you should complete the School Meals Application and provide your Food Stamp or FDPIR/TANF case number that is on the benefit letter that was sent to you. Your child will then be eligible for free school meals.

If you have a question about the status of your online application or if your child qualified for free meals, who should you call. 
The School Food Help Desk will be open to schools and households from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays to answer any questions related to the paper or online application. Please call (718)707-4400 or send email to OSFCompliance@schools.nyc.gov 
for assistance.

All students are eligible for nutritious and delicious meals that are convenient and a bargain! BREAKFAST is AT NO CHARGE to all students and lunch costs $1.50 each. If you are receiving benefits such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, WIC or any other public assistance benefits, your child may be eligible for free meals. Children from
households that  meet Federal Income Guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, which cost .50 cents per lunch.

The application is to be completed using black or dark blue ink – and should not be photocopied. Households are encouraged to complete all required information to avoid delays in processing the form.

The Department of Education has partnered with ACCESS NYC (https://a858-ihss.nyc.gov/ihss1/en_US/IHSS_homePage.do) 

to develop the Online School Meals Application. As of August 26, 2010 families can apply for school meals online for all their children attending any NYCDOE school from the privacy of their home without having to repeat the process for each school their children attend. The application will be sent electronically to the processing center and the eligibility will be uploaded into the school database. BELOW IS THE DIRECT LINK TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE.

https://a858-ihss.nyc.gov/ihss1/en_US/IHSS_homePage.do


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2012-2013 School Year Calendar

http://schools.nyc.gov/Calendar/default.htm

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ARIS PARENT LINK:

To all parents who have logged onto Aris Parent Link congratulations!  If you have not yet logged on please contact me and I will assist you in going through the necessary steps to log on. On Aris you can track your child’s academic progress.


ARIS PARENT LINK:

https://arisparentlink.org/parentlink

Many of you have logged in at the Aris Parent link. I understand that many of you have been having difficulties logging on. Central admits that the link does still have some problems. I sent home letters with your child's student ID # and temporary password. If you did not receive this letter contact me via e-mail and I will send the information. However, if you know your child's student ID # all you need do is click on the link above, enter your childs ID # and use the temporary password Welcome1 (capital W).


***BREAKFAST IS SERVED DAILY AT  7:45:AM***

8:20AM - 2:40 PM                  GR. K-8 & PRE K FULL-DAY

8:20AM -10:38 AM                 PRE K 1/2 DAY AM CLASS

12:18PM - 2:40 PM                 PRE K 1/2 DAY PM CLASS

EXTENDED DAY STUDENTS ONLY - Monday and Tuesday 8:20 AM - 3:36 PM 


 

To register a new student in public school:  


When you go to register, please bring your child with you.
 

You also must bring the following documents:

 Proof of residence. Any two of the following documents:

1. A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident's name issued by 

National Grid, Con Edison, or the Long Island Power Authority (for the Rockaways);

must be dated within the past 60 days

2. Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state or localgovernment agency, 
including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority, 

Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Administration for Children's Services(ACS), 

or an ACS subcontractor indicating the resident's name and address; must be dated within the

 past 60 days 

3. An original lease agreement, deed, or mortgage statement for the residence

4. A current property tax bill for the residence

5. A waterbill for the residence; must be dated within the past 60 days 

6. Official payroll documentation from an employer such as a form submitted for tax

 with holding purposes or payroll receipt; a letter on the employer's letterhead will 

not be acceptedmust be dated within the past 60 days 

Also bring:

Child’s birth certificate or passport

Child’s immunization records

Child's latest report card/transcript (if available)

Child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan 

(if applicable and available)




I look forward to seeing all of you at these upcoming events.

As always, if you have any questions just e-mail me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

Best regards,


Fran Devivo

P.S. 209