P.S. 050 Talfourd Lawn Elementary School
Rina Manjarrez, PRINCIPAL
143-26 101 AVENUE, QUEENS, NY 11435Phone: 718-526-5336
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Here at P.S. 50, our mission is to provide an environment that cultivates all of our students’ strengths by nurturing their verbal, mathematical, scientific, artistic, social, and kinesthetic abilities. It is our goal to prepare our children to become lifelong learners as thoughtful, intelligent, and creative citizens of our community. We will do this by providing our staff with professional development that will allow our students to have standards based instruction to prepare them for college readiness.
Important Names to Know
Concerns If questions arise concerning any aspect of the school or class program, send a note your child’s teacher requesting a conference. If you do not hear back from them, please reach out again. He/she will make an appointment with you either before school begins or during a scheduled preparation period. If you come to the school without an appointment, the teacher may not be able to accommodate. Additionally, parents may not request to go to the classroom while the teacher is teaching.
After you have communicated with the teacher and you feel that the issue has not been resolved, please contact the supervisor who is responsible for your child’s grade. If the matter is still unresolved please contact the principal for further assistance.
Each supervisor is responsible for supervising a group of teachers/service providers.
Official School Hours
The official school hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am – 2:20 pm.Extended Day Tuesday & Wednesday from 2:20 pm - 3:10 pm
Children in grades Pre- K, K-5 who arrive at school after 8:00 am are considered late, after 8:10 they will be issued a late pass. A major factor in determining your child’s success in school is attendance. Work begins promptly after arrival, so lateness means your child misses critical instruction and also disrupts the teacher and other students as work begins.
Students in Grades K-5 who have not been picked up will be brought to the cafeteria. Those students attending our after school program will gather in the cafeteria.
If you need to pick up your child early due to illness, doctor’s appointment, etc. bring a picture I.D. to be presented to the Security Agent. Your child will be released only to individuals whose names appear on the blue BLUE EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD. This is for your child’s safety. One EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD will be kept in our Main Office and one is for the classroom teacher. Include the name of relatives/friends who are responsible and dependable. Also provide at least one working cell phone number and email address so that you can be reached immediately in the event of an emergency. If a phone number or other contact information changes, please write a note to your child’s teacher requesting that the BLUE EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD be updated. Also note that if you need to change dismissal arrangements on a particular day, we must have a written note, in advance, from you.
After an absence and on the first day back to school, a note signed by a parent, detailing the reason for the absence, MUST be given to the child’s teacher. If an absence is three days or longer, a doctor’s note is required. If your child contracts a serious illness or sustains an injury necessitating a cast, boot, sling, crutches, etc., we must have a doctor’s note.
Pupil lateness and absence directly affect the quality of class work and homework. Please consider this when planning family vacations. An extended absence before or after a school break is considered illegal, unless your child is ill and you have medical documentation. Your child’s permanent record reflects all absences. Depending on the length of the absence, it may become necessary to discharge your child from the school. You will have to re-register upon return.
Please notify Ms. Troy in our Main Office, if you are moving or your child will be attending another school. We will need your new address and telephone number as well as the name and number of the new school. We are required to send records directly to the new school. Official school records cannot be given to parents.
There is a school uniform policy. Students are encouraged to wear a yellow top and blue pants or skirt. To prevent trips or falls, we request that students not wear baggy pants, flip flops or open-toed shoes.
It is imperative that students report to class ready to work every day. Supply lists were provided in June, and are also available on our school website:Each day, your child should come to school prepared with the following:
• At least two writing implements
• Appropriate notebooks and school supplies
• Completed homework
Electronic Devices and Cell Phones
Students are not permitted to use cell phones or any other electronic devices (game boy, MP3 players, ipods, etc.) on school grounds. Students who are observed using a cell phone or other electronic device will have that device confiscated. Parents will be contacted to pick up the device.
Teachers may never administer medication to a student nor can a student self-medicate. This includes aspirin and/or any other over the counter medication. If your child needs to take medication during the school day, you may come to school to administer the medication. If your child requires medication on a regular basis, your doctor must complete a 504 form, which is available from our Parent Coordinator. Once the nurse receives the completed form, she can then administer the medication to your child as directed. All medications must come to school in a labeled container from the pharmacy. Medications will be stored in the nurse’s office.
Homework is your child’s responsibility and should be completed each night. It is a factor in evaluating and rating a pupil’s overall performance. Your child’s teacher will provide specific information regarding grade and class homework guidelines. In general, parents are expected to monitor and assist, as appropriate. If there is a problem, encourage your child to request help from the teacher. It is the teacher’s responsibility to make sure all students understand and can complete the homework. If homework becomes an issue with your child, please discuss this with the teacher.
ARIS Parent Link
ARIS Parent Link provides parents online access to their child’s learning-related data. ARIS Parent Link gives parents the same information that educators have about their individual children – including attendance, course grades, scores on state test and in-class assessments. For information regarding logging into ARIS Parent Link, please contact Amanda Vurro, email@example.com, Technology and Data Specialist or Isadora Guzman, Parent Coordinator.
Visitors to the School
Visitors to the school may not go directly to classrooms, offices or any other area of the building. All visitors must show photo ID and sign in at the security desk. Visitors will be given a pass that must be carried with them at all times while in the building.
Our next conference is scheduled for:Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – Afternoon and Evening
Health and Fitness PolicyWe will continue to foster an environment that is health promoting and provides students with the knowledge and skills to create lifelong healthy habits. Children who eat well and are physically active are more likely to learn and become healthy, successful adults who contribute to our community.
· create a health-promoting environment in our school
· provide students access to nutritious food
· provide opportunities for physical activity
· provide developmentally appropriate physical education
· provide accurate information related to these topics through a comprehensive health education program
Swim for Life NYC
As a new addition to our Health and Fitness Policy, we are proud to introduce the Swim for Life NYC program to PS 50Q this year. Swim for Life is a unique pilot program that teaches second graders to swim through a standardized curriculum based on low student-to-instructor ratio for maximum individualized instruction, using a 10-session over 10 weeks model. All second grade students will be invited to participate in the swimming program during the regular school day free of charge. Swim instructors will be provided by the facility.