Parent Coordinator

Ms. Ramirez

Phone: 347-563-4320

Email: [email protected]

 

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Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for the 2020-2021 School Year
Money for Food for All NYC Public School Students
The per month amount is based on a student’s primary mode of learning for each of the 10 months of the school
year (September 2020–June 2021)
P-EBT funds will be issued automatically to families in one of four ways:
1. Current EBT card: if the student is enrolled in SNAP or Public Assistance (PA). Check your balance throughout the summer months. Funds are not specified as P-EBT. Medicaid CBIC card only if the student’s P-EBT funds were issued to this card for spring 2020 AND spent. Spring 2020 P-EBT card only if the student’s
P-EBT funds were issued to this card for spring 2020 AND spent.
2. New P-EBT card that will be mailed for each student who: Is new to the school system this year and not enrolled in SNAP or public assistance; OR
3. Received their spring 2020 P-EBT on an existing SNAP and/or public assistance EBT card or Medicaid CBIC but are no longer enrolled in those programs; OR
4. Received their spring 2020 P- EBT on a P-EBT card or Medicaid CBIC card but did not spend the benefit.
Last Updated June 14, 2021
P-EBT covers the cost of missed school meals while students learn remotely.
Every single NYC public school student is automatically eligible—regardless of income or immigration
status—. No application or registration is required. P-EBT does not affect any other benefits or public
charge status. Students in parochial or charter schools may be eligible if their school participates in the
National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
*CONTACT INFORMATION:
Community Food Advocates P-EBT Info: bit.ly/CFAPEBT
NY State Frequently Asked Questions: on.nyc.gov/p-ebt
NY State P-EBT Helpline: 1-833-452-0096
EBT Customer Service 1-888-328-6399 or
www.connectebt.com to request a replacement card, check
your balance, or activate (PIN) a card.
MICROSOFT OFFICE, QUICKBOOKS AND IT CERTIFICATIONS (VIRTUAL) 

Upgrade your resume with a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification! In each virtual, self-paced course you will learn essential technological skills with expert guidance and personalized feedback—for free.

You will be certified in Microsoft Office 365/2019 programs, and will learn how to:•  Create polished Word documents•  Design comprehensive PowerPoint presentations•  Improve your Outlook communication•  Create complex Excel spreadsheets

We are also offering limited certifications to become IT and Quickbooks Specialists. Participants must have some previous knowledge of the software in which they are pursuing certification. For further information, please email [email protected].

Register here. After registration, you will receive scheduling and course details.

Raise your endorphins with upcoming classes from Shape Up NYC!

Zumba

A fusion of Latin, international, and pop music will get you moving to the beat! These Zumba routines will feature easy-to-follow dance and aerobic steps that tone and sculpt the body.

Thursdays, September 15, 22; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 17; December 8, 15, 22, 29 (Please note: there will be no class on September 29; November 3, 10, 24.)

6pm

Jackson Heights

35-51 81 Street

 

Bodyweight Circuit Training

Shape Up NYC instructor Matt will lead this fitness class designed to build strength and improve your movement using your own bodyweight. You will learn to find your form at your own pace, in order to do what is right for your body. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursdays, September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27

6pm

Astoria

14-01 Astoria Boulevard

Gentle YogaThis class is designed to awaken your mind, body, and senses through controlled breathing, simple meditation, and specific body postures. We will learn restorative techniques to increase blood circulation, core strengthening, and body flexibility—leaving you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and aware. All you need is an exercise mat. Each session is first-come, first-served; registration is on-site. Masks are strongly encouraged.

Thursdays, September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 27; November 3, 10, 17 (Please note: there will be no class on October 20.)

6pm

Bayside

214-20 Northern Boulevard

A NEW CAREER WITH ENGLISH EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING

Learn English while acquiring job training for in-demand opportunities:

  • Office or Computer Support Specialist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Childcare Professional

Our programs will offer you the skills you will need to transition to a new career. To be eligible, you must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Speak a primary language which is not English
  • Not have a high school diploma or college degree from the United States

All classes are held in-person at select locations.

Learn more in Español or 中文.

Submit inquiry form in EnglishEspañol, or 中文 to receive more information.

DATABASES HELPFUL FOR STUDENTS

School’s in session! Hopefully your child is adjusting with ease, and finding their place. If they need support along the way, the library is always here to help with resources, databases, and more educational and youth services.

QPL’s Back-to-School Guide, available on our blog in English中文, and Español, details our offerings for students, including FREE homework help, on-site computers, and over 5.3 million books, movies, games, and other media—plus databases available in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, and more languages. Here are a few database highlights for students: 

BOOKFLIX

An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

OVERDRIVE

Use this platform to access eBooks, including world language books in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian and Spanish: queenslibrary.overdrive.com/library/worldlanguages.

BRITANNICA MIDDLE

Use this site to find fast answers and homework help through videos and articles.

TRANSPARENT LANGUAGE ONLINE

A database for learning languages.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

Join these interactive programs, full of fun, play, and discovery!

 

Tuesday, November 8***

3:30pm

South Jamaica

108-41 Guy R Brewer Blvd

***This program is funded by NYC Council Member Nantasha Williams.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FOR KIDS & TEENS (IN-PERSON)

Learn the most famous of role-playing games: Dungeons & Dragons. It's great for literacy skills, it's great for math skills, and it's great fun. No prior knowledge of the game required: we'll learn together! Ages 10+ given priority.

Thursdays, October 6, 20

4pm

Corona

38-23 104 Street

BILINGUAL MANDARIN STORYTIME WITH URBAN STAGES (VIRTUAL) 

Join the amazing performers from Urban Stages in a Mandarin-English bilingual storytime experience. There will be songs and stories interwoven with activities and movements designed to introduce the youngest children to a love of reading! Join on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC

Fridays, October 7, 21

11am

 

Celebrate and learn about Black literary arts with an afternoon of author talks, readings, and performances at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. This year’s theme is Tell the Stories, Teach the History!

Speakers will include such luminaries as Lissette Acosta Corniel, Jhensen Ortiz, Eartha Watts Hicks, Marc W. Polite, Minette Coleman, Elizabeth Nunez, Cleyvis Natera, Maisy Card, and Regina Bernard-Carreño.

AUTHOR TALK WITH LISSETTE ACOSTA CORNIELA rich, challenging conversation about colonialism, politics, gender, and beyond. Moderated by Jhensen Ortiz.

12pm

OPEN MIC: PRESENTED BY THE HARLEM WRITERS GUILD

Live entertainment meets literature at this open mic with the iconic Harlem Writers Guild.

1pm

A PANEL OF CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN NOVELISTS

Join a panel of Caribbean writers as they discuss their novels and the climate of literature today. Presented by The Center for Fiction. Moderated by Regina Bernard-Carreño.

2pm

 

RICHARD WRIGHT’S BLACK BOY: A LITERATURE TO LIFE ADAPTATION FOR THE STAGE

A Literature to Life adaptation of Black Boy, the classic novel set in the Jim Crow South, set for the stage.

3:30pm

For more information, please visit here.

 

Saturday, October 22

12-5pm

Langston Hughes

100-01 Northern Boulevard 

The Queens Memory team, in partnership with Urban Archive, is proud to debut the Queens Name Explorer project! An interactive digital map and crowdsourcing project, aimed at uncovering the stories behind named spaces throughout the borough of Queens. The interactive map documents the biographical details of individuals whose names grace our streets, schools, buildings, parks, monuments, and additional public places.

The public unveiling will be presented today at McGoldrick Library by Dennis M. Walcott, President and CEO of Queens Public Library with Natalie Milbrodt, Director of the  Queens Memory Project and Jason D. Antos, Executive Director of the Queens Historical Society.

Mr. Walcott will unveil three posters highlighting major landmarks named after well-known individuals:

  • Gwen Ifill Park in Jamaica, near the longtime PBS anchor’s birthplace
  • Lorena Borjas Way in Jackson Heights, named after the Mexican-American transgender and immigrant rights activist
  • McGoldrick Library in Flushing named for the Irish immigrant and priest, Reverend Edward F. McGoldrick.

Start exploring and adding at the interactive digital mapWe can’t wait for you to get involved!

Lefferts

103-34 Lefferts Boulevard

This program is funded by NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams.

Friday, January 13

4pm

South Hollis

204-01 Hollis Avenue

This program is funded by NYC Council Member Nantasha Williams.

Lefferts

103-34 Lefferts Boulevard

This program is funded by NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams.

Wednesday, October 26

3:30pm

Rosedale

144-20 243 Street

Saturday, October 29

3pm

Rochdale Village

169-09 137 Avenue

HAO BANG-AH, TIGER! WITH CHINESE THEATRE WORKS

“Hao Bang Ah” is a common Chinese expression meaning “Great!” or “Well done!” Each year, CTW (Chinese Theatre Works) celebrates the Chinese New Year season with a great, original “budaixi” (traditional glove-puppet) production featuring one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. This year’s production stars the Tiger, who will preside over a jolly selection of wild puppet skits, dances, popular songs about the wit and wisdom of the Zodiac animals. Sing-alongs and a hands-on, post-show demonstration will make the Chinese language and cultural experience accessible to even the youngest audience members.

Tuesday, November 1

4pm

Elmhurst

86-07 Broadway

This program is funded by NYC Council Member Shekar Krishnan.

Tuesday, November 15

4pm

Poppenhusen

121-23 14 Avenue

This program is funded by City Funding.

 

Wednesday, November 16 4pmEast Elmhurst95-06 Astoria Boulevard

This program is funded by City Funding.

Friday, November 18

3:30pm

Jackson Heights

35-51 81 Street

This program is funded by NYC Council Member Shekar Krishnan.

Thursday, December 8

3pm

North Hills

57-04 Marathon Parkway

This program is funded by Queens Public Library Foundation Funds.

All Queens Public Library locations will be open from 2-6pm on Tuesday, October 18 so our employees can attend the Library's all-staff meeting.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience.
 

Queens Public Library

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS WORKSHOPS (VIRTUAL)

Join QPL’s Community Health Educator Christopher Galarza for Wellness Wednesdays. This program is designed to foster the development of healthy habits and lay the foundation for you to lead a balanced lifestyle.

YOU ARE YOUR BEST THING WRITING WORKSHOP

We are joined by Sherese Francis who will continue leading her writing workshop inspired by the memoir anthology You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame, Resilience, and The Black Experience, edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown. In this year-long series, we’ll dive further into various themes including vulnerability, family, healing, spirituality, social and institutional oppressions and their lasting effects, art, and memory.

Join on Facebook or YouTube.

Wednesday, October 5

12pm*recurring once a month until June 2023. See more dates here

 

EAT HEALTHY, BE ACTIVE

In today's program, we are joined by City Harvest who will use the Eat Healthy, Be Active curriculum to teach us which foods to increase in our daily diets, which foods to enjoy in moderation, and how to incorporate fitness into our busy routines.

Join on Facebook or YouTube.

Wednesday, October 19

12pm*See more dates here

 

VOTE FOR THE QUOTE SWEEPSTAKES: BANNED BOOKS EDITION

Queens Public Library proudly defends freedom of expression; censorship has no place in our collection. We’re highlighting the literature that challenges us to think deeply, opening our minds to diverse perspectives, cultures, surroundings, and beyond.

Browse our list of the 100 most popular banned and challenged books in circulation at QPL over the past decade HERE and check out availability in different formats and languages.

Enter our Vote for the Quote Sweepstakes by October 19 for a chance to win a bundle of banned and challenged books. Simply vote for your favorite quote from a selection of banned and challenged titles HERE, or in-person at your local library. We’ll announce the winning quote on November 1 on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

The Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2024) is now open! The free online application is available here. Submissions close on Tuesday, November 8 at 12pm. Learn more about the lottery hereTo qualify for the program, which offers 55,000 visas per year, you must have completed at least a high school education or else have two years of work experience within the past five years which requires two years or more of training.

Upcoming information sessions in person offer access to QPL computers, and assistance scanning photos. Join the upcoming virtual session to receive guidance for the application process. 

DIVERSITY VISA LOTTERY (DV-2024) IN-PERSON INFORMATION SESSIONS

Access to computers and assistance scanning photos.

Mondays, October 17, 24, 31; November 7

2-7pmThursdays, October 13, 20, 27; November 3

2-7pmCentral Library

89-11 Merrick BoulevardFlushing

41-17 Main Street

Mondays, October 17, 24, 31; November 7

10am-3pm

Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27; November 3

2pm-7pm

Jackson Heights

35-51 81 Street

Long Island City

37-44 21 Street

 

Join fellow Queens residents to discuss some of life’s big questions in this philosophical workshop series at QPL. No academic experience is needed; we welcome armchair philosophers of all backgrounds who are prepared to come with open minds, stimulating thoughts, and respectful discourse. These sessions are coordinated by Queens Public Philosophy, a local group which  promotes philosophical discussions and activities within QueensEach session will cover a different philosophical topic. No registration required; all are welcome!

KNOWLEDGE | November 5• What is knowledge?• What is truth and belief?• How reliable are our means of spreading information?CONSCIOUSNESS | November 19• What is consciousness?• Are the mind and body separate?• Can Artificial Intelligence think like a Human Mind?

Saturdays, October 22; November 5, 19

2pm

Forest Hills

108-19 71 Avenue

Join us for a reverent celebration of contemporary Black literary arts. We’ll be hosting a variety of panels, author talks, readings, and a performance that align with this year’s theme: Tell the Stories, Teach the History! Speakers will include renowned academics and writers such as Lissette Acosta Corniel, Jhensen Ortiz, Eartha Watts Hicks, Marc W. Polite, Minette Coleman, Elizabeth Nunez, Cleyvis Natera, Maisy Card, and Regina Bernard-Carreño.

AUTHOR TALK WITH LISSETTE ACOSTA CORNIEL: “ELENA: RUNNING TO DANCE AND OTHER DEFECTS IN COLONIAL SANTO DOMINGO” (Moderated by Jhensen Ortiz)

A rich, challenging conversation about colonialism, politics, gender, and beyond.

12pm

OPEN MIC: PRESENTED BY THE HARLEM WRITERS GUILD

Live entertainment meets literature at this open mic with writers from the iconic Harlem Writers Guild. This event will include book publisher and author, Eartha Watts Hicks; poet, essayist, and blogger, Marc W. Polite, and novelist, Minnette Coleman.

1pm

A PANEL OF CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN NOVELISTS: PRESENTED BY THE CENTER FOR FICTION (Moderated by Regina Bernard-Carreño)

Join a panel of Caribbean writers as they discuss their recent novels and the climate of literature today. This event includes author, Elizabeth Nunez; author, Cleyvis Natera; author and librarian, Maisy Card; with writer and professor, Regina Bernard-Carreño.

2pm

 

RICHARD WRIGHT’S BLACK BOY: A LITERATURE TO LIFE ADAPTATION FOR THE STAGE

A Literature to Life adaptation of Black Boy, the classic novel set in the Jim Crow South, for the stage. Adapted and directed by Wynn Handman. Starring Tarantino Smith, playing upwards of fifteen characters from Richard Wright’s story.

3:30pm

 

For more information, please visit here.

 

Saturday, October 22

12-5pm

Langston Hughes

100-01 Northern Boulevard 

Every Thursday starting October 20th, 2022

12:40pm

Join Zoom Meeting

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Passcode: 123456

If you have any questions about Special Education, please come to any of the meetings.  We are here for you!!!  Here are the dates:

   

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Halloween is almost here! It’s time to decorate your pumpkin, listen to some spooky music, and hear ghost tales – and you can do all of that with the Library this season. Visit our YouTube channel to learn to make an origami Halloween bat, cat, ghost, jack-o-lantern or witch hat! You can also test your knowledge and play our Halloween-themed Kahoot!, available for the entire month. 

SATURDAY SCIENCE LAB WITH THE DISCOVERY TEAM:

IT'S ALMOST SPOOKY TIME (IN-PERSON)

It's almost Halloween, when people like to dress up in strange costumes. Join the Discovery Team for some DIY costume making! What do you want to be? The Team will mix in a little spooky science (nothing to be afraid of). This in-person program is best for kids in elementary school and their families.

Saturday, October 29

11am

Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard

 

HALLOWEEN BALL (IN-PERSON)

After a two year hiatus, we are proud to announce the return of the Ozone Park Halloween Ball. Join us for music, fun, and games. As usual, costumes are optional but be sure to wear your smile!

Monday, October 31

3pm

Ozone Park

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard

The Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2024) is open! The free online application is available here. Learn more about the lottery here.Submissions close on Tuesday, November 8 at 12pm.

The program offers 55,000 visas per year. To qualify, you must come from one of the eligible countries and have completed at least a high school education OR have two years of work experience within the past five years that requires two years or more of training.

FREE COMPUTER ACCESS (IN-PERSON)

Queens Public Library is making computers available to customers filling out the online application for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery (DV-2024). Applicants can also get assistance scanning photos.

  • Mondays, October 24, 31; November 72-7pmThursdays, October 20, 27; November 32-7pmCentral Library89-11 Merrick BoulevardFlushing41-17 Main Street
  • Mondays, October 24, 31; November 710am-3pmThursdays, October 20, 27; November 32pm-7pmJackson Heights35-51 81 StreetLong Island City37-44 21 Street

 

Join fellow Queens residents to discuss some of life’s big questions in this philosophical workshop series at QPL. No academic experience is needed; we welcome armchair philosophers of all backgrounds who are prepared to come with open minds, stimulating thoughts, and respectful discourse. These sessions are coordinated by Queens Public Philosophy, a local group which  promotes philosophical discussions and activities within QueensEach session will cover a different philosophical topic. No registration required; all are welcome!

KNOWLEDGE | November 5• What is knowledge?• What is truth and belief?• How reliable are our means of spreading information?CONSCIOUSNESS | November 19• What is consciousness?• Are the mind and body separate?• Can Artificial Intelligence think like a Human Mind?

Saturdays, October 22; November 5, 19

2pm

Forest Hills

108-19 71 Avenue

COLLEGE READINESS

Your teen is invited to get prepped for college with a variety of in-person and virtual programs throughout the month. Plus, learn life hacks for writing top-tier college application essays on our blog.

BARNARD COLLEGE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION (VIRTUAL)*

Join this virtual information session to learn about Barnard College from its Associate Director of Admissions!

Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3fBTxMg

Wednesday, November 2

4pm

NEW DIGITAL SAT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WITH PRINCETON REVIEW (VIRTUAL)*

In this presentation, students will learn what’s new and how to prepare for the digital version of the SAT. In addition, we’ll discuss what is not changing on the SAT and why the College Board made these decisions.

Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3VJpgvt

Wednesday, November 2

6:30pm

CUNY INFORMATION SESSION (VIRTUAL)*

A representative from the CUNY Admissions office will provide an overview. Learn about their 25 colleges, over 1,750 majors, support and honors programs, student life, financial aid, admissions and more about what makes CUNY a great urban university

Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3gclaM3

Thursday, November 3

6pm

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION (VIRTUAL)*

Join this virtual information session to learn about Stony Brook University from its Senior Admissions Advisor and EOP Coordinator!

Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3M086oU

Monday, November 7

4pm

 

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION WITH NYSDFS (IN-PERSON)

Join Scott Ahrens, of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS), in a conversation about FAFSA, grants, scholarships (including the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards), work studies, and the various types of loans.

Tuesday, November 8

6pm

Flushing

41-17 Main Street

FAFSA: IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW (VIRTUAL)*

Learn all about the latest Federal and State grants and scholarships, plus eligibility. Discuss Financial Aid terminology (which can be tricky), the FAFSA process, the Excelsior Program, and other important information.

 

Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3RuHQEg

Wednesday, November 9

6pm

Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3TONmDJ

Wednesday, November 30

6pm

 

TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE (IN-PERSON)*

This workshop will focus on successfully making the transition from high school to college. Expert Richard Celestin will discuss the skills needed to handle the stress of college, including studying and getting involved. He’ll also review the amazing aspects of college life and how to use the experience to prepare for graduation and beyond.

Thursday, November 10

3:30pm

Far Rockaway

1003 Beach 20 Street 

APPLYING TO COLLEGE ONE STEP AT A TIME (VIRTUAL)*

In this workshop, Dr. P. (Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.) lays out a common sense timeline for 11th and 12th graders applying to college. She’ll suggest when to do what, so students and parents can stay both on track and sane throughout the process.

Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3e6lV8J

Thursday, November 10

6pm

PERSONAL BRANDING (IN-PERSON)*

"Personal branding" is the practice of marketing yourself, and knowing how to show what makes your knowledge and experience special. Join us for an engaging discussion about how social media affects your personal brand and how to promote yourself through networking, public speaking, and other opportunities.

Tuesday, November 15

3:30pm

Cambria Heights

218-13 Linden Boulevard

CREATIVE WAYS TO PAY FOR COLLEGE (VIRTUAL)*

Not enough money for college? It might be time to think outside the box to find creative ways to pay for your education. Attend this workshop to identify additional funding options and create a plan that works for you.

Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3UWVnav

Wednesday, November 16

6pm

ESSENTIAL SOFT SKILLS (IN-PERSON)*

This workshop will focus on defining and reviewing the essential soft skills including personal branding and setting goals. Expert Richard Celestin will also demonstrate how to properly use these soft skills to ensure success academically, personally and professionally.

Thursday, November 17

3:30pm

Far Rockaway

1003 Beach 20 Street 

SHOW ME THE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY (VIRTUAL)*

Join Mizz P in a discussion on how to begin your search for money for college and gain access to helpful scholarship websites.

Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3E9qUjA

Thursday, November 17

6pm

Youth Justice Court (YJC) is a free program for middle and high school students which allows them to learn about the criminal justice system and receive training to become a peer judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, and jury member.

Participants will get to help other teens avoid school suspensions, criminal and family court appearances, and potential violations of probation. They will be challenged to think about accountability in a fair, dignified way. This is also an opportunity to learn valuable skills for life, as well as for resumes, college, and job opportunities.

The program runs every semester, and participants can join at any time! Register for a YJC program here.

YJC is currently available in-person at the following locations: 

Join us for an informative two-part series on insurance for all-ages.

PART I: KEY HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR NEW YORKERS (IN-PERSON)

People 65+ with a disability or visual impairment may be covered by public health insurance options, including Medicaid Excess Income, Medicaid Buy-in for Working People with Disabilities, Medicare Savings Programs, and Emergency Medicaid. Learn about these options, as well as Medicaid coverage. For people below 64, we’ll offer an overview of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Child Health Plus, the Essential Plan, private health insurance including premium tax credits and cost sharing reductions, and coverage options for undocumented immigrants. 

PART II: “YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE - NOW WHAT?” (IN-PERSON)

An overview on how to use your health insurance, defining common health insurance terms, and helpful health-related resources available throughout the City.

Wednesday, November 2

Tuesday, January 10

2pm

North Hills

57-04 Marathon Parkway

Thursdays, November 3; January 12

2pm

Seaside

116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

Saturdays, November 5; January 28

2:30pm

Glen Oaks

256-04 Union Turnpike

Wednesday, November 9

Thursday, January 5

2pm

Forest Hills

108-19 71 Avenue

Monday, November 14

Tuesday, January 17

2pm

Bayside

214-20 Northern Boulevard

Tuesday, November 15

Thursday, January 19

2pm

Astoria

14-01 Astoria Boulevard

Thursday, November 17

Wednesday, January 25

2:30pm

Whitestone

151-10 14 Road

Tuesday, November 22

Wednesday, January 18

1pm

Cambria Heights

218-13 Linden Boulevard

Tuesday, November 29*

2pm

Howard Beach

92-06 156 Avenue

*Please note: This program will combine Parts I and II into one session.

Come to a virtual event for
Elementary Admissions!
For families with children born in 2018, 2019, and 2020
At each event, we’ll walk you through 3-K, pre-K, gifted and talented and kindergarten admissions—how 
to create your MySchools account, explore your school and program options, and get ready to apply. 
After the presentation, we will answer your questions. 
 Get the passcode: 24 hours before the first event, check schools.nyc.gov/ESEvents to get the 
Zoom passcode you’ll need to join and numbers for interpretation.
 How to join: At the event start time, visit bit.ly/ESEvents2022-2023 and enter the 
event passcode. Audio is also available by calling 646-558-8656 and entering 
conference ID 919 6957 2985.
The content of each event is the same, but different interpretation services will be provided at each 
event, as follows:
Date & Time Language Available Interpretation
December 8
2:00pm – 3:00pm
English Chinese (Mandarin) | French | Urdu
December 13
2:00pm – 3:00pm
English Bangla | Korean | Spanish
January 12
6:00pm – 7:00pm
English Arabic | Haitian Creole | Russian
January 26
6:00pm – 7:00pm
English Chinese (Mandarin) | French | Urdu
February 1
2:00pm – 3:00pm
English Arabic | Haitian Creole | Russian
February 15
6:00pm – 7:00pm
English Bangla | Korean | Spanish
Can’t join us live? A recording of this presentation will be posted on our website by the end of January.
 
Participe en un evento virtual sobre el 
Ingreso a la escuela primaria
Para las familias de estudiantes nacidos en 2018, 2019 y 2020
En cada uno de los eventos le explicaremos los procesos de admisión a 3-K, prekínder, programas para 
estudiantes dotados y talentosos (Gifted & Talented, G&T) y kínder, cómo crear su cuenta de MySchools, 
cómo explorar opciones de escuela y programas y cómo prepararse para solicitar el ingreso. Luego de la 
presentación, responderemos sus preguntas. 
 Obtenga la contraseña: Visite schools.nyc.gov/ ESEvents 24 horas antes del primer evento para 
obtener la contraseña de Zoom que necesitará para ingresar, además de los números de teléfono 
para recibir servicios de interpretación.
 Cómo participar: A la hora que empieza el evento, visite bit.ly/ESEvents2022-2023
e ingrese la contraseña para el evento. Para sintonizar el audio, llame al 646-558-
8656 e ingrese el número de identificación de la conferencia 919 6957 2985.
El contenido será el mismo en todos los eventos, pero en cada uno se ofrecerán servicios de
interpretación a distintos idiomas, de la siguiente manera:
Fecha y hora Idioma Servicios de interpretación disponibles
8 de diciembre
2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
inglés chino (mandarín) | francés | urdu.
13 de diciembre
2:00pm - 3:00 p.m.
inglés bengalí | coreano | español.
12 de enero
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
inglés árabe| criollo haitiano | ruso.
26 de enero
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
inglés chino (mandarín) | francés | urdu.
1 de febrero
2:00pm - 3:00 p.m.
inglés árabe| criollo haitiano | ruso.
15 de febrero
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
inglés bengalí | coreano | español.
¿No puede asistir al evento? A finales de enero publicaremos una grabación de la presentación en 
nuestro sitio web.
 
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 獲取密碼:請在第一場活動開始前 24 小時,查看網頁 schools.nyc.gov/ESEvents,獲得您參加時所需
的 Zoom 密碼以及口譯服務號碼。
 如何參加:請在活動開始時,上網到 bit.ly/ESEvents2022-2023 並輸入活動密碼。屆時
也會提供音頻,請撥打 646-558-8656,並輸入會議代碼 919 6957 2985。
每個活動的內容都是一樣的,但是每一場活動會提供不同語言的口譯服務,具體如下:
日期及時間 語言 提供的口譯服務
12 月 8 日
下午 2:00 – 3:00
英語 中文(普通話) | 法語 | 烏爾都語
12 月 13 日
下午 2:00 – 3:00
英語 孟加拉語| 韓語 | 西班牙語
1 月 12 日
晚上 6:00 至 7:00
英語 阿拉伯語、海地克里奧爾語 | 俄語
1 月 26 日
晚上 6:00 至 7:00
英語 中文(普通話) | 法語 | 烏爾都語
2 月 1 日
下午 2:00 – 3:00
英語 阿拉伯語、海地克里奧爾語 | 俄語
2 月 15 日
晚上 6:00 至 7:00
英語 孟加拉語| 韓語 | 西班牙語
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School Crossing Guards

Safeguard Schoolchildren through the City's Busy Streets

The NYPD position of school crossing guard is part-time employment that comes with a personal sense of job satisfaction as you safeguard school children walking across busy intersections on their way to and from school. School crossing guards oversee and control traffic flow around schools in the morning, at lunch time, and at the end of the school day.

Entrusted with the safety of the city's schoolchildren, candidates for this position are asked to meet certain physical and medical requirements, and complete six days of training at the NYC Police Academy once appointed. In return, school crossing guards are rewarded with an exceptional opportunity to serve their community, while earning a competitive salary with family health insurance benefits.

 

Pay and Benefits

  • $15.45/hour
  • Health insurance with 20-plus hours worked per week
  • Work close to home
  • Summer work also available

Requirements

 

  • There are no formal education or experience requirements for this job, but all candidates must be able to understand English and speak English well enough to be understood.
  • Prior to appointment, prospective candidates must pass a qualifying medical examination, which includes drug screening, and a character/background investigation.
  • Once appointed, candidates must complete six days of training at the Police Academy.

 

Per DOHMH Commissioner's Order to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for City Employees and Certain City Contractors, the New York City Vaccine Mandate requires that all uniformed and civilian members of the service, as well as part-time employees, college aides and interns, and volunteers (such as auxiliary officers) provide verification that they are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccine Requirements

Register Now!

Register to become a school crossing guard

Click here to find your resident police precinct.

Chat with a Recruiter Now

Recruiters are generally available Monday-Friday between the hours of 7 AM and 8 PM, and Saturday-Sunday between the hours of 12 PM and 8 PM.