Parent Coordinator

Ms. Ramirez

Phone: 347-563-4320

Email: [email protected]

 

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DATE WEEKDAY EVENT
September 13 Monday First day of school for students
September 16 Thursday Yom Kippur, schools closed
October 11 Monday Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day, schools closed
November 2 Tuesday Election Day, fully remote, asynchronous instructional day
November 3 Wednesday Evening parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools.
November 4 Thursday Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.
November 10 Wednesday Evening parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools.
November 11 Thursday Veterans Day, schools closed
November 12 Friday Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.
November 17 Wednesday Evening parent-teacher conferences for middle schools and District 75 school programs.
November 18 Thursday Afternoon Conferences for middle schools and District 75 school programs; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.
November 25–26 Thursday–Friday Thanksgiving Recess, schools closed
December 24–31 Friday–Friday Winter Recess, schools closed
January 17 Monday Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools closed
January 25­–28 Tuesday–Friday Regents Administration
January 31 Monday Professional Development day for 9–12 and 6–12 schools, students in these schools do not attend
February 1 Tuesday Lunar New Year, schools closed
February 2 Wednesday Spring Term begins for semester-based schools
February 21–25 Monday–Friday Midwinter Recess, schools closed
March 2 Wednesday Evening parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools.
March 3 Thursday Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.
March 9 Wednesday Evening parent-teacher conferences for middle schools and district 75 schools and programs.
March 10 Thursday Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for middle schools and district 75 schools and programs; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.
March 16 Wednesday Evening parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools.
March 18 Friday Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.
March 29–31 Tuesday–Thursday 3–8 ELA Assessment administration
April 15­–22 Friday–Friday Spring Recess (includes Good Friday and Passover), schools closed
April 26–28 Tuesday–Thursday 3–8 Math Assessment administration
May 2 Monday Eid al-Fitr, schools closed
May 30 Monday Memorial Day, schools closed
June 7 Tuesday Clerical Day, K­–5, K–6, 6–8, and K–12 schools and D75 programs, students in these schools do not attend
June 9 Thursday Anniversary Day, Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development, students do not attend
June 15­–24 Wednesday–Friday Regents Administration
June 20 Monday Juneteenth (observed), schools closed
June 27 Monday Last day of school for students

To prepare children to read, Kickoff to Kindergarten (K2K) develops knowledge of early literacy skills with guided activities and storytimes for families, while promoting at-home literacy and conflict analysis strategies for adults. Families with children can participate in K2K when the child is between ages three and five. K2K is offered virtually and runs for seven consecutive sessions. Enrolled caregivers and students will participate in weekly group sessions and will also have opportunities to talk privately with the teacher to ask questions and for guidance and feedback. Preregister for K2K here and we’ll reach out with information about our next season of K2K. Email [email protected] with other questions.

The DOE’s Parent University invites NYC families to a series of virtual courses on social-emotional learning (SEL). In these courses, families will learn strategies and have access to tools that promote a successful learning environment for their children. Courses will be conducted in English, Spanish, and Chinese, and taught by DOE partners at Ramapo For Children. Please share these courses with your families, using the course flyers in EnglishSpanish; and Chinese

As shared in the November 20 edition of Principals Digest, the DOE’s Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education. Please continue to share this resource with your school community by emailing these flyers to families (translated versions of the flyer are available in all DOE-supported languages on the Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) family-facing webpage).

The Wide Open School website provides learning activities for students to complete independently at home, or with their families. Activities are available in all subjects and grades, and in all languages via Google Translate. Families can use the information to do the following:

  • Access an overview of the units their children are studying throughout the year, in grades K-8; high school units will be added soon. 
  • Engage with their child on what is taught at school;  
  • Find support for learning at home, like tips for keeping children focused, as well as information about using online learning tools;   
  • Assist with conversations at parent-teacher conferences; 
  • Locate afterschool activities.
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.
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Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
We hope this message finds you and your family healthy and happy.  This school year we have continued with the healthy living initiative.  We teach the children about portion control, healthy snacks, and foods that are beneficial to them.  In doing this we ask the children not to bring unhealthy snacks to school.  We allow for one day per week (Fridays) in which they can have a small unhealthy snack.  This is why we sell ice cream on Fridays as an option.  We ask the children to put away any sugary, salty, and/or oily snacks they bring in with them from Monday - Thursday.  We also encourage the students to move throughout the day.  We use the Move to Improve curriculum, the students take turns going out at recess, and we have a vigorous PE class.  We have after school gym classes and cooking classes, all in an effort to educate the students in healthy living.
 
We are once again allowing visitors into our school.  You are welcome to come to PS13Q for scheduled meetings with a teacher or staff member and to conduct PS13Q business.  We ask that you show your vaccine card along with your identification card at the door.  If you do not have a vaccine card, we can help you at the main entrance door from 8:30-10:00.  Unfortunately, we do not have the staff members available at the main entrance.  We also ask that you inform the teacher when you need to pick your child up early. This will make the process go faster.  After 2:00pm we will not be able to accommodate you with early pick up.  From 2:00pm until the last child is picked up, we are in dismissal procedures.  It would be dangerous to all the children if we are constantly disrupting these procedures to accommodate an early pick up.  
 
Lastly, we would like to remind you to fill out the health screeners at home every morning.  We ask that you fill it out via the iPad app.  The children have been shown how to access the screener and are capable of doing so.  
 
Thank you for understanding and cooperation.  We can be reached through the school website:  ps13queens.com 

                              Evelyn Velez     Foteyne Mouzakitis     Cheralene Kondel          Lisa Rivera

                                Principal          Assistant Principal      Assistant Principal     Assistant Principal

                                                          PS13Q, The Clement C. Moore School       

                                                                          94-19 56 Avenue 

                                                                       Elmhurst, NY 11373

Dear Customer,

 Corona Library, located at 38-23 104 Street, will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 3, until further notice due to a positive case of COVID-19 involving a staff member.Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit www.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-0728 for assistance.

Queens Public Library

Apply Now for Exciting STEM Summer Enrichment Programs!
Full STEAM ahead this summer! Students entering kindergarten through grade 12 in September 2022 can apply now to
attend FREE enrichment programs with STEM Matters NYC and get their hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing
animals, or design an art or engineering project. Students entering kindergarten through grade 9 in September 2022 can apply
for camps. Students entering grades 10-12 in September 2022 can apply for STEM courses and internships. Choose from
a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city!
Programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and
NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Intrepid, Sea, Air &
Space Museum; Makerspace NYC; New York Aquarium; Pellettieri Stone Carvers’ Academy; Prospect Park
Zoo; Queens Zoo; Rocking the Boat; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; Staten Island
Museum; Staten Island Zoo; The Battery Conservancy; UrbanGlass and Wave Hill.
Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences.
Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Tuesday, April 19. Preference is given to students who attend
Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now. For questions,
contact [email protected]
Program Application
Welcome to the STEM Matters NYC 2022 Summer Program Application!
New York City public school K-12 students are invited to apply to STEM Matters NYC 
enrichment programs offered during the summer. Applicants entering Kindergarten 
through grade 9 are selected to participate via lottery. High school program applications 
are reviewed by an application committee and also require a teacher reference form. If 
selected, students must attend all days of the program.
STEM Matters NYC camp programs are free and students receive MetroCards for 
transportation if needed; busing is not provided. STEM Matters NYC programs do not 
provide meals.
The application deadline is Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
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OBSERVANCE OF JUNETEENTH

 

 

Dear Customer, 

 

All Queens Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.

 
Our digital media is available 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection – enjoy eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, television shows, Great Courses, and more. Explore our digital media here.
 

For more information about our Juneteenth programs and book recommendations, visit our blog. 

 

Queens Public Library 

Midori & Friends presents Aurelio, a performance for families at Queens Public Library with singer-songwriter, guitarist, and percussionist Aurelio Martinez. Born in Honduras, he is one of Central America’s most gifted musicians, known for his powerful, evocative voice and his role as a major tradition-bearer of the Garifuna culture and music. The performer will be accompanied by his Trio.

Thursday, June 16

4pm

Woodhaven (85-41 Forest Parkway)

Thursday, June 23

6pm

Seaside (116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard)

This program is made possible by the New York City Council Cultural Immigrant Initiative. Special thanks to former Council Members Karen Koslowitz and Eric Ulrich, Council Member Lynn Schulman of District 29, and Council Member Joann Ariola of District 32 for their support.

Once Upon a Sign (American Sign Language) with Barbara Aliprantis

Join master storyteller Barbara Aliprantis for a multicultural program "told" in voice and American Sign Language. This event is for children in grades K–3 and their families.

Join on Facebook or YouTube

Tuesday, June 14

11am

Live Talk from Queens with Ralph McDaniels & Artist Sherwin Banfield

Join QPL Hip Hop Coordinator Ralph McDaniels for a special episode of Live Talk from Queens! Uncle Ralph and his guest Sherwin Banfield will talk about the G.O.A.T. Monument on location at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Banfield will tell us how he created this monument and talk about his inspirations, the sculpting process, and the representation and preservation of Hip Hop Culture through public art! This program is made possible through the support of the New York State Assembly Queens Delegation.

This program is part of Queens Rising, a multi-disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough's culture and creative diversity. 

Join on Instagram 

Tuesday, June 14

3pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Presents: Tablao Flamenco

Founded in 1983, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of America’s premier flamenco companies based in NYC, serving more than 40,000 people nationwide annually through far-reaching programs that entertain, educate, and empower. Tablao Flamenco brings Spain's traditional flamenco cafes to your screen! This performance offers audiences a rare opportunity to feel the artists’ emotions up close and experience the dynamic interplay between the dancers, guitarist, and singer come alive. The energy is explosive as artists are inspired by one another to take risks and embrace spontaneity. This program is part of Queens Rising, a multi-disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough's culture and creative diversity.

Join on Facebook

Tuesday, June 14

6pm

Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Naika

Join QPL Community Health Coordinator Dr. Tracy Durrah and Naturopathic Practitioner, Acupuncturist, and Herbalist Dr. Naika in a workshop dedicated to creating health through holistic wellness, herbal remedies, and movement. This session will focus on Experiential Mindfulness Exercises for Mind-Body Restoration. The best conversation on health and wellness happens right here!

Join on Facebook or YouTube 

Wednesday, June 15

12:15pm

Oceans of Possibilities with “Dinosaurs Rock”

Join a Dinosaurs Rock expert LIVE for interactive, under-the-sea adventures exploring the world of sharks, oceans, and sea life. With the backdrop of a massive museum exhibit of life-size sea creatures, including taxidermy sharks, stingrays, huge crab plaques, giant 12-inch shells, sponges, and jellyfish, we will cover awe-inspiring topics with visual demonstrations and virtual screen shares.

Join on Facebook or YouTube 

Wednesday, June 15

4pm

Swing, Blues, and Latin Grooves

Seven-string guitarist Ron Jackson with vocalist Lucia Jackson presents the music of Duke Ellington (“It Don't Mean a Thing”), Consuelo Velazquez (“Besame Mucho”), and more selections from the American Songbook. This engaging program is funded by the Office of NYC Council Member Francisco Moya.

Join on Facebook

Thursday, June 16

6pm

Cartoon Academy Live: Under the Sea Cartooning Workshop

Join award-winning, internationally syndicated cartoonist Joe Wos for a hands-on cartooning workshop. You will learn the drawing basics through easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. You’ll be amazed by what you can create!

Join on Facebook or YouTube 

Friday, June 17

4pm

Intrepid Summer Reading Series for Children

For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations have also allowed sailors and travelers to find their way back to port. Join educators from the Intrepid and learn about the stories of the night sky!

This program is part of Queens Rising, a multi-disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough's culture and creative diversity.

Join on YouTube

Friday, June 17

5pm

The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas with Author Gal Beckerman

QPL’s Culture Connection is honored to host an evening with Gal Beckerman, a senior editor at The Atlantic and a former editor at The New York Times Book Review. In his new book, The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas, Beckerman constructs a sweeping intellectual history that explores how social change has happened in the past, and warning that—in a world dominated by social media—the spaces in which revolutionary ideas gain momentum are at risk of vanishing. This program will be moderated by Brian Alessandro. This program is part of Queens Rising, a multi-disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough's culture and creative diversity.

Join on Facebook or YouTube 

Friday, June 17

7pm

Virtual Saturday Science Lab: Garbage, You Can't Just Throw it Out

Garbage, refuse, trash–where does it all go after we throw it away? Join the Discovery Team to follow the trash and recycling trails to see where they wind up—and to discuss what we can do to reduce the amount of garbage in the city. Best for kids in elementary school and their families.

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Saturday, June 18

11am

Ralph McDaniels' All Vinyl 45s Hip Hop and Soul Brunch

Tune into QPL's Hip Hop Coordinator Ralph McDaniels for his all-vinyl DJ sets of hip hop, soul, funk, and old-school favorites, every Saturday!

Join on Instagram 

Saturday, June 18

1pm

Cooking with Korean Chef Susan Na

Join Korean Chef Susan Na and learn to make a delicious main dish, Kimchee Jigae (Pork stew with Kimchee), with pan fried tofu, soy sauce, and bean sprouts as sides.

Join on Facebook

Saturday, June 18

3:30pm

Juneteenth: The Legacy of Black Greek Organizations

As African Americans started attending colleges in greater numbers in the 1900s, and developing their own fraternities and sororities, stepping (or step dancing) began as a show of love & pride. The Divine Nine, also formally known as the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), is a council consisting of nine historically Black sororities and fraternities, including: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and Lota Phi Theta Fraternity. Join us as we learn about stepping and Black Greek-lettered organizations from some of its members.

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Sunday, June 19

6pm

Join Queens Public Library and NYC Votes as we learn more about voting, why it’s important, and how you can be best prepared. We’re offering interactive information and discussion sessions to keep all New Yorkers informed and ready for the polls.

Get Primary Election Ready! Voter Info Session with NYC Votes (Virtual)

Looking to impact your neighborhood? The ballot box gives the community power. But what are your rights as a voter? What do the people you vote for actually do? How do you vote, and what offices are on the ballot? You will have the opportunity to join the conversation and ask about key issues impacting you! Together we can shape the future of our nation, state, and local communities. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-primary-election-ready-voter-information-session-with-nyc-votes-tickets-348817982977

Tuesday, June 14

6pm

NYC Votes! Learn About Upcoming Elections (In-Person)

Join NYC Votes for a voter engagement session! Participants will learn the basics of how to register to vote, who's on the ballot, and why it matters. School students who attend may earn 1 hour of community service.

Thursday, June 23

6pm

Central Library (89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica)

QPL's STACKS Summer Reading Club is a great way for your child to enjoy the summer while learning! This July, we are partnering with three major museums in New York City to provide virtual programs for budding ocean and city explorers. 

Ocean Exploration and Beyond with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

In this club, children will explore the world beneath our oceans as they begin their journey as a crew member on the Intrepid! Recommended for grades 3 and up. To register, please fill out this release form, and email the signed form to [email protected].   

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 262pm

Art and Creativity in NYC with the Museum of the City of New York

Join this club to virtually travel throughout New York City. Explore art, transportation, toys and more - both past and present! Recommended for grades K-6. To register, please fill out this release form, and email the signed form to [email protected].

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3

2pm

Ocean Explorer’s Club with the American Museum of Natural History

Calling all junior marine biologists! Join the Museum staff to learn about different underwater habitats like coral reefs, and how to use recycled materials to recreate them. Recommended for grades K-6. To register, please fill out this release form, and email the signed form to [email protected].

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28

2pm

Register by June 27. You will receive a confirmation email with more information, including a link to sign on to each virtual club.

 

Register for a variety of upcoming tech and job readiness workshops to expand your skills—and your résumé.

Learn Information Technology (IT) (Both In-Person and Virtual)

Brush up on your computer programming and IT knowledge in order to receive a LinkedIn Learning certificate. This program will be held at Queensbridge Tech Lab with the option to join virtually.

In-Person Location: Queensbridge Tech Lab (10-43 41 Avenue)Virtual Location on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3wptFt6

Password: learnit

Monday, June 13

2pm

Mistake-Free Cover Letters Webinar (Virtual)

What makes some cover letters stand out from others? Find out at this workshop! We will review the most important aspects of cover letter-writing, define different types of cover letters, and prepare you to write and customize your own letter for your job search.

Register on Webex: https://queenslib.org/3Fq1kFM

Password: Jobsearch

Tuesday, June 14

12pm

Steps to Successful Interviews Webinar (Virtual)

Nail the interview for the job of your choice! In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully respond to difficult questions, and follow up properly.

Register on Webex: https://queenslib.org/3vTWsFy

Password: Jobsearch

Thursday, June 16

2pm

HTML / Web Design (Both In-Person and Virtual)

In this interactive series, we will be learning how to design simple web pages using HTML and CSS elements. This program will be held at Queensbridge Tech Lab with the option to join virtually.

In-Person Location: Queensbridge Tech Lab (10-43 41 Avenue)Virtual Location on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3sJjzAZ  

Password: html

Thursdays, June 16, 23

4pm

How to Design and 3D Print with TinkerCAD (Both In-Person and Virtual)Ever wanted to know how 3D printing works? Now is your chance to turn your sketches and ideas into 3D objects! This program will be held at Queensbridge Tech Lab with the option to join virtually.In-Person Location: Queensbridge Tech Lab (10-43 41 Avenue)Virtual Location on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3FSJZFN

Password: print

Saturdays, June 11, 18, 25

2pm