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.

UPCOMING JOB & BUSINESS ACADEMY PROGRAMS

Take your career credentials to the next level with our tech and professional training programs. 

Spotlight on Recruitment with PrideStaff (Virtual)Learn about job openings with PrideStaff, a local and national staffing agency working across multiple industries. PrideStaff’s consultants and recruiters will offer the employment resources and support you need during your job search. Over the years, they have helped tens of thousands of people find outstanding career growth opportunities. Learn more at this session!Join on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3QR3dzPPassword: jobsearchWednesday, September 712pm

Creating Impactful Resumes Webinar (Virtual)Boost your resume! This workshop provides insight into what resume reviewers look for, types of resumes, what to include (and exclude), and tips for creating your own solid resume—making you a strong candidate for hiring.Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3AqsJX7Password: JobsearchThursday, September 82pm

Learn to Code with Python (Virtual)Come join us for our 4-week Introductory Python course that introduces the fundamentals of coding. Learn basic programming terms, logic, and structures using the easy-to-read, simple, and fun Python coding language.

Part 2: Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3QJGlCRPassword: Tech2022Saturday, September 1012pm

Part 3: Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3ppfEHgPassword: Tech2022Saturday, September 1712pm

The Art of Public Speaking (Virtual)Public speaking can be stressful. Take the fear out with our webinar. Join Natasha Nurse, coach and owner of The Dressing Room 8, as she teaches participants how to conduct public speaking without anxiety.Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3C9xrtLMonday, September 124pm

Networking Webinar (Virtual)Networking is one of the best ways to find a job! Learn how to exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, and up-and-coming industries.Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3JYwxCcPassword: JobsearchTuesday, September 1312pm

Mistake-Free Cover Letters Webinar (Virtual)This workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter-writing, explains different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to confidently draft and customize cover letters for their own job applications.Register on Webexhttps://queenslib.org/3K5TKm8Password: JobsearchThursday, September 1512pm

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

Join Community Health Educator Christopher Galarza, MPH for Wellness Wednesdays! These programs are 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 lead a writing workshop inspired by the memoir anthology, You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame, Resilience and The Black Experience. In this year-long monthly series, we will deep dive into various themes including vulnerability, family, healing, spirituality, social and institutional oppression, art, and memory.

Join here: Facebook or YouTubeWednesday, September 7

12pm

Eat Healthy, Be Active

In today's program, we are joined by City Harvest, New York City's largest food rescue organization, who will use the Eat Healthy, Be Active curriculum recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We will learn which foods to increase in our daily diets, which foods to enjoy in moderation, and how to incorporate fitness into our busy routines.

Join here: Facebook or YouTube

Wednesday, September 21

12pm

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!

STEAM: PHOTOSYNTHESIS & LEAF RUBBINGS (IN-PERSON)

Children are welcome to learn and discover why leaves turn color, then to create leaf rubbings of their own at this Autumn-themed STEAM program.

Tuesday, October 4

3:30pm

Douglaston/Little Neck

249-01 Northern Boulevard

OUR BOOK CLUB: TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING (IN-PERSON)

Join us for a read aloud of this unforgettably hilarious classic book by Judy Blume. Children will get to listen to, read along, and then discuss what they read. Get ready to meet new friends and have some laughs. Children who finish the book receive a special certificate. For ages 8-12.

Tuesday, October 4

4pm

Rochdale Village

169-09 137 Avenue

ANIMALS ALIVE! WITH ALLEY POND ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER (IN-PERSON)

Animals Alive! is a popular, interactive program offering kids the opportunity to observe and handle LIVE animals to help them understand different kinds of animal classifications (such as mammals, birds, reptiles, and more). Animals Alive! Is very effective and welcoming for all students, including those with special needs. Join us!

Wednesday, October 5**

3:30pm

Rosedale

144-20 243rd Street

**This program is funded by NYC Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers.

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

FDNY PRESENTS: FIRE SAFETY FOR CHILDREN (IN-PERSON)

The FDNY will educate children on fire safety, with important tips on keeping themselves and their neighbors safe. For children 6-12 and their families.

Friday, October 7

4pm

Cambria Heights

218-13 Linden Boulevard

SATURDAY SCIENCE LAB WITH THE DISCOVERY TEAM: HELPING OUR WILDLIFE NEIGHBORS (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)

We humans have a big impact on our earth, not only for ourselves, but also for wild animals, large and small. Join the Discovery Team to discuss our role in helping to preserve our wild neighbors and their habitats, near and far. Join us in-person or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC

Saturday, October 8

11am

Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard

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