Principal: Laura La Sala | 85-28 Britton Avenue Elmhurst, NY 11373 | 718-898-2230

Open eBooks:

What is Open eBooks? On February 24, 2016, Michelle Obama and the White House officially launched the Open eBooks app as part of the Open eBooks initiative—an initiative highlighted by President Obama last July. The app allows children from low-income families to access thousands of free popular award-winning books on smartphones or tablets without incurring any costs. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps.

Open eBooks at PS89Q: Each student will receive one code and PIN combination to use on each device they have available to them whether it be in your classroom and/or at home. Shortly, you will be receiving a document that has instructions in English and Spanish for parents and caregivers on how to download the Open eBooks app and use their individual code and PIN combination to access the Open eBooks library for free. Once the app has been downloaded and the code and PIN combination applied, the child and their family will have free access to Open eBooks. The Open eBooks app requires iOS 7.0 or later or Android equivalent. Please note: when using the app, standard data rates apply.

Getting the Word Out: The Open eBooks app is a great way to keep our students reading over the summer! In preparing for Summer Reading and Writing Projects, it might be helpful to show students how to download and use the app appropriately while reminding them how to choose just right books. Additionally, you might highlight this tool during parent conferences, on your class websites, and or in your newsletters home to families.

Questions? For more information on Open eBooks, feel free to visit the following links:

o   https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-02-24-the-white-house-and-michelle-obama-release-250m-open-library-app-for-title-i-and-special-education-teachers

o   http://dp.la/info/get-involved/dpla-ebooks/open-ebooks/

Parents,

For the 2015-16 school year, one of our school goals is to increase parent involvement in school activities.  In order to assess our progress toward this goal, I am asking that you complete a short anonymous survey.  The results of this survey are private and are for school CEP data purposes only.  

Thank you for your cooperation.

Please click on the following link to take the Parent Mid-Year Survey.

https://docs.google.com/a/ps89q.org/forms/d/1dTo79M1yTtieWGTchg8c5BwMvjJt6wg_

FCnxDZmjFU0/viewform

 

Supporting Your Kindergartener Throughout The Year

Apoyando A Su Estudiante De Jardin Infantil El Año  Entero

You are cordially invited to attend this final session of our parent workshops. Please join us as we celebrate this occasion.   We will meet on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8-9:30 a.m. (English and Spanish Session) in the PS89Q Auditorium.

Topic: Review of ALL Sessions: Importance of Talk, and Supporting Your Early Reader and Writer.

Usted está cordialmente invitado a asistir a esta sesión final de nuestros talleres para padres. Por favor acompáñenos a celebrar esta ocasión. Nos reuniremos el jueves, 31 de marzo de 2016 desde las 8-9:30 (Sesión de inglés y español) en el Auditorio PS89Q.

Tema: Repaso de todos los talleres: La Importancia del Habla, y Como Apoyar a su Lector/Escritor  Principiante

Presented by/Presentado por: Ms. Marcia Elwarari & Mayra Soto

Progress Reports are online!!

We are pleased to announce that starting February 12, 2016, you will be able to access your child’s Progress Report online! Please follow the steps on the letter you received from the school to login to your child’s Progress Report Page. You can access the Progress Report by clicking on the following link ( http://reports.ps89q.org/family/) or by chosing from the drop down menu on the "Parents" tab the "Progress Reports" link.

Emerging Scientists Camp at the Queens Zoo  (For Grades 4, 5 and 6)

Join us during Spring Break to explore the Queens Zoo and learn science, technology, engineering, and math through animal behaviors, exhibits, and nutrition. Each day campers will be immersed in a variety of hands-on learning experiences. All activities encourage campers to be creative, work collaboratively, share ideas, and gain an appreciation of animals in the zoo.

Who can apply?

New York City public school students in grades 4, 5 and 6 are eligible to apply.

Dates: Monday, April 25, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016*

Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

*Campers must attend all five days of camp.

Location:

Queens Zoo
53 -51 111th Street 
Corona, NY 11368

Click here to apply (http://www.cvent.com/Surveys/Welcome.aspx?s=c0a682c7-b720-42ef-a13e-b013d53fc9b5)

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