From the Staten Island Advance!

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While a new dedicated maritime-themed school is no longer being pursued on Staten Island, several schools in the borough are integrating maritime curriculum into a variety of subjects.

PS 59, New Brighton, has been incorporating maritime-themed curriculum into its daily teachings by focusing on the impact of the New York Harbor and the Billion Oyster Project -- which works to restore 1 billion live oysters in the harbor over the next two decades -- across all grades from pre-K to fifth grade.

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    Remote Learning Login Information

    Your remote learning login information was emailed to your email address listed in your NYC Account on Sunday, March 22nd. If you did not receive the login information please email with your child's name and class. 

    Thank you!

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  • Cloud 9 Project

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  • Coffee & Conversations: Cozy Corners

    Kristen Druda is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Coffee & Conversations: Cozy Corners

    Join us for a conversation about cozy corners. Throughout the day, you may notice times when your child may be sad, upset or confused. These are all normal and expected behaviors during times of such uncertainty.

    You can reassure your child that everyone feels that way sometimes, "It's okay" and you are there to listen.

    You can also invite your child to take some time alone in a “cozy corner” of your home to help them feel better.

    In our school community, teachers have created enclosed, private spaces within their classrooms where students can go to when they are sad, when they need down time with a book, or simply need alone time. Your child is familiar with the concept of a “cozy corner” and might find it comforting to have a designated space in your home to call their “cozy corner.” Invite your child to help you create this space. Pillows, stuffed animals, books, and drawing materials are usually the first things children mention. After gathering, some of these items ask them to help find a space and arrange it. It is important to let your child help create this quiet place. We would love to see pictures and hear stories of the amazing “cozy corners” you have created in your homes!

    Time: Mar 27, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 398 761 7106
    Password: COZY

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  • Internet Access

    If you are in need of internet access, here are some companies that can offer assistance during this time:

    • AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll. 
    • Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. 
    • Spectrum - Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395
    • Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121 
    • AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families. 
    • Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 
    • T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 


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  • Homeschool Spirit Week

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  • Message from our PTA President

    Greetings PS 59 Families,

    I hope this message is finding you and your family well. During these ever evolving circumstances, I know we all want clear answers and they are hard to come by. I've had to operate in an abundance of flexibility and patience, and will continue to do so as I work with our School Administration and heed the information supplied by our School Chancellor as I serve as your PTA President. Please look out for weekly updates via email and posts to our website

    At this time, going through our PTA calendar, I've been able to tentatively reschedule, or I am pending rescheduling, of some events. Unfortunately, some may need to be cancelled. Please see details listed for noted changes. In other instances, we are working to come up with creative ways to keep our school spirit going virtually. Stay tuned to our PTA calendar on our website for current updates. 

    During the closure, our awesome teachers at PS 59 will be supplying us with a number of grade appropriate activities. As families, we will be able to support our children with their learning and build upon the bonds we make with them during this time. It will take some adjusting, but once there, we will thrive in a new path of engagement with our children and ourselves.

    I've atttached an activity below that'll be useful to you and your children. This can be adapted to your needs, and engages our Pre-K 3 & 4's too: practice rewriting the list you make; they can help identify the numbers. They can tell you the parts of a phone (speaker to hear; microphone to talk into; buttons with numbers for dialing). 

    Overall and most importantly, 

    Be patient with yourself, first! You may not have the answers, and that's okay! Call someone to assist you. Use the resources of our community. 

    Leave a moment to yourself. We will have dozens of things to get done or pressing on our minds. Take a moment-- schedule it in!-- so you can see and engage with your children and family with joy. Play! Silly games, card games, read aloud together. 

    As always, you can reach me and your PTA officers at We will do our best to get you the information that you need. 

    Although we sail in these unchartered waters, we sail them together. We are not alone. It is with that understanding of community-- this PS 59 community-- that I am thankful to say I serve as your PTA President and look forward to charting these new waters for and with you. 

    May you and your family continue to be well, 

    ~Aja L Harris PTA President 

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Updates regarding COVID

With the recent news and events surrounding COVID-19, we want to ensure that we have all up-to-date contact information in our system and can reach families. Please sign into your NYC School Account (click here) to confirm all your contact information is correct and up to date. If there is an additional contact information you wish for us to have, please send that information in an email to and we will update our records.

If you never created account. It’s easy to sign up! Setting up a basic account will allow you to get emergency notifications from the DOE.  You can create a basic account online from any computer, phone, or tablet. All you need to do is:

  • Go to 
  • Set up the account by:
    • Entering your name and email address, creating a password
    • Add your children by entering their account creation code. Codes were included with your child’s report cards on March 5th. If you need a new code please email

Letters to Families from NYC DOE regarding Coronavirus:

What you need to know about Coronavirus from NYC Department of Health:  NYCDOH COVID-19 Fact Sheet_03022020.pdf 



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