As of 10/23/2020

    

Weekly School Updates

Harvest Day 2020 – Monday, October 26th: We are so excited to be able to celebrate Harvest Day with our school community on Monday, October 26th! We are encouraging students to wear costumes to their Morning Meeting, Virtual and In-Person events.

   

Virtual Events: 

  • Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Virtual Interactive Storytime via Zoom at 10:00am 
  • 3rd to 5th Grade: Virtual Monster Mash Dance Party Via Zoom at 1:30pm

In-Person Event: We can’t wait to see all our families who signed up to visit our schoolyard. Please remember to bring your Eventbrite ticket, due to social distancing and capacity requirements a ticket is required for admittance to this event. All attendees will receive an email on Sunday evening with details about the event. 

  

Learning Preferences: Our school offers blended learning, a mix of in-person days at school and remote-learning days at home. We following the following cohort model:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

All Students Remote 

Group A In-Person

8:30am - 2:00pm

Group A In-Person

8:30am - 2:00pm

Group B In-Person

8:30am - 2:00pm

Group B In-Person

8:30am - 2:00pm

100% Remote families enrolled in Group D, will have the opportunity to switch to our blended learning model from Monday, October 26th to Friday, October 30th by completing the application located on the NYC DOE Learning Preference Page. If you choose for your child to attend our blended learning model, please make sure you fill out the form and submit by Friday, October 30th. You will receive your child’s group assignment the week of November 9th and your child will begin blended learning the week of November 16th. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Kristen Druda, Parent Coordinator. 

If your child is currently in Group A or B, you do not need to do anything. Your child will remain in blended learning. 

      

Unity Day at PS 59! On Wednesday, October 21st we celebrated Unity Day, we dress in ORANGE to show the world that we believe in unity, inclusion and acceptance. Visit our Unity Day 2020 google album to see pictures from our school community and please add your own to share. In spirit of Unity Day we also would like to Thank Ms. Meggin and Ms. Lisa for organizing our Virtual Recess on Monday, October 19th and Mr. Randy & Mr. Kyle for hosting our Wellness Wednesday parent and caregiver session held on Wednesday, October 21st. 

School Foods: Our kitchen staff prepares breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday for all our students. For our students attending school in-person the meals are being delivered to their classrooms. For students attending remotely, they can come and visit Ms. Marge from 9am to 12pm in the main entrance to pick up your bagged lunch. 

  

Title One: Every year we send out the school lunch form, this form helps us determine our school’s title one funding, Even if your child is not eating school breakfast and lunch please fill out the form so we can receive the maximum amount of title one funding available for our school community. https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application/TermsOfUse - Opens in a new browser tab

Technology Support: ​If you need assistance with your technology, please email Ms. Kristen to set up an appointment to visit her at the school and she will help you set-up and navigate your child's account. Visit our Tech support page: www.theharborviewschool.org/teschsupport. Click here for a presentation on how to sign in to ZOOM using the SSO login. 

Technology Requests from NYC DOE through the remote learning device request form. The DOE has supplied us with the list of families that have requested devices, we have issued all devices from our building and have placed a request from the district for fulfill the remaining device requests. We are in constant communication with the district and will let families know once devices are being distributed from the city. On 

October Town Hall: We are so grateful for all your support during the re-opening of this school year. Thank you to all our families who attended our October Town Hall, if you were unable to attend here is a copy of the presentation.

Curriculum Day was Monday, October 19th. Our teachers shared grade specific curriculum information for the school year 2020-2021. If you are unable to join please contact your child's teacher so they can share the information with you. 

Family Feedback Forms: This school year has started off VERY different than previous years and presented a new set of challenges, our school community has never had to deal with before. We are all navigating this together and we need to hear your voices to let us know what is working and what areas need improvement. Please take a moment to complete this feedback request to help us understand your needs so we can better support your child during this school year. Our feedback forms are grade specific, so please complete one for each child. Family Feedback forms can be located on your child’s grades Learn-At-Home Page.

Upcoming Parent Workshops

Coffee & Conversations – Monday, November 2nd

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Thursday, November 5th 

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