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Opportunity for Caregivers to Learn English with their Child his summer
Learn English together as a family! Summer registration for The Family English Initiative is now open until April 27th, 2018. Families new to the English language can learn English together and explore cultural institutions across the city in this free six-week program, consisting of interactive activities and practical lessons taught by certified teachers.
Programming is available for students in kindergarten and 1st grade and their caregivers. The program will run on Tuesday-Thursday between July 10 and August 10, 2018. Sites will be in Staten Island, the Bronx, and Queens.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EVENT DISTRICT 25 NIGHT @ CITI FIELD
MILWAUKEE BREWERS AT NEW YORK METS
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
Join the New York Mets as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers! The first 800 individuals to purchase tickets will be given access to stand on the warning track during the National Anthem prior to the game!
BUY TICKETS ONLINE!
Tickets start at $21 (+ taxes and fees)
Game Start Time - 7:10PM
STEM Family Fun Night
Queens North Field Support Center's division of Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that registration is open for our 3rd annual STEM Family Fun Night on Wednesday, May 30th! Families are invited to spend an evening engaged in new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities with their family and friends. We hope you will attend this highly anticipated event.
What Do I Ask My Child When They Are Reading?
When reading with your child it is important to ask them questions to check their understanding. Your child should be able to retell the story using words like “first”, “next”, “last” and then answer questions about what happened. Here are some questions for you to ask your child while they are reading and after they are finished.
What do you think this book will be about?
What do you know about the topic of this book? (Have you ever been camping/ seen a ghost/been to a farm, etc)
Does the topic of this book remind you of anything you know or have done?
What do you think will happen next? What make you think this?
Why do you think the character did __________________? How do you know?
What must have happened here that the author didn’t tell us?
What emotions is the character feeling? How do you know?
Has anything like this ever happened to you? Does it remind you of something?
Is there anything you’re wondering about right now?
Why do you think…?
Why did the character…?
What lesson do you learn from thus book? What clues told you this?
How does the character’s feelings change from the beginning to the end of the book?
What is the problem of this story? How does the character fix the problem?
Describe the setting of the book. Where does the story take place?
How do you know this is the setting?
What are the main events that occur in the beginning, middle, and end of the story?
Pre-K Application Deadline
New York City families with children born in 2014 are eligible to apply for free, full-day, high-quality pre-K starting in September 2018! The March 30 application deadline is this week!!!
Free STEM camps for free over the Spring Break
Free Museums and Cultural Events for Your Family
Museum at Eldridge Street (pay what you will, 10am to 5pm, tours)
Bronx Zoo (pay what you will for grounds access; does not include admission to special exhibitions like the Butterfly Garden, Congo Gorilla Forest and JungleWorld)
Frick Collection (pay what you wish, 2 to 6pm)
Museum of Jewish Heritage (4 to 8pm)
New York Botanical Garden (free grounds access; does not include entry to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, special exhibitions like the Orchid Show and Holiday Train Show, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Rock and Native Plant Gardens or Tram Tour)
Queens Botanical Garden (April through October, 3 to 6pm; all day rest of year)
Van Cortlandt House Museum
Staten Island Zoo (2 to 4:45pm)
Brooklyn Children's Museum (2 to 6pm)
Museum of Arts and Design (pay what you will, 6 to 9pm)
New Museum (pay what you will, 7 to 9pm)
International Center of Photography (pay what you will, 6 to 9pm)
First Thursday of the Month
Museum of Chinese in America
Asia Society (September through June, 6 to 9pm)
Historic Richmond Town (1 to 5pm)
Japan Society (6 to 9pm)
Morgan Library and Museum (7 to 9pm)
Museum of Modern Art (4 to 8pm)
Museum of the Moving Image (4 to 8pm)
New York Aquarium (pay what you will, 3pm to close; 4pm to close in summer)
New York Hall of Science (2 to 5pm)
The New-York Historical Society (pay what you will, 6 to 8pm)
Rubin Museum of Art (6 to 10pm)
First Friday of the Month
Respect For All Week
FEBRUARY 12-15, 2018
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Parent Teacher Conference
In March we will be having parent/teacher conferences following our March Report Cards. As teachers we want you to be informed on your child’s progress in school so that you can also take an active role at home to help them. Here are some questions you could ask your child’s teacher:
· Does my child participate?
· Is my child on grade level in all academic areas?
· How can I help my child increase their reading level?
· What questions could I ask to make sure my child understands what they’re reading?
· What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses?
· How is my child doing socially?
· What could I do at home to support what you are doing in the classroom?
· Make sure to inform your child’s teacher on any changes at home that may affect your child’s academic/ social behavior.
Student Council Election
On October 5th, 2017, P.S.120Q held its Student Council Election. Representatives from the 4th and 5th Grades prepared speeches to explain to their classmates why they should be a part of our Student Council Body. The speeches were full of wonderful ideas of ways that we could continue to build upon our school community. Tune in to see who our winners are!
A huge congratulations to Ms. Day, the Green Team, and the Sustainability Mural Club for their big win at the NYC Sustainability expo this week. Everyone loved our recycled spork murals, and we were chosen as the Most Innovative project, with a prize of $5000 to be spent for sustainability projects next school year. Go Dragons!!
Our First Family Math Night!
Our math department and several other teachers prepared a fun family night to welcome our upper grade students and their families for an evening of project based math learning! This circus-themed event was fun for the whole family as they worked together to explore math concepts and have a great time. Next year we look forward to having another math night, as well as a Family STEM night! We hope to see you there!
PS120Q 2nd Annual Multicultural Festival
PS 120 hosted our 2nd Annual Multicultural Festival last week and this year we were excited to open the doors of our cafeteria to the community for an International Feast! Many families and restaurants donated food for the celebration.
Groundbreaking for our New Schoolyard
This week, we welcomed Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Peter Koo to our school to celebrate the groundbreaking for the construction of our schoolyard. It was a wonderful event and many of our students participated in the celebration. Please see below for a few of the features in local news!
Watch the video of the event in English here!
Watch the video of the event in Chinese here!
Pennies For Patients
P.S. 120Q is proud to announce that through our partnership with Pennies for Patients, we were able to collect a total of $1571.67 for the Leukemia and Lymphona Society, the world’s largest non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. The Pennies for Patients program helps raise money to fund research for therapies that save the lives of blood cancer patients. We are so proud of all of our Dragons for their generosity, and would like to give a special shout out to Ms. Difino and the Student Council for their hard work organizing this important initiative. Go Dragons!