Important Updates

  • Principal's Newsletter - October, 2021

    Greetings PS147 Families,

    Please see attached Principal's Newsletter with important information.  For families requiring a translated version, please click on the Google Select Language prompt on the upper right of the Home Page Screen.

    Thank you,

    Ms. Sandra Noyola

    Principal

    Principal's Newsletter

    Dear Parents/Caregivers,

    Welcome to a new school year!  In keeping with the Chancellor’s Homecoming theme, our school has partaken in many activities to foster social-emotional awareness for our students while engaging them in rich, academic instruction.

    It is my hope that this new school year continues to reflect positivity, resilience and a collaborative spirit in us all.

    Warmly,

    Ms. Sandra Noyola

    Principal

     

    Fall Happenings

    September and October have been filled with numerous activities, learning and celebrations.  Some of the activities include Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, P.S. 147 Day, World Smile Day and the District 14 Superintendent’s visit. 

    Student Data

    To date, our school has met the 92% attendance goal.  To congratulate our students, our school gives morning shout-outs to the classes with 100%.  We encourage families to send their children to school daily.  Teachers have also begun student assessments.  They are:

    • Acadience Universal Screener: Grades K – 2
    • iReady Diagnostic in ELA and Math: Grades K – 5
    • Fountas & Pinnell Running Records: Grades K – 5
    • SEL Screener: Grades K – 5

    After School Programs

    I am pleased to announce the continuity of our collaboration with the St. Nick’s Alliance afterschool.  St. Nick’s alliance has been a valuable ally and partner in fostering additional academic and social-emotional enrichment opportunities for our students.  For more information, please contact the Site Director, Ms. Bianca Velez at bvelez@stnicksalliance.org.

    In addition to St. Nicks, P.S. 147 will be hosting in-house afterschool programs. 

    • K – 2 Literacy After School Program. Start Date:  Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm – 5:30pm starting November 3, 2021 – Thursday, March 9, 2022.
    • Saturday School Program for students with IEP’s and 504’s. Start Date:  Saturdays from 9am – 12noon starting November 6, 2021 – April 30, 2022.
    • ENL Enrichment After School Program. Start Date:  Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm – 4:30pm starting November 17, 2021 – Thursday, March 9, 2022.

    More Important News

    Unity Day

    On October 20, 2021, our school celebrated Unity Day.  On this day, individuals, schools, communities, and businesses wear or share orange to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to prevent students from being bullied. Our school was visited by District 14 Superintendent, Dr. Dixon.  During her visit, Dr. Dixon visited classrooms and interacted with our students.  A special shout-out to our very own Valerie Matias-Robinson from class 503, who gifted Dr. Dixon an orange Unity Dragon scarf. 

     

     

    School Construction Authority – Updates

    • Project Scope
    • The overall Project scope, per contract, Roof Replacement and Flood Elimination. Substantial Completion means that all Contractual Project work has been completed.  The work is now at substantial completion.
    • Upcoming Work – Inspection
    • As is required for all projects, to ensure that the work is completed per the contract and to meet Building Codes, there are a series of upcoming inspections by the Construction Inspection Division (CID) and the Department of Building (DOB).
    • These inspection include an inspection to: Roof, Masonry, Plumbing, HVAC system (reinstalled with the roof work) and Power/Light.  Any inspection deficiencies will be fixed.
    • Punch List
    • Also, as part of every project, there are now items to be addressed (Punch List items).
    • These items are not limited to but will include: Addressing additional visible water damage and painting window trims.
    • Geotech Engineer’s Scope of Work:
    • NYCT Drawing Research – Since the project lies within 200 ft. of a New York City subway, NYCT approval prior to any construction related activities is required. We will obtain available drawings from the Transit Authority related to the project at the above-mentioned location.
    • Site Improvements Plan – We will assist the team in the construction document development process addressing the pavement replacement program. We will work with the design team to prepare a Site Improvements Plan for submission to NYCT for review and approval. We will prepare relevant specifications based on the approved final design. 
    • NYCT Coordination – Since the project lies within 200 ft. of a New York City subway, NYCT approval prior to any construction will be required. We will coordinate with the team and NYCT to obtain the necessary approvals. We will submit the drawings designed and prepared by the design team to the NYCT for their review and comment. Based on our previous design experiences, we anticipate that several meetings may be necessary and that revisions to design may be required. We will coordinate and respond to questions and obtain the final approval for the design from NYCT. We have assumed that one submittal and one re-submittal will be required prior to final approval by the NYCT. We will prepare and submit to NYCT to obtain the necessary approval to perform the proposed repaving at the site.
    • Construction Administration - We will provide traditional construction administration services through construction. This work includes submittal review, RFI responses and periodic site visits by project managers. We will perform site visits when necessary to resolve a specific question that involves design intent.

    A Look Ahead

    • Tuesday, November 2, 2021
      • Election Day – Fully Remote Asynchronous Instructional Day
      • School Building will be closed
    • Thursday, November 4, 2021
      • Virtual Parent/Teachers Conferences
      • Dismissal will be at 11:30am for all students
      • Appointment letters will be sent out this week
    • Parent/Teacher Conference Times:
      • 12:20pm – 2:20pm
      • 5:00pm – 8:00pm
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  • Free and Low-Cost Internet Options

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which provides broadband internet service for eligible New York City households, at a reduced cost, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information, please see the attached flyer or visit Free and Low-Cost Internet Options (nyc.gov) .

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  • Visitor's Policy

    Greetings PS147 Families,

    Please read important information related to our updated visitor's policy.

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  • Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

    Greetings PS147 Families,

    We are excited to welcome back our students on Monday, September 13, 2021.  Please see attached Arrival and Dismissal procedures for our students.

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  • Principal's Update August, 2021

    Dear PS147 Families,

    I hope that you are all enjoying a much needed and well deserved summer break.  Please see some important information below related to the beginning of the school year.

    A Look Ahead

    The first day of school for the 2021 – 2022 school year is Monday, September 13, 2021

    Our school hours will be from 8:00am – 2:20pm. 

    You may view the 2021 – 2022 NYCDOE Calendar here.

    School Supply Lists

    Below, you will find supply lists by grade.  

    Pre-Kindergarten

    • A complete change of clothes (socks, underwear, a shirt, a pair of shoes and pants) in case the children soil themselves. Please label with your child’s name on are articles of the clothing and supplies.
    • Two small thin blankets to cover themselves and two small thin flat sheets. The thin blankets and thin flat sheets should be small enough to fit a shoebox. We are asking for two thin blankets because we send one set of blankets and flat sheet home every Friday to be washed. In case you forget to bring the blanket in on Monday, your child will have an additional blanket in the classroom.
    • Additional supplies. All Preschoolers MUST have:
    • 1 shoe box size bin
    • 4 boxes of Baby Wipes
    • 4 hand Soaps (Soft Soap)
    • 1 boxes of ZipLoc (Sandwich)
    • 4 boxes of Tissues
    • 3 boxes of ZipLoc (Gallon)
    • 2 reams of copy paper
    • 5 glue sticks
    • 1 rain coat or poncho (stays in classroom)
    • 1 pair of rain boots (stays in classroom)
    • 1 pack of TICONDEROGA My First Pencils
    • 2 pack of 24 Crayola crayons
    • 2 pack of 12 Crayola markers
    • 2 packs of 12 Crayola colored pencils
    • 1 child safety scissor
    • 1 large backpack
    • 1 roll of paper towels
    • 1 snack bag
    • 1 family photo
    • A pack of child size face masks
    • A reusable water bottle

    Kindergarten

    • (2) Primary Composition Journals (½ page drawing & ½ page writing)
    • (1) pack of Crayola Crayons
    • (1) pack of Ticonderoga Primary pencils
    • (1) pack of jumbo Elmer’s Glue Sticks
    • (2) plastic 2-pocket folders
    • Please send a seasonally appropriate change of clothes in a labeled Ziploc bag. Write your child’s name on each article of clothing.

    Grade 1

    • 2 plain plastic folders with pocket (non-print)
    • 3 marble Primary Journals (Label with child’s name)
    • 2 packs of #2 sharpened pencils
    • 1 rubber eraser
    • 1 pencil case- must be soft, no plastic boxes please
    • 2 glue sticks
    • 1 box of 8 crayons
    • 1 child scissor
    • 1 box of black dry erase markers
    • 2 boxes of tissues
    • 1 personal big bottle of hand sanitizer (80-90% Alcohol)
    • 1 packet of white computer paper
    • 1 box of Zip Lock bags (gallon size)
    • 1 box of Zip Lock bags (sandwich size)

    Grade 2

    • (1 pack) Pencils with Erasers (#2 pencils)
    • 1 Hand-Held Pencil Sharpener (with lid)
    • (1 pack) Crayola Colored Pencils
    • (1 pack) Crayola Crayons (24 pack)
    • 1 Pencil Pouch
    • 1 pack 3x3 yellow post-it notes
    • 6 Marble notebooks
    • 6 folders (1 red, 1 blue, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 yellow, 1 folder your choice-used for homework)
    • 1 box of tissues (no lotion please)
    • Water bottle (BPA approved)
    • 1 box Gallon size Ziploc bags
    • (1 of each) Hand Sanitizer/Lysol Wipes/Paper Towels

    Grade 3

    • 7 marble composition notebooks
    • 5 2-pocket folders
    • 2 packs of pencils
    • Colored pencils – 12 pack
    • Markers – 8 pack
    • Crayons – 24 pack
    • 2-3 Glue sticks
    • Erasers
    • Pair of scissors
    • 1 roll of Paper Towels
    • 2 boxes of Tissues
    • 1 pack of Baby wipes
    • 1 box of zip lock baggies – size 1 gallon
    • Pencil case
    • Backpack

     Grade 4

    • Pencils with Erasers (#2 pencils)
    • 1 Hand-Held Pencil Sharpener (with lid)
    • Crayola Colored Pencils
    • Crayola Crayons
    • 2 Elmer's Glue Sticks
    • 1 Pencil Case
    • 6 Marble composition notebooks only
    • 6 folders
    • 2 boxes of tissues (unscented please)
    • One pack of baby wipes
    • One roll of paper towels

    Grade 5

    • (5) marble composition notebooks
    • pack of construction paper
    • (5) 2-pocket folders
    • (2-3) packs of pencils
    • Colored pencils – 12 pack
    • Markers – 8 pack
    • Crayons – 24 pack
    • (2-3) Glue sticks or liquid glue
    • Erasers
    • boxes of Tissues
    • (1-2) boxes of zip lock baggies – Size 1 gallon
    • Please Note: sharpeners, scissors and pencil cases will be provided for students.

    On behalf of the entire PS147 Community, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy summer!

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  • Pre-Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022 School Year

    If your child was born in 2017, they will be able to start pre-kindergarten in the Fall 2021.  For more information on pre-kindergarten, please call the school or click here.

    Please note:  Our school will not have a Pre-K Japanese Dual Language class for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

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  • Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022 School Year

    If your child was born in 2016, you will apply to kindergarten this winter, and your child will start kindergarten in Fall 2021.

    We welcome all of the following to apply to kindergarten: current pre-K students at DOE public schools, Pre-K Centers, NYC Early Education Centers, charter schools, and private and parochial schools; students with disabilities; students with accessibility needs; students learning English; students in temporary housing; and LGBTQ and gender nonconforming students. 

    For more information, please click here.

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