PA GENERAL MEETING – THURS, SEPTEMBER 24TH

Please mark your calendars. The PA will be hosting its first general meeting of the school year.

The Zoom link to enter the meeting will be posted here next week.

The Parents’ Association will host its first General Meeting of the school year. All PS 99 parents are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting. A separate link to the Zoom meeting will be posted here.

Agenda:

School Leadership Team (SLT) election for parent representatives:
Parents, nominate yourself to join the SLT. Learn about issues, challenges and opportunities facing PS 99, and help advise the school leadership. SLT meets virtually once per month, beginning 9/29 at 5pm.

More about SLT:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/get-involved/families/school-leadership-team

PA Executive Board elections:
Due to spring’s school closure, our annual election for this year’s board was postponed until September. Parents can still nominate themselves to run for a position on the board, to help the PA support our school community.

For more information about how to nominate yourself for the SLT or PA executive board elections, email ps99queens.pa@gmail.com

Learning Pod Survey for Families

The Parents’ Association has created a Learning Pod Survey in English and in Spanish. These surveys are for parents to complete if they would like to form their own small group or learning pod with one or more other families from our school community, in order to share childcare and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We ask that parents complete this survey by FRIDAY September 11th. Those families who participate in the survey will receive a list of other interested parents on SATURDAY September 12. Parents can use the list to find families to match up with, and form their own learning pods.

English: https://forms.gle/mHJtkMCwe4pExWEF9

Spanish:
https://forms.gle/XP567NsPWubkEUbf8

Parent Forum: August 7th 7-9pm

Dear Parents and Guardians:

You are invited to participate in a parent engagement forum on August 5th from 7pm to 9pm. This parent forum is hosted by The Parent Leaders of Queens South (PLQS) to discuss the topic of Schools Reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to answer parent questions, we have invited the Superintendents of D27, D28, D29 and QHS, along with other important decision makers. We are asking parents who would like to participate to use the link below to register and to submit questions for our panelist.

Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. Please share with your school community.

Please register here.

Happy Summer!

It’s the end of June,
and the school year is done!
Enjoy your summer
everyone!

Thank you to all the teachers and administrators who made the year a positive one! Despite the curve ball thrown our way, we prevailed and came out a stronger school community! #StingrayStrong

Please continue to visit this site over the break, as we will post community-related events and fun ideas for the summer, as well as news and updates for the upcoming 2020/2021 school year.

Enjoy your summer!

Congratulations Principal Sforza!

It’s official! Mr. Sforza will be the permanent principal of PS 99!

Many thanks to all the parents who have written in support for him during the interview process. Your letters no doubt made a huge difference!

Regardless of what happens in September, we can all rest assured that the school is in very capable leadership.

Congratulations, Principal Sforza!

6th grade T-shirts, yearbooks and session 3 after school refunds

6th GRADE T-SHIRTS, YEARBOOKS, AND SESSION 3 AFTER SCHOOL REFUNDS:

The PA will be outside by the Main Building on Kew Gardens Road THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH from 9am – noon to give out 6th grade t-shirts and yearbooks, as well as give refunds for after school.

Those who would like to purchase a copy can stop by as well. Yearbooks are $20 per copy for the lower grades.

Parents who requested refunds for Session 3 after school can stop by to pick up their checks. (We cannot send the checks.)

The Annex gets new trees!

The Parks Department came by and planted a couple of new trees by the Annex playground! Looks like we have a baby Silver Maple and a baby Gingko on Kew Gardens Road, two of the most common species of trees in New York.

If you live close by, you can help the Parks Department care for the trees by removing weeds and litter around it. (And if you’re really interested in keeping it healthy, you can help water it 15-20 gallons a week from now until October!) Let’s all be mindful when we’re near the school, and help it grow!

Afterschool Refunds Update

Afterschool

The PA will be refunding all monies paid for Session 3 some time in the future when it is safe to do so. Once it is safe, we will be contacting parents to schedule refunds. (Please note, refund checks will NOT be sent to your address. They must be picked up on the future designated dates.)

In the meantime, to help facilitate the process, we need parents to contact us through the form below:

https://forms.gle/STCv5fQQb68iCbHf7