Are you feeling stressed? You are not alone! Whether you are a parent of a student at PS99, or you work at PS99 and have school-age children of your own, the PS99 PA presents a new way for our school community to connect. Join us for an online support group session.
Lauren Clavin is a PS 99 kindergarten mom, a foster parent and a counselor. She works with parents all over New York City, facilitating parent support groups and workshops on issues related to the various challenges that come with raising kids in these uniquely stressful times.
PS99 Parents’ Oasis Support Group8 to 9 pm, Tuesday Nov. 24
Picture Day 2020 is almost here. Make sure to mark you calendar for Wednesday, December 2nd and Thursday December 3rd, 2020. The PS 99 Parents’ Association have created three solutions to ensure Picture Day 2020 is inclusive of the entire student population and affords every student an opportunity to participate in this activity. Safety is our number one priority and due to Covid-19, the entire process of shooting the photos, ordering prints and delivering the prints to families will be done without any physical contact. Students, photographers and staff will all maintain appropriate social distance at all times. This year Picture Day will be different but we hope in the years to come these portraits of our children will provide cherished memories and important context about this time in our lives.
TO ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE WE HAVE CREATED THREE PHOTOGRAPHY SOLUTIONS:
Solution 1) There will be two days of in-person photography scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd and Thursday, December 3rd to accommodate the group A and B students who will already be in the school buildings during normal school hours.
Solution 2) The photographers will stay on location at PS 99 after the end of the school day on both Wednesday and Thursday for extended hours to accommodate remote students seeking in-person photography sessions at the school.
Solution 3) For any parents of remote learners who are unable to attend the extended day in-person portrait sessions on Wednesday and Thursday or choose not to participate in the activity, we will have an option for a Remote Picture Day. This option allows parents to shoot a photo at home and upload it directly to the photography team. Parents will have the same options to select multiple backgrounds and purchase prints while enabling all students to participate in the class photo and yearbook.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We are looking for parent volunteers to be on hand to help facilitate both days. If you’d like to volunteer, please use the following link to sign up and choose your shifts:
Parent Teacher Conference is on Thursday, November 5th, and will be held virtually this year. Classes will end at 10:51am for the day. Group B parents please make arrangements to pick your child up from school as it is an early dismissal day.