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2018-2019 School Year
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I look forward to a wonderful school year! As the school counselor, I am here to support your child's social and  emotional development. Feel free to contact me at anytime at 718-558-2810 ext. 1031.  I will be sending home a monthly newsletter which can also be accessed on the tool bar to the left.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Panetta

No-Name Calling week is April 15th-April 18th! Students will be focusing on how their words impact others!

River Fund Candy Drive begins April 1st! The student council is collecting candy to sponsor the River Fund Easter basket giveaway!  All donations due by April 11th. 

 Congratulations to our Kindness Poster Contest Winners!
Grade K:  Sophia DeLeon
Grade 1: Joshua Butler
Grade 2:  Ethan Ramirez
Grade 3:  Joseph Tapia  
Grade 4: Alissa Villar 
Grade 5:  Sathvika Sritharan 


Random Acts of Kindness week is March 18th-March 22nd.  Students will take the pledge to be kind to their peers.  They will also bring home the kindness challenge activity.  Be sure to work on this as  a family!

PS 66 thanks the NYPD 102 precinct Community Unit for coming to present to our fifth grade on the importance of internet safety! 

Kindness Poster contest begins March 4th!  Posters due March 13th!

Respect For All week is February 11th-February 15th! Students will engage in classroom lessons on the topic of bullying and attend an anti-bullying assembly.  We will end the week with No One Eats Alone day to promote inclusion and acceptance!

January 11th is College Awareness Day! Wear your college attire and know you will be a college graduate one day!

Book Fairy Drive was a success!  We raised $1319.22!  The Book Fairies rewarded us with 12 boxes of beautiful new books! Each student in the school will receive new books. The student council counted all the change as a math exercise..what a wonderful cause and a way to give back to the community!

World Kindness Day is 13th!  Perform an act of kindness!

PS 66Q would like to welcome Mrs. Angela Moyer from The Child Mind Institute.  She will be conducting a series of social emotional skills based workshops in grades 4 and 5!  Students will learn coping skills, feelings identification, anger management, relaxation strategies, social problem solving and the concept of mindfulness!  Thank you Child Mind Institute!


October 22nd-October 26th is Red Ribbon week!  This week is the time we learn about practicing healthy habits, staying drug free and putting a stop to bullying!

Fifth Grade Parents...you are invited to attend Middle School Information sessions in the gym during Parent/Teacher Conferences on 11/15/18.  I will be in the gym to assist you with your child's application from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm and again from 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm.  Please bring your child's PIN letter with access code.  Thank you! Hope you all can make it!
We are excited to announce that this school year ALL students will participate in the NaliniKids social emotional learning program here at PS 66!  This is a wellness program aimed at developing emotional and physical health of children.  It teaches children to identify and express their emotions through emotional literacy. The program also uses a set of physical workouts to help the children build strength while making the connection between their physical and emotional lives.   

Our Character Trait of the Month program has begun!  Each month one student will be selected as Student of the Month.  This student not only has shown exceptional effort but has also been a role-model of that character trait.

September:  Responsibility
October:  Courage
November:  Gratitude
December:  Cooperation
January:  Citizenship
February:  Respect
March: Kindness
April:  Perseverance
May:  Self-Discipline
June:  Honesty

Teachers will conduct lessons in the classroom to teach students ways to show good character each and every day.  Also, during morning announcements students will hear how they can show that trait toward their family, friends and community.  It is a great positive way to start the day!  


September is Attendance Awareness Month!  Be sure to be in school promptly at 8:00 am each day! Please see the memos on what constitutes keeping your child home sick.  Every day a child misses school, they miss out on valuable instruction!  Please plan family vacations and doctor appointments when school is not in session. Good habits start now!


Attention Fifth Grade Parents,

As the school counselor, I will be the one to assist you in figuring out what middle school your child will attend next year.  I know it is only September but middle school application season is already approaching!  In October, I will host a workshop for all fifth grade parents to discuss the entire process.  A memo will be sent home with more information when the time gets closer.

Please click on the fifth grade parent page for up to date news.  Also, click on Resources to download memos I send home. 

Thank you,

Mrs. Panetta






2017-2018 School Year

POP TAB COLLECTION begins April 9th(see flyer under resources). This collection will benefit the Ronald McDonald House!  Please bring in any beverage tabs until May 9th.  Thank you!

Random Acts of Kindness week is March 19th-March 23rd!  This week students will participate in the Great Kindness Challenge, visit the Appreciation Station and await the Kindness Poster contest results!

Respect For All Week is February 12-15!  This week we will celebrate diversity and acceptance of others.  PS66Q promotes a bully-free environment where all students are respectful of one another!



January 15-19th is No Name-Calling week!  All students will sign a pledge to make their promise to respect others.


ATTENTION! Fifth Grade Parents....please click on the link to the left for more information about middle school!


RED RIBBON WEEK is Oct 23rd -Oct 27th where the students will learn how to live a healthy drug-free life filled with positive choices. (see flyer in attachments) 

October 2nd the Harlem Magic Masters will visit PS 66 to present Bully Prevention assemblies to all students!  They will show off their basketball skills while discussing with students how to practice teamwork and cooperation!

BLUE SHIRT WORLD DAY is October 2nd!  Wear blue to link together to spread the message Bullying Is Not Tolerated!

WELCOME BACK!!  Wishing everyone a wonderful school year 2017-2018!






STATE MATH TEST: May 2,3,4...Get a good night sleep and have a good breakfast!

The Dentist will be coming to PS 66 May 8th &9th! Students will be able to have a dental cleaning and more with consent!

Happy Spring Break! NO SCHOOL APRIL 10th-18th!

Random Acts of Kindness week is March 13th-March 17th!  Have your child complete the Great Kindness Challenge checklist!



Respect for All week is February 13th-February 17th!! See Memo under "Resources" for more information. 


No-Name Calling week is January 17th-January 20th. Students will sign their name on their pledge and will promise to do their best to report bullying. PS 66 is Respect for All Zone! 

Happy Holidays! School is out from 12/26-1/2.  Students return Jan 3, 2017.


World Kindness day is November 14th.  

Operation Gratitude was a huge success!  Thank you to all the students who donated candy to our troops overseas!



October is National Bullying Prevention Month!  Please participate in the PS 66 Poster/Essay Contest.  Entries due to Mrs. Panetta by Oct 28th!  See attached flyer on my "resources" page for contest guidelines. 

Remember to wear Orange on October 19th Unity Day!



Welcome Back!  I hope you all had a wonderful summer!  I am looking forward to a great year.  Please call me with any questions or concerns in the 2016-2017 school year.
Mrs. Panetta
718-849-0184 ext 1031








 

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!


Attention Parents:
Please start to consider summer activities for your child.  It is important for them to be stimulated socially and physically.  There are many camps available as well as extra-curricular activities they would enjoy.  Also, don't forget to exercise the brain with summer reading and projects!  Visit your local library and start your research now!


DRUM ROLL please.....and the total amount of kind deeds performed by the students here at PS 66 during The Great Kindness Challenge was 7,236!!  Awesome job!!  Let's continue to do kind things for others just because..


March 14th-March 18th is Random Acts of Kindness week!
The students will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge!  The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness nationwide.  Our school is proudly taking part in this positive bullying prevention initiative.  All students will receive a GKC checklist (see attached under resources) with 50 kind deeds.  Please encourage your child to complete the checklist.  The total amnount of kind deeds will be announced at the end of the week.  Have a great week and spread kindness!



Respect for All week is Feb 9th-Feb 12th!  Please see the memo for exciting spirit days going on at PS 66!  Lots of fun activities are  planned: Stop Bullying Assembly, Kindness Chains, lunch time crafts and a poster contest!  


No Name Calling week is January 18th-January 22nd.  The students will sign the No Name Calling pledge to be reminded to treat one another with kindness and respect.  

Happy New Year!  Wishing all the students and their families a happy and healthy new year.

11/13/15 is World Kindness Day!  Do something kind for someone else!

11/13/15
THANK YOU for your donations!  Operation Gratitude was a success.  PS66Q students donated a total of 217 pounds of candy to our troops overseas!  See attached flyer on Resources page.

10/26/15
Congratulations to the PS 66 Student Council!  The fifth grade students delivered wonderful speeches as to why their fellow peers should vote for them.  We are proud of all of them for doing such a great job presenting on Election Day! The results of the election are as follows:

President: Emily Salgado 501
Vice President: Richard Perez 502
Secretary: Joseph Pesco 502
Treasurer: Jaden McDonald 503

Class Representatives:

Sherly Martinez 401
Dylan Outar 401
Satyavesh Sohan 402
Mia Mejia 402
Christian Normoyle 403
Bryan Morales 501
Kayla Brown 503

We look forward to a productive year working with the Student Council!


10/29/15
Operation Gratitude begins on November 2nd! The PS 66 Student Council wants to thank our troops for their hard work on fighting for our country!  The Student Council is asking the students at PS 66 to donate any leftover Halloween candy to be sent overseas to our troops.  Candy will be collected Nov 2nd - Nov 6th!  Thank you for your support! See attached flyer under Resources Section. 
 

RED RIBBON WEEK Oct 26th- Oct 30th!!  See attached flyer under Resources Section! United We Stand Against Bullying and Drugs!!

UNITY DAY is October 21st!!  Let's wear orange to unite against bullying!



Hello and welcome to the Guidance page!  I am lucky enough to be beginning my ninth year here at PS66!  I offer many different services at the school.  I provide individual and group counseling during the school day.  Feel free to call (718)849-0184 ext.1031 to make an appointment to discuss your child's needs. I am looking forward to a great year!
Mrs. Panetta