Ellen Quigley Principal PS/IS 206 The Joseph F Lamb School 2200 Gravesend Neck Road, Brooklyn, NY 11229 718-743-5598 Fax 718-332-4986
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Important News and Updates:

PA meeting, March 3rd agenda and notes


International Appreciation Night April 29th

This event will take place on April 29, 2021 from 5:00pm – 7:00 pm remotely.

There will be exciting activities for all students from Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Parents and family members are always welcomed to attend.

We look forward to sharing this celebration of our school’s rich diversity!

Come enjoy the music, dance, recipes, art, history, games and the good company of all our friends from around the world at P.S./I.S. 206

Registration link: https://forms.gle/Yq3J1tekQQoxP5nY7

4/8 Town Hall with Mrs. Quigley: Summary and Important Links

Town Hall: April 8th, 2021 at 5:30 PM for parents and guardians only.

From Monday March, 29-Friday to April 2, school will be closed for spring break. All classes will resume on Monday, April 5th, 2021. See updated calendar

The following D 22 sites will be open during Spring Recess. Meal service will be provided to the community from 12:00-3:00.

· IS 78: open from Monday 3/29/21 thru Friday 4/2/21

· JHS 234: open from Monday 3/29/21 thru Friday 4/2/21

· JHS 240: open from Monday 3/29/21 thru Friday 4/2/21

· Madison HS: open from Monday 3/29/21 thru Thursday 4/1/21. Madison will be providing Kosher Passover meals & Non-Kosher meals daily but will be closed on Friday 4/2/21

· Midwood HS: open from Monday 3/29/21 thru Friday 4/2/21. Midwood be providing Kosher Passover meals & Non-Kosher meals ONLY on Friday 4/2/21

· Origins HS: open from Monday 3/29/21 thru Friday 4/2/21

· PS 889 open from Monday 3/29/21 thru Friday 4/2/21


3/22 Town Hall with Mrs. Quigley: Summary and Important Links

Following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 3/22/2021. We will reopen for in-person learning on the 23rd (Tuesday).

PSIS206 Goes Green for a Day!

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PSIS206

Celebrates

Pi Day

To: Entire School Staff, Parents, Students -

The building will reopen on Monday, March 8th, we will reopen as follows:

Monday, March 8th-elementary in person students will return and all in person staff elementary and middle school staff will report to building

Tuesday, March 9th-middle school in person students return to building

6th grade students 5 days a week

7th and 8th grade students follow the A/B schedule follow calendar

Middle School parent teacher conferences will take place virtually on Thursday, March 11, 2021 between 12PM-2PM and 5PM-7PM.

Reports cards will not be given out as we are in the middle of the third marking period.

In person Middle School students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM from the East 22nd street side door.

Notes from Town Hall 3/4/21

Middle School Parent Teacher Conference is Thursday March 11th, 12-2PM and 5-7PM

Student progress will be discussed for marking period 3. Middle School teachers will reach out to parents and guardians to make appointments. Note all conferences will be virtual. Report cards will not be available for marking period 3.

Elementary School Parent Teacher Conference is Tuesday March 4th, 12-2PM and 5-7PM

Student progress will be discussed for marking period 3. Middle School teachers will reach out to parents and guardians to make appointments. Note all conferences will be virtual. Report cards will not be available for marking period 3.

PSIS206 Celebrates Read Across America Day

There will be a town hall meeting with Mrs. Quigley on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 5 PM. Please be reminded that this meeting is for parents and guardians. Students are not permitted to attended. Translators will be available throughout the meeting.

Link for Town hall, Thursday 3/4, at 5:00 pm.

2/25/21 The building is closed through March 5th for in person learning, we will reopen as follows:

March 8th-elementary in person students will return and all in person staff elementary and middle school staff will report to building

March 9th-middle school in person students return to building

6th grade students 5 days a week

7th and 8th grade students follow the A/B schedule follow calendar

PSIS206 is closed for in person instruction tomorrow, 2/25/21. Due to the 24 hour building closure on 2/25/21, please use alternate feeding centers located at 52 and Madison. We will provide updates as soon as they are made available. Please continue to check your emails, Google classrooms along with the school website, psis206k.com, for updates. Instruction for 2/25 will be remote. Thank you.

P.S./I.S. 206 in Collaboration with Puppetry in Practice at Brooklyn College invite you to “Travel Around the World” with our Family Saturday Program!

Please join us for a series of fun-filled remote family workshops which include storytelling, puppetry and art making to celebrate our rich diversity and cultures from around the world. 12 Saturdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm beginning 2/27/21 You do not need to commit to all Saturdays. Please join us for as many as you like. This is a family program, so all members of your family are welcome.

Join Us Here: https://classroom.google.com/c/Mjg0Njg4MzExMTc3?cjc=c zgbe66

We just received notification that our building is being closed for 24 hours for Wednesday, the 24th of February.

Due to the 24 hour building closure, please use alternate feeding centers located at 52 and Madison.

Please continue to check your emails, Google classrooms and school website psis206k.com for updates.

We will be on remote instruction tomorrow, 2/24/2021. We will update you as we get further information.

2/23/2021 7:26 PM

Subject: 24 Hour School Building Closure

Dear P.S. 206 - BROOKLYN - K206 at 2200 GRAVESEND NECK ROAD Families:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test Trace Corps (T2) determined that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours to investigate the source(s) of transmission.

Below you will find information on next steps to protect the health of you, your child, and the school community. This guidance reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

● Effective 2/24/2021, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period. During this time, T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation and the school will be cleaned and disinfected.

● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the building until they are no longer infectious.

● T2 and DOHMH will identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.

● Based on the status of the investigation, I will communicate with you each night about the status of opening the next morning for everyone who is not a close contact.

How do we stay healthy?

Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).

2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.

3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319). For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.


Middle school is reopening on Thursday, February 25th.

Sixth grade blended in person students will be attending 5 days a week.

7th and 8th grade blended in person students will be following an A/B schedule. Coming to school 3 days a week and 2 days a week.

The schedules are available only to students that are currently in blended in person option , the new window to opt to in person learning has not been announced.


2/11 Updated School Calendar

REMOTE PAINT NIGHT Thursday, February 25, 2021

P.S./I.S. 206 Grades K-8

REMOTE PAINT NIGHT

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Grades K-3 6:00pm – 6:45pm

Grades 4-8 7:00-7:45pm



Virtual town hall meeting with Mrs. Quigley for all middle school parents/guardians on Tuesday, February 9

There will be an important virtual town hall meeting with Mrs. Quigley for all middle school parents/guardians on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM. This meeting is for parents and guardians only.

Here is the link for tomorrow night's meeting

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/kso-rrkr-zqn

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial 1 302-515-2130 and enter this PIN: 313 110 940#

To view more phone numbers, click this link:https://tel.meet/kso-rrkr-zqn?hs=5


Schools are open for live instruction tomorrow, February 3rd. See below for Arrival and Dismissal changes.

Important Notice for :

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021

Arrival and Dismissal changes due to snow conditions

​Arrival

Grades K, 1, 2will enter on East 22nd street side entrance

Grades 3, 4, 5will enter on East 23rd street side entrance

Please be reminded that doors will open at 7:45 AM and early arrival is advisable if you don't want to wait. Also having health screenings done on your phones will also expedite entrance to the building.

https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

Dismissal

​Please note that dismissal times will be staggered, and it is important that you be on time to pick up your child.

Kindergarten will exit East 22nd street side at 1:45 PM

1 grade will exit on East 22nd street side exit not school yard 2:00 PM

2 grade will exit in small schoolyard by East 23rd street 1:45 PM

3 grade will exit in small schoolyard by East 23rd street2:00 PM

4 grade will exit on East 23rd street side entrance at 1:45 PM Not in schoolyard

5 grade will exit on East 23rd street side entrance at 2:00 PM- not in schoolyard

Ms. Caputo and Ms. Zarzar's classes will be dismissed from front entrance of school at 2:00 PM


2/2/2021 PS206 is closed for in person learning, all classes are remote.

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 1/31/2021.

Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases


Dear P.S. 206 - BROOKLYN at 2200 GRAVESEND NECK ROAD Families:


I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test +

Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined

that the building must remain closed through 1/31/2021.


Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, the New York City Department of

Education (DOE) and T2.


What Happens Now?

● The school building will remain closed through 1/31/2021, and all teaching and learning will

continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 2/1/2021.

● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer

infectious.

● Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified, and will continue their 10-

day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to

quarantine for 10 days.

How Do We Stay Healthy?

Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).

2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your

household.

3. Wear a face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;

avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on

any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York

City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.


To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based

organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with

resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.


PS 206 school building will be closed for live instruction for Friday, January 22, 2021

To: -Entire School Staff, Parents, Students -

Good evening,

Due to a positive COVID case during random testing, the PS 206 school building will be closed for live instruction for Friday, January 22, 2021. This is a 24 hour closure and ALL students will be remote learning tomorrow.

If you have difficulty signing on to your Google classroom for your current class, please reach out to your teachers.

If you have any questions please email

Mrs. Quigley- EQUIGLE@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV

K-2 please email

Ms. DeNatale- LDENATALE@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV

Mrs. Graves- MGRAVES@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV

3-5 please email

Mr. Chase- DCHASE2@schools.nyc.gov

Mrs. Shin- SSCHOBER@schools.nyc.gov

The PS 206 building is also closed for grab and go meals. If you need meals the nearest locations are PS 52 and Madison High School.

We will provide you with further information as soon as possible.

Thank you

Best regards,

Lauren D​eNatale

Assistant Principal

PS/IS 206K

2200 Gravesend Neck Road

Brooklyn, NY 11229

718-743-5598


There will be a Town Hall on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 5:00 PM with Mrs. Quigley. This town hall is for parents and guardians only.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dial-in: (US) +1 413-779-5226 PIN: 799 523 851#

There will be an Informational Meeting for parents of 5th and 8th graders on Monday, January 11th, 2021. There will be a session at 5 PM and 6:30 PM.

The meeting will discuss middle school and high school applications. Guidance counselors will be available.

This meeting is for parents only of current 5th graders and 8th graders.

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 727-835-5410 and enter this PIN: 189 832 258#

District 22 January News Letter

Grades K, 1,2, and 3 blended students begin 5-day schedule.

Grade 4 and 5 blended will continue to follow A,B,C schedule- Monday 1/4/2021 is A cohort.

Middle school grades 6-8 continue remote learning

If your child is in grades K-3 blended, please check your email. If you have not received an email, please email SCHOOLINFORMATION@PSIS206K.COM

Please email if you want to change your child's learning preference to remote.

Students must have daily health screening prior to entering building.

Principal Quigley will be hosting a townhall tomorrow,12/22, at 5:00pm. Pleas join to discuss school updates and important information before the winter break.

Important Announcement: School Building Closure 12/14

I hope you enjoy the many creations and activities that our k-8 coding geniuses presented throughout the 3 day event.

Important Announcement: Subject: 24 Hour School Building Closure 12/12

December Update for Families

12/12 School and District Events Happening this Month

Tuesday and Wednesday are A days for blended students. Thursday is B day and Friday is C day. Middle school remains remote until further notice.

We wanted to celebrate the parents, students, and educators who participated in our k-8 Virtual Game Nights.

Please join Principal Quigley for a town hall meeting on 12/2 at 5:00 pm.

To join the video meeting, click google meet link

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial 1 240-712-4463 and enter this PIN: 781 514 757#

11/25 Updated letter from Chancellor Carranza

District 22 Updates, Events, Dates and Important links

Important Announcement: All NYC Schools are remote until further notice. There will be no blended classes coming in to the building starting tomorrow, November 19th. See attached update.

Please join Principal Quigley for a town hall meeting on 11/24 at 5:00pm.

To join the video meeting, click google meet link button.

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 240-712-4463 and enter this PIN: 781 514 757#

Join us for some Thanksgiving Fun!!!! Please join us for a night of virtual fun for grades 6-8!

Date: Monday, November 23, 2020 Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Game rooms, puzzle rooms, workout party, Escape rooms and more!

You must sign in with your PSIS206 account

This event is for registered PSIS 206 grades 6-8 students only.

For previews go to Google class code ykyowfj

To register for the event please go to the link:

P.S./I.S. 206 K-2 Virtual Pajama Party! Tuesday, November 17, 2020

All K-2 Students, Parents and Teachers are invited to attend online from 6:00pm – 7:30pm! Activities Include: *Dancing *Singing *Games ** Bedtime Story Read Alouds ** Please RSVP here to let us know you’re coming:

P.S./I.S. 206 3-5 Virtual family Fun! Wednesday, November 18, 2020

All 3-5 Students, Parents and Teachers are invited to attend online from 6:00pm – 7:30pm! See attached flyer for RSVP and activities.

The DOE will be opening the window for families requesting change from 100% remote to blended learning is closing on Sunday 11/15/2020. If you want to change your child to blended, this is the only window the NYCDOE is offering.

Monday, November 2 – Sunday,November15:Blended Learning Opt-In Window for Families and Link

Families requesting to change from 100% remote to blended learning should complete and submit the Learning Preference survey during this window.

The start date will be announced shortly will be between 11/30 -12/7.


Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences are on November 19th, 2020. There are two sessions, afternoon 12:00-2:00 and evening 5:00-7:30. All sessions will be virtual as there will be no in-person conferences. There will be a half day on November 19th for Middle School students, they will be dismissed at 11AM.

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences are on November 5, 2020. There are two sessions, afternoon 12:00-2:00 and evening 5:00-7:30. All sessions will be virtual as there will be no in-person conferences. There will be a half day on November 5th for elementary students, they will be dismissed at 11AM.

11/4 message from Principal Quigley regarding emergency preparedness

Update Blended and Remote Calendar: October, November, December

Family Income Inquiry Form for School Funding

Dear Parent and/or Guardian, As you know, we ask families to fill out a Family Income Inquiry Form each year. This helps ensure funding for our school which includes Title One and funding for other programs. Please note that if you have not done so yet to please complete the form as soon as possible. In order to access the form, please click here. If you are unable to access the link there, you can go to https://www.myschoolapps.com/

in order to complete the form. Please note that this does not affect your child’s ability to receive school breakfast or lunch. This is strictly about funding and as a school we need to be 100% compliant with Food Services in order to receive it. At this time, we would like to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to help ensure the completion of your child’s form. Best regards, Donna Frankel


November 5th is Elementary (gradesk-5) Parent Teacher Conference. All meetings will be virtual as there will be no in school meetings.

REVISED - Update for Families in Impacted Zip Codes - October 5 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, and to keep you and your family safe, yesterday Mayor de Blasio announced a

plan to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in these areas. This plan includes closing all school buildings in these

zip codes beginning Tuesday, October 6 for at least a two-week period. See attached letter from Chancellor Carranza.

Breakfast and Lunch available at 206 during closure from 9AM-12PM school days.

Pickup at the main entrance of PSIS206 on Gravesend Neck Road.

Remember, keep yourself and others healthy!

PSIS 206 First Week of In Person School Information

September 23rd NYC Department of Education Update

9/23 DOE Home Screening

September 18th NYC Department of Education Update

All schedules will be emailed on Monday, 9/14, to both the student school accounts and parent/guardian email addresses. Please view the school website as well as look for emails regarding upcoming parent meetings and material distribution.

Sign-up for your NYC School Account: NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is a web-based application that lets you to see your child’s academic and biographic information on any computer, phone, or tablet.

School Opening Dates

School Reopening Update 9/3/20

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Jennifer Hom to request assistance.

Join us, January 19th at 6:30pm, for a Parent Association meeting as well as Student of the Month.