A Community of Passionate Educators and Learners
Welcome to PS121
P.S.121 believes that all students can strive for excellence academically, socially, and emotionally in a safe and supportive environment. Students are empowered to discover their strengths and set goals to achieve their maximum potentials. Together with parents and the school community, we will support our students in building ownership and responsibilities for their present and future learning by developing academic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and technological skills in order to become productive citizens.
We will be adding new information to this page daily, so keep checking back!
March 18, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio and School's Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the city will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. School buildings are scheduled to reopen following Spring Recess on April 20, 2020.
Parents: Take the Remote Learning Device Request Form
March 18, 2020
To help students stay connected, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the request form. The DOE will contact you to discuss where you can pick up the device. https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices
Pre-K Application Extended
March 18, 2020
The Pre-K application deadline for the 2020-2021 year has been extended to March 29th. Visit https://www.myschools.nyc to start your application online or visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/pre-k for more guidance.
Helping Your Child With Digital Learning
Find out more information about the online platforms your child will be using and how to help them at home.
The Parents' Guide to Google Classroom
March 19, 2020
We will be using Google Classroom for our online learning. Your child will be getting log information to begin learning starting Monday, March 23rd. Learn more about this digital resource.
Regional Enrichment Centers and Feeding Sites
March 18, 2020
Here is a list of REC's available to children who qualify. The RECs will accommodate school-aged children of first responders, health care workers, and transit workers, as well as students in need of the most intensive support. As space permits, the centers will accommodate children of additional essential personnel. They are expected to be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and each room will have a maximum of 12 children supported by at least one adult. These sites will also be Feeding Sites where you can pick up food for your school children.
P.S. 121 is committed in ensuring that every student is provided with the skill sets to achieve grade level expectations in a safe, diverse, nurturing, and supportive environment, that takes into account each child's unique learning needs and fosters creativity, accountability, and a sense of community in order for them to become successful lifelong learners.
About Our School
An OUTSTANDING School Where Learning Takes Place
Here at PS121, we offer our students an eclectic learning environment, filled with a variety of support and services. The transformative learning experiences at PS121 are designed to help our students grow, both in and out of the classroom. PS121 is located in the heart of Ozone Park and serves students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. With nearly 1,000 students and a staff of 100, we are here to help our students make an impact on the world. Do you want your child to succeed? This is the place to be!
Exciting New Program!
BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM
We are excited to announce that beginning Monday, November 27th, 2017 our school will participate in an innovative program called Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC). BIC, as all breakfast in DOE, is free! BIC was introduced to DOE elementary schools in an effort to alleviate hunger and ensure that all students are ready to learn each day. The citywide BIC rollout began its implementation in Kindergarten through 5th grade in NYC Public Schools following its success in over 300 NYC public schools as well as in major cities around the country. This program plays an essential role in the healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development of elementary school children.
Our school selected the classroom delivery for Grade K-1 students and Grab and Go for students in grades 2-5 from among the available BIC delivery options. Each day, breakfasts are packaged in insulated bags and delivered to grade K and Grade 1 classrooms by SchoolFood staff. Children in Grades 2-5 pick up a breakfast on their way into the classroom and eat at his or her desk while the teacher takes morning attendance or teaches a short lesson. Children arriving to school late may also receive a breakfast, which will be set up in the main lobby.
Please be advised that all school doors will now open at 7:50 a.m. The main door entrance as well as the side auditorium entrance is open to students in grades 2-5. Students in grades 2-5 will proceed to sit in their assigned seats in the auditorium. Kindergarten and Grade 1 students must enter the school building through the back schoolyard doors and sit in their assigned tables in the cafeteria.
Students should not arrive to school before 7:50 a.m.
For more information about BIC, please read below. Please share this exciting news with your child and be ready on November 27th for the start of this new program!
This link to the NYCDOE School Food website explains the program in great depth. http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/OurPrograms/bic.htm
If you have any other questions please contact our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Garrett, at (718) 558-1560 X2530.
Access over 5,000 books online with P.S.121Q's Digital Library called Myon!
MyON is an award-winning personalized literacy environment that incorporates a state-of-the art learning platform, enhanced digital reading content, daily news articles written for students, The Lexile® Framework for Reading, cutting-edge literacy tools and embedded metrics to monitor activity and growth. Together, these components power a Literacy Ecosystem that is built upon five pillars: Personalization, Unparalleled Content, Unlimited Access, Collaboration and Success.
Go Math! Parent Academy
When it's 8:00 at night and your child is stuck on a math homework assignment, you need fast, easy, targeted help. That’s what Go Math! Academy is here for. Just search the video library, and you can present your child with a lesson taught by an expert math teacher on exactly the topic that’s causing trouble.
Maintain Contact with Your Child's Teacher
Using Class Dojo, you can be in constant touch with your child's teacher to ask questions, gain information and manage behavior. Be sure to ask your child's teacher how to sign in to her classroom.
Be sure to keep up with all that’s happening at PS121. Check our website and Facebook page frequently for upcoming events and special activities. Also check out the NYC Department of Education Website for important information.
Committed to Excellence
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