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School News

Stay Up-To-Date on Coronavirus Communications

The health and safety of our students continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. To help our school community stay on top of the current messaging and communications, we will be posting all updated information as we receive it.

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Parent Involvement

The Key to Quality Education

At P.S.121, we strongly believe that parent involvement is pivotal to a child’s academic success. High levels of academic achievement can only be accomplished through a collaborative effort between home and school. We encourage parents to keep in close contact with teachers in order to motivate and strengthen our students' ability to become life-long learners. Throughout the year, monthly newsletters are sent home to keep families up to date on the current curriculum being taught in the classroom. Additionally, parents are given many opportunities to come into their child’s classroom to engage in lessons on Family Fridays. Parent workshops are provided throughout the year to inform parents about ways to help children at home. Parents are welcomed into the school on Tuesday afternoons from 2:20 to 3:00 to meet with teachers and discuss individual students' progress. Parents may also request to meet with classroom teachers at alternative times. Class Dojo is a helpful online communication tool that is used by teachers school-wide to track and communicate with parents regarding student behavior and concerns as well as class announcements. Together, we can help your child exceed standards and meet the high expectations set for them by their exceptional teachers. We are a family dedicated towards your child's success!

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Mrs. Doreen Ramdath

School Counselor

My name is Doreen Ramdath and I have been a member of the PS121 family for 15 years. This year I will be working as your school counselor! As the counselor, I am here to help inspire and empower students to be knowledgeable, responsible, healthy, and compassionate citizens. My mission is to assist my students to better meet their life challenges and opportunities by preventing, reducing, or eliminating barriers that may interfere with their ability to be successful in the classroom and in life. This will be achieved through individual and group counseling, monthly guidance lessons, and community resources/referrals. It is my hope that we can work as partners as we strive together to ensure success for your child (please complete the attached paperwork). You are welcome to contact me at dramdath@schools.nyc.gov or at the school at 718-558-1560 ex. 3141.  

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop

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Ms. Yasmin Chavez

Parent Coordinator

Welcome to PS121Q! A school with outstanding students that are far beyond their own expectations. Although I love all the students who attend our school, my main priority is providing assistance for you -the parent/guardian- and your child. I am the bridge for you to retrieve all the necessary information that is happening in our school, provide useful workshops for your own benefit, and assist you to gain available resources for you and your family. I am dedicated to making the school life, as a parent, more accessible and exciting! I plan to provide, not only informational items, but fun activities and conversations. As parents, your health and emotional well-being are the highest priority to be the best you can be for the benefit of your children. I am thrilled to be a part of your journey here, at PS121Q, and am always open for suggestions, questions, and conversations. Please feel free to contact me at anytime, as I am here for YOU!

 

Email: Ychavez4@schools.nyc.gov

Phone Number: (718) 558 - 1560 ext. 2122

Office Hours: Every Tuesday between 12PM - 1PM

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Ms. Jacqln Odle, LMSW

School Social Worker

As a School Social Worker, my role is to enhance the mental, emotional, behavioral, and social functioning of students at PS 121. My duties include providing 1:1 counseling and crisis intervention to students and their families, educating students and their families about social/emotional concepts, working to maximize students’ development of skills to cope with difficult emotions, and directing students and their families to concrete sources of community supports (through referrals for health insurance/medical care, housing assistance, legal/Family Court advocacy, assistance with food insecurity) as needed. I will listen to, advocate for and connect to you and your children with resources for their ongoing success. Please contact me at 718-558-1560 extension 3590 so we can work/ build together!

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PTA

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Discipline

PS121 follows the guidelines for NYC schools for discipline. Read about the current K-5 Discipline Code.

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Helping Your Child From Home

We have arranged for multiple resources for students and families, to be available from home.  You can help your child at home using our online learning resources 

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Free Lunch for All

School Lunch is now free for ALL NYC Public School Students. Read More about Free Meals for All.