February 2014 Newsletter

posted Jan 30, 2014, 11:50 AM by Sylwia Jasinski   [ updated Jan 30, 2014, 11:51 AM ]

Notes from Sylwia Jasinski - Parent Coordinator

E-mail š sjasinski@schools.nyc.gov

Did You Know?

ä   Free Breakfast is available to all students from 7:00 AM-7:45 AM

Parent Workshop ²  Taller para los Padres ²  家長講座

“Maximizing your time during Parent-Teacher Conferences”

Presented by CITE, Matt Zagami & Meander Cheng

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6 PM

Miércoles, 12 de febrero ² 星期   2 12


To find out more information about John J. Pershing, please look at IS 220 statistics page @ http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/20/K220/AboutUs/Statistics/default.htm 

The Dental Office at IS 220 is open and able to see students, to make an appointment call 718 630 8563. When making an appointment please include:  Your name, student's name, class and school your child attends as well as phone number you could be reached at.

Parent Association Meeting ² Reunión de Asociación de Padres  ² 家長誼會

Parent Workshop ²  Taller para los Padres ²  家長講座

“Learning Environment Survey”.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5 PM

Jueves, 27 de febrero ² 星期   2 27

Learning Environment Surveys

The New York City Department of Education will give the eighth annual Learning Environment Survey to every parent, teacher, and 6-12th grade student citywide. This is an exciting opportunity for the people who know their schools best to tell us what they think.
The voices of parents, students, and teachers count in two important ways. Survey results are reported to school communities and the public through Survey Reports. Survey results also count for 10% of schools’ yearly Progress Report grades. To find out more information about last year’s Learning Environment Survey please look at IS 220 page @


Please be on a lookout for GREEN Survey Envelope that will be distributed during

Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 27.

Good News for all students and their families.

$    On February 25, 26, 27 & 28 all Pershing students will undergo a Vision Screening provided by Helen Keller International/ChildSight. Students that have difficulty seeing will then be seen by a licensed optometrist. A free pair of eye glasses will be provided to the student, or a referral to a local provider for a comprehensive examination.

The screening and glasses are Free of charge.

If your child already wears glasses please make sure he/she brings them to school every day.


Reminder: “Parent Rights and Responsibilities” “Parent Bill of Rights” “School Parent Compact” as well as “Parent Involvement Policy” are available in the Parent Coordinator’s office Room 211