News and Updates

February 2023

February Newsletter 2023 ↗️

February 1, 2023

Dear Parents,

The Dial-A-Teacher Program and P.S. 86 invite you to attend a workshop entitled “Test-Taking Tips”. The presentation will focus on supporting your child’s learning at home and increasing their student achievement in school and on tests. Resources and materials will be distributed.

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Presenter: Wendy Walker-Wilson

Join via Zoom

Meeting ID: 848 9299 7610

Passcode: 746289

Sincerely,

Maria Mendez, Parent Coordinator

January 2023

January 2023 Newsletter ↗️ 

January 25th, 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians:

A representative from the NYC Kids Rise will be hosting a family parent workshop on the “Save For College Program” for all Kindergarten and First-grade parents on Tuesday, January 31 at 9:30 am via Zoom. We look forward to seeing you and answering any questions you may have.

Meeting ID: 967 7674 0990

Passcode: 086086

Parents, 

f you would like to get rid of clothing in good condition that is taking up space in your home, there is a place where you can drop them off. El Puente is open for clothing donations. 

311 Central Ave, 

Brooklyn, NY 11221

Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 5 Pm

January 18th, 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians: Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19 at 9:30 am via Zoom we will be hosting a virtual family workshop on "Fire Safety". 

Meeting ID: 927 0684 3374

Passcode: 086086

January 6th, 2023

Parents/Guardians of Kindergarten and 1st Grade, I am excited to announce that the second annual citywide Save for College Program NYC Scholarship Month has begun! Participating kindergarten and newly enrolled first grade students can now activate and view their NYC Scholarship Accounts (Building Block 1). If you need help see Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator.

January 4th, 2023

Parents/Guardians, Elections for all New York City's Education Councils are coming in January 2023! Parents across the city have an opportunity to help shape policies and priorities for NYC schools by voting for their representatives on a council or by running for a council seat themselves. There are 32 Community Education Councils, one for each NYC community school district, and four citywide councils. Learn about NYC Education Councils! Sign up to attend a virtual Zoom Information Session. Thank you.

Visit the Election Home Page ↗️ for the complete schedule of Information Sessions, occurring daily throughout the Application Period, from January 9th - February 13th.  You will also find eligibility requirements, campaign guidelines and more about the elections.

January 3rd, 2023

Parents of First Grade Students, If you participated last year in the Save For College program and have not activated your child's NYC Scholarship Account you can activate & view now. If you need help, you can reach out to Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator.

November 2022

November 2022 ↗️ 

November 28th, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please join us for a hybrid family parent workshop on Wednesday, November 30 at 9:00 am on “Literacy / Social Studies 3-5” presented by Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator and Ms. Sauer, Assistant Principal. We will focus on how you can best support your child at home using literacy skills. If you plan to attend in person, please bring your ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Meeting ID: 972 2234 8484 

Passcode: 086086

Fifth Grade Parents: This is a reminder that the last day for parents to complete their child's Middle School application is December 1. For more information, please call Ms. Bautista, Guidance Counselor at 718-574-0227.

November 17th, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please join us for a hybrid family parent workshop on Wednesday, November 23 at 9:00 am on “Literacy K-2” presented by Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator and Ms. Sauer, Assistant Principal. We will focus on how you can best support your child at home using literacy skills.

Zoom ↗️

Meeting ID: 959 0086 5959 

Passcode: 086086

María Méndez

Parent Coordinator

November 14th, 2022

Kindergarten & 1st Grade New Admit Parents/Guardians, The opt-out window for the NYC Kids Rise | Save For College Program opened on November 1st. If you wish to change your child's participation status to receive a NYC Scholarship Account, please do so by November 30th. You can do this by:

        1. Logging in to your child's NYC Schools Account

       2. Signing and return the opt-out form you received for your child

If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Mendez, the Parent Coordinator at 718-574-0577.

November 9th, 2022

Parents of Kindergarten Students, Thursday, October 10 at 9:30 am P.S 86 will be hosting a virtual family workshop for our Kindergarten parents, on the “NYC Kids Rise Save For College Program” via Zoom. Today I am sending home with your child a folder with information on the NYC Kids Save For College Program for your review. Please check your child's book bag for this folder and have it with you during tomorrow's virtual meeting.

November 7th, 2022

Good Morning 5th Grade Parents, On Monday, November 14, 2022, at 9:00 am, Ms. Bautista, Guidance Counselor will be hosting an informational session for all our 5th-grade parents about the admission process in registering your child to a Junior High School. 

November 4th, 2022

Parents, The School Wellness Council is hosting a Turkey Trot for Grades K-5 on Monday, November 14th. Our goal is to raise money for our annual food drive hosted by Ms. Bautista. We are sending home permission slips and asking students to bring in $1 that will be donated for the purchase of food. If you are giving permission for your child to participate, please bring in the permission slip by Thursday, November 10th. Students will be walking at least 8 laps around the school building. Please have your child put on his walking shoes that day. We can't wait to see everyone there! 

November 3rd, 2022

Parents, Just a reminder that today is a half day of school and all students will be dismissed at 11:45 am. Also, please log in on time for your appointment today with your child's teacher. If your child's teacher set up a phone meeting, make sure to have your phone next to you. If for any reason you miss your scheduled appointment, the teacher will reach out to you and reschedule your appointment for another day.

November 1st, 2022

Kindergarten & 1st Grade New Admit Parents/Guardians, The opt-out window for the NYC Kids Rise | Save For College Program has opened as of today November 1st. If you wish to change your child's participation status of receiving the NYC Scholarship Account, you may do so by:

November 1st, 2022

Parents, On Thursday, November 3 are the Parent-Teacher Conferences. On this day students will have half of a day of school. All students will be dismissed at 11:45 am. Please be on time to pick up your child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

October 2022

October 31st, 2022

Parents, We have in the lost and found sweaters, jackets, coats, umbrellas, and even lunch boxes. If your child is missing one or more of these items, please visit our school's lost and found and check for the items your child has been missing.

October 27th, 2022

Parents, School 86 invites you to attend a parent workshop via ZOOM entitled "Homework is a Family Affair", Friday, October 28 at 9:30 am.

October 20th, 2022

Parents, Please join District 32 for its first-ever Family Resource Fair on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

October 13th, 2022

Parents, This is a reminder that we will be hosting a virtual family workshop tomorrow, Friday, October 14th at 9:30 am on "Attendance and Punctuality."

Meeting ID:  940 7623 7382

Passcode: 086086

October 12th, 2022

Parents, This is a reminder that we will be hosting a virtual Townhall School Safety Meeting tomorrow Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 pm.

Meeting ID: 910 0227 4247

Passcode: 086086

For Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parents, The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for their children’s futures. It is a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career training more accessible for public school students by building financial assets and expectations of success, starting in kindergarten. There will be an informative session on October 14th at 10:00 am.

October 6th, 2022

Parents, Just a reminder that our next Parent-Teacher Association Meeting for October 2022 will take place on Tuesday, October 11 at 9:00 am.

On Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00 am Dr. Moschella, our school Principal will be conducting a Title I Meeting. Please note that during our PTA meeting Dr. Moschella will be joining us at 10:00 am to conduct this meeting. The Parent-Teacher Association meeting and the Title I meeting are on the same link. There will be no need to exit the Parent Teacher-Association meeting to join the Title I meeting.

October 3rd, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I would like to invite you to a parent Workshop on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. on “Foster Growth Mindset in kids”. Children with a growth mindset function under the perception that anyone can develop into anything they want to be. While children rapidly develop cognitive skills during the first few years of their life, they progressively build on them throughout their academic life.

Meeting ID: 938 1872 4881

Passcode: 086086

Sincerely,

Ms. Pou, MSW, CASAC-T

Social Worker

September 2022

September 2022 ↗️

September 28th, 2022

Parents, On Friday, September 30th at 9:30 am P.S. 86 will be conducting a family workshop via Zoom ↗️ on "Building Bonds Between Schools and Families".

Meeting ID: 988 8367 6409

Passcode: 086086

September 25th, 2022

Parents, This is a reminder that tomorrow Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27 school will be closed for a two-day Jewish celebration. All students will return to school on Wednesday, September 28.

Student Privacy Annual Notices

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security ↗️

Annual FERPA Notification (School Year 2022-23) ↗️

September 12th, 2022

Dear Parents,

Welcome Back! Our first PTA Meeting for the new school year will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 5:30 pm. During our first PTA Meeting, we will be conducting nominations and elections for two PTA vacancies. These nominations will be taken from the floor. We have two PTA vacancies available for grabs, PTA secretary and treasurer. If you are interested in being part of our Executive Board this year, please join our PTA meeting. Hope to see you all.

Join Zoom Meeting on your computer or mobile app ↗️

Meeting ID: 966 5774 1402

Passcode: 080267

Sincerely,

Maria Bautista

PTA President

September 8th, 2022

Parents, This is just a reminder that our new time schedule for this school year is from 8:30 am to 2:50 pm. School breakfast will be served Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:25 am.

Parents, Since school instruction will begin at 8:30 am, it is important for your child to be in school no later than 8:25 am. Punctuality is as important as coming in everyday to school.

June 2022

June Newsletter ↗️

June 13th, 2022

Parents, Join Reading Is Fundamental on a Summer Reading Road Trip

This summer Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is inviting children across the nation to take a reading road trip! RIF is packing everything students need to spend their summer visiting new and exciting destinations while reading all summer long! For each destination, RIF offers a variety of book suggestions and accompanying activities. Visit RIF’s Summer Reading Road Trip site to download an official travel map, brochure, and bingo board.

Parents, Last summer National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) teamed up with TikTok for the PTA Connected Create with Kindness initiative to produce a new guide to help parents and families learn about the popular social video sharing app. The guide, now available in Spanish, educates parents and families about safety on the Tik Tok app and helps parents talk with their teens about using social media productively and responsibly. Tip topics include comment restrictions and a digital wellbeing checklist. 

June 10th, 2022

Parents, All New York City Public School families regardless of income will receive $375 per child in food benefits to help cover the costs of meals from last summer during the pandemic — whether they attended summer school or not. The state began the rollout this month, with the retroactive benefit being distributed to students enrolled as of June 2021. Because New York City is a universal free lunch district, all public school students are eligible to receive P-EBT regardless of their household income. Families are also eligible regardless of immigration status.

For more info on P-EBT

Families can call 1-833-452-0096 with questions.

To request a new card, fill out the online form ↗️.

Parents, This is just a reminder that our final PTA Meeting for the school year will take place next week Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00 am. Notices were sent out Friday, June 3. Please read attachment for more details. Click on the link below and join us.

Join Zoom Meeting on your computer or mobile app

Meeting ID: 846 8935 9281

Passcode: 009749

June 3rd, 2022

Parents, Just a reminder that on Monday, June 6 at 1:00 pm our school principal, Dr. Moschella will be facilitating a parent workshop on, "SAFETY". 

Meeting ID: 973 4013 5743

Passcode: 086086

June 1st, 2022

Parents, This is just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, June 2nd at 9:30 am P.S. 86 will be hosting a parent workshop on "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!" via ZOOM. 

Meeting ID: 844 6187 5315

Passcode: KYR

Parents, TODAY IS SESSION 1 of the FAMILY DIGITAL WORKSHOP for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm in person at the school. You must show ID and proof of vaccination. Sign in right after dismissal with you child.

Free Summer Meals Starts June 28

Breakfast and lunch will continue beyond the instructional school year. Our Summer Meals Program is available throughout New York City to anyone ages 18 years old and under. Designated public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks will be open for service. No registration, documentation, or ID is necessary to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal. Additional information will be provided as we get closer to the summer in the coming weeks.

A Message for Families from Deputy Chancellor Lloyd: May 30, 2022

This family update provides important information about the newly released 2022-23 school year calendar, free summer meals, and updating your child’s information through the New York City Schools Account (NYCSA).

Messages for Families ↗️

May 2022

May Newsletter ↗️

May 31st, 2022

Parents, On Thursday, June 2nd at 9:30 am we will be hosting a parent workshop on "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!". Please save the date and join us. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 844 6187 5315

Passcode: KYR

May 27th, 2022

Parents, On Monday, May 30th school will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. Students will return to school on Tuesday, May 31st. Enjoy your three day weekend.

Parents, please read the family letter from the Department of Education regarding the horrific event that occurred this week at a school in Texas and assurance that the Department of Education is working closely with the Police Department to keep our school community safe. for our children, teachers, parents and all staff. Message for Families from Chancellor Banks: May 25, 2022 ↗️

May 26th, 2022

Parents, On Wednesday, June 1 at 5:00 pm, our District 32 Interim Superintendent, Dr. Rebecca Lozada, will host a workshop for parents called "Cultivating a Culture of Respect." 

Parents, On June 3rd at 6:00 pm District 32 will be hosting a wellness parent workshop on, "Self-Care". Jazzy Rivera will be hosting this workshop for District 32. Register in advance for this meeting. ↗️ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Parents, On Tuesday, June 7th at 5:00 pm District 32 is hosting a parent workshop on, "How do we set our children up for success during the summer break?". Dr. Liza Minnicozzi will be facilitating this workshop for parents. Register in advance ↗️

May 18th, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians:

P.S 86 will be hosting a virtual family workshop for our parents K-5th grade, on “Making Learning Fun this Summer!” on Monday, May 23 at 10:00 am via Zoom. The presenter will be our Interim Acting Assistant Principal, Ms. Sauer. This workshop will focus on how to make everyday activities learning opportunities for your children.  We will share ideas and ways to work with your children at home this summer in Math, Reading and Writing.  Join Us!

Join Zoom Meeting ↗️

Meeting ID: 865 6896 0469

Passcode: 086086

May 17th, 2022

Parents, If you are interested in financial help to cover the cost and installation of an air conditioner or fan, click on the link below. The Cooling Assistance benefit helps eligible households buy and install an air conditioner or fan up to a cost of $800. Visit access.nyc ↗️ for more information.

Parents, Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New York City, the city is now at a COVID-19 high (orange) alert level. 

Kindergarten Parents, On Friday, May 20th at 12:00 pm P.S 86 will be hosting a family workshop for kindergarten parents on the "NYC Kids Rise Save For College Program". Parents can start activating their child's NYC Scholarship Account and earn $25 more. This will give you a total of $125. Join us on Friday and learn how you can add more money into your child's account. A folder with information on the NYC Kids Rise Save For College Program will be going home with your child tomorrow. Please have your folder with you during our presentation on Friday. 

Join Zoom Meeting ↗️

Meeting ID: 872 7461 1522

Passcode: 086086

May 16th, 2022

Parents, Tuesday, May 17 at 5:00 pm District 32 will be hosting a parent workshop on, Why Does CRSE Matters? Register on Zoom ↗️.

Parents, On Wednesday, June 1 at 5:00 pm District 32 Consortium will be hosting a workshop on "Cultivating An Upstander Culture". Advanced registration required.

May 12th, 2022

Parents, Just want to inform you that all elementary seats Citywide for the Summer Rising Program are now full. However, selected students from Grades 3 to 5 will be notified if they are mandated to attend summer school. If your child is required to attend summer school, you will receive a notification in June 2022. Summer School this year is from July 5 to August 19, 2022. Our summer school location is at P.S. 376K located at 194 Harman St, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

Parents of Third to Fifth Grade Students: Please join us Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 pm as we are hosting a *VIRTUAL* presentation via ZOOM called, “Eight Ways to Help Your Child Read with myON.” We will be discussing the best way to use the app with your child and how to improve their digital literacy skills. Thank you! Ms. Keper & Ms. Wallace

May 9th, 2022

Good Morning Parents, Just want to inform you that our PTA Meeting for Tuesday, May 10 has been cancelled. Our PTA Meeting has been postponed for Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30pm. Nominations will be taken from the floor for the following positions, PTA President, PTA Secretary and PTA Treasurer. Elections will also be held on the same day. Teachers will be sending parents a three-digit code to vote.

May 6th, 2022

Parents, I am very excited to announce that we are no longer going to have breakfast in the classroom! Beginning on Monday, May 9, breakfast will be offered to our students in the cafeteria from 7:30-7:55AM. This will allow for students to get hot breakfast each day as they are being supervised by school aides. There will still be a grab and go breakfast for any student arriving at 8:00 AM or later.

May 4th, 2022

Parents, On Friday, May 6 at 9:30 am P. S. 86 will be hosting a parent workshop on the "Summer Rising Program / Enrollment". If you already enrolled your child in the Summer Rising Program and have questions, please attend this workshop. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 891 3113 7680

Passcode: 086086

April 2022

April Newsletter ↗️

April 29th, 2022

Parents, District 32 is hosting a parent workshop on Tuesday, May 17 at 5:00 pm on "Why Does CRSE Matter?" facilitated by Dr. Lisa Minicozzi. Please register ↗️ and save date and time.

Parents, as cases rise again in New York City, each student will receive four home tests for COVID-19 each week until further notice. Two tests are for your child to use and two are for a family member to use. Take these tests every week, at least five days apart, unless you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 

April 28th, 2022

Parents, School will be closed on Monday, May 2 in celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Students will return to school on Tuesday, May 3.

April 27th, 2022

Parents, Tomorrow Thursday, April 28 at 9:30 am via Zoom, the NYC Psychotherapy and Counseling Center will be hosting a virtual family workshop for our parents at 86 on "How to Raise a Resilient Child". 

Parents: On Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 pm our school's Speech/Language Pathologist, Ms. Keper and Ms. Wallace will be conducting a parent workshop on, "Eight Ways to Help Your Child Read with myOn. 

April 26th, 2022

Parents, this Thursday, April 28 at 9:30 am via Zoom, the NYC Psychotherapy and Counseling Center will be hosting a virtual family workshop for our parents at 86 on "How to Raise a Resilient Child." 

Meeting ID: 889 9364 0252

Passcode: 086086

Parents: On Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 pm our school's Speech/Language Pathologist, Ms. Keper and Ms. Wallace will be conducting a parent workshop on, "Eight Ways to Help Your Child Read with myOn. Ms. Keper & Ms. Wallace will focus on how to use the reading platform Myon to best support a student’s digital literacy skills.

Meeting ID: 813 4565 2681

Passcode: 862022

April 25th, 2022

Parents, As of today Monday, April 25th you can start enrolling your children in the Summer Rising learning and enrichment program for all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our students at 86 will be attending the Summer Rising program at P. S. 376 located at 194 Harman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221. (corner of Harman Street and Wilson Avenue). For further information, you can reach out to Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator at 718-574-0577. 

Summer Rising 2022 ↗️

District 32 will be providing parents with support during the Summer Rising enrollment period. If you have questions and/or need support, join Alice Nieves-Garcia and Sheila Walch.

 In person support available!  Please call to arrange appointments at the contact information listed below

Alice Nieves-Garcia, FLC, anievesgarcia@schools.nyc.gov, Cell: 646-823-7209

Shaila Walch, FSC, Swalch@schools.nyc.gov, Cell: 646-410-7855

Wednesday April 27, 2022

Wednesday May 4, 2022

Wednesday May 11, 2022

Wednesday May 18, 2022

ALL SESSIONS OPEN @ 11AM

April 13th, 2022

Parents, You may be eligible to receive $30 a month off your internet bill. To Learn More: Call the Support Center at 877-384-2575, 9am-9pm EST, 7 days a week or email ACPSupport@usac.org with questions.

April 11th, 2022

Parents, Tomorrow Tuesday, April 12 at 9:00 am is our April PTA Meeting. Please join us via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 841 7908 7473

Passcode: 086086

April 8th, 2022

Parents, School will be closed on Friday, April 15 until Friday, April 22 for Spring Recess. Students will return to school on Monday, April 25.

Parents of Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade, When students return from the Spring Recess, keep in mind that on that same week students will be taking their State Math Exam for two consecutive days, Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27.

Parents, Our English Language Learners (ELL) students will start taking the "Speaking" part of the NYSESLAT starting on Tuesday, April 12th - May 20th. The reading, writing, and listening part will begin May 9th - May 20th. For further information, you can reach Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator.

April 4th, 2022

Parents, Just a reminder that all School Surveys being mailed out must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 15. You also have the choice to complete your NYC School Survey by logging into your child’s NYC Schools Account, where you will not need a code. Finally, you can access your survey by going online to NYCSchoolSurvey.org ↗️ and completing it in the language of your preference. Your code to complete the survey online is a lower case “f” followed by your child’s 9-digit identification number, also known as the (osis number). If you need help, you can reach out to Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator.

March 2022

March Newsletter ↗️

March 29th, 2022

Parents, Just a reminder that on Thursday, March 31 at 9:30 am the New York Psychotherapy will be hosting a parent workshop for our families at 86 on "Building Bonds Between Schools and Families". Also, if you have not completed your New York City School Survey, please do so today. Your voice is important to us. If you need help, you can reach Ms. Mendez, the Parent Coordinator at 718-574-0577.

March 28th, 2022

Parents of all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, Just a reminder that our third through fifth-grade students will be taking their English Language Arts State Exam for two consecutive days, tomorrow Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30. Parents, please make sure that your child is not absent on those days and that he/she goes to sleep early the night before. If your child wears glasses, please do not forget to send them to school. Have your child enjoy a healthy breakfast at home or in school.

Parents, If you have not completed your New York City School Survey, please do so today. Your voice is important to us. If you need help, you can reach Ms. Mendez, the Parent Coordinator at 718-574-0577.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Ms. Selina LeBron, from The New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, will be hosting a virtual family workshop for our parents at PS 86, “Building Bonds Between Schools and Families” on Thursday, March 31 at 9:30 am via ZOOM:  

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 6542 1831

Passcode: 086086

We look forward to seeing you and answering any questions, you may have. 

Sincerely, Maria Mendez, Parent Coordinator

March 25th, 2022

Good Morning Parents, The deadline to complete your NYC School Survey has been extended until April 15. Please take the time to complete your survey today, your voice is important to us. Also, keep in mind that if you completed your NYC School Survey online, you do not need to complete the paper survey sent home this week. You have a choice of completing the NYC School Survey online or completing the paper survey. If you need help or have questions, you can reach out to Ms. Mendez, the Parent Coordinator at 718-574-0577.

March 22nd, 2022

Parents, Our school’s NYC School Surveys were distributed out today to your child’s class. Please check your child’s book bag today and retrieve your NYC School Survey. Please complete the NYC School Survey and put it inside the envelope. You could either mail it out yourself or send it with your child and he/she will get FREE ice cream. We want to thank you for your cooperation and your time.

Parents, The NYC School Survey needs to be mailed out by this Friday, March 25. You can also go to your child's NYC Schools Account and fill out your survey there. If the paper survey did not come in your language of preference, you can go to NYCSchoolSurvey.org ↗️ and enter your unique access code that starts with a lower case "f" follow by your child's OSIS number or ID number and take it in your preferred language of choice. If you need help, reach out to Ms. Mendez, the Parent Coordinator at 718-574-0577.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I would like to invite you to a parent workshop on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. on “SEL Strategies at Home for Parents/Kids” presented by the School Social Worker. Families and caregivers are every school's most important partners in growing a child's Social-Emotional Learning.

Join our Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 570 322 0921

Passcode: 086086

Sincerely, Ms.Pou, MSW, CASAC-T, Social Worker/SEL

March 15th, 2022

Parents, On Thursday, March 17 P.S. 86 will be conducting a family workshop on the NYC Parent Survey. We have scheduled two sessions on the same day for your convenience. You can join the morning session at 9:30 am or the evening session at 6:00 pm. 

Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 862 2451 2531

Passcode: 086086

March 10th, 2022

Parents, Please sign in to your child's NYC Schools Account and fill out the NYC School Survey. You will find the NYC School Survey under the box that says, "FORMS". If you need help, reach out to Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator.

March 10th, 2022

Parents, Register now for a COVID-19 Vaccination Information Session. Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Hear from NYC doctors and get your questions answered.

Please register in advance. Both sessions cover the same content.

https://learndoe.org/face/ ↗️

March 14 6:00-7:30 pm

March 16 6:00-7:30 pm

March 14, from 6:00–7:30 p.m.; register for sessions that will be held in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dial-in details are specific to each language are available via the registration link.

March 16, from 6:00–7:30 p.m.; register for sessions that will be held in English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Bangla. Dial-in details are specific to each language are available via the registration link.

Hosted by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and NYC Department of Education.

March 10th, 2022

Parents, By now, you may know that as of this Monday, March 7 face coverings will be optional on school grounds for students in Kindergarten through grade 12. 

March 8th, 2022

Dear Parents,

This is a reminder that our March PTA/PAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 5:30 pm via ZOOM. The PTA will begin the process of establishing a nominating committee to conduct the nomination and election process during the months of April and May.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 2146 1822

Passcode: 086086

Sincerely, Ytalibe Navarrete, PTA President

March 4th, 2022

Good afternoon.

Please visit the Messages for Families ↗️ site regarding COVID-19 health and safety updates shared today by the Deputy Chancellor.

We are pleased to announce that, face coverings will be optional on school grounds for students in kindergarten through grade 12 beginning Monday, March 7. There are no requirements for social distancing in public spaces, including classrooms, cafeterias, and auditoriums.

March 2nd, 2022

Parents, Just a reminder that tomorrow Thursday, March 3rd students will be dismissed at 11:15 am for Parent-Teacher Conferences. All After-School Programs are canceled. Please make sure to arrive on time in order for all students to be dismissed promptly.

Parents, Explore FREE courses, resources, and events through the Parent University. Parent University is designed to empower you as an advocate and partner in your child's education. 

March 2nd, 2022

Outdoor Mask Policy

Beginning on Monday, February 28, masks or face coverings are optional when outside on school grounds. Masks will still be required for all students, staff, and visitors inside schools. We will continue to maintain strict COVID-19 protocols, including increased ventilation, distancing when possible, a daily screener to make sure those with symptoms do not come to school, and test kit distribution.

As a reminder, vaccination is the best tool we have to fight COVID-19 and to keep our schools safe for all our students. Children ages 5 and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child is eligible but not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, you can make an appointment for vaccination at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 311 to find a vaccine site near you. The vaccine is free for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration or insurance status. We thank you for your continued partnership.

February 2022

February Newsletter ↗️

February 17th, 2022

Parents, Next week, beginning Monday, February 21 through Friday, February 25, the school will be CLOSED for winter break. The children are going home this Friday, February 18 with two COVID test kits. You must administer the first home COVID test on February 26 and the second home COVID test on February 27. If both tests are negative and your child is feeling well, they may return to school on Monday, February 28 at 8:00 am.

Good Afternoon 5th Grade Parents, On Friday, February 18, 2022, at 9:30 am, Ms. Bautista, Guidance Counselor will be conducting a parent workshop on the Middle School Applications via zoom.

Meeting ID: 825 8011 5500

Passcode: 086086

February 7th, 2022

Parents, Just a reminder that Picture Day was postponed by the PTA until April 7 for Kindergarten, First grade, and Second Grade and until April 8 for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade. Orders must be submitted on or before March 11. After March 11th, no orders will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Parents, School will be closed for the Winter Break starting Monday, February 21st until Friday, February 25th. Students will return back to school on Monday, February 28th.

Parents, Community School District 32 invites parents to an information session for NYC Kids Rise College Savings Program for Kindergarten Students on Friday, February 18, 2022, at 6:00 PM. 

Register for the event. ↗️

February 3rd, 2022

Parents, this survey is intended for the parents, guardians, or caretakers of English Language Learners (ELL). In order to provide your child with the best possible education and service, we want to better understand your needs for your child’s education. Your assistance in answering these questions is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Visit ccell.org ↗️ to take the ELL Parents Survey

School Pictures will take place on April 7th for kindergarten to second grade. School pictures will take place on April 8th for third graders to fifth grade. Reminder: Last day to order your school pictures is March 11th by MONEY ORDERS ONLY. 

Parents, On Tuesday, February 8th at 9:00 am is our Parent-Teacher Association Meeting. Hope to see you all during our virtual Zoom meeting. 

Meeting ID: 868 8127 8344

Passcode: 086086

Parents, next Thursday, February 10th at 9:30 am RiseBoro will be conducting a virtual parent workshop for our P.S. 86 families on "Parent Self-Care". I would love for everyone to join us. 

Meeting ID: 851 6676 0080

Passcode: 086086

Parents, Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, February 4 at 9:30 am Jonathan Reyes from the New York Center for Psychotherapy and Counseling will be holding a workshop for parents of School 86 families on "Understanding Parental Behavior". of his son". 

Parents, Just a reminder that on Tuesday, February 8th at 9:00 am is our PTA Meeting. Click on the link below and join us.

Meeting ID: 868 8127 8344

Passcode: 086086

Please visit the Messages for Families ↗️ for an Update for Families on COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies.

January 2022

January 31, 2022

Parents, Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, February 1st schools will be closed in celebration of the Lunar Year.

Please attend the parent workshop to learn about “Understanding Your Child’s Behavior” presented by Jonathan Reyes from New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center and Ms. Pou, school Social Worker. We understand that this has been a challenging year for many families trying to adjust into a normal school year with COVID still being active.

Friday, February 4, 2022 at 9:30 am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 570 322 0921

Passcode: 086086

January 24, 2022

Dear Parents, P.S. 86K will be conducting a virtual family workshop on the NYC Schools Account on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 9:30am for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and those parents who have not open their child’s account as of yet.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 848 1004 0889

Passcode: 086086

January 20th, 2022

Parents, We do not want anyone bringing in any COVID-19 test rapid device results inside the school building, whether it's positive or negative. If it's positive, just send the teacher an email. No one wants to be exposed. Students should not be bringing them to school as well. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

January 18th, 2022

Parents, There has been information shared by the media stating that there will be a remote learning option for students. However, schools have not received official guidance from the Department of Education (DOE). At this point, there is no official remote instruction. Once we get that information, we will share it with you. At this time, the only students who can participate in remote instruction are those in quarantine.

January 14th, 2022

Parents, On Monday, January 17 school will be closed in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students will resume back to school on Tuesday, January 18. Enjoy your three-day weekend.

Parents, Tuesday, January 18 is the last day you can submit your Kindergarten application for September 2022. If your child was born in 2017, you can apply for a place in Kindergarten for September 2022. You can submit your application online at myschools.nyc.gov or you can call 718-935-2009. You may also go in person to the enrollment office located at 1665 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233.

Parents, As you know, COVID-19 numbers have increased. Together we can stop the spread of COVID-19 by consciously keeping a physical distance between each other. Social distancing is the most effective way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please parents we ask you to maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart when you are dropping off your child or picking them up. Everyone must please wear a facemask. Everyone's health is our number one priority.

January 11th, 2022

Parents, Tomorrow Wednesday, January 12th at 9:30 am is our special meeting "Breakfast with the Principal", where she is going to share school updates and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 7793 3821

Passcode: 086086

Parents, Just a reminder that today Tuesday, January 11, 2022, is our Parent-Teacher Association Meeting (PTA) at 5:30 pm. Click on the link below to join us.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 7403 1591

Passcode: 086086

January 5th, 2022

Parents, Today's parent workshop on "Children's Emotions and Feelings" has been canceled until further notice.

January 3rd, 2022

January Newsletter ↗️

Parents, Happy New Year! As we welcome students back to school after a well-deserved winter break, our highest priority remains the health and safety of our students, families, and staff. There are additional health and safety measures in place to ensure that students and staff are safe and that our school can remain open. 

Parents, Our PTA / PAC Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 11 at 5:30 pm.

December 2021

December 23rd, 2021

P.S. 86 would like to wish our children and families a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year 2022!

Parents, Just a reminder that school will be closed for the Winter Recess starting tomorrow, Friday, December 24 until Friday, December 31, 2021. Students will return back to school on Monday, January 3, 2022.

December 20th, 2021

Parents, It is highly important that you notify the school if your child tested positive for COVID-19.

Parents, The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will be conducting a presentation for parents on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids on Tuesday, December 21st at 6:00 pm. GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED about the COVID-19 VACCINE and new eligibility for children 5-11 years old. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 791 501 8756

Parents, The District 32 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is hosting a Black Lives Matter Consortium on Monday, December 20 from 5-7 pm.

December 13th, 2021

Parents, please join our school Parent-Teacher Association Meeting today at 9:00 am.

Join Zoom Meeting ↗️

Meeting ID: 864 8846 7554

Passcode: 086086

December 9th, 2021

Good Afternoon Parents, On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 9:00 am is our Parent-Teacher Association Meeting (PTA). Join the Zoom Meeting on your computer or mobile app .

Meeting ID:  864 8846 7554

Passcode: 086086

December 8th, 2021

Parents, Our school has been selected once again as a pop-up vaccination site on Monday, December 13, 2021, from 7:30 am- 4:30 pm for any PS 86 student whose parents wish for them to be vaccinated. Your child can get the first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine dose on that day. A parent or legal guardian must accompany their child while receiving their vaccine. In addition, there will be a mobile vaccination unit outside our school on Monday, December 13, 2021, for anyone in the community wishing to be vaccinated.

December 6th, 2021

December 2021 Newsletter ↗️ 

Mr. Jonathan Reyes, from The New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, will be hosting a virtual family workshop for our parents at P. S. 86, “Where do we go from here: Addressing Trauma?” on Thursday, December 9 at 10:00 am via ZOOM:  Zoom Meeting ↗️

Meeting ID: 834 7061 0797

Passcode: 086086

December 3rd, 2021

Parents, Our school has again been selected as a popup vaccination site on December 13, 2021, from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm for any PS 86 students whose parents wish for them to be vaccinated. Parents or legal guardian must accompany their children while receiving the vaccine. In addition, there will be a mobile vaccination unit outside our school on December 13, 2021, for anyone in the community wishing to be vaccinated.

Parents, register for a Yoga Mindfulness Parent Workshop ↗️ for families on Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 pm.

December 2nd, 2021

Parents Of Kindergarten Students ONLY, All DOE kindergarten students are eligible to join the Save for College Program. Kindergarten families who do not wish to have their child’s data shared with NYC Kids RISE must opt-out of the Save for College Program; the deadline for families to opt-out has been extended until December 31.

November 2021

November 24th, 2021

Parents, Tomorrow Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26 school will be closed. The 86 Family wants to wish all our families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Students will return back to school on Monday, November 29.

November 22nd, 2021

Parents, Tomorrow Tuesday, November 23 at 9:30am we will conducting a parent workshop called "Meet The Social Worker".

 Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 3923 6755

Passcode: 086086

Sincerely, 

Veronica Pou, MSW,CASAC-T

Social Worker

November 19th, 2021

Parents, please read the letter on a confirmed COVID case in our school community.

November 18th, 2021

Parents, please read the letter of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community.

November 18th 2021

Parents, The Community Education and the Presidents' Councils from District 32 cordially invites you to their First Joint meeting this Monday, November 22nd at 6:00 pm. At this meeting they'll be having a conversation with our Interim Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Lozada, and parent leaders from our schools.

Please kindly register for this meeting.

November 15th, 2021

Parents, Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16 is our Annual Town Hall at 9:00 AM.

November 12th, 2021

Dear District 32 Community,

I am humbled and honored to transition on to the new role as the Acting Superintendent of Community School District 32. I am excited to continue the forward momentum that we’ve established as a district in order to transform teaching and learning for all students across our community. I look forward to strengthening our partnerships with the school leaders, parents, guardians, teachers, scholars, and community members that I’ve met and have had the pleasure of working with during my time as a Deputy Superintendent. District 32 is a district at HOPE, practicing and believing that all our students are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS. I will work tirelessly to ensure that we live up to this mantra each and every day.

District 32 is my heart. As many of you know, I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I am the product of New York City public schools in the neighboring District 14. I began my career as an educator as an elementary school teacher at P.S. 123 in District 32. Over the years, I’ve worked as an instructional coach, an adjunct professor at LaGuardia Community College teaching bilingualism and ESL courses to aspiring teachers. In 2008, I became a principal at 25Q201, and worked to transform a struggling school into a 21st Century learning hub, making it the first NYC school with a Creative Learning Systems SMART lab.

In 2018, I was blessed to have the opportunity to return to the District 32 community as the Deputy Superintendent. I brought with me years of experience as an educator and a leader, and my commitment to ensuring that all our students receive what they rightfully deserve in order to thrive academically and in life, regardless of circumstance. During the past 3 years, I’ve worked alongside different stakeholders within our community with a focus on ensuring that all our efforts culminate in the classroom in tangible impacts on students and their learning. 

I am committed to serving and leading the District 32 community with compassion and purpose. I promise to always listen and advocate for the best interests of our scholars and our school communities. But this work cannot be accomplished by any one person—I will need each and every one of you. There is so much we have yet to accomplish together, and I look forward to learning and achieving in service of our students and families alongside you. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to lead, support, and transform District 32.

In Partnership,

Dr. Rebecca Lozada

Acting Superintendent of District 32

November 12th, 2021

Parents, On Monday, November 15 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm our school will be offering the first dose of Pfizer vaccinations to students of ages 5-11. Students must be members of the school community or siblings. Doses are limited.

Parents, Please note the Covid-19 vaccine for students ages 5-11 is not mandatory. In an effort to assist parents who choose to get their child vaccinated, a site has been set up at P.S. 86 on Monday, November 15 from 12:30 - 4:00 pm. In order for students to receive their Covid-19 vaccine at the school, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or an adult designated by the parent or guardian. If the student is accompanied by an adult who is not the parent or guardian, the provider must obtain verbal consent over the phone or a consent form must be sent with the designee.

November 9th, 2021

Parents, District 32 will be conducting an IEP Parent Meeting on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 6:00 PM. 

Register for the event. ↗️

Parents, The New York City Department of Education is developing the Universal Mosaic Curriculum. This is a rigorous, inclusive, affirming, and standards-aligned K–12 English Language Arts and Math curricula by New York City educators for New York City public schools, to be available to all schools in the fall of 2023. They want parent input!

Virtual Town Hall - 75-minute virtual sessions UMC Citywide Community

Engagement Town Halls to be held:

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.) Spanish

Saturday, November 13, 2021 (1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.) Mandarin, Russian, Spanish

Monday, November 15, 2021 (6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.) Arabic, Bangla, French, Sign Language

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 (6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.) Haitian Creole, Korean, Urdu

At the opening of our town hall, DOE students from schools across the City will share their vision for the future of NYC classrooms.

Register before the event. ↗️

Any inquiries email mosaiccurriculum@schools.nyc.gov

November 8th, 2021

Parents, On October 27 a letter was sent out to parents notifying them that students were going to participate in a Social Emotional Program to identify their needs and where they are emotionally today after the pandemic. Students will receive lessons based on their emotional needs. Today is the last day that you will be able to opt-out your child from participating in this program. If you wish to opt-out your child from this program, you can either email your child’s teacher or email Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator. 

Kindergarten Parents, On Friday, November 5 you received a copy of your child’s report card and attached to it was your temporary Account Creation Code to open up your child’s NYC Schools Account. In addition, you will need your child’s osis number or ID number to open this account and you can find the osis number or ID number in your child’s report card. If you have any questions, you can reach Ms. Mendez, Parent Coordinator at 718-574-0252.

November 8th, 2021

Dear District 32 Community: 

Firstly, I would like to congratulate Superintendent Sheila Gorski on her retirement, effective November 5, 2021. I am deeply grateful for her 36 years of dedicated service to the children of New York City and District 32. She has built a district where every student is valued and held to high expectations for their success. She leaves a strong legacy of instructional leadership and excellence through enrichment opportunities for all students from STEM and STEAM to Project Based Learning to District-wide Computer Science. She has truly led a district where every student can be successful, no exceptions.  

Secondly, I would like to introduce the Dr. Rebecca Lozada as Acting Superintendent of District 32, effective November 8, 2021. Dr. Lozada is currently the Deputy Superintendent of District 32 in Bushwick, Brooklyn but began her career in education teaching K-5 classes, coaching staff and working as an instructional leader and advocate for students in District 32. She was also an adjunct professor at LaGuardia Community College teaching the Bilingualism and ESL courses to aspiring teachers and later on in her professional trajectory, she became the principal of 25Q201 for ten years, where she transformed the school into a 21st Century learning hub, making it the first NYC school with a Creative Learning Systems Smart Lab. 

In 2018, Dr. Lozada returned to the District 32 community as the Deputy Superintendent. She brought with her extensive experience as an educator and a leader and coupled that with her passion for the students and families of Bushwick, Brooklyn. During her time with District 32, she has worked to establish a District Instructional Leadership Team to strengthen instruction in every D32 classroom. She has also launched the District 32 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team to develop an equity lens to examine structures, systems, and processes across all schools in order to make learning more equitable for all students. She continues to prioritize building leadership capacity at all levels and she champions the Kids At Hope initiative to grow the belief that all students are capable of success, No Exceptions! 

Therefore, I would like to congratulate Dr. Lozada who will bring her 32 years of experience to move District 32 forward. She is looking forward to working with Community Education Council (CEC) 32 and collaborating with the Brooklyn North NYCDOE Borough Office to implement the Academic Recovery Priorities and Instructional Principles in school year 2021-2022. District 32 is well- positioned for success in the 21-22 school year and beyond and a new permanent superintendent will be selected following the completion of the Chancellor’s Regulation C-37 Process for hiring a new Community District Superintendent.

Lastly, it is my honor to serve as the Executive Superintendent of Brooklyn North and I look forward to continue supporting District 32 as it moves on with a new Superintendent. Please feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns regarding this transition in District Leadership at KWatts@schools.nyc.gov or at 929 462 4700. 

Be well. 

Kindly, 

Karen Watts

Executive Superintendent, 

Brooklyn North NYCDOE Borough Office

November 4th, 2021

Parents, please try to join District 32 Brilliant NYC Community Engagement Meeting today Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 PM. 

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 6:00 pm via ZOOM. ↗️

November 4th, 2021

Parents, The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits is a federal program to provide food benefits to children who miss the opportunity to receive school meals due to pandemic-related school closures. These benefits will take the form of funds on electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards, which can be used in the same manner as SNAP (food stamp) cards. All children enrolled at DOE schools are eligible.

For more information:

November 4th, 2021

Parents, On Tuesday, November 9 at 9:00 AM the school will be conducting a parent workshop on, "Helping Your Child With Literacy And Technology" via ZOOM. ↗️ The purpose of this workshop is to assist families with navigating Google Classroom, MyOn and offer support for reading at home. 

Meeting ID: 853 5278 1952

Passcode: 086086

November 2nd, 2021: 

Parents, This is a reminder that on Thursday, November 4 all students will be dismissed at 11:20 am due to Parent-Teacher Conferences in the afternoon and evening. If you haven't received an appointment to meet with your child's teacher via ZOOM, please reach out to your child's teacher using the class app. You could also reach out to Ms. Mendez, the Parent Coordinator at 718-574-0577.

October 2021

October 29th, 2021: 

 In our school's newsletter every month you will see school closing dates, school activities, parent workshops and more.

November 2021 Newsletter  ↗️

October 29th, 2021: 

Parents, On Tuesday, November 2 the school building will be closed due to Election Day. However, this day is fully remote for students. All students are expected to complete work on Google Classroom. Also, teachers will be taking attendance on this day.

Kindergarten Parents, The NYC Kids RISE Save for College program ↗️ offers families the opportunity to save and invest in their children's future. It is a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career education more accessible to public school students.

October 29th, 2021: 

Parents, Community District 32, the Superintendent Sheila S. Gorski and its Team invite all parents to join them as they co-construct expansive learning experiences for all. 

When: Thursday, November 4th, 2021 6:00 PM

Register in advance ↗️ for this meeting.

As a District @ Hope, w e invite you to reimagine school as a place to affirm and discover the treasures and brilliance in each and every scholar. We stand firm in our belief that all children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

For more information, please email: District32BK@gmail.com.

October 25th, 2021: 

Parents, On behalf of the Community Education Councils in Brooklyn North, they are coming together to address the concerns of families across our districts and devise solutions in partnership. 

When: Friday, October 29th, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting.

POSTPONED - More Information to Come

October 25th, 2021: 

Parents, You are invited to the Community District 32 Parent Virtual Workshop Series on how you could become a parent leader. 

When: Oct 26, 2021 6:00 PM

Register in advance ↗️ for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please reach out to swalch@schools.nyc.gov, or anievesgarcia@schools.nyc.gov, if you have any questions or need assistance to register.

October 20th, 2021: 

Dear Families,

We are well into the second month of our school homecoming, and I am so pleased that we have been able to get back into full swing while keeping our school communities healthy with minimal disruptions. Thanks to our multilayered health and safety protocols, our schools continue to be among the safest places in New York City.

You, our families, deserve enormous credit as well for doing your part in protecting your school communities: checking your children’s temperatures every morning, encouraging safe practices like physical distancing and handwashing, and making sure they are wearing their masks before they head off to school. Thank you so much for being our partners in prioritizing their health and safety, and keep up the great work!

One very important way we are keeping our schools safe is weekly random testing of unvaccinated students (grades 1 and above) for COVID-19. This kind of regular testing to track community spread is most effective when we can test as many students as possible, but to do that we need you to submit a consent form if you haven’t already done so. Thank you to those families that have already submitted.

You can fill out the testing consent form using your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA): schoolsaccount.nyc ↗️ or download the form online at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting ↗️ and bring the completed version to your school. Testing is safe, quick, and easy. We urge you to provide this consent to help keep your child and our school communities safe. You can learn more about the in-school COVID-19 testing program and watch a video showing what your child can expect at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting. 

If you have a child age 12 or over, the other major step you can take for their health is to get them vaccinated if you have not done so already. The vaccines are playing a huge role in reducing infection rates across the city, and are safe, free, and available regardless of immigration status. I strongly urge you to look for a nearby location where your child can receive the approved Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by visiting vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or calling 877-VAX-4-NYC (877-829-4692). If your child is already vaccinated, please upload that information to the DOE Covid-19 Vaccination Portal at vaccine.schools.nyc ↗️

Thanks to your partnership, we have fully reopened our schools safely. The more families that provide consent for COVID-19 testing in schools and have their eligible children vaccinated, the greater the progress we can continue to make in protecting everyone across our City and in our schools.

In partnership, 

Meisha Porter

New York City Schools Chancellor

October 19th, 2021: 

Parents, The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for and invest in their children’s futures. It is a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career training more accessible for public school students. Contact NYC Kids RISE at (833) 543-7473, info@nyckidsrise.org, or visit www.nyckidsrise.org. ↗️

October 14th, 2021: 

Parents, During the school day on Thursday, October 28, students will be able to come to the schoolyard with their class and pick up a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! They will also take a picture of the class with our fall decorations. Students will decorate their pumpkin with their class and bring it home. Please send in $2 per student. Thank you.

October 14th, 2021: 

Parents, The PTA will be collecting a donation of $10 per family to raise funds for activities during the 2021-2022 school year. Be aware that all monies collected will be used during PTA activities for parents and students.

October 14th, 2021: 

The Dial-A-Teacher Program and P.S. 86 invite you to attend a parent workshop via ZOOM, titled “The World As Our Classroom”.  The presentation will focus on helping to support your child’s learning at home and increase student achievement in school and on tests.  

Date:  Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time:  9:30am – 10:30am

Presenter:  Wendy Walker-Wilson

Meeting ID: 884 7436 5129

Passcode: 381082

October 13th, 2021: 

Parents, On Tuesday, October 19 at 10:00 am via ZOOM, Dr. Moschella, Principal will be conducting a Title I Meeting after the PTA Meeting. We will be using the same link for both meetings. 

Parents, On Thursday, October 21 at 9:30 am Dial-A-Teacher will be conducting a virtual parent workshop for our parents of P.S. 86 titled, "The World As Our Classroom" Please join us. 

October 12th, 2021: 

Parents, Our next Parent-Teacher Association Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at 9:00 am via ZOOM ↗️

Meeting ID: 862 6634 4938

Passcode: 086086

October 7th, 2021: 

Parents, On Monday, October 11 school will be CLOSED in observance of Indigenous People's Day.

October 5th, 2021: 

Good Morning Parents, On Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 am we will be hosting a virtual family workshop for our parents at 86. 

Ms. Catherine Rodriguez, from The New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center, will be hosting a virtual family workshop for our parents at P. S. 86, on “Back to School Anxiety: Helping Children Cope” on Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 am via ZOOM ↗️. We look forward to seeing you and answering any questions you may have. 

Meeting ID: 823 4382 8091

Passcode: 086086

October 1st, 2021: 

Parents, Next week the school will send a temporary creation code only to students whose parents have not opened their child's New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) and to all new incoming students. The temporary creation code letter ↗️ will look exactly like the attached file but with your child's information.

Kindergarten Parents and New Incoming Students, it is important to open your child's New York City Schools account. You will be able to access your child's attendance, grades and report card, and much more. Additionally, a temporary creation code will be sent to parents next week. English Letter ↗️ Spanish Letter ↗️

September 2021

September 28th, 2021: 

Parents, Please read the information about our NYC Public Schools. English Letter ↗️ Spanish Letter ↗️

Parents, Please have your child come in on time, as school begins at 8:00 AM. We need students to be lined up outside by 7:55 AM. We must continue to follow the daily screening protocol. Even in inclement weather (rain, snow, etc.). Please have your child dress accordingly to the weather. To expedite, the process, please download the QR code to your phone. The scan code is available on the schoolyard gate on Irving Avenue, closer to Greene Ave. Parents who have completed the process online, please show proof of the daily screening and automatically come to the front of the line.

September 27th, 2021: 

Parents, Starting tomorrow Wednesday, September 29 grades 3 to 5 dismissal will be staggered by grade. Fifth Grade will be dismissed at 2:05 pm, Fourth Grade will be dismissed by 2:10 pm and Third Grade will be dismissed by 2:15 pm. Please adhere to this time and the safety policy of 3 feet distancing and wearing a mask. Please be patient, we need to ensure the safety of our students. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

September 25th, 2021: 

Parents, Please review the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) yearly meeting schedule ↗️ for the 2021-2022 school year in English and Spanish. 

September 15th, 2021: 

All parents and any visitors must show proof of vaccine before entering the school building. This is Department of Education policy.

September 14th, 2021: 

Parents, Just a few announcements!

September 13th, 2021: 

Parents Welcome to the 2021–2022 school year—our long-awaited homecoming! A message from our Chancellor Meisha Porter. English Letter ↗️ Spanish Letter ↗️

Parents, A message from our Superintendent, Sheila S. Gorski. We welcome you back to the new 2021-2022 school year. We are so excited to re-open our school buildings. English Letter ↗️ Spanish Letter ↗️