June is a month of student celebrations and a wonderful opportunity to share successes and accomplishments with your child. Praising and acknowledging their achievements is a valuable tool in their academic and social growth.
As the school year ends, please remain focused and supportive with your child’s academics. Let us retain the momentum that was started during the year. More importantly, it is vital that you have your child read during the summer months.
I wish all of you a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation with your children, family, and friends. Please enjoy the sights and sounds of this great city and take advantage of its many cultural institutions.
Thank you for your support and I look forward to guiding you again in September. Happy Vacation!
Congratulations to the Class of 2021; best wishes to all our graduating parents.
Welcome to all our new students & families!
1st Day of School for the 2021-2022 School Year: Monday, September 13, 2021
Parent Online Resources
- Login to NYC Schools Account (mystudent.nyc)
- 2021-2022 School Year Calendar (nyc.gov)
- PS115Q James J Ambrose School Website – Aim for the stars! (ps115jamesjambrose.org)
- District 26 Website
- SummerRising (nyc.gov)
- NYC School Survey
- Digital Citizenship (nyc.gov)
- Wide Open School | Activities for kids learning from home.
Summer Vacation Activities
Ways to Prevent the “Summer Slide”:
- Visit a Museum
- Visit the Public Library
- Visit NYC Parks
- Keep a vacation journal
- Keep a weather journal
- Read and discuss books at home
- Play board games (Scrabble, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, or other games)
- Read, Read, Read!
I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the spring weather. As we prepare our children for the final months of this challenging school year, please continue to support your child with their learning goals. This will lead to their success and a love of learning.
Thank you again for your continuous flexibility, patience and support as we strive to create a sense of normalcy for your children. We were very proud to welcome our remote students who opted-in to our in-person, 5 days a week learning experience. The students’ smiles and presence created a spirit that has been missing for over a year.
We were very fortunate and proud to have an engaged and active PTA who provided many of your children with virtual after-school programs. We thank our PTA for providing these wonderful opportunities to our students.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our great moms and please enjoy this very special day with your children, families and friends.
Parent Online Resources
- Voting Frequently Asked Questions
- Messages for Families
- Virtual Science Programs – NYSCI
- Family Resources
- district26.org – Family Engagement
- Promotion Policy
- PTA Website
I hope that you are well and enjoying the extra daylight hours. We all could use this sunshine as a sign that there is “light at the end of the tunnel.”
Thank you very much for your connections with our teachers and staff during our Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences. We greatly appreciated your feedback and we certainly recognized the value that you place in your child’s education.
Report Cards will be available on Thursday, April 15. All families can view these documents and more in your NYC Schools Account (Login – NYC Schools Account (mystudent.nyc)
Thank you to the many parents who have called me or emailed me with your positive thoughts and feelings regarding our “different” school year and expressing your sincere and kind appreciation and support for our Administration and Teachers.
Be well, stay safe, be positive.
Family Online Resources
Social and Emotional Supports
- Mental Health Support New Yorkers can access while staying at home
- Employee assistance program
- wellnesshome (nyc.gov)