School Announcements

The James J. Ambrose School Proudly Celebrates Respect for All Week, February 14-18, 2022

Monday, February 14th: Respect for Diversity

Share our Similarities, Celebrate our Differences: Students are encouraged to come to school dressed in their traditional clothing and/or bring something to school that represents their culture.

Activity: Students will engage in classroom discussions about celebrating our differences and have an opportunity to share what they brought in to represent their culture.

Tuesday, February 15th: Anti-Bullying/Cyberbullying

“P.S. 115Q Stands Together Against Bullying”- Wear your School T-Shirt or School Colors (Blue and Gold).

Activity: Students will take the “Kids Against Bullying Pledge”. Together with their classmates they will create a pledge and sign it showing their commitment to creating a bully-free environment. Pledges will be displayed outside each classroom door.

Wednesday, February 16th: Celebrating Kindness/Be an Ally (100th Day of School)

Activity: Students will write one way they can be kind to others on a heart cutout. These will be collected and used to create a display of a large heart titled, “100 Ways to be Kind” and another display that spells out the word KIND.

Thursday, February 17th: “It Feels Good to be Yourself”

Wear your Favorite Pajamas. Read Aloud of the book I Am Enough by Grace Byers

Activity: Read Aloud of the book I Am Enough by Grace Byers. Students will create a list of all the things they love about themselves.

Friday, February 18th: National No One Eats Alone Day

Spread the Love – Say “Hello” to someone during Lunch.

Activity: Lunchtime Read Aloud: The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig. Discuss ways to include others so no one feels invisible.

Updates for Families from School Chancellor Meisha Porter

Message for Families from Our School Chancellor

Multicultural Celebration Virtual Museum

Thank you for participating in our Multicultural Celebration on June 14th. Please enjoy our virtual museum!

District 26 Logo Contest

We are excited to share a great opportunity for all students in grades K-8. District 26 is holding a logo contest for a new design which represents the themes of togetherness, universal connection, unity, uniqueness, diversity, and empowerment. The contest is open to students in grades K-8 in District 26. All entries for the logo contest are due by Monday, May 17, 2021. Students must have parent consent prior to submitting their entry. Please see the District 26 Logo Contest Google Form with additional information. We encourage all of our students to participate in this special opportunity!

2021-2022 School Calendar Released

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Free Caregiver Support Workshops

The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming Caregiver Support Workshops. Our three-workshop series are designed to provide families with proactive strategies they can use to support their child’s mental health and learning needs while virtually learning from home. These workshops are available at no cost to all NYC DOE parents and caregiversPlease see below for additional details and feel welcome to share the registration link with your community members.

Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child Workshops

Please open this link Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child Series – Parent Support Webinar Series Enrollment to learn more and register for the workshops listed below.

  • Structuring a Home Learning Environment; Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Managing Kids’ Screen Time; Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am EST
  • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 1; Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 2; Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am EST
  • Improving Your Relationship With Your Child; Tuesday, May 25th 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Parent Calming Techniques; Thursday, May 27th, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am EST

Coping During COVID-19 Workshops

Please open this link Coping During COVID-19 – Parent Support Webinar Series Enrollment to learn more and register for the workshops listed below.

  • Managing Grief and Loss; Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
  • Fostering Resilience Within Your Family; Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Will My Child be Okay?; Monday, May 17th, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm EST
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety; Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Managing Intense Emotions; Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm EST

Supporting Learning at Home

Please open this link  Supporting Learning at Home – Parent Support Webinar Series Enrollment to learn more and register for the workshops listed below.

  • Supporting Your Child in Virtual Learning; Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Building a Foundation for Reading at Home; Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
  • Building and Supporting Executive Functioning Skills; Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST

For additional resources from the Child Mind Institute, please visit us at:

Technical Support for Families

If you need technical support for a DOE device, please visit NYCENET Technical Support to complete the form and someone from the DOE will get back to you as soon as possible!