Dear P.S. 170 Families,
Please allow me to introduce myself to some and re-introduce myself to others.
My name is Abigail Figueroa aka Ms. Aby , Parent Coordinator. I am so honored and proud for the role I have in your family’s success here at P.S. 170 The Ralph A. Fabrizio School. It is indeed a privilege for me to support, encourage and develop positive relationships between families and our school.
Here at P.S. 170 strongly encourage parent involvement. We understand that due to Covid restrictions and protocols, parent involvement has changed for many that wish to enter the building. We realize that you are our most valued stakeholder, and I will continue to build stronger the bridge between our families and school community.
Your thoughts, opinions and involvement are very important, and you are welcomed here.
As your Parent Coordinator, I support the vision and the goals that our Principal has for our students and their families. One of our goals this year is to increase the parent involvement. I know TOGETHER we can do it. I am looking forward to a successful year! This is going to be an exciting year, and I look forward to working closely with you and your family.
Thank you in advance for your participation and involvement.
Updates / News
All NYC Public School Families to Receive $420 Per Child ( See Link Below)
More than $880 million in additional food assistance will go to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The food benefit, which is part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, will be issued in June. If you already have an EBT card, you’ll receive the funds automatically in early June. If you don’t already receive food benefits, you will receive a notice from the state in the mail explaining when and how you’ll receive your food benefit, which should come through in late June.
NYC Resources for Families
A reminder that many city services are available to all New Yorkers no matter what your immigration status is and regardless of your ability to pay.
Visit the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) COVID-19 webpage for up to date resources available to immigrant communities. Site now live in Arabic, Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Polish, Russian, Chinese Simplified, Spanish, and Urdu.
Important Messages from Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bitta Mostofi:
Celebrating Ramadan: Ramadan Mubarak!
- In partnership with community organizations, the City is prepared to serve over half a million meals during Ramadan at 32 DOE grab-and-go sites in neighborhoods with a high need during Ramadan.
- Visit schools.nyc.gov/freemeals to find a location near you.
Call 311 for Rent Support
- The City has activated a new hotline to assist tenants. Receive guidance on pressing issues like harassment, eviction, and benefits access. Additional support will be provided by the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants who can connect callers to free legal help.
Community Testing Update
- 5 new community testing sites will serve at-risk patients (seniors and those with symptoms)
- On track to test 3,600 patients this week — up to 7,000 starting next week
- Testing sites currently open at NYC Health + Hospitals:
- Brooklyn: H+H Gotham, East New York
- Bronx: H+H Gotham, Morrisania
- Staten Island: Vanderbilt Health Center, Clifton
- Manhattan: Sydenham Family Health Center, Harlem
- Queens: H+H Queens Hospital, Jamaica
- Additional sites are currently open through onemedical.com, use the code NYCCARE30 to make an appointment or call 1-888-ONEMED1.
Ethnic and Community Media Roundtable
- MOIA Commissioner Bitta Mostofi Mostofi, Department of Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, and Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza hosted a Community and Ethnic Media virtual round table to ensure that community and ethnic press have access to critical COVID-19 updates.
NYC Taxi is hiring for delivery work!
- Pay is $15/hour, plus mileage and toll reimbursement.
- Sign up at nyc.gov/delivery.tlc or share on Twitter in multiple languages.
Unemployment Benefits and New Student Loan Debt Tips During COVID-19
- Learn what benefits you may qualify for and how to apply. A new FAQ is available in multiple languages.
- Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, federal student loan payments are automatically suspended, without interest or penalties, for six months. No action is required by borrowers.