Stay Safe During Spring Recess

Spring Recess begins Monday, March 29. With the weather warming up and more parents and grandparents getting vaccinated, you might be considering traveling. Travel is not a good idea because COVID-19 is still a serious risk and puts you, your family, and your community at risk of getting and spreading the virus. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging all of us to avoid leaving town.
Please help stop the spread of COVID-19 and do not travel. If you must travel, remember these COVID-19 prevention tips:
 Keep distance from others, bring and use hand sanitizer, and make sure everyone over age two wears a face covering.
 Consider staying at a hotel rather than at someone’s home. If you have out-of-town guests, suggest they do the same.
 Pick activities that allow you to safely keep distance from others. Avoid large crowds, especially indoors.
 If you are going to spend time with people who are not members of your household, outdoors is safer, as COVID-19 spreads easier indoors. Get together in parks, at the beach, or in the backyard, or meet up for outdoor dining.
Please be aware that visitors and returning New Yorkers may be required to quarantine upon entering New York. For more information, see the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory at
If you travel, when you return home to New York City it is extremely important to:
 monitor for COVID-19 symptoms;
 get tested;
 strictly follow COVID-19 prevention measures such as wearing a face covering
whenever around other people and maintaining six feet of distance from others; and
 immediately isolate if you feel unwell or test positive for COVID-19.
We hope you enjoy Spring Recess and the many safe, fun activities you can find right here at home. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities

Join us next Friday for a Spanish information session!

We invite teachers, families, and students to a virtual information session hosted in Spanish next Friday, April 2 at 12:00 PM for New York University’s College & Career Lab program for middle school students. College & Career Lab (CCL) is an exciting, free, non-credit summer and yearlong program for rising 8th and 9th graders (current 7th and 8th graders) who attend school in NYC. This session is open to all school leaders, teachers, students, and families – feel free to share this invite with anyone who may be interested but please note that the information will be shared in Spanish. 

Los invitamos a asistir a una sesión informativa sobre el Programa Exploratorio para estudiantes de séptimo y octavo grado que ofrece el College & Career Lab de NYU. La sesión proporcionará una descripción general de lo que ofrece el programa, la elegibilidad para aplicar, y una muestra de lo que los estudiantes recibirán durante el verano del 2021. Esta sesión se llevará a cabo en español y está abierta a estudiantes, familias, maestra/os, líderes escolares, organizaciones comunitarias, y a cualquier persona interesada en aplicar a este programa. Es importante destacar que el programa en si se desarrollara en idioma inglés. Los datos del Zoom webinar (conferencia) serán compartidos via email despues de haber recibido su registración. El email con el recordatorio será enviado 48 horas antes del encuentro

What is College & Career Lab?

  • Six year program beginning the summer before 8th grade through summer after high school graduation, with academic year workshops throughout the fall and spring semesters
  • College-level introductory courses led by faculty, administrators, and staff from NYU schools and departments including art, business, law, and more!
  • Experiential learning opportunities led by industry professionals and NYU alumni
  • Unique skill-based, grade level appropriate curriculum led by CCL staff and advisors

Who Should Apply?

  • Rising 8th and 9th graders (current 7th and 8th graders)
  • Students that attend NYC public, charter, or home school programs
  • CCL is designed to serve economically disadvantaged, first-generation college-going, and historically excluded students.

Remember to review FAQs and Application Tips on our (new!) website before applying! The deadline to submit an application is April 16, 2021.

Download program flyers to share with students and families here. Available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. 

Want to be more engaged with College & Career Lab? Sign upto receive additional communication about college readiness and career preparation resources for middle school students. Sign up here.

Dear MoMath friends,

Explore the mathematical wonders of magic — and the magic of math — at Family Fridays: “More Magical Math” on Friday, March 19, at 6:30 pm ET (New York).

You’ve seen him on Numberphile; now join MoMath in welcoming mathematician, musician, and public lecturer Ben Sparks to the Family Fridays stage.  Magic and math have always gone hand in hand, and investigating the reasons why is both fun and instructive.  Explore some of the classic overlaps between the world of magical performance and the world of mathematical reason, guided by one of the UK’s most popular math presenters.  Come prepared to learn some new ideas and tricks, and leave ready to try them out on your family and friends!

Family Fridays is designed to bring families together to enjoy a diverse array of engaging mathematical activities, promoting interest and enthusiasm among kids and adults alike. Thanks to the generous support of Two Sigma, this program is free to attendees.

Learn more and register for free at

National Museum of Mathematics

Support MoMath at

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Citywide Council on English Language Learners and Citywide Council on Special Education
Virtual Meeting
Topic: CCELL/CCSE Joint Calendar Meeting
Time: Thursday, March 18, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US)
Register in advance for this meeting: vOcs1vYwgRWcyfq-vvhE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
If you need interpretation services, please email us at by Tuesday, March 16 and we will do our best to provide them in the requested languages. However, please note that we cannot guarantee that all languages will be available.
Mandarin +1 347-966-4114 ID: 871 394 625#
Spanish +1 347-966-4114 ID: 853 440 656#

Reunión virtual del
Consejo de la Ciudad para Estudiantes que Aprenden Inglés y del Consejo de la Ciudad para Educación Especial
Tema: Asamblea programada conjunta del CCELL/CCSE Hora: jueves, 18 de marzo de 2021, a las 6:00 p.m., hora del este (EE. UU.)
Inscríbase con antelación a la reunión: vOcs1vYwgRWcyfq-vvhE
Una vez que se inscriba, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con la información para ingresar a la reunión.
Si necesita servicios de interpretación, escríbanos a a más tardar el martes, 16 de marzo y haremos lo posible por proporcionar los idiomas solicitados. Sin embargo, tenga en cuenta que no podemos garantizar que todos los idiomas estarán disponibles.
Para mandarín marque +1 347-966-4114 e ingrese: 871 394 625#
Para español marque +1 347-966-4114 e ingrese: 853 440 656#

主題:CCELL/CCSE 聯合例會
時間:2021 年 3 月 18 日(星期四)東部時間(美國)晚上 06:00
請預先到以下網站登記: vOcs1vYwgRWcyfq-vvhE
如果您需要口譯服務,請在 3 月 16 日(星期二)之前發電郵到,我們將盡力提供所要求的語言口譯服 務。但是,請注意,我們無法保證可提供所有語言的口譯服務。
普通話 +1 347-966-4114 會議撥入號碼(ID):871 394 625#
西班牙語 +1 347-966-4114 會議撥入號碼(ID):853 440 656#

Dear partner, 

The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team would like to invite Spanish-speaking families to join us for our upcoming Caregiver Support Series. Each 60-minute workshop will be delivered in Spanish and available at no cost to NYC DOE caregivers. Please see below for details and feel welcome to reach out with any questions. 

Caregiver Support Series (Spanish) – REGISTER HERE

Querido compañero,

El equipo de School and Community Programs del Child Mind Institute desea invitar a familias que hablan español a unirse con nosotros en nuestra próxima Serie de Apoyo para Cuidadores. Cada taller de 60 minutos será en español y estará disponible sin costo para los cuidadores del NYC DOE. Por favor consulte a continuación para obtener más detalles y no dude en comunicarse con cualquier pregunta.

Serie de apoyo para cuidadores (español) – REGÍSTRESE AQUÍ


Fernando Lopez (he/him/his)

Project Coordinator

School and Community Programs

Child Mind Institute 


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

The NYC Schools Account allows you to view your child’s grades, report cards,
attendance history, test scores, transportation information, IEP information, submit
COVID consent forms, track your child’s progress to graduation, and more.

Bring a laptop or iPad/tablet to create a NYC Schools Account on the day of the workshop.

If you know your child’s Student ID # (OSIS) and account creation code, please bring it to the meeting.

When: Jan 27, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

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


Está invitado a una reunión de Zoom.

Cuando: Jan 27, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Regístrese con anticipación para esta reunión:

Vamos a crear la cuenta NYC Schools.

La cuenta NYC Schools le permite consultar las notas, los boletines de calificaciones, el historial
de asistencia, los puntajes de los exámenes, información sobre el transporte y el Programa de Educación Individualizado (Individualized Education Program, IEP) de su hijo, enviar los formularios de autorización de la prueba de COVID, seguir el progreso del estudiante hasta la graduación y mas.

Por favor, traiga un ordenador portátil o dispositivo que se conecte a la Red.

Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación que contiene información sobre la incorporación a la reunión.

Citywide Council on English Language Learners Virtual Calendar and Business Meeting
We invite you to join us for our monthly virtual Calendar and Business meeting on
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:15 pm
CCEL International Event
Career & Technical Education (CTE) presentation
Zoom Meeting Information RDU1dRekZpQjlLQT09
Meeting ID: 833 8019 7351
Passcode: 104476
Dial by phone: 646-558-8656
Spanish line: 347-966-4114 – Conference ID: 542 687 457# Mandarin line: 347-966-4114 – Conference ID: 429 456 7#

Date of distribution: 11/2/2020

Election Date: 11/12/2020

Meeting will start promptly: 9:00 AM

Election Location: You are invited to a Zoom Meeting

Please register here:

Register in advance for this meeting! Registration is needed in order to maintain the validity of the election process. Registration will end at 8:50 AM on November 12, 2020!

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

Offices included in this election:

Mandatory Officers (check all that apply)


Recording Secretary:


Nominations for all offices will be taken from the floor, and the election will directly follow the nomination process.

Welcome I.S.5 to our Parent Association Expedited Election Please register here:

Please include your…

· Parent’s Name:

· Parent’s email address:

· Student’s Name & grade:

The meeting will take place on November 12, 2020, at 9:00am. You will need to register in order maintain the validity of the election and to participate. Registration will end at 8:50am on November 12, 2020.

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

Offices included in this election are as follow:


Recording Secretary:


Nominations for all offices will be taken from the floor, and the election will directly follow the nomination process.

Bienvenidos I.S.5 a las Elecciones de la Junta de padres Por Favor registrarse aquí:

Por favor incluya:

· Nombre de Mama o Papa:

· Correo Electrónico de los Padres:

· Nombre del Estudiante y grado:

La reunión tomara acabo el 12 de noviembre, 2020 a las 9:00am. Es necesario registrarse para mantener la validez del proceso de elección. La inscripción finalizara a las 8:50am el 12 de noviembre, 2020.

Después de registrarse, usted recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación, para que pueda entrar a la reunión.

Los Puestos son:




Nominaciones, para todos los puestos se tomaran en la audiencia, y el proceso de elecciones directamente sigue.





The Emerging Dual Language Program at The Walter H. Crowley School of Leadership at IS 5

At IS 5, we are very excited to be embarking on our Emerging Dual Language Program.   We currently offer Dual Language in Spanish.  Students engaging in our emerging Dual Language classes will receive Spanish instruction in Science in Grades 6, 7 and 8.   At this time we have a 30 seat maximum capacity per class, per grade.  15 of the 30 students in the class have an ENL status designation.

In compliance with CR A-820 and the City Comptroller’s audit, IS 5’s screening criteria is as follows:

  • Dual Language Experience
  • Home Language
  • Sending Districts/Schools
  • Student Attendance and Lateness
  • Grades in ELA and Math
  • NYS State Test Scores

IS 5 Rubric for Dual Language Admissions

Dual Language Experience 20
  Coming from existing Dual Language program 20
  Previous dual language experience 10
  No dual language background 0
Home Language 15
  Spanish 15
  Other Home Language 10
  English Only 5
Sending District 20
  District 24Q 20
  Other Queens Districts 10
  Outside of Queens 0
Attendance/Lateness 12
  0-5 12
  6-8 9
  9-11 6
  12-15 3
  16+ 0
Grades- ELA 20
  4 20
  3 15
  2 10
  1 5
Grades- Math 20
  4 20
  3 15
  2 10
  1 5
NYS ELA Test 12
  3.75+ 12
  3.50-3.74 10
  3.25-3.49 8
  3.00-3.24 6
  2.5-2.99 4
  2.00-2.49 2
  <1.99 0
NYS Math Test 12
  3.75+ 12
  3.50-3.74 10
  3.25-3.49 8
  3.00-3.24 6
  2.5-2.99 4
  2.00-2.49 2
  <1.99 0

Deadline to Apply to Serve on an Education Council Extended to March 13

Education Councils are essential to the success of NYC’s public schools! Apply to run for a seat on an Education Council before March 13 at 13:59 p.m. Please go to to apply in any of the DOE covered languages.

This is a unique opportunity for all parents to speak up – not only for your community but also for your school and child! There is one council for each of NYC’s 32 community school districts, plus four citywide councils. If you are elected, you will have opportunities such as working directly with your superintendent(s), advising the NYC Schools Chancellor, and advocating for capital funding for schools in your district.

Applying is quick and easy at! Call 212-374-1936 or email with any questions.

Dear Parent Advisory Board Members,

The next Parent Advisory Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:00 pm in Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55, Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY-2nd floor.  All parents and educators are invited to attend.

We will have the New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia as well as members of the board of Regents as our guest speakers. Topics that are expected to be covered include the new changes to the Common Core and how the new changes will affect teachers and students as well as the newly passed federal law called Every Student Succeeds Act and how that will impact schools in 2017 in line with the Common Core changes.

The Parent Advisory will provide an opportunity to further understand the changes planned in education and offers a chance to express concerns and questions. Please feel free to share this invitation with parents, members of Parent Associations, Principals, Teachers and UFT chapter leaders from yoour school. Please RSVP via email at or via phone at 718-286-2850.


Melinda Katz

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 Parent Coordinator Mission Statement

My Mission is to empower our parent community by improving the communication between all school constituencies. My mission is to raise the awareness of school goals and events by providing classes, workshops and opportunities for discussion and collaboration to develop a community of learners. Parents will be given the tools necessary to become partners with I.S.5 as we prepare them to become lifelong learners. By celebrating our cultural differences, we will unite to form enduring friendships.

Walter H. Crowley School of Leadership at I.S.5,

Clara Alonso


 Education starts in the home and we, as parents, must remember that we are equally responsible for educating our children. We, as parents must help by being involved and cooperate with our children’s teachers. It is important to be proactive, productive, and positive to build a solid foundation. By our example, we encourage our children to succeed both in school and through out their live.

ESL Classes for Parent’s