There are a number of ways that our PS 58 families stay up to date on the goings on at our busy school.
Joan sends email blast to parents and guardians about 3 times a week through her grade-specific distribution list. If you are not getting her e-blasts, send her a request to email@example.com. Make sure you include your name, and your child’s name and grade. E-blasts include information directly related to school events and issues.
Konstella is a new communications platform hosted by the PTA that connects parents to teachers, to each other, and to the many communities within our school. You can use Konstella on a computer, tablet or phone. You’ll find events, sign ups, announcements and more. Join your “classroom” to create an account. Ask you class parent for more information, or contact the PTA Corresponding Secretary, Janeen Potts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a parent or guardian of a child at PS 58, you are automatically a member of our PTA. Attending monthly meetings is the best way to stay informed about school news. The Principal, Assistant Principal, and the PTA Officers and Chairs and the School Leadership Team give updates. Meetings are usually held on the last Wednesday of each month, alternating mornings at 8AM with evenings at 7PM. Childcare is always available for PTA meetings. Check the web calendar for details.
Visit the web calendar or Konstella for up-to-date information about events and programs. You can search through the months for future events and you can download information to your phone. Check your child’s backpack for the monthly school backpack calendar, which will include scheduled trips. For security reasons school trips are not listed on the web.
Class parents work closely with their child’s classroom teacher to develop a parent contact list for use by the teacher and other parents. Class parents often create an e-group or email distribution list for the class. Many class parents use Konstella, as the classroom’s main communication system. Class parents help coordinate volunteers and refreshment sign-ups for class AND school events. The PTA will send a call for volunteers to be class parents in the fall of each school year.
Parents and guardians can visit their NYC Schools Account to check grades, attendance and more for all their children attending NYC public schools. Contact Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer for your activation code.
Some classroom teachers and many specialty teachers (art, music, science, etc.) have developed informative blogs.
Many years ago, a PS 58 parent started a private, parent e-group which is still moderated by parents and is open to every school community member, past or present. Subscribe to receive a daily digest or email messages from other group members. You may post and receive information about our PTA after school program, neighborhood events, baby sitters, camps, lost pets, and even some grass-roots organizing to benefit the school or neighborhood. No junk mail, chain letters, gossip or complaints, please, and please be sensitive to all members of the group.
To subscribe, send an email to Carroll-School-Mail-Listemail@example.com and INCLUDE YOUR NAME, CHILD’S NAME AND CLASS, so that the manager will know who you are. Sign each new post with the same.
In the case of an emergency, PS 58 uses a “robo-call” system to reach families quickly. The system is programmed to call the telephone number you listed as primary on your child’s blue emergency contact card. If you would like to add additional numbers or receive a text message in addition to a call, please contact Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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