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Stay Informed

There are a number of ways that our PS 58 families stay up to date on the goings on at our busy school.

E-blast messages from Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer  

Joan’s e-blasts were suspended when we pivoted to all-remote learning in March.  The weekly e-blast will resume shortly.  In the meantime, please remember to check your Konstella Feed for important updates.

Konstella

Konstella (external link) is a 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.  New parents will get an invitation to join at the start of the school year. Join your “classroom” to connect with the teacher and other parents. Ask you class parent for more information, or contact the PTA Vice President of Technology at vp-technology1@ps58pta.org.

Parent Teacher Association Monthly Meetings

As a parent or guardian of a child at PS 58, you are automatically a member of our PTA.  Attend virtual monthly meetings to stay informed about school news.  The Principal, Assistant Principal, and the PTA Officers and Chairs give updates.  Check the web calendar for details.

Web Calendar, Konstella Calendar

Visit the Google 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.

Class Parents

Class parents work closely with their child’s classroom teacher to help coordinate volunteers and refreshment sign-ups for class and school events.  They use Konstella to create a classroom directory, and send timely messages to parents.  The PTA calls for volunteers to be class parents in the fall of each school year.

NYC Schools Account

You can receive updates directly from the Department of Education by creating a NYC Schools Account.  Once you have the basic version, you can upgrade by requesting a code to link your children to your account to check grades, attendance and more. Use this form to request your NYCSA access code, or Contact Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer for your activation code.

You can update your email address at your account to make sure you receive important notices from the DOE.  You can also sign up for DOE updates on topics of interest to you, such as middle school admissions.

Operoo

Operoo (formerly CareMonkey) automates important school forms.  Parents receive an invitation to Operoo when they enroll their child at PS 58.  If you have not received an invitation for an Operoo account, please contact Parent Coordinator Joan Bredthauer at jbredthauer2@schools.nyc.gov.  Please make sure that you have completed the NYC DOE Blue Emergency Contact Card on Operoo and the consent for COVID testing at school (grades 1-5)

PS 58 Google Group

This e-group is 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 neighborhood events, baby sitters, government and Community Based Organization resources, 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-List+subscribe@googlegroups.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.

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

“Like” our facebook page, PS58, or follow us on Instagram @ps58proud, or Twitter @PS58bklyn.

SchoolMessenger Emergency Alert System

In the case of an emergency, PS 58 will use 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 jbredthauer2@schools.nyc.gov.

NYC Department of Education and NYC Government Information and Alerts

This Department of Education website offers comprehensive information about school leadership, accountability, initiatives, opportunities, calendars, and more.

Sign up for newsletters, latest news and updates directly from the DoE, including announcements of dates for Pre-K and Kindergarten application periods.

NOTIFY NYC 

Notify NYC is offered for informational purposes to help make the public aware of emergencies and other planned incidents in New York City. Sign up for email or text messages.

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