Pre-K Orientation 2021-2022

Dear PS 8 Pre-K Families,
 
Welcome to PS 8!  I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer.  As we prepare for September,  I have scheduled a Google Meet videoconference with you on Monday, August 9th at 10:30AM to share our reopening plans and information about our Pre-Kindergarten program.  
 
Below is the Google Meet information.  You may participate by clicking on the link below or by dialing the phone number/pin provided.
 
Monday, August 9⋅10:30 – 11:30am​
 
‪(US) +1 402-762-0228‬ PIN: ‪546 292 871‬#
 
We are honored that you have accepted an offer for your child to attend PS 8 in the fall and look forward to meeting with you.  
 

Respectfully,

Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija, Principal 

Kindergarten Orientation 2021-2022

Dear PS 8 Kindergarten Families,
 
Welcome to PS 8!  I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer.  As we prepare for September,  I have scheduled a Google Meet videoconference with you on Wednesday, August 11th at 10:30AM to share our preliminary reopening plans and information about our kindergarten program.  
 
Below is the Google Meet information.  You may participate by clicking on the link below or by dialing the phone number/pin provided.
 
Kindergarten Family Orientation
Wednesday, August 11⋅10:30 – 11:30am
 
‪(US) +1 314-649-0950‬ PIN: ‪612 958 452‬#
 
We are honored that you have accepted an offer for your child to attend PS 8 in the fall and look forward to meeting with you.  
 

Respectfully,

Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija, Principal 

Announcements

  • Special Education- Office Hours and Support for Parents

    The Bronx Borough Office & Executive Superintendent Present:

    Special Education Office Hours and Support for Parents- Virtual

    "We're Here to Support You!"

    Wednesdays- (July and August)  3:00- 5:00 PM

    Zoom Code: 683 105 4132.      Bronxspedfamilies@strongschools.nyc

     

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • 5th Grade Laptop Collection - Dates & Times

    Attention 5th Grade Parents:

    All Chromebooks being used by 5th graders will need to be returned to the school.  We will collect the Chromebooks at the main entrance of our school.   Chromebook collection will take place on the following dates and times:
                     -Friday, June 25th........12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
                     -Saturday, June 26th....8:00 am to 11:00 am
                     -Monday, June 28th......8:00 am to 11:00 am
                     -Tuesday, June 29th.....8:00 am to 11:00 am
     
    Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy your summer!
     
     
    Respectfully,
     
    Carlos Morales
    Assistant Principal
    Public School 008
    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • Montefiore School Health Center- Summer Closure

    The Montefiore School Health Center in your child's school is temporarily closed for the summer.

    However, we are still here for you!

    To request a telehealth or in-person visit with a medical provider for your child Click Here.

    Services available: Physicals, health check-ups .Immunizations, Sick/injury care, Asthma care management Weight care management Much more!

    Need more information or have questions, Please contact us at 929-459-0720.

    Montefiore School health Program Provides services to all students at no out-of-pocket cost to parents.

    We look forward to providing care to your child.

    Nosotros hablamos español, por favor llama 929-459-0720

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • Parent Survey Letter 2021

    May 6, 2021

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Beginning, Monday, March 10, 2021 you will have the opportunity to take the NYC School Survey, which is designed to collect important information about our school’s ability to support student success.   Your participation in completing the survey is vital to our school’s efforts towards continuous improvement and your responses will inform the school of our areas of success and guide us in areas to improve.  NYCDOE’s goal is to align the survey to reflect the “Framework for Great Schools” and the survey been revised with new questions.  This year the school survey will be completed online using your child’s NYCDOE OSIS (student identification number)

     

    **Please note that the NYCDOE is requesting that each family complete one survey per child that is enrolled in a NYC public school.**

    Surveys can be accessed at NYCSchoolsSurvey.org beginning Monday, May 10th until Friday, June 11th.  If you should need assistance or have any questions, you can contact the school at

    (718)584-3035, or email Ms. Capo at mcapo@schools.nyc.gov or Ms. Oquendo at loquendo2@schools.nyc.govYOUR PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED!!!

     

    Respectfully,

    Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija

    Principal

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • June Spirit Week

    End of the Year- School Spirit Week

    Take a look at the attached flyer. 

    Events from Monday to Friday.

    Join in on the fun!

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • Bronx Juneteenth Celebration & Teach-in

    The New Settlement Parent Action Committee & The Bronx Borough Equity and Access Team

    invite you to participate in our Bronx Juneteenth Celebration & Teach-in

    Friday June 18th, 2021 3:00 PM

    Register to Participate: http://bit.ly/ BronxJuneteenth

    For additional information: contact PAC@newsettlement.org or call 212-203-1171

    With Special Guests: Chancellor Meisha Ross-Porter, Dr. Dena Robins, Bronx Elected Officials & Community Leaders

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • June Family Night

    P.S.8  Presents Family Game Night. 

    Thursday June 10th   5:30- 7:30 PM

    Join us for our Final Family Night for Hip Hop and Jazz Dance.

    Ailey Arts is a community building, multi-generational activity, where families come together to experience the fun of Ailey Dance Kids learning residency.

     

    Links will be posted on your child's Google Classroom.

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • Virtual P.S. 8 Field Day 2021

    Join in on the Field Day Fun with Coach Fusco and Coach Sheehy. 

    The Field Day Presentation is for Grades PreK to 5th.

    Click the link to view the presentation.  FIELD DAY 2021

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • Kindergarten- 2nd Grade Parent Workshop- “Writing Across the Year”

    Kindergarten- 2nd Grade Parent Workshop.  

    Topic: “Writing Across the Year”

    Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Time: 6:30 p.m. –

    8:00 p.m.   Location: Virtual Session

    The link will be posted on your child’s Google Classroom 5 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • Join a conversation with the Chancellor!

    Join a conversation with the Chancellor!

    Chancellor Porter wants to hear your questions and feedback. In light of unprecedented investments from local, state and federal government, these forums will serve as an opportunity for the Department of Education (DOE) to hear directly from school communities on the types of resources and support they need as we move towards a full reopening in September.

    Forums are in each borough on the following dates from 6:30-8:00 PM:

    • Staten Island – Monday, May 17, 2021
    • Manhattan – Monday, May 24, 2021
    • Queens – Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • Brooklyn – Monday, June 7, 2021
    • Bronx – Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Chancellor Porter will be joined by Executive Superintendents and leadership from the DOE to help answer any questions families may have and facilitate a productive conversation with the community.

    Families can register for the forums online at learndoe.org/chancellor(Open external link). At the time of registration, participants will be asked if they want to ask a question or provide a comment during the event about a number of categories, including health and safety, special education, fall 2021 school reopening, social emotional learning, and more.

    Each forum will be recorded and posted online(Open external link) so that school communities may access them at any time. Interpretation services will be available at every forum.

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • 2021 NYC School Survey

    NYC School Survey

    Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.

    Every year, all parents, teachers, students in grades 6-12 and select school support staff take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of their school community think about the learning environment at their school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.

    Take the 2020-21 NYC School Survey NOW!

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • 2021 Family Income Inquiry

    Families, regardless of income, are asked to complete a 2020-2021 Family Income Inquiry Form (formerly known as School Lunch Application Form) so that our school can receive additional funding. Forms submitted online are processed quickly and you will receive immediate confirmation that your form was submitted. Please retain the confirmation information.

    If families qualify according to the information submitted on the Family Income Inquiry Form, their child will be entitled to: 

    Free or Low-cost Internet Options

    For more information visit Free and Low-Cost Internet Options (nyc.gov)

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • NYC Food Pantry- May 27th

    PS/ MS 20 Partnership with NYC Food Pantry

    Thursday May 27th, 2021

    Pick Up will be the South yard of the precinct.

    Deliveries will be made from 10AM- 2 PM as soon as wee receive the boxes we will send the notice via Kinvo!

    The Pick-up is for the entire neighborhood.

    The boxes will have fruits, veggies, proteins and dairy. 

     

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
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