Virtual Tour/In-Person Open House of P.S. 8

Dear P.S. 8 Families,

We are happy to announce a virtual and in-person open house tour of P.S. 8. This tour will help you learn more about the return to in-person learning in September 2021. If you are interested in taking advantage of the in-person open house at P.S. 8, please fill in this Google Form-In-Person Open House Form

Those dates are Wednesday June 16th and Thursday June 24th. The timeframe is from 3:00- 3:30. 

Please note anyone entering the building will have to complete the nYCDOE daily health screening and adhere to 6ft social distancing during the visit. NYCDOE Health Screener

The Virtual Tour will be posted on this posting on Wednesday June 16th. 

Tuesday June 22nd Designated Remote Learning Day for P.S. 8

Dear PS 8 Families, 

Please be advised that this year, primary election day for New York City is on June 22 and PS 8 is a designated polling site.   Due to the anticipated conflict with providing in-person instruction on this day, we have been approved to have a remote-learning day on this day.  Students are expected to log on and engage with their work from home as they would on any other remote day and "Grab and Go" meals will be available for pick-up at the school from 9AM-12PM. 
Students will return to the building on Wednesday, June 23 and Group A will be in session.
We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.  


Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija

Summer Rising Program 2021

Dear PS 8 Families,

Beginning on Monday, April 26, New York City families can start signing up for Summer Rising, the City’s free summer program for any child in grades K–12 who wants to participate.

Summer Rising combines the strength of the NYC Department of Education’s academics with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development’s school-based enrichment programming to help create bridges back to school this fall.

Summer Rising will be available in every neighborhood and programs for students in grades K-8 will be full day. In-person experiences will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations in a safe and supportive environment. Each program will offer academic support, arts, and recreation, and staff members will be prepared to respond to students’ social and emotional needs. Summer Rising programs will also offer students local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are educational and in accordance with State health and safety guidelines.

All Summer Rising programs will follow rigorous health and safety protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing, and every location will have access to testing, nursing support, and a telehealth call center. In addition, breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.

For more information about Summer Rising, visit To register beginning on April 26, visit



Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija


Summer Rising -Enrollment Assistance

 Summer Rising How to Flyer Eng AND Span Revised.pdf 


The Beacon Program will assist families with the Summer Rising Program Registration daily between 2:30PM-5:30PM.  

Summer Rising Registration 

Summer Rising will take place at PS 95 located at 3961 Hillman Avenue, BX, NY 10463.  

For Summer Rising programs in grades K–8, families can sign up through the City’s Summer Rising (Open external link) page.

Follow these steps to register for your school’s program on the City’s Summer Rising website: 

  1. Visit the City’s Summer Rising website.
  2. Create an account on the website (Open external link) .
  3. Search for your school’s program using discoverDYCD's search tool (Open external link).
  4. Make sure the Summer Rising box is checked.
  5. Find where your school’s program is located this summer by entering your school’s name or DBN, your address, or zip code in the appropriate search fields.
  6. You can view search results in a list or on a map. To view on a map, click the “Use map location” box.
  7. Select your school’s program. Click expand to see more information about the program, such as grade level requirements and supported languages. Note: Not all schools are able to stay in their home building this summer. Be sure to look at the program’s address before applying.
  8. To apply, click “Add to list.”




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    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!

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    P.S.008 Isaac Varian Title 1 parent Advisory Council

    P.S.008 Isaac Varian Title 1 parent Advisory Council

    Summer Reading Book Giveaway for all grades.

    Join us on Monday June 21st and Wednesday June 23rd.  2:30 to 4:00 PM

    Book Giveaway in front of P.S. 008 (Briggs Avenue Entrance)

    Supplies Are Limited/ First Come First Serve

    Please Carry A Pen


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    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 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 or Ms. Oquendo at PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED!!!



    Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija


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  • 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: BronxJuneteenth

    For additional information: contact 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 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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 (

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  • 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
  • NYS Senate-Summer Reading Program

    Join Senator Jamaal T. Baiely

    In A Summer Reading Adventure Through the Wonderful World of Books!

    Students & Guardians

    Registration Link (Create a Profile, Record Reading Progress, Earn a Certificate)


    In Cooperation with Summer Reading at New York Libraries. 

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  • National Minority Health Month - Events for Parents and Students

    April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations and encourage action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications. 

    The 2021 NMHM theme is #VaccineReady. As recognized by the HHS Office of Minority Health, the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted racial and ethnic minority communities and underscores the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back together with our families, communities, schools, and workplaces by preventing the spread of COVID-19 and bringing an end to the pandemic.

    NIMHD joins other federal agencies to focus on empowering communities to get the facts to be #VaccineReady.

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