NYC Kids Rise

Kids Rise is a savings program for Kindergarten students.  All Kindergarten students are automatically enrolled unless parents choose to opt out. Parents/guardians of Kindergarten students received a flyer for this program. Watch the video below to learn more.

Fall Costume Parade

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Our school will hold our Fall Fun Costume parade in our schoolyard on Friday, October 29, 2021 (weather permitting).  On this day, students will be permitted to dress in costumes, provided that we adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Students are not permitted to wear costumes that display violence.
  • Students are not permitted to bring in props that resemble weapons.
  • Makeup and costume masks are not permitted.
  • Students should wear costumes that do not interfere with them wearing protective masks. 
  • Students should wear costumes that will be comfortable for them to wear the entire school day.
  • Students should bring an extra change of clothes just in case.

Parents are welcome to view the parade from outside the school gates at the following times:  

              The Fall Fun Costume Parade Schedule

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.- 4th and 5th Grade (P.S. 7 Academy: 76-05 51st Ave)
  • 9:10 – 9:40 a.m. – 1st Grade
  • 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. – Pre- K and 2nd Grade
  • 10:20 – 10:50 a.m. – 3rd Grade
  • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Kindergarten

Please note that these costume festivities are optional and you may opt your child out of participation. Please fill out and return this letter to let us know if your child will participate by Wednesday, October 27th.

Potential COVID Case

10/21/2021 4:04 PM

Dear P.S. 007 Louis F. Simeone at 80-55 CORNISH AVENUE Community: 

The health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.

Today we are writing to inform you, out of an abundance of caution, that on 10/21/2021 4:03 PM a member of our school community was sent home with COVID-19 symptoms.

We are handling this situation with the utmost seriousness. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school closure, and students should continue to attend school as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If, and only if, the individual tests positive, you will receive another update informing you and framing the next steps.

Please be assured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our school community, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building can isolate. Our school has designated an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

If the individual tests positive for COVID-19, they cannot return to the school until they have been isolated for 10 days and been fever-free for 24 hours without use of medication and their overall symptoms are improving.

It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:   

  • Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs. 
  • Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household. 
  • Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for “FAQ About Face Coverings.”  
  • Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands. 

All New Yorkers age 12 and older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports, or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  

Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what. 

Sincerely, 

Robert Aiello

Potential COVID-19 Case

10/19/2021 2:52 PM

Dear P.S. 007 Louis F. Simeone at 76-05 51 AVENUE Community:

I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.

Next steps

We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school closure, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update.

What if the case is confirmed?

In partnership with NYC Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:

● Ensuring that any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.

● Work to trace close contacts in our school.

● Instruct close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive (unless they are fully vaccinated).

Please be assured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building isolates. Our school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene.

All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely,

Robert Aiello

P.S. 7 After School Program

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P.S. 7 After School Program Options at the Main Building (Grades K-3)

Monday-Thursday Program (80 spots)

This program provides homework help and content-based literacy instruction. We have 4 classes that will run Monday – Thursday from 2:21 – 5:00 p.m. There are 80 spots.  We will take 20 students per grade: K – 3.  Selection based on application lottery/interest survey.  To enter the lottery for this program, please complete the After School Program Form.

Enrichment Program

We have 4 Enrichment Classes at the main building.  Enrichment classes are focused on the enrichment activity only and occur for less time than the Monday-Thursday Program.  Selection is based on application lottery/ interest survey.  To enter the lottery for the Enrichment programs, please complete the Enrichment Program Form.

  • STEM with Ms. Restivo (20 spots: 3rd Grade Only): Monday – Thursday (4 days) 2:21 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Physical Education Club with Mrs. Reddy (20 spots: K-3): Tuesdays & Wednesdays (2 days) 2:21 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Keyboarding Club with Mrs. Paez & Mrs. Mejia(40 spots: 1st – 3rd grade only): Tuesdays & Wednesdays (2 days) 2:22 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (audition required)
  • Art Club with Mrs. Durante (20 spots: 3rd grade only): Thursdays 2:21 – 5:00 p.m.

Academic Intervention Programs: 2 day & 3 day

We have one extra help class.  There are 20 spots for students in grades 2 and 3.  Selection is based on teacher recommendation. Class A (3 days): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:21 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.


P.S. 7 After School Program Options at the Academy Building (Grades 4 & 5)

Monday – Thursday Program (4 days with Mr. Doyle)

We have 1 class that will run Monday – Thursday from 2:21 – 5:00 p.m. There are 20 spots for 4th and 5th graders.  Selection based on application lottery.  To enter the lottery for this program, please complete the After School Program Form.

Academic Intervention Program (3 days with Ms. Tsang)

We have 1 class that will run Tuesday – Thursday from 2:21 – 5:00 p.m. There are 20 spots for 4th and 5th graders.  Selection based on teacher recommendation.

Enrichment Program

Theater with Mr. Woodworth

Tuesday – Thursday 2:21 – 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. To enter the lottery for the Enrichment programs, please complete the Enrichment Program Form.


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Saturday Academy is a program for students and parents.  It is an opportunity for students to get extra help in a more intimate, quiet and slower paced environment on Saturday mornings and participate in enriching experiences such as theater, art, and Zumba.   It is also an opportunity for parents* to come learn some tips on how to support their child in school. 

Our Saturday Program will start out small this year with only 2 classes but will grow as the year goes on.  We have 30 spots available for our first semester.  This program will run for 8 weeks and then another group will start. 

*Parents must show proof of vaccination in order to enter the school for workshops and events. Staff will perform temperature and health screening checks. 

School Calendar October 2021

DateEvent
October 7Weekly Town Hall with Mr. Aiello
6 p.m. on Zoom
October 11No School – Indigenous Peoples Day
October 14Weekly Town Hall with Mr. Aiello
10 a.m. on Zoom
October 21Weekly Town Hall with Mr. Aiello
6 p.m. on Zoom
October 22Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 26Family Movie Night
October 28Weekly Town Hall with Mr. Aiello
10 a.m. on Zoom
October 29Costume Parade (details to follow)

Don’t forget to complete the health screening daily.

P.S. 7 Parent Reminders

SCHOOL HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

  • Please bring your child to school on time.
  • School Doors open at 7:40 a.m.
  • School Doors close at 8:00 a.m.

Please bring in lunch forms! * Write a note to the teacher if your child has dietary restrictions/allergies.

Parent Coordinator: Ms. Melito

PTA Office

  • Ms. Puryear, PTA President, Rm. 122

A Look Ahead…

  • November 2-Remote Learning:  Election Day
  • November 11- No School: Veteran’s Day
  • November 25 and 26- Thanksgiving Recess: No School
  • November Parent Teacher Conference (Details To Follow)

Contact an Administrator