The Thomas Emanuel Early Childhood Center
Principal: Robert Quintana
Assistant Principal: Christina Kollbeck
Address: 109-10 47th Ave
Corona, NY 11368
Phone Number: (718) 271 - 4971
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Meet Our New Mascot
Meet Cambi the Chameleon the new mascot for PS 28. Cambi reminds us that our students will change the world and make it an even better place! Cambi also reminds us that we can adapt to any situation.
P.S. 28 Safety and Evacuation Letter
The safety and well-being of all of our students and staff members at P.S. 28Q is our highest priority. Towards that end, we are informing you about an incident that took place today, April 29, 2022, in which we evacuated our school building due to an external smoke condition.
We immediately followed our General Response Protocols, evacuated our building and contacted the Fire Department (FDNY). All students and staff evacuated our school building for approximately 13 minutes until clearance to return to our school building was given by the FDNY.
We assure you that every precaution was taken and will continue to be taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff. I want to thank all of our students and staff for their cooperation during this brief evacuation.
We look forward to your continued partnership as we work together to ensure that
P.S. 28 continues to provide the best and safest learning environment possible for all of our students and staff.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Velasquez, Parent Coordinator, at
Update from NYCDOE - COVID-19 High Alert Level: May 17, 2022
Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New York City, the city is now at a COVID-19 high (orange) alert level. This means there is significant spread of COVID-19 in the city.
We urge you to take the following proven precautions to protect your family and our communities:
Wear a mask. We recommend that everyone age 2 and older wear a well-fitting mask in all public indoor settings, including at school and early childhood education (ECE) programs, even if not required. Encourage your child to wear a mask while at school or ECE program and when gathering with friends. Your child’s school has masks available.
Get vaccinated and boosted. Everyone age 5 and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19, including getting a booster shot when eligible. Vaccines have saved countless lives and are our best defense against the virus. Find a vaccination site at nyc.gov/vaccinefinder(Open external link) or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can get vaccinated for free, regardless of immigration or insurance status.
Stay home when sick. Everyone should stay home if they are sick or test positive for COVID-19 and follow all guidance, including wearing a well-fitting face mask for 10 days.
Get tested. Everyone should get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms, were recently with someone who has COVID-19, recently traveled or were at a large event. Schools are giving each child four
at-home tests per week and testing is available throughout the city. To find a testing site, visit nyc.gov/covidtest(Open external link). Testing is free at many sites.
Consider other precautions, such as avoiding crowds, limiting gatherings to a small number of people, increasing ventilation, and wearing a higher quality mask. This is especially important for people who are at increased risk due to age, underlying medical condition, or because they are unvaccinated.
If you or your child tests positive for COVID-19, call your health care provider or 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) to ask about treatment options for people age 12 and older. To learn more, including about who is eligible, visit nyc.gov/health/covidtreatments(Open external link). If your child tests positive, please inform their school or ECE program. Children who test positive or are home with symptoms can receive free online learning and office hours while out sick.
If we all do our part, we can beat this COVID-19 wave and enjoy a safe and healthy spring and summer. Click on the blue box to read the letter in your preferred language.
NYCDOE Family Update
This Family Update provides important information about Summer 2022 learning and enrichment opportunities, and how to provide important feedback to your child’s school by completing the NYC School Survey before April 15. Please click on the blue box to read the family update in your preferred language.
NYCDOE Summer Rising - Summer Program
This summer, DOE and DYCD plan to serve a record number of students through Summer Rising, a free, safe, and fun academic and enrichment program for NYC students currently in grades K-8.
We encourage families to apply early to secure a spot at their preferred location. Enrollment is quick and easy, and it can be completed from any device with an internet connection or by contacting your school’s Parent Coordinator. This year, families can submit one enrollment per child, so please choose your site carefully. Click on the blue box to learn more and apply.
Parent Workshops - English - Tuesdays @10:30
Ms Rivas and our Partners at Western Queen Cares are hosting a series of workshops for parents. At these workshops parents will be given tips on good habits to build with your child and parenting skills. These meetings are free and offered in both English and Spanish. Below are the meeting times for the English Meetings. Click on the blue button to join.
Every week on Tuesday, until May 17, 2022
Apr 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 8761 1992
Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Parent Workshops -Spanish - Thursdays @4:00
Ms Rivas and our Partners at Western Queen Cares are hosting a series of workshops for parents.
At these workshops parents will be given tips on good habits to build with your child and parenting skills. These meetings are free and offered in both English and Spanish. Below are the meeting times for the Spanish Meetings. Click on the blue button to join.
Every week on Thursday at 4:00 PM, until May 26, 2022
April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 4925 2093
Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Community Education Council Meeting
District 24 community education council meeting take place monthly. New York City's Community and Citywide Education Councils are charged with promoting student achievement, advising and commenting on educational policies, and providing input to the chancellor and the Panel for Educational Policy. Please check this website and Class Dojo for information on when the monthly meetings take place. Click on the button below to join.
When: Tuesday, April 12 @ 6:00 PM
How: Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82381159977...
Meeting ID: 823 8115 9977 Passcode: 019002
Call in number for Interpretations: Dial: +1-347-966-4114
Mandarin Interpretation: ID Passcode: 272 309 704#
Polish Interpretation: ID Passcode: 936 176 081#
Queens Public Library - Live Homework Help
The library has great resources to help your child succeed in school this year. Brainfuse HelpNow provides live homework help from 2-11pm in math, science, reading/writing, and social studies. It also has a writing lab where help is available for essays. Adults can use Brainfuse, too, to prepare for the citizenship exam, high school equivalency, and more. Try out this resource for the entire family! Click on. the blue button to learn more.
Assistance to pay late rent and utilities owed due to COVID-19.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) gives assistance to renters with late rent and utility bills. It can also pay for some future rent. Assistance may cover: Up to 12 months of late rent
Up to 3 months of future rent if your household will spend 30 percent or more of gross monthly income to pay for rent Up to 12 months of late electric or gas utility bills
ERAP also protects you from certain types of eviction and rent increases.
Renters should apply as soon as possible.
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