COVID 19 Information

Find materials and resources to help with remote learning at www.schools.nyc.gov/learnathome as well as WideOpenSchool.

How to Talk to Your Child about COVID :

Information from July 30, 2020

If you need to borrow an internet-enabled device visit www.schools.nyc.gov/devices or call 311.

Listen to the July 29th Town Hall with District 33.

COVID-19 Resources:

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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Samaritans had to suspend their existing mental health support line and has developed an alternative: the Mental Health Wellness Support Line (212) 673-3661, a modified service that, instead of people calling in, they call you. To receive a Mental Health Wellness Support call, dial (212) 673-3661 and leave a message with your contact, so Samaritans can call you back the following day at your convenience.  Samaritans is available to discuss how you are doing, the challenges you might be dealing with, and provide a safe outlet for you to talk about what you are feeling during this difficult time. Click HERE for information on the service and available resources.

New York City offers NYC Well, which you can access by texting “well” to 65173, calling 888-NYC-WELL or you can chat online here

If you or anyone you know is not safe at home, call the NYC Domestic Violence Hotline at
1-800-621-4673 (HOPE). You can learn more here.

P.S. 31’s Comfort Corner for Parent and Student Social Emotional Resources.
Google Classroom Code: x26j4dm.

Parenting Anxious Children: 5 Tips to Help Your Child’s Coronavirus Related Stress.

Food Resources

The Food Policy Center at Hunter College has put together a crowd sourced list of food resources by neighborhood. 

Find the closest food pantries and community kitchens by using the Food Map.

For urgent food and hunger needs, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777 or 311. You’ll be provided with hours of operation and directions to the nearest food pantries and community kitchens.
Find more info here.

NYC DOE Free Meals for New Yorkers. P.S. 31 is a Grab and Go Site: please enter through the main entrance.
The New York City Department of Education is providing free meals for ANY New Yorker in need. Up to three “Grab and Go” meals per day are available Monday through Friday. Meal Hubs operate from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time.
Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children.
No registration or ID required.

NYC Meals on Wheels:
Citymeals needs volunteers. As the designated emergency responder for the city’s seniors, Citymeals on Wheels is working tirelessly through the Covid-19 outbreak to ensure older New Yorkers have nourishing meals during this public health crisis. Sign up to volunteer or donate to help with this vital effort. If you or someone you know is a senior in need of food assistance, you can check here to see if you are eligible or contact NYC DFTA at 212-Aging-NYC (212-244-6469).

Food Banks Need Support
Local food banks will be the primary source of food for many of our most vulnerable neighbors and community members. They are in need of donations. Here is a map to find one near you.

Thank you to City Councilman Levin and your team for helping compile this list of resources.

PTA Picks: Our Favorite Remote Learning Extra-Curricular Programming:

  • Work out with Mr. Duggan LIVE, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Read! Visit Mrs. Puma in the Library. Google Classroom Code: qojoctj.
  • Virtual Story Times with the Brooklyn Public Library!
  • STEAM Challenges with Mrs. Karantais. Google Classroom Code: qyzqgg.

Community Monday Art with Eckford Street Studio: Pay What You Wish. Mondays 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Grades K-5th Please RSVP.

Donation Based Community Programs with W.R. Arts. Below:

Tuesdays Lunchtime Storytelling and Song 12:30PM Ages Toddler+.

Wednesdays Community Teen and Adult Fitness 5:30 – 6:15PM Ages 13+.

Thursdays Lunchtime Storytelling and Song (En español) 12:30PM Ages Toddler +.

Fridays Get Up and Sing with Miss Nicky 2:30PM Ages 5+ .

Music with Rockness Music! Donation-based Dance Parties on Facebook LIVE, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. OR Instrument Lessons.

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