Monthly Calendar of Parent Engagement Events

 November 2021 Parent Engagement Calendar docx.pdf 








Ms. Suzette Perez, Parent Coordinator


11/17/21 SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD WITH AUTISM THROUGH DOCTOR'S VISITS Supporting Your Child with Autism Through Doctors Visits 11-17-21 English Spanish Chinese 3 1.pdf  


Welcome Back the 2021-2022 school year!!

PS/MS 71 is an excellent school with an amazing and dedicated staff. We are committed to helping your children grow and learn to their fullest potential. As the Parent Coordinator, I would like to encourage your involvement in our school and welcome your ideas and suggestions pertaining to your children’s education and wellbeing at school, so they may thrive. Your support is fundamental to the success that lies ahead for your children. We will keep you informed of all events, activities, workshops, school and PTA meetings by various methods, such as, email, school messenger calls, Parent Engagement Calendar, PS/MS 71 website at, In The Loop (newsletter), Twitter, and PS 71 PTA Facebook. If you have any questions or concerns, I will be happy to assist you. Please contact me at the phone number or email listed below. I look forward to meeting you and working together to make this school year successful for all.

Let’s make this school year the BEST!

Kind regards,

Suzette Pérez

Parent Coordinator

Meet P.S./M.S. 71's Parent Coordinator

 You should meet your parent coordinator early in the school year. The parent coordinator at your school can help you with many questions and issues.

Parent coordinators are an important part of your school community. They are responsible for: creating a welcoming school environment for parents working with the principal to address parent issues and concerns at the school conducting outreach to engage parents in their children’s education strengthening parent involvement in their children’s education 

As a member of the school staff supervised by the school principal, the parent coordinator partners with and supports the work of their Parent Association/Parent Teacher Association, School Leadership Team, community groups, and parent advisory councils.

Parent Outreach

  • PTA Meeting

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  • Winter Recess, schools closed

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  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools closed

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  • PTA Meeting

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  • Lunar New Year, schools closed

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  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to Families

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide reduced cost broadband internet service for eligible New York City households during the COVID-19 pandemic. All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit, and funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until the program has exhausted available funds or six months after the US Department of Health and Human services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.

    Families can find out if they are eligible, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website. There are two types of benefits available to eligible households:


    • Monthly Benefit: a discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; or 
    • One-time Device Discount: up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10 - $50), where available. 

    Families can visit the FCC’s EBB webpage and view this FAQ to learn more about the EBB program. Translated materials are available via the following links: SpanishArabicAmharicBurmeseChineseFrenchHaitian CreoleKoreanPortugueseRussianSomaliTagalog, and Vietnamese

    If families have questions or require support with an application, they can email or call (833) 511-0311.

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  • Health Screening Protocol for all students

    Online Health Screening Tool: 
    NYCDOE families/students are encouraged to use the online health screening tool to pre-screen themselves before entering a NYCDOE building.  This will begin for in-person learning on 9/29.
    Upon entering the school facility, families/students will be asked to provide the results of their screening either by showing the email on their smartphone or a printout of the results. 
    Families should support students as needed with this online screening questionnaire and should ensure students have proper documentation for morning entry. 
    For students who travel via school bus, Families must complete the screening, including checking their child’s temperature, prior to boarding a school bus to make certain that their child is well enough to ride on the bus and attend school. 
    Bus personnel will not be conducting screenings of children prior to boarding the bus. School site designated staff will be checking for completion of student health screening at entry. Students who lack the screening clearance will need to be supported in completing this screening process at the school, particularly young children. 
    For morning student drop off, every effort should be made to ensure that student health screenings are completed prior to families dropping off their children to school, especially for our younger students.
    Paper Copy of Health Screening Questionnaire: 
    • If students are not able to pre-screen using the online tool, schools must provide families with several copies of the health screening questionnaire so families can complete the questionnaire at home.
     • If staff are not able to pre-screen using the online tool, staff should print and complete the health screening questionnaire for completion on a daily basis at home. 
    • A printable version of the health screening questionnaire can be found at
    Margaret Mirando


    PS/MS 71

    3040 Roberts Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10461



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  • Bridging the Gap between Home and School Tickets, Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

    Bridging the gap between home and school

    In this workshop, schools professionals will share information and answer questions about the impact of building strong collaboration between parents, legal guardians, and teachers to create and maintain high student achievement.


    See flyer for details


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  • PS 71 Spirit Days

    WEDNESDAY, November 17: Favorite Sports Jersey/Team T-Shirt Day Students can wear a Sports Jersey/T-Shirt showing support for their favorite team! (Middle School Students must wear uniform pants)

    THURSDAY, November 18: Wear BLUE for Diabetes Awareness Day November has been designated National Diabetes Month and serves as a time when people come together to bring attention to diabetes and express their personal support to the millions suffering from its impact each day. In our P.S/M.S. 71 community, diabetes hits home for many of us. Therefore, we are asking all students and staff to wear BLUE.

    FRIDAY, November 19: Red, White, and Blue Day and Albanian Heritage Pride Day Students can wear Red, White, and Blue, and/or Pride for Albanian Heritage. Middle School students must wear uniform pants.

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  • Universal Mosaic Curriculum

    The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is developing the Universal Mosaic Curriculum —a rigorous, inclusive, affirming, and standards -aligned K –12 English Language Arts and Math curricula by New York City educators for New York City public schools , to be available to all schools in fall 2023. And we want your input!


    Virtual Town Hall 75-minute virtual sessions UMC Citywide Community Engagement Town Halls to be held: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.) Spanish Saturday, November 13, 2021 (1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.) Mandarin, Russian, Spanish Monday, November 15, 2021 (6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.) Arabic, Bangla, French, Sign Language Tuesday, November 16, 2021 (6:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m.) Haitian Creole, Korean, Urdu At the opening of our town hall, DOE students from schools across the City will share their vision for the future of NYC classrooms.


    See attached flyers in 11 different languages

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    Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am


    By Email: By Phone: (718) 436-7979 Ext.704

    Link to register:
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  • See the monthly activity calendar and upcoming events on the Parent Involvement page

    Find out how to contact the parent coordinator and how to keep on top of activities happening at our school.

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  • Donuts with 1st grade Dads November 16th


    We invite someone special in your child’s life to bring them to school for this event as a way to celebrate special relationships between a Dad, Uncle, Grandpa or another loved one and your child. YOU MATTER... because we all have a hero in our heart.



    TIME: 8:20AM
    During arrivals, 1st Graders and loved ones will meet in front of the

    building. Your child will receive a book and give their loved one a donut.

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  • Parent Spotlight Series on Deepening Social-Emotional Learning November 8 @ 6pm

    Executive Superintendent, Dr.Erika Tobia, will be providing a parent spotlight series titled “Deepening Social-Emotional Learning”. Attached you will find flyers for our next parent workshop on November 8th. Families can come learn more about the SEL screeners that all schools will be using to provide the very best social and emotional supports for children’s overall success.

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  • Parent Letter # 12 Clarification Letter to Families Re: NYCDOE Protocol of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

    Please read the attached letter which explains NYCDOE protocol of confirmed Covid-19 cases also in Spanish.

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  • Parent Letter from the Parent Coordinator

    Please read the attached letter from the Parent Coordinator

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  • Family Support Contact Information / PL regarding support staff

    Please see the attached letter from the principal about how to contact support staff and the support staff directory

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Contact Information

Ms Suzette Perez
Main Office 
Hours of Availability:  Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone:  (718)822-5351 Ext:  2122          718-239-3111( Fax)

Workshop Materials


School Activities

Be Involved! Our PTA Meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the month in our school auditorium. Please come and join us!

For the most update news regarding the PTA, please visit

PTA facebook page: PS/MS 71 ROSE E SCALA PTA

PTA DONATION PAGE click the following link


PTA Executive Board


2020-2021 Executive Board

Nicole Perrino, President

Melissa Colon-RIvera, Vice President

Jean DiStefano, Treasurer

Natasha Bennett-Navarrete, Recording Secretary

Rafael Dominguez, Corresponding Secretary

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