School News & Announcements 

Zeynep's Weekly Emails

Catalogue of emails to the parents of IS289 during remote learning can be found HERE.



Return to School 2020

Messages to Families from the Chancellor

Coronavirus Parent Letters - Translated 


Help with Food Insecurity

Mental Health 

CHILD MIND INSTITUTEDaily video chats on Facebook Live:            Monday - Friday at 4:30PM

Talking to Your Kids About the Corona Virus

Suicide Safety during COVID 

Accessing Mental Health Resources 

Need to Talk during COVID - English Spanish

Mental Wellness During Health Crisis



FAQ for Parents and Caregivers - 03/24/2020

Self Monitoring 2/19/20 - English, Chinese, Spanish

What You Need to Know 3/8/20 - English, Chinese, Spanish

FAQs  02/11/2020


Pandemic EBT/SNAP benefits (English , Chinese, SimplifiedChinese, Traditional , Spanish)

No jeopardy to immigration status (no impact on the public charge status). DOE gives addresses from school records to the department responsible for this benefit. School must have your correct mailing address! Email me if you need to update your address!


HEALTH INSURANCE-special enrollment period!- Eng, Ch, Sp

Helping Others

The CECD2 is joining with PTAs to help students in temporary housing.

With your help we would like to send supplies to families who are currently living in temporary housing downtown. Your PTA has put together an Amazon wish list with items that families in the shelter will find useful.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity during this difficult time.

Wish Lists!

Please support your child's teachers by purchasing items and supplies from their Amazon wish lists. There is also a need for general supplies such as paper towels, tissues, and hand soap in all classrooms. Supplies can be dropped off in the main office, room 515. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile

Don't forget to sign up for Amazon Smile to have your holiday shopping dollars benefit the school! If you have not already signed up go to and select IS 89 PTA from the organization list. Every dollar helps!

Direct Appeal 2019-2020

Did you know that DOE funds cover just 88% our school's budget? Help us bridge the gap by contributing to our Direct Appeal. It's not too late to give and no amount is too small. Please give what you can today!

Supporting Immigrant Families

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