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Google Classroom for Parents

As MS839 begins remote learning, Google Classroom will become the primary platform for students to access and submit assignments. Below is information for parents regarding use of the platform.

What is Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is a Course Management System. Teachers use it to post assignments and materials for students. Students will use Google Classroom to submit assignments and communicate with their instructors.

Email Summaries

As parent/guardian, your access to Google Classroom is limited to either daily or weekly summary emails. When you sign-up, you can request the frequency of email that you want to receive. Once you have chosen a frequency, you will begin to receive email summaries containing:

  • Missing Work – Work that has not been submitted when the email was generated and sent.
  • Upcoming Assignments – Work that is due in the near future
  • Class Activity – Everything posted by a teacher.

You will only receive an email if there has been recent activity for any class for which your student is enrolled.

More information regarding email summaries can be found here.

Supporting Your Student

When students sign on to classroom.google.com using their MS839 account, they will see a list of their classes.

By clicking on the menu in the left corner, students can see a “To Do List” of upcoming assignments.

When a student clicks on a class, they will be taken to the class “stream.” This view shows all recent activity posted by a teacher. By clicking the “classwork” tab, students can see upcoming assignments.

Students can submit work by clicking on the assignment title, then clicking “Add or Create” and choosing the option appropriate for the assignment.

Students also receive email notification any time their teacher posts an announcement or assignment. Students should be checking their school email daily.

Parent Access

If you don’t currently receive summaries or have not received an invite, please use this form to submit a request.

MS 839 4th Annual Auction

LETS PARTY!

This is your chance to bid for amazing items and hang out with your fellow MS 839 parents, teachers, administrators, and staff. 

Great food – generously provided by parent-owned Della, The Good Fork, and scrumptious desserts by The Chocolate Room.

Wine offered by Big Nose Full Body.

Entertainment by the fabulous live karaoke band The Occasionalists!

The auction is our school’s largest fundraising event and we’ve created a sliding scale to allow everyone to attend.

Swallow – $25

Egret – $45

Heron – $60

Hawk – $80

Pay more if you can, less if you can’t.

We still need your help!

  • We are looking for sponsorships from local and/or parent-owned businesses to cover our upfront fees. We’re stepping it up this year with location, service, and decor.

Click here to see how sponsors are acknowledged.

  • We still need help getting donations of auction items from businesses and individuals. Think about businesses you frequent, your employer, friends, and colleagues… Get creative! Find our solicitation letter and donation form to print here. Find donations ideas here
  • Do you have access to Broadway tickets, sporting events, concerts or cultural institutions?
  • Do you or a family member have a vacation home, or do you frequent an Inn or hotel that may be willing to donate a weekend stay? 
  • Do you have a special skill, talent or area of expertise that you can donate as a service? 
  • Do you know restaurants you love that could donate a dining experience?
  • Would your go-to Wellness Spa, Beauty or Hair Salon be able to donate a service?
  • Do you know an artisan or artist who could donate a painting, sculpture, jewelry, etc.

Help us process auction items you’ve secured by using our online donation form

To avoid duplicated efforts, please contact the auction committee with any ideas regarding restaurants and businesses at pta.auction@ms839.org.

This year our auction will be online so you will be able to bid before the event (and even if you can’t attend).  We will launch our bidding site very soon, stay tuned!

We need more volunteers!  Join the committee, email us at pta.auction@ms839.org

Thank you in advance,

Aileen Monahan & Lorraine Le Tac (MS 839 Auction Committee Co-Chairs)

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PTA 2020 Events

Dear MS 839 Community,

We are heading towards the end of an exciting 2019-2020 school year.  We also have some of the biggest, most interesting and fun events still to come.

Unfortunately, we are also now dealing with the challenge of thinking together about the COVID19 outbreak and how to stay safe. 

Due to the outbreak of COVID19, the PTA is working hard to reschedule the events we had planned for March and early April so please stay tuned. We are still planning to hold all events that are planned for May and June but we will be evaluating as the situation evolves. 

TBA – Screening and moderated discussion of Screenagers

May 7-9 – Used Book Sale 

TBA – 4th Annual MS 839 Spring Auction at ShapeShifter Lab 

June 10-12 – 7th Grade Overnight Trip

June 18 – Brooklyn Cyclones Game

Thank you to all of you who participated in our end-of-year fundraising drive and Giving Tuesday – we raised over $15,000 in the month of December!

You can always DONATE ONLINE, or set up a monthly donation with our Fundraising Team.