Contact # 914-573-5112


Dear PS/MS 71 Family,

This is just a reminder. I'm here to assist you with any concerns you may have during our Remote Learning. You can reach me at:


Stay Strong!

Keep Up The Good Work!

Remember, You Were and Have Always Been Your Child's First Teacher!

Mrs. Anna Ortiz

Parent Coordinator



Parent Teacher Conferences  schedule:

Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences

12:20 pm – 2:20 pm  & 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Grades 6-8 students will be dismissed at 11:20 am

Elementary School Parent Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for:


12:20 pm – 2:20 pm  & 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Grades K - 5 students will be dismissed at 11:20 am

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

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    Joaquin Gonzalez (7th grade PSMS71) is a finalist in the NYCDOE Minecraft public space challenge

    Here is a link to Joaquin's submission:

    A message from Laura Winter, Senior Director of STEM Initiatives: "Students enjoy working in Minecraft and it was evident in their submissions.  Some of the work is outstanding and we had nearly 1,500 submissions from over 15,000 students who have downloaded Minecraft Education Edition over a 2-week period this month. "

    The winners will be showcased on June 30th:


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    Check out the new remote learning page here at PS/MS 71

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    Access to reading while at home

    you may want to utilize this free resource. You can access over 7,000 online books with this free account at using these login credentials:

    Grade Band         

    pre - K to Grade 5

    Grade 6 to Grade 12

    School Name       

    NYC Reads Elementary

    NYC Reads Middle School/High School







    Additional resources:

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  • Summer Reading

    June 2020 Dear Families,

    Summer reading is so important to keep learning going and to let imaginations run free! We are thrilled to make more e-books and audiobooks for all ages available for free this summer to all DOE families, and it’s easier than ever to access them. Please read on for more information, and visit for additional details to be posted on Monday, June 29.

    Reading with Sora!

    The e-book reader Sora has a diverse set of hundreds of resources available for grades 3K-12 in a multiple languages to help students see themselves and fellow students in the books they are reading. You can download an app to your device or access them via a web browser. All you have to do is log in with your student’s DOE ID; no additional sign up is necessary. Please visit to get started.

    Need help finding your student’s DOE login? Click here. If you received an iPad from DOE, it will have the Sora app automatically installed by July 1!

    You may also visit to access additional e-book titles and databases provided by the New York City School Library System. To access e-books from any location and databases from outside of New York State, please email for the username and password.

    Please note that while some of these resources might only be available in English, we will continue to strive to make more resources available in home languages.

    Take Advantage of Public Library Resources, Too!

    New York City public library systems are also providing digital resources and free access to the tutoring platform Brainfuse through internet-enabled devices, including all DOE-issued iPads.

    • Brooklyn Public Library. To obtain a Brooklyn Public Library eCard, fill out the form at

    • The New York Public Library serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. To obtain a New York Public Library digital card through the free SimplyE app, please visit

    • Queens Public Library. To obtain a Queens Public Library eCard, fill out the form at

      Wishing you a summer full of reading! Warm regards,

      Linda Chen
      Chief Academic Officer

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  • Parent Letter #15 Last day of school

    Parent Letter # 15- Last Day of School

    June 26, 2020

    Dear P.S./M.S. 71 Families,

    What a year it has been! As I walked the school building on our last day of school, I began reflecting on how different the school looks and feels at this time. The last day of school is often filled with feelings of excitement, pride, and joy as students and staff can be seen and heard celebrating another successful year. The hallways and classrooms are typically buzzing with laughter as students are heard sharing summer plans, saying their farewells, and getting ready for a well-deserved break. How I wish we were back in our building with your children to see them off and to celebrate their last day of the 2019- 2020 school year. Classrooms remain empty, hallways are silent, and the presence of your children is deeply missed. I look forward to the day when I can once again see their smiling faces, hear the excitement in their voices, and when teaching and learning is taking place inside the school building.

    I would like to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to our staff for their dedication and commitment to our students and families throughout the school year, and for how quickly they adapted to teaching and learning via Remote Learning. On March 23rd, we kicked-off Remote Learning. It was all hands on deck and our instructional staff embraced the challenges they faced to navigate a new digital platform and worked diligently to strengthen their skills to teach virtually. Our teachers went above and beyond to ensure continuity of learning, while continuing to engage, empower, and inspire students. I am extremely proud of our staff and students for their resilience, perseverance, and for all they have accomplished.

    The school-family connection and partnership are essential to the success of every child. Thank you for your trust, patience, flexibility, and support throughout this unprecedented experience. Throughout the summer, our school community will continue to plan and prepare for teaching and learning in the Fall. I understand that parents are looking for assurances and answers as to what school will look like in September. While there are many uncertainties at this time, please know that as I receive updates and official guidance regarding plans for September, I will share this information with you.

    Important Information: Report Cards:

    DOE will make certain documents available for students and families in NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) and Teach Hub 2.0 beginning the week of June 15. These documents will display as they become available. DOE students can log into Teach Hub 2.0 and view unofficial copies of their own report cards, transcripts, and summer school letters. For guidance on accessing student accounts, see the Students Accounts page.

    Summer Packets:

    Teachers have prepared Summer Literacy and Math activities and resources for students to engage with independently during the summer months. The materials will be posted on your child’s current Google classroom. Please note that the activities are self-guided and students can complete them at their own pace. Teachers will not be available to interact or engage with students on Google classrooms during the summer months. Students are highly encouraged to read daily to build fluency and reading stamina.

    New Classes:

    Families will receive their child’s new class and new teacher the first week in September via Pupilpath. If you need assistance setting up or accessing your account please contact Ms. A. Ortiz at

    Return to School DOE Survey:

    As a reminder, this survey was created to gather feedback from students and families about the most important considerations for their return to school in the fall. Your voice matters. Deadline has been extended to June 30th.

    Despite how this school year ended, it is a time to celebrate our accomplishments as a school community. Congratulations to our 8th graders, the Class of 2020! I wish them all the best and much success in high school.

    Wishing you an enjoyable, healthy, and safe summer. With gratitude,

    Mrs. Margaret Mirando Principal

    Assistant Principals

    Natalina DeLillis

    Caitlin Mondelli 

    Raquel Quesada

    Engage, Empower, Inspire
    Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day

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  • Report Cards

    See the attached flyer for information about retrieving student report cards. Also read the attached letter for instructions.

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  • District 8 Student Journal

    District 8 has compiled students' writing and art work created during remote learning into a beautiful journal. Many of your 4th and 5th grade students are featured within the publication.

    Try this code to view the journal

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  • "ENL Parent Workshop: How to Support Your Children with Remote Learning."

    There will be a parent workshop for ENL parents

    The topic is How to Support Your Children with Remote Learning

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    5:00 PM Spanish

    6:00 PM Chinese

    Thursday, June, 4,2020

    5:00 PM Arabic

    6:00 PM Albanian

    See the attached flyer for the Meet link codes


    Facilitated by
    ENL Teachers & Mrs. Anna Ortiz, Parent Coordinator

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  • District 8 Kindness Awards

    We will be presenting the ceremony live on
    Youtube May 28th at 6:00 pm.
    Please use this like to tune in 
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  • CEC #8 Meeting

    Please click on the attached flyers for meeting details.

    Thank you

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  • Parent Organizing Workshop May 30th

    Date: Saturday, May 30 @ 7 pm EST
    Description: A 75-minute organizing workshop with AOC. We'll break down the incoming school budget cuts, talk through a history of austerity, and teach parents how they can connect with each other to build power, now.
    Accessibility: English closed captioning. Live Spanish interpretation. 
    Audience: Parents and educators in NY-14
    To attend, parents must register here.
    See the attached flyer in English and Spanish for more information
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  • Book Clubs on Google Meet with Ms. Barbuto. Two dates to add to your calendar.

    June 4th information:

    June 18th  information:

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  • Parent and Caregiver workshops : Mental Health Awareness Week

    The Bronx School Mental Health Consultant Team is offering virtual

    workshops for our School Communities: “ Mental Health Awareness Week”

    May 18th-May 22nd, 2020
    Parent / Caregiver Workshops
    • Tuesday 5/19/20 Self-Care for Caregivers English and Spanish Sessions : 2:30pm-3:00pm

    Thursday 5/21//20 Strengthening Resiliency to Manage Anxiety For Caregivers

    English and Spanish Sessions 2:30pm-3:00pm Zoom Info for All Workshops

    Meeting ID: 82374868620 Password: MHA2020

    Zoom Info for Spanish Caregiver Sessions Meeting ID: 72718326904 Password: selfcare

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Contact Information

Mrs. Anna Ortiz
Main Office 
Hours of Availability:  Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone:  (718)822-5351 Ext:  2122          718-239-3111( Fax)

Remote Learning 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 Website: click the following link

PTA DONATION PAGE click the following link

PTA Newsletters click the following link

PTA Executive Board


2019 - 2020 Executive Board

Nicole Perrino, President

 Rafael Dominguez, Vice President

Jean DiStefano, Treasurer

Natasha Bennett-Navarrete, Recording Secretary

 PTA Website:

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