Welcome to the PS 255 School Counseling Page
You will find useful resources here for students and parents.
If you need any assistance, information, or guidance, please reach out to Ms. Christine Silecchia-Abel, School Counselor at CSilecchiaAbel@schools.nyc.gov.
Middle School Information
Attention All 5th Grade Families...
Virtual Middle School Admissions Event Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM!
Don't miss this borough-wide event! There will be a question and answer period at the end of the session.
****The Middle School Application deadline for families was Feb. 23. If you have any questions or concerns about your Middle School Application please contact your School Counselor, Ms. Silecchia-Abel at CSilecchiaAbel@schools.nyc.gov.
How to get started on your Middle School Application:
Visit MySchools.nyc and create an account.
Continue to explore middle schools and programs across NYC. Middle School Admissions Welcome Letters were mailed to student home addresses, along with your 5th grader's unique account creation code. If you have not received your Middle School Admissions Welcome Letter, please email Ms. Silecchia-Abel.
Check your address information in MySchools.nyc. If your address information is incorrect, please email the School Counselor, Christine Silecchia-Abel at CSilecchiaAbel@schools.nyc.gov, so that it may be corrected. Please contact Ms. Silecchia-Abel if you have any questions or concerns, regarding Middle School Applications.
Click the link below to access the searchable MySchools Middle School Directory. You may use this to search and explore all middle schools and programs across NYC.
Middle School Information
Upcoming District 22 Virtual Open Houses:
IS 14 Shell Bank Wednesday 1/20/21
10:30 am https://meet.google.com/zxm-budj-zcg &
IS 78 Roy H. Mann Thursday 1/21/21
11 am https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmFiM2FjMWQtMzIwYi00MzQ0LWFjZTQtOWU4NTQxYTFlOTJi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2218492cb7-ef45-4561-8571-0c42e5f7ac07%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22aa8da2ce-1659-4bd2-9e0c-bcff62143e5f%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d and
5:30 pm https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OGI2YTM2MzMtMjhiYi00NzU2LWIzY2YtMWQxYWYyNDE5ZTZl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2218492cb7-ef45-4561-8571-0c42e5f7ac07%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22aa8da2ce-1659-4bd2-9e0c-bcff62143e5f%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d
IS 240 Hudde Magnet School of STE(a+)M Thursday 1/14/21
Marine Park JHS 278 Wednesday 1/20/21
11am https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NzIwMmYxNDUtMDNhNS00YTgzLTllODUtOTgxZTBhOGY3NWU2%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2218492cb7-ef45-4561-8571-0c42e5f7ac07%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2277ef0b6e-00a7-4a3a-be57-e490a984955b%22%7d or
6 pm https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZTRhZmU4YjYtNTBlOC00NGEyLTljM2UtY2YxMGY2NDdhZDcz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2218492cb7-ef45-4561-8571-0c42e5f7ac07%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2277ef0b6e-00a7-4a3a-be57-e490a984955b%22%7d
IS 381 Wednesday 1/13/21
10 am http://meet.google.com/ckb-kccy-oqf 1 585-491-8819 PIN: 193 942 822#
& 5:30pm http://meet.google.com/csr-ztcy-ovg 1 609-438-1132 PIN: 239 185 727#
MS 890 Thursday 1/14/21
9 am https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZGZjNjZlOTUtOTY5Yy00YzM3LWJkMzYtNjdiYzZjMmU2NmE0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2218492cb7-ef45-4561-8571-0c42e5f7ac07%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%221a2b94c1-2e7a-4239-82d3-ea587afab755%22%7d
or 6 pm https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_N2Q5MzliZjItYzUxNy00N2QwLTk3OWEtYWJlYTZhNWNkMzkw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2218492cb7-ef45-4561-8571-0c42e5f7ac07%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%221a2b94c1-2e7a-4239-82d3-ea587afab755%22%7d
Marine Park Nest Monday 1/11/21 6pm-7pm Zoom Meeting Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801358093?pwd=a3gzN1p4bVJMdkVuMGRrTWRxenJyQT09
Meeting ID 818 0135 8093 Passcode 021959
Watch the NYC Middle School Admissions Video Series
More Middle School Information
Please find below, the direct link to the NYC DOE website for middle school information.
Please click this link below to search and explore all middle schools and programs across NYC.
Please see the information below for the Middle School For Art and Philosophy Virtual Open House on Tuesday December 8 at 6:00 PM.
Register in advance for this meeting:
The Urban School For Leadership and Empowerment:
If you would like to find out more information about the Urban School for Leadership and Empowerment (UASLE), please see the information below.
You may view their video here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WKheoz9FFSkTRBndh-a8TloCZbr3bERx/view
There will be a Virtual Open House on Saturday, January 9 at 12:00 PM on Google Meets. Please call Ms. Resnik for more information.
(Formerly known as Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice)
4200 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11204
718-438-3893 (school main office)
Stress Relief Video For Students
The Gratitude Tree
Here’s the perfect gratitude activity. It’s called the Gratitude Tree or Thankful Tree. It’s a fun simple activity to do with your child.
The Gratitude Tree activity teaches children to:
*appreciate the small things in life,
*be grateful for everything they have,
*be mindful of the things that are going right in their lives
*and be grateful for the people they hold closest to their hearts.
Gratitude practice is easy, heartwarming and fun to do.
What you will need: paper, pencil, pen, or crayon, small safety scissors
-Draw a simple tree shape on a piece of paper.
-Cut out simple leaf shapes on plain paper
-Ask your child to write down on the leaf shaped paper, the things for which your child is grateful.
-Tape or glue the gratitude leaves onto the tree branches.
-You’re done! (Please see the picture below for an example of the tree.)
Now your child can display the Gratitude Tree and you can talk together as a family about the things for which you are grateful.
Daily Gratitude Activity
Friendship Soup Recipe
Respect For All
Respect For All Week is Friday, February 5, 2021 and Monday, February 8 to Thursday, February 11, 2021.
During this week, we focus on our daily efforts of inclusion, acceptance, diversity, and friendship.
February 5- National No One Eats Alone Day is February 12th. However, since school is closed that day, we recognize this day on Feb 5th this year. We acknowledge this day to combat social and emotional isolation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 8- Anti-Bullying/Cyberbullying
February 9- Respect For Diversity
February 10- Pride & Acceptance
February 11- Celebrating Kindness & Friendship/Being an Ally
Basic Social Media Rules For Elementary School-Age Children
Set up accounts together
Show your child/children how to flag inappropriate conduct
If you wouldn't let your children have unsupervised play dates, don't let them go online by themselves. Remember, the social skills they bring to online worlds are the same ones they have (or don't have) in real life.
Establish codes of conduct
Do your homework. Make sure you check out sites before you let your child go online
Set time limits
Make sure your children never share their passwords
Keep the computer in a central place