If you need to contact me, call:718-376-8494 ext. 1
or you can email me at: Rcolestrosaffio@schools.nyc.gov
Please check out the following links and resources below that I hope will be helpful to you.
Involvement in your child's education plays an important role in our partnership for academic success!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me at any time.
The Community School District 22 has an incredible Website
Do you need help with your homework?
This is a free homework help program for elementary and middle school students. Classroom teachers answer homework questions at 212-777-3380,
Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. during the school year.
They can also answer parents' questions and give advice on how you can help your child at home.
The staff speaks 8 languages
: Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Fukanese), English, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Slovak and Spanish.
is the new, free, identification card for all New York City residents. As a government-issued photo identification card, IDNYC
secures the peace of mind and access to City services that come from having recognized identification. IDNYC
also provides a dynamic series of benefits to cardholders, including a free one-year membership at many of the City's leading museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens.
Ongoing Registration for
Adult Education Classes
The New York City Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) offers more than 900 tuition-free classes, at more than 175 sites in all five boroughs, and is the largest provider of adult literacy education services in New York State. Ongoing registration for classes in Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Career and Technical Education (C.T.E) is held regularly at schools and offices around the city.
To learn more about the programs or about setting up a site at your school, contact 917-704-6634. Visit the OACE website
for more information and multilingual materials.
"Team up to Read" at the Brooklyn Public Library.
There are many programs, events and learning opportunities for all families.
Make going to the Brooklyn Public Library a part of your weekly routine with your child!
Additional Resources for Parents: RESPECT FOR ALL
The NYC DOE is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, citizen-ship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or weight.
See what's being served in school for breakfast & lunch!
The web link also provides School Food Menus in eight languages.
NYC D.O.E. Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities