Dear PS 20 families,
We hope you had a great start of the school year, and a warm welcome once again to all the new families joining PS 20 this year. Our school continues to grow!
Some of the best features of Konstella are around classrooms: once you add your children in your Konstella profile and add them to their respective classrooms, you can participate in classroom discussions with teachers and parents; see classroom-specific events in the calendar; get classroom-specific announcements from teachers and class parents; and use other tools like sign-up sheets, files, and photo albums in your classrooms. All classrooms are now available in Konstella; let us know if you can't find yours.
We've heard from PS 20 families that they want to be able to connect with families beyond their immediate class, so this year we're also trying out grade-wide discussion groups. You can find these under "Social Groups" in Konstella.
To make sure we maintain constructive and respectful communication in all these settings, the PTA Board has also developed a set of Community Guidelines for communication on Konstella. Please be sure to read and abide by them, and let us know if you see content that you think doesn't comply to the guidelines.
Finally, for instructions on how to join classrooms and social groups, there's a great Konstella user guide with screenshots and videos created by BESCA, a PTO from San Jose, CA. We recommend you take a look; it even includes instructions for both the mobile app and the web versions of Konstella. And of course you're always welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
PS 20 PTA Communication Committee