Teacher Contact Information 

Class KA

Amalia Hope 

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Class KB

Gina Spriggs

Daryan Barnes

Class KC

Sydney Huggins

Cameron Rose

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Class 1A

Tasha Mangel

Natasha Harper

Class 1D

Joanna Troncoso

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Class 2A

Sara McRoberts

Class 2B

Rebekah Kendall

Jane Oberman

Class 2C

Nicole Battle

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Class 3A

Amanda Cooper 

Class 3B

Sharel'le Olivier

Ruby Stern

Class 3C

Nadirah Robinson

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Class 3D

Rosalee Brocuglio

Emma Lieber

Class 4A

Amanda Poteete

Denise Forbes

Class 4C

Abiona Thompson 

Class 4D

Rhonda Ekwunoh 

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Elle Rohana

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Virtual Learning Resources


Downloading the Lexia App
Lexia Parent Letter: 
English & Spanish
Lexia is an individualized research-proven literacy computer program used at Ascend.  Scholars can also access Lexia at home at https://www.lexiacore5.com!  Free online access is available for scholars to continue developing and practicing reading skills at home.
Lexia is accessible via iPad (Lexia Core5), Android tablets, Chromebooks, browser, or download.  
Please email your scholar's teacher for online access information.  Teacher contact info can be found under the About Us page on this site.

Learning A-Z is offering a FREE subscription to Raz-Kids and/or Headsprout to help learning continue while out of the physical classroom, in light of the coronaviurs.  This offer is valid through the end of the school year.*


  • Raz-Kids is a digital resource that provides a library of differentiated books students can use to practice reading wherever they are (Internet connection required).

  • Headsprout is an online K–5 reading program that adapts to the needs of the individual student. It is self-paced, which makes it ideal for at-home practice.

Scholastic's Learn at Home resources includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.  Scholars can complete on their own and with their families.  Just find your scholar's grade level and let the learning begin here!

List of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings here.  Each of these websites will allow you to sign-up for FREE and help your child along with their education.  Please browse and access as needed to support your scholar at home. 

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Parent resources

Family handbook
Other resources

New York State Common Core aligned curriculum resources and information for parents and families.

Free, online educational resource, including over 100,000 practice problems, and over 6,000 micro  lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, physics, chemistry, biology, American civics, art history, economics, and computer science.

Plan for college!

Saving for college now can give your child a head start on the path to future success.Consider starting a 529 plan.


This tax-advantaged savings plan is designed to encourage saving for future college costs. You can benefit from tax-deferred earnings as well as tax-free withdrawals for qualified higher-education expenses. And since you're paying less in taxes, you can save more, which lowers the total cost of college.

Apply for an idNYC card! It can be used as a library card, to open a bank account, to enter all ciity buildings, such as schools, and to access city services. The ID card comes with additional benefits including free membership to 40 cultural institutions and discounts on movie tickets, sporting events, health and fitness clubs and much more.

Visit the Brooklyn Public Library site for children with book recommendations, events, and more.

Tutoring programs

Listing of tutoring programs available in our community. (The list is provided for informational purposes only; Ascend does not endorse any organizations.)

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The Brooklyn Public Library offers FREE household internet for eligible students and their families. Thousands of NYC K-12 students are eligible for free internet access for the entire school year. 


Visit www.bklynlibrary.org/hotspot for more information about this program. 

Childcare For Children of First Responders


If you are a parent and work as a healthcare provider, FDNY, NYPD, OEM or other eligible front-line worker, there are Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) set up for your children. For more information, eligible parents can complete the survey here: https://bit.ly/2xfzEVe.

DOE Meal Locations


Grab-and-Go meals will be available at the entrance of school buildings from 7:30 am-1:30 pm.  Any NYC student can pick up meals.  You can also call 311 for more information.

Click here to find the nearest DOE location for Grab n' Go Meals.