Specialized High School Admissions Test to be Revised
Starting with the fall 2017 Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) administration, for admissions to schools in the 2018-19 school year, the SHSAT will be redesigned. (The test administered in October and November 2016 for admission to schools in September 2017 was the final administration of the test under the previous design.)
Wednesday and Thursday, December 21 and 22, mark the dates for P.S. 229's annual Winter Concerts. We invite you to join us on these two days at 9:00 AM to come enjoy and appreciate the great success our students have had over the course of the school year. Grades 3, 4, & 5 will show off their talents in a series of festive musical performances on December 21--including the band, orchestra, and chorus. Then on the following day, December 22, grades 6, 7, & 8 will mark their presence on the stage with an added group, the Jazz Band, a small bunch--but strong and full of energy. With over 100 students performing in total, not a single one's talent should be unnoticed as every musician puts lots of effort, time, and soul into their task of bringing a warm feeling to everyone's hearts through music on these special days.
Leading them will be our profound band and orchestra teacher, Ms. Oppel, and our amazing chorus director, Ms. Yorr. They have been working non-stop all these years teaching the ways of music. If it wasn't for them, we would not have these great events.
From year to year, we see the bond growing stronger and stronger among audience, performers, teachers, and, of course, music--and we hope this relationship will only enhance and prosper. We hope to see you in the auditorium on these seemingly small, but, in fact, big days for both the students and teachers, representing our school's and individual student's achievements. (Student-submission by A.T.)
Editor's Note: Click on the Calendar for details about our early childhood Winter Sing-Alongs on Friday, December 23.
Our PTA, along with our after-school NIA programs, COMPASS (elementary) and SONYC (middle school) are hosting a Toy Drive for children in the community.
As families are able, our students are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for a child which can be dropped off in the special boxes near the main entrance. The toy drive ends on December 14, 2016.
"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles." --Washington Irving (Writer, New Yorker, 1783-1859)
Throughout New York City, December is a time of musical performances.
So, too, here @229K we have Winter Concerts and early childhood "Sing-Along" Assemblies (check our calendar for updated details).
As the nighttime increases, the sounds of music fill the air, recalling and calling forth the warmth and sunshine of longer days, to bring joy and laughter now.
Make music. Sing. (Or be a part of the audience.)
GIVING THANKS 2016
"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest." --William Blake, poet (1757-1827)
Thanks to those who share their learning; Thanks to those who share their knowledge; Thanks to those who share their time, their talents, their treasure; All for our students. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
OPEN SCHOOL WEEK 2016
We welcome parents and guardians to come, see, and celebrate their children at work. We encourage classroom visits between 8:45 – 10:15 AM on the following dates:
Monday, 11/14: Pre-K
Tuesday, 11/15: Classes 901, 904, and Grades 1 & 5
Wednesday, 11/16: Classes 902, 906, and Grades 2 & 7
On Tuesday, November 1st, your child’s bus service will not be interrupted and will operate as usual.
· There will be no bus strike.
· Jofaz Transportation and Y&M Transit have reached a tentative agreement.
· All buses will operate Tuesday, November 1st as usual.
Updates are available on the NYCDOE website (see Quick Link below, "Transportation.")
SCHOOL BUS DISRUPTION UPDATES
The New York City Department of Education has information available in case there is a disruption in yellow bus service for students using Jofaz Transportation and Y&M Transit. The most up-to-date details are available on the NYCDOE website (see the Quick Links at the bottom of this homepage, then click on "Transportation").
The October 31st letter from the NYCDOE is available here:
Students’ grades are evaluative and descriptive tools that help communicate what they have learned. Our grading system conforms to New York City Department of Education/District 20 policies. You can find the three Grading Policies (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) explained under the "Academics" tab above.
Welcome to our new "mobile-friendly" version of our website which adjusts automatically to smartphones, tablets, and personal computers. This totally redesigned version features less crowded content and improved navigation. Watch us as we build!
Gr 7&8 Assembly
Students attend an assembly "High School Bound," presented by one of our alumni.
Gr 6-8 End of Second Marking Period
The end of the second quarter marking period for Grades 6, 7, & 8. Report cards are distributed in mid-February. The next regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences take place in March.
Gr 6-8 Beginning of Third Quarter
The new marking period begins for our middle school students.