Summer Reading is going on now at libraries across New York. Children and teens participating in the program receive book recommendations and engage in educational activities at their local libraries. The program is a fun way to prevent summer learning loss. When kids read over the summer, they build their reading skills and will be better prepared for the upcoming school year. Visit a library near you today to sign up your child.
Summer Reading at New York Libraries is an annual program that brings children and families into local public libraries for reading and activities. In 2016, 2.1 million New York children, birth to 18 years, participated in the State Library-sponsored program.
The State Library coordinates the program and works with the 23 public library systems throughout the state providing a summer reading theme, promotional materials, a creative idea manual, and state-level support.
We are very proud of our 99 rising high school freshmen as they embark on the next phase of their educational journey.
100% of eighth graders are attending public and private schools, in a variety of special programs and specialized schools, as well as zoned schools.
100% passing rate for those students who took the NYS Regents Examinations in Core Algebra 1 and Living Environment.
Congratulations to their families and teachers as well.
National Junior Honor Society P.S./I.S. 229K Chapter
"The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929."
"Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. National Honor Society (high school) and NJHS (middle school) chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service." (Source: NJHS webpage)
The P.S./I.S. 229K Chapter was chartered October 27, 2010. We will celebrate our seventh annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 6:30 PM. All are welcome.
Learn to Ride—Kids | Bike New York
Learn to Ride—Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.
This is not a school-sponsored event, but it is brought to our wider community due to the "Bike Safety" work of our fourth grade gifted and talented classes over the past few years. To find out more details and to register, click here: Bike NYC
Saturday, June 3, at the Dyker Basketball Courts in the park. Remember: pre-registration is required (using the link above).
Families Need to Address 13 Reasons Why
Our first priority is providing a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students. As parents and educators, it is important that we be aware of what our young people are watching, reading and talking about. This helps open the door for important conversations centered on topics that interest them. It also provides an opportunity for you to offer support and guidance and be aware of what information they may be getting from the media and their peers.
Many students are watching and talking about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12, 2017. We can’t wait to #ThankATeacher with you!
This year’s theme is “Teachers Deliver.” And they do! Teachers deliver so much to our students—inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures. From May 8-12, 2017, we would like to celebrate teachers and deliver our thanks and gratitude to them.
Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Join us during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all that they deliver to our nation’s children.
New York State Examinations for Grades 3-8: Mathematics
During the first week of May, students in grades 3 to 8 will participate in the annual New York State Mathematics Examinations.
Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Examinations are administered to students across New York State. These annual tests are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction and help to ensure that students are on the right track to graduate from high school with the critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills needed for success in college and the modern workplace.
Families with early childhood age children who will (or hope to) be joining the school community @229K are invited to our annual Open House.
Come to see and hear about our Kindergarten and school programs, with a focus on Gifted & Talented:
Friday, April 21, 2017 9 AM (about one hour) Enter on Bay 7th Street.
Consider sharing our motto, "Home - School - Community, " with your family.
Go Tigers! (The 229 Tigers are our middle school basketball team.)
PTA MARCH FOR VETERANS DRIVE
During most of this month, we would like to show appreciation to our neighbors at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital (800 Poly Place, across from the Dyker Beach Golf Course) through a collection of the following suggested items for those whom they serve: > Circle Word Search (large print) > Pencils/Pens > Board games > Jigsaw Puzzles > Various toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, hairbrush, comb, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
Students may drop off items in our main lobby. The drive ends on March 21.
NYC Public Schools will be Closed on Tuesday, March 14. 2017
Visit our new HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS Information Page
The time for your family to begin thinking about high school is during the middle school years (most especially for households with our rising 8th graders). You can learn more about the NYC DOE high school admissions process and about the specialized high schools at various family workshops during July; view the online NYC DOE high school directories and handbooks--available in many languages; note the dates for high school open houses and the City's high school fairs in the fall. Go to the menu above, click on "For Families" and select "High School Plans"--or simply click here for a quick connection.
On the first day of grade 6, the "HOV lane" to high school begins....
All NYC DOE offices are closed this day.
"Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. "
(Source: US Department of Labor)
School re-opens for all students.
First Day of Classes
Welcome back to a New School Year!
Grades 1-5 line up by 8:10 AM in the school yard.
Grades 6-8 enter the school by 8:10 AM via the Bay 7th entrance to the cafeteria.
Grades 1-8 dismissal is at the usual staggered times, 2:25-2:30 PM.
Pre-K and kindergarten parents/guardians: please refer to the letter sent to your home in the summer for exact times and locations for the opening days of the school year.
School is open. All classes are in session.
"Today, we honor all who lost their lives in the heartbreaking attacks of September 11, and all who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in the years that followed. In memory of these beautiful souls, we vow to keep moving forward. Let us have confidence in the values that make us American, the liberties that make us a beacon to the world, and the unity we sustain every year on this anniversary. Above all, let us stand as strong as ever before and recognize that together, there is nothing we cannot overcome."
(Source: 2016 Presidential Proclamation for Patriot Day and National Day of Service & Remembrance)
We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact our Parent Coordinator to request assistance.