229 Spotlight

Mrs. Siciliano's Recycling Project.....Helping to make our school a greener place!!

Daily Announcements

My Kid’s Goals

The middle of the school year is a great time for families to check in with their children on goals for the next few months. Setting academic and personal goals helps motivate, energize, and focus students, and it is a valuable skill that will benefit learners throughout their lives. Parents and guardians can help their children set and achieve these goals. 
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Notice: How to use our website : www.ps229.org

2014-2015 School Calendar is now available.
Please read for School Day closures.

Faculty you should know:

Parents please register on our website! At the bottom left you will find a link to "Parent Registration". By doing so you will be able to receive email alerts as well important information. 

Parents & Visitors:
Please remember to always
present ID when visiting PS229
It's for the safety of your children!

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 27
Blood Drive
3:30pm - 8:00pm
P.T.A. Meeting
Join us at 7pm in the school cafeteria.
Thursday, February 5
Family Workshop
International Crafts
6:45 pm
Friday, February 6
Talent Show

Thursday, February 12
Grades 6-8
2nd Quarter Report Cards Distributed
Friday, February 13
Bake Sale
Annual Valentine's Bake Sale

Parent Information

In light of recent events, please be advised that the doors to the Main Entrance will be locked at 8:15 A.M. daily, therefore, all students should be in school by 8:10 A.M.  If you bring your child to school after the doors are locked, please knock on the door for security and wait to be admitted.  You will need to show your identification upon entering the building.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

Please click on the link below for the Breakfast and Lunch Menus.

Breakfast Menu for December
Lunch Menu for December

The National PTA created guides for schools to help familiarize parents with the Common Core State Standards.  It may be accessed via this link: www.pta.org/4446.htm or on ARIS: National  PTA Parent Guides for the Common Core State Standards.

The standards are designed to increase rigor in the classroom and will require more inquiry, explanation and analysis from students.  Students will begin to present and defend arguments, provide evidence and persuasion in their writing and classroom discussions.  The ELA curriculum will have to contain more informational text in K-12.  Early childhood will have to experience more informational text, in additional to the literature that is traditionally taught.

The Common Core Standards is NOT a curriculum.  It is meant to clearly prescribe what children MUST know and learn at the conclusion of every grade.  Selected curriculum resources MUST reflect the requirements of the Common Core Standards.

The new K-12 standards are set to be implemented over the next three years and students are expected to perform at a higher level.  The NYS K-12 assessments will begin to reflect the rigor of the new standards.

For those who are interested in reviewing the Common Core Standards, please click on to the following link: www.corestandards.org.

ARIS Parent Link (APL) is a new online tool for parents, available in nine languages that provides you with detailed information about the academic progress of your child and our school. APL includes: your child's attendance record, grades, scores on state tests and in-class assessments, as well as, Quality Reviews, Progress Reports, and survey results. In order to log in you need your child's Student ID number and your temporary APL password.  Your role is crucial to your child's academic success. Become an active partner in your child's education-check out www.arisparentlink.org today!

Message from the Department of Education:
Parents Can Sign Up for School Alerts
It's easier than ever to stay updated about events affecting your child's school.  If school opens late or dismisses early, or if it relocates or closes temporarily because of bad weather or other unexpected events, you can now receive an update in real-time via phone, text message, or e-mail.  Families can sign up to receive school updates for up to five specific aip codes through Notify NYC, the City's public notification system.  To sign up for the free service, click here or call 311.


Today, 1/25/2015
High: 38 Low: 22
Partly sunny
13% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/26/2015
High: 28 Low: 17
Chance snow
42% chance of precipitation.