229 Spotlight

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

Daily Announcements

Talent Show:

Important Dates:
All forms are due back by Monday November 3rd.
Auditions will be held on Thursday November 6th.

Important! Parents of 8th grade students!!
High school application process workshop.
Hosted by Ms. Kmec guidance counselor.
Tuesday September 30th @ 6:45pm
Location: School Cafeteria

This information also helps our school fund our programs.
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Find out how 229 is doing in comparison to other NYC Public Schools.  Congratulations to everyone, children, families, and staff, for a job well-done! Click Here!

Congratulations to P.S./I.S.229K for being named as “Reward Schools” by New York State’s Education Commissioner King and the Board of Regents. Our School was one of the 249 public schools in 163 districts so designated.  The designation is given each year to NYS public schools that demonstrate “having all its students achieve college and career-ready standards” by making the “most progress or having the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement.”
The complete list of “Reward Schools” can be viewed at:http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/ESEADesignations.html.

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Superintendent class graduates, 100% passed the June 2013 Algebra Regents!!

We would like to thank the following businesses who supported our P.S. 229 Relay for Life. We encourage our school families to patronize these establishments and thank them for their generous support!

Salty Dog Bar and Grill
Trace Restaurant
Limitless Fitness Studios S.I. NY
Pinto Novelty
Classic Impressions Card Store 
Mauriello Furniture Brooklyn, NY
Stingrays Athletic Association S.I, NY

Please check out the PS 229 Photo gallery for new school happenings as well as pictures of our District 20 Office Art Exhibit!!
**Link to photo gallery located at top of webpage**

Our school mascot has been voted on and the winner is...... Read more...

Welcome to P.S./I.S. 229....


Just added "P.S./I.S.229 Photo Gallery".... (School Tour)
** See Top Toolbar for Gallery**

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!

Thanks for visiting us!
Notice our translation tool located at the bottom left of our web site. You may read about us here in one of 60 different languages.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, October 31

Pd Day
No School for students.
Tuesday, November 4
Chancellor's Conference Day
No School for Students
Monday, November 10
Report Cards Distributed
Grades PK-8 will receive Report cards today.
Tuesday, November 11
Veteran's Day
No School.
Thursday, November 13
Parent Teacher Conferences
Afternoon 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Evening 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Parent Information

In lieu 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 October
Lunch Menu for October

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, 10/31/2014
High: 55 Low: 44
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 53 Low: 48
Rain likely
75% chance of precipitation.