• Congratulations, Mr. Rodgers!

    On Friday, January 12, our beloved safety agent, Mr. Rodgers, will retire at the close of the day.  Be sure to share a kind word of congratulations when you see him.   

    To Mr. Rodgers, a long and joyous retirement filled with fun and happiness in this next phase of life!

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  • As the song says, "Baby, it's cold outside!"

    New Yorkers have been urged to exercise caution when going outside. Stay up to date on weather conditions and protecting your child from the freezing cold, especially as caused by wind gusts ("real feel" temperatures).❄️
     
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  • New York City Public Schools are Closed on January 4, 2018

    Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be CLOSED Thursday, January 4, 2018.

    After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled.

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  • Breakfast and Lunch are Free, BUT…

    WE NEED ALL FAMILIES TO FILL OUT SCHOOL LUNCH FORMS--now called FAMILY INCOME INQUIRY FORMS--EVERY YEAR. 

    Why?  Because from these forms, the school is able to receive additional State funding for our school programs, books, technology, and other resources.  We are able to use these statistics when we apply for grants.  (We have received over $500,000 in grants since this past January!)

    If you have not already done so, please complete the form online TODAY—it goes directly to the Department of Education, and none of the particulars are shared with the school or any other agency.  Let’s get all the funding we can for our students@229K! 

    Click here to complete the online form.  If you have questions regarding the application contact SchoolFood's Help Desk at 877.363.6325.  (If preferred, you may request a paper application from our parent coordinator and then submit it to the school.  If you have questions regarding this type of application, you may also contact SchoolFood's Help Desk at 877.363.6325.)

    Breakfast and lunch for Pre-K classes are brought to the classroom during the school day.

    Free breakfast for Kdg. to Grade 8:  Using the Bay 7th Street doors (exit 3), students enter the cafeteria by 7:50 AM.

    If you have not already done so, please be sure to complete your application  to help our school obtain all possible funding.

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  • Middle School Applications

    Middle School applications have been distributed to all fifth graders.   
    If you have questions or wish assistance completing the application, please call our parent coordinator during school hours. 
    (The evening meeting has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.)

    Please return applications as soon as possible.

     Additional information is available on the NYC DOE website. Click here. 

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  • NOVEMBER 5th @ 2:00 A.M.

    Click on the image below for a reminder or two.  Mornings will be brighter (for a while).

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  • A Message from Chancellor Carmen Farina

    November 1, 2017 ---  Yesterday there was an act of terror and together as a City we mourn the loss of innocent New Yorkers.  

    I am proud to be a New Yorker. Our City is resilient and our entire community has come together in solidarity. I'm so grateful for the first responders, educators, school staff, students and families for all they did yesterday and all they will do in the coming days to support each other.

    To read more click here.

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  • FALL CARNIVAL: October 21,2017

    We are looking forward to spending a sunny day of fun together.  See you there on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

    (Due to a forecast of weather unsuitable for our PTA Carnival last week,  our celebration of Home~School~Community was postponed until this beautiful weekend).

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  • MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    6:00-7:30 PM

    We welcome 5th graders from throughout the district (including our own school!) to come and see why P.S./I.S. 229K could be your #1 choice for the middle school grades.

    Enrichment for all students in grades 6-8.
    Advanced Mathematics and Science Regents classes for Honors Academy students.
    SONYC After-School NIA Program (free)  - annual lottery for application admission; currently 100% of applications accepted.
    A small school environment for all students.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • New York City Welcomes Families in Need

    We are deeply saddened and concerned about the widespread devastation in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean islands in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. As you may be aware, many New Yorkers are preparing to welcome displaced relatives and friends into their homes. It is important that they know that we stand ready to welcome their children into our schools.

    Click here to read more on our "Community News" page.

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From The Office of the Mayor

September 28, 2017

Dear Families,

We are deeply saddened and concerned about the widespread devastation in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean islands in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Our hearts go out to those who have lost so much. As many New Yorkers prepare to welcome displaced relatives and friends into their homes, we stand ready to welcome their children into our schools.  [See the column to the right for translations of this letter.]

We want to be clear that New York City’s public schools are open to students in need, whether they arrive with or without documentation needed to register, such as a birth certificate that may have been lost in floods and chaos.
As school communities, we come together in the face of tragedy. Our focus remains on keeping students in school where they can learn. Being in the classroom keeps children safe and offers them stability during uncertain times. In addition, going to school every day connects students to a caring, nurturing community.

The Department of Education (DOE) is ready to assist in enrolling school-age children in the City’s public schools, from pre-kindergarten through high school. For more information, families can call 311, go to schools.nyc.gov/NewStudents, or visit a Family Welcome Center. Family Welcome Centers are open in all five boroughs from Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can find information on our Family Welcome Centers here: schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/NewStudents/WelcomeCenters. The Early Childhood Outreach team can support families looking for pre-kindergarten and other early childhood options; call (212) 637-8000 for information.

For families who are not directly impacted but who would like to help, 18 firehouse and EMS stations across the City are accepting critically-needed donations daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. To find a list of these items or a drop-off center near you, visit on.nyc.gov/PuertoRicoRelief. You can also join the DOE in supporting aid for students and schools in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico hit hard by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. To make a voluntary donation, visit the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City at www1.nyc.gov/site/fund/donate/donate.page.

We expect more families and children from devastated areas in the Caribbean to relocate to New York City in the coming months—and we are ready. The DOE and the entire City will do all in our power to help support students and their families in their hour of need.

Sincerely,
Bill de Blasio, Mayor
Carmen Fariña, Schools Chancellor

From the Office of the Mayor

September 28, 2017   Translations:

Arabic 2017_09-28.pdf                

Chinese 2017_09-28.pdf                

English 2017_09-28.pdf              

Russian 2017_09-28.pdf           

Spanish 2017_09-28.pdf 

 

NYC DOE

September 25, 2017

Dear Families and Staff,

Many of you have asked how we, as a community, can help the people of Texas and Florida. In response to the on-going devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, I am pleased to announce that the New York City Department of Education is collecting donations for affected schools in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and other impacted areas. The funds will provide critical relief to students and their families – from school uniforms and supplies to toiletries and backpacks for students. Districts across the nation are coming together for this effort, and as the largest public school district in the nation, I know we can do our part to support these children.

The voluntary donations will be collected through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and can be made by visiting the Mayor’s Fund Donation page (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/fund/donate/donate.page), and selecting the options labeled: Please join the NYC Department of Education community in supporting critical aid and relief efforts for schools and students impacted by Hurricane Irma or Please join the NYC Department of Education community in supporting critical aid and relief efforts for schools and students impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Please join the NYC Department of Education community in supporting critical aid and relief efforts for schools and students impacted by Hurricane Maria.

New York City has always been a beacon of hope to the world. This is another moment when our spirit and generosity can lift the spirits of those in need.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Carmen Fariña, Chancellor

COMMUNITY DRUG INFORMATION

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Click on the attachment for details: 
COMMUNITY DRUG INFORMATION 2017_06-13.pptx 

FREE FAMILY ICE SKATING

Wed 12/28
Thurs 12/29

9 am to 11 am
at Abe Stark Rink

More details:   Free Family Ice Skating 2016_12.pdf 

Join us for the first
Brooklyn Dyslexia
Awareness Nite

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
6 PM – 8:30 PM

Hosted by
Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
and Senator Martin Golden

Learn more about Dyslexia legislation A. 4330A/ S. 5439
RSVP (for planning purposes only)
StinsonM@nyassembly.gov or call 718-246-4889

#SayDyslexiaNY

"IT'S ELEMENTARY!"
THE SEPTEMBER 2017 NYC DOE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented

The NYC DOE Office of Student Enrollment is hosting It’s Elementary! admissions events for elementary school families. In one night, families can attend presentations and ask questions about Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented Admissions.

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Franklin D. Roosevelt High School 
                    5800 20th Avenue

For more information, review the NYC DOE links at the far right of this row.

To reach the NYC DOE "It's Elementary" page, click here. 

YOUNG DOCS SATURDAY PROGRAM
at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
for Middle and High Schoolers

It is the mission of the Young Doctors Mentorship program at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons to expose youth to careers in medicine. As part of this goal, we hold a science fair to allow students the opportunity to explore and conduct research on a human body system. 

More details are available at the link in the text box to the right.

Application deadline:  November 17, 2016.

To register, click here.

FREE Wi-Fi FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K-12 students with free Internet access for the entire school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed Internet services. 

In order to be eligible to participate in this program, a patron must:

  • Have a child in NYC public school
  • Have a valid library card* and be at least 18 years old
  • Have less than $15 in outstanding fines on their library card
  • Have no Internet access at home
  • Register and attend an orientation session at one of our participating location
  • Agree to participate in surveys and other evaluations that will help BPL determine the merits of the program
  • Agree to the program conditions listed on the online Library HotSpot registration form

    For more information, click here.

    

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
3:30-8:00 PM
Owl's Head Park
67th St. & Colonial Rd.

Haunted Walk Tours, Costume Contests, Fairytale Forest Tours, face painting, rides, sand art, FDNY Smokehouse, "Dracula's Food Court" -  sponsored by Senator Marty Golden, SWB Parks Task Force, Community Emergency Response Team, NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation.

Recommended donation $1.
More details

Halloween Spooktacular Street Festival
Saturday, October 29
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11th Avenue, between 66th & 67th Streets
sponsored by NIA

Activities, performances, games, music, photo booth, vendors, giveaways

More info

Family Fall Harvest Festival 
Saturday, October 22, 2016

sponsored by Brooklyn South
Details at:   Family Fall Harvest Festival 2016 

DISTRICT 20 WELCOMES CHANCELLOR FARINA