• 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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    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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  • Breakfast and Lunch are Free, BUT…


    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!)

    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.

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  • School Opens September 7!

    We look forward to welcoming new students and their families along with all those returning for another wonderful year @229K!
    We especially welcome our new sixth graders, joining the Class of '20,
    along with our new kindergarten children, the Class of '26!

    We are eager to begin the 2017-18 term for another year of learning together.


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  • Where is Reading FREE all summer long?

    Summer Reading at New York Libraries

    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.    

    Find out more by visiting http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/ 


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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2017

    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.


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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

    Find out more. Click here.

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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.

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 



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.

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Click on the attachment for details: 


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

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


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. 

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.


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.


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