• 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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  • Breakfast and Lunch are Free, BUT…

    WE NEED ALL FAMILIES TO FILL OUT SCHOOL LUNCH 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!)

    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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GRADING POLICY for KINDERGARTEN and GRADES 1 & 2

GRADING POLICY
Kindergarten & Grades 1 and 2
September 2016
 Report Card District 20 K- 2

Students’ grades are evaluative and descriptive tools that help communicate what they have learned.  The following guide conforms to New York City Department of Education/District 20 policies.

TRIMESTERS 2016-17
(Kindergarten thru Grade 5 Schedule)

Marking Period begins

Mid-trimester

Report Card distribution

Parent-Teacher Conferences

September

September 26

November 2

November 3, 2016

October 21

January 9

March 8

March 9, 2017

February 27

April 3

Last day of classes

Tuesdays, by appointment


“How is my child doing?”

Families are highly encouraged to review their children’s assignments, classwork, and tests, regularly throughout the trimester, including listings on Pupil Path:  https://auth.casenex.com/users/sign_in

Families may request an appointment for a Tuesday afternoon (2:30-3:00 PM) throughout the year which must be confirmed by the teacher.

Late assignments are due two weeks prior to the report card distribution date. 

Each September, teachers review the grading policy during the family welcome evening.

 

REPORT CARDS

Report Card scores in the elementary grades are determined using the following components:

Classroom Exams                45%
Classroom Participation    30%*
Homework and projects    25%___________
Possible Total Score in the Subject area:  100%

*Participation includes
team activities and engagement (15%);  having required materials (10%);  and individual tasks (5%).

Report Cards for Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2 use the following performance levels in all subject areas:

Level 4:          92% -100%
                                    High 4 98%-100%
                                    Mid 4  95%-97%
                                    Low 4  92%-94%
Level 3:          80% - 91%
                                    High 3 88%-91%
                                    Mid 3  84%-87%
                                    Low 3  80%-83%
Level 2:          65% - 79%
                                    High 2 75%-79%
                                    Mid 2  70%-74%
                                    Low 2  65%-69%
Level 1:          Below 65%
                                    High 1 63%-63%
                                    Mid 1  61%-62%
                                    Low 1  60% or lower

For all subject areas, 65% and above is passing.

In the rare situation that a student has not had the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the course content and skills due to extenuating circumstances, NYC Public Schools may award one of following special marks as a grade on the Report Card:

  • In cases when a student has a documented, extreme extenuating circumstance that prevents him/her from completing the course in its established timeframe (e.g., surgery, death in the family)—approved by the school— receives a temporary listing of “NX” (No credit – Incomplete). A student who receives an incomplete must successfully complete remaining course requirements by the end of the term following the termination of the course in order to receive a final grade and credit, as applicable.  
  • Students who enroll in a course after it has started may have missed assignments or assessments needed to generate a complete course grade for a given marking period. These students may be given a grade of “NL” (No credit – New Student). ‘NL’ does not have a pass/fail or numeric equivalent. Students who receive a mark of ‘NL’ must successfully complete remaining course requirements by the end of the term following the termination of the course in order to receive a final grade and credit, as applicable.
  • A grade of ‘NS’ is given to a student who fails to attend a course and does not participate in any of the work from which a grade can be derived. ‘NS’ has a pass/fail equivalent of fail and a default numeric equivalent of 45—after students have been given reasonable chances to make up missed work and their absences are so chronic that only a failing mark is appropriate.

Inquiries about grades are made directly to the subject teacher. 
After classes end for the term, inquiries are made through the parent coordinator (by the last weekday of June).

Promotional decisions are aligned to New York City Department of Education policies.

The June Report Card includes both the final trimester’s score as well as the overall average/final course grade for each subject for the school year (in the last column).

End Note
This grading policy shall be reviewed annually as well as whenever NYC DOE and/or District 20 policies are revised.

GRADING POLICY for GRADES 3, 4, & 5

GRADING POLICY
Grades 3, 4, & 5
September 2016
Report Card District 20 Gr 3-5 

Students’ grades are evaluative and descriptive tools that help communicate what they have learned.  The following guide conforms to New York City Department of Education/District 20 policies.

TRIMESTERS 2016-17
(Kindergarten thru Grade 5 Schedule)

Marking Period begins

Mid-trimester

Report Card distribution

Parent-Teacher Conferences

September

September 26

November 2

November 3, 2016

October 21

January 9

March 8

March 9, 2017

February 27

April 3

Last day of classes

Tuesdays, by appointment


“How is my child doing?”

Families are highly encouraged to review their children’s assignments, classwork, and tests, regularly throughout the trimester, including listings on Pupil Path:  https://auth.casenex.com/users/sign_in

Families may request an appointment for a Tuesday afternoon (2:30-3:00 PM) throughout the year which must be confirmed by the teacher.

Late assignments are due two weeks prior to the report card distribution date. 

Each September, teachers review the grading policy during the family welcome evening.


REPORT CARDS

Report Cards in grades 3, 4, and 5 use percentages for
English Language Arts (combining 50% of the Reading score with 50% of the Writing score),
Mathematics,
Science,
and
Social Studies:

Classroom Exams                45%
Classroom Participation    30%*
Homework and projects    25%___________
Possible Total Score in the Subject area:  100%

*Participation includes
team activities and engagement (15%);  having required materials (10%);  and individual tasks (5%).

For other subject areas, Report Cards use the following performance levels:

Level 4:          92% -100%
                                    High 4 98%-100%
                                    Mid 4  95%-97%
                                    Low 4  92%-94%
Level 3:          80% - 91%
                                    High 3 88%-91%
                                    Mid 3  84%-87%
                                    Low 3  80%-83%
Level 2:          65% - 79%
                                    High 2 75%-79%
                                    Mid 2  70%-74%
                                    Low 2  65%-69%
Level 1:          Below 65%
                                    High 1 63%-63%
                                    Mid 1  61%-62%
                                    Low 1  60% or lower

For all subject areas, 65% and above is passing.

In the rare situation that a student has not had the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the course content and skills due to extenuating circumstances, NYC Public Schools may award one of following special marks as a grade on the Report Card:

  • In cases when a student has a documented, extreme extenuating circumstance that prevents him/her from completing the course in its established timeframe (e.g., surgery, death in the family)—approved by the school— receives a temporary listing of “NX” (No credit – Incomplete). A student who receives an incomplete must successfully complete remaining course requirements by the end of the term following the termination of the course in order to receive a final grade and credit, as applicable.  
  • Students who enroll in a course after it has started may have missed assignments or assessments needed to generate a complete course grade for a given marking period. These students may be given a grade of “NL” (No credit – New Student). ‘NL’ does not have a pass/fail or numeric equivalent. Students who receive a mark of ‘NL’ must successfully complete remaining course requirements by the end of the term following the termination of the course in order to receive a final grade and credit, as applicable.
  • A grade of ‘NS’ is given to a student who fails to attend a course and does not participate in any of the work from which a grade can be derived. ‘NS’ has a pass/fail equivalent of fail and a default numeric equivalent of 45—after students have been given reasonable chances to make up missed work and their absences are so chronic that only a failing mark is appropriate.

Inquiries about grades are made directly to the subject teacher. 
After classes end for the term, inquiries are made through the parent coordinator (by the last weekday of June).

Promotional decisions are aligned to New York City Department of Education policies.

The June Report Card includes both the final trimester’s score as well as the overall average/final course grade for each subject for the school year (in the last column).

End Note
This grading policy shall be reviewed annually as well as whenever NYC DOE and/or District 20 policies are revised.

GRADING POLICY for GRADES 6, 7, & 8

GRADING POLICY
Grades 6, 7, & 8
September 2016
 Report Card Gr 6-8

Students’ grades are evaluative and descriptive tools that help communicate what they have learned.  The following guide conforms to New York City Department of Education/District 20 policies.

QUARTERS 2016-17
(Grades 6, 7, & 8 Schedule)

Marking Period begins

Mid-Quarter

Report Card distribution

Parent-Teacher Conferences

September

September 26

November 2

November 3, 2016

October 21

December 22

February 16

March 9, 2017

February 1

March 8

April 6

Tuesdays, by appointment

March 28

May 8

Last day of classes

Tuesdays, by appointment


“How is my child doing?”

Families are highly encouraged to review their children’s assignments, classwork, and tests, regularly throughout the trimester, including listings on Pupil Path:  https://auth.casenex.com/users/sign_in

Families may request an appointment for a Tuesday afternoon (2:30-3:00 PM) throughout the year which must be confirmed by the teacher.

Late assignments are due two weeks prior to the report card distribution date. 

Each September, teachers review the grading policy during the family welcome evening.


REPORT CARDS

Report Cards in grades 6, 7, & 8 use percentages for all subject areas:

Classroom tests and quizzes:  50%
Projects:  25%
Homework:  15%
Classwork:  10%_________________________
Possible Total Score in the Subject area:
  100%

For all subject areas, 65% and above is passing.

In the rare situation that a student has not had the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the course content and skills due to extenuating circumstances, NYC Public Schools may award one of following special marks as a grade on the Report Card:

  • In cases when a student has a documented, extreme extenuating circumstance that prevents him/her from completing the course in its established timeframe (e.g., surgery, death in the family)—approved by the school— receives a temporary listing of “NX” (No credit – Incomplete). A student who receives an incomplete must successfully complete remaining course requirements by the end of the term following the termination of the course in order to receive a final grade and credit, as applicable.  
  • Students who enroll in a course after it has started may have missed assignments or assessments needed to generate a complete course grade for a given marking period. These students may be given a grade of “NL” (No credit – New Student). ‘NL’ does not have a pass/fail or numeric equivalent. Students who receive a mark of ‘NL’ must successfully complete remaining course requirements by the end of the term following the termination of the course in order to receive a final grade and credit, as applicable.
  • A grade of ‘NS’ is given to a student who fails to attend a course and does not participate in any of the work from which a grade can be derived. ‘NS’ has a pass/fail equivalent of fail and a default numeric equivalent of 45—after students have been given reasonable chances to make up missed work and their absences are so chronic that only a failing mark is appropriate.

Inquiries about grades are made directly to the subject teacher. 
After classes end for the term, inquiries are made through the parent coordinator (by the last weekday of June).

Promotional decisions are aligned to New York City Department of Education policies.

The June Report Card includes both the final quarter’s score as well as the overall average/final course grade for each subject for the school year (in the last column).

End Note
This grading policy shall be reviewed annually as well as whenever NYC DOE and/or District 20 policies are revised.