Middle School applications have been distributed to all fifth graders. If you have questions or wish assistance completing the application, join in our annual program this coming Tuesday, November 21, at 6:30 PM, in the cafeteria. Bring your application with you.
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!)
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.
NOVEMBER 5th @ 2:00 A.M.
Click on the image below for a reminder or two. Mornings will be brighter (for a while).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 kindergartenchildren, the Class of '26!
We are eager to begin the 2017-18 term for another year of learning together.
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.
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.
THE ROAD TO HIGH SCHOOL
SENIOR ACTIVITIES Class of 2018
We are looking forward to the many activities planned for our 8th grade graduation class of PS/IS 229.
On Monday, September 25th, your child will take his/her graduation pictures (Flyer Attached). All students must wear a white collared button down shirt and blue or black pants/skirt even if they are NOT buying a picture package. A navy blue tie may compliment the outfit.
The cost of Senior Dues are $80.00 and must be paid in full no later than Oct 28th, 2017. The Senior dues includes cap and gown, tassel, 2018 t-shirt signed by the graduates, autograph book, 2018 key chain and yearbook. Also, on September 25th your child will be measured for their cap and gown.
Please have your child hand it in directly to their homeroom teachers.
In addition to measuring students for their cap and gown, a representative from Reed Ring Corp. will be measuring those students who would like to purchase a school ring (Flyer Attached). We would like to remind you that buying a school ring in NOT mandatory and is NOT included with cap, gown and yearbook dues.
Thanks, PTA Executive Board
September 13, 2017
The NYCDOE High School Finder
The NYC School Finder is now updated for the 2017–18 high school admissions process, reflecting high school admissions information from the 2018 NYC High School Directory and Specialized High School Handbook.This tool is a resource that was developed by the DOE to provide a means for your staff and families to search for New York City’s high schools that participate in high school admissions. It is available in Spanish and English and allows users to search high schools by school name, keyword, location, size, and other characteristics.
All families and their middle schoolers (especially rising 8th Graders) are encouraged to visit high schools and to learn more about the high school admissions process. The following links provide information about the dates and times of family workshops about general and specialized high school admissions.