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!
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).
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.
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.
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.)
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 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.