229 Spotlight

Mrs. Siciliano's Recycling Project.....Helping to make our school a greener place!!

Daily Announcements

P.S./I.S. 229
First Annual
Autumn Pinecone Gala & Auction

Rex Manor
Thursday November 12th
6:30pm - 11:00pm
$60.00 per person

Parents please see the link below for all your Back to School needs.....Click Here

My Kid’s Goals

The middle of the school year is a great time for families to check in with their children on goals for the next few months. Setting academic and personal goals helps motivate, energize, and focus students, and it is a valuable skill that will benefit learners throughout their lives. Parents and guardians can help their children set and achieve these goals. 
For more, click here

New Electronics in Schools Policy


The NYC Department of Education has established a new policy regarding possession and use of cell phones, laptops, tablets, iPads, portable music, entertainment systems, and any other similar electronic devices in schools. While possession of such items is permitted in schools, they are to remain stored in a zipped compartment of the student’s book bag, powered “off.”  The complete P.S. 229K policy may be found in the attached file.

Electronic Devices 229K A-413-1.docx

Check out our schools Talent Show Review.
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An explanation of our general education early childhood reading program (grades PK-2)
Reading Program

Are you interested in being a member of the Community Education Council? Follow this link for further information. Read More

In the case of inclement weather and NYC Public School Closings. Please Watch your local news or refer to the DOE Website for up to the minute news. DOE Link

Our school mascot has been voted on and the winner is...... Read more...

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Notice: How to use our website : www.ps229.org

2014-2015 School Calendar is now available.
Please read for School Day closures.

Faculty you should know:

Parents please register on our website! At the bottom left you will find a link to "Parent Registration". By doing so you will be able to receive email alerts as well important information. 

Parents & Visitors:
Please remember to always
present ID when visiting PS229
It's for the safety of your children!

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Upcoming Events

Friday, October 16
Spirit Day
Please show your support and wear Pink today!
Tuesday, October 20
PTA Meeting
Join us at 6:30 pm for our monthly meeting
Friday, October 23
Halloween Party
Grades 3-5
3:30 - 5:30
Friday, October 30
Harvest Walk

Saturday, October 31
Trick or Treat
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!
Tuesday, November 3
Election Day
School Closed for all Students

Parent Information

In light of recent events, please be advised that the doors to the Main Entrance will be locked at 8:15 A.M. daily, therefore, all students should be in school by 8:10 A.M.  If you bring your child to school after the doors are locked, please knock on the door for security and wait to be admitted.  You will need to show your identification upon entering the building.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

Please click on the link below for the Breakfast and Lunch Menus.

Breakfast Menu for September
Lunch Menu for September

The National PTA created guides for schools to help familiarize parents with the Common Core State Standards.  It may be accessed via this link: www.pta.org/4446.htm or on ARIS: National  PTA Parent Guides for the Common Core State Standards.

The standards are designed to increase rigor in the classroom and will require more inquiry, explanation and analysis from students.  Students will begin to present and defend arguments, provide evidence and persuasion in their writing and classroom discussions.  The ELA curriculum will have to contain more informational text in K-12.  Early childhood will have to experience more informational text, in additional to the literature that is traditionally taught.

The Common Core Standards is NOT a curriculum.  It is meant to clearly prescribe what children MUST know and learn at the conclusion of every grade.  Selected curriculum resources MUST reflect the requirements of the Common Core Standards.

The new K-12 standards are set to be implemented over the next three years and students are expected to perform at a higher level.  The NYS K-12 assessments will begin to reflect the rigor of the new standards.

For those who are interested in reviewing the Common Core Standards, please click on to the following link: www.corestandards.org.

Message from the Department of Education:
Parents Can Sign Up for School Alerts
It's easier than ever to stay updated about events affecting your child's school.  If school opens late or dismisses early, or if it relocates or closes temporarily because of bad weather or other unexpected events, you can now receive an update in real-time via phone, text message, or e-mail.  Families can sign up to receive school updates for up to five specific aip codes through Notify NYC, the City's public notification system.  To sign up for the free service, click here or call 311.


Today, 10/13/2015
High: 68 Low: 57
Chance rain showers
34% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/14/2015
High: 65 Low: 53
Mostly cloudy
15% chance of precipitation.