Mrs. Siciliano's Recycling Project.....Helping to make our school a greener place!!
Please see the attached memo regarding FAQ for student participation in the NYS Math and ELA exam for grades 3-8. 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.
New Electronics in Schools Policy
Electronic Devices 229K A-413-1.docx
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.
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An explanation of our general education early childhood reading program (grades PK-2)
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present ID when visiting PS229
It's for the safety of your children!
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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.
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.
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
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
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:
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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.