Dial-A-Teacher

Homework help line for elementary and middle school students, run by classroom teachers

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 4 - 7 p.m.

Languages spoken: Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Fukanese), English, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Slovak and Spanish

Download Dial-A-Teacher fliers in English and in Spanish

PS 230’s Policy for Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices 

·         Students may bring cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems to school, but they may not be turned on or used at school.

·         Cell phones and other electronic devices may not be turned on or used during fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.

·         Cell phones or computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, expect as authorized by the school, or pursuant to an Individualized Education Plan or a Section 504 accommodation plan.

·         All cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off before entering school.  They are not to be turned on until students have left school property.

·         Students who use cell phones and other electronic devices in violation of the DOE’s Discipline code, the school’s policy, Chancellor’s Regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.

·         Students who choose to bring cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems to school are fully responsible for that device/system by keeping that item and storing that item.  PS 230 is not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged cell phone, computing device, and portable music and entertainment system.

·         If a school confiscates a cell phone, computing device, or portable music or entertainment system for violation of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school’s policy, this regulation, and/or the Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, the principal/designee must contact the student’s parent.

o   1st time – parent will be contacted and the device will be returned to the student at the end of the day

o   2nd time – parent will be contacted and required to come to school so that it can be returned to the parent


A letter from the teachers of PS 230:
PS 230, and all New York public schools, need your immediate help!

Governor Cuomo has proposed major changes to education in his State of the State address.  He wants to keep 2 billion dollars that is due to New York City Schools, increase the number of charter schools in NYC by adding 100 more, make the state and not principals more involved with teacher evaluations, put struggling schools in receivership instead of giving them support, and make 50% of teacher evaluation based on how their students do on state tests.  (Currently it is 20%)(...)

READ MORE to take action



MARCH 5th ICE SKATING FAMILY NIGHT IS CANCELLED
because of the snowy forecast.  We hope to reschedule a 
super fun PS 230 Family Roller Skating Night this spring.

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The HOUR OF CODE
at PS 230


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13


Congratulations to our 5th Grade Coders!

We live in a world shaped by technology. Our children’s ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. That’s why our school joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during the National Computer Science Education Week.





PS 230 students learn "The Art of the Brick" with Mr. Nathan Sawaya

In late August, Ms. Brill created a Donors Choose page seeking art supplies for her second and third grade students.  Who should respond but Nathan Sawaya, the Lego artist best known for his recent exhibition "The Art of the Brick."  During the first week of school, Mr. Sawaya met with students in Ms. Brill's art class, told them the story of how he became a lego artist and showed them examples of some of his masterpieces!  The children were fascinated, and then delighted to discover that Mr. Sawaya had also brought boxes of art supplies for their classroom.

Please click on the link above to view Mr. Sawaya's blog entry on his visit to PS 230.

Congratulations, Ms. Brill!  And, Thank You to the Lego Master, Mr. Nathan Sawaya.

Many of our teachers have created Donors Choose pages, seeking supplies for their classrooms and special projects.  If you would like to support PS 230 teachers, please visit donorschoose.org and type "ps 230 brooklyn" in the keyword search.


NYC Department of Education

School Year Calendar

2014-2015 Calendar (click here)

· First day of school: September 4, 2014
· Thanksgiving Recess begins: November 27, 2014
· Winter Recess: December 24, 2014 - January 2, 2015
· Mid-winter Recess: February 16 - February 20, 2015
· Spring Recess: April 3 - April 10, 2015
· Last Day of School: June 26, 2015

2015-2016 Calendar (click here)

· First day of school: September 9, 2015
· Thanksgiving Recess: November 26 - 27, 2015
· Winter Recess: December 24, 2015 - January 1, 2016
· Mid-winter Recess: February 15 - February 19, 2016
· Spring Recess: April 25 - April 29, 2016
· Last Day of School: June 28, 2016


New School Holiday:  Schools will be closed on September 24, 2016 in honor of Eid al-Adha




Come hear The Singing Winds!
Storytelling from Around the World.


The Common Core Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers aimed at instilling a common understanding for students, parents and educators about what students should know and be able to do by the time they graduate high school to succeed in college and careers. New York City will fully implement the Common Core standards in the 2014-15 school year. For more information on the Common Core Standards click here.

Dial-A-Teacher

Homework help line for elementary and middle school students, run by classroom teachers

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 4 - 7 p.m.

Languages spoken: Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Fukanese), English, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Slovak and Spanish

Download Dial-A-Teacher fliers in English and in Spanish




NYC Parent AcademyA collaborative effort with Long Island University to enhance partnerships within school communities to support student achievement by strengthening parent involvement. Visit www.nycparentacademy.org for regular updates and information on sponsored workshops and events

Thursday, March 5
Ice Skating Party in Prospect Park
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CANCELLED due to snowy forecast!



Friday, March 6
Parents' Crochet Club

8:30 am - 10 am (LS)


Saturday, March 7
Family Science
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



1st Grade

Family Science
10 am - 12 noon (US)

Wednesday, March 11
Spring Picture Day
Friday, March 13
Parents' Crochet Club

8:30 am - 10 am (LS)



UPPER SCHOOL
1 Albemarle Rd
Bklyn, NY 11218
Phone (718)-437-6135
LOWER SCHOOL
425 McDonald Ave
Bklyn, NY 11218
Phone (718)-330-9212
Fax (718)-871-2624
PARENT COORDINATOR
Jacqueline Jill Reinier
T(718)-871-0942
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Today, 3/5/2015
High: 31 Low: 27
Snow
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/6/2015
High: 23 Low: 14
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26% chance of precipitation.