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



Parents and Families of Children born in 2011!
Come visit PS 230's Pre-Kindergarten Open House

Tuesday, April 21st
9:00 am - 10:30 am


lower school multimedia room
425 McDonald Avenue

In each session, we will share information about  the PS 230 school community,
our curriculum and our philosophy of education 
and the services we offer our students.
 
Each open house will conclude with a tour and a Q&A session.  

To RSVP for either event, please contact
Jill Reinier, Parent Coordinator at
jreinier@schools.nyc.gov
or (718) 871-0942

We look forward to meeting you!
Pre-Kindergarten registration: March 16, 2015 - April 24, 2016
for more information - click here



PS 230 5th Grade teacher Robyn Waters received the Bernard A. Cohen Social Studies Award for Excellence in Social Studies Education.  This award, usually given only to middle school and high school social studies teachers, was presented to Ms. Waters by the Association of Teachers of Social Studies/UFT at their annual conference on Saturday, February 7th.  Several students from Ms. Waters' 5th grade class presented their research on Latin America at the conference.

Congratulations, Ms. Waters!




Abigail Wray, Speech Therapist in PS 230's upper school was featured in UFT's "New York Teacher"

Ms. Wray

“There’s something very special about being a school-based clinician,” says Wray. “You get the joy of seeing students grow and develop over the years. And I learn so much from my colleagues. We tell the kids that we’re trying to cultivate them to be lifelong learners, and the same is true for me.”

Click here to read article

Register your family for the Brooklyn PTA 5K in Prospect Park!
Saturday - May 9 - 10am
Run, walk, stroll, jog around Prospect Park with PS 230!
The more families registered, the more money PS 230 receives!
Register here!
*Be sure to write PS 230 in the School Affiliation field!
More info here!



Join administration, families and friends of PS 230 for a night 
of fun, finger food, raffles and auctions at
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 7-11pm.
All to raise money for enrichment programs at PS 230.



Buy your SIP tickets here.  
Click on the image above for more event details.
 

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

Tuesday, April 21
PreK Open House

9:00 am - 10:30 am (LS)
Wednesday, April 22
NYS Tests: Math

Thursday, April 23
NYS Tests: Math

Pre-K Non-attendance Day

SLT Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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, 4/21/2015
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