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


10 Free Educational Websites for Children


If your children want to go on the computer this summer - try some of these sites!

Switcheroo Zoo
www.switcheroozoo.com
Watch, listen and play games to learn all about amazing animals!

Fun Brain
www.funbrain.com
Play games while practicing math and reading skills

National Geographic for Kids
www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
Learn all about geography and fascinating animals

PBS Kids
www.pbskids.org
Hang out with your favorite characters, all while learning!

Into the Book
www.reading.ecb.org
Go "into the book" to play games that practice reading strategies

Star Fall
www.starfall.com
Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories

Seussville
www.seussville.com
Read, play games, hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends

Storyline Online
www.storylineonline.net
Have some of your favorite stories read to you by tv stars!

ABC YA
www.abcya.com
Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games!

Highlights Kids
www.highlightskids.com
Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments!

Have fun this summer.  And use the time on the computer creatively!



Congrats to the new 2015/2016 PS 230 PTA members!
Thank you for volunteering for PS 230!

President:
Tara Schad
Vice President: Shumin Ma
Treasurer: Yesenia Ramirez - Ortega
Recording Secretary: Monique Scrubb

Members At Large:
Laurie Torres, Nazmun Naher, Jennifer Oda, Deborah Meyer,
Sultana Syada, Caroline Gould, Alice Ann Zaslavsky, Jenna Fox,
Alexandra Como Saghir, Karen Bagnini, Kurlan (Kaye) Fernandez

Please contact us with any questions, concerns, ideas: pta@ps230.org


 

Click on the image above or 
this link when shopping on Amazon and 
Amazon will send $$ to PS 230!
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1580839  


Clip Box Tops from lots of products and 
     then send into school them bring to PS 230!
Those
 
clippings add up and help fund 
PS 230 art 
programs!!


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

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

Wednesday, July 1
1st Day of Summer School


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
Locate School
Today, 7/1/2015
High: 83 Low: 69
Rain showers likely
64% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/2/2015
High: 82 Low: 67
Chance thunderstorms
30% chance of precipitation.