Weekly Bulletin - 06/18/14
Weekly news, announcements, current events, and look-ahead calendar from the school and PTA.



Parent Coordinator
Find resources from PS 39 Parent Coordinator, Karen Herskowitz, or contact her directly.


School Lunch Menu

Find out what is on the menu today for school lunch

After School Program
Learn about and register for our after-school program for PS 39 families.


PS 39 Yahoo Group
Connect with other PS 39 parents & alumni to discuss topics of interest in our school community.


 The PS 39 Buzz
An online newsletter with articles on a variety of topics, written by PS 39 parent contributors.


 Shop and Help '39
Connect to your Amazon.com account from here and a percentage of your purchase will go to PS 39.

Look-Ahead Schedule

Thursday, July 31
Summer School Ends
Mon, Aug 4 - Tue, Aug 5
Summer Evaluation Day

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Welcome from PS 39 and the PS 39 Parent Association
The Henry Bristow Landmark School in Park Slope, est. 1877, serving Pre-K-5th Grade.


Services for Joie Sellers
Our community has been touched by the tragic death of former PS 39 student Joie Sellers.  The following information has been provided by Joie's family regarding the services being held to honor her life and say a final good-bye.
  • Viewing:  Friday, July 25 from 4-9 pm at Torregrossa Funeral Home, 2265 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234
  • Funeral Service:  Saturday, July 26 at 11 am at Greenwood Cemetery Chapel, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY  11232
Information about a collection for the family will be available soon.


School Supply List for 2014-15- Sign up for the PTA Supply Program!
Families with children entering Kindergarten- Grade 5 can view the school supply list for the upcoming school year HERE.  Families are encouraged to take advantage of our amazing Parent Association School Supply Program.  This program allows families the opportunity to buy supplies online for one flat rate.  This program provides a service for families while also raising money for supplies that the PTA buys for the school year round such as copy paper, tissues, hand sanitizer and pencils.  Sign up to buy school supplies here: https://squareup.com/market/ps39-parent-association 

Pre-K at PS 39 for the 2014-15 School Year
At this time we are not offering any additional seats in our Pre-K program.  Wait lists will be maintained through October.  There are currently 473 families on our wait list, including 50 zoned families. Any additional seats that become available will be offered according to priority rankings and families will be notified if they receive a seat.  Please note that we are not expecting to be able to offer any additional seats.  If you ranked PS 39 on your application, you will automatically be added to our wait list.  You do not need to contact or come to the school to be added.  Families on our wait list are highly encouraged to visit schools.nyc.gov/prek for additional Pre-K options.

Running the NYC Marathon?  Why Not Help PS 39 too!

Good for YOU and Good for PS 39!How about making each step count and raise money for the PS 39 School Wellness Council? Help us Raise $10,000!Your dollars raised will go directly to support our school’s wellness programs for next year (2014-2015) – no administration costs – 100% mission driven!These programs include: Family Fitness Fridays, PACES Running Club, Wellness Enrichment Programs and Incentives. Here’s how it works…Become a PS39 Paces (Parents And Children Exercising Simultaneously) Team Member then Link here: http://www.crowdrise.com/ps39paces. Create a page – upload your picture and some really cool info about yourself and why you’re running 26.2 miles to benefit PS 39. Then send it out to all your friends, family, co-workers and neighborhood acquaintances to financially support your efforts.  Then just keep training!!! Guaranteed….PS 39 will be out in full force cheering you up 4thAvenue on November 2nd!!


2014-15 School Year Calendar
The NYC Department of Education has release the school year calendar for the 2014-15 school year.  The first day of school for students will be on Thursday, September 4.  Click HERE to view the full calendar.