The first day of school is Thursday, September 7th. PS 39 school hours are 8:20 am- 2:40 pm. The first day of school is a half day for students in Kindergarten with 11:40 am dismissal. Students in grades 1-5 will have a full day of school and will dismiss at 2:40 pm. Learn more about the start of school on our FEATURE PAGE.
PS 39's Diversity Committee was created to promote a culture of respect, social justice, equity and openness at PS 39. We want to offer a “Tool Kit” that will provide some ideas for starting conversations around these issues with family and friends over the summer. The Tool Kit includes:
There are so many fun things to do all around NYC this summer- many of them low-cost or FREE! Check out this list of places to go and things to do this summer on our Summer 2017 Activity List. Get out there, learn about something new and have fun!!
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls- save the date for the annual PS 39 Spring Carnival on Saturday, June 3 (12 - 4 pm). Games, prizes, music, food, face painting, Karaoke, bouncy houses, sports zone, the King Kong Swing and so much more!
Student Carnival Art Show (June 1 -18):
We will be auctioning some great art work made by our very own students. Check out projects from art class and other student artwork at Colson’s!
Tickets for the Spring Carnival raffle will be on sale every day from Wednesday, May 24 outside the school. Come along at drop-off or pick-up, for a chance to win some fabulous prizes on carnival day! We have a scooter, a Kindle, an American Girl doll, Lego & Shopkins sets, a Hatchimal, sports tickets, cinema tickets, and much much more!
Can't attend the Carnival? You can still win a prize if you have a ticket!
We need YOU to help make the carnival happen.
Sign up for food donations/sales HERE
Sign up to help at the event HERE
Just added to our Spring Calendar....the annual PS 39 Art Show. Stop by Camp Friendship on Wednesday, June 14 between 5:30- 7:00 pm to see some of the wonderful art work that our students have made this school year.
Our annual spring B&N book fair is coming up at the 7th ave store. There are many ways to support this event:
Camp out with a good book and read s'more!
Calling all readers...the annual PS 39 Read-a-Thon will be from May 15- 22. It's also SCREEN FREE week. Students are encouraged to get sponsors and read as much as they can. All proceeds fund our PS 39 Behind the Books author visit series! Read-a-thon packets are coming home today. View the flyer HERE.
Don't miss our kick off event: Family Reading Camp Out on Monday, May 15 (6 -7 pm) in the school yard. Bring your camp chairs or sleeping bag and a good book. Please RSVP on ps39.org if you plan to attend!
On May 17, 2017 elementary schools across the city will be hosting a Spring Family Engagement Night. Our school will be welcoming families between 6:00-8:00 pm. Teachers on our Professional Development Team worked together with me to create an evening that we hope will be informative and enjoyable for our families.
The theme of the evening is “Looking Back and Looking Ahead” and has two primary purposes:
Looking Back: Portfolio Review and Student Reflection
We would like to provide an opportunity for families to visit their child’s classroom to review their child’s portfolio since their last report card in March. Families can also learn a little something about how their children believe they have grown as learners by reading a short reflection piece that they’ve authored. Classroom teachers will be present in their classrooms during your visits.
Looking Ahead: What to Expect in the Next Grade
We would also like to provide families with information about what to expect in their child’s grade next year-a preview of what’s to come.
· “What to Expect” presentations: An overview of the expectations and curriculum for the upcoming grade will be presented by staff that are currently teaching that grade-level. Presentations will focus on what changes to expect in your child’s new grade and how it differs from their current grade. Families will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
· “Look Ahead” classrooms: Parents are invited to get a glimpse of classrooms, charts and work samples for the year to come as a way to illustrate what’s discussed in the “What to Expect” presentation. In our “Look Ahead rooms families will find samples of grade level work in reading, writing, math, and social studies for their child’s new grade next year. There is one designated “Look Ahead Room” on each grade.
Families may also choose to visit our Art Room (101) and Science room (302) at any point in the evening to see student work samples. Our physical education teacher, Mr. Pagan will be in room 302 as well.
6:00-6:30 pm: Classroom Visits
6:30-7:15 pm: What to Expect in the Next Grade Presentations
Hosted by staff currently teaching this grade
Future Kindergarten Parents to Room 102
Future Gr. 1 Parents to Room 204
Future Gr. 2 Parents to Room 208
Future Gr. 3 Parents to Room 304
Future Gr. 4 Parents to Room 301
Future Gr. 5 Parents to Room 306
7:15-7:45 pm: Classroom Visits
PTA Fun Run Fundraiser - May 13th - Register and run, jog, walk, stroll or toddle your way through this 5K and raise dollars for our school! Let's see if we can get our biggest PS 39 group yet!!!
Register HERE: nycruns.com/races/?race=brooklyn-pta-5k