THE PS 39 FAMILY HANDBOOK
PS 39 encourages family involvement because we firmly believe that a strong home-school connection is at the heart of student success. This Family Handbook was created a few years ago after numerous meetings with our Parent Association Executive Board and School Leadership Team as an informational tool to assist you in becoming actively involved in the life of our school.
Our handbook is a living document that will grow and change over time. We encourage you to forward your ideas and suggestions for future editions to Karen Herskowitz, our Parent Coordinator.
Please click on the Family Handbook image to view a .pdf of the document. Paper versions are available upon request
PS 39 Cell Phone Policy
Outdoor Play in Cold Weather Policy
The Department of Education has recently updated their guidelines for outdoor play in cold weather.
Guidelines for Outdoor Play in Cold Weather
Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing, there is ice on the playground, or the wind chill factor creates an effective temperature below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), temperature alone should not be a barrier to outdoor play.
PS 39 will be following these guidelines for outdoor play. We ask that all families dress their children for outdoor play EVERY DAY. This includes winter coats and other items to keep children’s heads and extremities warm. We will be working to ensure that students cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing and use multiple layers of clothing to maintain warmth. For more information, see this guide to staying warm outdoors.
Please note: On days that we must have indoor recess, our recess coaches will play organized movement games with the children in our music room (room 103).