Parent Teacher Conferences will be held by appointment on November 12 (5-8pm), 13 (1-3pm), 18 & 25 (2:50-3:20pm). Families will be able to schedule appointments ONLINE. Please visit our Feature page for information about report cards, student assessment portofolios and for links the the conference appointment page for your child's class. Report cards and Student Assessment Portfolios will be sent home with students on Monday, November 10. Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Karen Herskowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need any assistance or have questions.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents "The Colonial Nutcracker"on Sunday, December 14 at 2 PM. Join other PS39-ers at afamily-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky's ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic. Running Time: 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission; recommended for ages 5 and up. PS39-ers will have a prime block of tickets seated together. Come join in the holiday fun!
New this year- EVERY child will have their individual photo taken. PS 39 is pleased to announce that Irvin Simon Photographers will be taking our school portraits this year.
Here's what is new:
Parent Workshop on Tuesday, October 28 from 6 - 7pm. Free childcare will be provide to PS 39 students.
New this year: In addition to report cards, all students will have assessment portfolios.
What is an Assessment Portfolio?
A portfolio is a collection of your child's assessment and written work in all subject areas. It will include:
The Portfolio will provide families with the context connected to the assessments used for report card grades. These portfolios will provide you a comprehensive understanding of how your child is progressing in each content area and will be shared with families several times during the year.
What can I do to make my child's portfolio as useful as possible?
In order for portfolios to be the informative tools that we intend them to be we feel that it's essential for parents to be fully educated on their contents and how to interpret it. Parents are encouraged to the presentation (click on the image to the left) from our workshop as a guide to understanding their child's portfolio.
The big apple crunch is a NYC-wide event that helps to remind everyone about the importance of eating healthy. The goal is to get 1,000,000 New Yorkers to “crunch” an apple at Noon on October 24th (National Food Day). Why apples? Apples are an easy and healthy snack that are grown abundantly in NY State. This event promotes healthy living while celebrating our NYS delicious fruit (we are the Big Apple after all….)
On Friday October 24, we will ask all children to bring in an apple with their lunch. In addition, the cafeteria will be providing apples as part of school lunch. During each lunch period, there will be a brief (excitement building ) announcement and count down for students to “crunch” their apple altogether.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 21 at 7pm for our October PTA meeting. The meeting will be in room 103 (music room) and the membership will be voting on the PTA budget for this school year. Free childcare will be provide in the cafeteria for PS 39 students.
The water abatement construction project on our school yard is continuing to progress. The large water retention tank was added to the side yard over the weekend. Once the work is finished connecting this tank this portion will be completed. When the 8th St yard is returned to us, work will begin on the upper playground. We thank our families for their continued cooperation and patience throughout this project.
We recognize the importance of the school yard in community building at our school and would like for everyone to be able to share what little space we have. Due to the construction constraints on the yard, we are requesting that all families using the playground after school leave the yard by 3:15 so that the CBE After School Program can use the space with our students. We hope that everyone will continue to assist in sharing the yard so that all parties have an opportunity to use it.
Our PTA is hosting two great ways to shop and support your school...
THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9- Shop ‘Til You Drop !
15% of ANYTHING you purchase at Diana Kane & GOLDY+MAC will be donated to PS39 PTA!
From 11 AM – 8 PM, we'll have snacks and libations and you'll be shopping to raise much-needed funds for your school, while bolstering your local economy, and scoring gorgeous new fall wares from favorite designers. It's a win-win-win.
PS—tell your friends! This can’t-miss deal is open to all, you don’t have to be a parent or affiliate of PS39.
Diana Kane: 229 5th Avenue (Carroll and President) & GOLDY+MAC: 219 5th Avenue (Union and President) or 396 7th Avenue (12th/13th Street)- Park Slope Stores ONLY!
Tea Collection Fundraiser- October 13- 19
Tea Collection Fundraiser Starts MONDAY! USE CODE: SDF14PS39
From Monday, 10/13 through Sunday 10/19, 20% of all purchases made at teaschooldays.com using special code SDF14PS39 will be donated back to PS39. So stock up on cool cargos, cute holiday dresses, and adorable tees and more for girls, boys, and babies--along with the 20% donation, everyone who uses code SDF14PS39 gets FREE SHIPPING ON ANY PURCHASE. Tell everyone you know! If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
PS 39 uses Field Trip T-shirts to help ensure the safety of our children when they are out of the school building on trips. These bright yellow shirts are a great help to teachers and chaperones when they are supervising students in a public setting. Plus they are a great way to show the community how proud we are to be PS 39-ers!
We request that all families purchase a Field Trip T-shirt for their child for $5.00. Students will be expected to wear their shirt on all field trips (unless otherwise indicated by their classroom teacher due to specific dress requirements of a trip). If you are new to PS 39 or your child needs a replacement shirt, please complete this Field Trip Order form and return it to school with $5.00 by Monday, October 6.
Please note: if you already ordered a t-shirt through the school supply program, you do not need to submit this form!
T-shirts will be ordered next week and distributed to students as soon as they arrive. If you have questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Karen Herskowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718)330-9310 ext. 1003.