Irvin Simon Photographers will be visit PS 39 on Thursday, October 18. All students will have an individual and a class photo taken on this day. Families will receive a proof sheet with ordering instructions later in the fall.
PS 39 is continuing our participation in the ADL's No Place for Hate Program (NP4H). As our first activity, students have discussed the NP4H promise and signed a class puzzle piece for our bulletin board near the cafeteria.
The NP4H program clearly defines expectations in behavior for all members of the community and helps everyone recognize their role in combating bias and bullying as a means to stop the escalation of hate. Our school will be planning several activities throughout the year to demonstrate these ideals.
Please attend the year's first general membership meeting of the PS 39 Parent Association next week! The meeting will be held at Camp Friendship on Wednesday, September 26th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. In addition to being an excellent way to meet the leadership and learn about all of the great things one can do to get involved in the Parent Association, we are excited to announce that there will be an expedited election for a vacant Executive Board seat focused on communication strategies and content. For more information about the position or how to nominate someone for this role please contact any Board member or the Parent Association President, Rudi Ganz, at firstname.lastname@example.org..
Learn more about our Parent Association and our Executive Board on our page onps39.org: ps39.org/parent-association-pa
Parents are invited to visit their child's classroom and to learn about the grade level curriculum, teaching and assessment methods and classroom schedules. Parent will have the opportunity to ask questions and will also be able to meet with our cluster teachers, academic intervention teachers and other support staff.
This event is designed for adults, free childcare is provided for school age children in our cafeteria.
View the schedule for the night on our Feature Page
PS 39 Welcome Dinner- An Event that Celebrates our Cultural Diversity
4:30- 7:00 pm in the PS 39 School Yard. Welcome in the school year with a fantastically fun potluck celebration of the diversity and individuality of the PS 39 Community! Bring a dish (either from your family's heritage or a favorite) to share for the potluck (although you are welcome to bring your own picnic if you prefer in case of allergies, etc.)! This is a free community event for all PS 39 families.This is a wonderful opportunity to make a family recipe with your children and share the story of why this dish is special to your family.Sponsored by The PS 39 Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
PS 39 encourages family involvement because we firmly believe that a strong home-school connection is at the heart of student success. Our 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. It is updated before each school year.
We hope you will use this resource to help answer procedural questions, for calendar and event information and to better understand our school community. If you have suggestions to help improve this tool for families, please email our Parent Coordinator, Karen Herskowitz (email@example.com/ 718-330-9310 ext. 1002).
Student classroom assignments were listed on the final report cards last spring. The assignment was listed by the grade level the student will be entering this fall and then a number indicating class assignment.
Below you will find a list of the teacher(s)and the classroom assigned to each class assignment:
KA: Ms. Bassil (K-104)
KB: Ms. Calhoun (K-106)
KC: Ms. Flaherty (K-102)
1A: Ms. Polverino (1-305)
1B: Ms. Fishman (1-203)
2A: Ms. Reyes (2-206)
2B: Ms. Digiuseppe (2-204)
2C: Ms. Jaffri (2-208)
3A: Ms. Shin (3-201)
3B: Ms. Sweeney (3-207)
3C: Ms. Li (3-202)
4A: Ms. Carraro (4-301)
4B: Ms. Ottavino (4-306)
4C: Mr. Strong (4-108)
5A: Ms. Pashkoff (5-307)
5B: Ms. Ulanowsky (5-304)
The first day of the 2018-19 school year is Wednesday, September 5. This is a full day of school for grades 1-5 with 2:40pm dismissal. Kindergarten has a half-day and will dismiss at 11:40 am. Check out our Feature Page for everything you need to know about the start of school including important September dates, a checklist of things to take care of before the start of school and a link to the NYC public school calendar for 2018-19. See you soon!
Our Diversity &Inclusion Team has put together an amazing collection of resources to help keep our families engaged this summer. The tool kit includes:
If you would like to get involved with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee or have any ideas or suggestions, please email us via the form on the D&I page on this website.
Let our Parent Association help you cross something off your back to school "to do" list. Sign up to purchase school supplies through our PS 39 Supply Program: https://squareup.com/store/ps39-parent-association/. To view information about the school supply program and to see the supply list for each grade, please view our Supply List form.