• February 2018 Letter From Our Principal, Lisa Speroni


    February 6, 2018

    Dear Parents,

    As we greet the month of February we are reminded how fortunate we are to share a school community where “Love Lives” each and every day. This is evident as you walk our halls, meet with our office staff on your way to speak with one of our amazing staff members. We too are blessed to work with students whose desire to learn is evident with each raise of a hand, completed homework or one to one conference with a teacher. Our parent community is the best NYC has to offer. You are caring, involved and trusting in our vision for your children. Together we have built an amazing instructional machine.

     As discussed in January’s parent memo we have begun to raise money for individuals who have been stricken by cancer.  Beginning this week we will be hosting some of our fundraising activities-including: (see calendar on back)

      No homework – pass collection

     Chip Day - Tuesday

     Staff and Student Pajama Day - Friday

     Principal Crazy Hair Day

     I encourage you keep your pennies and any other contributions you would like to make coming. Together I know we can help to contribute to curing cancer.

    In addition to all of the above we will also be hosting schools from around NYC. As part of our Showcase School status on 2/8/18. Our visitors will be visiting our classes and our Club Program to learn more about how we have created such a successful school community.   

     As always we welcome any suggestions or feedback you may have. Together we continue to make a difference!!!!!



    Lisa Speroni



    “A Showcase School of Promising Practices”

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  • Pre-K Admission Process for Students Born in 2014 Opens Monday, February 5, 2018

    The Pre-K Directory is now available online in ten languages!

    NYC families with children born in 2014 can apply to Pre-K programs starting on February 5, 2018.

    Families can apply to programs at NYC Department of Education district office, Pre-K Centers, and full-day NYC Early Education Centers (NYCEECs) using a single Pre-K application. We encourage you to review the program information available in the Pre-K Directory (available at the school).

    The deadline to submit your Pre-K Application is Friday, March 30, 2018. You can apply online at, by phone at 718-935-2009, or in person at a Family Welcome Center (415 89th Street).

     If you have any questions, visit Pre-K Admissions or call 718-935-2009. 

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