• Kindergarten Application Deadline is Tuesday, January 21st

    Have you already applied to kindergarten? If so, you’re all set.

    Haven’t yet applied? Don’t forget that Tuesday, January 21, is the deadline to apply to kindergarten!

    You can apply one of three ways:

    1. Online with MySchools. It's simple! Search for kindergarten programs, add up to 12 programs to your child’s application, and apply by clicking the “Submit Application” button

    1. By phone at 718-935-2009

    1. In person at a Family Welcome Center

    No matter how you plan to apply, visit MySchools to explore and find programs that are a good fit for your family.


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  • Kindergarten Admissions Opening in Early December for 2020-2021 School Year

    Kindergarten admissions will open in early December in MySchools. Admission guides will be made available soon (Guides are being delivered to schools from mid to end of October). The guides is a flip book that also has information on the Gifted & Talented  Admissions process.  The kindergarten application deadline is January 21st.   Families will be notified as soon as guides are made available.  Stay Tuned!

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  • Gifted and Talented Admissions for Grades K-3 is Now Open

    Get ready for Gifted & Talented admissions! We are excited to share with you that you can now begin the admissions process this fall. If you are interested in having your child take the Gifted & Talented (G&T) test, you must submit a G&T Request for Testing (RFT) form by November 12, 2019. This test is only for students seeking a G&T placement in grades K-3 for September 2020.

    We encourage you to submit the request online using MySchools. If you prefer to use a paper form, you can submit it to your child's current school if they attend a public school (non-charter) or you can visit a Family Welcome Center. Whether you apply online or in person, be sure to get a receipt for confirmation! 

    Also, you're invited to attend an admissions information event in the coming weeks! Learn how to apply to kindergarten and G&T programs. View dates, times, and locations in our calendar for more information. 

    Questions? Call us at 718-935-2009 or visit Kindergarten Admissions and G&T Admissions

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  • 5th Grade Families: Middle School Application is Open

    By now all 5th Grade families have received (backpacked and via mail) the instruction letter on how to create a MySchools account. MySchools is both an online directory of NYC public schools and your child's personalized application. As soon as you log in to your MySchools account, you can start exploring the programs that your child can apply to. You will also be using MySchools to apply to middle schools by the December 2, 2019 deadline.

    Learn more about the application process in our Middle Schools Admissions Guide which was sent home at the end of September. Please make every effort to attend the District 21 Middle School Fair at IS 303 on October 28th at 5:30. Borough Enrollment representatives from the DOE will be hosting a workshop on the process with translation units to assist families.  

    Need help getting started, reach out to Miss Gina or Ms. Susskind by stopping by at the school or calling 718-332-3331.  Miss Gina and Ms Susskind  will be conducting a follow up to the Middle School Fair Q & A meeting with our Grade 5 Families on Tuesday, October 29th at 2:30pm.  The first  parent help sessions will begin November 4, 6, 7, 8 8:30-10:30am. Additional dates and times will be added soon. 

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  • Read the NYC Schools Guidebook

    Learn more about the New York City Department of education's initiatives to support Strong Schools and Strong Communities across the city. This guide was created for parents like you who are seeking the most current information to enable you to best advocate for your child. Whether you have a child in Pre-k or preparing for college,  you can find information on deadlines and requirements at every level.  This guide is full of valuable information.


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  • 2019-2020 School Supply Lists for PreK to 5th Grade

    Please click on the following link to access this years supply lists: CLICK

     يرجى النقر على الرابط التالي للوصول إلى قوائم العرض هذه السنة: انقر فوق
    Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para acceder a las listas de suministros de este año: HAGA CLIC
    Пожалуйста, нажмите на следующую ссылку, чтобы получить доступ к спискам поставок этого года: НАЖМИТЕ
    راہ کرم اس سال کی فراہمی کی فہرستوں تک رسائی حاصل کرنے کے لئے درج ذیل لنک پر کلک کریں: کلک کریں۔
    Ushbu etkazib berish ro'yxatiga kirish uchun quyidagi havolani bosing: CLICK


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Calendar of Events

  • PICTURE RETAKE DAY 9:00am-10:00am

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  • K-127 Class Trip to Cutest Cookie

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  • K-223 Class Trip to Cutest Cookie

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  • Saturday Parent/Child Workshop on Painting with Marquis

    More info to come...

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  • Dr Seuss' Birthday

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