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  • Disney & PS 253 Presets: The Lion Kinds (Kids Experience)

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  • Join us for our 2nd Annual Core Knowledge Expo!

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  • 2017 Pre-K application process begins January 17th.

    Check out the 2017 NYC Pre-K Directory online or stop by the main office or Room 102 for a copy. Visit the DOE website, Pre-K Admissions to learn more or call 718-935-2000 with questions.

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  • PS 253 is proud to be a Showcase School

    On December 7th PS 253 will be hosting our 1st showcase school visit.  The showcase program is designed to recognize, celebrate, and share promising practices across NYC DOE schools through active, transformational learning experiences. Our area of focus is Cultivating Student-Led Learning Through Metacognition.  Please click onto the introductory video hosted on this page to view a sampling as to what to expect. The children, staff and entire PS 253 community enjoyed the creative video making journey and look forward to the visit!

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  • 2017 Kindergarten Registration

    All children living in NYC who are born in 2012 will begin kindergarten in September 2017.  The Kindergarten Admissions Process begins November 30, 2016. Please visit the DOE Kindergarten Enrollment Page for all the info you need. The 2017 NYC Kindergarten Directories are available in the PS 253 main office and in Room 102 (parent coordinator's room). 


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Middle School Information

  Attention 5th Grade Parents

District 21 Talent Testing at Mark Twain (IS 239) begins on Saturday, January 7 & January 8th. The additional testing dates are: 1/21, 1/22, 1/28, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/5. Test ticket envelopes were sent home with your child on December 13th (including testing accommodations if applicable) .  Personalized reminder letters will be sent home the Thursday before your child's test.  Your child must bring their test ticket envelope with them in order to be tested. Important: If a parent needs to reschedule due to illness, the parent must contact IS 239 at 718-266-0814  on the day of the student's test. Mark Twain will then contact the parent to reschedule.  Please contact Gina Dacchille, Parent Coordinator, with any questions or concerns at 347-563-4693 or email


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