PS 253 Was Showcased by The Helmsley Trust Foundation

Teachers Lead - Students Succeed
Please click onto the following link to see our teachers and students in action:

Congratulations to PS 253's Students & Art Department!
"Journey of the Wildhearted"
was showcased in
Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily
Please click here to link to the article.

Photo by Elizabeth Graham




PS 253 receives an "A" on the NYC Progress Report
We are 9 for 9!

Congratulations to our staff, students and parent community on all their hard work.

Go Math Academy! 
Hundreds of math help videos from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

On the Go Book Info
Download the 
FREE app here! Scan a book's bar code and instantly get book details. Search from more than 50,000 children's books, by reading levels, themes, and genres.

Expect Success!
A Family Guide to Preparing Students
College and Careers for 2013-2014

Arts and Culture Activities
Now is the perfect time to take advantage of New York City's many free and low-cost cultural activities. Check out
information about museums with free or low-cost admission, different activities and a calendar. 

Get Your ID!

Official IDs open doors. Find out how you can get your Social Security card, Birth Certificate, and Non Drivers ID card here.

Stay Informed and Get Involved

Staying informed about your child's academic performance and behavior at school is key to making sure he/she is developing the skills he/she will need to be successful in college and careers.

Check the DOE's NEW Family Guide to Preparing Students for College and Careers. 

 New Special Education Website

 Based upon The Parents Guide to Special Education.
here to visit the webpage.

Missed one of our recent announcements?

Take a look inside of our new
Announcement Archive! Inside you can see past news and posts that you might have missed.



APL allows you to access the same information on your child that educators use. Contact Gina Dacchille, Parent Coordinator, if you need help logging on, do not have an email account, or need to access a computer for viewing your child's APL account at: 

If you note any errors on your child's biographical information, please complete the APL update request form found here:
APL Update Request and return to our main office.

Wednesday, August 27
New Registration
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, August 28
New Registration
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday, August 29
New Registration
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday, September 1
Labor Day
Wednesday, September 3
Chancellor's Conference Day
Staff Development
Students will not be in attendance.
New Registration
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Today, 8/22/2014
High: 75 Low: 66
Chance rain showers
26% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/23/2014
High: 76 Low: 63
Mostly cloudy
12% chance of precipitation.