Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

P.S. 253 will be producing their own school newspaper under the guidance of Myra Wenger Common Core Writing in the Library Cluster and Nicole Quigley (Rickard) Teacher of Class 4-402.

With the help of the Newspaper Club Writers that meet on Fridays all the Current Events happening around P.S. 253 will be delivered to you both in hard copy format and digital format on our Parent friendly website at

So keep an eye out for this exciting new addition to our school/home connection!

Remember Together  We Make A Difference!

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.

Tuesday, September 16
** Evening Parent-Teacher Conference**NEW Family Night
Session 1: 4-4:30 Meet Administration & Staff (Auditorium)
4:40-5:30 Meet your child's teacher (classrooms)
Session 2: 5:00-5:30 Meet Administration & Staff (Auditorium)
5:30-6:30 Meet your child's teacher (classrooms)
Session 3: 6-6:30 Meet Administration & Staff (Auditorium)
6:30-7:30 Meet your child's teacher (classrooms)
Wednesday, September 17
School Leadership Team Meeting & PTA Executive Board
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome Back!
Friday, September 19
ELL Parent Engagement Workshop
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
By Invitation Only-Please check your child's folder!
Tuesday, September 23
ELL Parent Engagement Workshop
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
By Invitation Only-Please check your child's folder!
Wednesday, September 24
Welcome to Pre-K
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Come and Learn about Common Core goals and expectations for you Pre-K child.
Where: PS 253 Library

Today, 9/15/2014
High: 72 Low: 56
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/16/2014
High: 73 Low: 62
Chance rain showers
52% chance of precipitation.