School Announcements

Order Your 2013-2014 PS 24 Yearbook!

A FULL COLOR Yearbook is available for purchase at $15.00 per book.
The Yearbook is free with a purchase of a booster or ad.
Please click on attachment below for more information and order form....

Yearbook Ads and Boosters.pdf
Click on the link below for fantastic and fun things to do with your family...

Another great resource for parents!! This site is filled with fabulous information about events at Museums, Zoos, The Botanical Gardens, The Theater, NYC Parks, Festivals and Holiday Events. (This guide includes the Westchester Area)

http://www.familybuzzguide.com/



NYCkidsARTS

This is a fantastic tool for parents!! This site was created to help parents bring the arts into the lives of young people. It is one of the most complete sources of information regarding programs, events, and activities regarding New York's cultural institutions for parents and families. 

Click on link below...


http://www.nyc-arts.org/kids?gclid=CI6c--__vL0CFSdn7Aod1WsAQw


 

Local Businesses Donate* to Kindergarten Teaching Assistant (TA) Program 

Click on Link below for more information on How You Can Help!

 

Local Businesses Donate.pdf
Ongoing School Fundraisers....

Please click on attachment to Learn how to Support your child's school...
FUNDRAISERS.pdf
Parents,

Just a reminder that
 Robin Blair is our official Parent Member of P.S. 24's School Based Support Team.
She is available to families with children with an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Her role is to assist families through the evaluation and placement process. She is available to attend all IEP meetings with you as an advocate.

For further information about how Ms. Blair can help parents and for her contact information please click on attachment below.

Parent Member SBST.doc

ARIS PARENT LINK

Go to:
 
www.arisparentlink.org

If you do not have your child's ID and Password information please contact me Florence Byrne, Parent Coordinator either by phone 718-796-8845 or e-mail FByrne@schools.nyc.gov.
During July and August Please e-mail me, I am not working but check my e-mail.


PS 24 IS FUNDRAISING WITH MABEL'S LABELS!
Labels for the stuff kids lose!
www.ps24.mabelslabels.com

click on attachment to see flyer...

 

ps24(1).pdf

**AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING TRAFFIC & SAFETY**

 

January 27, 2014

Dear Parent and/or Guardian:

We are writing to you about an extremely urgent matter – the safety of our children.

 While many children walk to school, many others are driven.  We understand that you may be pressed for time.  A traffic jam at 8:00 a.m. can test anyone’s patience.  So, we are appealing to your sense of responsibility as a parent and member of our school community to follow some simple rules, which are meant to save time, but more importantly, to create an environment of safety and respect:

 1)      Stay to the right!  The traffic cones placed in front of the school are there to create a single lane to the right.  Please drop off your children directly onto the sidewalk, rather than in the middle of a busy street.

2)      Move forward!  If there is space in front of you, move as far forward as you can toward Independence Ave.  While this may require your children to walk a few more feet, it will keep the line moving.

3)      Drop and go!  Please start saying goodbye to your child(ren) before you reach the school entrance.  When you arrive, if possible, have your kids let themselves out on the passenger side.  This applies to 5th graders* at the Annex as well.  PLEASE, DO NOT DOUBLE-PARK AND LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE.  The uniformed school aide is there to keep the line of vehicles moving.  Please, follow his/her direction.

4)      Use good judgment!  If you need time to remove your child from a booster or car seat, or if he/she needs to be escorted to the entrance, please park your car away from the main school entrance and walk.

* 5th grade parents, PLEASE drop your kids off on the Whitehall side of Independence Ave., NOT on the park side.  This will spare your child from having to walk unattended across a very busy two-way street, without the benefit of a traffic light.

Read more...

See PS 24 students in two exciting local productions, Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserables

When you purchase tickets online using code PS 24 PA, Riverdale Children's Theatre will donate $5 from each ticket to our PA!

  Beauty & The Beast

January 18th (8:00 pm), 19th (2:00 pm & 6:00 pm), 25th (8:00 pm) & 26th (2:00 pm & 6:00 pm)

  Les Miserables

February 6th (8:00 pm), 8th (8:00 pm) & 9th (2:00 pm & 6:00 pm)

CODE: PS 24 PA


PARENTS,

The new schedule is now available for the Riverdale Y winter Enrichment classes!

Click on attachments below for the list of classes and a registration form.
List of classes...

Fall 2013 Enrichment Classes Revised.pdf
Riverdale Y Registration Form...
YCare Form 2013.pdf

Kindergarten Admissions
2013/2014
If your child was born in 2009, you may apply to Kindergarten for the 2013/2014 school year beginning January 13th until February 14, 2014.

Click on the attachments below for important information regarding registration.
If you have any addition questions please go to http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary/Kindergarten
or call Donna Wilborne at 718-796-8845 ext. 1122

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All 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Parents,

For those parents who where unable to attend the New Common Core Learning Standards and Testing Meeting, attached is important information that can help parents prepare their children for the new test format.
File.PDF

NYC Department of Education General Repsonse Protocol Powerpoint. Click on Attachment.

General Response Protocol Powerpoint Revised.ppt
Interpreting 3-8ELA & Mathematics Tests, Results, & Score Reports

Parents,

Please click on the link below for important information regarding test results and Common Core Curriculum
.

http://www.engageny.org/3-8


The New Special Education Guide For Parents....English
Parent_Guide_English.pdf
New Special Education Parent Guide....Spanish
New_Special ed Parent_Guide_Spanish.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions about Common Core State Standards...

click on attachment...
Core Curriculum Facts.pdf
For the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts please click on attachment below.
Common Core ELA.htm
For The Common Core Standards for Math Please click on attachment below...
Common Core Math Standards.pdf
5th Grade Parents,

Please click on the menu item "5th Grade News". There is helpful information about 5th grade activities and the middle school process.

2013/2014 Parent Handbook
ParentHandbook2013-2014.doc
Click below for map of all entrances and exits.
map.pdf
Parents Sign Up For Notify New York City!

Notify NYC is a notification emergency system. To register is free just go to www.nyc.gov/notifynyc

You may choose all of the alerts listed below or choose those notifications that fit your lifestyle. There are five notification types:

  • Emergency Alerts – messages about life-threatening events that may require immediate action. All registrants are automatically added to this list.
  • Significant Event Notifications – important information about emergency events, utility outages and other types of high-impact events in your ZIP code.
  • Public Health Notifications – information about important public health issues in your community.
  • Public School Closing/Delay Advisories – updates about unscheduled public school closings, delays, and early dismissals.
  • Unscheduled Parking Rules Suspensions – updates about unscheduled suspensions of citywide parking rules.

Make a Difference. Become a Parent IEP Team Member!

You can be a parent member if you have a child who is classified as having a disability and you are not an employee of the New York City Department of Education. You are also eligible if your child has been declassified within the past five years, or has graduated within the past five years.

Click on link below for all the details and training sites available.

IEP parent member.docx
The Parents Association is proud to announce fundraising partnerships with Target and Stop & Shop, click below for more information:

http://www.stopandshop.com/aplus


Monday, April 21
SPRING RECESS!
SCHOOL CLOSED!
Tuesday, April 22
SPRING RECESS!
SCHOOL CLOSED!
Wednesday, April 23
E DAY
FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL!!
Thursday, April 24
F DAY
Parents Association General Meeting
7:00 pm
Friday, April 25
A DAY
Ms. Young Class 4-239
Trip to Museum of the City of New York
Saturday, April 26
P.S. 24 Saturday Learning Institute
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Monday, April 28
B Day
Parent Support Group
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 29
C DAY
Wednesday, April 30
D DAY
NYS Math Test
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

Test Make-up dates: Monday, May 5th, Tuesday, May 6th & Wednesday, May 7th
Thursday, May 1
E DAY
NYS Math Test
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

Test Make-up dates: Monday, May 5th, Tuesday, May 6th & Wednesday, May 7th
Friday, May 2
1st Grade Trip
Lehman College to see "Teacher from the Black Lagoon"
F DAY
NYS Math Test
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

Test Make-up dates: Monday, May 5th, Tuesday, May 6th & Wednesday, May 7th
Monday, May 5
A DAY
Young Composer Concert
For 3rd & 4th Grade
10:30 am
Tuesday, May 6
B Day
Wednesday, May 7
C DAY
Ms. Sinistovic K-102 & Ms. Lunney K-103
Trip to Wave Hill
Thursday, May 8
5th Grade Mothers Day Sale
Students have the opportunity to buy great gifts to celebrate Mothers Day!
D DAY
School Tour
9:00 am
Friday, May 9
5th Grade Cico De Mayo Celebration
E DAY
Ms. Jakubik K-101 & Ms. Mokris K-135
Trip to Wave Hill
Ms. Rossi 3-231 & Ms. Marley 3-235
Trip to Van Cortland Park
Urban Park Rangers
Monday, May 12
F DAY
Ms. Borak 3-236
Trip to Little Red Lighthouse!
Ms. Walmsley 3-201
Trip to Van Cortland Park
Urban Park Rangers
Tuesday, May 13
A DAY
Fifth Grade SPIRIT DAZE!
Breakfast for Lunch!
Wednesday, May 14
B Day
Fifth Grade SPIRIT DAZE!
Bring Your Coins To School!
Thursday, May 15
C DAY
Laps for Learning
Schedule to Follow
Parent Support Group
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday, May 16
1st & 2nd Grade
Trip to Avery Fisher Hall
5th Grade Concert Band Festival Trip
D DAY
Laps for Learning
Schedule to Follow
Ms. Rossi 3-231
Family Friday
8:00 am - 8:50 am
Ms. Wallace/Ms. Vedovino 3-233
Trip to Van Cortland Park
Urban Park Rangers
Monday, May 19
E DAY
Laps for Learning Raindate
Ms. Borak 3-236
Trip to Van Cortland Park
Urban Park Rangers

Today, 4/21/2014
High: 64 Low: 39
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/22/2014
High: 69 Low: 47
Partly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.