School Announcements

IMPORTANT REMINDER!

All visitors must enter and exit through our main entrance.


We would like to remind all Parents that everyone entering the building must present I.D. and sign in with our safety agent.

These are Department of Education rules and are meant to assure the safety of our students and staff members. 

We know that our safety agent knows many of you, but we need a record of all visitors in the building. 

Thank you for your cooperation concerning the well being of the students of  P.S. 24.

 


SAVE THE DATE!
PS 24 Parent Association's Fundraising Auction 2015
Saturday, March 21, 7-10 pm
The Student Center, Mow Hall
          Riverdale Country School
           5250 Fieldston Road
               click on link below for a donation form:

PS24 Auction donation packet 2015 (2) - for merge.docx

To All Families
Please Contribute to
P.S. 24 P.O.T.S Part of the Solution
Toiletry Drive
Bring in New Travel Sized Toiletries
Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Lotion, etc.
From 2/23 - 3/2
Collection box located at main entrance

To find out more about the Non for Profit P.O.T.S click on link below:
http://www.potsbronx.org/


South Riverdale Little League (SRLL) register now for Spring 2015!!

http://www.eteamz.com/southriverdale


Facts and Guidance on Ebola

Please click on  attachment below for Facts & Guidance concerning Ebola from the NYC Department of Education & NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The NYC Department of Education link below also has information.


http://schools.nyc.gov/Home/InOurSchoolsToday/2014-2015/ChancellorFarinaCommissionerBassettsLetteronEbolaVirus.htm

Ebola English.pdf

Parents Please click on Link Below to access 2014/2015 Parent Handbook
ParentHandbook2014-2015 II.doc
RIVERDALE Y REGISTRATION FORM....
Registration Class Form 2014.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

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...


NYC Department of Education General Response 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, March 2
E DAY
Tuesday, March 3
F DAY
Wednesday, March 4
A DAY
Thursday, March 5
B DAY
Third Grade Trip
Philharmonic Concert
Lincoln Center
Friday, March 6
4th & 5th Grade Trip
Philharmonic Concert
Lincoln Center
C DAY
Monday, March 9
D DAY
Tuesday, March 10
E DAY
Wednesday, March 11
F DAY
School Tour
9:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 12
A DAY
Friday, March 13
B DAY
Monday, March 16
C DAY
Tuesday, March 17
D DAY
Wednesday, March 18
E DAY
Thursday, March 19
F DAY
Parent Teacher Conferences
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Half a Day for Students
11:20 Dismissal
Scholastic Book Fair
Gym
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 20
A DAY
Ms. Rossi/Ms. Porter
Family Friday!
8:05 am
Monday, March 23
B DAY
Tuesday, March 24
C DAY
Wednesday, March 25
D DAY
Parents Association General Meeting
7:00 pm
School Leadership Meeting
2:30 pm

Thursday, March 26
E DAY
Friday, March 27
F DAY
Monday, March 30
A DAY
Tuesday, March 31
B DAY
Wednesday, April 1
C DAY
School Tour
9:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 2
D DAY
Monday, April 13
E DAY
Tuesday, April 14
F DAY
NYS ELA Exam 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
Wednesday, April 15
A DAY
NYS ELA Exam 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
Thursday, April 16
B DAY
NYS ELA Exam 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
Friday, April 17
C DAY
Monday, April 20
D DAY
Tuesday, April 21
E DAY
Wednesday, April 22
F DAY
NYS Math Exam
Thursday, April 23
A DAY
NYS Math Exam
Friday, April 24
B DAY
NYS Math Exam
Monday, April 27
C DAY

Today, 3/2/2015
High: 37 Low: 16
Mostly cloudy
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/3/2015
High: 33 Low: 31
Chance snow
53% chance of precipitation.