School Announcements

Dear Parents & Students,

It is that time of year again when our school collects goods to benefit other families in our community less fortunate and in need.
In Collaboration with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, our school will collect canned and boxed goods and turkey dollars. Donations from our families will go the food pantries at The Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and St. Francis of Rome Church located in Wakefield. Turkey dollars are used to purchase turkeys for the holidays for families who utilize the food pantries.
Collection will begin immediately and will continue until November 15th. Please help our community! If each family gave a donation of one can or box of food and $1.00 for turkeys we can really make a difference for families throughout our community.

Facts and Guidence 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

THE GIFTED AND TALENTED REQUEST FOR TESTING PERIOD BEGINS OCTOBER 8TH!
If you would like your child to take the G&T assessments, you must submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form no later than Friday, November 7th 2014.
You can complete an RFT online.
Completing the form online only takes a few minutes and you will receive an email receipt when your request has been received. Please keep the receipt for your records.

To fill out the form, learn about G & T Informational Sessions, and review the NYC Gifted & Talented Program Handbook. Please click on the link below.

http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/GiftedandTalented/default.htm



The PS24 Parents Association is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual …

RIVERDALE BOWL

CO-ED TOUCH FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER AND TAILGATE PARTY

WHEN:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th *
WHERE:  Seton Park

GRIDIRON CLASSIC @ 3:45pm
GRADES 4 and 5 TWO-HAND TOUCH FOOTBALL
WITH AN ADULT QUARTERBACK

                             FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS @ 5:00PM       
                                   PARENTS/FAMILY/ALUMNI (AGES 11 AND ABOVE) & STAFF

 

 

TWO-HAND TOUCH FOOTBALL

For more information and a sign up sheet please click on link below...

  

 

 

 

 


Gridiron Classic.doc
5th grade students interested in more in-depth instrumental music study can sign up for our "Concert Band". Practice will be on Day F period 6. In addition , Ms. Shepley will hold an after school practice on Tuesdays from 2:20 pm - 3:10 pm in the Auditorium. Parents, please contact Ms. Shepley about the after school session. mshepley@schools.nyc.gov

Parents Please click on Link Below to access 2014/2015 Parent Handbook
ParentHandbook2014-2015 II.doc
THE RIVERDALE Y ENRICHMENT PROGRAM AT P.S. 24 WILL BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 15TH.

PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO SEE THE SCEDULE OF CLASSES BEING OFFERED THIS FALL.

You will also find the registration form for the Y below.
RYC Enrichment Fall 2014.pdf
RIVERDALE Y REGISTRATION FORM....
Registration Class Form 2014.pdf

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.

    Kindergarten Log In Information will be available the later part of October when it becomes available. The information will be sent home with your child.


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...

Riverdale Y Registration Form...
YCare Form 2013.pdf
and....
Scan20001.TIF

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


Friday, October 31
C DAY
Monday, November 3
D DAY
Tuesday, November 4
ELECTION DAY!
No School for Students
Wednesday, November 5
E DAY
School Tour
9:00 a.m.
Trip Class 4-240
Trip to Inwood Hill
Trip Class K-117
To Wave Hill
9:30-12:00
Thursday, November 6
Class 4-242 & 4-212 Trip
Van Cortlandt Park
Class K-117 & K-114
Trip to Museum of the City of New York
F DAY
Grade 5 Trip
Frank Sinatra School
American Ballet Theatre
Friday, November 7
A DAY
Monday, November 10
B DAY
Class Trip 2-202 & 2-139
Museum of the City of New York
Class Trip 2-237 & 2-215
Queens Museum
Class Trip K-101 & K-102
Museum of the City of New York
Tuesday, November 11
VETERANS DAY!
School Closed
Wednesday, November 12
C DAY
Class Trip 4-212 & 4-240
Trip to NY Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza & Staten Island Ferry
Class Trip K-101 & K-135
Wave Hill 9:30-12:00
Thursday, November 13
D 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, November 14
Class Trip 2-134 & 2-237 & 4-239
Museum of the City of New York
Class Trip 4-242 & 4-234
To Inwood Hill Park
E DAY
Monday, November 17
1st Grade Open School for Parents
8:10 am - 8:50 am
5th Grade Open House For Parents
8:10 am - 8:50 am
Class Trip 4-212
Inwood Hill Park
F DAY
Tuesday, November 18
2nd Grade Open House For Parents
8:10 am - 8:50 am
A DAY
Wednesday, November 19
1st Grade Trip
NYC Canstruction
3rd Grade Open House For Parents
8:10 am - 8:50 am
B DAY
Class Trip 2-139 & 2-202
Museum of the City of New York
Parents Association General Meeting
7:00 pm
School Leadership Meeting
2:30 pm

Thursday, November 20
1st & 2nd Grade Trip
Little Orchestra Society
New York City Center
C DAY
Kindergarten Open House For Parents
8:10 am - 8:50 am
Friday, November 21
4th Grade Open House For Parents
8:10 am - 8:50 am
Class Trip 3-238 & 3-231
New York Botanical Gardens
Class Trip K-116 & K-103
Museum of the City of New York
D DAY
Monday, November 24
E DAY
Tuesday, November 25
Class Trip 3-236 & 3-201
New York Botanical Gardents
Class Trip K-114
Wave Hill
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
F DAY
Wednesday, November 26
A DAY

Today, 10/31/2014
High: 56 Low: 44
Mostly cloudy
18% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 55 Low: 39
Chance rain
46% chance of precipitation.