School Announcements


Dear Parents,
 
Achieve NYC, the parent guide to New York City Public Schools is being updated for distribution to schools in 10 languages by the first day of classes. I invite you to complete the survey in English or Spanish by Friday, February 19, 2016. You may also visit: schools.nyc.gov/ParentsFamilies/AchieveNYC. 
 
Thank you,

Florence Byrne
Parent Coordinator



PS 24's PARENT ASSOCIATION
VALENTINE'S DAY SALE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH & FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
Assortments of small gifts suitable for grandparents, mom, dad, brothers, sisters & friends
Items are priced from $1.00 to $10.00


Dear Parents,


I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new Safety Agent, Ms. Sanchez.  Ms. Sanchez will begin Thursday, February 4th.

I want to remind all visitors to our building that they are required to show photo I.D. to the safety agent upon entering all NYC public schools. This is according to the Chancellors Regulations.

Students should not arrive at school earlier than 7:35 am. Students that arrive at 7:35 am will be permitted to participate in the NYC universal breakfast program located in our cafeteria. There will not be staff available to supervise any students that arrive prior to 7:35 am.

I would like to thank everyone in advance for their cooperation regarding the safety of our school community.

Sincerely,

Andrea Feldman
Principal I.A.


Dear Parents,
Please join us for our Parent Support Group, Thursday, February  11th, at 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

If you have a concern about any learning difference, emotional, physical, behavioral  or any other  issue that you feel you would like support with please join our group.

We will be meeting once a month. 
This is an opportunity for parents to share and learn about experiences and resources . Come to the group and share ideas, best practices or just come and listen. We hope to have the opportunity to invite people of interest to participate in our conversations.
We hope to see you there.

Robin Blair
PA Special Ed Committee Chair

Florence Byrne
Parent Coordinator



PARENTS PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!
PARENTS ASSOCIATION AUCTION!
MARCH 5TH, 2016
MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW...

Below please find important forms for the Auction...
2016 Auction Solicitation Letter
2016 Tips for Soliciting Donations.pdf
2016 Auction Donation Form.pdf
2016 Auction Catalogue Advertising




Pennies for P.O.T.S collection

When: from Wednesday, February 3rd to Wednesday, February 10th

Where: Change will be collected in your child's classroom

Why: The money collected will help the lunch bag making program P.S.24 does and donates to P.O.T.S (Part of the Solution) a local food pantry and community outreach program in the Bronx.



Dear Parents: 

Are you confused by Common Core Math? Not quite sure of the lingo used by Envisions?

Why not come learn at our New Parent Engagement Sessions on Common Core Math on Tuesday afternoons.

Sessions will be on the following Tuesdays: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2 and 2/9  @ 2:20-3:00. 

Sessions will be hands on problem solving covering Math Topics such as:
 
  • Numbers & Algebraic Thinking 
  • Fractions
  • Counting & Cardinality
  • Measurement & Data
Sign up on the wall near the Security Desk today!




ATTENTION BAND STUDENTS!

February Band News

There will be NO Band practice on

Monday February 1

&

Tuesday February 23

Ms. Shepley will be out both days

Also, no practices on school closings or holidays this month (Monday Feb. 8; Monday Feb 15; Tuesday Feb 16)

Please consider attending practices on other days to help make up for lost time


SOUTH RIVERDALE LITTLE LEAGUE
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL FOR ALL AGES
Online Registration for Spring 2016
Go to:
SRLL.org
and follow the Registration Link


Families with children who where born in 2011 will be eligible to apply to Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year. Families should apply to kindergarten online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center. The Application period will begin on December 7th and end on January 15th. 

Click on link for more information:

Kindergarten Registration


Parents,

Please click on the flyer below to find out about a program at 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace called" Literacy Buddies". 
The program is on Saturdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Breakfast and Lunch will be served. 
This program is tailored to pair a child and an adult family member to improve their reading skills together and develop a mutual love of reading. It is for students in 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades.Literacy Buddies Eng..pdf

Thursday, January 21st Will Be Photo Retake Day!
If you are dissatisfied with your child's photo or your child was absent on Photo Day and you would like to purchase professional photos of your child this will be your opportunity!
There will be more information to follow in January!

                                                                     ANNOUNCEMENT

     The New York State Education Department Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in P.S. 24 during the 2015-2016 school year. The purpose of this review is to assess the district's compliance with selected federal and State Laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.

    The review will be conducted by the SEQA New York City Regional Office. The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and surveys. In addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed. Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA New York City Regional Office at (718)722-4544 and/or by contacting Andrea Feldman at 718-796-8845.


PARENTS

YOU ARE INVITED TO A PARENT WORKSHOP

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Monday, November 16th, 2015

DeWitt Clinton High School

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

click on link for more information:      Bronx Parent Workshop - Clinton.pdf


Click on Attachment Below for a list of Fabulous Enrichment Classes for Fall 2015 offered by the Riverdale Y:

Kids Space Enrichment at PS24 2015.pdf

Registration Form Y.pdf


Parents,

Click on the link below for up to date information regarding Gifted and Talented Testing

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


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.

 


Parents Please click on Link Below to access 2015/2016 Parent Handbook
ParentHandbook2015-2016.doc


STUDENT INTERVENTION AND DISCIPLINE CODE 2015

http://schools.nyc.gov/RulesPolicies/DisciplineCode/default.htm

NYC DOE Discipline Code 2015.pdf

Dear Parents,

As of March 2nd the NYC Department of Education has a new Cell Phone Policy for Students, it is as follows:  before entering the school building all students must turn off their cell phones and place them securely in their pack backs.  They must stay this way until the students are released from the school building and leave the premises. During all statewide testing all cell phones and electronic devices will be collected. We understand it is important for parents and students to communicate while coming to and from school. If a student or a parent needs to contact one another, it should be done through the school’s main office and supervised by an adult. 

Dr. Connelly
Principal

 


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

**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
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
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, February 15
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
Tuesday, February 16
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
Wednesday, February 17
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
Thursday, February 18
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
Friday, February 19
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Wednesday, February 24
Parents Association General Meeting

Parents Association General Meeting
7:30 pm
Special Guest
Tiffany James
My Library NYC

Friday, February 26
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Friday, March 4
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Wednesday, March 9
Parent Tour

9:00 AM

Friday, March 11
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Wednesday, March 16
Parents Association General Meeting

Parents Association General Meeting
7:30 pm
Special Guest
Tiffany James
My Library NYC

Friday, March 18
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Friday, March 25
GOOD FRIDAY!

School Closed

SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Friday, April 1
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Monday, April 4
NYS ELA Exam 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
Tuesday, April 5
NYS ELA Exam 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
Wednesday, April 6
NYS ELA Exam 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
Friday, April 8
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Wednesday, April 13
NYS Math Exam 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
Thursday, April 14
NYS Math Exam 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
Friday, April 15
NYS Math Exam 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Wednesday, April 20
Parent Tour

9:00 AM

Parents Association General Meeting

Parents Association General Meeting
7:30 pm
Special Guest
Tiffany James
My Library NYC

Friday, April 22
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Monday, April 25
SPRING RECESS!
SCHOOL CLOSED!
Tuesday, April 26
SPRING RECESS!
SCHOOL CLOSED!
Wednesday, April 27
SPRING RECESS!
SCHOOL CLOSED!
Thursday, April 28
SPRING RECESS!
SCHOOL CLOSED!
Friday, April 29
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
SPRING RECESS!
SCHOOL CLOSED!
Friday, May 6
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Wednesday, May 11
Parent Tour

9:00 AM

Thursday, May 12
Parent Curriculum Night
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Friday, May 13
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Wednesday, May 18
Parents Association General Meeting

Parents Association General Meeting
7:30 pm
Special Guest
Tiffany James
My Library NYC

Friday, May 20
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Friday, May 27
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day
School Closed
Friday, June 3
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Monday, June 6
NYS 4th Grade Science Test
Thursday, June 9
Chancellars Conference Day
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ONLY!
Friday, June 10
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!

Today, 2/13/2016
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20% chance of precipitation.
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