School Announcements

PS 24 School Community Bulb Planting
Parents are invited to join teachers and students in a daffodil planting activity.  We would like all of the PS 24 school community to share in making our school beautiful inside and outside by everyone joining together to plant a daffodil bulb in our schoolyard.
The planting schedule is as follows: 
Thursday, November 19           Friday, November 20            Tuesday, November 24
K116  8:15                                 2-201  8:15                             4-215  8:15
K117  8:30                                 2-235  8:30                             4-212  8:30
K114  8:45                                 2-139  8:45                             4-217  8:45
K101  9:00                                 2-237  9:00                             4-239  9:00
K103  9:15                                 2-203  9:15                             4-242  9:15
K135  9:30                                 2-204  9:30                             4-234  9:30
K102  9:45 
                                                                                                 5A6   9;45
1-140  10:00                               3-231  9:45                            5A5  10:00
1-137  10:15                               3-238 10:00                           5A4  10:15
1-138  10:30                               3-236 10:15                           5A3  10:30
1-131  10:45                               3-202 10:30                           5A1  10:30
1-133  11:00                               3-240 10:45
1-142  11:15                               3-233 11:00
1-136  11:30
Please find your childs' class and time.  We are asking parents to come 15 minutes prior to your childs' class to help dig the trench for the bulbs to be planted in. There are some shovels available but if you have your own please bring it.

Spirit Day!
This Friday, November 20 is the first PS 24 Spirit Day of the year.  Spirit Days will be the last Friday of every month.  Please have your children wear our school colors which are blue & gold or Spiritwear which will be on sale on Friday morning 


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


     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.

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 begin this Tuesday 11/10 at 2:20-3:00 and run  every Tuesday through 12/8. 

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!




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


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


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


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


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)


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...


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...


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



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.


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
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
Click below for map of all entrances and exits.
Parents Sign Up For Notify New York City!

Notify NYC is a notification emergency system. To register is free just go to

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:

Friday, November 27
School Closed!
Wednesday, December 9
Parent Tour

9:00 AM

Saturday, December 12
Winter Fair
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 16
Parents Association General Meeting

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

Tuesday, December 22
Meeting for Kindergarten Parents
Introduction to My Library NYC
With Tiffany James
2:20 pm Rm# B21
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Monday, December 28
Tuesday, December 29
Wednesday, December 30
Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1
Wednesday, January 6
Parent Tour

9:00 AM

Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Wednesday, January 20
Parents Association General Meeting

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

Monday, February 8

School Closed

Wednesday, February 10
Parent Tour

9:00 AM

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
Wednesday, February 24
Parents Association General Meeting

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

Thursday, March 3
Parent Teacher Conferences
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Half a Day for Students
11:20 Dismissal
Wednesday, March 9
Parent Tour

9:00 AM

Wednesday, March 16
Parents Association General Meeting

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

Friday, March 25

School Closed