School Announcements

The Administration would like to wish all the families of our School Community a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season!

The Winter Break Begins Wednesday, December 24. School will resume again on Monday, January 5th.



   ENGAGING EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR WINTER BREAK!

    Holiday breaks present important opportunities for continual learning.

Please click on the attachment below to find out about:

*Fun Family Activities for Young Children
*Opportunities to Take Advantage of in NYC
*Activities to Support Reading & Information Literacy
*Ways to Help Children Develop & Strengthen their Math Skills at Home
*Science Family Activities
*Social Studies Activities




 

 

Winter Break Activities.docx

Dear Parents,

We are happy to announce the launching of the New York City’s annual “Penny Harvest”. This is a fundraiser which is used to collect pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars. The money will be used to implement a service learning project by P.S. 24 students in conjunction with P.O.T.S., starting in January. 

People all around the city are participating in “Penny Harvest”.  With your help, and support we can provide a service learning experience for our P.S. 24 students, and make a valuable contribution to soc iety. You can help by filling your child’s penny harvest bag as often as you like, until December 22nd.  Parents can harvest pennies from their work place, by filling up brown paper lunch bags with contributions.

The class who collects the most pennies will receive a prize.

Liza Cohen & Tobie Zauberman

 

 


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

http://www.eteamz.com/southriverdale


There will be a make-up Picture Day on January 13th!
For Families that are unsatisfied with their child's photo and for those who missed the opportunity in October!
More Information to follow in December!


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

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 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, December 22
E DAY
Tuesday, December 23
F DAY
Monday, January 5
A DAY
Tuesday, January 6
B DAY
Wednesday, January 7
C DAY
School Tour
9:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 8
D DAY
Friday, January 9
E DAY
Monday, January 12
F DAY
Tuesday, January 13
A DAY
Wednesday, January 14
B DAY
Thursday, January 15
C DAY
Friday, January 16
D DAY
Tuesday, January 20
E DAY
Wednesday, January 21
F DAY
Parents Association General Meeting
7:00 pm
Thursday, January 22
A DAY
Friday, January 23
B DAY
Sunday, January 25
MANNY'S BIRTHDAY
MANNY'S BIRTHDAY
Monday, January 26
C DAY
Tuesday, January 27
Class Trip Ms. Keheyas/Ms. Ruprich, Ms. Selvaggi
New York Botanical Gardens
   9:30 am - 12:30 pm
D DAY
Wednesday, January 28
Class Trip Ms. Amster, Ms. Jakubik
New York Botanical Gardens
   9:30 am - 12:30 pm
E DAY
Thursday, January 29
Class Trip Ms. Kim, Ms. Roth
New York Botanical Gardens
   9:30 am - 12:30 pm
F DAY
Friday, January 30
A DAY
Monday, February 2
B DAY
Tuesday, February 3
C DAY
Wednesday, February 4
D DAY
Thursday, February 5
E DAY
Friday, February 6
F DAY
Monday, February 9
A DAY
Tuesday, February 10
B DAY
Wednesday, February 11
C DAY
School Tour
9:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 12
D DAY
Friday, February 13
E DAY
Monday, February 23
F DAY
Tuesday, February 24
A DAY
Wednesday, February 25
B DAY
Parents Association General Meeting
7:00 pm
School Leadership Meeting
2:30 pm

Thursday, February 26
C DAY
Friday, February 27
D DAY
Monday, March 2
E DAY
Tuesday, March 3
F DAY
Wednesday, March 4
A DAY
Thursday, March 5
B DAY
Friday, March 6
C DAY

Today, 12/21/2014
High: 37 Low: 32
Mostly cloudy
20% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/22/2014
High: 43 Low: 39
Chance rain
39% chance of precipitation.