School Announcements

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN IN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS!
As of 10:30 am we have been informed that the following afterschool programs are cancelled today Monday, January 26th.
Kids Space
Y Care
Busy Bee's
Riverdale Neighborhood House
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
Tennis Club of Riverdale
As we hear from other programs we will post the information.
We ask that all parents contact there child's afterschool program for further information.


Kids Camp & Summer Fun Fair
Presented by the Spuyten Duyvil Parents Association and The Riverdale Y
Thursday, January 29th
6:30pm - 8pm
at P.S. 24
For more information click on link below.

Camp Fair.docx
The Riverdale Children's Theatre will present two classic productions:
 
OLIVER! Sat., 1/17 (8PM), Sun., (2 pm & 6 pm), Sat., 1/24 (8pm), and Sun., (2pm & 6 pm)

42nd STREET! Thurs., 1/29 (8 pm), Sat., 1/31 (8 pm), and Sun., 2/1 (2 pm & 6 pm)

 at the Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College.

Come and enjoy the shows and cheer on cast members from PS 24. When you purchase tickets online using the code PS24PA, RCT will donate a portion of each ticket to the PS 24 Parents Association.

Tickets: $15.00
www.riverdaletheatre.org

Attention Parents and Music Students!

Children who take private lessons are eligible to participate in the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) spring evaluation program. The audition dates are March 20th & 21st, 2015. Students must learn an approved solo from the manual. Please contact me about this as soon as possible to check availability.

Ms. Shepley
mshepley@schools.nyc.gov

Attention Parents,

RIVERDALE Y ENRICHMENT WINTER CLASSES ARE HERE!

Please click on link below for a list and description of classes.


RYC Enrichment Winter 2015.pdf
Click on attachment below for a Riverdale Y registration form.
RY!C @ PS 24 Class Reg Form.pdf
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


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 3-231 Ms. Walmsley
Sony Tech Lab
Class Trip 3-233 Ms. Wallace
American Museum of Natural History
Class Trip Ms. Kim, Ms. Roth
New York Botanical Gardens
   9:30 am - 12:30 pm
F DAY
Friday, January 30
A DAY
Class Trip 3-238 Mr. Tebrake
Sony Tech Lab
Monday, February 2
B DAY
Tuesday, February 3
C DAY
Wednesday, February 4
D DAY
Thursday, February 5
Class Trip 3-233 Ms. Wallace
Sony Tech Lab
E DAY
Trip 1st Grade
Lehman College "Miss Nelson's Missing"
Friday, February 6
F DAY
Monday, February 9
A DAY
Tuesday, February 10
B DAY
Class Trip 2-237 Ms. Wenderoff & 2-215 Ms. Maher
Paley Center For Media
Wednesday, February 11
C DAY
School Tour
9:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 12
100TH DAY OF SCHOOL!
Class Trip 3-236 Ms. Rossi/Ms. Porter
Sony Tech Lab
D DAY
Friday, February 13
E DAY
Ms. Rossi/Ms. Porter
Family Friday!
8:05 am
Monday, February 16
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
Tuesday, February 17
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
Wednesday, February 18
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
Thursday, February 19
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
Friday, February 20
Midwinter Recess
School Closed
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
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

Today, 1/28/2015
High: 25 Low: 15
Blowing snow
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/29/2015
High: 32 Low: 13
Clear
0% chance of precipitation.