Our kids LOVE SPRINGFEST and look forward to it each year. The event offers great food, beautiful class raffle baskets and fun games, crafts, and prizes. It will feature a DJ, Exciting
Inflatables, Soccer Fever, Hi Strikers, Spin Art, Wheel of Chance and much more, all on 235th Street ... right by PS 24!
Date and Time
Wednesday, June 5th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Advanced Ticket Sales
The deadline to purchase discounted tickets in advance of the event is Wednesday, May 29th.
Send the money in an envelope marked “Springfest Tickets” with your child’s name & class.
You can buy full-price tickets at the event. Admission to Springfest is free, however food and beverage items will cost 1-6 tickets, attractions will cost 2-5 tickets each.
Please download and complete this form to purchase tickets in advance:
Advance Ticket Flyer.pdf
Volunteering at this event is also lots of fun and if a lot of people volunteer then we can all also enjoy and participate in the event – so please sign up – you can help with food, special rides, set-up, clean-up and/or volunteer to staff your class booth. We can’t do it without you!!
Please download and complete this form to volunteer:
Class Raffle Basket Donation
Please have your child bring in a new item or items priced at $10.00 or less for the theme assigned to his or her class. All items will be included in combined baskets and raffled the evening of Springfest.
Please download the full document to find your child's class theme:
Raffle Basket Letter.pdf
CELEBRATE SPIRIT WEEK AT P.S. 24!
Monday, May 20th Wear our school colors BLUE and GOLD.
Tuesday, May 21st Bring in all your spare coins to donate to the PA
Wednesday, May 22nd Wear your Pajamas to School.
Friday, May 24th Funky Friday Wear clothes backwards,miss match your wardrobe.
Tuesday, May 28th Color day Kindergarten - Red First grade - Blue Second grade - Green Third grade - Yellow Fourth grade - WhiteFifth grade - Field Day team colors
PS24 MIDDLE SCHOOL INFORMATIONAL FAIR
The PA is sponsoring an informational meeting to give parents an overview of the many middle school options, both public and private, on Thursday, May 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. in the cold lunchroom. Parents of students in all grades are invited.
While the great majority of PS24 students move on to our zoned middle school, RKA, some families explore other options, a process that can be time-consuming and overwhelming. This meeting is an opportunity for parents to share their knowledge and experience, and to meet with representatives of many of the middle schools.
We expect to have on hand staff members, parents or informational materials from many schools, including:
City public schools: RKA PS141, Institute for Collaborative Education (ICE), Pace/Spectrum MS118, Tapco PS225 (Theater Arts Production Company School) and Center School
Private Schools: Fieldston, Horace Mann, Riverdale Country (with information on financial aid procedures)
Religious Schools: St. Gabriel's, Kinneret, Solomon Schechter
Suburban public Schools: Irvington
After an overview of the options presented by PA members, and short remarks by representatives of the schools, we will have tables set up for each school so parents can informally ask questions and get information.
If you have a middle school student in one of these schools, or have information or experience that you think would be helpful to share, and would be willing be sit at the table for the school to chat with other parents, please contact either Sue Mermelstein (email@example.com) or Farrah Rubin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Refreshments will be served, and child care will be available.
Congratulations to our 5th Grade Earth Day Design contest winners!
Please see these designs featured on these lunchbags and flying discs.
They will be available for purchase at our all-day Earth Day event this Wednesday for $5.00 each.
Riverdale Children's Theatre Fundraiser
Use code PS24PA online or at the door and $3 from each ticket will be donated to the PS 24 Parents Association
Into The Woods
Sunday May 12th - 1pm and 5pm
Monday May 13th - 7pm
Sunday May 19th - 1pm and 5pm
Monday May 20th - 7pm
Shrek Jr. The Musical
Thursday May 30th - 7pm
Sunday June 2nd - 1pm and 5pm
Thursday June 6th - 7pm
Sunday June 9th - 1pm and 5pm
Please see attached flyer:
Getting Ready For Kindergarten....
Getting Ready K.pdf
A Workshop for Parents & Families
Each Borough will hold workshops for incoming Kindergarten families.
The workshop for the Bronx will be on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 pm - 8:00pm, at P.S. 49 383 East 139th Street.
For more information please click on flyer below.
There is still time to order a 2012-2013 PS 24 Yearbook!
The PS 24 yearbook is a special publication for each child as a wonderful memory of the years' events. Written and designed by PS 24 parents, teachers and children, this memorable book includes class pages of ALL grades, boosters and ads. It is again in FULL COLOR this year!
The yearbook is available for purchase at $15 per book.
You will receive your yearbook during the last week of school.
Please click on the link below to download a printable version of the order form.
NYC Department of Education General Repsonse Protocol Powerpoint. Click on Attachment.
General Response Protocol Powerpoint Revised.ppt
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.
AFTER SCHOOL Y ENRICHMENT
Spring Enrichment Flyer 2013.pdf
Spring 2013 SCHEDULE
click here ...
Riverdale Y Registration Form See Attachment
YCare Enrichment Reg Form.pdf
Dear P.S. 24 Families,
Please join our Fifth Grade Graduating Class of 2013 continue the tradition of giving....
We are inviting every student at P.S. 24 to participate in our Read-a-thon for The West School and Read to Feed for Heifer International. For more information and instructions on how to participate click below. (Student Reading Logs and Student Pledge Sheets are included in attachment.
I hope all the parents who attended the special event with our guest speaker Dr. Yoni Schwab Ph.D enjoyed the evening. I hope everyone found the topic: "Discipline without Yelling: How to set limits so that your children learn responsibility " valuable. For those who where unable to attend, I have attached the handouts given at the seminar. I would like to thank The Parents Association for funding the event and our Parent Member of our School Based Support Team, Robin Blair for her recommendation and help!
Handout at "Discipline Without Yelling"
Discipline Without Yelling.pdf
Suggested Reading and Resources For Parents
Dr. Yoni Sshwab, Ph.D..pdf
Compiled by Yoni Schwab, Ph.D
5th Grade Parents,
Please check the 5th Grade News tab on the menu. There is information about a Yearbook Cover contest and a request of photos of your child through the years. There will be information regarding all the upcoming fun events for our 5th grade.
Spring Enrichment Flyer 2013.pdf
After School Spring Enrichment Classes at PS 24 begin Monday, April 8th - June 21st- see flyer and application attached for classes and registration info. Classes are offered and organized through the Riverdale Y.
Parents please click on the link to read all about the New Special Education Reforms.
A Note from Dr. Connelly,
Scaffolding has been placed around our entire school building. This scaffolding is required for protection during a construction project that will begin shortly. The roof on our main building will receive repairs. The parapets are being redone along with other minor repairs. This project is expected to last up to a year. All repairs will be done after school hours and on weekends. No work will be done with children in the building. Arrival and dismissal shall remain the same for all students.
Make a Difference. Become a Parent IEP Team Member!
IEP parent member.docx
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.
Testing Schedule for 2012/2013
Fifth Grade Parents!
Below You will find attachments with the following information:
- Flyer for the Middle School Fairs
for district 9 & 10
- Calendar for important dates regarding
the Middle School Process
- Guide to the Middle School Process
This information can also be found on the menu tab "5th Grade News"
Middle School Calendar 2012.pdf
Middle School guidelines.doc
Our 2012/2013 Parent Handbook is now available on the website. Just click on the attachment below or click on Notes Home on the menu.
We are Happy To Announce 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).
Parent Member SBST.doc
Her role is to assist families through the evaluation and placement process.
For further information about how Ms. Blair can help parents and for her contact information please click on attachment below.
The Parents Association is proud to announce fundraising partnerships with Target and Stop & Shop, click below for more information: