School Announcements

5th Grade Parents Do Not Forget To Check The 5th Grade News
Menu Tab for Information About All The Exciting Up Coming Events For our Graduating Class!


The Spring Y Enrichment Classes Are Here!
Please click on Link Below for the schedule and the registration form!

Y 2015 Spring.pdf

Riverdale Y Registration Form!

RY!C @ PS 24 Class Reg Form.pdf

Dear Parents and Staff:

We submitted a $70,000 technology upgrade request for much needed laptops for PS 24 and we are thrilled to announce it is one of the projects on the Participatory Budgeting ballot.  The community will have the opportunity to vote the week of Saturday, April 11th through Sunday, April 19th.  That week we will have expos and voting sites set up on various days at different locations and anyone 16 years old and over who lives in the district can vote. 

 The expos will have  displays of all of the projects and volunteers there to discuss the projects with the community.  People will have the opportunity to vote once they review all of the projects.  At the alternative voting locations, those exclusive of the expos, a binder describing all of the projects will be available for voters to review before casting their ballot.  A voter can vote for up to 5 projects on the ballot and the 5 projects that receive the most votes will receive funding. 

Please see the attachment below for other expos and voting locations in your neighborhood. Andrew Cohen's District Office (277 West 231st Street) is also a voting location and we will be open for voting Monday, April 13th - Friday, April 17th from 10:00am-5:00pm.  We are strongly encouraging people to attend the expos.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH -VOTING WILL BE AT THE SPUYTEN DUYVIL LIBRARY, 650 WEST 235TH STREET 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.


Please let us know if you need more information or if you have any questions.

Farrah Rubin: mrfnrubin@optimum.net

Tracy Shelton:  tracyshelton@optonline.net

PS 24 PA Presidents

Voting Schedule Laptops.docx
Flyer for North Riverdale Residents
North Riverdale PB GOTV Flyer.pdf
Flyer for Van Cortlandt Area Residents
Van Cortlandt Village PB GOTV Flyer.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

 


All Students,

The School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center will be holding FREE AUDITIONS for 6 to 10 year olds.
Auditions for the Bronx will be on Sunday, April 19th. 3:30 pm (ages 6 & 7), 4:30 pm (ages 8  - 10). Bronx Dance Theatre 585 E. 187th Street. 2nd Fl. Visit www.SAB.org for more information.


Order Your 2015 PS 24 Yearbook

March 2015

Dear Parents and Students:

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.

This year our yearbook will again be in FULL COLOR! The yearbook is available for purchase at $15 per book. This cost, however, will be waived if you purchase a booster or ad (please see below). Please place your order now and you will receive your yearbook during the last week of school.

Orders must be placed by the deadline noted to guarantee a book. Order forms and money need to be received by Monday, March 30th

5th GRADE FAMILIES: Each 5th grade student will automatically receive ONE COMPLIMENTARY copy of the yearbook. However, boosters, ads and additional books for siblings must be purchased separately.

For more information about ordering a yearbook and purchasing boosters please click on link below. Also included is an ordering form.

Yearbook & Boosters 2015.docx


THE WINNING RAFFLE TICKET #'S
FROM THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR ARE.......

#104830 & #104835

Please pick up your baskets in Ms. Byrne's office 
room #106
CONGRATULATIONS!



If you were unable to make to the Book Fair yesterday there is still time to shop at our Online Book Fair.  Many Teachers have posted their Classroom Wish List so you also have an opportunity to buy and donate books to your child's classroom library.

Our Book Fair can be found at the following address:

http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ps024spuytenduyvilschool

 


The online book fair will be open until March 31

All purchases benefit our children!!

Thank you for your support
Laura Frohlich and Laura Moukas
Co-Chairs

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.

 


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

http://www.eteamz.com/southriverdale



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 Response 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, April 27
C DAY
Tuesday, April 28
D DAY
LAPS for LEARNING!
Wednesday, April 29
E DAY
LAPS for LEARNING!
Parents Association General Meeting
7:00 pm
School Leadership Meeting
2:30 pm

Thursday, April 30
F DAY
LAPS for LEARNING RAINDATE!
Friday, May 1
A DAY
Ms. Wenderoff 2-237 & Ms. Cohen 2-134
To Paley Center for Media
Ms. Young 4-239
Trip to Wave Hill
Monday, May 4
B DAY
Tuesday, May 5
C DAY
Ms. Amster 1-140, Ms. Selvaggi 1-142 & Ms. Roth 1-137
Trip to Fire Museum
Wednesday, May 6
D DAY
Mr. Dembowski
Trip to Van Cortlandt
School Tour
9:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 7
E DAY
Ms. Zauberman 4-240 & Mr. Manny
Trip Mulberry Street Walking Tour
Friday, May 8
F DAY
Ms. Kehayas Ms. Ruprich 1-131, Ms. Kim 1-133 & Ms. Jakubik 1-138
Trip to Fire Museum
Ms. Wallace 3-233 & Ms. Wissner Ms. Rosa 2-139
Trip to Lehman College to see Cinderella
Monday, May 11
A DAY
Tuesday, May 12
B DAY
Ms. Amster 1-140 & Ms. Jakubik 1-138
Trip to Botanical Gardens
Wednesday, May 13
C DAY
PARENT CURRICULM NIGHT!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 14
D DAY
Mr. Dembowski 4-212
Walking Tour Mulberry Street
Ms. Golkowski K-116
Trip to 92 Street Y
Ms. Kehayas, Ms. Ruprich 1-131
Trip to Botanical Gardens
Ms. Rossi 3-236 & Ms. Walmsley 3-231
Trip to Wave Hill
Friday, May 15
E DAY
Ms. Sinistovic K-102 & Ms. Lunney K-103
Walk for the Senses Wave Hill
Monday, May 18
F DAY
Tuesday, May 19
A DAY
Ms. Wenderoff, Ms. Maher , Ms. Bonanno , Ms. Gibbons & Ms. Urlich, & Ms. Hage
Trip to Bronx Zoo
Wednesday, May 20
B DAY
Mr. Tebrake 3-238
Trip to Wave Hill
Parents Association General Meeting
7:00 pm
School Leadership Meeting
2:30 pm

Thursday, May 21
C DAY
Ms. Zauberman 4-240, Ms. Marley 4-242
Trip to Philipsburg Mansion
Friday, May 22
D DAY
Mr. Dembowski 4-212
Kingsbridge Walk
Ms. Rossi, Ms. Porter 3-236 & Ms. Moore 3-201
Trip to Botanical Gardens
Ms. Rossi/Ms. Porter
Family Friday!
8:05 am
Tuesday, May 26
E DAY
Wednesday, May 27
F DAY
Ms. Wallace 3-233 & Ms. Vedovino, Ms. Halata 3-235
Trip to Wave Hill

Today, 4/26/2015
High: 61 Low: 41
Mostly clear
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/27/2015
High: 61 Low: 41
Mostly cloudy
15% chance of precipitation.