School Announcements


PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER

On Thursday and Friday May 5th and 6th, Spring officially arrived at P.S. 24. Our halls were filled with the wonderful fragrances of flowers and herbs. It was our annual Parents Association Mother’s Day Plant Sale.  It was a fundraising success and I am sure there were many happy recipients of these lovely plants from the students. 


On May 12th, “Parent Night Sustainability”, we welcomed more than 500 parents to celebrate, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
Parents and other family members had the opportunity to explore our school building and examine the many different student projects. Projects reflected student work in the following areas: science, technology, engineering, art, math, reading, and writing. Students created models of our community, robots, bridges, an actual working carnival, and solar windmills with recycled materials. Their dioramas’ of endangered species and many more amazing projects and research papers.
Towards the end of the evening our many guests were serenaded by our 5th Grade Glee Club lead by Joan Schwartz and our 5th Grade Concert Band led by Mary Ellen Shepley.
We heard such musical numbers as …. “America for Me”, “The Best Day of My Life”, “Happy” and Let’s Go Band”.

                to read more of the Principal's Newsletter click on link below.... NEWSLETTER.docx


PARENTS!
YOU ARE INVITED TO HEAR
DR. YONI SCHWAB, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Speak on the topic..
"CHILDREN'S ANXIETY"
Strategies for Parents
June 6th, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
P.S. 24
Coffee and Babysitting will be available.



SPRINGFEST!
Wednesday, June 8th
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For more information about advanced tickets and more information please click on link....
Springfest.pdf


FREE SUMMER PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS!

The Riverdale Community Center (RCC) will be hosting its annual free 4-week summer program for RKA 141 middle school students - (students entering 6th grade through students exiting 8th grade) - Monday-Thursday (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) beginning July 5, 2016 and ending July 28, 2016.  They offer academic enrichment, cultural and recreation activities; breakfast and lunch; and weekly field trips. 

 

Please note that spots are limited and filling very quickly! Registration will continue on a first come first served basis until all spots are filled. All parents planning on enrolling their children in the program should submit their applications as soon as possible. Enrollment packets and Memo to Parents are available on our website

www.riverdalecommunitycenter.org .   



Bronx Parent Conference On Special Education
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
9AM-12:30PM
Hostos Community College
120E. 149th Street
Bronx, NY
For more information please click on link below:
Bronx Special Education Parent Conference.pdf




IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
ORDER YOUR 2016 PS 24 YEARBOOK!
For More Information about ordering a yearbook, placing Boosters (special messages to your child and teacher) & Ads (Create your own graphics and personalized message for your child....
click on link below for info and form..YearBook 2016.pdf

Regarding Requests for Placement for the 2016/2017 School Year

It is our school policy to assign classes for students based on the articulation cards completed by the current year teacher and the organization of next year’s classes.

Classes are designed to be heterogeneous, diverse and inclusive. The needs of all children are taken into consideration when creating a positive and productive learning environment for all.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!


P.S. 24 Cell Phone & Electronic Device Policy
For important information regarding our school policy please click on link below:

CELL PHONE POLICY.docx


Parents,


Please join us for our Parent Support Group,  “Parents Helping Parents”


If you have a concern about any learning difference, emotional, physical, behavioral or any other  issue that you feel you would like support with please join our group.


We meet once a month. The future dates are as follows:  

Tuesday, March 29, Thursday, May 5th &  Thursday, June 2nd
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


This is an opportunity for parents to share and learn about experiences and resources. Come to the group and share ideas, best practices or just come and listen. We hope to have the opportunity to invite people of interest to participate in our conversations.


We hope to see you there.


Robin Blair
PA Special Ed Committee Chair

Florence Byrne
Parent Coordinator



FOR PARENTS THAT WHERE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE VERY INFORMATIVE WORKSHOP WITH DR. YONI SCHWAB, "PARENTING IN THE BALANCE"  CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR THE HANDOUT!

Dr. Yoni 2016.docx

The NYC Department of Education has a new way to access key information about your child’s progress in school. With a NYC Schools account, you will be able to view your child’s attendance, grades, and contact information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone, or tablet. You must be your child’s parent or legal guardian and live at the same address as he or she to create an account. If you have more than one child attending a NYC school, you can link them all to the same NYC Schools account.


If you have not signed up for your child’s account please see Florence Byrne the Parent Coordinator in Room #106. It only takes a few minutes.




Dear Parents,


I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new Safety Agent, Ms. Sanchez.  Ms. Sanchez will begin Thursday, February 4th.

I want to remind all visitors to our building that they are required to show photo I.D. to the safety agent upon entering all NYC public schools. This is according to the Chancellors Regulations.

Students should not arrive at school earlier than 7:35 am. Students that arrive at 7:35 am will be permitted to participate in the NYC universal breakfast program located in our cafeteria. There will not be staff available to supervise any students that arrive prior to 7:35 am.

I would like to thank everyone in advance for their cooperation regarding the safety of our school community.

Sincerely,

Andrea Feldman
Principal I.A.


Our Parent IEP Team Member Robin Blair will be graduating from our school in June, A Parent Member is an important part of the team and helps parents advocate for their children.

We would like to take a moment and thank Ms. Blair for her years of service at P.S. 24.

We are currently seeking a parent to take her place.

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.

Parent IEP Member.docx
Families with children who where born in 2011 will be eligible to apply to Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year. Families should apply to kindergarten online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center. The Application period will begin on December 7th and end on January 15th. 

Click on link for more information:

Kindergarten Registration


Parents,

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

                                                                     ANNOUNCEMENT

     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.


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


Parents,

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

http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/GiftedandTalented/default.htm


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.

 


Parents Please click on Link Below to access 2015/2016 Parent Handbook
ParentHandbook2015-2016.doc


STUDENT INTERVENTION AND DISCIPLINE CODE 2015

http://schools.nyc.gov/RulesPolicies/DisciplineCode/default.htm

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
Principal

 


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

**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
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
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.

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, June 1
Roth Geology Walk
Thursday, June 2
1st Grade Trip to Bronx River Alliance
Coffey 3-240, Levy 3-238 Trip to Van Cortlandt Park Rangers
Parents Helping Parents Meeting
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday, June 3
Gilheany K-116, Lunney K-103 Trip to Wave Hill
Rossi/Porter 3-236, Gibbons/Ulrich
Trip to Van Cortlandt Park
Rossi/Porter 3-236, Gibbons/Ulrich
Trip to Van Cortlandt Park
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Monday, June 6
NYS 4th Grade Science Test
Parent Meeting
Dr. Yoni Schwab
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 7
5th Grade Trip to The Castle
Kindergarten Frolics
K-114
K-116
K-101
K-135
9:00 AM
Marley/Feeny 4-242 Trip to Orchard Beach Urban Park Rangers
Walmsley 3-231 Trip to Botanical Gardens
Wednesday, June 8
Kindergarten Frolics
K-117
K-102
K-103
K-134
9:00 AM
SPRINGFEST!
Thursday, June 9
Chancellars Conference Day
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ONLY!
Friday, June 10
Amster 4-234 Trip to Museum of NY
Rossi/Porter 3-236, Gibbons/Ulrich Trip to Botanical Gardens
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Wallace 3-233, Walmsley 3-231 Trip to Van Cortlandt
Young 4-239 Trip to Southstreet Seaport
Monday, June 13
Sabagol 4-215 Trip to Van Cortlandt House
End of Year Celebration!
Tuesday, June 14
JUNE CLERICAL DAY

NO SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY

Wednesday, June 15
Kim/Hage 2-237
Class Celebration
Reader's Theatre
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Marley/Feeny 4-242 Trip to Van Cortlandt House
Open Safety Committee Meeting
1:30 pm
School Leadership Meeting
2:30
Thursday, June 16
4th Grade Middle School Fair!
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Amser 4-234, LaMonica 4-212
Trip to Van Cortlandt House
Friday, June 17
Kindergarten Orientation
9:00 am
Rossi/Porter Family Friday
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Young 4-239
Picnic in the Park
Tuesday, June 21
1st Grade Field Day!
LaMonica 4-212, Sabogal 4-215
Trip to Philipsburg Manor
Wednesday, June 22
1st Grade Field Day! Raindate
Marley/Feeny 4-242 Trip to Philipsburg Manor
Parent Tour

9:00 AM

Thursday, June 23
5TH GRADE GRADUATION!
Friday, June 24
SPIRIT DAY!
Everyone Wear Your School Spirit Wear!
Tuesday, June 28
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!!!
HOORAY!
1/2 Day
Dismissal 11:20 am