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FIRST DAY Here We Come!! :)

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!  Here are some important announcements:

  • Please see this document (Dismissal Exits 2017-2018-27ufdpc) for dismissal exits.
  • If you are bringing supplies, please make sure that the BAGS and SUPPLIES are labeled with your child’s full name and 3-digit class code.
  • Please make sure that all children in grades 1-5 know their class number.  You can quiz them on your way to school. 🙂
  • The building will open at 8:20 a.m. for indoor line-up and breakfast (for grades 1-5).  Please DO NOT drop off your children (or supplies) earlier than that, unless you paid for our early morning program through Maria Romero.
  • KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS: Tomorrow is a half day for kindergarten (9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.).  Please try to come as close to 9:15 a.m. as possible.  Kindergarten students and their parents will ENTER THROUGH THE CUL-DE-SAC on 72nd AVENUE (on THURSDAY ONLY).  You will be led by staff to our front playground area, where you will line up by class number (011, 012, etc.).
  • 1st AND 2nd GRADE STUDENTS: Students in these grades will enter through our main entrance—by the lighted PS196 sign.  Staff will be there to help guide students to their rooms and to bring in any supplies.
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th GRADE STUDENTS: For Thursday ONLY, all upper grade students should enter through our OLD MAIN entrance—near where the cars are parked.  Staff will be there to help guide students to their rooms and to bring in any supplies.
  • PRE-K STUDENTS: You were emailed directions from Ms. Koatz. Please let her know if you did not receive the email (cjarrat@schools.nyc.gov).

Also, please see the following announcements from our After School Program Director, Maria Romero.  Remember, you must sign up for this service—www.afterschoolps196.com.  Any questions about these items should be directed to Maria at afterschoolps196@gmail.com.

  • New Parents: Afterschool Program Meeting Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 7th, 1:30 pm in the auditorium.
  •  First Day of Afterschool Program for Kindergarten is on Monday, Sept. 11th.  Please send a note to your child’s teacher to let them know that they will be going to after school, if you have signed up for this program.
  •  First Day of Afterschool Program for Grades 1 -5 is on Thursday, Sept. 7th.  Please send a note to your child’s teacher to let them know that they are going to after school, if you have signed up for this program.

 

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School Pak for 2017-18 School Supplies

The PS 196 Parents Association is working with School Pak to give families the opportunity to purchase their children’s school supplies for the  September 2017 – June 2018 school year.

If you are interested, below is the link for parents to use to order their supplies, there a list for boys and a list and girls for each grade.

https://www.schoolpak.com/catalog/grand-central-parkway

The deadline to order is July 12th.  The supplies will be delivered to your home.

It is a great way to get the supplies your children need for September 2017, simple and easy.

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Visiting Author Adam Gidwitz Wins Newbery Award!

Adam Gidwitz, author extraordinaire, has established quite a fan base here at PS 196Q since his visit with fifth graders on December 5th, 2016.  Thus, it isn’t any wonder how quickly word spread of his most recent achievement.  On January 23rd, 2017, Adam Gidwitz received one of the highest awards in children’s literature in the U.S  — a Newbery Honor!  Mr. Gidwitz received this honor for his fifth book, The Inquisitor’s Tale.

Fascination with Mr. Gidwitz and his books all began with Gidwitz’s captivating, and dare I say, gory, presentations of his retellings of the original Grimm Brothers stories.    Since his visit, “Gidwitz” and “Grimm” seem to have become household names at PS 196Q as copies of Mr. Gidwitz’s books continue to fly off library and classroom shelves!


Congratulations Adam Gidwitz!