2019-2020 Student Registration

If you have moved to our area and would like to register, please call 718-263-9770, ext. 0–during the week of August 26, 2019–to set up an appointment for registration.

This is what you will need: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_english (English)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_chinese_translation (Chinese)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_russian_translation (Russian)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_korean_translation (Korean)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_arabic_translation (Arabic)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_spanish_translation (Spanish)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_bengali_translation (Bengali)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_urdu_translation (Urdu)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_french_translation (French)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist_haitian-creole_translation (Haitian-Creole)





2019-2020 Books of the Month

This year, we are continuing our Book-of-the-Month practice.  Throughout the school year, every class will be reading a common book, so that we can have conversations across classes and grades.  The theme of our books for the 2019-2020 school year, will be aligned with one of our schoolwide goals—creating inclusive and equitable learning environments for all children.  Our message is simple: EVERYONE is welcome.

September 2019–All Are Welcome–Our first book this year is All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Penfold.  Our first book is All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Penfold.  Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcome. A school where children in patkas, hijabs, baseball caps and yarmulkes play side by side. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions. A school where diversity is a strength.  Warm and inspiring, All Are Welcome lets students know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, and they are welcome in their school.  Central Themes include: Being true to yourself; cultural diversity; appreciating differences; the value of friendship


Math-a-thon 2019!!!

How would you like to WIN ALL these PRIZES?

ONE LUCKY winner will get ALL of these great prizes in a family bag of fun! (A game of Slimeball Dodgetag, a basketball, 4 backpacks, t-shirts for the whole family, a water bottle and a to-go coffee mug.)

The last day for the Math-a-thon is Friday, March 22nd, and we hope YOU will participate.  If you don’t want to sign up online, you can send in money for the Math-a-thon in a sealed envelope to Ms. Koatz (Checks should be made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.)  Everyone who contributes (whether it’s a dollar or $1,000) will be entered to win all of these great prizes.  This is IN ADDITION to the prizes you can win from St. Jude’s for participating (see prizes here: Mathathon 2019 Prizes-qarq3v)

Although it is optional, we hope everyone will help the children of St. Jude’s.  Every penny we collect goes straight to help children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

We would like to participate. What should we do?

  • Register online at http://fundraising.stjude.org/ps196q2019
  • Ask family, friends and co-workers to contribute.
  • BY MARCH 22nd hand in your envelope to Ms. Koatz—You will write down how much you’ve donated online and include any cash or checks.
  • Note that any checks need to be made out to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Parents, ask your companies if they have matching funds for St. Jude’s!

What if we have more questions? Please email Ms. Koatz (cjarrat@schools.nyc.gov). She’s our Math-a-thon Coordinator.


2019 New York State Exams–Parent Workshop Materials

On December 13, 2018, Ms. Koatz, assistant principal, gave a workshop for upper-grade parents on the upcoming Math and ELA (English Language Arts) exams.   You can see a copy of her PowerPoint presentation here: ELA Math Parent Workshop December 2018-28i66ee The sample questions in the presentation are taken from the 2017 New York State exams (https://bit.ly/2yyWVN6).   To get a better idea of the structure of the tests and the difficulty of the questions, Ms. Koatz suggests looking at the released questions from previous years (https://www.engageny.org/3-8).

Third, fourth and fifth grade students will be taking these exams on:

April 2 & 3 for ELA

May 1 & 2 for Math

If you have questions about the exams, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Koatz (cjarrat@schools.nyc.gov or 718-263-9770, ext. 1240).

She will also be giving another workshop on the 2019 exams in February or March.