Applying to kindergarten is an exciting first step in your child’s elementary school journey. New York City students apply to kindergarten in the year they turn five. Between late November 2018 and January 14, 2019, apply to kindergarten by submitting a kindergarten application. You can apply to up to 12 kindergarten programs. Go to the DOE web site (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/kindergarten) for information.
We will be having TWO open houses for prospective kindergarten students—November 29th and December 18th, both at 9:15 a.m. We look forward to seeing you.
Congratulations to Ananya K., for being selected as one of the top 20 students in the nationwide Time for Kids Reporter Talent Search. Her article on mental health services in New York (AK TFK Submission-1r5o9ce) earned her the coveted spot, among hundreds of entries.
Her final submission (TIME FOR KIDS-wm5kie) was a moving profile of hometown hero Mary Six Rupert, who has helped people who cannot use their legs, find the joy in tap dancing with their hands.
Unfortunately, Ananya did not make it to the final 10 to become a TFK reporter for the year, but we think she proved beyond a doubt that she has impressive writing skills! Way to go, Ananya!
On Friday, February 9th, PS196Q took part in National No One Eats Alone Day! On this day we especially wanted children to feel included, valued and accepted by their peers. Students took part in fun partner activities during their lunch period, which helped initiate conversations with their peers that hopefully led to new friendships. The goal of National No One Eats Alone Day was to bring students closer together, spread kindness, positivity and hope!