Spirit Wear 2019!!!

Thanks to our Parents Association, we have some great new items of Spirit Wear available this year!

Spirit Wear 1: Spirit Wear 2019 Page 1-2nhjalo

Spirit Wear 2: Spirit Wear 2019 Page 2-266h1ao

The deadline is MAY 10, 2019.  Fill out this form (Spirit Wear Flyer 2019-u4yo90 Spirit Wear Flyer 2019-1rb7d6r), and return it in a sealed envelope, labeled Spirit Wear, to the Main Office by Friday, May 10th.  Payment needs to be included (cash, or checks made out to PA of PS196).

Join us in showing your school pride!


Saturday Academy Answer Keys

Here are the answer keys for the Saturday Academy math workbooks:

3rd Grade Teacher’s Guide MATH Part 1 – Copy-r9rzjv

3rd Grade Teacher’s Guide MATH Part 2 – Copy-1ld6v4y

3rd Grade Teacher’s Guild MATH Part 3 – Copy-18q94nx


4th Grade Teacher’s Guide MATH Part 1 – Copy-1m7vdgo

4th Grade Teacher’s Guide MATH Part 2 – Copy-qf0okw

4th Grade Teacher’s Guide MATH Part 3-1pq55nx


5th Grade Teacher’s Guide MATH Part 1-2addcll

5th Grade Teacher’s Guide MATH Part 2-1d85qtg

5th Grade Teacher’s Guide MATH Part 3-1j36dvu

5th Grade Teacher’s Guide MATH Part 4-2er3u9e


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.


School CLOSED Monday, March 4th

The Mayor announced a short time ago that all New York City public schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, March 4th, due to the coming snow storm. We anticipate that schools will be open on Tuesday.  You can keep up with the latest information by going to the DOE website: schools.nyc.gov.  Or follow @NYCSchools on Twitter.


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.