Weekly Newsletter

Important Dates

TONIGHT!! September 20 - Parents v Students Kickball Game, 6pm

September 23 - PTA Meeting, 6:30pm in the MMR

September 24 - SLT meeting, 4pm

September 27 - 1st Grade Author Visit

Sept 30 & Oct 1 - School Closed

October 4 - Movie Night, 6pm

October 9 - School Closed

October 10 - Picture Day

October 11 - Family Friday, 8:35am - 9:15am (meet us in the MMR)

October 14 - School Closed

October 16 - PTA Exec Meeting, 6:30pm

October 19 - Boo Bash, 4:00 - 8:00pm

General Reminders

  • Do not park around the school in teacher parking. Please make room for your teachers to park so they can come into the school building on time.

  • No Double Parking! It is illegal and dangerous, even for a few seconds. If you are driving, please consider parking a block or so away and walking to drop off and/or pick up your child(ren).

  • Dismissal is the same rain or shine. Please keep the doorways clear and pick up your children only when they get to their line spots.

Morning Volunteers!

The School Yard is Closed to parents starting at 7:40am. We need volunteers! You can sign up to help here: Morning Volunteers


Diversity Potluck & Parents vs. Kids Kickball Game

TONIGHT!! Friday, Sept 20 6:00 - 8:00PM

Please sign up to bring a dish or help run the potluck. And come watch the game!

First PTA General Meeting of the Year

Monday, Sept 23 6:30 - 8:00PM

Please join us for our first PTA General meeting of the year. We will cover:

  • PTA plans for the year

  • budget review

  • election

The election will round out our Executive Committee that serves our PTA.

  • We need to elect FOUR Member-at-Large positionsfor our Executive Committee. These positions are held open specifically for new parents at our school. They are a great way to learn about everything the PTA does to support our school and students.

  • We will also elect members to our open positions of Technology Chair, Community Events Chair, and Auction Chair. We are happy to have candidates for each of those roles, but we encourage all interested parties to run for any position available. You can nominate yourself or a friend from the floor!

  • There will also be many committees you can sign up for to contribute in that way. We want to have everyone included in any way they feel comfortable, and we can never have enough volunteers! If you have an idea for your involvement that you don't see here, email us!


There will be brief updates from Principal Foreman, our Parent Coordinator, Debby Wattenbarger, Executive Committee members, and we will end the evening with a short talk from our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Committee Chair, Jane Bliss Birk, on the topic of Social Emotional Learning - Emotional Intelligence.

The meeting starts in the MMR at 6:30pm and Jane's talk will begin around 7:15pm.


For a suggested donation of $5 per child to cover costs, there will be babysitting for school-aged children. Children will be given pizza and supervised by Ms. Guzzi in the cafeteria, or if weather permits, in the schoolyard. If your child prefers to stay with you, that is absolutely fine also.

Hope to see you there!

Around the Community

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting NYC (PBNYC) Cycle 9 is in its ideas phase! To learn more about Participatory Budgeting and submit ideas, we encourage community members to attend a Neighborhood Assembly (listed below). I hope to see you and the school community at one of our idea collection events.

Let us know you’re attending by clicking Going on the Facebook event page, which also includes information about other D39 sites Council Member Brad Lander and I will pop-up to collect ideas.

Neighborhood Assemblies

Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

PS 230, 1 Albemarle Road

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue

If you are unable to attend, submit your school’s ideas online, in our Participatory Budgeting website: https://pbnyc39.com/idea-collection/