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  • State Review

    P.S. 255 Has Been Selected  to Participate in
    a State Review for Special Education
    February 2, 2016
    Dear Parents/Guardians:
    The New York State Education Department: Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in P.S. 255 during the 2015-2016 school year.  The purpose of this review is to assess the district’s compliance with selected Federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.

    The review will be conducted by the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office.  The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and surveys.  In addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed.  Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office at 718-722-4544 and/or by contacting P.S. 255 at 718-376-8494 ext. 1.

    Sincerely,
    Kelly McCann
    Principal

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  • School Survey

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    THE SURVEY HELPS SCHOOL LEADERS UNDERSTAND WHAT KEY MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY SAY ABOUT THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT EACH SCHOOL. THE INFORMATION CAPTURED BY THE SURVEY IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT A DIALOGUE AMONG ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY ABOUT HOW TO MAKE THE SCHOOL A BETTER PLACE TO LEARN.

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Monthly Message From Our Principal, Mrs. McCann

Monthly Message From Our Principal, 

Mrs. McCann

May 2017
 
 

Dear Parents:

It is hard to believe how fast the year is going.  I am pleased to say May is a very exciting and busy month for all of us at P.S. 255. The flowers are in bloom and so are our students.  

 The children in Grades 3,4 & 5 have taken their State ELA test already. The State Math Tests are being given on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  NYSESLAT Testing began on April 10th and will continue until May 19th for all of our ELL students. 

 Thank you for enrolling your children in the numerous programs offered before and after school hours.  Morning programs included Academic Intervention Services for select students, and NYSESLAT Test Preparation.  After school programs included ELA and Math Test preparation for grades 3 – 5.

 Our after-school, “Fun Stuff” is about to begin for the students in grades 1-5.  Programs such as art, cup stacking, dance, sports and basketball were offered to your children.    

 Our “Fun Stuff” after-school program will be offered as follows:

Grades 1,2                    Grade 5                       Grade 4                            

Wednesdays              Thursdays                   Wednesdays             

5/3                                  5/4                                 5/31                            

5/10                                5/11                               6/7                                 

5/24                               5/18                                6/14           

Grade 3

Thursday, 6/1

Wednesday, 6/21

Thursday, 6/22

 If your child will be attending this program, please be sure to pick up your child promptly at 4:45pm.

On Tuesday, May 9th, we will have our first morning session for our Science Test Preparation Program. 

I would like to thank our families for having your children in the building by 7:00am.

 I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to our City Council Member, Chaim Deutsch, from District 48. The Councilman provided funding for our first grade students to receive an in-school visit from the New York Aquarium before the break, in addition to a paid class trip to the Aquarium. The students had a wonderful time and their smiles said it all!

 The Pajama Party for our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students was a huge success. Our students enjoyed the camping theme and had a blast. I would like to thank all of our families that were able to join us on April 27th.

 Our Fifth Grade Annual School Plant Sale will be from May 9th - 12th. The proceeds of the sale will go towards maintaining our school garden. The plant sale allows children to learn a lot about plants as well as things that are necessary to run a small business. The sale is just before Mother’s Day, so it is an ideal way to buy mother a gift and help support our school at the same time. 

 On: Tuesday, May 23rd  (Grade 2); Wednesday, May 24th  (Grade 4); Thursday, May 25th (Grade 3); Tuesday, May 30th  (Grade 5) will be having their Annual Field Day.  It will be held at Kings Bay Field.  Our students look forward to this all year long.  I’m sure everyone will have a wonderful time.

 Our annual “Spring Concert” will be on Thursday evening, May 25th. Please make sure to send in the tear-off for your tickets for our “Spring Concert”, well in advance. Tickets go very fast and are on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, due to the 440 seating capacity in our auditorium, we fill up the auditorium very quickly. Tickets will not be given at the door and children under the age of four will not be permitted to attend.  Two tickets, per family are the maximum number that can be requested.

 The Science Performance test, for Fourth graders, will be from May 25th – 30th.  On Monday, June 5th, our Fourth graders will be taking their NYS written Science test.  They have been very well prepared by their teachers for these assessments and we expect they will all be very successful, as they have been in the past. 

 As June quickly approaches, I wanted to remind you of the following important dates:

June 7th:   5th Grade Awards Assembly at 5:30pm

June 8th:   Chancellor’s Day – No students are in session

June 12th:  Clerical Day – No School

June 14th:  K/1 Field Day at P.S. 255

June 14th:  5th Grade Trip to Funplex

June 15th:  Carnival for Students

June 20th:  5th Grade Prom

June 21st:  PreK Step Up

June 22nd:  Grade 5 Graduation

June 23rd:  Kindergarten Step Up

June 28th:  Last Day of School – Dismissal at 11:30am

 Have I exhausted you yet with all of our highlights for the months of May and June?  I sure hope not!  I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at our many activities.

 Very truly yours,

Kelly McCann

Principal

Back to School Basics

Back to School Basics     

 

For New York City students and their families, this page is a one-stop, back-to-school shop with important information to get ready for the first day of school and a fantastic school year. You can also download a copy of the Achieve NYC Back to School Basics PDF to read and share.

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District 22 Website

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2017 - 2018 School Year Calendar

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

View the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year, including key dates and parent-teacher conference dates.
 
View the 2017-2018 school calendar with disclosures and legal notices.

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Physical exam requirement!

Calling all Parents! Did you know every child must a completed physical exam to stay in school?  Just like immunizations, a check-up is REQUIRED  and a copy of the form must go to the school nurse's office. If your child is missing this requirement, please make an appointment with your child's doctor and take care of this immediately. Thank you for your cooperation. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Construction Kids Class: 1-201, 203 & 121

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  • Kings Bay Field

    5th Grade Field Day

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  • Grade 4 Performance Science Test

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  • Grade 4 "Fun Stuff" After School

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  • Grade 2 - Puppetry in Practice

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Achieve NYC

Achieve NYC

Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools, has the most current information regarding the City’s public schools.  The guide contains: important dates, details about enrolling in City schools, who to speak to in schools when you have concerns, grade-specific learning expectations, transportation options for students, and how to obtain financial aid for college.


Special Education Post-Review Announcement

Post-Review Announcement

 

The New York State Education Department: Office of Special Education completed a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review P.S. 255 during the 2015-2016 school year. This review examined the district's compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.

 

The review was conducted by the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office. The review process involved a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations, interviews of parents and staff surveys. Meetings of the committee on special education were also observed.

 

A copy of the report may be reviewed from the Superintendent's office, located at 5619 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234.

ANNUAL NOTIFICATION ABOUT CONSENT TO RELEASE INFORMATION FOR MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Our schools can receive additional funding for some of the services that are provided to students, like your child, who have individualized education plans (IEPs). In order for our schools to receive this funding, you previously signed a consent to (1) access and provide to the state and federal Medicaid programs personally identifiable information from your child’s special education records about the special education evaluations, programs and services that are provided to your child and (2) access your child’s Medicaid benefits to pay for these services. This letter of annual notification is to remind you that by previously signing this consent, you understood and agreed that the New York City Department of Education may access your child’s public benefits or insurance to pay for special education services provided to or on behalf of your child. Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that our schools receive as much funding as possible for the critical supports that are provided to our students. Sincerely, Carmen Fariña Chancellor ---

What information about my child will be provided to state and federal Medicaid programs? The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) will provide information about the special education evaluations and services provided to your child. This information may include the IEP, progress notes, attendance records, evaluations and other records and information about evaluations and services provided to your child. Is there any cost to me or to my family? There is no cost to you or your family. You will not be required to incur any expenses, premiums, costs or copayments for the provision of these services. The services that are provided to your child in and outside of school will not be affected in any way. If your family receives Medicaid benefits, your coverage will not be canceled, the lifetime coverage in place will not decrease and services that your family receives will not be affected in any way by the accessing of Medicaid benefits. You will not be required to sign up for or enroll in Medicaid for your child to receive the services on his/her IEP. You will not risk the loss of eligibility for home and community based waivers, if any, that are based on your total health-related expenditures. Can I change my mind about allowing the NYC DOE to access my child’s information and submit claims to the Medicaid program and revoke my consent? Yes - you may change your mind about this consent at any time. To change your decision, contact your child’s school and request to complete a new Medicaid consent form. The NYC DOE must still provide special education and services to your child at no cost to you even if you withdraw your consent at a later date.

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Rezoning of District 22

Community District Education Council-22 would like to share the attached updated rezoning presentation with the Community. The Office of District Planning has also made it available on their website.

 

Here is the link: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/28FEC0C1-A79F-44C7-9685-728DFE1EC109/0/D22_Rezoning_Official_Presentation_vfinal.pdf

Dear Families:

I am delighted to inform you that our school has been selected to participate in the School Mental Health Consultant Program and will receive services starting this academic year. The School Mental Health Consultant Program (SMHCP) is part of ThriveNYC, the City’s strategic plan to improve and promote the mental health of its residents and facilitated by the DOE Office of School Health.  Schools are the most common point of entry for children seeking help for mental health concerns and the adults on our staff are the most reliable sources of referrals for our students.  School staff members have a perfect vantage point to observe students, notice change over time, spot concerns, and work closely with our School Mental Health Consultant to link students to supports. Building capacity in the school building for early identification of mental health issues through training, consultation, and support will increase our student’s mental health and academic success.

The School Mental Health Consultant will support our school by:

  • Promoting mental health and informing our school community about the program.
  • Identifying our school’s internal resources, gaps and creating School Mental Health Plans to connect schools with community based providers and other resources.
  • Provide training and consultation to our staff in order to raise their awareness about mental health and help them to address mental health concerns of students. 

We want to create a culture where good mental health is an essential part of the academic environment! If you have any questions please contact me or visit the website at ThriveNYC. Thank you for helping make this program a great success! 

We set a record for the most kids doing the "cha cha slide" at once!

Check out our amazing "stop-motion animation" with Puppetry in Practice!

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