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    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
  • Art Show at PS 207!

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    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
  • 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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    BETH ROCCO, YOUR PARENT COORDINATOR
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    YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

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    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School

Monthly Message From Our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Iris Nikas

Monthly Message From Our  Assistant Principal, 

Mrs. Nikas

June 2017
 
 

 

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe this is the last calendar letter for the 2016-2017 school year.  It has been a wonderful year in so many ways.  I would like to thank our students, parents and staff for making it so successful.

On Monday, June 5, 2017 our 4th grade students will be taking the written portion of the New York State Science Exam.

Our 2nd, 4th and 5th grade students had a blast at Field Day.  Our 3rd grade will be going to Kings Bay Field for their Field Day in the beginning of the month.  K & 1 will be having Field Day in our schoolyard on June 14th.

A special thank you to Councilman Chaim Deutsch for allotting Councilmatic funding to our school for the 2017-2018 school year.

As the warm weather is upon us, I ask that you encourage your children to bring in water to drink.  Students will be able to keep the water on their desks as long as it does not pose a distraction to your children.  All of our classrooms, except 2, have air conditioners.  We hope this will keep them cool.

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm, we will be conducting our 5th Grade Awards Assembly.  Letters were sent home telling you whether or not your child will be receiving an award.  Due to the size of the graduating class, we are only able to accommodate 2 tickets per 5th grade student.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to celebrate your child’s accomplishments while attending P.S. 255.

The students do not have school on Thursday, June 8, 2017, Monday, June 12, 2017 and Monday

June 26th.  Please remember to make arrangements for your child on that day if needed.

We are excited that we will once again be having a carnival for the students in the schoolyard on Thursday, June 15th.  We have games and prizes planned and it will be a nice opportunity to celebrate the hard work of our students throughout the year.  I would like to thank our Parent Association for helping to pay for some of the games we have planned, and for volunteering to manage some of our stations.

This month, we will be hosting a Relay for Life Dance-a-thon for the American Cancer Society.  On Friday, June 16th there will be a “Dance for Life” in our school yard.  All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

The 5th grade Prom will take place at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 20th.  It is being sponsored by our Parent Association.  Parents and students are invited to take pictures beginning at 5:30 pm.

Our Stepping Up ceremonies will be as follows: Pre-K on Wednesday, June 21st at 8:45 am; Kindergarten on Friday, June 23rd at 8:45 am; 5th Grade Final Assembly on Thursday, June 22nd at 8:45 am.

Please make sure you do not plan vacations during the month of June.  Attendance is extremely important and absences could affect your child’s performance in school.

The last day of school for students is Wednesday, June 28th and Report Cards will be distributed then. Dismissal is at 11:30 am.  Please make sure you are prompt picking up your child.

If you ordered your school supplies, they will be delivered to your child’s future class prior to the first day of school.  All kits will be labeled with your child’s name.

As of July 1st, we will be updating our school website.  I hope you will visit our website (www.ps255.org) and see some of the amazing changes and features available.

I would also like to take a moment to thank all of the teachers, paraprofessionals and staff members that work extremely hard on a daily basis to make P.S. 255 such an incredible school.  I also want to acknowledge the countless hours the teachers put in to planning and providing a more challenging curriculum for our students in all subject areas.  We saw the difference in the classrooms and we hope you were able to see the difference as well.

On behalf of the entire P.S. 255 family we hope you have a wonderful summer.  We will see you on Thursday, September 7th for the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.

Sincerely,

Iris Nikas

Assistant 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

Check out all the latest information on the Community District 22 Website!

Also check out District 22's Weekly Email Blast!

 

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.

Thank you to Councilman Deutsch!!!

A huge thank you to Councilman Deutsch, who has generously given us additional funding for the 2017-2018 school year! The Councilman has always supported our school and we are truly appreciative of all that he has done for our students!

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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. 

Check out how we include EVERYONE at PS 255!

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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.

PS 255 is Awesome!

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!

Statement on Accessibility

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact amandelbaum@schools.nyc.gov to request assistance.