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  • Art Show at PS 207!

    Come one come all!

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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

    TAKE THE 2015 - 2016 NYC SCHOOL SURVEY!
    EVERY YEAR, ALL PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12 TAKE THE NYC SCHOOL SURVEY. THE SURVEY RANKS AMONG THE LARGEST SURVEYS OF ANY KIND EVER CONDUCTED NATIONALLY.
    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.

    PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY BY FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST.
    IF YOU CANNOT FIND YOUR PAPER SURVEY, PLEASE CALL THE SURVEY HOTLINE AT 1-800-690-8603.
    IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL HELP, PLEASE SEE
    BETH ROCCO, YOUR PARENT COORDINATOR
    OR CALL: 718-376-8494 EXT. 1
    YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    PARENTS - TAKE THE SCHOOL SURVEY IN ENGLISH OR CHOOSE ANOTHER LANGUAGE BELOW.
    Take the 2016 NYC School Survey online. The survey is available in all 9 languages.

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Special zoning community outreach meeting

  

NYC School Survey

NYC School Survey

Your School. Your Voice. Take your School Survey by April 5!

Every year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. The 2016-2017 version of the NYC School Survey is aligned to the DOE's Framework for Great Schools and collects important information about a school’s ability to improve student achievement and can support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.

Take the 2017 NYC School Survey

Parents & Guardian Survey

Take the 2017 NYC School Survey online. The survey is available in ten languages. Click the link of the language you're most comfortable answering in.  

 

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The survey deadline is March 31, 2017.

Please complete your survey today!

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.

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!

Monthly Message From Our Principal, Mrs. McCann

Monthly Message From Our Principal, 

Mrs. McCann

March 2017

 Dear Parents and Families:

 It is hard to believe we are already welcoming March. This month is filled with activities throughout the school.

 Our Student Council requested that the 5th grade students, once again, be given the opportunity to play a basketball game against their teachers. The request on behalf of the 5th grade student body has been granted. Our physical education teacher, Ms. Composto, has been assessing our 5th grade students’ skills in basketball in order to select the students that will play in the game. Although all of the students will not be able to play, all of the students will be attending the game against the 5th grade teachers during the school day on Thursday, March 2nd. The students and the teachers are really excited to play against each other. (Please don’t tell the teachers, but I hope the students beat them by a lot!)

 Our Parent Association will be running their annual Book Fair from Tuesday, March 7th through Thursday, March 9th.  The Book Fair will be open for parents during Parent/Teacher Conference Afternoon and Evening for your shopping pleasure.  A book is an ideal gift to give to any child, and one that will long be remembered. 

 Parent/Teacher Evening Conferences will be on Wednesday, March 8th  from 4:30-7:30 PM.  Parent/Teacher Afternoon Conferences will be on Thursday, March 9th  from 12:30-2:30 PM. Children will be dismissed at 11:30 AM. Please note that on these days there are no afterschool programs.  We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. Your child’s report card will not be sent home.  It will be given to you when you meet with the teacher during these conference dates.  Out of classroom providers will also be available to meet with you on Parent/Teacher Conference Evening and Afternoon.

 Our school Science Fair will be held in our gym from Tuesday, March 7th through Thursday,

March 9th from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. For your convenience, the Science Fair will also be open on Parent/Teacher Conference Afternoon and Evening, as well. I hope you will stop by the gym and view all of the children’s projects that will be displayed.

 Please note that Tuesday, March 14th has been scheduled as a non-attendance day for the Prekindergarten Program.  There will be no school for the students in Prekindergarten.

 The Student Council has also requested that Thursday, March 16th be Dress for Success Day. They invite all students to dress as professionals.  We look forward to seeing our children look ready to take on the world.

 Please keep in mind that this year Spring Recess is Monday April 10th – Tuesday, April 18th.  It is important that your child is in school each and every day.  Please make sure vacations take place when school is not in session.

 I am pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Construction Kids in the upcoming months.  They will be visiting the school for in-house trips for all of our classes, in every grade, for approximately 2 hours each.

 The New York State Exams are quickly approaching.  The exam schedule is as follows:

NYS ELA Exams (grades 3-5): March 28th, 29th & 30th

NYS Math Exams (grades 3-5): May 2nd, 3rd & 4th

NYSESLAT Testing:

Speaking: April 10th – May 19th 

Listening, Reading and Writing will take place May 8th – May 19th

 The gates on East 17th Street will be locked during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal, due to the dangerous flow of traffic down East 17th Street.  Our number one priority is the safety of our children and we hope this change will help our students feel safer when entering and exiting our school.

 Parents, please see to it that you pick up your children on time when dismissed from the school day and any afterschool programs.  If students are not picked up on time from afterschool, they will not be eligible to continue in any programs.  If you are unable to pick up your child, please make sure the person(s) picking up your child is on the blue card in the office.  Your child will not be released to anyone that is not on the blue card.

 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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Upcoming Events

  • NYS ELA Test - Grades 3, 4 & 5

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  • P.S. 206, 2200 Gravesend Neck Road, Brooklyn, NY 11229

    CDEC Zoning Community Outreach Meeting

    The Office of District Planning will present an overview on the potential rezoning of P.S. 197, P.S. 206, P.S. 254 and P.S. 255

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  • LAST DAY TO SUBMIT SCHOOL SURVEY

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  • Auditorium

    Classes Pre-K 109 & Pre-K 233 Assembly Performance

    All Parents and Guardians Welcome!

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  • Spring Picture Day

    Please have your order form in by, Thursday, March 30th.

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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!

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