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Monthly Message From Our Principal, Mrs. McCann
Monthly Message From Our Principal,
It is hard to believe this is the last calendar letter for the 2015-2016 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 6, 2016 our 4th grade students will be taking the written portion of the New York State Science Exam.
Our 5th grade students had a blast at Field Day. Our 2nd, 3rdand 4th graders will be going to Kings Bay Field for their Field days in the beginning of the month. Please be sure that your child wears sunscreen and has water as the weather has been incredibly warm.
As the warm weather is upon us, I ask that you encourage your child to bring in water to drink throughout the day. Students will be able to keep the water on their desks as long as it does not pose a distraction to your child.
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016 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 9, 2016 and Tuesday, June 14, 2016. 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 16th. 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 Parents’ 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 Monday, June 20ththere 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 21st. It is being sponsored by our Parents’ 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 22nd at 8:45 am; Kindergarten on Friday, June 24th at 8:45 am; 5th Grade Final Assembly on Thursday, June 23rd 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 Tuesday, 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 new 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 8th for the first day of the 2016-2017 school year.
P.S. 255 Has Been Selected to Participate in
a State Review for Special Education
February 2, 2016
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.
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