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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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Monthly Message From Our Principal, Mrs. McCann

Monthly Message From Our Principal, 

Mrs. McCann

November 2016
 

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe it is already November.  This year seems to be flying by.  September and October were busy months and I am sure we can expect the same this month.

Our assembly schedule began on Friday, October 21st with classes 3-306 performing.  They put on a wonderful show and I cannot wait for the rest of the classes to perform.  Check monthly calendars to see which classes are performing.  Parents are welcome to attend any and all of our assemblies.  Please do not forget to send your child dressed in dark pants/skirt and white shirt/blouse on these days. 

 Parent/Teacher Conference Evening will be on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:30 – 7:30 P.M.  Parent/Teacher Conference Afternoon will be on, Thursday, November 3rd from 12:30 - 2:30 P.M. All children will be dismissed at 11:30 P.M.  Please make every effort to come up to school to speak with your child’s teacher.  It’s very important to be informed about your child’s academic performance in school.  Report cards will be given directly to the parents at these conferences.  Children will not be bringing them home.

 On Thursday, November 3rd, we will be honoring our “Students of the Month” for the month of October.  If your child comes late to school, doesn’t complete all homework and schoolwork, doesn’t obey the rules and regulations, he/she will not be able to receive this most coveted award.  Please let’s work together so all students may have a chance to be a “Student of the Month.”  Make sure to sit and help your child do his/her homework and stress the importance of good attendance and punctuality.  These elementary years are the best times to get your children on the road to success.

 Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day.  School will be closed on that day, so that our staff may engage in professional development activities.   

 Our afterschool programs for grades 3-5 begins on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  Ms. Ehrlich is our afterschool program coordinator and works extremely hard to provide our students with an afterschool program that addresses the needs of our students.               

 On Friday, November 11th, school is closed in observance of Veteran’s Day.

 Any parent whose child has been late or absent 5 or more times in any marking period must see me during Open School Conference Days.  Together, we will work out a plan to get your child to school on time, and to improve his/her attendance.

 Open School Week begins on Monday, November 14th and ends on Friday, November 18th.  During this week, parents are invited to sit in on their child’s class during the day and watch as lessons are being taught.  You are invited to come to school, based on the following schedule during this week, according to your child’s grade:

Monday, November 14th – Grade 4 and 5 and 106

Tuesday, November 15th – PreK and Kindergarten

Wednesday, November 16th – Grades 2 and 3 and 103A

Thursday, November 17th -Grade 1 and 106A

If there is a problem for you with this schedule, please see me.  Changes will be made, to accommodate your specific need, on a case by case basis.

 Parents, please dress your children appropriately for the weather.  The weather is getting colder, and when we go out during lunch many children do not have appropriate apparel.  Please make sure they have jackets or sweaters with them.

 Please make sure that your child is at school no later than 8:10 A.M. every day.  We have a large number of students arriving late each day.  When a child is late, it disrupts his/her entire day.  It is important to teach the benefits of punctuality to your children.  If your child arrives later than 8:10 A.M. your child is LATE.  You MUST bring your child into the main lobby and sign your child’s name into the LATE LOG BOOK.  If your child is excessively late, the school has the right to ban your child from being “Student of the Month,” Awards Assemblies, Attendance Breakfast and any and all school activities and functions.

 Grade 5 is having their Annual Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 22nd in our gym at 11:00 A.M.  All Kindergartens will be having their Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 22nd in their classrooms. 

 School will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 SAVE THESE DATES: On Thursday, December 1st we will be having our Thirteenth Annual Holiday Crafts Night.  This is a great time to make holiday gifts for loved ones.  On Tuesday, December 13th  we are having our “Winter Concert” in our auditorium.  This is the time to really see your children “shine.”  Tickets are on a first come, first served basis.  Our Junior and Senior chorus will be performing, as well as many other of our very musical and talented children.

 Reminder: Our Winter Recess break is from Monday, December 26th  - Monday, January 2nd.   School resumes on Tuesday, January 3rd.  Please do not extend this holiday break.  For the sake of your child’s academic success he/she needs to be in school each and every day.  

 Please remember to only exit the building through the main door.  All of the doors are alarmed and exiting will set the alarm off when opened.

 Looking forward to meeting and greeting all of the parents during Open School Week.  I want to wish all of our P.S. 255 family a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving holiday.  I feel all of us in America have a lot to be thankful for.

 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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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.

Upcoming Events

  • Pre-K Education in Dance

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  • Class 5-301 Trip to the Whitney Museum

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  • Picture Re-Take Day

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  • 4th Grade - N.D.I.

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  • Safety Meeting

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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!

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!

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